Frankford


Frankford continues to discuss audit, Mountaire well permits

Although the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts released a report on its inspection of the Town of Frankford’s financials, the town council and some citizens are dissatisfied with the findings.

Property owner Kathy Murray told...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:26am

Frankford appeals Mountaire well permit approval

Earlier this month, the Town of Frankford filed a statement of appeal to the State’s Environmental Appeals Board following the decision of Delaware Department of Natural Resources Secretary David Small related to well permits issued to Mountaire...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:45am

After months of review, auditor releases report on Frankford

Last week, the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts released its report on the inspection of the Town of Frankford.

“In general, the Town of Frankford continues to lack processes to provide assurances about the accuracy and...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:10am

Investigation finds Frankford financial procedures lacking

Frankford Town Council members have expressed by letter and in comments at the council’s regular August council meeting that they are “disappointed” in the state auditor’s report on its investigation into town finances.

The council...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:39am

Frankford approves subdivision after scrambling for quorum

An atypical Planning & Zoning meeting was held in the Town of Frankford on July 6, planned to review two applications — one for a temporary office building, the other a minor subdivision.

The meeting started almost 30 minutes late, as...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:17am

Frankford Town Council discusses budget shortfall

The Town of Frankford held its first public hearing for the 2017-fiscal-year budget on June 2.

Property owner Kathy Murray, who sat on the Budget Committee, reported to the council that the group met nine times, and had met with each...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:28am

BREAKING NEWS: OVPD seeks drug suspect after he flees on foot from traffic stop

The Ocean View Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Jamar A. Manuel of Frankford, after he allegedly fled on foot from police when stopped for driving on a suspended/revoked license.

According to the...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:57am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Beyond books: Frankford library wins for innovation

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Frankford Public Library staffers, from left, Trina Coyle, Cindy Givens, director Rachel Wackett and Jessica Bowman gather to celebrate their recent award.The Frankford Public Library staff is working to reduce...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:37am

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival set for May 21 in Frankford

Event featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist to benefit Delaware Wild Lands

Grammy-nominated musician Courtney Hartman will headline the Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival in Sussex County on May 21. In addition to her solo career, Hartman is also...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:26am

Warchol to leave Frankford PD

Having just celebrated his one-year anniversary as chief of police for the Town of Frankford, Michael Warchol announced to the town council on Monday, May 2, that he would be leaving the post.

“I am going to be leaving. My wife has...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:10am

J.P. Court to leave Frankford, police officer resigns

Next year, Justice of the Peace Court 1—Criminal, Truancy will move out of its Frankford location. Town Councilman Marty Presley said the Town had been told the Court would not be renewing its lease, which ends in January 2017.

“Council...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:09am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Frankford Town Council votes to settle Truitt lawsuit

The Frankford Town Council has voted to settle a lawsuit brought by former town administrator Terry Truitt for part of her back vacation and sick time.

“It’s a very emotional, touchy issue, because we all have our personal opinions about...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:23pm

Frankford faces suit from former admin

At the Feb. 1 Frankford Town Council meeting, Councilman Marty Presley announced that the Town was facing a lawsuit filed by its former administrator, Terry Truitt.

“She’s suing for 100 percent of her back vacation and sick time,” said...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:19am

Davis, Presley, Ash to serve in Frankford

The citizens of the Town of Frankford made their votes count this week, in an election held on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Voters re-elected incumbent Pam Davis to her seat for a new two-year term, with a total of 65 votes. Marty Presley — who was...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:14am

Frankford candidates get in the last word before election

Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Frankford Town Council in the Feb. 6 election. Voters will choose between incumbents Pamela Davis and Marty Presley, and challengers Dawn Beck and former councilman Edward “Skip” Ash.

Polls...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:57pm

Frankford officials continue to discuss charter changes

The Town of Frankford’s Charter Committee will meet next Tuesday to continue discussions on updating the Town’s charter.

Recently appointed Councilman Greg Welch said at the Feb. 1 council meeting that the committee met twice in January...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:54pm

Frankford council appoints Welch to vacant seat

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Greg Welch was sworn in to the Frankford Town Council by Mayor Joanne Bacon last week.Frankford resident Greg Welch was appointed to the Frankford Town Council at a special meeting held last week.

Welch and...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:26am

New playground centers on fun, learning and safety

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: TOTS children sing a thank-you song at the ribbon-cutting on Jan. 19.These 4-year-olds don’t care that they’re learning motor skills or socialization. They’re just excited to play on their new playground equipment at...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:39am

Frankford’s Presley gives State of the Town address

At the Jan. 4 Frankford Town Council meeting, Councilman Marty Presley opened up the session by giving a “state of the town” address, focusing on some of the positives in town.

“We’ve gone through several council members; we’ve gone...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:32am

Frankford continues discussion on water tower, access

The Town of Frankford is still considering how to address its water tower and providing citizens with access to water, following the council’s monthly workshop on Jan. 4.

At the meeting, Town Engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS said he had...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:06am

Frankford seeking three candidates in upcoming election

The Town of Frankford is seeking candidates for its February town council election, as the seats currently filled by Charles Shelton, Pam Davis and Marty Presley have terms that are set to expire.

The Town’s annual election is scheduled...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 9:34am

Frankford trying to iron out water coverage, speeders

The residents of the Delaware Avenue Association are still hoping to connect to the Town of Frankford’s water system.

At the town council’s monthly meeting on Dec. 7, Wesley Hayes Jr. of the Delaware Avenue Association asked the council if...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 9:32am

Carpenter resigns from Frankford council

In its ongoing struggle to maintain a full council, the Town of Frankford is once again down a councilperson, after the resignation of Elizabeth Carpenter, who was serving as council president, on Friday, Dec. 11.

