Date Published: 
July 14, 2017

Bethany Beach

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

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion, consideration and possible votes on: (1) a contract submitted by TGM Group LLC for external auditing services for the next five years; (2) a contract submitted by IG Burton Fleet Sales for the purchase of a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD police package vehicle for $32,981; (3) a contract submitted by IG Burton Fleet Sales for the purchase of a 2018 Dodge Ram SSV 4WD for $32,178; and (4) a supplement to the 2018-fiscal-year Capital Budget for additional funding needed for replacement of two vehicles for $41,000.

• The Town of Bethany Beach will hold its 2017 town council election on Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at town hall. The election is for three seats, each with terms of two years.

Anyone wishing to file as a candidate for the election must file a written Notice of Intention (Application for Candidacy) in the town manager’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Candidates must be 21 or older, U.S. citizens, not convicted of a felony and, for at least six months prior to the election, either (a) a permanent full-time resident of the town, or (b) a natural person holding record title to a fee simple or life estate in real property located within the town. They must also at the time of filing be a duly registered voter in the town.

Only natural persons are allowed to vote in town elections, and only natural persons who are not identified on the Town’s tax records as an owner of real estate in the Town are required to register. Voters may register in person at the Town Hall or by mail during normal business hours except during the last 30 days before the election. Contact the Town Hall by email at or at (302) 537-3771 to obtain the form.

Absentee ballots can be obtained by filing an affidavit with the Town. Affidavits are available by calling (302) 537-3771 or on the town’s website at Absentee ballots will not be available until after the filing deadline for candidates, which is July 26.

• The Planning Commission of the Town of Bethany Beach will consider the application for a minor subdivision/relocation of property lines for Lots 10, 12, and 14, Block 14, at 112 Fourth Street, in the R-1 Zoning District, at its meeting on Aug. 19. The application may be inspected in the office of the building inspector at town hall during regular business hours.

• Bandstand performances are scheduled through Labor Day weekend, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with an occasional mid-week booking. Shows typically begin at 7:30 p.m. A full listing of performers is available online at

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season returned on May 15. It will end Sept. 15, 2017.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach resumed on May 15. They will end on Sept. 30.

• 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. The next council meeting is July 21 at 2 p.m.

South Bethany

• The Planning Commission will meet Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m.

• The next town council workshop meeting will be Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m.

• Regular meetings of the town council are being held earlier in the day. The next meeting will be Friday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

• 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

• There will be no 2017 town council election, as only the four incumbents filed to run. Mayor Gene Langan, Vice Mayor Richard Mais, and Council Members Roy Williams and Julie Lee will have new two-year terms starting in August.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, July 28, at 3:30 p.m.

• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Friday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m.

• The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market will be open Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon at Warren’s Station restaurant, 1406 Coastal Highway, until Sept. 8.

• Parking passes are now on sale at the Fenwick Island Police Department (open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Cash or credit cards are accepted. The cost is: daily, $10; weekly, $60; monthly, $150; and summer, $350.

• Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until Labor Day.

• Commemorative Fenwick Island license plates are for sale for $12, available at Town Hall on weekdays and the police station on weekends.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing Friday, July 28.

• 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 Parks & Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, July 20, at 1 p.m.

• The Annexation Committee will meet Thursday, July 20, at 3 p.m.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• The Millsboro town website is located at


• The next Planning & Zoning meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The new Town of Dagsboro website is at


• 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 July 25.

• Fluoride is not currently being added to Frankford water. The Town is working with the Division of Public Health to begin fluoridation as soon as possible. Families may wish to discuss fluoride tablets with their children’s dentist.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Aug. 7, 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

Indian River School District

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• IRSD bus contractors are in need of bus drivers for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates can contact the school district or individual contractors to learn about training and employment opportunities. Interested applicants should contact Tyler Bryan in the IRSD Transportation Office at (302) 436-1000, ext. 1114, or

• The district website is at

Sussex County

• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online at