Barre, MA

Open Meetings as of Friday December 3, 2021 7:52 PM EST

All meetings before Tuesday December 7, 2021 7:52 PM EST
must already be posted.

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BoardDateTime
Board of Selectmen Mon Dec 6, 2021 6 PM EST
Monty Tech Superintendent Search Committee Mon Dec 6, 2021 6 PM EST
QRSD Policy and Reform Subcommittee Mon Dec 6, 2021 6:30 PM EST
Board of Assessors Tue Dec 7, 2021 6 PM EST
Monty Tech Policy Subcommittee Tue Dec 7, 2021 6 PM EST
Felton Field Commission Tue Dec 7, 2021 6:30 PM EST
Planning Board Tue Dec 7, 2021 7 PM EST
Library Trustees Wed Dec 8, 2021 6:30 PM EST
250th Anniversary Committee Wed Dec 8, 2021 6:30 PM EST
Barre Housing Authority Thu Dec 9, 2021 7 PM EST
Board of Health Mon Dec 13, 2021 5 PM EST
Water Commission Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:30 PM EST
DPW Commission Mon Dec 13, 2021 7 PM EST
Cable Advisory Committee Tue Dec 14, 2021 7 PM EST
Conservation Committee Tue Dec 14, 2021 7 PM EST

Board of Selectmen
Monday December 6, 2021 6 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 1st Floor
Selectmen Meeting Room, 1st Floor
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
Barre Select Board
Meeting Agenda
Monday, December 6, 2021
Select Board Meeting Room
6:00 PM
 

Open Meeting

Executive Session
MGL 30A § 21(A) - “To conduct strategy in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel…” Fire Chief  
New Business
Liquor License Renewals
Common Victualler Renewals
Motor Vehicle License Renewals
Personnel/Committees
Wage Authorization
Odin Forgues - Truck Driver/Skilled Laborer Step 3, $22.26/hr
Jonathan Wheeler - Assistant Chief Water Operator Step 2, $26.50
Kaeleigh Hart - Library Assistant Step 3, $16.81
Other

Old Business

Approval of Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2021
November 15, 2021 Executive Session Fire Chief (Not for Release)
November 15, 2021 Executive Session Police Chief (Not for Release)

Reports
Correspondence
Barre Historical Society
Selectboard Reports

Executive Session MGL 30A § 21(A) - “To conduct strategy in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel…” Police Chief 

Public Comment Period (15 Minutes)
Comment period for items not on the agenda.  Each participant is asked to limit new items to one minute. 
Adjourn
 
The items listed which may be discussed at the meeting are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Meeting 1 of 15

Monty Tech Superintendent Search Committee
Monday December 6, 2021 6 PM EST

Zoom Meeting
Zoom
Zoom Meeting

Agenda:
1.   Review and approve the Superintendent Search Subcommittee Meeting Minutes from the November 29, 2021 meeting. 

2.  Executive Session - MGL c 30A, §21 (a) (8): To consider or interview applicants for employment or appointment by a preliminary screening committee if the chair declares that an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants; provided, however, that this clause shall not apply to any meeting, including meetings of a preliminary screening committee, to consider and interview applicants who have passed a prior preliminary screening.  Review and approval of executive session minutes from the November 2, 2021 meeting.

3.  Other items not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours of the meeting.

4.	Adjourn

Meeting 2 of 15

QRSD Policy and Reform Subcommittee
Monday December 6, 2021 6:30 PM EST

QRSD PDC
Zoom Technology for general public
872 South Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
QUABBIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Policy and Review/Reform
Subcommittee Meeting 
                                             ________________________________________

Date of Meeting:  December 6, 2021		             Time of Meeting:  6:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Monday
Location: Quabbin Regional School District , 872 South Street, Barre, MA 01005

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AGENDA

1.	Call meeting to order

2.	Approval of Minutes – November 1, 2021  

3.	POLICY

4.	REVIEW/REFORM

•	Becky Harvey & Theresa Boucher
o	Technology Integration Specialists / Blended Learning
o	Demonstration of Google Classroom
•	Review of Class sizes

