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

County approves Millville sewer financing bond

Sussex County Council authorized a $16 million bond issue to pay for the Millville Area Expansion to the Bethany Beach Sanitary Sewer District at the Feb. 14 council meeting.

It’s been a long, long time coming, but sewer is finally on the way, both within the town proper and a subdivisions north of Millville.

Bennett takes open seat on Millville Town Council

Joan Bennett knows a little bit about local government.
The East Lime, Conn., native earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Haven and a master’s degree in the same subject from South Connecticut State University.

Traffic concerns at center of workshop

Kyle Gulbronson, Millville’s land planner, has concerns about development in the town.
Mostly, he’s concerned that local developers are more worried about building individual developments rather than looking at the big picture — a problem he said has emerged with neighborhoods on Route 26.

Quiznos coming to Millville soon

By this summer, people stuck in traffic on Route 26 in Millville will have another place to stop and get something quick to eat.

Sometime in mid- to late-April, Quiznos, which is known for its toasted subs, will open in the new Millville Town Center shopping center, anchored by a Super G supermarket.

Millville tackles zoning request, possible ARB

At their Jan. 10 meeting, Millville Town Council members unanimously approved, 5-0, a change of zoning request from Jon and Wendy Binnix. The couple said they were requesting the change of zoning from residential to commercial for their property at 422 Atlantic Avenue in order to use the property as a satellite office for their construction business.

Bank gets go-ahead from Millville council

There will soon be another new bank gracing Millville’s burgeoning financial district, if all goes according to plan.

Check-forgery suspect nabbed at store

Local business owners will likely breathe easier this week, with Millville-area resident Dean R. Mitchell behind bars.

Millville gets early look at megaplex

Representatives from the Millville Group LLC stopped by town hall on Jan. 3 to share some of their nascent plans for the huge Millville by the Sea master planned community (MPC) with town council.

Millville deals with future, past

It’s a juggling act for officials of many small towns along Delmarva in recent years — balance the burgeoning growth and subsequent administrative needs with doing everything possible to maintain the small-town feel that residents have come to enjoy. Perhaps no town faces this challenge more obviously than Millville.

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the state of Delaware will have someone available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, to do just that. Area locations include:

Millville by the sea one step closer

The Millville Town Council has given the second of three required approvals for the Millville by the Sea development (formerly named Millville Township).

Millville invests in future police department

Millville Town Council members looked into the future at their Oct. 11 meeting and decided that they should take a positive step toward the eventual formation of a police department in the town.

LB students might see delayed move

Lord Baltimore Elementary School Students have taken up residence at the recently renamed John M. Clayton School (JMC) this year, while construction crews complete an extensive renovation project at Lord Baltimore.

Event raises thousands for hurricane relief

Hundreds of local businesses came together in the last few weeks to raise funds for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Millville approves real estate offices on Route 26

Millville Town Council held another relatively succinct council meeting on Sept. 13, sans Mayor Gary Willey (out for surgery, but recovering nicely, according to Council Member Gerry Hocker).

Clothing businesses share a space in Millville

The 66-year-old J. Wilgus Dry Cleaning company has opened a new pick-up and drop-off location at the Shops of Millville (on Route 26), and embroiderers Precision Sportswear will be sharing the Wilgus storefront.

Fat Tuna plans to raise funds for Gulf states

Restaurateur Michelle Parrill of Fat Tuna Grill and radio exec Crystal Layton of FM-106.9, “The X,” will hold a charity auction at Fat Tuna on Saturday, Sept. 17, to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Hocker draws a good crowd for coffee

Hocker’s Deli — not the place one might expect to find a rather substantial public meeting, but more than 30 area residents turned out for an Aug. 31 meet-your-legislator forum, hosted by Rep. Gerald Hocker (38th District).

Millville hires town manager

Millville Town Council announced an addition to staff at the Aug. 9 council meeting — Linda Collins, presently administrative assistant for the town of South Bethany, will become Millville’s new town manager on Aug. 29.

Bringing people together

Al Casapulla’s Subs, Steaks & Pizza is well known for its award-winning sandwiches and other ambrosial Italian fare. But on Monday nights, the Millville deli adopts the flavor of Eastern Europe.

USPS discusses post office

The United States Postal Service (USPS) held a meeting Thursday, June 16, to discuss the new post office scheduled to be built in the Ocean View/Millville area.

Primarily, it was held to open communication with the public and make sure they know what is going on and dispel any rumors that may exist about the project.

Pops for "Pops" held at Bear Trap Dunes

It might seem easy, but beneath that surface many would consider the feat impossible.
The easy part: On Friday, June 10, Patrick Rummerfiled got in a race car and drove himself and passenger Josh Basile, 19, around car racing’s “Monster Mile” in Dover.

Millville shop covers all the bases

Twenty years come September, and the Miller’s Creek shop, or shops, rather, are still plugging along, under the same ownership and offering, in many cases, the same merchandise.

Willey gets project passed

A proposal to develop a property owned by Millville Mayor Gary Willey deadlocked the monthly town council meeting Tuesday night for more than 90 minutes. The request eventually won final approval by a 3-1 margin.

Post office to discuss expansion

U.S. Postal Service officials will hold a public forum on Thursday, June 16, to discuss the planning of a new, expanded Ocean View-Millville-Clarksville post office. The meeting will be at the Millville firehouse and start at 6:30 p.m.