After discussing yet another version of proposed changes to parking regulations for the town’s businesses, the Fenwick Island Town Council has sent the issue back to the Charter & Ordinance Committee for review.

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Fenwick Island business owners kept up their objections to proposed changes in commercial parking regulations during a one-hour public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

After two postponements of its regular December, Fenwick Island’s Town Council continues to tackle issues the town’s leaders see as key to maintaining the town’s quality of life.

A proposed ordinance change in Fenwick Island, which would require businesses to provide more parking spaces, has a number of town businesses uniting in their opposition to the change.

Businesses owners in Fenwick Island are voicing opposition to an effort by the Fenwick Island Town Council to change parking requirements for commercial properties in the resort town.

A state Chancery Court ruling has overturned an earlier court recommendation that Fenwick Island’s ban on low-speed vehicles is in conflict with state law.

Parking and traffic, in all its forms, continue to be a topic of discussion in Fenwick Island, taking up much of the town council’s recent meeting.

The Fenwick Island Town Council has voted to wait until December to attempt a second reading on an ordinance that would double the number of parking spaces required for some businesses.

Proposed changes to Fenwick Island’s off-street parking regulations will come before the town council again on Friday, Sept. 23, following a second public hearing and a committee meeting last month during which business owners expressed concerns about the changes.

The owner of the site of the former Dairy Queen restaurant in Fenwick Island has filed a lawsuit against the Town, seeking action by the Town on a site plan for improvements to the property that would include enlarging the existing second floor.

Fenwick Island property owners will get another chance to weigh in on proposed changes to parking requirements for businesses that would be in place under certain circumstances.

The Fenwick Island Town Council is set to hold a second reading and possible vote this week on several proposed ordinances, including a proposed hotel moratorium, a ban on the use of shuttles in the town and an ordinance that business owners say will have a severe impact on them because it w…

Fenwick Island’s outgoing mayor, Vicki Carmean, passed the figurative torch to her own daughter on Monday, Aug. 15, as Natalie Magdeburger accepted the nomination to the Town’s top leadership position.

Two incumbents and one newcomer received top vote totals in Fenwick Island’s town council election on Saturday, Aug. 6, according to final results certified by the Town’s Board of Elections on Monday, Aug. 8.

Five candidates are vying for three positions on the Fenwick Island Town Council in this year’s election, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fenwick Island Town Hall, 800 Coastal Highway.

The Fenwick Island Town Council has sent a proposed ordinance regarding parking regulations back to the Charter & Ordinance Committee for further discussion following a public hearing during which business owners voiced their opposition to the proposed changes.

Some 20 years after she was first elected to the Fenwick Island Town Council and one year after becoming mayor, Vicki Carmean is stepping down.

The disappearance of campaign signs for three Fenwick Island Town Council candidates from a residential property last week brought conflicting accounts as to what happened and had Fenwick Police Chief John Devlin declaring, “We need this to stop.”

A Chancery Court judge has recommended a temporary restraining order be issued regarding the Town of Fenwick Island’s recently passed ban on low-speed vehicles on town streets.

Fenwick Island residents had a chance last week to hear from the five candidates vying for three seats on the town council, on topics ranging from wind farms to sidewalks, during a forum sponsored by the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH).

The Fenwick Island Society of Homeowner (FISH) is hosting a candidates’ forum on Saturday, July 9, for the five candidates seeking election to the town council, battling for three seats.

Lack of sufficient parking for Fenwick Island businesses has become a priority issue in the town, and the town council is considering asking the Charter and Ordinance Committee to draft a change in town regulations that would allow businesses to share their parking lots with each other.

Fenwick Island’s Town Council has reinstated a moratorium on new hotel construction, extending the ban that first took effect in 2016.

Five candidates have filed for three open seats on Fenwick Island’s town council in the upcoming election in August. The candidates were announced and certified by the Board of Elections and a special meeting of the town council immediately after the passing of the filing deadline on Wednesd…

A state Superior Court judge has denied a request by a Fenwick Island hotel owner to overturn the decision of the Alcohol Beverage Control Appeals Commission regarding a proposed cocktail bar by the hotel’s rooftop outdoor pool.

The Fenwick Island Town Council, at its Friday, May 27, meeting moved forward new and revised regulations dealing with topics ranging from dumpsters to shuttles.

Fenwick Island Police Department Cpl. Christopher Story was backing into his driveway in Seaford after working the midnight shift when he heard the call from the emergency services dispatcher: “Officer down.”

Having recently completed beach nourishment projects in five Delaware Bay beach communities, DNREC this week began the next phase of restoring parts of Delaware’s coastline, including the beaches that experienced widespread erosion and damage from a May nor’easter.

In a move meant to encourage the preservation of what remains of its original “cottage” homes, Fenwick Island’s Town Council approved two amendments to its zoning code last week.

Fenwick Island might not have “a long and winding road” within its one-mile-long town limits, but the Beatles’ song aptly describes the efforts to bring sidewalks to its main thoroughfare, Coastal Highway.

The Fenwick Island Town Council has approved the purchase of new sound equipment for the town meeting room to help make meetings more accessible by those attending the meetings remotely.

The Fenwick Island Town Council on Friday, March 4, approved a resolution requesting that a federal agency that issues licenses for offshore wind farms require that wind turbines be placed at least 30 miles from the shoreline.

During a four-hour meeting on Friday, March 4, the Fenwick Island Town Council approved four amendments to the town code, including one that prohibits the use of “low-speed vehicles” (LSVs) within town limits.

Fenwick Island’s Comprehensive Planning Commission met last week to lay the groundwork for its review of the town’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan, which is the blueprint for development and quality of life issues in the town.

The Fenwick Island Police Department has begun to give its seven-vehicle fleet a new, more visible design. Police Chief John Devlin, pictured with the department’s recently decaled 2022 Ford Explorer, said the new look is a result of input from town residents who felt the vehicles needed mor…

Is New Year’s Eve a holiday? That is the question plaguing Fenwick Island in the first days of 2022, following an accusation by a former Fenwick Island town council member that a Town official improperly ordered construction workers to pack up and go home on Dec. 31, 2021.

Another Fenwick tradition returning this year is the Fenwick Freeze — the Jan. 1 event in which participants begin the new year with a dunk in the frigid ocean water. Fenwick Islanders will take to the water around 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Day-of registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

In 2005, a young couple, Ronni and Matt, working in the Bethany area, met and started finding common ground. They lived in Maryland, but played on the Fenwick Beaches, where Ronni’s parents lived — life was good.

Pat Schuchman’s husband described her first week on the job as a “baptism by fire” and he wasn’t far off. There was no fire, but there was a pandemic. Then came the flood.