The members of Fenwick Island’s new Residential Viewpoint Committee met for the first time this week and laid out its mission statement, which echoes the emphasis on quality of life and a “quiet resort” atmosphere that was the rallying cry of a group of challengers who swept the Town Council…
Fenwick Island’s two new town council members were sworn in on Friday, Sept. 24, bringing the council back to full strength after a month marked by the resignations of two council members, the town manager, the town solicitor and dozens of committee members.
The Fenwick Island Town Council took steps last week to purchase a computer for the Town’s public works department, hire a police department clerk, solve the town’s flooding problems and move its dredging plans forward.
Fenwick Island’s new town council members on Friday, Aug. 27, took to the dais for their first regular council meeting since being elected Aug. 7, and they got right down to business.
After deliberating less than 30 minutes, a state appeals board voted on Wednesday, Aug. 25, to affirm the denial of a variance sought by a Fenwick Island hotel owner for an outdoor pool bar.
Two weeks after a town council election that was swept by four candidates seeking to oust incumbents over a number of ongoing issues in the town, the Fenwick Island Town Council has a new slate of leaders. And now the town manager and town solicitor have both resigned.
Two weeks after a town election that was swept by four candidates seeking to oust incumbents over a number of ongoing town issues, Fenwick Island Town Council has a new slate of leaders. Meanwhile, the Town Manager and Town Attorney have both resigned.
Fenwick Island’s new town council members will be sworn in during a special meeting set for Friday, Aug. 20. The council will also select the Town’s new slate of council officers, including mayor, vice mayor, secretary and treasurer.
An appeal of the decision by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) to deny a variance request for a pool bar at the Fenwick Shores hotel was the subject of a hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Note: this article contains updated information to reflect the posting of a special meeting of the Town Council for Friday, Aug. 20.
Four challengers swept the Fenwick Island Town Council election on Saturday, Aug. 7, defeating four incumbents in a battle that has divided the resort town.
The Coastal Point asked the eight candidates in the upcoming Fenwick Island Town Council election to answer four questions regarding local issues and concerns.Fenwick Island’s municipal election will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Town Hall, 800 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Is…
Fenwick Island’s Board of Elections voted not to take action on a complaint filed by four candidates in the town’s upcoming Town Council election, but the board chairperson said the town may have used poor judgment in one of seven items listed in the complaint.
At a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH) on Saturday, July 24, questions ranged from whether one candidate would be able to respectfully disagree with another council member who happens to be her mother, to how the town should address its flooding issues.
Four candidates running for seats on the Fenwick Island Town Council have filed a seven-point complaint with the Town’s Board of Elections. The charges listed in the complaint, filed July 23, include improper handling of absentee ballots, incomplete explanations of voting regulations and wha…
The Fenwick Island Town Council approved the town’s 2022-fiscal-year budget last week with little fanfare. The budget includes no tax increases nor any new fees.
Six of the eight candidates running for a seat on the Fenwick Island Town Council participated in a candidates forum on Saturday, July 17.
The owner of the Fenwick Shores hotel in Fenwick Island has appealed the May decision of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner to deny a request for a variance for a pool bar atop the hotel.
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event on Saturday, July 17, at 9 a.m. Due to the closure of Fenwick Island Town Hall to the public, the forum will be hosted in the Chamber parking lot, with a rain date to be determined.
With Gov. John Carney’s announcement that COVID-19 restrictions will largely be lifted on July 13, Fenwick Island Town Manager Teresa Tieman told the Fenwick Island Town Council this week that the office staff has been getting “a lot of questions” about whether the Town will continue with sp…
At the request of the Fenwick Island Police Department, the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit on Friday, June 25, was investigating an early-morning shooting incident inside town limits that damaged a home and left a vehicle on fire, with two Maryland men in the custody of O…
The candidates are set for Fenwick Island’s town council election in August. There are four incumbents and four challengers running in this year’s election.
Nearly seven months after a seven-hour public hearing, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has ruled against a Fenwick Island hotel’s request for a variance for an outdoor bar.
Fenwick Island homeowners are voicing opposition to allowing shuttle services to operate in the town, following a request from an area business to provide such a service.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has opted to cancel the town’s annual beach bonfire for the second year in a row, citing concerns about social-distancing enforcement and other concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fenwick Island Mayor Eugene Langan last week expressed disappointment that the replenishment of the town’s beaches has been put on hold for this year.
The developer of the Skipjack wind farm, proposed for construction 19.5 miles off the coast Delaware, has announced that it now plans to have the wind farm up and running by the end of 2026.
Fenwick Island’s Town Council has given its police chief the go-ahead to join a program through which the town could obtain surplus equipment — ranging from socks to vehicles — free of charge.
The Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on Friday, Dec. 4 — which had little on the actual agenda — erupted into a virtual verbal wrestling match between the mayor and a council member over past meeting minutes.
As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, the cleanup of tar balls and oil debris, originally centered around Broadkill Beach, was extended along the shoreline from Bowers Beach to Ocean City, Md.
Days after a marathon Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) hearing on a liquor license for the new Fenwick Shores hotel, the Fenwick Island Town Council continued to hear objections to the way the Town handled the hotel’s construction-related approvals.
After a hearing Tuesday, Oct. 20, that lasted nearly seven hours, the Fenwick Shores hotel in Fenwick Island was granted a liquor license for the bar inside the hotel, while Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Chairman John Cordrey deferred a decision on the hotel’s pool bar.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has voted to prohibit U-turns at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Bayard Street due to concerns about safety of pedestrians.
A Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on Friday, Sept. 25, became heated when Mayor Gene Langan addressed what he said he felt were inappropriate emails sent by Council Member Vicki Carmean.
A group of homeowners have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Fenwick Island regarding the council’s approval of a pool bar at the new hotel on the site of the old Sands Motel.
The former chief of the Fenwick Island Police Department has pleaded guilty to official misconduct and falsifying business records.
Residents of Fenwick Island, during a recent teleconferenced town council meeting, expressed dissatisfaction with a move by the Town’s Building Committee to approve a request from a restaurant for outdoor seating.
Surrounded by family members, as well as police officers from across the state, town employees and town officials, Fenwick Island’s new police chief, John Devlin, took the oath of office in the gazebo at the Fenwick Town Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Former Fenwick Island police chief William Boyden has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts relating to allegedly falsifying records of his firearms certifications while he was police chief.
The Fenwick Island Town Council at its Friday, July 24, meeting voted to reactivate a moratorium on new hotels and motels for two more years. The council also voted to grant a building permit extension to a hotel currently under construction.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control has released the results of a survey that included questions about the possible location of an electrical interconnection facility at Fenwick Island State Park, bringing power from a proposed offshore wind farm, as well…
Fenwick Island has canceled its 2020 town council election, which had been scheduled for Aug. 1. No challengers filed to run in the election, so incumbents Gardner Bunting, Vicki Carmean and Bernie Merritt will retain their seats on the council with new two-year terms.
The Fenwick Island Town Council passed its 2021-fiscal-year budget — with no fee increases — during its regular meeting on Friday, June 26.
As state officials moved toward the reopening of businesses and relaxing restrictions on beaches, Fenwick Island officials discussed details of the how the town will proceed into the summer months at the Friday, May 22, Town Council meeting.
Referring to the town’s COVID-9 policy for its employees, Fenwick Island Town Manager Terry Tieman said at a March 27 Town Council meeting “this is a policy I thought I’d never have to adopt.”
Fenwick Island homeowners brought concerns about a proposed pool bar in the new hotel being built in the town, as the Town Council held its first meeting by conference call since state-ordered restrictions on meetings went into place as safety measures in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus.