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Santa tree seeks gifts for seniors

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 18, 2021) After collecting a bumper crop of donations in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, the annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” holiday outreach program coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care in Berlin is again soliciting gifts through Dec. 8. Home Care Consultant Crystal Heiser said “Be a Santa to… Read more »

OP reserve study reviewed by budget cmte.

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(Nov. 18, 2021) Ocean Pines Budget and Finance Committee members signed off on a recently completed reserve study last week, with the financial report headed for a board presentation before work begins the next fiscal year’s budget in January. Doug Greene, reserve specialist and partner with Design Management Associates, presented the results during a meeting… Read more »

Bylaws com. prepares for report to directors


By Greg Ellison (Nov. 18, 2021) In addition to reviewing work group efforts to propose governing document updates, the Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee last Friday discussed other language tweaks related to board candidate eligibility, property ownership and director removals. Committee Chairman Jim Trummel said the bylaws work group held its most recent meeting… Read more »

Berlin unfurls POW/MIA flag on Veterans Day


Town officials bring patriotic addition to public view for first time last Thursday By Greg Ellison (Nov. 18, 2021) Members of American Legion Posts #123 and #231 joined Town of Berlin officials to hoist a newly acquired POW/MIA flag during a sunrise ceremony on Veterans Day. Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood said Mayor Zach Tyndall organized… Read more »

Berlin Council approves new disc golf trial run until Sept.

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 11, 2021)  After having their idea tabled during discussions in September, Eastbound Disc Golf organizers returned to the Town Council meeting this week with a revamped proposal to install a nine-hole course in Stephen Decatur Park for a trial run through September 2022. Eastbound Disc Golf members Shawn Johnson, Josh Maxfield… Read more »

Berlin gets ARPA funding public feedback

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 11, 2021) With $4.7 million coming its way through the American Rescue Plan Act, the Berlin Town Council on Monday wanted to hear how the public thought it ought to spend the money. Mayor Zach Tyndall said gathering public opinion is required before establishing spending priorities for the grant. As of… Read more »

Berlin 1st qtr. finances beat budget figures


Advances against last year noted in revenue collection By Greg Ellison (Nov. 11, 2021) The first quarter of Berlin’s general fund budget for FY22 performed well, according to a report to the Town Council Monday, with revenues significantly ahead of last year and expenses only slightly higher. Finance Director Natalie Saleh, who reviewed general and… Read more »

Parks Commission vets ping pong park pitch for Berlin


By Greg Ellison (Nov. 11, 2021) Berlin’s Parks Commission discussed proposed ping pong and disc golf projects at its facilities during its meeting last Tuesday. We Heart Berlin President and CEO Tony Weeg and board member Brian Robertson reported on recent fundraising efforts and planned equipment purchases for ping pong at John Howard Burbage Park…. Read more »

Berlin OKs ping pong purchase

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 11, 2021) The Berlin Town Council on Monday agreed to allow We Heart Berlin President and CEO Tony Weeg to purchase ping pong tables ahead of gaining final approval to install the feature at John Howard Burbage Park. “While the tables are available and in stock from the supplier. I wanted… Read more »

Berlin reviews five-year capital plan details

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 11, 2021) Looking to define major expenditures in the future, the Berlin Town Council on Monday began the process of mapping its five-year capital projects plan. Mayor Zach Tyndall prepared the initial draft of a town wide assessment of possible capital requests for each department. Tyndall said the intent is to… Read more »