The Berlin Bulletin

As I mentioned last month, the Town received a grant to complete a Resilience Element for our Comprehensive Plan. As communities adjust to increasingly extreme weather events, stress on public facilities, and higher costs of services, there is growing need to not only plan for these events, but to also reduce the impacts through conscious climate adaptation and resilience planning. We want to hear what you think about climate change, funding our future, and growth. W e're holding a series of meetings focused on Making Berlin Resilient at the following dates and times:

March 14th from 6 - 9 p.m. at Buckingham Elementary School 
March 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Worcester County Library
March 18th from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building

On March 25th at 7 p.m. we're holding a public hearing on Comcast's cable services. The Town's franchise agreement is up for renewal and we are required by federal law to hold a public hearing to obtain comments from our residents and business owners regarding whether the cable operator has substantially complied with the material terms of the existing franchise; the quality of the operator’s service, including signal quality; their response to consumer complaints, and billing practices (exclusive of rates); and whether the operator’s proposal is reasonable to meet the future cable-related community needs and interests, taking into account the cost of meeting such needs and interests.

Berlin will also be hosting the second annual Worcester Community Access to Resources Expo (Worcester CARES) event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Berlin Intermediate School (BIS) located at 309 Franklin Ave. For this free event, the Town is partnering with Delmarva Power, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Telamon, Worcester County Department of Social Services, Shore Up!, the Salvation Army, Worcester Youth and Family, and Berlin Intermediate School to organize the event and offer assistance to residents in the area.

We hope to see you there.

Thank you for your interest in the  Berlin Bulletin ,
Laura Allen
Town Administrator

Town of Berlin Bulletin -  [email protected]
Save The Dates
Cable Franchise Public Hearing : Monday, March 25th at the Mayor and Council Meeting at 7:00 PM. Click here for more information.

Resiliency Public Information and Input Meetings : Thursday, March 14,
6 PM at Buckingham Elementary School; Saturday, March 16, 10 AM at the Berlin Library; and Monday, March 18, 6 PM at the Multipurpose Building. See above for more information.

Worcester CARES Event : Saturday, March 30, 9 AM - 12 PM at the Berlin Intermediate School. A community wide event offering assistance to the residents of Worcester County. Please click here.

Upcoming Mayor and Council Meetings :
Monday, March 11th at 7 PM
Monday, March 25th at 7 PM

Upcoming Budget Work sessions (April) :
General Fund, Monday, April 1st at 5:30 PM
Utility Fund, Monday, April 15th at 5:30 PM

Upcoming Board and Commission Meetings : Please click here.

Save-the-date : Thursday, April 11, 6 PM : Graham Avenue Stormwater Project Community Meeting. More details in the April Berlin Bulletin.   
News and Press Releases
Keeping the Waters Low AND Clean
Join the Town and Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) on Thursday, April 11 for a community meeting to learn about the latest effort to reduce flooding and improve water quality in one of our wetter neighborhoods. With a grant from Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Town will be transforming a vacant lot at the corner of Graham Avenue and Old Ocean City Boulevard into a “submerged gravel wetland” to capture and filter stormwater before it enters the storm drains and makes it way to the Coastal Bays. Representatives from the Town, MCBP and EA Engineering will explain and answer questions about the new project to local residents, businesses and the general public at 6 p.m. on April 11 th at the Berlin Activities Depot at 10008 Old Ocean City Blvd (just across Graham Avenue from the project site). So mark your calendars and we’ll see you next month! For more information, contact Steve Farr at Maryland Coastal Bays Program at [email protected] or 410-213-2297.
Tennis Anyone?
Drop-In Tennis Program
Worcester County Recreation and Parks is partnering with the Town of Berlin to hold Adult Drop-in Tennis starting Wednesday, April 3rd.

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