Information for Meeting of Select Board
Tuesday October 15, 2013 7:30 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Tuesday October 15, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
ADA Comm. Appt. (1)
Cable Advisory Comm. Appts.		
Rec. Comm. Appt. (1)
Personnel Comm. Appt. (3)		
Inspector of Wires Appt. (1) – To be discussed
Planning Board Appt. (1) – joint vote w/ PB – On agenda 
Highland Commons Development Agreement
7:20 PM – Chief Galvin re: pawn shop by-law
7:30 PM – VERC/Gulf liquor license hearing	Town of Berlin, Public Hearing
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 138 of the Mass. General Laws, as amended, application has been made and information given, for approval of a new Retail Wine and Malt Beverages Package Goods Store license for Verc Enterprises Inc., Tamara Gorman, Manager.  The premises for said license are described as follows:  Gas station/convenience store, known as VERC Berlin Gulf, consisting of a 2,064 square foot +/- one story brick building located at 139 Coolidge Road, Berlin, MA, with two (2) doorways for entrance and exit.
     A hearing on the above application will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., in the Berlin Town Offices Building, 23 Linden St., Berlin, MA.  All interested parties should plan to attend.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN: Judith Booman, Thomas Andrew, Walter Bickford		
8 PM – Close STM warrant
8 PM – Joint meeting w/ Planning Board re: PB vacancy
1.	Minutes – 9/30/13 Open Session – Vote
2.	Appointment to Rescue Squad – Vote
3.	E911 grant application – Vote
4.	Approval for full-time Police Academy enrollment for Officer Kevin Trongone, with all associated costs borne by Officer Trongone - Vote
5.	1870 Town Hall expenses (1) Charter Business, (2) Lowe’s Home Centers – Votes
6.	Approval of Charter Business internet access for 1870 Town Hall as a pre-approved monthly expenditure – Vote
7.	Sept. Monthly Reports
-	Police Department
-	Fire Department
-	Rescue Squad
-	Berlin Family Food Pantry
8.	Discussion regarding draft Wiring Inspector job description
9.	DOR email approvals of (1) Tax Rate and (2) Free Cash
10.	Special Town Meeting warrant articles 
11.	Riverbridge Fiscal Impact Report of October 4, 2013 from Community Opportunities Group, Inc.
12.	Discussion regarding part-time secretarial support
13.	Discussion regarding October 8, 2013 letter from Berlin-Boylston Regional and Union #60 School Committees regarding meeting request with school’s IMA Subcommittee
14.	Discussion regarding use of bulk mailer authorization account by the 1870 Town Hall Advisory Committee/Lions Club for a town-wide postcard mailer for “Christmas in Berlin” 
15.	Discussion regarding Assessor’s October 9, 2013 email regarding GeoTMS online application forms and request for fee review to cover cost of software license use
16.	Discussion regarding Rescue Squad’s interest in contracting for collections services for outstanding receivables
17.	Miscellaneous Correspondence:
-	Board of Selectmen letter dated October 8, 2013 to the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs regarding Sudbury Valley Trustees application for a Landscape Partnership grant on behalf of the Berlin Conservation Commission vis-a-vis the Tri Town Protection Partnership
-	Board of Health September 16, 2013 letter to DEP regarding Household Hazardous Waste Collection event
-	Planning Board letter of September 13, 2013 to MassHousing regarding Green Acres 40B development
-	Response from Town Accountant regarding September report of real estate assets under BOS control
-	MIIA email of October 7, 2013 confirming receipt of MVA claim for personal property damage
-	Town Accountant July 2013 balance sheets
-	Treasurer email of October 9, 2013 regarding 19% decrease in monthly fees for retirees on Medicare HMA Blue
-	Police Chief report of October 8, 2013 report on claim of possible misuse of surplus town property; no criminal activity found
-	Invoice dated October 7, 2013 from Deutsch Williams Brooks for legal services
18.	Executive Session – Litigation strategy – Maplewood Farm
Scheduled By:Eloise Salls
Posted At:Sep 24, 2013 1:53 PM EDT
Last Modified:Oct 22, 2013 12:09 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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