5.	Adjournment

Meeting 3 of 15

Board of Assessors
Tuesday December 7, 2021 6 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 1st Floor
Assessor's Office
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
*Executive Session for any of the following:
**Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Applications, if any
***Real Estate Abatement Applications, if any
***Real Estate Exemption Applications, if any
***Personal Property Abatement Applications, if any
****Form of Lists/Form 3ABC, if any
*****Income and Expense forms, if any

*Executive Session under M.G.L. Chapter 30A, Section 21A (7) "To comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements”. 
**To discuss motor vehicle excise applications, which are not open to public inspection under the Driver Privacy Protection Act ("DPPA"), 18 U.S.C. Section 2725. 
***To discuss exemptions and abatement applications, which are not open to public inspection under Chapter 59, Section 60.
****To discuss Form of Lists or Form 3ABC’s, which are not open to public inspection under Chapter 59, Section 32.
*****To discuss Income and Expense forms, which are confidential and protected from public disclosure under Chapter 59, Section 52B.

Meeting 4 of 15

Monty Tech Policy Subcommittee
Tuesday December 7, 2021 6 PM EST

Zoom Meeting
Zoom
Zoom Meeting

Agenda:
I. *Review and adoption of the last meeting notes Meeting notes of 2021 11 16 
  
II.  *Priority policy review requested by administration  
 
Coronavirus-related policy concerns  
Other policy requests by administration
  
III.  *Status of policies in review with Legal Counsel and/or Administration  
 
IV.   *Continuing Review of Policies:   
 
Continued review of Section I Policies: INSTRUCTION 
 
V.   Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair at least 48 hours in advance 
   
VI.   Adjournment and remaining anticipated meeting dates

Meeting 5 of 15

Felton Field Commission
Tuesday December 7, 2021 6:30 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 3rd Floor
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
OPEN MEETING
APPROVE MINUTES
NEW BUSINESS
OLD BUSINESS
CORRESPONDENCE
PUBLIC INPUT
ADJOURN

Meeting 6 of 15

Planning Board
Tuesday December 7, 2021 7 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 3rd Floor
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
Meeting Called to Order
ANR Plan(s): 
(1) ANR - Jessica Howe - 161/77 Chapman
Road  @ 7 p.m.

New Business:
Correspondence
Old Business: NRPZ - Open Space,
Growth Bylaw
Approve Minutes
Adjourn

Masks are required to attend the Planning Board meeting.

The items listed which may be discussed at the meeting are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair. Not
all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion
to the extent permitted by law.

Meeting 7 of 15

Library Trustees
Wednesday December 8, 2021 6:30 PM EST

Woods Memorial Library
Conference Room
19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:  not yet available

Meeting 8 of 15

250th Anniversary Committee
Wednesday December 8, 2021 6:30 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 1st Floor
Select board meeting room
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
Open Meeting

Review and vote on Minutes

Old Business:

Lights of Barre


New Business:

Future Events

Any business deemed necessary by the chair for the good of the committee to act upon 

Adjournment

Meeting 9 of 15

Barre Housing Authority
Thursday December 9, 2021 7 PM EST

Grandview Terrace
Community Building
146 Ruggles Lane, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
EQUAL   HOUSING                         				   BARRE HOUSING AUTHORITY                                           OPPORTUNITY
                  49 GRANDVIEW TERRACE 
BARRE, MA 01005 
978-355-6643
                            
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, December 9, 2021 3:00 PM
AGENDA


The following items are reasonably anticipated to be discussed at this meeting:

1.  Call to Order

2.  2023 Annual Plan Hearing 

3.  Tenant Organization 

4.  Approval of Minutes:
                     .. November 4, 2021
                     .. November 9, 2021
                     
5.  Review & Approval of Financial Statements – November 2021
                     .. Check Register 
                     .. Monthly Financial Rollup
                     .. Fenton, Ewald reports  

6.  Vacancy Status Report 

7.  Maintenance Work Orders:
                     .. November 2021 Complete & Incomplete

8.  Bradford Family complex - update

9.  Adjournment      

If you need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the meeting, contact Paul Teixeira @ 978.355.6643or pteixeira@barreha.org in advance of the meeting.  While the authority will do its best to accommodate you, certain accommodations require hiring of outside contractors who may not be available if requested immediately before the meeting.

Meeting 10 of 15

Board of Health
Monday December 13, 2021 5 PM EST

This Meeting has been Cancelled

Agenda:
Minutes	
New Business	
Follow-up: 
Violations
Correspondence 	
Misc.

