Negligent Driving Bill Introduced

BERLIN — State Senator Mary Beth Carozza last week introduced a bill that would increase the penalties for causing life-threatening injuries while operating a vehicle or vessel negligently.Senate Bill 248 was Carozza’s first official piece of legislation as a senator. The bill, if approved, would establish the offense of causing a life-threatening injury by motor… Read more »

Berlin Approves Nonprofit Grant Policy Change

BERLIN – Town officials approved revisions to Berlin’s new nonprofit grant policy this week.On Monday, the Berlin Town Council approved a resolution revising the nonprofit grant policy adopted last year.“All of these recommendations came after this year’s first cycle under our current nonprofit grant policy,” Mayor Gee Williams said. “These are things that you learn… Read more »

Council Questions BFC On Old Library Building’s Future

BERLIN – Town officials encouraged the Berlin Fire Company to consider leasing the former library building to generate additional revenue.As Berlin Fire Company (BFC) leaders presented the organization’s quarterly report to the Berlin Town Council this week, the now vacant library building was a key point of discussion. Municipal officials said the building, which is… Read more »

Dredging Effort Gets Funding Boost

FENWICK ISLAND – An additional $15,000 is expected to help a Fenwick Island committee further its efforts to secure a dredging project in the Little Assawoman Bay.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council agreed to establish a $15,000 budget for the Fenwick Island Dredging Committee to complete soil testing, pay for consulting services and fund… Read more »

Council Approves Two Police Vehicles

OCEAN CITY — Satisfied with the need, the Ocean City Council approved the purchase of two new police vehicles to the tune of around $57,000.In January, the Mayor and Council had before them a request to purchase two vehicles for the OCPD that were included in last year’s Vehicle Trust budget but were ultimately cut… Read more »

Firm Selected To Reassess Fenwick Properties

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island last week selected an appraisal firm to reassess all properties in town as part of a revaluation project.In October, the Fenwick Island Town Council agreed to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for appraisal services to reassess the value of real property within the town’s corporate limits.At the… Read more »

No More ‘Shall’ In Fenwick Code

FENWICK ISLAND – Concerned over its vague definition, officials in Fenwick Island last week agreed to stop using the word “shall” in all new or amended ordinances of the town code.Last Friday, Councilman Roy Williams presented his request to use the words “must” or “will” in any new or amended sections of the town code…. Read more »