Town of Frankford, Delaware
Town council meetings:
Town Council 2011-2012
State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove this week dismissed an appeal by Frankford resident and 2012 town council candidate Gregory S. Welch in which he argued that Frankford officials had not acted property in refusing to delay the Feb. 4 council election “to allow proper voter and candidate registration.”
To address procedural questions raised during the 2012 town council elections in Frankford, the town council is now considering possible changes to the town charter. The proposed changes would amend Chapter 401, Volume 62, Section 5, regarding the manner of holding elections and making nominations, to rely more heavily on state election code.
Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience their courageous and selfless acts firsthand. But once a year, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize the outstanding individuals from local departments and companies who make local residents’ and visitors’ lives safer.
Frankford’s town council election for 2012 was held as scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 4, despite a late effort from four of seven candidates to postpone it. Results from last Saturday’s voting – still unofficial as of Coastal Point press time – meant that incumbents Ron Atherton, Charles Shelton and Jesse Truitt will keep their seats in Frankford for two more years.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company will hold its Third Annual Bull and Oyster Roast. The event will raise money to help the fire department purchase a new truck.
Incumbents Ron Atherton, Charles Shelton, and Jesse Truitt will keep their seats in Frankford. Atherton received 52 votes, Shelton received 58 and Truitt received 61. Remaining candidates Edward "Skip" Ash received 11 votes, Gregory Johnson received 15, Jerry Smith received 20 and Gregory Welch received 20 votes.
Frankford has seven candidates running for town council, after all.
Seven candidates are competing for three seats on the Frankford Town Council during the town’s election on Saturday, Feb. 4. Voting will take place at Frankford Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m., and the winners will serve two-year terms on the council.
The Frankford Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, to hear complaints filed with the Board concerning pre-election day action or activity. This meeting will be held in the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company meeting room located on Main Street in Frankford, DE.
After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.
The Frankford Town Council heard this week from Brad Whaley about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Sussex County’s Community Development and Housing Department applies for funding from the program on behalf of local municipalities that request assistance from the County, and the funding then can be used for housing rehabilitation for low-income home owners within the town.
In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend. Unseasonably warm weather will allow a portion of the project to be paved now instead of in the spring, officials said.
Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.
The staff at the Frankford Public Library is two steps closer to making their dream of enlarging their space a reality. Library Director Liz Hamilton said this week that they received notice that they would be receiving a Longwood Foundation grant in the amount of $150,000 and a Crystal Trust grant in the amount of $50,000.
Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
Before you venture into your attic to dust off your artificial tree for this holiday season, you may want to consider visiting one of Delaware’s many Christmas tree farms so you can enjoy a beautiful live tree instead.
Frankford town council decided this week to move all of their accounts to Bank of Delmarva.
Indian River School District (IRSD) celebrated the end of a nearly $145-million project, which began in May 2000 when voters approved the first of several referendums to renovate the district.
Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.
For Frankford resident Toni Presley and her family, decorating her house and door is really “just for fun.”
Some students in Frankford had something in common with Egyptians this week: both recently held their first elections at the end of November. While G.W. Carver Academy’s elections did not stem from political revolution, a new student council lets students step into positions of responsibility within the school.
**Update: Repairs have been made to the Daisy Avenue railroad crossing.
State Sen. George Bunting recently wrote to Delaware’s Congressional delegation about the state of the railroad crossings in Frankford. Town Clerk Terry Truitt said the tracks have been “deteriorating for some time,” and it has been a subject brought up at many meetings in town.
The Frankford Town Council voted this week to make several improvements concerning water. They approved spending $4,800 to convert two air-control valves to electric and to remove the air-compressor dryer at the water plant.
Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour, which connected the two halves of the new bridge. Motorists had become accustomed to seeing the incomplete north and south sections move closer together until Oct. 18, when the closure pour was completed.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert sound, the recorded message on broadcast media will state, “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for both radio and television.