Meeting 11 of 15

Water Commission
Monday December 13, 2021 6:30 PM EST

DPW Building
441 Wheelwright Road, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
Meeting Called to Order
Approval of the Minutes
Public Input
New Business
Old Business
Correspondence
Signatures Needed
Chief Operators Report
Next Meeting Date
Adjournment

Meeting 12 of 15

DPW Commission
Monday December 13, 2021 7 PM EST

DPW Building
441 Wheelwright Road, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
Meeting Called to Order
Approval of the Minutes
Public Input
Correspondence
New Business / Old Business
DPW Monthly Report
Next Meeting Date
Adjournment

Meeting 13 of 15

Cable Advisory Committee
Tuesday December 14, 2021 7 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 1st Floor
Selectmen Meeting Room
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
- Correspondence

If you have an issue with Charter you would like to discuss with the CAC please contact the chair, so we can schedule a meeting.

Meeting 14 of 15

Conservation Committee
Tuesday December 14, 2021 7 PM EST

Henry Woods Building 3rd Floor
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005

Agenda:
Open Meeting
New Business:

(1) Notice of Intent - David Richard, White Valley LLC - 843 Worcester Road
@ 7:15 p.m.

Public Comment
Correspondence
Forest Cutting Plans
Old Business
Approve Minutes
Adjournment

The items listed which may be discussed at the meeting are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair. Not
all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion

Meeting 15 of 15

DOG LICENSES ARE BY DUE APRIL 1ST - more info and applications are available at www.townofbarre.com

ALL DOGS 6 MONTHS AND OLDER MUST BE LICENSED WITH THE TOWN APRIL 1ST OF EACH YEAR.   A $20 LATE FEE PER DOG WILL BE CHARGED IN ADDITION TO THE COST OF THE LICENSE FOR ALL DOGS LICENSED ON OR AFTER JUNE 1ST.  ALL UNPAID BALANCES WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD.  FAILURE TO LICENSE OR VACCINATE A DOG CAN RESULT IN ADDITIONAL FINES OR PENALTIES.  CALL TOWN CLERK OFFICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS 978-355-2504 EXT 5

Notice 1 of 4

REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION NOTICE - see attached notice

Tax Exemptions - Do I Qualify?

With the upcoming Fiscal Year 2022 “actual” tax bills being issued the end of December you may need to ask: 
“DO I QUALIFY FOR A REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION?”
While taxes cannot be avoided, some taxpayers may be entitled to partial relief via a “real estate tax exemption.”
Persons who may qualify for exemptions include disabled veterans, blind persons, surviving spouses, and seniors.  There are also tax deferrals for those experiencing a temporary financial hardship.

If you feel you may qualify for any of these exemptions, contact the Barre Assessor’s Office at 978-355-2504 x 103 or at rcarney@townofbarre.com and they will be happy to assist you. Applications must be received no later than April 1, 2022 in order to be applied to the FY22 real estate taxes.

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INVITATION TO BID UP TO 12/6/2021- TOWN OF TEMPLETON - Site Work for for Baldwinville Fire Station-SEE ATTACHED

SHORT FORM OF ADVERTISEMENT 
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
 
Site Work
 for Baldwinville Fire Station
 

 

The Town of Templeton will accept sealed bids for the Site Work at the Baldwinville Fire Station
located at 2 School Street in Baldwinville, MA. Prevailing Wage Rates apply. Bid specifications
are available at the Select Board’s Office, 160 Patriots Rd, Rm. 6, P.O. Box 620, Templeton MA
01438, M – Th., 7.30 am – 4:30 pm. Sealed bids shall be accepted at the Select Board’s Office, 
160 Patriots Rd, Rm. 6, P.O. Box 620, Templeton MA 01438 until Monday, December 6, 2021 
at 2:00 p.m. at which time they shall be publicly opened outside of Town Hall (near the bulletin
board). All sealed bids must be marked “Sealed Bids for Baldwinville Fire Station site work”.  If
a bid is left in the drop box, bidder must call the Select Board office at 978-894-2755.  The Town
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids if deemed in the Town’s best interest to do so.
MBE/WBE firms encouraged to apply. EEO. For more details regarding items available, viewing,
instructions and bidding, go to www.templetonma.gov and (Click on paid volunteer and contact
opportunities) 


