Ocean View

Ocean View resident finishes Boston Marathon

It was a moment John Turssline won’t soon forget. On Monday, the Ocean View resident lined up next to 10,000 people on the streets of Boston to compete, running in the first heat of the Boston Marathon. More than 20,000 ran in the 110th annual event, with more than 97 percent finishing.

Car collides with four-wheeler on Omar Road

A verbal altercation between two Clarksville-area teenagers on a four-wheeler and two Clarksville-area farmers fed up with crop damage turned into a physical altercation on April 13, as 77-year-old Merrill Gray’s car collided with an ATV driven by 14-year-old Chris Barnes, near the Beth’el Tabernacle Church of God, on Omar Road.

New Giant lives up to its 'Super' name

When the Giant superstore opened on Atlantic Avenue in Millville yesterday, it was not just new to Millville residents. Millville’s Super Giant – based on its sister company’s super Stop and Shop stores – opened as a prototype for all new Giant stores in the Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C, region – the only states in which the company operates.

Signs of design change on Route 26

Signs. Signs. Signs. Ocean View’s Route 26 design committee continues to focus its conversation on signs along the Route 26 corridor. Committee members spent about two hours talking about commercial signs along the main town road with no mention of its proposed tree ordinance at the March 16 meeting at town hall.

Ocean View rejects addressing system

Ocean View town officials were to consider implementing Sussex County’s five-digit 911-friendly house-numbering system at Tuesday’s town council meeting, but Mayor Gary Meredith took to the microphone first and dismissed the idea.

Ocean View adjustment board grants, denies applications

Officials from Ocean View’s Board of Adjustment made an example out of a pair of town residents on March 16, denying a variance application for a 10-by12-foot shed.

Locals check out Route 26 update from DelDOT

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials once again rolled out preliminary plans for Route 26 improvements, from Clarksville to the Assawoman Canal (between Ocean View and Bethany Beach), on March 27.

The department’s made a few changes since the last go-round, and more than 160 people stopped by the Roxana Fire Hall for the update.

Ocean View officials to address readdressing

Sussex County officials started the process more than eight years ago. In all of the un-incorporated areas of the county, they have readdressed properties with five-digit street addresses and plugged them into a county-wide map. Once updated, that map is sent to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), where it is used to screen 911 calls.

University Center studies Ocean View history

Since September, officials from the University of Delaware Center for Historic Architecture and Design have been surveying Ocean View properties for their historical significance.

Ocean View accepts police station design

A Tuesday-night workshop in Ocean View town hall proved to be the site of yet another argument about the town’s proposed 15,000-square-foot police station, which was approved by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission on March 16.

Beebe buys land in Clarksville

Location to offer some year-round services

Beebe Medical Center’s long-time emergency services location in Millville may be moving a few miles westward, expanding and staying open year-round, at least as a walk-in clinic.

All aboard

Anyone who drives on Route 26 in Ocean View on a regular basis has surely noticed the two train cars sitting on the north side of the road about a half-mile from Bethany Beach.

Ocean View passes $4.9 million budget

In a special meeting on Tuesday, Ocean View’s town council voted 3-2 to narrowly approve a 2007 fiscal-year budget that has been a source of confusion and controversy in the town for weeks and could still prove misleading in the town’s bottom line.

Ocean View awards contract for new police station

Though Ocean View’s town council received overwhelming support for its new police station on Tuesday and awarded the construction contract, town officials said that the floor plans of the building — but not the size — might change.

Cooperative explains difference in rates

Ocean View’s public safety, administrative and public works departments took another hit on Tuesday before the town’s Long Range Financial Planning Committee voted 5-1 to approve the new, top-down budget it will present to council on March 14.

Officials ask OV to wait on police station

On Feb. 27, Cliff Mitchell and Roy Thomas — members of Ocean View’s Long Range Financial Planning Committee — sent a letter to the mayor and council, asking, among other things, to postpone awarding a construction contract for the new police station.

Thomas to run for Ocean View council seat

As a business man in suburban Philadelphia for most of his life, Roy Thomas admits that he never had any intention of getting involved in town government.

DCOG parishoner organizes women's conference

Ocean View resident Laura Hattier and the 24-Seven Youth Ministry at the Dagsboro Church of God (DCOG) will hold the second in a continuing series of “Mission Possible” women’s issues discussions on Sunday, March 5.

The conferences are chiefly for teens and young adults — adults are welcomed to attend, but their participation will be primarily limited to bench support.

Ocean View officials question police station

When town officials opened the six bids to construct Ocean View’s new police station about two weeks ago, they were legitimately excited. The bids ranged from $1.9 million to $2.3 million, when they had expected a number closer to $4 million. And it seemed like a much-needed break in a financially uncertain time for the town.

Ocean View girl hits the big time

Fifteen minutes of fame sure can last a lot longer when it’s captured on glossy pages.

Alternative plan balances town budget in 2012

Ocean View’s Long Range Financial Planning Committee voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve an alternative version of the proposed 2007 budget about three weeks before it will have to make a budgetary recommendation to town council.

Local man sentenced to one year

On Feb. 10, a Superior Court judge in Georgetown sentenced an Ocean View man to one year in jail, followed by a year of home confinement, after he pleaded guilty to stealing boats, motors and supplies.

Ocean View committee to present rental tax

Real estate transfer taxes again emerged as an issue on Tuesday,Feb. 7 at Ocean View’s Long Range Financial Planning Committee meeting.

Last week, town officials took about $600,000 out of the forecasted revenue budgets of 2010 and 2011 and looked for ways to generate revenue to close the gap on rising deficits in the town.

New art gallery to open its doors today

Jeanne Mueller has been involved with local art associations with other local artists for a long time. They attend meetings, shows and workshops together, but showing their art has never been a collective effort.

Police station bids surprise Ocean View

When Ocean View town officials opened the six proposed bids to construct the town’s new Police station, their jaws might have hit the floor.

After estimating the construction cost for the approved 15,000-square-foot station at as much as $4 million, the highest of six bids only came in at roughly half that amount.

Ocean View shop celebrates bird-feeding

Outside of a kitchen window in the back yard of the house where Connie Marshall grew up, her father had a bird feeder.

He didn’t take trips with his binoculars to find birds. He wasn’t even an avid bird watcher. He was just what Marshall called a “back-yard bird feeder.”

So, in turn, she became one, too.

Committee gets conservative on OV transfer tax

Usually, within 30 days of a property sale within Ocean View town limits, the transfer tax — 1.5 percent of the sold property’s worth — is deposited into the town’s bank account.

That tax has been the town’s largest source of revenue since 2002, and helps cover expenses in the town’s public safety and public works budgets.

Ocean View narrows budget supporters

Ocean View Town Council members met for a double-header — a special meeting and workshop — on Jan. 17, trying to set some priorities in the coming budget. In the end, they reached consensus to maintain the status quo, at least for the next couple of years.

Ocean View financial committee looks ahead

Ocean View’s Long-Range Financial Planning Committee (LRFPC) didn’t approve, modify or outright reject even a single line item at the Jan. 3 meeting. But in another way, the committee took a substantial step toward what will one day become this year’s (2007 fiscal year) budget.

Jan. 3 was a day for clearing the air, stepping back to get a fresh look.

Ocean View talks outdoor liquor ordinances

Ocean View Town Council introduced an ordinance that would govern cocktail service to outdoor restaurant tables at the Jan. 3 council meeting, responding to a request from NorthEast Seafood Kitchen (NESK) proprietors.

This would be as a conditional use, requiring a new site plan, and only in the General Business (GB) district.

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