Berlin Budgets Holds Tax Rate Steady

BERLIN – Berlin will operate on a $16.6 million budget in fiscal year 2009 if nothing is changed between now and the second reading, and the vote to accept the budget, in two weeks.The Berlin property tax rate remains the same as last fiscal year at 73 cents per $100 of assessed value.“It’s a conservative… Read more »

Grant Money Sought For Flower St. Building

BERLIN – Planning for a new building to replace the deteriorated Flower St. Multi-purpose Building could soon be aided by state block grant funds, after the Berlin Mayor and Council voted to apply for the grant Tuesday night.Unlike construction requests, community development block grant (CDBG) planning fund requests do not have to be in by… Read more »

Governor Appoints Adkins To High Court

BERLIN – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Tuesday announced the appointment of Judge Sally Denison Adkins to a seat on the state’s highest court, officially ending a bid by local attorney Joe Moore to replace Dale Cathell. Moore in December officially filed an application to replace Cathell as the Maryland Court of Appeals judge for… Read more »

Resort Asked To Support County Heritage Trails

OCEAN CITY – Worcester County has an untold story waiting to be told, said Worcester County NAACP President Edward Lee this week in a request to the Mayor and City Council for funding for a county-wide cultural and economic business venture. “What contribution has the African-American community made in Worcester County?” questioned Lee, pointing out… Read more »

Town, Fire Company Make Accord Official

OCEAN CITY – Town officials and the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (OCVFC) came to an official agreement over the town’s fire services this week, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that officially names former OCVFC Chief Chris Larmore the town’s first fire chief.The high points of the MOU were hashed out… Read more »

MML Gives Legislative Report To OC

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council were briefed with a wrap-up of the 2007 special legislative session as well as the 2008 regular session in Annapolis this week, through a presentation of pertinent bills from the eyes of the municipalities.The Maryland Municipal League   (MML) presented the legislative wrap-up to the Mayor and City… Read more »