Agenda — Nov. 3, 2017

Date Published: 
Oct. 27, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Town of Bethany Beach is asking Bethany Beach property owners and residents to take part in a survey regarding the possible regulation of tents, canopies and other shading devices on the Town’s beaches. Surveys are online at Everyone in a Bethany Beach household or holding ownership of the property may complete an individual survey. To have a copy of the survey mailed, call (302) 537-3771, and a copy will be sent with a self-addressed return envelope. Surveys must be completed by Friday, Dec. 1.

• On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall, feature face-painting and photos with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters to Santa, with horse-drawn wagon rides, trolley rides and beach tractor rides until 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Town will hold a tree-lighting ceremony at the bandstand, featuring carols and collection of hats, gloves, scarves and canned goods for charity.

• Weekend Wonderland in Bethany, offering special incentives between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at participating Bethany businesses, will take place on Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Singing around the tree will end each day at 5 p.m., featuring local school music groups. On Dec. 16 there will be a showing of “The Lego Batman Movie” at the South Coastal Library from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15. It will return on May 15, 2018.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30 and will resume on May 15, 2018.

• The Town of Bethany Beach is now collecting recyclables weekly instead of following the former bi-weekly schedule. Curbside pick-up will remain on Wednesdays for the entire town. Residents are being reminded to support the Delaware Solid Waste Authorities’ guidelines for acceptable materials. For a complete list, visit under Residents/Trash Collection Schedule.

• 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.

South Bethany

• The town council will host a special meeting, including an executive session, on Friday, Nov. 10, at 12:30 p.m.

• The Planning Commission will meet Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

• The council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.

• The South Bethany Police Department will host an identity-theft seminar on Nov. 28, at 2 p.m., in an effort to raise awareness and teach prevention strategies. For more information, call (302) 539-3996.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15 and will resume May 15, 2018.

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

Fenwick Island

• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Friday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. Their agenda includes Charter Section 9 (Qualification of Voters) definition of resident; Chapter 160 (Zoning) Commercial parking — definition of business/improved lot; and Chapter 160 Cell Phone Communications Facilities.

• First Friday shopping specials are being offered at Fenwick-area businesses, continuing Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Details are available on the Town website.

• The Business Development Committee will meet Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. The agenda includes holiday-themed promotions, including an “Elf on the Shelf” promotion.

• The Environmental Committee will meet Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.

• The town holiday tree-lighting will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Dec. 8, at 3:30.

• Trash is picked up weekly on Mondays, from October through April.

• Recycling is picked up every other Friday, from Oct. 13 through April.

• Yard waste collection will be on Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.

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

Ocean View

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

• The Ocean View town website is located at


• The Town will host a Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor space is free, and the deadline to register is Nov. 8. Registration can be done by calling Debbie or Matt at Town Hall.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., starting with a public hearing for the final site plan submitted by Millville Town Center LLC for Section 3 of Sea Star Village, located in Millville by the Sea, consisting of total of 65 lots (six cottage lots, 27 estate lots and 32 perimeter lots). The site plan may be viewed at Town Hall during regular business hours.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• On the heels of the resignation of the town’s police chief, Frankford residents are being advised to call 911 or the Delaware State Police in the event of an emergency.

• The former J.P. Court building on Main Street is now Frankford Town Hall, housing both the Town’s administrative offices and the police department.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Nov. 14.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

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

• The Town of Selbyville has a ball field located on Park Street that can be used for organized recreational organizations. Any organization can download an application form and return it to Town Hall. There is no fee for the permit, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• 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 next Planning & Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2, was canceled, due to lack of business.

• The Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery Committee meeting will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at town hall.

• The town council next regular meeting will be Monday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• Registration has begun for participants in the Dagsboro Christmas Parade. The parade will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. (rain date, Dec. 6). Interested participants should obtain the Parade Entry Form from the Town website and return it to Town Hall by Nov. 28.

• The Town website is at

Indian River School District

• The first marking period ends Nov. 6. Report cards will be issued Nov. 15

• There will be no school for students on Nov. 9, for a professional learning day, on Nov. 10, for Veterans Day, or Nov. 22-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• IRSD committee meetings are set for Monday, Nov. 13, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7:30 p.m.

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee will meet quarterly at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 16, April 17 and July 17. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Indian River School District Educational Complex in Selbyville.

• The Special Education Task Force (SETF) continues to seek input from parents and families regarding special-education services in the district. Stakeholders can share their experiences and offer ideas at task force meetings, with the next one on Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The district website is at

State of Delaware

• State Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) and state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th) are inviting constituents to a follow-up public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss Route 54 traffic conditions. The meeting will take place between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro. Officials from Sussex County have been invited to attend the meeting to answer questions, including about the proposed Royal Farms.