Millsboro council gets police updates, talks town events

In case of after-hours emergencies, the Millsboro Police Department is asking businesses to provide additional contact information.

Sometimes when an alarm goes rings, or during other emergencies, MPD doesn’t always know who to call during nights and weekends, Lt. Brian Calloway told the Millsboro Town Council on Nov. 3.

The council this week also approved Patrolman Seth Bullock’s promotion to patrolman first class.

“He’s done a great job for the town. He’s somebody — if I need something, he’s gonna show up. I believe he has met all the requirements,” Calloway said.

Calloway also reported that the police department had received an October letter from the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services in regard to the Ebola virus, stating that there have been one confirmed Ebola case in Delaware. The virus is only spread if a person has direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected individual, health officials reiterated.

After seeing more than 300 children on Halloween, Calloway said there’s talk of expanding Family Night Out to a free trunk-or-treat type of event.

Mayor Robert “Bob” Bryan said he was “really impressed with how well the officers interacted with the kids.”

In other Millsboro news:

• The council formed a committee regarding new FEMA floodplain ordinances, required by all towns wishing to remain in the National Flood Insurance Program. The deadline to approve new ordinances is March of 2015.

• After seeing wet “clumps” of grass clippings on the street and sidewalk, Councilmember Joseph Brady asked about Millsboro writing a grass ordinance. Town Manager Faye Lingo said she would research that.

• Millsboro’s financial audit found that “assets and liabilities were fairly stated in the financial report.”

• The Millsboro Candy Cane Christmas Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Registration is free for entrants.

• Art in the Park was approved for June of 2015.

• During Fire Prevention Month, the fire company “received countless great posters and essays,” said MVFC President Mike Mitchell. “I wish I could bring some to share with you, but it was really outstanding.”

• The town council approved design of a Plantation Lakes pump station, with the condition that a flow meter is added.

The next Millsboro Town Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.