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Berlin Briefs

Baker Street update
Baker Street bids were due last Friday.
The Berlin Town Council in April approved the first phase of an estimated $120,000 project to restore the road.
Town Administrator Laura Allen said bids could be discussed during the next Town Council meeting, on Oct. 10.
Police department update
Construction of the new Berlin Police Department is on schedule and the station, near the corner of Flower Street and Assateague Road, could be open by the end of the year.
“The police department is moving along,” Allen said. “A lot of the work that they’re doing is interior … they’ve got walls up and they’re putting in some flooring and finishing up the ceiling and painting. It’s moving along pretty quickly.
“We’re looking at December, January, February as a rough time frame [for police to move in],” she added.
Currently, police are quartered in a small space attached to Town Hall. Allen said officials were considering remodeling that area to expand the administrative offices.
“You’ve got a lot of people effectively packed in a small area,” she said. “We’re looking at expanding the area and we’re thinking about what to do with the parking lot. These transitions are always good opportunities to try to address some problems and challenges that we’ve got, and fix them.”
William Street update
Allen said William Street was scheduled for a base paving last Thursday. Partial closure of the busy street has occurred during the last several weeks because of stormwater improvements there.
The road reopened this week.