All meeting dates are subject to change. Unless otherwise indicated as Closed, all meetings are open to the public.
Meetings are held at the Berlin Town Hall, 10 William Street, 2nd floor.
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Upcoming Meetings/Events

March 12, 2020 (Bee City Committee Meeting)

Meeting to discuss pollinator friendly events for Berlin Cleanup Day.

Past Meetings/Events

October 22, 2019 (Bee City Committee Meeting)

Upcoming Meetings/Events

There are no meetings/events scheduled at this time.

Past Meetings/Events

November 06, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals 11-6-2019 5:30PM)

April 26, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals 5-1-2019)

Board of Zoning Appeals 5-1-2019 @ 6:00PM

April 03, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

Board of Zoning Appeals 4-3-19

April 03, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals 4-3-19)

Board of Zoning Appeals 4-3-19

March 06, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

Board of Zoning Appeals 3/6/2019 6:00PM

February 06, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

February 06, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

February 06, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

Board of Zoning Appeals

February 06, 2019 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

Board of Zoning Appeals

June 06, 2018 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

May 02, 2018 (Board of Zoning Appeals)

March 07, 2018 (Board of Appeals)

November 02, 2016 (Board of Appeals CANCELED)

July 06, 2016 (Board of Appeals)

April 27, 2016 (Board of Appeals)


Rules in accordance with: Chapter 108, Section 137

Current Members:
Chair Joe Moore
Vice-Chair Woody Bunitng
Jay Knerr
Doug Parks
Robert Palladino

Duties:
Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of any zoning ordinance
Hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of an ordinance
Authorize on appeal in specific cases a variance from the terms of the ordinance.

Qualifications:
Understanding of and appreciation for zoning principles, knowledge of conditions for zoning principles, knowledge of conditions in the community and of its planning objectives and policies, general civic interest, as opposed to special or private interest, and a fair judicial approach.

Meetings:
As needed

Term:
3 years

Members:
At least 3 members

Staff Liaison:
Dave Engelhart, Planning Director, dengelhart@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4143

Upcoming Meetings/Events

There are no meetings/events scheduled at this time.

Past Meetings/Events

September 25, 2018 (Board of Elections)

September 04, 2018 (Board of Elections)

July 10, 2018 (Board of Elections)

September 27, 2016 (Board of Supervisors of Elections)

September 06, 2016 (Board of Supervisors of Elections)

July 12, 2016 (Board of Supervisors of Elections)


Rules in accordance with: Article VI

Current Members:
Chair Lou Creter,
Linda Bowen
Tony Bowen
John Briddell
Preston Whaley

Duties:
In charge of the conduct of Town of Berlin Municipal Elections

Qualifications:
Appointed by Mayor with the approval of the Council
Qualified voters of the town
Shall not hold or be candidates for any elective office during the term of office

Meetings:
As needed during Election years and in alternate years if required.

Term:
4 years/eligible for reappointment

Members:
5 members

Staff Liaison:
Mary Bohlen, Deputy Town Administrator, mbohlen@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4314

Upcoming Meetings/Events

There are no meetings/events scheduled at this time.

Past Meetings/Events

September 25, 2018 (Ethics Commission Meeting)

Canceled

August 27, 2018 (Ethics Commission)

June 21, 2016 (Ethics Commission)

The attached is the agenda for the 6/21/16 meeting

Rules in accordance with:Chapter 2, Article II, Division 2

Current Members:
Bill Burke
Milt Warren
Jane Briddell

Duties:
Responsible for the review and enforcement of ethics issues for the Town of Berlin to include the Financial Disclosure forms

Qualifications:
Appointed by Mayor with the approval of the Council
Shall not hold or be candidates for any elective office during the term of office

Meetings:
As needed, but at least once annually for the purpose of certification of the Town’s compliance with the requirements of the MD State Annotated Code regarding Ethics Provisions

Term:
3 years/eligible for reappointment

Members:
At least 3 members

Staff Liaison:
Laura Allen, Town Administrator, lallen@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4144

Upcoming Meetings/Events

December 04, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

January 01, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

February 05, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

March 04, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

April 01, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

May 06, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

June 03, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

July 01, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

August 05, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

September 02, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

October 07, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

November 04, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

December 02, 2020 (Historic District Commission)

January 06, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

February 03, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

March 03, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

April 07, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

May 05, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

June 02, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

July 07, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

August 04, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

September 01, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

October 06, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

November 03, 2021 (Historic District Commission)

Past Meetings/Events

November 06, 2019 (Historic District Commission-Meeting Canceled)

Meeting Canceled.

