Date Published: 
October 14, 2016

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at town hall, to discuss and vote on an application submitted by Candy Kitchen for new signage for the existing business located at 100 Garfield Parkway in the C-1 zoning district, requesting approval of lit channel letters on a pink metal background wall sign and a lit circular sign (both signs will replace existing signs).

• The Bethany Beach Town Council held a public hearing on Sept. 19 on proposed new design criteria for residential building (“bulk density”) in the R-1 and R-1B Zoning Districts. For more information on the proposal, go to

• The Town of Bethany Beach is asking citizens to take a survey regarding specific design elements for the proposed “Central Park,” to be completed before Sept. 30, with no more than two submitted per residence. The survey is available online at

The public can view on the Town website the presentation by Oasis Design Group to the Bethany Beach Town Council, soliciting input for preliminary concept development for the features and organization of “Central Park,” at the intersection of Routes 1 and 26. The URLs for the four presentation segments are (and 31, 32 and 33).

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15 and will return on May 15, 2017.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30 and will resume on May 15, 2017.

• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast, with video, over the Internet via the Town’s website at, under Live-Audio Broadcasts. Both meetings are at town hall.

South Bethany

• The Traffic Committee was set to meet Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., starting with a public hearing on Ordinance 184-16; introduction of the new police officer; discussion of the annual financial audit; a possible vote on the Center for the Inland Bays closeout of the York Canal oyster gardens/floating wetlands and relocation; a possible vote to respond to the 2015 Survey result for improved lighting on Canal Drive by sending a survey to owners living near potential lighting placement; a third reading and possible vote to adopt Ordinance 182-16 to amend Town Code, Chapter 50, Bulkheads, to regulate the height of boat docks, to permit the installation of Modular Floating Docking Systems and to clarify violations and appeals; a third reading and possible vote to adopt Ordinance 184-16 to amend the Town Code, Chapter 145, Zoning, to increase the maximum height of houses from 32 feet to 33 feet and allow house elevations to be measured from either the center line of the road and the base flood elevation in the AE and AO Zones.

• The town council’s next workshop is Thursday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m.

• A Pot Luck Dinner and Halloween Party will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, sponsored by Communications & Public Relations Committee.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing on Friday, Oct. 14.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

• A pot luck dinner and Halloween party will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at town hall, sponsored by the Communications & Public Relations Committee.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach will end Oct. 15 and will resume May 15, 2017.

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at

Fenwick Island

• The Environmental Committee was set to meet Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m.

• The Planning Commission meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes a review of notes from the public workshop, liaison reports and a future public workshop.

• The Business Development Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

• The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market has closed for the season.

• Recycling is collected every Friday from May to September.

• The new Fenwick Island town website is located at

• The Town of Fenwick Island is now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at town hall.

• The Ocean View Police Department will hold the second annual Cops & Goblins event in John West Park from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30, when families will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat in a safe environment while meeting local law enforcement officials.

• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at

• The Ocean View town website is located at


• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is set for for Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• The Millsboro Town Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

• The Millsboro town website is located at


• The Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church.

• There will be no town council election this year. All three incumbents re-filed for their seats, with no challengers.

• The Town of Dagsboro website is at


• Frankford’s Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with registration at town hall for the costume contest. Lineup for judging begins at 11 a.m., with the parade to Frankford Town Park beginning at 11:30 a.m. The festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m., and includes face-painting, a hay ride, pumpkin painting and more. “Hotel Transylvania II” will play in the park at 7 p.m. following trick-or-treating. Families are being encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for the screening.

• The Town of Frankford’s official trick-or-treating hours are between 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Oct. 18.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The town council’s next regular meeting is Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Oct. 26.

• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month. Households may put out one bulk item, such as a television, each month.

• The Town website is at

Indian River School District

• The IRSD Parent Center will host two college scholarship workshops: FAFSA Submission Workshop for Seniors on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Indian River High School’s computer lab and the College Scholarship Workshop & Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at IRHS. Parents or students should register online at or by calling (302) 732-1522.

• The IRSD Board of Education will meet Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School. The School Safety Committee will meet at 6 p.m. for northern schools.

• The first marking period ends Friday, Nov. 4.

• There will also be no school for students Nov. 7-11, for Election Day, Return Day and teacher in-service, and no school Nov. 23-25, for Thanksgiving.

• Committee meetings are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, at the Indian River School District Educational Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7:30 p.m.

• A public referendum is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 22, to address a current-expense issue. The vote will be on a proposed 49-cent increase per $100 of property tax assessment. The district will host a series of public meetings to highlight the current expense referendum: Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School; Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Millsboro Middle School; Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Selbyville Middle School; Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Sussex Central High School; Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School; Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Georgetown Middle School; and Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at North Georgetown Elementary School.

• The Indian River School District’s Special Education Task Force will host parent focus group meetings on Wednesdays, Nov. 30, at Selbyville Middle School; Feb. 8, 2017, at Georgetown Middle School; and March 22, 2017, at Millsboro Middle School. All of the meetings are at 6 p.m.

• The school district website is

• The district website is at

Sussex County

• The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.

• The Sussex County Board of Adjustment will meet on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

• Sussex County Council will not meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online at

State of Delaware

• DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will make a public informational presentation on Delaware’s revised beach regulations Oct. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

The Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will outline recent revisions made to the Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches (which went into effect Aug. 11). Topics to be presented include: a history of coastal storms and erosion that have impacted Delaware, and the importance of beaches and dune systems for their protective and recreational benefits; a brief history of the Beach Preservation Act and the state’s beach regulations; building line maps; 2016 revisions to the Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches, including: The Regulated Area, Substantial Damage, Substantially Improved, The Four-Step Process, Cantilevered Decks, and Temporary Structures; and new application forms for Letters of Approval and Permits.

The presentation is designed to provide the public, local construction-industry professionals and local and county officials with information about revisions made to the regulations. Registration is required for the event, as seating is limited. Attendees may register online at or call Coleen Ponden of the Shoreline & Waterway Management Section at (302) 739-9921. If registration fills, a second presentation may be scheduled at a future date.