• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: a first reading of an amendment to Section 395-24 (Pile Driving) of the Town Code to require advance notice by general contractor to neighboring property owners as condition for issuance of building permit and an amendment to add Section 395-24A to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Penalties (Hardiman); and a first reading of amendments to Chapter 440 (Brush and Grass) of the Town Code, Sections 440-2 (Notice to Cut or Remove), 440-3 (Effect of Notice) and 440-4 (Cutting or Removal by Town) to delete the word “destroy” from each section; revising Section 475-29 C (Vacant Structures and Land); adding a new Subsection C (Lot Maintenance) to Section 475-30 and re-lettering Subsections C through I as D through J.
The meeting will also include discussion, consideration and a possible vote on a proposal submitted by Regional Builders Inc. for interior renovations to the Blackwater property, for $71,468; on a proposal submitted by Hazzard Heating & Cooling Inc. for electrical work needed for the Blackwater property for $30,545; and on a proposal submitted by Hometown Trolley for the purchase of a new trolley for $155,000.
There will also be discussion, consideration and a possible vote to approve the cosmetic renovations of the lifeguard guardhouse/comfort station for $250,485 total (EDSI for construction services, $93,560; Atlantic Refrigeration for HVAC, $ 1,600; Harry Caswell for plumbing, $34,900; K.B. Coldiron for a wall and ceiling system, $31,282; Mid-Shore Electric, $22,296; R&R Coatings for floor and wall coating, $22,145; and Salisbury Door, $44,702).
The agenda also includes discussion, consideration and a possible vote on an appointment to the Planning Commission.
• The Bethany Beach Planning & Zoning Commission meeting set for Saturday, Jan. 18, has been canceled.
• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended on Sept. 15. It will return on May 15, 2020.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30. They will resume on May 15, 2020.
• 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 www.townofbethanybeach.com, 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. The next council meeting is set for Jan. 17, 2020, with the next P&Z meeting set for Jan. 18, 2020.
• Town Hall will be closed Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• The South Bethany Town Council does not typically meet in January. Their next regular meeting will be Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m.
• The Town Council budget workshop meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m.
• Mediacom representatives will attend a public forum with South Bethany residents and property owners on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Town Hall. This forum is not a public meeting of the town council, and the discussion topic will only involve Mediacom and its services. The meeting will not be audiotaped, nor will meeting minutes be taken.
• To report a broken water pipe or for other issues, homeowners are reminded to call Artesian Water Company’s Customer Service Number at (302) 453-6930. South Bethany Town staff are not permitted to access private properties. To avoid frozen water pipes, please properly winterize your home.
• The Town will host pre-bid meetings for potential contractors on Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. for dune walkway replacements and Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. for Bristol Road street improvements. Bids for both projects are due Feb. 3. For more information, contact South Bethany Town Hall or GMB.
• A town council budget workshop meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended on Oct. 15. They will resume on May 15, 2020.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/townofoceanview.
• The Ocean View town website is located at www.oceanviewde.com.
• The Town of Millville’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/townofmillville. There is no sign-up/log-on required, it’s free & open to the public.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• The public is being invited to review and begin commenting on the Town of Selbyville 2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The 96-page document lays out the municipality’s vision for the next 10 years. The draft document and maps can be viewed at Town Hall and on the website. There will be a public hearing and presentation on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., before the regular town council meeting. The plan will be adopted around April, after town and state review.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., starting with a public hearing on the subject of amending the town’s 10-year comprehensive plan.
• Selbyville is gearing up for the 2020 town council election. Prospective candidates and voters must register at Selbyville Town Hall by Monday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. To be eligible, candidates must meet all of the following requirements: be at least 21 years old; be a U.S. citizen; and have been a bona fide resident of the Town for at least one year prior to March 7. Both positions carry a two-year term, starting in March.
One-time voter registration is also required. To be eligible, residents must be at least 18 years old; be a U.S. citizen; and be a bona fide resident of town. The election would be held on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call (302) 436-8314. The new Selbyville Town Hall is located at 1 W. Church Street.
• Selbyville Town Hall and the Selbyville Police Department are now located at 1 West Church Street, Selbyville. All other phone, fax and email contacts remain the same.
• The Park Street ball field is available for organized recreation groups. There is no fee. Download a permit request form and return it to Town Hall.
• 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 Selbyville Police Department. For additional information, contact the police department at (302) 436-5085 or visit Town website.
• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month (one item per household, like a television).
• The new town website is www.Selbyville.Delaware.gov.
• The Town website is at www.dagsboro.delaware.gov.
Indian River School District
• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee will meet quarterly at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 22, July 15 and Oct. 21. Meetings are open to the public and take place at the Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville.
• The second marking period ends Jan. 28. Report cards will be issued Feb. 6.
• There will be no school for students on Jan. 17, 20 and 31.
• The next regular monthly meeting of IRSD Board of Education will be Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.
• A special election will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, in order to permit residents of IRSD vote for or against authorizing the school district to issue bonds in the amount of $58,437,700 for major capital improvements. The bonds would be financed through an increase in property taxes, which funds the local share (40 percent) of construction of a new Sussex Central High School on district-owned property north of Millsboro.
Voting will be Feb. 13 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School, Georgetown Elementary School, Indian River High School, Long Neck Elementary School, Lord Baltimore Elementary School and Selbyville Middle School. In the event of inclement weather, the referendum will be held on Feb. 20. Any district residents who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age are eligible to vote at their choice of polling place.
For more information, contact the IRSD Referendum Hotline at (302) 436-1079 or visit irsd.net/referendum.
• There will be several public meetings to educate people on the major capital referendum, which is meant to alleviate overcrowding and enrollment capacity issues: Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School; Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. at Sussex Central High School (senior citizens tax relief information session); Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School; and Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School.
• Committee meetings will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings and Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7 p.m.
• The school district website is www.irsd.net.