Information for Meeting of Zoning Board of Appeals
Wednesday April 8, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Zoning Board of Appeals
Time:Wednesday April 8, 2020 6:30 PM EDT
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic
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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 limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), this meeting of the Board of Appeals 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. Minutes will be posted once approved.

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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(1)	Video conference (recommended) – requires an internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or PC - there needs to be a camera and microphone to be seen, heard and hear discussion); or
(2)	Telephone only – by making a telephone call to a Zoom Meeting access telephone number and entering the meeting ID#.  You will be unable to see other meeting participants or any documents presented during the meeting.


6:30PM continuation of public hearing for a substantial modification to the comprehensive permit for The Capes of Berlin at 58 South Street.

7:00PM continuation of a public hearing for a special permit and site plan approval for the construction of a residential care facility on two lots in Berlin, 180 River Road West and 57 Summer Road.

Approve past meeting minutes

Sign warrants

Any unforeseen issue that may properly come before the Board

Availability for next meeting – May 13, 2020



Zoom Webinar scheduled for 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

WEBINAR: If joining with audio and video, internet enabled device, use this link to join the webinar:
Password: 514977	

iPHONE one-tap:
US: +16465588656, 148969555#  or  +13126266799,148969555# 

Webinar ID: 228 892 225

TELEPHONE: If joining by telephone only, dial one of these numbers below, using the telephone number that Zoom provides (and we do not control) which is geographically closest to your current location (toll-call rates apply for those with fee-restricted or prohibited telephone geographic reach based upon your carrier):

+1 646 558 8656 - New York City, New York
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Webinar ID: 228 892 225

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Call-in Access
Those accessing the meeting by telephone call-in will have audio only participation.  To speak the attendee must “raise his/her hand” by pressing “9” on the handset.  When recognized by the Chair, the caller must clearly state his/her name and address before asking a question or making a comment.  

Every effort will be made to note the order in which audience members have raised their hand to be ‘called upon’.  However, please note that discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chairman pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Mar 12, 2020 6 AM EDT
Last Modified:May 14, 2020 12 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

Continuation Notice - 180 River Road West.pdf  (download) 619 Kb Mar 12, 2020 8:37 AM EDT
Continuation Notice 3 - The Capes of Berlin.pdf  (download) 60 Kb Mar 12, 2020 8:38 AM EDT
ZBA Meeting Minutes 4-8-20.pdf  (download) 189 Kb May 14, 2020 12:01 PM EDT
ZBA Meeting Minutes 4-8-20.pdf  (download) 189 Kb May 14, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

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