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

Freeman Stage to end season with ballet, doo-wop, fireworks

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Opera at Morgan and the Morgan State University Choir, will help to celebrate the conclusion of another successful season at the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.

Selbyville receives top municipality rating on audit report

The Town of Selbyville has received the best report a municipality can get for their annual audit. The town council heard this week from Leslie Michalik of PKS & Company, P.A., who presented a formal review of the Town’s financial statements based on the audit for the year ending Jan. 31, 2013.

Selbyville woman dies after multi-vehicle crash, others injured

A multiple-vehicle crash near Bridgeville on Sunday, Aug. 11, killed a Selbyville woman and injured four other people.

Police said the crash happened on Route 404 in the area of Dublin Hill Road near Bridgeville on Sunday, about 6:25 p.m., when a 71-year-old Selbyville woman, Carole M. Hoffman, for unknown reasons, allowed her eastbound car to drift into the opposite lane of travel.

Smelly, gray water plagues residents of Selbyville development

Source of problem, responsibility for fixing it debated by Town, landlord

On Delmarva, many people don’t get perfectly distilled water from the tap. But the residents of Shady Grove II in Selbyville are getting the exact opposite of that clean, clear water — a smelly, gray-tinged variety of H2O. And they feel that no one is taking responsibility.

Selbyville girls give a jolt of community service

Mickayla and Jolene Austin are still students at Phillip Showell Elementary, but they could save someone’s life someday. The 9- and 7-year-old-girls have received service awards for donating an automated external defibrillator (AED) to a Girl Scout campground.

Postal Service hero helps save a life

Marlene Sholley knew something was wrong when her friend and coworker didn’t show up to work at the post office or return phone calls. Early on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 — just a few days after Artie Wartick had gotten ill — Sholley visited her friend’s home, and found her passed out and unresponsive.

Fox's Pizza grows with new location, expanded menu

It was only in August of 2010 that Fox’s Pizza Den opened up as a take-out pizza shop in Millville and only last summer that they expanded that shop into a restaurant and bar, but they have more growth on the horizon, with Fox’s Pizza Restaurant & Bar opening in the Harris Teeter shopping center off of Route 54 in Fenwick Island. And if they had a slogan to go with the growth, it might be this: “It’s more than just pizza!”

Selbyville farmers' market not returning

While it seems as though many area farmers’ markets are thriving, selling everything from fresh produce to homemade jellies and breads, not all have been a success.

Selbyville council puts fire company agreement in writing

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company is aiming to add a new ladder truck to its fleet, and the Selbyville Town Council offered their full approval at their June 3 meeting.

From bike racks to safety talks, young scout is on track

Tenth-grader Chris Smith is well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout out of Ocean View Boy Scout Troop 281. Having built and donated three bike racks, which now reside at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts and Selbyville Town Hall, Smith recently went into the classrooms at Showell to also teach kids about the importance of bike safety.

Old Timer’s Day registration under way, featuring new event

Old Timer’s Day is right around the corner in Selbyville, and planning is well under way. The annual town festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, with plenty of ways people can participate.

Selbyville gets bike racks courtesy of Eagle Scout

Selbyville officials reported at the May 6 town council meeting that new bike racks have been installed in the town.

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Selbyville approves firearms shop on Main Street

The Selbyville Town Council this week approved a new home-based business selling firearms. At the council’s regular meeting April 1, they unanimously voted to allow Douglas Helfer and Phil Oneschuk to open Main Street Trader LLC in a detached garage at Helfer’s residence at 20 South Main Street, across from Hastings Funeral Home.

Roots Landscaping continues Easter egg hunt tradition

This weekend, Roots Landscaping will be holding its 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, in conjunction with the Redmen of Selbyville and the Salem United Methodist Church.

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year.

Selbyville to retest new wells after contaminant found

Selbyville will test two newly drilled town wells again, after a test in one showed a spike in methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Erik Retzlaff, an associate with Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc., who works for the town, said the wells will be re-sampled by independent laboratories and the Town will “go from there.”

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

Selbyville library becomes gallery for Kids Art Month

The Selbyville Public Library regularly displays local artwork, but Selbyville’s youth have the honor of displaying their work for the entire month of March. The town council recently once again proclaimed March to be Kids Art Month, and the Selbyville Community Club will celebrate it with their annual children’s art show.

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

Three SMS wrestlers win Henlopen Conference, go undefeated

Three local middle-schoolers might make wrestling look easy, but years of hard work led to the undefeated seasons for Brandon Bautista, Chris Esque and Zeke Marcozzi.

Selbyville OKs possible Mountaire operating agreement

Town will not have an election in 2013

More than a year of discussion has already gone into drafting an agreement between Mountaire and the Town of Selbyville regarding parking and cleanliness at the poultry processing plant, but it has now been approved, even though the agreement may not go into effect for several years and came without unanimous agreement from council members.

Local author hopes to help those 'Suffering in Silence'

In a review of Carolyn Kuhn’s book “Suffering in Silence,” one reader, “CindyS,” wrote: “I picked this book up late one evening to ‘start’ and a couple hours later I had ‘finished’ it. I could not put it down. Every emotion that someone could possibly feel was felt while reading this book. You feel anger. You feel sympathy. You cry. You laugh… all of this in just 100 pages.

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, just ahead of a cold front crossing Delaware and southern New Jersey.

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

District officials will give a presentation outlining the various referendum initiatives and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.