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Upcoming Town Meetings
SUBJECT TO CHANGE: All meetings of the Mayor and Council and Boards and Commission are being held in-person with face coverings required for all in attendance. For more details and the most up-to-date information, please visit the appropriate meeting page on our website.
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM: Special Closed Session
  • Monday, September 13, 2021
  • Monday, September 27, 2021

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Last Month's Meeting Updates
  • Approval of an application to the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program for the lighting of Dr. William Henry Park Basketball Courts in the amount of $111,650 (Matching funds of $10,350 for a total project cost of $122,000) for fiscal year 2023
  • Motion approving a request for the use of Dr. William Henry Park basketball courts and pavilion for a school supply giveaway and movie after hours on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Approval of nominations for boards and commission members
  • Discussion of ARPA Planning Timeline
  • Discussion and review of the goals and objectives of the Community Center Planning Committee 

  • Swearing-in of Board and Commission members
  • Approval of the use of Stephen Decatur Park Tennis Courts by Worcester County Recreation & Parks for Tennis Stroke Clinics on Tuesday, September 28th and Tuesday, October 5th from 6-7 PM
  • Approval of a donation from We Heart Berlin of six basketball backboards, six basketball rims, and six basketball pole pads at Dr. William Henry Park
  • Approval of a Special Use of Park request for basketball courts unveiling at Dr. William Henry Park on 09/26/21 
  • Approval of a Motion awarding the bid for the window replacement project for Town Hall to J.T. Construction and Home Improvement in the amount of $43,635 plus a change order for an additional window

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How did the solar panel feel when it was finally installed? AMPED!
The Town of Berlin's solar project has the honor of being the first project constructed and completed under the Maryland Energy Administration's Public Facility Solar Grant Program. The project consists of over 100 panels which were covered in full by the grant and provide over 50% of the power for the facility on Schoolfield Street. A ribbon-cutting will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 11 am. Photo below: Solar Array at the Electric Department Savage Substation on Schoolfield Street.
Trash & Recycling
Speaking of recycling...We've "recycled" this article from last month because it's THAT important!

Curbside trash and recycling collection is available to the majority of residences and qualifying commercial businesses in Town once per week (trash one day and recycling another). Information about collection days, how to separate recycling for collection, and special bulk and yard waste collections is available on the Town's website and at Town Hall, or by calling 410-641-2770.
Recycle Bins Available for Purchase
Blue recycling bins are available to purchase for $5.00 at Town Hall during regular business hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. At this time, we are asking to limit quantities to two per household.
Proper Can Placement and Why It Matters
The Town supplies wheeled trash containers for most residences and qualifying commercial properties. These containers are placed at the curb by the resident or business and collected by the automated trash truck. They should be at the curb by 6:00 AM on collection day; containers can be put out the night before. 6:00 AM is recommended because the Sanitation Department typically collects on a given street at roughly the same time, unforeseen circumstances may cause them to reach a street earlier or later. Containers cannot be left at the curb between collections and must be taken up no later than 11:00 PM on collection day.

Every effort should be made to leave at least four feet (4') between the container and items such as poles or vehicles; this provides enough space for the automated truck arm to grasp the can, lift it, and empty it into the truck while avoiding damage to property.

The container also needs to be placed so that the front (the lid opening) faces the street with the handles/wheels away from the street and it should be at the edge of the curb/driveway or lawn (if there is no sidewalk). If the lid is facing the wrong way - backward or sideways - all the trash may not be emptied and the lid can be damaged or torn off when emptied.
Upcoming Holidays
and changes to trash and recycling schedules
Labor Day- Monday, September 6, 2021: The recycling collection will be postponed to Tuesday, September 7, 2021, along with the regular Tuesday Trash Collection.
What's happening in Berlin?
Shakespeare on Pitts Street: Saturday, September 4th, at 7:30 PM. The Brown Box Theater Project presents Much Ado About Nothing. Bring a chair & enjoy this free event!

Small Town Throw Down Country Music Concert: Saturday, September 11th from 1 pm- 6 pm. Ruthie and the Wranglers, Lauren Calve Band, Boy in Black. Bring a chair and enjoy – this is a free event. Sponsored by The Atlantic Hotel & John Fager.

Calvin B. Taylor House Museum Book Fest: September 11th and 12th. More info here.

Berlin Fiddlers Convention: Fri, September 24th, 5 pm-10 pm, Sat, September 25th, 10 am-6 pm, and Sun, September 26th Music Jam at the Berlin Farmers Market.

Calvin B. Taylor House Museum Storytelling on the Lawn: September 6th at 2 pm. More info here.

2nd Fridays: 2nd Fridays in Berlin have come to an end for the season.

Last Farmers Market: The last market of the season will be on Sunday, September 26th.
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