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Berlin Fire Company gives quarterly report

Berlin Fire Company

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Representatives from the Berlin Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services presented a quarterly report to Berlin’s Town Council last Monday evening. Dave Fitzgerald, president of the Berlin Fire Company, said there were 44 in town fire rescue calls from July 1 to Sept. 30. The busiest times were… Read more »

GM report highlights positive progress

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) With progress being made on a multitude of capital projects and year-to-date budget numbers remaining positive, General Manager John Viola told the board of directors Saturday that the end of the year looked solid. As for construction projects, Viola said new clubhouse at the golf course would… Read more »

Violation amendments sent for legal review


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Stressing accuracy over speed, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday opted to seek a legal review of several proposed changes in how the association can remedy  non-compliance violations of the OPA Declaration of Restrictions. Board member Frank Daly revived discussions of a proposal to replace… Read more »

Bylaws defines election validation


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) The Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee last Friday moved closer to finalizing the definitions that would be used in the association’s election validation process. The revised language could be incorporated with other proposed tweaks to association resolution M-06 that governs elections and referendums. Committee chairman Jim… Read more »

Berlin replacement generator money OK’d

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) The Berlin Town Council on Monday authorized spending a little more than $13,000 from the electric utility contingency fund to cover the balance of the cost of a replacement generator. “The … thing I think everybody needs to know right now [is] we are down a generator,” Town… Read more »

Aquatics mulls raising non-resident daily pool fees


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) The possibility of charging nonresidents more to use the indoor and outdoor pool facilities was examined during the Ocean Pines Aquatics Committee meeting on Monday. Ocean Pines Operations Director Colby Phillips broached the topic as part of an early review of upcoming fiscal year 2020/2021 budget figures…. Read more »

Drainage issues being examined with state

Colby Phillips

By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) In addition to updating the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on current efforts to remedy storm water drainage issues, Operations Director Colby Phillips reported last week that potential long-term solutions are being examined with state officials. Phillips said on Saturday that exploratory conversations were held the… Read more »

Berlin joins 2020 Census’ Complete Count Committee


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) The Town of Berlin has joined other communities on Worcester County’s Complete Count Committee in an effort to increase participation in the 2020 census. “I think people underestimate the importance of their data,” said Mary Bohlen, Berlin’s deputy town administrator.  The census, which is calculated once every… Read more »

Berlin issues RFP for Heron Park


Request for proposals to include work on demolition, clean-up on town property By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) It’s take two for Heron Park as the Town of Berlin town has issued a request for proposals to complete demolition and cleanup projects at the site on Old Ocean City Boulevard. Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood… Read more »

It’s official: Fleetwood town admin.

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Berlin Council agrees he’s right person for position By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Berlin’s Acting Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood dropped the “acting”part of his title after his promotion to town administrator was announced Monday evening. “I’m embarking on a new role in the Town of Berlin, and my commitment to you, and my commitment to these folks… Read more »