Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at town hall.

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet next on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. at town hall.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended on Sept. 15. It will return on May 15, 2020.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30. They will resume on May 15, 2020.

• On Friday, July 26, the Town of Bethany Beach officially broke ground on Central Park, located at the northwest corner of Routes 1 and 26. In 2012, the town council adopted a resolution that outlined their vision for the park, which included benches, fountains, open pavilions and a small playground area. Subsequent polls of more than 1,500 property owners, along with multiple public meetings prompted the final designs created by Kercher Engineering. A-Del Construction Co. will carry out the plans, which can be found on the Town website at Construction is expected to take six months to complete.


South Bethany

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of a letter from Artesian Water; a vote on approval of a MOU with the Fenwick Island and Ocean View police departments; appointment of Susan Spingler and Peggy Tinklepaugh to the Community Enhancement Committee; a first reading of Ordinance 196-19 to amend the town code by adding a new chapter to establish uniform policies and procedures for the deployment and installation of small wireless facilities in or on rights-of-way within the Town of South Bethany’s jurisdiction; and leadership and committee reports.

• The Planning Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m.

• The town council will hold a workshop meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

• Bids will be accepted until Oct. 28 on surplus equipment: a 2008 Ford Explorer former police vehicle; a 2014 Polaris 900XP 4×4 electric vehicle; and 15 2011 Mobi-Mats.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach will end on Oct. 15. They will resume on May 15, 2020.

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at


Fenwick Island

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.


Ocean View

• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at

• The Ocean View town website is located at



• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Frankford Public Library on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to assist with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their family.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at



• Selbyville Town Hall and the Selbyville Police Department are now located at 1 West Church Street, Selbyville. All other phone, fax and email contacts remain the same.

• The annual Selbyville Halloween Parade will be Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. The registration deadline for parade participants and vendors is Oct. 20. Contact Town Hall or see the parade website for details.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.

• Community Legal Aide Society will provide free legal services for legal or undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime. Services are available on Tuesdays at Selbyville Police Department. For additional information, contact the police department at (302) 436-5085 or visit Town website.

• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month (one item per household, like a television).

• The new town website is


Indian River School District

• School will be closed Oct. 11 for a teacher workday.

• Committee meetings were rescheduled on Monday, Oct. 14, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Finance at 5 p.m.; and Buildings and Grounds at 6 p.m.

• Progress reports were issued on Oct. 4. Parent conferences will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 21 (special schools); Oct. 22 (high schools); Oct. 23 (elementary schools) and Oct. 24 (middle schools). The marking period ends Nov. 4.

• The next regular monthly meeting of IRSD Board of Education will be Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The Indian River School District is in need of long-term substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Anyone interested should contact Celeste Bunting at (302) 236-6273 or

• The school district website is