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Bertino to host open meeting

(Feb. 20, 2015)  County Commissioner Chip Bertino, who represents Ocean Pines, will hold a town hall-style meeting at the Ocean Pines library tomorrow, Feb. 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

“I don’t expect the meeting to go longer than an hour or hour and a half, but I do want people to see how Judy Boggs’ successor is handling things,” Bertino said.

Boggs did not run for another term on the board of county commissioners, citing a desire to retire.

The meeting will have three sections: an information session, a presentation by Kelly Brinkley, Worcester County’s volunteer services coordinator and a traditional town hall question-and-answer session.

“I’m pulling together my notes,” Bertino said, “The hockey arena, this year’s budget and the situation at Pines Plaza might be of interest. Certainly Showell Elementary will come up.”

Bertino didn’t give guidelines on what he would or wouldn’t be able to answer, or if questions might be disallowed.

“The liquor control board might come up, but I don’t know that I’ll have much to say on that at this point. I’ll try to answer the best I can and with the most information I can,” he said.

Bertino is the only member of the board to have announced any kind of constituents’ meeting at this point, just months after being sworn in.

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