Berlin’s Ron Bierely is one of five candidates running to be town’s mayor

BERLIN, Md. – The town of Berlin’s municipal election is less than a month away and Ron Biereley, who is no stranger to the town, will be on the ballot.

Bireley believes his past experience sets him apart. He was Berlin’s administrative director for five and a half years, their director of finance for about 14 years, served on the town council for one term and was mayor of Berlin for two terms.

Bireley says one of the main reasons he’s running is to address financial concerns in the town including the major increase in property taxes last year. He says, if elected, he will lower taxes.

He also wants to modernize the power plant as well as look at utility rates but he’s not exactly sure how he will address those yet. “I want to go through all the books. If I’m elected the first thing I’ll do is sit down and look at the books to see where the expenses were and what we can eliminate. And if I can reduce those rates, I will. On the other hand, if I have to increase them I’m afraid I’ll have to do that as well.”

47 ABC also asked Bireley about a lawsuit he filed against the town of Berlin in 2008 after he was fired from his position as finance director. Bireley says it was an unfortunate incident and believes he was released because of personal reasons not because of his ability to do the job.

Click here to see interviews with the other four candidates.

The Berlin election is October 6th. On the ballot residents will also be voting for council members for District 2, District 3 and the At-Large seat.

Other important dates for the 2020 Election are as follows:

  • Absentee Voting application submission deadlines:
    • 5:00 PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 for applications to be received by mail
      (postmark NOT accepted).
    • 5:00 PM, Friday, October 2, 2020 for applications to be received in person at
      Berlin Town Hall, 10 William Street, Berlin.
  • Write-In Candidate – Deadline is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Note: WriteIn Candidates will not appear on the ballot.
  • Election Day – Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Polling places open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Voters in Districts 1 and 2 will vote at Buckingham Presbyterian Church at 20 S. Main Street and Voters in Districts 3 and 4 will vote at the Berlin Police Department at 129 Decatur Street.
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