Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council and the Board of Assessment will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at town hall, when the council will sit as a Board of Revision & Appeal to hear appeals from tax assessments and to make corrections and revisions as it deems appropriate. The Annual Tax Assessment List is available for public inspection at the town office and on the Town’s website at

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at town hall.

• Bethany Beach is enforcing its restriction on tents and canopies on the beach this summer, prohibiting shading devices other than an umbrella no larger than 8 feet in diameter and no taller than 7.5 feet high, and “baby tents” up to 3 feet high, 4 feet wide and 5 feet deep. 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 Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach resumed on May 15. They will end again 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 South Bethany Town Council will host a special meeting on Thursday, June 20, at 9 a.m., with an executive session to discuss an individual citizen’s qualifications to hold a job or pursue training, and a public discussion and possible vote, on offering employment to a potential police officer candidate.

• The town council’s next workshop meeting will be Thursday, June 27, at 3 p.m.

• Parking permits are required for on-street parking until Sept. 15, where posted, throughout most of town. One-day permits can be purchased for $20 at the outdoor kiosk at South Bethany Town Hall. Property owners can purchase up to four seasonal permits for $20 each. Generally, permits are required from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again overnight. See signage or town hall for details.

• The Town’s 50-Year Anniversary Celebration will be Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Town Hall, rain or shine. The family-friendly event includes food, music, face painting, gifts and more.

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

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


Fenwick Island

• All properties in town limits have been reevaluated by Pearson’s Appraisal Services. The deadline for appeal is Friday, June 21. Anyone wishing to appeal should contact town clerk Linda Martin at (302) 539-3011, ext. 1, or to be considered by town council and Pearson’s on June 28. Property record cards can be viewed online at More information on the revaluation is online at

• The Environmental Committee will meet June 27 at 1:30 p.m.

• The next Fenwick Island Town Council meeting will be June 28 at 3:30 p.m.

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



• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m.

• As of Monday, June 3, Railroad Avenue has re-opened for vehicle traffic.

• 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


Indian River School District

• In summer, offices will be open for extended hours Mondays to Thursdays, and closed on Fridays.

• The next regular monthly meeting of IRSD Board of Education will be Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee meets quarterly, meeting next at 6 p.m. on July 16. Meetings are open to the public at Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville.

• The school district website is