Horse, Carriage Franchise Brings No Bidders

OCEAN CITY — A busy Mayor and Council work session this week included the approval of funding for the annual film festival, a revision of the make-up of the town’s various subcommittees and no takers on a horse-drawn carriage ride franchise.Subcommittees DecidedThe Ocean City Council remained largely intact after the municipal election earlier this month… Read more »

Pirate’s Wharf Plans Discussed

SALISBURY – County residents last week voiced their support and concerns for the development of a public park.Last week, residents gathered in a public input session to share their ideas for the development of a county-owned property known as Pirate’s Wharf.In October, the county announced it had received a $820,000 grant from the National Parks… Read more »

Group Homes Now Permitted By Berlin Code

BERLIN – The Berlin Town Council approved two ordinances this week adding provisions for group homes to the town’s code.On Monday, the council approved an ordinance defining group homes and then approved a second ordinance allowing them to exist as a conditional use in a portion of the B-1 zoning district.Mayor Gee Williams said the… Read more »

Six OC Canal Dredging Projects Moving Ahead

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week doubled down on the lowest bid for canal dredging since the inception of the program and approved funding for two years of projects.Last year, the Mayor and Council approved funding for the resort’s ongoing residential canal dredging program when the smallest bid came in at the lowest per-cubic-yard… Read more »

Berlin Officials Attend Climate Academy

BERLIN – Municipal officials from Berlin are among those participating in the state’s new Maryland Climate Leadership Academy.Town Administrator Laura Allen, Planning Director Dave Engelhart, Economic Development Director Ivy Wells and Megan Pfaller, plant operator for the town’s water resources department, attended the first session of the Maryland Climate Leadership Academy last week.“I think it’s… Read more »