Millville News

Town of Millville, Delaware

Population:

  • 544 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • Second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.

Elections:

  • First Saturday of March

Town office:

  • 36404 Clubhouse Rd., Millville, DE 19967 (302) 539-0449

Web site

General e-mail inquiries

Town Council:

  • Robert Gordon, Deputy Mayor
  • Susan Brewer, Treasurer
  • Valerie Faden, Secretary

  • Steve Smalls

Town Manager:

  • Debbie Botchie

Finance Administrator:

  • Lisa Wynn

Town Clerk:

  • Matt Amerling

Code & Building Administrator:

  • Eric Evans

Accounting Clerk:

  • Anna Scarola

Emergency:

  • 911

Millivlle fire company to add substation

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.

Snap shot

“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.

Guest column

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.”

Millville couple hits pair of milestones

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.

Charter amendment stalls town impact fee

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.

Willey resigns on 'high note'

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.

Fire company petitions Ocean View for help

Millville fire company to present impact fee plan

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.

Fractured Prune coming to Millville

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.

Taste the coast

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.

Beebe reopens its Millville doors

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.

Millville Centennial kicks off with a parade

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.

Millville approves final schematics

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.

Ocean View-area salvage operation sparks fire

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.

Schmidt joins Millville's Halpern team of optometrists

Anyone in the Millville area who needs some options for help with eye problems is in luck. There is a new optometrist at Halpern Eye Associates on Atlantic Avenue in Millville.

New Giant lives up to its 'Super' name

When the Giant superstore opened on Atlantic Avenue in Millville yesterday, it was not just new to Millville residents. Millville’s Super Giant – based on its sister company’s super Stop and Shop stores – opened as a prototype for all new Giant stores in the Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C, region – the only states in which the company operates.

Car collides with four-wheeler on Omar Road

A verbal altercation between two Clarksville-area teenagers on a four-wheeler and two Clarksville-area farmers fed up with crop damage turned into a physical altercation on April 13, as 77-year-old Merrill Gray’s car collided with an ATV driven by 14-year-old Chris Barnes, near the Beth’el Tabernacle Church of God, on Omar Road.

Millville approves unfamiliarly large budget

Expenses and revenues generated through development looming in the town of Millville more than quadrupled the town’s budget in one year. After approving some $65,000 in the 2006 fiscal-year budget last year, town council voted unanimously on April 11 to pass a 2007 fiscal-year budget that balances at $273,375 and will take effect on May 1.

New Wachovia bank branch to open in Millville

For months, and maybe years, local Wachovia Bank-faithful customers have trekked – sometimes through dreadful summer traffic – to do their banking. But those customers don’t have to make the trek anymore.

A Wachovia branch opened in the Millville Town Center on Atlantic Avenue on Monday.

Banks robbed-suspects nabbed

Just after noon on Tuesday, two men allegedly robbed the Wilmington Trust and First Shore Federal Banks in Millville using handguns.

Millville by the Sea presents Main Street plan in workshop

Imagine sitting on the grass at an outdoor pavilion, watching a jazz concert. Imagine sitting at a corner café, having coffee. Now imagine doing both of those things in Millville.

Millville changes its application process

At a Tuesday council meeting, Millville officials addressed some issues with their subdivision application process and amended the ordinance. Previously, the town charged developers an application fee based on the number of lots on a subdivision.

Millville considers county numbering

In modern-day Millville, development seems to affect everything. One week after Ocean View held a public hearing to consider the adoption of Sussex County’s 911 five-digit house-numbering system, on April 4, Millville officials plan to do the same, at their council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11.

Millville considers adopting impact fee

Millville’s town council announced while working on its 2007 fiscal-year budget recently that it will consider implementing an impact fee. The fee would accompany building permits for additions and new construction, to help pay for services in the small coastal town.

Old Mill Road to be closed through May

Sussex County engineers have presented a timeline for ongoing sewer work along Old Mill Road, north of Millville. Last week, they warned local residents to expect a detour to Clubhouse Road at least until the end of May.

Beebe buys land in Clarksville

Location to offer some year-round services

Beebe Medical Center’s long-time emergency services location in Millville may be moving a few miles westward, expanding and staying open year-round, at least as a walk-in clinic.