October 02, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

September 04, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

August 07, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

July 03, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

Meeting Cancelled

June 26, 2019 (Historic District Commission Meeting)

June 05, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

The June 5th, 2019  Historic District Commission  Meeting has been rescheduled for June 26, 2019 @ 5:30PM.

May 01, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

Historic District Commission 5-1-19 @ 5:30PM

April 03, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

March 06, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

February 06, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

January 02, 2019 (Historic District Commission)

November 07, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

October 03, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

August 01, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

July 11, 2018 (Historic District Commission – Cancelled for 7-11-2018)

Historic District Commission Meeting Re-scheduled from 7/04/2018 5:30 PM

June 06, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

May 02, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

April 04, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

March 07, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

February 07, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

January 03, 2018 (Historic District Commission)

December 06, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

November 01, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

October 04, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

September 06, 2017 (Historic District Commission Meeting Canceled)

August 02, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

July 05, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

June 07, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

May 03, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

April 05, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

March 01, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

February 01, 2017 (Historic District Commission)

January 04, 2017 (Historic District Commission/ Canceled)

December 07, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

November 02, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

October 05, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

September 07, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

August 03, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

July 06, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

June 01, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

April 06, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

March 02, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

February 03, 2016 (Historic District Commission)

January 13, 2016 (Historic District Commission)


Rules in accordance with: Chapter 104

Current Members:
Chair Carol Rose
Vice-Chair Robert Poli, DMD
Norman Bunting
Mary Moore
Laura Stearns
Alan Palmer – alternate

Duties:
Analyze and make recommendations concerning the preservation of sites, structures, or districts of historic, archaeological, architectural, or cultural significance within the area served by the commission.
Propose boundaries for sites, structures, or districts
Identify and designate particular sites, structures, or districts to be preserved
Consider only the exterior features of a structure and may not consider interior arrangements

Qualifications:
Are qualified by interest
2 members shall be residents of or property owners in the residential section of the Berlin Historic Zone
2 members shall be residents of or property owners in the business section of the Berlin Historic Zone
1 member shall be a resident or property owner in Berlin outside the Historic Zone

Meetings: As needed

Term: 3 years

Members: 5 members

Staff Liaison:
Dave Engelhart, Planning Director, dengelhart@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4143

Upcoming Meetings/Events

There are no meetings/events scheduled at this time.

Past Meetings/Events

No recorded past events

Current Members:
Leslie Gebhart
Mary Moore
Jeff Ricks
Alternate-vacant

Duties:
Responsible to conduct the inspections and hearings authorized by Chapter 6, Article V

Qualifications:
Appointed by Mayor with the approval of the Council
Shall not hold or be candidates for any elective office during the term of office

Meetings:
As needed.

Term:
3 years/shall serve until a successor is appointed/eligible for reappointment

Staff Liaison:
Dave Engelhart, Planning Director, dengelhart@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4143

Upcoming Meetings/Events

December 03, 2019 (Parks Commission)

February 04, 2020 (Parks Commission)

April 07, 2020 (Parks Commission)

June 02, 2020 (Parks Commission)

August 04, 2020 (Parks Commission)

October 06, 2020 (Parks Commission)

December 01, 2020 (Parks Commission)

February 02, 2021 (Parks Commission)

April 06, 2021 (Parks Commission)

June 01, 2021 (Parks Commission)

August 03, 2021 (Parks Commission)

Past Meetings/Events

October 01, 2019 (Parks Commission)

September 03, 2019 (Parks Commission)

August 06, 2019 (Parks Commission)

The Parks Commission will be at National Night Out in Henry Park from 4-7 p.m.

July 02, 2019 (Parks Commission)

June 04, 2019 (Parks Commission – Meeting Canceled)

Meeting Canceled

May 07, 2019 (Parks Commission)

April 02, 2019 (Parks Commission)

March 05, 2019 (Parks Commission)

February 05, 2019 (Parks Commission)

January 01, 2019 (Parks Commission – Meeting Canceled)

Meeting Canceled due to New Year Holiday

December 04, 2018 (Parks Commission-Meeting Canceled)

Meeting Canceled

November 06, 2018 (Parks Commission)

October 02, 2018 (Parks Commission)

September 11, 2018 (Parks Commission)

Meeting date changed from September 4

June 05, 2018 (Parks Commission)

May 01, 2018 (Parks Commission)

April 03, 2018 (Parks Commission)

March 06, 2018 (Parks Commission)

February 06, 2018 (Parks Commission)

January 02, 2018 (Parks Commission)

Meeting was cancelled

December 05, 2017 (Cancelled-Parks Commission)

Meeting Cancelled

November 07, 2017 (Parks Commission)

October 07, 2017 (Outdoor Movie Night – “Back to the Future”)

Outdoor Movie Night – “Back to the Future”. Rescheduled from rain date this summer.  Free! Bring a chair or blanket and a snack and enjoy a movie in Stephen Decatur Park.  Alcohol strictly prohibited. Sponsored by the Berlin Parks Commission and the Berlin Arts & Entertainment Committee.