Posted: Town Bulletin Boards (7) 
 
Advertised: Gardner News 11/17 
E-Mailed: Town Clerk, Vendor’s List
Web: www.templetonma.gov; Central Register; CommBuys

Notice 3 of 4

NOTICE OF FILING AND PUBLIC HEARINGS (12/1/2021; 12/2/2021) BY THE DEPT. OF PUBLIC UTILITIES REGARDING MASS. ELECTRIC CO. AND NANTUCKET ELECTRIC CO. - see attached

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 
—— 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

 
 
 
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NOTICE OF FILING AND PUBLIC HEARING 
D.P.U. 21-128 
November 2, 2021 

Petition of Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric Company, each d/b/a
National Grid, pursuant to G.L. c. 25, § 21, for approval by the Department of Public
Utilities of its Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan for 2022 through 2024.
____________________________________________________________________________  
On November 1, 2021, Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric 
Company, each d/b/a National Grid (together, “Company”), filed with the Department of
Public Utilities (“Department”), a petition for approval of a three-year energy efficiency plan
for calendar years 2022 through 2024 (“Three-Year Plan”).  The Company filed its
Three-Year Plan pursuant to An Act Relative to Green Communities, Acts of 2008, c. 169,
§ 11 (“Green Communities Act”).  The Department docketed this matter as D.P.U. 21-128. 
The Green Communities Act requires the Commonwealth’s electric and gas 
distribution companies, and municipal aggregators with certified efficiency plans (together,
“Program Administrators”) to develop, in consultation with the Energy Efficiency Advisory
Council (“Council”), plans that provide for the acquisition of all available energy efficiency
and demand reduction resources that are cost effective or less expensive than supply. 
G.L. c. 25, § 21.  The Company’s proposed Three-Year Plan includes energy efficiency
programs for residential, low-income, and commercial and industrial (“C&I”) customers. 
The proposed Three-Year Plan also incorporates the Company’s Residential Conservation
Service filing pursuant to G.L. c. 164, App. § 2-7(h).   
The Company’s proposed budget for its Three-Year Plan is $1,354,497,639 (i.e., 
$368,471,753 in 2022, $450,565,240 in 2023, and $535,460,646 in 2024) and includes a
performance incentive.  If the Company’s Three-Year Plan is approved as proposed, the
Company states that customers could experience the following bill impacts:  
• A residential customer (R-1) using 600 kilowatt-hours (“kWh”) of electricity per
month could experience a monthly bill increase of $2.45 or 1.4 percent in 2022; a 
D.P.U. 21-128 
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monthly bill increase of $3.49 or 1.9 percent in 2023; and a monthly bill increase
of $2.52 or 1.4 percent in 2024;  
• A low-income residential customer (R-2) using 500 kWh of electricity per month
could experience a monthly bill increase of $0.14 or 0.1 percent in 2022; a
monthly bill increase of $0.49 or 0.4 percent in 2023; and a monthly bill increase
of $0.16 or 0.1 percent in 2024; 
• Actual bill impacts may be lower for customers who participate in energy
efficiency programs that lower their electricity usage;  
• Bill impacts for C&I customers will vary.  These customers should contact the
Company for specific bill impact information. 
Due to certain ongoing safety measures and precautions relating to in-person 
events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department will conduct two virtual
public hearings to receive comments on the Company’s filing.  The Department will
conduct two public hearings using Zoom videoconferencing: 
• Wednesday, December 1, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 
• Thursday, December 2, 2021, beginning at 2:00 p.m. 
Attendees can join the December 1, 2021 hearing at 7:00 p.m. by entering the link, 
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85706654588, and the December 2, 2021 hearing at 2:00 p.m. by
entering the link, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84475716947, from a computer, smartphone, or
tablet.  No prior software download is required.  For audio only access to the hearings,
attendees can dial in to either hearing at (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 (not toll free)
and then enter the Meeting ID# 857 0665 4588 for the December 1, 2021 hearing and
Meeting ID# 844 7571 6947 for the December 2, 2021 hearing.  If you anticipate providing
comments via Zoom during either public hearing, please send an email by Monday,
November 29, 2021, to jeffrey.leupold@mass.gov with your name, email address, mailing
address, and hearing date.  If you anticipate commenting by telephone, please leave a
voicemail message by Monday, November 29, 2021, at (617) 305-3684 with your name,
telephone number, mailing address, and hearing date. 
When using the Zoom platform, you will be able to listen to the hearing and provide 
