Posted on November 5, 2019
We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween. As we move in to November, remember this is a time for giving. If you are looking for ways to give back to our community please reach out to the Berlin Police Department at 410-641-1333 or Chief Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Also, please be on the look out for the annual energy assistance letter to make monetary donations and help others in the community, more information below.
In October the Mayor and Council established new parking regulations to allow adequate space for fire, EMS, police, and other large town vehicles to access the roadways. These regulations include no parking on Grace Street, no parking on the south side of Washington Street, and no parking at the spaces immediately adjacent to the intersection of Washington Street which includes: South Main street, Grace Street, Jefferson Street, and West Street. They approved the 2020 events schedule, holiday schedule, and the Mayor and Council Meetings schedule. They approved the annexation agreement for I.G. Burton. Lastly, they agreed to close Town offices for a full day instead of a half day on Christmas Eve.
The Town also welcomed employee Jeffrey Fleetwood into the role of Town Administrator, employee Mary Bohlen into the role of Deputy Town Administrator, and employee Kelsey Jensen into the role of Administrative Manager.
Thank you for your interest in the Berlin Bulletin,
Town of Berlin Staff
November in Berlin – Save the Dates
Fall Just Walk: Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 am-11 am at Stephen Decatur Park. Enjoy a fun free walk in Stephen Decatur Park hosted by the Berlin Parks Commission in partnership with the Worcester County Health Department.
Daylight Savings Time Ends: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2 am; Remember to set your clocks back one hour.
Fall Bulk Trash Collection: If your normal trash day is on Tuesday, or Wednesday, your special collection date will be Wednesday, November 6, 2019. If your normal trash day is on Thursday, your special Collection date will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019. See more information here.
Second Friday Art Stroll: Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5 pm- 8 pm.
Berlin Christmas Parade Attendee Meeting: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7 pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers. Participating in the Christmas parade? Dropping your kids off at a float for the parade? Join us for the Christmas attendee meeting. This meeting is for anyone who has a float in the parade or is dropping their children off at their float for the parade this year. For more information call Allison 410-629-1716 or Ivy 410-629-1722.
Berlin Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House: Friday, November 29, 2019 from 5:30 pm-9 pm on Downtown Main Street and the Atlantic Hotel. Join us for the annual tree lighting and ice sculpture carvings while shopping in the downtown businesses.Carolers will be at Stevenson Church 6:15pm
Candlelight Tours at the Calvin B. Taylor Museum
*** As a reminder, pets should always be leashed at Town events and you should always pick up after your pet.
*** Order your custom Christmas ornament by November 15th to hang on the Town’s tree – more info here.
Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday November 29, 2019
Upcoming Mayor and Council Meetings:
**Tuesday, November 12th at 7 pm
Monday, November 25th at 7 pm
Upcoming Board and Commission Meetings: Please click here.
Event dates for December:
Classical Christmas – Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Berlin Christmas Parade – Thursday, December 5, 2019
Candlelight Tour at the Museum – Saturday, December 7, 2019
New Year’s Eve Celebration – Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Town of Berlin Press Releases:
- Fall Just Walk Berlin
- Berlin Graham Avenue Submerged Gravel Wetland Project to Begin
- See All News And Press Releases Here
Energy Assistance Contributions
Keep an eye out for our annual energy assistance program letter. In the November 10, 2019 billing cycle you will be receiving information on the energy assistance program that the Town participates in. This program is voluntary and all funds collected are matched by the Town up to $10,000, the funds are then distributed to our community’s most vulnerable citizens to help pay their electric utility bills. Your contribution makes it possible to continue to be a wonderfully supportive and caring community.