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Officials pitch irrigation for Pines course


By Greg Ellison Public Works heads believe it can be done for greens (March 19, 2020) Protecting water systems and reducing nutrient loads in the St. Martin River were primary motivators presented by Worcester County officials last week for a proposal to irrigate the Ocean Pines Golf Course with treated wastewater effluent. Worcester Public Works… Read more »

OP Water Advisory Board talks next budget


By Greg Ellison Worcester officials detail leaky water holding tanks background, core problems (March 19, 2020) Tracking cases of leaky groundwater holding tanks and previewing pending budget requests were principal points presented during the Ocean Pines Service Area Water and Wastewater Advisory Board meeting on Monday. Board member Jack Collins praised the presentation about treated… Read more »

Parks onboard for next OPA board election

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By Greg Ellison (March 19, 2020) Looking to chart continued progress after four years as a member of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, President Doug Parks unveiled intentions this week to seek another term in the 2020 board election. “The first year, I was appointed to the board,” he said. “In 2017 I… Read more »

Heron Park groundwater evaluation results

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 19, 2020) Heron Park in Berlin has passed its tests, Berlin Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood announced at the Monday, March 9, mayor and Town Council meeting, following an analysis of water extracted from the grounds. Last June, an undisclosed amount of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda or lye) was spilled… Read more »

Wor. reviews new operations building for treatment plant

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (March 19, 2020) The Ocean Pines Water Wastewater Treatment Plant will get a new operations building. The Worcester County Planning Commission reviewed construction and site plans for a 62 by 54-foot building during their meeting on Thursday, March 5. The 20-by 50-foot building for storage will be demolished. John Tustin,… Read more »

Short-term rental rules, regulations

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Planning Commission looks over Airbnb ordinance draft ideas at monthly meeting (March 19, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission looked over a short draft of the short-term rental rules last Wednesday that had been suggested by the mayor and Town Council. Since last November, the council and Planning Commission have been… Read more »

Cell tower to be constructed south of Berlin mid-May

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer Service will improve area along Route 113 to Newark (March 19, 2020) The southern Berlin area should see improved cell service, as plans for a 195-foot-tall cell tower were reviewed by the Worcester County Technical Review Committee during its meeting last Wednesday. The tower, to be constructed by Calvert Crossland… Read more »

Mayor Williams issues statement on coronavirus

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Town’s response will affect meetings, offices, events (March 19, 2020) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams issued a statement on Monday concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it will affect town meetings and events. To the Citizens and Guests of Berlin: The Town of Berlin is actively monitoring the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) by working closely… Read more »

OPA Board email voting process gets reviewed

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Committee looks into how it needs to comply with law By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) The Ocean Pines Association Bylaws and Resolutions Committee last Friday proposed amending language concerning the Board of Directors’ ability to vote on matters outside of a public meeting to comply with state regulations. Board member Dr. Colette Horn said… Read more »

Pines Executive Council vets advisory committee process


By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) Outlining advisory committee board liaison responsibilities, establishing formalized procedures for posting meeting agendas and documenting actions proposed for board consideration were examined during the Ocean Pines Association Executive Council meeting on Monday. OPA President Doug Parks said the executive council is comprised of advisory committee chairs. In terms of… Read more »