October 03, 2017 (Parks Commission)

September 30, 2017 (Outdoor Movie Night-“Sandlot”)

Outdoor Movie Night-“Sandlot”. Rescheduled from this summer.  Bring a chair and snack to enjoy a movie at Dr. William Henry Park.  Sponsored by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee and the Berlin Parks Commission.  Alcohol strictly prohibited.

September 09, 2017 (Outdoor Movie Night – “Grease”)

Outdoor Movie Night – “Grease”.  Rescheduled from rain date this summer.  Free! Bring a chair or blanket and a snack and enjoy a movie in Stephen Decatur Park.  Alcohol strictly prohibited. Sponsored by the Berlin Parks Commission and the Berlin Arts & Entertainment Committee.  

September 05, 2017 (Parks Commission)

August 01, 2017 (Cancelled – Parks Commission)

Join us at National Night Out in Dr. William Henry Park!  4-7 PM

July 04, 2017 (Cancelled: Parks Commission)

Meeting Cancelled due to the Independence Day Holiday.

June 06, 2017 (Parks Commission)

May 02, 2017 (Parks Commission)

April 04, 2017 (Parks Commission)

March 07, 2017 (Parks Commission)

January 31, 2017 (Parks Commission)

Meeting date changed from Tuesday, February 7th.

January 03, 2017 (Parks Commission-Cancelled)

Meeting Cancelled

December 06, 2016 (Parks Commission)

Meeting Cancelled

November 01, 2016 (Parks Commission)

October 04, 2016 (Parks Commission)

September 13, 2016 (Parks Commission)

Postponed from the regularly scheduled date of Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

August 02, 2016 (Parks Commission)

No Meeting – Instead, join us at National Night Out in Dr. William Henry Park from 4-7 PM.

July 05, 2016 (Parks Commission)

June 07, 2016 (Parks Commission)

Meeting Cancelled

May 10, 2016 (Parks Commission)

Meeting date changed

April 05, 2016 (Parks Commission)

March 01, 2016 (Parks Commission)

February 02, 2016 (Parks Commission)

January 05, 2016 (Parks Commission)


Rules in accordance with: Chapter 22 of the Berlin Code

Current Members:
Mike Wiley – chair
Patricia Dufendach
Sarah Hooper
Bruce Hyder
vacancy

Duties:
Advise the Council on the quality of the recreational facilities
Assist in the provision of well-designed and maintained park facilities
Develop and coordinate cooperative working relationships with town officials and staff, local and state public agencies and civic clubs in the development of recreational facilities
Assist the Mayor and Council in the planning and provision of recreational facilities to meet current and projected needs through recommendations for land acquisition, facility development and funding sources
Develop a comprehensive program of facility management and maintenance

Qualifications:
At least 3 members must reside within the corporate limits
The absence of 3 meetings of any member during the calendar year without an excuse shall create a vacancy

Meetings:
Must meet at least 6 times per calendar year

Term:
2 year term
3 members for two years; 2 for one year; and 1 for three years

Members: 5 members (ex officio members when deemed necessary obtaining expert advice or volunteer services for individual projects or programs)

Staff Liaison:
Mary Bohlen, Deputy Town Administrator, mbohlen@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4314

Upcoming Meetings/Events

December 11, 2019 (Planning Commission)

January 08, 2020 (Planning Commission)

February 12, 2020 (Planning Commission)

March 11, 2020 (Planning Commission)

April 08, 2020 (Planning Commission)

May 13, 2020 (Planning Commission)

June 10, 2020 (Planning Commission)

July 08, 2020 (Planning Commission)

August 12, 2020 (Planning Commission)

September 09, 2020 (Planning Commission)

October 14, 2020 (Planning Commission)

November 11, 2020 (Planning Commission)

December 09, 2020 (Planning Commission)

January 13, 2021 (Planning Commission)

February 10, 2021 (Planning Commission)

March 10, 2021 (Planning Commission)

April 14, 2021 (Planning Commission)

May 12, 2021 (Planning Commission)

June 09, 2021 (Planning Commission)

July 14, 2021 (Planning Commission)

August 11, 2021 (Planning Commission)

September 08, 2021 (Planning Commission)

October 13, 2021 (Planning Commission)

November 10, 2021 (Planning Commission)

Past Meetings/Events

November 13, 2019 (Planning Commission)

October 09, 2019 (Planning Commission)

September 11, 2019 (Planning Commission)

June 12, 2019 (Planning Commission Meeting 6-12-19)

