By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer
(Jan. 11, 2024) The Berlin Historic Committee and the mayor and council discussed and approved the following matters at their meetings this week.
South Main Street
The Berlin Historic Commission approved the replacement of a metal awning that was damaged by a delivery truck in October at 7 South Main Street.
The current awning is an olive green, and the new awning is expected to be a similar color.
Chamber Awards Dinner
The mayor and council approved a special event, one-day permit application for the chamber awards dinner to be held at the Berlin Fire Company Headquarters on Jan. 18.
William St. Pump Station
The Town of Berlin acknowledged final acceptance and start of the two-year warranty for the William Street Pump Station Upgrade Project, effective Dec. 8.
The completion date of the two-year warranty is set for Dec. 8, 2025. A warranty inspection will be performed in November 2025 prior to the warranty completion date.
Work on the Taylor Bank building has begun.
The bank will be replacing the ATM on Main Street to make it more accessible and visible to customers and law enforcement. A dumpster with a wooden plywood sheet has been placed on Broad Street and will be there for the duration of the project.
The Berlin Council approved $136,980 in American Rescue Funds to be distributed to the Berlin Fire Company to pay on a loan for two pieces of equipment.
The payment will allow the company to reduce the term of the loan by about one year and save about $10,000 in interest.