Town of Frankford, Delaware
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Town Council 2011-2012
Roads east of Frankford are getting a facelift for autumn as roadwork continues on Omar Road.
ELDERinfo will host a free information session titled “Financial Assistance for People with Medicare” on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library. Those interested in attending are being asked to sign up at the front desk of the library by Aug. 29.
River Soccer Club is leveling the playing field this fall by hosting the TOPSoccer program, designed for young athletes with disabilities. Now in its eighth year, The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) offers an opportunity to learn and play soccer for any boy or girl, ages 4 to 19, who has special needs, whether physical or cognitive.
The second phase of improvements to Frankford’s town park is now in the works, after the Frankford Town Council voted on Monday to amend the original Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund Grant for the project, for a total amount of $35,000, under a 50/50 matching grant with $17,500 paid by the Town. The council then voted to accept a proposal in the amount of $31,221.20 from Game Time/West Recreation for the second-phase park equipment/enhancements.
In two weeks, 14 children from all over Delaware, as well as some from Pennsylvania and Maryland, will be visiting Camp Barnes for the Fourth Annual Delaware Burn Camp.
By Maria Counts
Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from all over the state journeyed to Camp Barnes to participate in a three-day summer camp.
“It was a dark and stormy night…”
Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.
The town park remained a bright spot in Frankford this week as Police Chief William Dudley and others praised the new basketball court that has been installed and the walking path and other improvements that have been made in the past few weeks.
Summer reading programs are sizzling up at the Frankford Library.
Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community Action Agency, 308 North Railroad Avenue, Georgetown.
Unite Sussex once again is offering its U.S. Camp at Frankford’s town park. The summer camp started this week and is now in full swing.
Delaware State Police this week were investigating a crash involving a 7-year-old girl who was struck and run over while riding her bike near Frankford last weekend.
The additions to Frankford’s town park are taking shape. As of this week, there is a new walking path at the park, paid for with a matching grant from the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. Town Clerk Terry Truitt said the grant was intended to help facilitate physical fitness at the park, and the walking path, which circles the perimeter of the park, will help with that.
The Frankford Town Council recently discussed possible ways to make restrooms in the town park more accessible. Councilwoman Joanne Bacon said it had come to her attention that it has been mostly Town Clerk Terry Truitt and Council President Jesse Truitt, her husband, who have been dealing with needs for weekend visitors to use the restrooms in the park, and she offered that other council members could take turns or be on hand to unlock them for users and then lock them again.
The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.
Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five counts of assault in the second degree and five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.
After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.
On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment and the emergence of Delaware as one of the East Coast’s premier resort locations.
The Frankford Town Council this week voted to approve a bid from a paving contractor for work on the walking paths and the new basketball court at the town park, though the project moving forward will depend on receipt of anticipated grant funding.
The Frankford Public Library will hold its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library in downtown Frankford.
Teaching math to sixth- through twelfth-graders isn’t everybody’s dream, but Page Lyons couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Unite Sussex will once again be able to use Frankford’s town park this summer for a refuge for school-age children with their second US Camp, Town officials confirmed this week. Last summer, they had 121 children registered over the seven weeks and served them 2,378 meals.
The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays watershed by conducting public outreach and education, tracking restoration efforts, encouraging scientific inquiry and sponsoring needed research, in order to establish a long-term process for the protection and enhancement of the Inland Bays.”
Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in public office. Bunting’s tenure will come to an end this November, though, as he is not seeking re-election. And while these accomplishments are just the tip of the iceberg of his time in office, Bunting is particularly proud of them and the collaboration that turned them into reality.