Town of Frankford, Delaware
Town council meetings:
Town Council 2011-2012
The Frankford Town Council met on Monday, Nov. 18, after a six-week hiatus focusing much of its discussion on holiday decorating — both that done by the Town and by its residents. That included a decision to cancel the Town’s annual holiday decorating competition.
“You’ve got a lot of expenses,” said Town Administrator Terry Truitt. “[The issue] is going to go on every year.”
In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.
“Welcome to the new Frankford Public Library,” director Liz Hamilton told dozens of well-wishers at the sunny Nov. 2 ribbon cutting of the new library building.
The Delaware State Police have arrested three teens involved in a home invasion-style robbery that occurred last Thursday near Frankford.
Around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 two masked suspects entered a residence located in Upland Court where they confronted a 35-year-old male victim in the bathroom.
This weekend, Roots Landscaping & Garden Center near Selbyville will be celebrating its 10th year offering a free pumpkin-carving event to the community.
Upgrades to Frankford Public Library can probably be described in one word: “Space,” said director Liz Hamilton. “Wide open spaces.”
The Frankford Town Council at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, voted to move the town’s official trick-or-treating hours to Halloween itself this year.
Last week, the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Delaware State Police, executed a search warrant for a home on Burton Farm Road, the residence of 27-year-old Zachary E. Hammond.
A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through southern Sussex County.
A special focus on good health will return to Frankford at the free annual community health fair on Saturday, Oct. 5. Beebe Medical Center will come to the Frankford Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day to serve free food and offer health screenings for everyone.
Services include flu shots, HIV testing, and bone density, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index readings.
Frankford Town Council Vice-President Ron Atherton stepped down from his position on the council at their Sept. 9 meeting.
“The time has come for me to step aside,” Atherton said. “I’ll be 80 years old at my next birthday. It’s time for me to go fishing!”
The former council president thanked the residents for reelecting him and the council for serving with him.
Frankford citizens are still straining under the restrictions of the revised town council protocol of “citizen’s privilege” that now only allows them to speak on issues already appearing on the official meeting agenda. Residents Jerry Smith and Dora Bell both asked the council at their Aug.
In less than two weeks, 15 children between the ages of 6 and 18, from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, all of whom have sustained serious burns, will travel to Camp Barnes to participate in the Delaware Burn Camp.
More than 50 athletes recently attended the 13th Annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp at Camp Barnes in Frankford.
For many locals and visitors, it’s not truly summer at the beach unless they’ve headed out to Bennett Orchards to pick their own peaches straight from the tree.
Kids can stay busy for at least one week this summer as Community Lutheran Church in Frankford offers a free day camp from Monday to Friday, July 29 to Aug. 2. Spots are still available.
On July 10, after 140 days of hospitalization, Adley Paige Gajdos was finally able to come home to Frankford with her parents.
Delaware State Police this week were still looking for the suspect in a June 27 home-invasion robbery near Frankford.
During the school year, Molly Abbott doesn’t just teach. She helps to build a sense of community at John M. Clayton Elementary School, where she was named the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014.
This summer is the first time that Bennett Orchards is able to share their new blueberry crop with the public.
Frankford’s June town council meeting was brief this week, ending in just a half-hour. The June 3 meeting started off on shaky footing, with resident Greg Welch wanting to speak during the citizen’s privilege section about water rates, which wasn’t posted as an agenda item. Per the council’s newly adopted policy, citizens of Frankford are only supposed to speak about posted agenda items during citizen’s privilege.
Modern technology has changed the way people search for jobs. But people can have their job hunting questions answered Monday, June 10, at Indian River School District’s Parent Center, when the Goodwill Job Resource Center will host a free walk-in workshop on the online job application process at the Parent Center in Frankford.
On Friday, May 17, from 6 to 11 p.m. a pig pickin’, steamed shrimp and cold beer fundraiser will be held to benefit local firefighters Matt and Kristen Gajdos, whose twins were born in February, 14 weeks premature.
Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.
Every year is a gamble for farmers, as lifelong farmer Chad Mitchell can attest.