Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday August 23, 2021 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday August 23, 2021 7:00 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
**Updated 8/19/2021**
Monday, August 23, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information included below
VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE:  Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limits on the number of people that may gather in one place due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and as amended since this meeting of the Town of Berlin Board of Selectmen will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible.
No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real-time, via technological means. The Town of Berlin will use best efforts to post an audio or video recording, transcript, or another comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on:
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For this meeting, members of the public who wish to attend the virtual meeting may attend via the Zoom Webinar platform in one of two ways: (1) with both audio & video access, or (2) by telephone/audio-only.
Zoom Virtual Meetings
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ADA ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE: Attendees who may need accommodations should contact Town Administrator/ADA Coordinator Margaret Nartowicz at at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NOTICE: The Town of Berlin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, genetic information, homelessness, citizenship or any other class protected by state or federal law.”
Meetings of the Berlin Select Board are generally recorded for transmission on both the Berlin Cable Television Access Channel and YouTube.  Your voice, image and/or telephone number may be recorded.
August 9, 2021, Open Session
7:10 PM - General Department Update - Fire/EMS Department July report
7:30 PM - Old Central Street/Santos Earthwork Permit Application - hearing continued from May 10, 2021 and further continued from June 21, 2021
7:35 PM - Reprecincting Process for Single Precinct Towns - Town Clerk Eloise Salls
7:45 Public Hearing - New Section 15 Beer/Wine Package Store License (off-premises consumption) - hearing continued from August 9, 2021 at 7:30PM
Applicant:  Edward Munter, Owner/Proposed Local Liquor License Manager
Business: Berlin General Store, Inc.
Proposed Licensed Premises:  19 Central Street, Berlin, MA 
Proposed Hours: Mon-Sat 8 AM - 8 PM, Sun 12 Noon - 5 PM
8:00 PM - ZBA Proposed Fee Schedule - Pat Jackson
8:05 PM - Cemetery Superintendent Vendor Contract - Barry Eager
Letter to Licensee following Annual Town Site Walk: Berlin Auto Parts, 76 Coburn Road:
Class III MV Car Sales (1/1 thru 12/31/2021) - Berlin Lic. # 2021-31 
Junk/Scrap Metal (5/1/2021 thru 4/30/2022) - Berlin Lic. # 2021-37
(Re)appoint Planning Board member Jay Teich as Alternate FY2022 Berlin Delegate to the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) 
Discuss LED sign on Town property: BMS/South Commons driveway entrance, 34 South Street
Approve Library Page Job Description
ADA Potential Grant Items - Opportunity to use the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for possible grants.
Discuss possible future workshop with Personnel Committee regarding multiple vacancies and staffing needs.
Listed agenda items were reasonably anticipated by the Chair and may be discussed at the meeting. Other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Items may be taken out of printed order. Meeting posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law - M.G.L. Chapter 30A, §§ 18-25, inclusive.
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Every effort will be made to note the order in which audience members have raised their hand to be ‘called upon’. Discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chair pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. When recognized by the Chair, callers must clearly state their name and address before asking a question or making a comment.
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Jun 22, 2021 10:50 AM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 19, 2021 5:47 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

8-23-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes approved 9-7-2021.docx.pdf  (download) 55 Kb Sep 07, 2021 7:20 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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