Greetings from Town Hall,
The hot, humid summer weather is keeping Berlin Electric staff busy as we run the generators to save money on the cost of electric to our Town. Water Resources staff help out as well by running a generator at the Waste Water Treatment Facility to reduce our costs.  Berlin Electric has some of the lowest rates in the area because we have a great team focused on taking every opportunity to keep our costs low for the benefit of our customers.
Summer months bring summer storms.  For Town employees that means making sure we’re prepared to respond effectively to keep our community safe. I encourage employees to have a plan for their family so they are set while we respond. Take a look at our emergency preparedness tips for you and your family below.
Our Farmers Market at Artisan’s Green is getting lots of positive attention. The market operates every Sunday from 9 AM until 1 PM through September 30th – rain or shine. We have live music and activities for children. Come check it out!
Thank you for your interest in the Berlin Bulletin,
Laura Allen
Town Administrator
Berlin Bulletin Questions – info@berlinmd.gov

Save The Dates

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration : Tuesday, July 3, 4-7 pm. Calvin B. Taylor Museum. Slushies, live music, cherry pie, kids games, reading of the Declaration of Independence. www.taylorhousemuseum.com
Berlin Fireworks : Tuesday, July 3, 9-10 pm. Berlin Falls Park. Watch the fireworks from Berlin Falls Park. Bring chairs, a blanket and a picnic.
Concert on the Lawn: Sunday, July 8, 6 pm–7:30 pm. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the sounds of Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Salt Water Cowboys. No alcohol is permitted.
Free Outdoor Movie Night: Saturday, July 14 at sunset. Bring a chair, blanket and snack to enjoy the free showing of Beauty & the Beast (1991, animated) at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. No alcohol permitted.
3rd Thursday Lunchtime Concert: Thursday, July 19, 11:30 am–1:30 pm.  Enjoy the Bilenki Duo at Artisans Green (Behind Fins off Main Street). Picnic tables, chairs and games available. Restaurants offering grab and go lunches.
Free Outdoor Movie at Stephen Decatur Park: Saturday, July 28 at sunset. Bring a blanket, chair and a snack to enjoy the free showing of the Lion King . No alcohol permitted.
Berlin Farmer’s Market: Every Sunday until September 30, 9 am – 1 pm. Artisans Green (Behind Fins off Main Street). Producers only market featuring fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, jams, jellies along with local music and children’s activities.
Upcoming Council Meetings – Monday, July 9th & Monday, July 23rd
Board of Elections Supervisors: Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 pm
Historic District Commission: Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 pm (rescheduled due to Independence Day holiday)
Planning Commission: Wednesday, July 11 at 6 pm
Holidays/Closures- Wednesday, July 4. Trash collection scheduled for Wednesday will be collected on Thursday, July 5.

Summer in Berlin!

Emergency Preparedness Tips

Reprinted from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website. Click on the title above for more information.

Make A Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings ?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communication plan ?

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:
Different ages of members within your household
Responsibilities for assisting others
Locations frequented
Dietary needs
Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
Languages spoken
Cultural and religious considerations
Pets or service animals
Households with school-aged children

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan
Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.
Emergency Plan for Parents (PDF)

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household

For more information and helpful forms and ideas, visit https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Thu 21

Heron Park Advisory Committee

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CANCELLED - This meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6...
Thu 28

Holiday-Thanksgiving

November 28 - November 29
Town offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.  If normal trash collection is Thursday or Friday, trash will be collected...
Thu 28

Mayor & Council Meeting

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall
Fri 29

Berlin Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the annual tree lighting at the Atlantic Hotel and then stroll the streets to enjoy the musicians,...
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