Agenda

Date Published: 
May 19, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes a first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 240 (Dogs and Other Animals) of the town code to update definitions and provisions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also includes discussion, consideration and possible votes on: the proposed Streetscape project for Atlantic Avenue; funding the estimated $1.49 million for the construction of the South Atlantic streetscape project as recommended by the town manager, with $1.282 million from existing capital reserves, $107,000 from 2018 Municipal Street Aid funds, and the remaining $100,000 from monies allocated in the Town’s 2018 budget for street paving; whether the town council should move forward to determine citizen interest in annexing the Town’s public works maintenance yard and the Delaware National Guard camp, both of which are located outside the town’s corporate limits; funding the costs for seasonal firefighters for the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company; and participation in the dedication of a POW/MIA Empty Chair Program to place a chair under the flag pole at the bandstand.

• The Bethany Beach Planning & Zoning Commission will hold its next regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion and a possible vote to remove §410-16B(2) (“Excepting alleys, no private way will be permitted to serve more than: … one dwelling unit if it exceeds 180 feet in length”) from the Town’s Zoning Code; and a final review and possible vote regarding the possible approval of the five-year update to the Town’s 2012-2022 Comprehensive Plan.

• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at town hall, to review, discuss and vote on an application submitted by Diane Ternahan, tenant at 116 Garfield Parkway, for a new sign that would be identical to the existing sign, except for color and size, and will be located above the sunroom on the wall of the new gable.

• 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 www.townofbethanybeach.com 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 www.townofbethanybeach.com, under Live-Audio Broadcasts. Both meetings are at town hall.

South Bethany

• The South Bethany Beach Patrol is hiring lifeguards for the 2017 summer season. Additional tryouts are set May 20. Details are available on the Town website.

• The Planning Commission will meet Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. to begin developing a comprehensive town lighting plan.

• The town council’s next workshop is Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m., to discuss the results of bids for the police station addition and potential alternatives. They will also have a workshop on Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m.

• The 2017 town council election is Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three seats are up for election, each with two-year terms. Candidates are Joseph Mormando, Sharon Polansky, Timothy Saxton, Carol Stevenson and Frank Weisgerber Jr. Wayne Schrader has withdrawn his candidacy.

• The Art in the Hall local photography exhibit will be displayed at town hall from May 26 to June 24 during regular business hours. A public opening reception will be held Friday, May 26, from 7 to 9 p.m.

• Recycling is collected biweekly, continuing on Friday, May 26.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, May 24.

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

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.

Fenwick Island

• The Ad-hoc Financial Committee was to meet Thursday, May 18, at 3 p.m. The agenda included: Rates and structures of taxes, fees and licenses; funding for current operating and capital expenses; future funding for beach replenishment, canal dredging, drainage/flooding issues (sea level rise), open space opportunities, fire service/first responders and sidewalks.

• The Budget Committee will meet again on Friday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

• A comprehensive-plan workshop will be held Saturday, May 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., including a public review of the comp plan with display board and maps. The public may ask questions and learn more. Details are also online at fenwickisland.delaware.gov/comprehensive-plan.

• 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 card 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. on May 27 to 29; June 2 to 4; and from June 9 to Labor Day.

• The Environmental Committee will meet May 25 at 2:30 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, May 26, at 3:30 p.m.

• Bulk trash pickup will be May 30 to June 1.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing Friday, May 19.

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at www.fenwickisland.delaware.gov. The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at https://twitter.com/IslandFenwick or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• 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.

Millville

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.

Millsboro

• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.

Dagsboro

• The next Planning & Zoning meeting will be Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The new Town of Dagsboro website is at www.dagsboro.delaware.gov.

Frankford

• 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 May 30.

• 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 www.frankfordde.us.

Selbyville

• The next Planning & Zoning meeting will be Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m.

• A special election will be held Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at town hall, for the purpose of voting for or against the issuance of up to $500,000 maximum principal amount of general obligation bonds to provide financing for the construction costs associated with the Town’s approved MTBE Removal Project to provide drinking water system treatment for the removal of the contaminant.

The Town anticipates that the bonds will be payable over a 30-year period, interest at 0 percent per annum and 100 percent principal forgiveness upon completion of the project.

The special election will take place at the town hall, located at 68 W. Church Street, Selbyville. Any person who is entitled to vote during an annual election is entitled to participate. Voter registration will be open until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m.

• The 60th annual Old Timer’s Day will be June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Fluoride is not currently being added to Selbyville water. The Town was given an exemption to the requirement until their new water plant comes online, possibly in May. Families may wish to discuss fluoride tablets with their children’s dentist.

• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing May 24.

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

• 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 www.Selbyville.Delaware.gov.

Indian River School District

• Elementary school progress reports were issued Friday, May 12.

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• School will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day.

• Graduation will be May 30 at Sussex Central High School and May 31 at Indian River High School.

• The last day of school for students has been changed from June 16 to June 9. The last day for preschool has been changed from June 9 to June 2.

• The district website is at www.irsd.net.

Sussex County

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