Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day.

• The Bethany Beach Board of Adjustment will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at town hall, to consider an application for a variance filed by Sharon Carmean Burton, attorney for property owners John Raymond Tilch Jr. and Karen Gale Tilch, for Block RH12, Lot 22, at 600 Spring Lake Drive, in the R-2 Residential Zoning District. The applicant is seeking variances from Chapter 425, Appendix 3, Table of Dimensional Requirements, for an encroachment into the required rear yard.

• The 2018 Bethany Beach Town Council election will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at town hall. Candidates who filed to run in 2018 include residents Faith M. Denault, R. Bruce Frye (an incumbent), Rosemary Hardiman (an incumbent), Lew Killmer (an incumbent) and James E. Sirkis. There are four seats up for election in 2018, each with a two-year term. (Mayor Jack Gordon did not file for re-election, and non-resident Larry Fishel dropped out of the race.)

Bethany Beach property owners who are listed on the Town’s property tax list are not required to register to vote in Town elections. Residents of Bethany Beach who do not own property must have registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. All voters must be 18 or older, and they may vote for up to four candidates this year.

Absentee ballots may be obtained by contacting Town Hall and requesting an affidavit, or affidavits are also available on the Town’s website at The written affidavit must be filed no later than noon on Friday, Sept. 7. After approval of the affidavit, an absentee ballot will be provided, either in person or mailed. Absentee ballots must be received before the polls close on the day of the election.

As per Coastal Point editorial policy, no letters-to-the-editor regarding the 2018 Bethany Beach Town Council election will be published in our Sept. 7 issue. Our traditional question-and-answer series with the candidates will appear in our Sept. 7 issue, giving the candidates the final say.

A council reorganizational meeting is set for Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at town hall.

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will consider an application for a preliminary review of a proposed planned residential development (PRD) for Lot 5, Block 33, at 857 Garfield Parkway, in the R-2 Zoning District, at its meeting on Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. at town hall. The application may be reviewed in the Office of the Building Inspector at town hall during regular business hours.

• Bethany Beach’s weekly Movies on the Beach on Mondays have concluded for the year. There will be four September showings, on Fridays at dusk on the bandstand, featuring “Invincible” on Sept. 7, “Gifted” on Sept. 14, “We Bought a Zoo” on Sept. 21, and “The Greatest Showman” on Sept. 28. The weekly Bonfires on the Beach on Thursdays were to conclude Aug. 30, off Campbell Place from 8 to 10 p.m.

• Beach access at Ocean View Parkway was closed this week for re-construction of the handicapped access ramp there. That portion of the beach replenishment project was expected to conclude on or around Labor Day.

• Bethany Beach is enforcing a newly adopted restriction on tents and canopies this summer, prohibiting shading devices other than an umbrella no larger than 8 feet in diameter and no taller than 7.5 feet high, with a revised regulation permitting “baby tents” up to 3 feet (height) by 4 feet by 5 feet. This summer, people erecting a prohibited tent or canopy on the beach will be asked to take the device down and will not be cited if they comply with the request. Those who refuse to comply can be issued fines of $50 to $100. Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to: cabanas, canopies, pavilions, “sportsbrellas,” tarps, tents or similar devices, or any materials mounted on supports.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season returned on May 15 and will end Sept. 15.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach resumed on May 15. They will end on Sept. 30.

• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast, with video, over the Internet via the Town’s website at, under Live-Audio Broadcasts. Both meetings are at town hall. Additional meetings, such as committee meetings, may also be broadcast and/or recorded, and may be available on the website.


South Bethany

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.

• Trash is collected on Monday and Saturday in September. Recyclables are collected on Fridays. Yard waste will be picked up on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 26. The winter collection schedule will begin in October, with trash picked up on Mondays, and recycling and yard-waste picked up every other Friday and Wednesday, respectively.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed on May 15 and will end Oct. 15.

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at


Fenwick Island

• There will be no 2018 town council election. The incumbents were the only candidates who filed, so Gardner Bunting, Bernie Merritt and Vicki Carmean will begin their new two-year terms in August.

