Henry Park Permanent Restrooms
The initial bidding process for this project was completed on November 15th. Two bids were received and, following staff review, a recommendation was made to the Mayor and Council. Unfortunately, an irregularity in the bidding made it necessary to re-bid the project. It is anticipated that the award will be made in January, 2017 with work to be completed by spring.
West Street Stormdrain Replacement
The West Street Stormdrain project has recently been re-designed. Dates for road closure and work will be available soon.
Hudson Branch and Flower Street Culvert Project
This project is the second half of Phase I of a four-phase stormwater mediation plan designed to alleviate flooding and improve water quality along the Hudson Branch. The Culvert project will replace the existing stormwater piping serving the Hudson Branch under Flower Street and will soften the angels of the streambed coming away from Rt. 113. During this phase of the project Flower Street will be closed temporarily. The overall project in Phase I also involves the creation of an off-line wetland behind the Multipurpose building that will allow stormwater during higher rainfall events to flow from the branch into the off-line wetlands and disperse through the plant-life, soil and evaporation before the excess flows back into the branch. Both of these projects will help prevent stormwater from building up and causing flooding and will improve water quality by providing a natural filtration of nutrients and undesirable components before it reaches the coastal bays.
Unfortunately, this project has taken longer than anticipated due to weather and other delays.
Additional information can be found here.
Welcome Center Facade Improvement
The Berlin Welcome Center recently received a facelift thanks to a Façade Improvement Grant that funded 50% of construction of the new windows and entrance.
The building was originally the Berlin Post Office and still had the same original glass. The glass had been damaged through the years and needed to be removed allowing for the installation of new energy efficient windows.
The design was approved by both the Berlin Historical Commission, Maryland Historical Trust and the Department of Housing and Community Development which granted the town $50,000 to use as a 1-1 match for improving the facades of it’s downtown buildings through their Community Legacy Program. For more information about the Facade Grant, and to find out if your business is eligible, please contact Ivy Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-629-1722.
Hudson Branch and Flower Street Off-Line Wetlands Project
This project is phase I of a four-phase stormwater mediation plan designed to alleviate flooding and improve water quality along the Hudson Branch. The Off-Line Wetlands project will create an area behind the multi-purpose building that will allow stormwater during rain events to flow out of the branch and disperse through the plant-life, soil and evaporation before the excess flows back into the branch. This action will help prevent stormwater from building up and causing flooding and will improve water quality by provide natural filtration of nutrients and undesirable components before it reaches the coastal bays.
The offline wetlands project is complete. While it doesn’t look like much right now, warmer weather in the spring will bring the growth of vegetation, particularly grasses.
New Berlin Police Facility
The groundbreaking for the new Berlin Police Building was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. This long-awaited project is being made possible through slots revenues received through the state from Ocean Downs.