Planning Commission Meeting 6-12-19 @ 5:30PM

May 08, 2019 (Planning Commission Meeting 5-8-2019)

Planning Commission Meeting 5-8-2019 @ 5:30PM

April 17, 2019 (Planning Commission)

April 17, 2019 (Planning Commission Meeting)

Planning Commission Meeting 4-17-19 @ 5:30 PM

April 10, 2019 (Planning Commission)

Planning Commission Rescheduled for April 17th, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

March 13, 2019 (Planning Commission)

Planning Commission Meeting 3/13/2019  6:00PM

February 13, 2019 (Planning Commission)

Planning Commission Meeting

January 09, 2019 (Planning Commission Canceled)

Planning Commission Canceled for Wednesday 1-9-19

December 12, 2018 (Planning Commission Cancelled)

Planning Commission has been Cancelled for 12/ 12/2018.

November 14, 2018 (Planning Commission)

October 10, 2018 (Planning Commission)

September 12, 2018 (Planning Commission Cancelled)

August 08, 2018 (Planning Commission)

July 11, 2018 (Planning Commission Cancelled)

June 13, 2018 (Planning Commission)

May 09, 2018 (Planning Commission Cancelled)

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled for May 9, 2018

April 11, 2018 (Planning Commission)

March 14, 2018 (Planning Commission Canceled)

Planning Commission Canceled

February 14, 2018 (Planning Commission)

January 10, 2018 (Planning Commission Cancelled)

December 13, 2017 (Planning Commission)

November 08, 2017 (Planning Commission)

October 11, 2017 (Planning Commission CANCELLED)

September 13, 2017 (Planning Commission/Cancelled)

August 09, 2017 (Planning Commission – Cancelled)

Cancelled

July 12, 2017 (Planning Commission- Meeting Canceled)

June 14, 2017 (Planning Commission)

May 10, 2017 (Planning Commission Meeting Canceled No Agenda)

April 12, 2017 (Planning Commission)

March 08, 2017 (Planning Commission)

February 08, 2017 (Planning Commission)

January 11, 2017 (Planning Commission)

December 14, 2016 (Planning Commission/ Meeting Canceled)

Planning Commission Meeting Canceled.

October 12, 2016 (Planning Commission)

September 14, 2016 (Planning Commission)

Meeting cancelled.

August 10, 2016 (Planning Commission)

July 13, 2016 (Planning Commission)

June 08, 2016 (Planning Commission)

Meeting Canceled for Planning Commission June 8, 2016

May 11, 2016 (Planning Commission)

March 09, 2016 (Planning Commission)

February 10, 2016 (Planning Commission)

January 20, 2016 (Planning Commission)


Rules in accordance with: Chapter 22

Current Members:
Chair Chris Denny
Vice-Chair Ron Cascio
John Barrett
Newt Chandler
Pete Cosby
Phyllis Purnell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Barbara Stack                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D. J. Lockwood – alternate

Duties:
At least once every 6 years revise and amend the Comprehensive Plan
Recommend Capital Improvements
Charged with making decisions on the development activities within the Town of Berlin. Such activity consisting of Preliminary and Final Subdivision approvals, Site Plan review for specific project development, Annexation, Rezoning and Ordinance Text Amendments.

Meetings:
Must hold at least one regular meeting each month

Term:
5 years

Members:
5 or 7 members

Staff Liaison:
Dave Engelhart, Planning Director, dengelhart@berlinmd.gov, 410-641-4143

Upcoming Meetings/Events

November 21, 2019 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

CANCELLED – This meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6 pm.

January 16, 2020 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

March 19, 2020 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

May 21, 2020 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

July 16, 2020 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

September 17, 2020 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

November 19, 2020 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

January 21, 2021 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

March 18, 2021 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

May 20, 2021 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

July 15, 2021 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

September 16, 2021 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

Past Meetings/Events

September 19, 2019 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

August 15, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

July 18, 2019 (Heron Park Advisory Committee)

June 20, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

May 16, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

April 18, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

March 21, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

February 21, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

January 17, 2019 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

December 20, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee – No December Meeting Scheduled)

There is no meeting scheduled for December.

November 15, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

October 18, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

September 20, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

August 16, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee – No August Meeting Scheduled)

No meeting scheduled for August.

July 19, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

June 21, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

May 17, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

April 19, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)

March 08, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee Meeting)

February 11, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee Park Tour)

January 25, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee Meeting 01.25.18)

January 06, 2018 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee Meeting 01/06/18)

Meeting cancelled due to the weather.  The next meeting will be on January 25, 2018 at 7PM

November 16, 2017 (Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee)


Advisory Committee for the development of Berlin Falls Park.

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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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