Town of Millville, Delaware
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The Millville Town Council at their Oct. 10 meeting unanimously approved a resolution banning the moving of homes within the town. Deputy Mayor Joan Bennett proposed the resolution as a stop-gap measure pending the town approving a permanent ordinance that would ban such moves.
With the recent retirement of Mayor Gary Willey, Millville Town Council members had some decisions to make at their Sept. 12 meeting. The first was the selection of a new council member to fill his seat. The second was which of them should serve as deputy mayor, as Tim Droney now serves as interim mayor.
At the Sept. 12 Millville Town Council meeting, Interim Mayor Tim Droney fielded questions about the controversial Home Depot planned for the edge of the town, next to unincorporated Townsend Acres.
He clarified that no permits for the project had yet been issued by the town but said final plans were expected from Home Depot by the end of this week.
In a special session last week scheduled to appoint judges, Sen. George Bunting (D-20th) and the state senate passed an amendment to Millville’s charter, allowing the town to implement impact fees.
Area residents continue to pour out support for the local woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in an early-morning fire on July 31.
Friends have organized the third in a series of fundraisers for Jennie Sulcoski, who ran a popular produce stand next to her home near the intersection of Route 26 and Central Avenue in Ocean View until fire devastated the structure.
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named as one of the best Chambers in the country by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, receiving a second-place award for excellence.
Boxes still line the store. Some glass stands are already filled with merchandise. Others sit empty. But in the next week, the boxes will be gone and the shelves will be stocked in the only Hallmark Gold Crown store in coastal Delaware south of Rehoboth Beach.
A beautiful summer Saturday afternoon might have seemed like an odd time to focus on stormy weather, but the Bethany Beach Police Department’s Capt. Ralph Mitchell said he’d planned the three-hour seminar on emergency preparedness to coincide with the height of the hurricane season, from August to October each year.
Not one of the nearly 15 neighbors who attended Millville’s special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1 regarding the proposed recreation center within the Millville by the Sea project complained about the size of the 56,000-square-foot building. No one complained about its location or the concept.
A couple months ago, Michelle Parrill, a part-owner of Millville’s Fat Tuna Grill, read an article about Beebe Medical Center buying land in Clarksville and asking for money to help fund the proposed full-services medical facility.
After raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims last year, Parrill said, she wanted to hold a fundraiser to help a local initiative.
A group of Clarksville residents is about to get some new neighbors.
They’ve accepted the idea that nearly 500 homes will be built in the planned Dove Landing community just inside the corporate limits of Millville. But they’d rather Home Depot officials rethought the idea of putting in a new store adjacent to the development, in their back yards.
Vacationers looking for bad-hair-day remedies or just a little relaxation can look no further than Trendz, a Millville salon that opened five weeks ago by owner Kimberlee Cullen.
A Sussex County Council decision unanimously rendered Tuesday should allow for quicker response times for the Millville fire company. Council voted 5-0 after a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to grant a conditional use to the company, allowing it to open a substation on Omar Road.
“I’ve been doing it most of my life,” shared Millville’s Diane Bennett about her artwork, which includes painting, basket-weaving and photography. “The kids used to steal my stuff from art class, so I figured I was pretty good — although I didn’t go to a very nice school,” she added with a chuckle.
Jacqueline and Noble Simpson of Millville recently held a “60-80 Celebration Party,” in commemoration of their 60th wedding anniversary and Noble Simpson’s 80th birthday.
Stopped at the light in Millville recently, I noticed the Volvo in front of me sported a bumper sticker that read “I’d Rather Be Sailing.”
The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will have to wait at least until January for help from the town of Millville. A charter amendment needed to implement an impact fee to assist the fire company passed the State House but did not pass the Senate before the end of the session on June 30.
The General Assembly will return for a 45-day session, starting the second week of January.
Millville Mayor Gary Willey publicly announced on Tuesday that he will resign his mayoral post on Sept. 1 after building a home with plans to move outside of town. Willey said that he and his family plan to move into the home — which only sits about 55 feet outside of town limits — in the middle of September.
About a month after asking the Town of Millville for support, Millville Volunteer Fire Company Fire Chief Graig Temple asked Ocean View’s town council on Tuesday to consider implementing an impact fee for the company, which is overwhelmed by growth and rising prices.
For the price of a single meal at some local restaurants, area residents and visitors will be able to sample a wide variety of food and drinks and listen to jazz music on Sunday, at an event that is becoming an early-summer staple in the Bethany Beach area.
When people visit the Fractured Prune doughnut shop in Rehoboth Beach for the first time, they receive a free O.C. Sand, the shop’s most popular doughnut.
For the 23rd year, the Beebe Emergency Medical Center in Millville will open to serve the local and transplant population during the busy summer season. After opening at 7 a.m. tomorrow, the Center will remain open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, until 7 a.m. on Sept. 5.
Since January, the seven-member Millville Centennial Committee has been planning to celebrate the town’s 100th birthday. And after months of making calls, accepting supporting donations and convincing the appropriate organizations to shut down Route 26 for an hour on an early-summer Saturday, the moment is finally here.
On Tuesday, Millville town officials approved the last set of schematic plans for Millville by the Sea. Before this week, Commercial B — the downtown area of the 606-acre development — was the only phase of the master planned community that didn’t yet have schematic approval. That changed on Tuesday with a unanimous vote.
Members of the Millville and Roxana volunteer fire departments responded April 25 to a noontime fire at a salvage facility on Substation Road near Central Avenue, just outside Ocean View.