Posted on June 25, 2021
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Jeff Fleetwood, Town Administrator
June 25, 2021
For Immediate Release…
Berlin, Md. – On Thursday, June 17, 2021, President Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a new federal holiday. The Mayor and Council have decided to recognize the new holiday this year by extending the Independence Day holiday weekend to include Friday, July 2, 2021 in addition to the previously scheduled holiday of Monday, July 5, 2021. Most Town offices will therefore be closed starting Friday, July 2nd and will reopen on Tuesday, July 6th. Juneteenth will be added to the Town of Berlin’s annual holiday calendar moving forward.
Because the addition of the closure on Friday will impact trash and recycling collection, the Town has made amendments to residential and commercial collection schedules. For Friday, July 2, 2021: commercial trash will be collected; recycling collection will be postponed to Friday, July 9, 2021. For Monday, July 5, 2021: As previously scheduled, recycling collection will be postponed to Tuesday, July 6, 2021 along with regular Tuesday trash collection.