Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday April 29, 2021 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday April 29, 2021 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Zoom meetings
on line only
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information included below
Updated 4/22/2021 
Also note:  Coffee Talk was moved from 4/22 to 4/29
***************** COFFEE TALK 9.0 **************
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:30 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 limitation 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 other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on:

The Town’s Webpage:
The Town’s YouTube channel: 
Approved minutes will be posted to 

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

Zoom Meetings provide remote meeting capability for meeting participants and audience members alike.  Meeting attendance can be achieved in one of two ways (either way, see log-in directions at the end of this meeting posting):

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

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.

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.”


Coffee Talk 9.0: Pre-Town Meeting & Budget Forum
CALL TO ORDER & ANNOUNCEMENTS - 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.
Quorums of several Town boards and/or committees may be present during Coffee Talk to prepare and educate in advance of the 2021 Annual Town Meeting.  
Introduction: Select Board
Town Meeting Overview: Moderator -  Review of Town Meeting dates and scheduled order of articles across meeting dates; COVID-19 health & safety precautions for Town Meeting; Handheld Voting Devices (15 min)
Article #33 - Proposed Wetlands General Bylaw, including Q & A: Conservation Commission (30 min)
Articles #27-32 - Proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw (6), including Q & A: Planning Board (30 min)
Article #18 - FY22 Budget: Finance Committee
Other Articles (in the order they appear on the warrant)
***Citizen Petitioned articles (Articles #34-38) will not be presented at Coffee Talk.  


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.


You are invited to virtually attend the Berlin Select Board’s “Coffee Talk 9.0” via the Zoom webinar platform.  Join in one of 3 ways on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM. 

Webinar link:
One tap mobile :  US: +13126266799,,88041952238#  
Telephone: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  and enter Webinar ID: 880 4195 2238
Telephone caller codes:
*6 to turn on/off your phone microphone
*9 to ‘raise your hand’ from the audience.

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.
2021 Annual Town Meeting
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Monday,   May 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday,  May 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM (if needed)
LOCATION:  Outside lawn at the 
Berlin Memorial School, 34 South Street, Berlin, MA 01503
2021 Annual Town Meeting Warrant -
2021 Annual Town Report -  
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Apr 20, 2021 8:49 AM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 22, 2021 2:30 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

2021 ATM_warrant_FINAL - POSTING.pdf  (download) 351 Kb Apr 22, 2021 1:58 PM EDT
4-29-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes - Coffee Talk 9.0 - approved 5-3-2021.docx  (download) 20 Kb May 04, 2021 7:14 PM EDT
Town_Reports_2020_online - FINAL 4-20-2021.pdf  (download) 1327 Kb Apr 22, 2021 1:58 PM EDT
coffee cup adult coloring page.jpg  (download) 87 Kb Apr 22, 2021 2:14 PM EDT

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