Following more than an hour of discussion, and strong objections to the proposed 2-cent tax increase from two members of the town council and a few residents, the Ocean View Town Council this week approved the Town’s 2022-fiscal-year operating budget on a 3-2 vote.
Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin informed the town council this week that Officer Troy Bowden, who has been an officer at the police department six years, had resigned to accept a position as a state trooper with the Delaware State Police.
Ocean View Mayor John Reddington and town officials have been congratulating the Ocean View Police Department and sending e-mails praising Chief Kenneth McLaughlin and his force for being named a 2020 Gold Level Law Enforcement Agency by the Lexipol Law Enforcement Advisory Council.
The Ocean View Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Kenneth McLaughlin, on March 31 received notice of its recognition as a 2020 Gold Level Law Enforcement agency from the Lexipol Law Enforcement Advisory Council. The Lexipol Connect Customer Recognition Program recognizes agenci…
The town of Ocean View is only about 1 square mile, but despite its size, it is popular and vibrant, with seasonal and holiday events that draw thousands from around the region — and a bright future.
At the request of Millville Volunteer Fire Company Chief Guy Rickards, the Ocean View Town Council this week unanimously approved an $80,000 grant for the purchase of a new boat and for upgraded firefighter gear.
The first candidate has filed for the District 4 seat on the Ocean View Town Council being vacated by Councilman Bert Reynolds, who is not seeking a second term.
A proposed 2-cent property tax increase (per $100 of assessed value) was discussed by the Ocean View Town Council during the first work session on the 2022-fiscal-year budget, on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin said he was pleased to tell the Ocean View Town Council that the town has again been named the safest municipality in Delaware — the third consecutive year it has received the designation.
A fitness area at John West Park in Ocean View, with equipment spread throughout the expanse, is expected to be in place by the end of summer.
The arduous process of getting accredited is going smoothly for the Ocean View Police Department, pleasing OVPD Chief Kenneth McLaughlin, who said it could be completed this summer.
Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin, during his monthly report to the Ocean View Town Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 12, meeting, said a newly hired officer has been sworn in.
The Ocean View Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, was canceled due to lack of agenda items that required attention, according to Town Manager Carol Houck.
Members of the Cats Around Town Society (CATS) held a peaceful rally opposing the Town of Ocean View's new ordinance that increases the fine for feeding or harboring feral cats, and the group agreed to collect signatures on a petition they will present to the town council.
In response to an ordinance passed by the Ocean View Town Council last month, the non-profit group Cats Around Town Society (CATS) will host a peaceful march at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, in front of the Town’s administrative offices on Central Avenue.
Tentative holiday events, including a tree-lighting at John West Park and bell choir performance projected on an inflatable screen, were approved by the Ocean View Town Council at their Tuesday, Oct. 13, meeting.
Following a letter from Ocean View officials regarding cooperation between the two towns in a number of areas, including investment in “public safety,” the Millville Town Council, at a Tuesday, Sept. 22, workshop meeting, said they need more data before responding.
The fine for feeding or harboring non-domesticated dogs or feral cats in Ocean View was increased from $25 to $100 by the Ocean View Town Council at their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting.
Ocean View was named the safest town in Delaware again this year, prompting Mayor John Reddington to respond to Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin’s e-mail announcing the honor by replying, “Congratulations, Chief! Another great year for you and your team of officers. Keep up the good work. We …
The Ocean View Town Council, by unanimous vote at their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting, renewed the Town’s franchise agreement with Mediacom — a move that will, within the next couple of months, give residents a government-access channel. The channel number has not yet been announced.
Within the next couple of months, Ocean View residents will be able to get updates about local matters, and watch town council meetings, on a new government-access channel, due to a franchise agreement between the Town and Mediacom.
Cops & Goblins, Ocean View’s popular Halloween event, and the second annual Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus, but a socially-distanced tree-lighting ceremony will be planned.
Several Ocean View residents pounced on the opportunity to discuss how feral cats should be controlled in the town, with suggestions ranging from forming controlled colonies to euthanizing the animals.
