Selbyville News

Town of Selbyville, Delaware

Population:

  • 2167 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • First Monday of the month, at 7 p.m.

Elections:

  • First Saturday of March

Town office:

  • 68 West Church St., Selbyville, DE 19975 (302) 436-8314

Web site

General e-mail inquiries

Town Council 2013-2014:

  • Clifton C. Murray, Mayor
  • Richard Duncan, Sr., Council Member
  • Jay Murray, Council Member
  • G. Frank Smith III, Council Member
  • Clarence Tingle, Jr., Council Member

Town Manager:

  • Robert Dickerson

Secretary/Treasurer:

  • Deborah McCabe
  • Sandra Givans (Asst. Secretary Treasurer)

Code Enforcement:

  • Michael Deal
  • William Hoyle

Police:

  • Scott Collins, Chief

Emergency:

  • 911

Non-emergency police contact:

  • (302) 436-5085

Selbyville moves to improve water and sewer

After a public hearing Monday, Aug. 1, the Selbyville Town Council approved a resolution to proceed with plans to borrow more than $2 million for improvements to the town’s water and sewer distribution systems.

Selbyville sewer/water bond hearing set

The Selbyville Town Council will hold a public hearing next month to weigh borrowing more than $2 million for sewer and water distribution projects.

The open forum on the issue, approved unanimously at the town council meeting held Monday, July 11, will take place at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.

Selbyville's newest jewel

Jewelry mavens Charlie and Donna Koskey are making accessories more accessible in Selbyville.

Selbyville rocks with Old-Tymer's Day

Bill Lake struggled Saturday trying to fit a 6-foot trophy in the backseat of his yellow-and-black 1970 Buick. The car, which had garnered the award, could not completely accommodate the supersized prize, and its owner ultimately left the decoration dangling diagonally out of the passenger side window.

Budokan to host instructors

Instructors from Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Delaware will be converging to share knowledge of Japanese swordsmanship or Kenjutsu.

Dr. Ivica Zadrakovic founded the Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors in 1995 in Serbia.

Selbyville to be a hot spot for all this weekend

To complete the photo-op Triple Crown this Saturday, Mayor Clifton Murray must find only a baby to kiss. After inaugurating Selbyville’s new railroad museum in the morning, Murray will award a six-foot Mayor’s Choice trophy to the owner of his favorite auto in the Old Timers’ Day car show.

Selbyville to showcase new train museum

Selbyville Mayor Clifton Murray will officially open the town’s new railroad station museum Saturday, June 18 at 9 a.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the 49th annual Old Timers’ Day, a daylong celebration and longtime Selbyville tradition.

Selbyville closer to water expansion

Selbyville officials are eager to begin the process of expanding the town’s water service area.

Selbyville grants exception for Sandy Branch

Selbyville Town Council members voted unanimously May 2 to grant an exemption to the Sandy Branch subdivision that would give the community additional flexibility for the location of its front setbacks.

Potential Selbyville water project intriguing

Expansion of Selbyville’s water system was a hot topic at the town council’s April 4 meeting. Residents of outlying areas came to the meeting, seeking information in the wake of a letter sent out by the town. The letter was aimed at gauging those property owners’ interest in obtaining water service from the town.

Selbyville Library celebrates

In celebration of National Library Week, the Selbyville Public Library will be hosting Hare E. Whodini and The Magic of Reading on Monday, April 11 at 4 p.m.

The “Magic of Reading” program targets the age ranges of kindergarten through fifth grade and entertains children while motivating them to read with the wonder of storytelling and puppets with amazing special effects.

DelDOT preps Selbyville for bridgework

Within a year, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) plans to replace a bridge in downtown Selbyville. Representatives held a workshop on March 3 to explain why.

According to Project Engineer Percival McNeil, the Main Street bridge over the Sandy Branch is still in fine shape. However, the water is passing through a corrugated pipe that is not.

Selbyville considers easement for sewers

Selbyville officials are debating the potential need to take an additional easement from some property owners to complete work for new sewer mains in the town.

Selbyville fines Mountaire for sewage slip

Selbyville Town Council members unanimously agreed at their Feb. 7 meeting to assess Mountaire Corporation a fine of $3,000 for sewage violations in November. An administrative penalty of $1,000 was assessed for each of three incidents in which the company exceeded maximum levels for biochemical (or biological) oxygen demand (BOD).

Selbyville maintains same tax rate

Members of the Selbyville Town Council unanimously agreed at their meeting Monday, Feb. 7, to retain the town’s existing tax rate of $1.85 per $100 of assessed property value into the 2005-2006 fiscal year.

“I think we’re pretty solid where we are,” Mayor Clifton C. Murray told his fellow council members prior to the vote.