Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday June 30, 2014 7:10 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday June 30, 2014 7:10 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
**UPDATED 6/30/2014**
7:15 p.m. – Historical Commission on status of historical renovation projects
8 p.m. – Data Systems discussion

1.	Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2.	Approval of FY14 Motor Vehicle refunds totaling $88.23 - Vote
3.	Appointment of Selectmen rep to Tahanto Budget Planning Task Force – Vote
4.	Accountant time off request – Vote
5.	As acting Personnel Committee, approve: (a) Board of Health Clerk job description; (b) Revised FY15 “Current Step & Level for Town Employees” listing – Vote
6.	Town Clerk request to waive late fees for dog licenses pending reverse 911 calls to delinquent owners – Vote
7.	Town Clerk request to appoint election workers – Vote
8.	Town Clerk request for signing warrant for state primary, Sept. 9, 2014 – Vote
9.	Approval of Town Counsel bill schedule to pay recording fee of tax taken land – Vote
10.	Approval of Police Chief recommendation for part time dispatcher – Vote
11.	Discussion on Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline project: (a) review of Bolton June 26 meeting, (b) tentatively scheduled July 23 Berlin meeting, (c) consideration of signing MACC-endorsed letter to New England governors - Vote
12.	Discussion on FY14 Highland Commons mitigation invoice
13.	Update on advertising/response for Inspector/Land Use Clerk
14.	Discussion regarding completion of MassWorks application for Riverbridge rotary project – Vote
15.	Discussion regarding Fire Chief’s input on scope of public safety study
16.	Approval of Worc. County Selectmen Assoc. membership – Vote
17.	Discussion of Accountant’s request for Selectmen payment installment agreements with Electrical and Plumbing/Gas inspectors on major projects  - Vote
18.	Discussion regarding DEP June 23 Sanitary Survey and Notice of Noncompliance re: Berlin Municipal Center 
19.	Discussion of Selectmen goal setting meeting
20.	Miscellaneous correspondence:  
a.	Response Environmental May 16 letter confirming completed clean-up of earlier release of diesel fuel at 81 Peach Hill Rd.
b.	MMA June 17 letter opposing loss of local authority on siting wireless antennas
c.	MACC June 17 email regarding regional meetings re: pipeline project
d.	June 17 email to MIIA regarding obtaining plates for Highway Dept backhoe
e.	Central Mass. Mosquito June 17 notice of Berlin visits 6/30, 7/7, 14, 21 & 28
f.	Accountant’s June 17 email re: receipt of corrected Tahanto assessment numbers
g.	Maryanne MacLeod’s June 19 & 24 emails regarding pipeline project
h.	DOR/DLS June 19 City & Town newsletter
i.	UMASS Collins Center July 30 conference flier – Using Data in Municipal Gov’t
j.	Comcast June 17 letter/packet, requesting Selectmen FCC endorsement of change of control of local cable franchise from Charter to Comcast
k.	MMA Beacon, June 2014
l.	Hampshire Council of Gov’ts June 20 email re: electricity aggregation project
m.	Lynda Nelson June 23 letter of thanks for freshly-lined basketball courts
n.	Accountant June 23 email re payment of police details
o.	Treasurer June 23 emails re: local meal tax and Tahanto business manager function
p.	Berlin-Boylston Regional/Union #60 School Committees 2013-2014 reorganization
q.	Inspector General June 2014 Procurement Bulletin notice
r.	OARS June 25 newsletter
s.	June 2014 agreement between Berlin School Comm. and BTA on direct deposit
t.	June 25 email regarding volunteer application for Historical Commission
u.	Admin. Secretary June 25 email of thanks to volunteer Nicole Booman
v.	Town Counsel June 25 letter regarding draft historical restriction for 100 River Rd. West
w.	Assessor June 23 email regarding NEFC questions on 61B status
x.	Berlin Community Calendar listings, submitted June 25
y.	Confirmation of withdrawal of BTA unfair labor practice charge, June 25
z.	Treasurer’s notice of August 5 F.A.C. meeting
aa.	Building Inspector June 26 zoning enforcement letter re: 80 Crosby Road and associated emails
bb.	Board of Health notice regarding July 1 sale start for Transfer Station stickers
cc.	Building Inspector June 2014 building permit log; Highland Commons building permit log
dd.	NFPA Journal May/June 2014 article re Nat’l Fire Protection Assn. standards
ee.	Accountant statements through May 31, 2014
ff.	Kinder Morgan rep. June 26 email confirming July 23rd Berlin presentation at BMS
gg.	Berlin Master Plan, dated July 2013
hh.	Barre Gazette  June 19 article “NQ Pipeline Action group to meet on June 23”
ii.	Attorney Condon June 23 letter re request for Final Judgment on Cook property
jj.	Copy of professional license status, dated June 24
kk.	MMPA Fy15 Compensation Survey request
ll.	Sue Connor June 25 letter praising Highway snow clearing over winter
mm.	Admin Secretary June 25 time off request
nn.	Attorney General’s June 27 letter re ATM 2014 warrant articles 36, 37 & 38
oo.	Conservation Commission Chairman June 27 email re: pipeline project
pp.	Data Systems Coordinator June 27 email re: June 24 forum
qq.	Ethics Commission June 27 email re Conflict of Interest seminar offerings
rr.	Conservation Comm. June 28 email regarding request for private use of town land
ss.	Data Systems Coordinator June 30 email regarding moved table
tt.	CMRPC June 30 invitation to July 30 regional growth forum
uu.	MMA June 30 legislative update on H&S compromise FY2015 state budget
vv.	Email to Library & Accountant re: increased minimum wage
ww.	Central Register listing for Riverbridge MassWorks construction project
xx.	Email to winning mower auction winner
yy.	“Pain in the Mass” bicycle event change of route notice, dated June 30
zz.	Treasurer June 30 memo re: tax title status
aaa.	June 2014 Building Permit report; Highland Commons permit report to date
21.	Executive Session – (a) litigation strategy, Johnston v Berlin (Maplewood Farm); (b) Police negotiations; (c) Draft PILOT agreement between SunE Solar Berlin I, LLC and the Town of Berlin; (d) P&S negotiations, Mathew Property acquisition

• Town Counsel opinion: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs 
• Tolman Property groundwater concerns 
• Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards & committees
• Appointments: (a) Inspector of Wires; (b) Inspector/Land Use Clerk 
• 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:Jun 26, 2014 7:09 PM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 30, 2014 7:04 PM EDT
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