Town Manager Carol Houck, at the Tuesday, Aug. 11, Ocean View Town Council meeting, read an e-mail of appreciation from a resident of the Savannah’s Landing community, thanking town staff for quickly arriving after the tropical storm on Tuesday, Aug. 4, knocked down trees and large branches.
Former Ocean View mayor Walter Curran was honored for his service by Mayor John Reddington, who succeeds him, during the Tuesday, July 14, Ocean View Town Council meeting. Shaking hands with Reddington, Curran said he had submitted written remarks when he left office, so he wasn’t going to m…
In an effort to attract more residents to serve on boards and committees, Ocean View officials will place information booths at local events, advertise in the newspaper and post a link on the Town website so those interested can apply more quickly.
The Ocean View Town Council, at its Tuesday, June 9, meeting, conducted by Zoom video-conferencing, finalized Town Manager Carol Houck’s recommendation to keep existing street lights on Ogre Drive that some residents complain are too bright.
When Ocean View’s new mayor, John Reddington, asked outgoing Mayor Walter Curran what was involved in the position, Curran, in his unruffled manner, told him there were a couple meetings every month and a few checks to sign.
The ink has finally dried on a police partnership between the Towns of South Bethany and Ocean View. Both town councils have approved a mutual-aid memorandum-of-understanding that will allow police officers to provide rapid assistance to each other without having to be dispatched by SUSCOM 9…
The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday, April 14 — meeting by video conference on the platform Zoom, due to coronavirus restrictions — welcomed new Mayor John Reddington.
Delmarva Power & Light has been given permission to run electric lines under Whites Creek in Ocean View. This additional line will create a looped circuit, which will help prevent power outages in the area.
The Ocean View Town Council, at its Tuesday, March 10, meeting, passed on first reading an ordinance to amend the town code concerning stray dogs and feral cats.
On April 28, the Town of Ocean View will get a new mayor, when John Reddington is sworn in and current Mayor Walter Curran completes the end of his second term. Reddington was the only candidate to file to run for mayor in Ocean View this year, so he'll take office without the need for a may…
Officials at the Delaware Transit Corporation (DART) are studying the possibility of adding a bus line that serves Ocean View, looking at potential ridership, as well as areas in town where a bus could safely stop for passengers to board and disembark.
West Avenue in Ocean View will be closed just north of Church Avenue, at the entrance to the new Stingray Harbor residential community, for approximately three days, on March 17, 18 and 19.
History abounds in Southern Sussex County, made by visionaries, hard-working men and women with the will to succeed as they built a rich legacy.
The Delaware Transit Corporation will host a public hearing and workshop at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Georgetown Public Library, to present information and accept public comment on proposed changes to statewide bus service. The changes will be effective on Sunday, May 17.
No one in the audience of about 20 people on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 25, commented on the Town of Ocean View’s $4.6 million proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year, even though Council Vice President Tom Maly, filling in for the vacationing Mayor Walt Curran, was required to leave the …
The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View is gearing up for summer with a new schedule of dates and times when visitors can see the fruit of the labor of the Ocean View Historical Society. The society is in the midst of developing a cohesive historical complex where visitors can see a…
The 12th Annual Artisans Fair will be held on Saturday, May 25, at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View. The fair, which will feature artisans indoors and outdoors, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an outside farmers’ market operating from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mandated by Delaware state code, all municipal governments must develop and regularly update a “road map for the future” through a Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).
Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of Ocean View to the best of my abilities.”
One driving down Magnolia Street in Bear Trap may easily miss a wooded area with a small concrete block building with a big history, but the community’s homeowners’ association is working to change that.
In the past, the Town of Ocean View marked the celebration of Arbor Day with the simple planting of a tree. This year, however, the Town is stepping the celebration up a few notches.
Ocean View resident Bruce White will serve as the District 1 representative on the Ocean View Town Council following the Town’s annual election on Saturday, April 13.