• Town Hall is now selling Fenwick Island flags, measuring 2-by-3 feet, for $25.

• Parking permits are required from May 15 to Sept. 15. Parking permits are now available at the Fenwick Island Police Department. When picking up resident permits from the FIPD, people should bring a valid ID. Anyone picking up permits for another person will need to supply a letter from them indicating they are allowed to pick up the permit. The new outdoor kiosk also sells hourly, daily, weekly or summer permits.

• People are being encouraged to prepare for the hurricane season by visiting

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.


Ocean View

• Town offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at

• The Ocean View town website is located at



• Residents, property owners and business owners are being asked to complete an online survey. The results will help guide writing of the 10-year Comprehensive Plan, covering a variety of issues, including land use, housing, transportation, utilities, town and community services, economic development, recreation and more. A Comprehensive Plan is an official statement about Millville’s future that is used to direct future development decisions, as required by law. The online survey is available on the Town website.

• The Millville town website is located at



• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Frankford Public Library on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to assist with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their family.

• The Town of Frankford has contracted with the Delaware State Police for 12 hours of police coverage per week. Coverage will include three-hour shifts on four days each week.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Sept. 5.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at



• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Selbyville Public Library on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to assist with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their family.

• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month. Households may put out one bulk item, such as a television, each month.

• Community Legal Aide Society will provide free legal services for legal or undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime. Services are available on Tuesdays at the Selbyville Police Department. For additional information, contact the police department at (302) 436-5085 or visit the Town website.

• The Town website is at



• The Town website is at



• The Millsboro Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. The meeting was shifted to Tuesday in respect to Monday’s Labor Day holiday. On the agenda: regular updates are expected from, and in reference to, the secretary, treasurer, fire company, chamber of commerce, police department, streets, parks and recreation, water and sewer; a final approval of a proposed site plan for Brandywine Village Apartments; a final approval of proposed site plan for Taco Bell; approval of proposed revised partitioning plan and preliminary approval of a proposed site plan for Avid hotel; an application for condition use of a property with a Sussex County tax map and parcel number of 133-17.13-101.00.

Also on the meeting’s agenda are: real property valuation appeals; a supplemental tax list; Main Street improvements; pumping station No. 4 replacement; wastewater plant expansion; building permit expiration date change request by the Village at Iron Branch; a second bond tranche for Plantation Lakes subdivision — approval of amended ordinance to increase bond amount from $24 million to $30 million and status of process and review of final documents; and a Constitution Week proclamation.

• The Millsboro town website is located at


Indian River 

School District

• The IRSD is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Citizens Budget Oversight Committee, which is designed to provide additional financial transparency and ensure that stakeholders have input into the district’s budgetary process. Candidates for the vacancy should reside in IRSD Election District 4. Submissions are due by Sept. 4. Details are online at

• The next regular monthly meeting of the Indian River Board of Education will be Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, Sept. 4. Preschool begins Sept. 10. There will be no school on Sept. 6 for Primary Election Day.

• The district website is at


Sussex County

• The Sussex County website is located at


State of Delaware

• The Delaware Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is inviting the public to participate in the development of the State’s next six-year Capital Transportation Program (CTP) for the 2020-2025 fiscal years and Sussex County’s Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for the 2019-2022 fiscal years, by attending a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at DelDOT South District Administration Building, 23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown.

Project information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT and county representatives. The public can comment on proposed projects and other transportation needs. Questions or comments can be submitted to: DelDOT, Office of Community Relations; P.O. Box 778; Dover, DE 19903, or call 1-800-652-5600 (in Delaware) or (302) 760-2080, by fax at (302) 739-2092, or e-mail

• The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently held a public workshop on the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge 3-507 on U.S. 113 over Iron Branch (near La Tonalteca and Hardee’s). DelDOT has offered details of the proposed rehabilitation and requested public feedback. Construction would impact U.S. Route 113 southbound lanes, likely in the spring of 2019. The Virtual Workshop will be available online at Feedback may be submitted by emailing; or by mailing DelDOT Community Relations; P.O. Box 778; Dover, DE 19903.