Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday August 25, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday August 25, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
**UPDATED 8/25/2014**
7:15 p.m. 	Preparation for Board of Assessors Classification Hearing, including approval of 
		SunEdison tax agreement
7:30 p.m.	Riverbridge co-developer Matthew Senie and Highway Supt. Keith Clemmer re 			MassWorks/River Road West reconstruction project:
(a)	awarding bid for MassWorks/River Road West road reconstruction project to UEL Contractors of Clinton, MA; 
(b)	introduction of Mark Johnson as Clerk of the Works;
(c)	development update
8:00 p.m.	Josh and Annmarie Wolfe regarding Baum & Sons. on Highland Street
8:30 p.m. 	Larry Brandt, Executive Session, contract negotiations
9:00 p.m. 	Bill Donovan/Mark Bobrowski Esq. re request for amended zoning for
Riverbridge Shell Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru window

1.	Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2.	Appointment of Walter Bickford as Berlin’s alt. FY15 CMRPC representative – Vote
3.	Appointment of Brandon MacNeill as a Rescue Squad First Responder - Vote
4.	As acting Personnel Committee, approval of Grade V/Step 3 pay rate ($16.79/hour) for PT Inspector/Land Use Clerk Julie Pratt – Vote
5.	Approval of Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request – Vote
6.	Sawyer Hill request for LIP revision; letter of support - Vote 
7.	Closure of Selectmen’s office 8/26 for GeoTMS training – Vote
8.	Selectmen attendance at 8/26 Riverbridge pre-construction meeting - Vote
9.	Data Systems Coordinator’s proposed job description – Vote
10.	Discussion as to whether to seek Cable Advisory Comm. recommendation on Charter-to-Comcast license transfer
11.	Town Clerk request for Town Counsel review of proposed amended dog bylaw – Vote
12.	Consideration of joint meeting with FinCom and Accountant on RFT process
13.	Discussion regarding non-governmental postings on Town’s Facebook wall/timeline
14.	Consideration of application format for applicants for cultural funds from Highland Commons mitigation account
15.	Approval of alcohol consumption at Library home brewing event – Vote
16.	Request for use of Town Offices meeting room for church services – Vote
17.	Miscellaneous Correspondence:
a.	1870 Town Hall monthly reports
b.	FY15 Council on Aging Formula Grant application 
c.	Possible rabies exposure notice, 8/8/14
d.	MMA 8/11 advisory on innovation, website and town report awards
e.	Northborough ZBA 8/26 hearing notice
f.	Berlin ZBA Decision dated 8/13/2014 re 100 River Road West
g.	Housing Partnership 8/13 letter re accessible units at Green Acres development
h.	Charter 8/13 letter regarding broadcast TV surcharge rate increase to $5.00/mo
i.	MA Capital Asset Management 8/13 RFP for area office space
j.	Ethics Commission 8/13 advisory on conflict of interest laws
k.	CommBuys 8/13 update
l.	Berlin ZBA 8/15 email regarding board’s annual re-organization
m.	Human Resource Management Assn of Central MA 8/15 letter 
n.	Margaret Sardell 8/15 email regarding Berlin Auto Parts
o.	Dept. of Transitional Assistance 8/18 email requesting Community Service sites
p.	Selectman Bickford 8/18 email regarding Central MA pipeline efforts
q.	Treasurer 8/19 email re pension reform; 8/21 re Cabela’s Berlin opening plans
r.	Admin. Secretary 8/19 letter of recommendation for Nicole Booman volunteerism
s.	Matthew Senie 8/19 email regarding MassWorks groundbreaking planning
t.	1870 Town Hall 8/20 event alert newsletter
u.	MMA 8/20 workshop invitation
v.	Clayton Duggan 8/21 email regarding fires at SuAsCo
w.	Berlin ZBA hearing notices for 9/10 – (i) Keith Carville, 55 Carter Street; (ii) Sawyer Hill LLC
x.	Recordation information for Highland Commons 2008 & 2013 development agreements
y.	Legal notice copies: (i) 1870 Town Hall Elevator and Curatorial Storage Building Project; (ii) Public Safety Study Project; (iii) Selectmen’s Oct. 6th public hearing regarding proposed transfer of cable television license from Charter to Comcast
18.	Executive Session – (a) Johnston v Berlin litigation update

• Town Counsel opinion: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs 
• Tolman Property groundwater concerns 
• Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards & committees
• Appointment - Inspector of Wires 
• Town Offices technical concerns – email stability, scanning abilities, storage needs 
• Volunteers Needed: ADA Committee (1); Recreation Committee (1); Personnel Committee (3); Zoning Board of Appeals (1 Associate Member vacancy); Cable Advisory Committee (1)
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Aug 21, 2014 4:20 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 25, 2014 7:03 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
Email a Link to this Meeting or  Add to your Calendar

Minutes and Associated Documents

8-25-2014.doc  (download) 37 Kb Dec 22, 2014 10:22 PM EST

Possibly Related or Conflicting Meetings

Board of AssessorsBerlin Town Offices
Assessors Office
7:00 PMDetails...

Meeting Revision History

Aug 25, 2014 7:03 PM EDTAgenda Details...