Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach will hold a public hearing on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at town hall, to consider and receive public comment on a resolution to give notice to residents and property owners of the town that the town council proposes to consider the installation of new and enhanced gutters, curbs, and sidewalks on Atlantic Avenue adjacent to 98 South Atlantic Avenue (property owned by Randall and Kelley Gross, and Eugene and Georgene Barber) and immediately adjacent to the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel (property owned by the Bethany Boardwalk Group LLC) as presented in plans submitted by Kercher Engineering Inc. The regular council meeting will follow the hearing, at 2 p.m.

• 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).

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

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15 and will resume May 15, 2016.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach have ended for the season. They will return on May 15, 2016.

South Bethany

• Town Council’s workshop is Thursday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. Agenda includes a conference call with Woods Hole Group regarding the FEMA appeal; public comment; possible vote to development strategy for the appeal, with results prepared for Dec. 11; possible vote to award Bid No. 15-05 (Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection); approval of the FY 2016 Ambulance Service Budge; canal water quality presentation; possible vote on recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee appointed to develop a policy for South Bethany committees.

• Planning Commission meets Friday, Nov. 20, where members will report on their assignments for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan draft.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing on Friday, Nov. 20.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

• The Town website is

Fenwick Island

• Town offices are closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• Charter and Ordinance Committee meets Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m.

• Environmental Committee meets Thursday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m.

• A public hearing will be Friday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m., regarding Chapter 160-2B (Definitions) and Chapter 160-5C(5) (Area Regulations), which requires 600 square feet of land area per one sleeping room for existing hotels/motels, but 1000 square feet for future hotels.

• Town Council’s regular meeting was rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m.

• The Community Holiday Event will be Friday, Dec 11, at 5:30 p.m.

• The Town of Fenwick island website is

Ocean View

• Board of Adjustment meets Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. Agenda includes three applications. Application V-307, submitted by Gregg White on behalf of property owner Effie Sullivant, seeks a variance at 37 N. Primrose Ln.: to allow proposed additions to be within the required 30’ rear yard setback; a proposed attached accessory structure (carport) to be within the required 15’ side yard setback; and a proposed detached accessory structure (garage) to be within the required rear yard setback and within 5’ of another structure (see Article V, §140-28 and §140-32). Application V-313, submitted by the property owners Lynn and Mark Ricker, seeks variances at 30 Kent Avenue: to allow the water’s edge of an existing pool to encroach into the required 25’ front yard setback (see Article IV, §140-25-C(5)(b)[3]); a detached accessory structure (garage) to exceed the maximum height limit of 14’ (see Article V, §140-32); and a driveway to be closer than 5’ to an adjacent property line on property zoned R-1 (see Article XVI, §140-100-D(12)(b)[2] and Article II, §187-10-A). Application V-314, submitted by the property owner TAC Beacon II, LLC, seeks a variance to allow the applicant to erect a sign that exceeds the maximum area square footage, the maximum height and required placement distance from the street line and to have off site signs promoting sale of homes that are not within the Town on property located at Belle Via Way and Woodland Avenue (see Article X, §140-66-B (11) and §140-63-D(2)).

• Town Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

• Town offices are closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• The Town of Millville website is


• The Millsboro town website is located at


• Town Council’s workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.

• Millville’s 3rd Annual Holiday Market will be for Saturday, Dec. 5, at Town Hall and Millville United Methodist Church. More than 25 local vendors will jewelry, scarves, hats, Christmas wreaths, ornaments and more. There will also be children’s activities, treats and lunch.

• Town Council’s regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., starting with a public hearing for Ordinance 16-03, which will remove Special Exceptions requirements from the Town of Millville Code at Chapter 155 at: Article XI Board of Adjustment § 155-58. Special Exceptions. The full text may be examined at Town Hall during normal business hours.

• Items can be donated at Town Hall for Stockings for Soldiers. See Town website for details.

• The Town of Millville website is


• Town Council’s regular meeting is Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Dec. 1.

• Town offices are closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• The Town of Frankford website is


• Town Council’s regular meeting is Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.

• The 55th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade is Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Participants may register online at Santa’s House opens to children at 5:30 p.m.

• The Town of Selbyville website is


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

• Dagsboro Town Council meets Monday, Dec. 14, at the Bethel Center, at 6 p.m.

• The 2nd Annual Dagsboro Christmas Parade takes place Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Rain date is Dec. 11. Learn about participating or sponsoring the event at

• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• The Town of Dagsboro website is

Indian River School District

• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• Committee meetings are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, at Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Futures at 6 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 7 p.m.; and Finance at 8:30 p.m.

• There is no school on Nov. 25 to 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday

• The school district website

Sussex County

• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online The entire council packet is now being made available on Mondays, mid-day, before the weekly Tuesday council meeting.

State of Delaware

As part of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, DelDOT has resumed daytime lane closures, along with overnight lane closures. Motorists are being encouraged to use detour routes to avoid delays.

Overall, the 4-mile-long project includes the reconstruction of Route 26 (Atlantic Avenue) from Clarksville to the Assawoman Canal and will widen the existing two-lane roadway to include two 11-foot travel lanes with 5-foot shoulder/bike lanes and a 12-foot wide continuous shared center left-turn lane. Construction is scheduled to last for at least 2.5 years. George & Lynch is building the 4-plus-mile project from Assawoman Canal in Bethany Beach to St. George’s U.M. Church in Clarksville.

Foul weather, such as rainstorms and blizzards, could push the schedule beyond than the planned September 2016 end date. Regular Route 26 project meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall. The public is being encouraged to attend or to get email updates from DelDOT via the project page for the Route 26 project at For additional Route 26 project information or concerns, residents and businesses can contact Ken Cimino at (302) 616-2621, or or at 17 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, in Ocean View.