• The Bethany Beach Cultural & Historic Affairs Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion regarding dates for future cultural evenings; an update on current projects, including newsletters, new historical markers and updates on the museum; a discussion regarding plans for a possible docents meeting; an update on the Dinker Cottage; discussion of the Heritage Trail Tours; and discussion of plans for Periers Day 2017.
• The Bethany Beach Budget & Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at town hall.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at town hall, to receive comments on an ordinance to amend Section 425-105 of the Bethany Beach Town Code, to allow the Bethany Beach building inspector to grant an administrative variance.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a council workshop/special meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: discussion regarding the trolley/trolley route; discussion regarding the renovation of Atlantic Avenue; discussion of a proposal to have a play in Central Park this summer/fall; review of the town manager’s budget items for the 2018 fiscal year; discussion regarding use of audio-visual equipment for town business; and review of the agenda for the Feb. 17 town council meeting.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: a second reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 217 (Alcoholic Beverages), to add a new section regarding hotels; a second reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 395 (Building Construction) to extend construction hours on Saturdays between Oct. 1 and May 30, from 8 a.m. to noon (current) to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (proposed); and a second reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 475 (Property Maintenance) to reduce problems associated with residential outdoor lighting by regulating both the intensity and location of outdoor lighting.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission is set to meet on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. at town hall.
• Amateur and professional photographers can submit samples to be considered for South Bethany’s upcoming “Art in the Hall” exhibit. Applications are due by March 15, with the exhibition scheduled for May 26 to June 24, hosted at town hall by the Community Enhancement Committee. For details, contact Councilwoman Sue Callaway or visit the Town website.
• South Bethany is accepting applications for the position of town manager. Details on are available on the Town website.
• The Communications & Public Relations Committee will meet Friday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes the Polar Plunge 2017; final plans for the March 11 potluck dinner; summer movies; band concert; Realtor outreach activities; website and Facebook use; other summer advertising; and more.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. The agenda includes a feral cats report; the 2017 Board of Election; town employee travel policy; town donation policy; the first and second readings of Ordinance 185-17, to amend the Code Chapter 134 “Vehicles, Operation of” to regulate the time and months that vehicles cannot enter Black Gum Drive in from Kent Avenue; the first and second readings of Ordinance 186-17, to amend the Code Chapter 34 “Beaches,” to prohibit smoking on the beach and in other areas in town; and more.
• Town Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, for Presidents Day.
• The town council will hold a budget workshop on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The Environmental Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
• The Business Development Committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.
• Town Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, for Presidents Day.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m.
• 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 Millville Town Council election scheduled for March 4 has been canceled. Two incumbents and one other residents were the only candidates to file for the three available council seats, each of which carries a term of two years. Council Members Robert Gordon and Susan Brewer will retain their seat, with resident Peter Michel filling the other vacancy.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
• Nominations being accepted for Selbyville Town Council seats. The election will be Saturday, March 4. Three positions are up for election, each carrying a two-year term. Candidates must submit a Notice of Candidacy to Town Hall by Friday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must be at least 21; a U.S. citizen; and have been a bona fide resident of the municipality at least one year before election day.
The voter registration deadline is also Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. (Municipal registration is separate from state or federal voter registration.) Qualified voters must be at least 18; a U.S. citizen; and be a bona fide resident of the municipality.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Feb. 15.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
Indian River School District
• IRSD committee meetings are set for Monday, Feb. 13 at the Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville: 4 p.m. Policy, 5 p.m. Curriculum, 6 p.m. Buildings & Grounds, 7:30 p.m. Finance.
• The district will host a public referendum on Thursday, March 2, to address a current-expense issue with a proposed 49-cent increase per $100 of assessed property value. The weather date is March 16. The Nov. 22 public referendum was defeated by a margin of 20 votes among more than 6,000 cast.
The district will host four public meetings about the referendum at which people can hear a presentation and ask questions of district officials. Meetings are set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Feb. 16 at Georgetown Middle School, Feb. 23 at Indian River High School and Feb. 27 at Sussex Central High School (prior to the Board of Education meeting).
• There is no school for students on Feb. 17, for a teacher workday, or Feb. 20, for Presidents Day.
• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Sussex Central High School.
• The Indian River School District’s Special Education Task Force will host a parent focus group meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Millsboro Middle School, at 6 p.m.
• There is no 2017 School Board election because no seats are up for reelection this year.
• The school district website is www.irsd.net.
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online at www.sussexcountyde.gov.
State of Delaware
The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will conduct public hearing workshops this month to obtain comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Fixed Route Bus Services, to become effective Sunday, May 21, as well as Resort Transit Service, to become effective Saturday, May 6, (pre-season weekend service), with full service to begin Monday, May 22. The local hearing will take place Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department, 219 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Additional hearings are set for Feb. 21 in Dover, Feb. 22 in Wilmington, Feb. 23 in Seaford and Feb. 28 in Newark.
The proposals call for statewide schedule and routing changes to improve on-time performance and route connectivity; discontinuation of unproductive trips and route segments, and reallocating those resources to improve services. Resort Transit proposals include operation of some routes out of the new Lewes Transit Center’s Park & Ride, with increased frequencies on most routes.
Beginning the week of Feb. 13, a summary of proposed changes and service proposals will be available for review online at www.DartFirstState.com, and at the Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown libraries, WILMAPCO and at the reception desks of DART Administrative Offices.