Millville News

Town of Millville, Delaware


  • 544 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

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


  • First Saturday of March

Town office:

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

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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


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Sulcoski fundraiser set for Saturday at Fat Tuna

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.

Hallmark to open this week

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.

Hurricane preparation key

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.

Home Depot plan stirs talks of boycott

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.

Trendz salon opens

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.

Rec and cultural facility should attract all

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.

Local restaurateur helping Beebe intitiative

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.