Councilwoman Joanne Bacon...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 6:50am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Frankford holiday lighting set for Saturday

Frankford has hung the holly and decked the halls for the first annual Lighting of the Park on Saturday, Nov. 28. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m., with the tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The holiday event aims to build holiday and...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:01am

With Christmas coming, Frankford revives town pride

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The only time Charlie Brown (Michael Wolfe) ever caught the football (‘Scout’ the dog), as Lucy (Alison) pulls young Woodstock (Liam) and Snoopy (Dean), during the Frankford Halloween Parade and Fall?Festival this...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:52am

Frankford discusses annexation, election

The Town of Frankford recently discussed the possibility of annexing land west of Route 113, where a developer hopes to build a commercial center.

“I know some of you haven’t been on council very long,” said Kyle Gulbronson of the Town’s...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:51am

Frankford Fall Festival offering family fun on Saturday

Family fun can be had this Halloween by visiting Frankford for its revived Frankford Fall Festival.

Organized by the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company, the Town of Frankford and the Frankford Public Library, along with the United Methodist...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:37am

Seaford man, 20, killed in crash near Frankford

Delaware State Police this week were continuing their investigating a fatal crash that occurred last week just outside Frankford.

The incident, which occurred around 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 7, involved a 17-year-old Frankford boy who was driving...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:20am

Frankford discusses audit, water

The Town of Frankford will be receiving a forensic audit, according to Councilman Marty Presley, who made the announcement at the Town’s monthly council meeting earlier this week.

“The good news is, we’re higher on the [Delaware State...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:25am

Public workshop planned for Oct. 14 for Route 113 bypass update

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will present to area residents an update on the U.S. Route 113 North/South Study for the Millsboro South area at a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

‘We’ve come a long way’

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Community Lutheran Church just outside of Frankford celebrates 20 years bringing the Word to the area.Twenty is the special number for Community Lutheran Church, just outside of Frankford. This weekend, the church...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:10am

Frankford discusses external audit, town vacancies

The Frankford Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, at which point Councilman Marty Presley stated that he would be submitting a formal request on behalf of the Town, to the State of Delaware’s Audit Committee, to...

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:10am

Frankford pushes on with appointments

The Town of Frankford held a “special emergency meeting” on Saturday, Sept. 5.

According to Delaware Code Chapter 100, §10004(e)(1), an emergency meeting could be called, “for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:11am

Another significant resignation comes down in Frankford

Terry Truitt, who served as the Town of Frankford’s town administrator for nearly 15 years, resigned on Sept. 2.

“I wanted to leave on my terms,” said Truitt of her departure, “It was a compilation of a couple of different things. The...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:10am

Validity of Frankford council appointments uncertain

The Frankford Town Council held a second special meeting last week in order to appoint residents to the Town’s two vacant council seats.

On Aug. 3 Jesse Truitt resigned during the town’s monthly council meeting. His departure was followed...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:14am

Propane fumes escape Frankford train — no leak

Downtown Frankford was briefly stuck behind an emergency perimeter on Tuesday, Aug. 25, due to a potential propane leak on the railroad track that runs through the town.

Just before 11 a.m., the Frankford Fire Company responded to the...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:01am

Frankford still down two council members

Following the resignation of two council members this month, the Town of Frankford was unable to come to a unanimous decision as to who should fill the seats earlier this week.

A special meeting was called by the council following...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:31am

Deacons dig in to serve Lutheran community

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Called to serve, deacons Dave Pittinger, left, and Jim Gelato, right, took a unique leadership role at Community Lutheran Church.

When two men in their 60s got a urge to serve, they showed up with a gusto...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:01am

Melson next to resign from Frankford council

On Tuesday morning, Frankford Town Councilwoman Velicia Melson resigned from the council, after serving the Town for just five months.

“After much consideration, I have decided to remove myself from Town Council, effective immediately,”...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:02am

Truitt resigns from council

Town still seeking solicitor

Jesse Truitt resigned from the Frankford Town Council this week, following a discussion regarding hiring a new town solicitor and issues of conflict-of-interest that involved both the hiring of the solicitor and...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:40am

Frankford approves budget, continues tower discussion

The Town of Frankford this week approved its 2016-fiscal-year budget, after some confusion.

Resident Greg Welch asked why the line item “operating transfer” for $29,210 was listed as going out of both the proposed General Fund Budget...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:09am

Frankford discusses refreshed bids for water tower care

The Town of Frankford held a workshop earlier this month to discuss the repair of its 125,000-gallon elevated water tower.

“We have to do something,” said Council President Joanne Bacon at a June 15 workshop. “The main thing is how are we...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:07am

Libraries serving children free meals all summer

This summer, all local children are being invited to eat free meals at the Selbyville and Frankford public libraries, no questions asked.

“It will help to fill the gap with food insecurity throughout the summer,” said Frankford Public...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:50am

Frankford teen wins state’s Youth Fishing Tournament

Warm breezes and sun after a light morning shower greeted 175 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 6, at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in the tournament were...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:22am

FlutterBy House celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting

Coastal Point • Submitted: FlutterBy House held it’s ribbon-cutting event on Friday, May 15. The new store is located at 31854 James Lowe Road.Vine’s Creek Nursery is bringing big changes to its Frankford location. Its new building, the FlutterBy...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:23am

Frankford discusses water tower, town hall hours

The Frankford Town Council this week discussed painting its water tower. At their June 1 meeting, the council reviewed two estimates for repainting the water tower, with the estimated cost ranging from $113,000 to $195,000.

“Our main...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:19am