BERLIN -- With the discomfort of residents clear, the Berlin Town Council reached a consensus this week that a new wind turbine, which would be the town’s first, will not be located on Schoolfield Street. Instead, a property on Old Ocean City Boulevard will be pitched to the council as an alternative site.
“After the last meeting and thinking about it, we’re actually entertaining the thought of maybe moving [the turbine] to a different location, which would be the Rayne’s property off of Old Ocean City Boulevard,” said Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence. “That’s in a commercial district, there’s not much residential around there, and we’re just thinking that might be a better site to put it at.”
Lawrence is referring to the property formerly home to Rayne’s Sand and Gravel, which has since moved from 10011 Old Ocean City Boulevard to Route 50. The location is currently owned by the town after being annexed years ago.