comments in English or Spanish.  To access interpretation services through Zoom during the
hearing, click on the “Interpretation” button on the menu at the bottom of the Zoom
application screen and select your language (i.e., English or Spanish).   
Alternately, any person interested in commenting on the Company’s filing may submit 
written comments to the Department no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on
Friday, December 3, 2021.  To the extent a person or entity wishes to submit comments in
accordance with this Notice, electronic submission, as detailed below, is sufficient.   
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Any person who desires to participate in the evidentiary phase of this proceeding must 
file a written petition for leave to intervene with the Department.  A petition for leave to
intervene must satisfy the timing and substantive requirements of 220 CMR 1.03.  The
following persons/entities who desire to participate in the evidentiary phase of this proceeding
must file a written petition for leave to intervene with the Department not later than the close
of business on Tuesday, November 2, 2021:  (1) voting and non-voting members of the
Council; (2) any entity whose interests are represented on the Council; (3) any person/entity
that has participated in the Council process; and (4) any person/entity that was previously
granted intervention as a full party or limited participant in a three-year energy efficiency
plan proceeding.  All other persons/entities who desire to participate in the evidentiary phase
of this proceeding must file a written petition for leave to intervene with the Department not
later than the close of business on Monday, November 15, 2021.  Receipt by the
Department, not mailing, constitutes filing and determines whether a petition has been timely
filed.  A petition filed late may be disallowed as untimely, unless good cause is shown for
waiver under 220 CMR 1.01(4).  To be allowed, a petition under 220 CMR 1.03(1) must
satisfy the standing requirements of G.L. c. 30A, § 10.  All responses to petitions to
intervene must be filed by the close of business on the second business day after the petition
to intervene was filed. 
Ordinarily, all parties would follow Sections B.1 and B.4 of the Department’s 
Standard Ground Rules (D.P.U. 15-184-A, App. 1 (March 4, 2020)) regarding the filing of
documents.  However, at this time, all filings will be submitted to the Department only in
electronic format, consistent with the Department’s June 15, 2021 Memorandum addressing
continued modified filing requirements.  Until further notice, parties must retain the original
paper version of the filing and the Department will later determine when the paper version
must be filed with the Department Secretary. 
All comments or petitions to intervene must be submitted to the Department in .pdf 
format by e-mail attachment to dpu.efiling@mass.gov and jeffrey.leupold@mass.gov.  In
addition, all comments or petitions to intervene should be submitted to the Company’s
attorney, Stacey M. Donnelly, Esq., by email attachment to
stacey.donnelly@nationalgrid.com.  The text of the e-mail must specify:  (1) the docket
number of the proceeding (D.P.U. 21-128); (2) the name of the person or company
submitting the filing; and (3) a brief descriptive title of the document.  The electronic file
name should identify the document but should not exceed 50 characters in length. 
Importantly, all large files submitted must be broken down into electronic files that do not
exceed 20 MB.   
At this time, a paper copy of the filing will not be available for public viewing at the 
Company’s offices or the Department.  The filing and other documents submitted in
electronic format will be posted as soon as practicable at on the Department’s website
through our online File Room at: 
https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/DPU/Fileroom/dockets/bynumber (enter “21-128”). 
D.P.U. 21-128 
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Reasonable accommodations at public hearings for people with disabilities are 
available upon request.  Contact the Department’s ADA Coordinator at
DPUADACoordinator@mass.gov.  Include a description of the accommodation you will
need, including as much detail as you can.  Also include a way the Department can contact
you if we need more information.  Please provide as much advance notice as possible.  Last
minute requests will be accepted, but may not be able to be accommodated.  To request
materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic
files, audio format), contact the Department’s ADA Coordinator at
DPUADACoordinator@mass.gov. 
Any person desiring further information regarding the Three-Year Plan should contact 
counsel for the Company, Stacey M. Donnelly, Esq., at (781) 907-1833.  Any person
desiring further information regarding this notice should contact Jeffrey Leupold, Hearing
Officer, Department of Public Utilities, at jeffrey.leupold@mass.gov.

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