Berlin Council News In Brief

BERLIN – The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed several items briefly at their last August meeting on Monday night. The following is a look at some of the topics discussed.— The council voted to commission a re-evaluation of wastewater rates to more accurately reflect future costs.The study will re-evaluate existing wastewater rates and special connection… Read more »

Island Phragmites Battle Renewed

ASSATEAGUE – Several areas of Assateague National Seashore were closed temporarily this week as federal officials renewed their aggressive aerial assault on invasive phragmites on the barrier island.Assateague officials this week began the latest phase in the ongoing effort to eradicate, or at least contain, the spread of noxious phragmites. The prolific, non-native and highly… Read more »

Low Bid Brings Berlin Road Work Below Estimate

BERLIN – Road work will cost Berlin hundreds of thousands less than originally projected, staff reported this week during Monday night’s Berlin Mayor and Council meeting, after the lowest construction bid came in significantly under town cost estimates.The $861,000 bid price, from A.C. Croll and Sons, came in at $400,000 less than the engineer’s estimate…. Read more »

County’s Salvia Ban Mirrors Resort Law

SNOW HILL – Salvia could be banned in Worcester County on Sept. 1, despite talk of waiting for the Maryland General Assembly to pass a statewide ban on the hallucinogen.The County Commissioners introduced a bill to ban the hallucinogen in all of Worcester County at their regular meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners will hold a… Read more »