Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday May 11, 2015 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday May 11, 2015 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
***UPDATED 5/11/2015***
APPOINTMENTS:  None scheduled
1.	Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2.	Approval of FY15 Real Estate refund(s) – Vote(s)
3.	Approval of Acceptance of Quitclaim Deeds (Mathews, Kelsey) and CR (Mathews) re conservation land purchases – Vote(s)
4.	Approval of Treasurer request to increase bonding level – Vote
5.	Approval of letter of appreciation to former Concomm member Karen Scheffer – Vote
6.	Approval of May 31st “Make a Mark for Mark” cancer walk - Vote
7.	Approval of disposal by throwing-out non-functional microwave oven in Food Pantry office - Vote
8.	Review of communications to: (a) the AG’s Office; and (b) the legislative delegation re BBS/DOR matter
9.	Discussion regarding review of MRI draft public safety study
10.	As sitting Personnel Committee, discussion regarding creation of Performance Improvement Plans
11.	Approval of memo to Accountant confirming FY16 Police Chief salary – Vote
12.	Approval of Hampshire Council of Governments Community Choice Aggregation of Electricity program contract - Vote
13.	Discussion regarding reimbursement to Town Counsel account for Conservation Commission legal assistance
14.	Discussion regarding summer Selectmen schedule & joint FinCom meetings re year-end close out
15.	Approval of letter to federal and state legislative delegation regarding ATM vote re pipeline project – Vote 
16.	Approval of letter of appreciation to former Conservation Commission member Karen Scheffer
17.	Approval of Build. Insp. requests: (a) to contact BMS roofing contractor regarding warranty; (b) vacation– Vote(s)
18.	As acting Personnel Committee, review post-COBRA insurance continuance request
19.	Discussion regarding IG Procurement course attendance
20.	Miscellaneous Correspondence
a.	Town Clerk’s May 4, 2015 STM Proceedings, and Art. 14 & 25 excerpted May 4th ATM certifications.
b.	May 11 confirmation of fully executed settlement agreement, Johnston v Berlin
c.	Monthly reports: (i) Rescue, (ii) Building Insp., (iii) 1870 Town Hall Revolving, (iv) Family Food Pantry
d.	ZBA Decision regarding Green Acres Development Group, Dudley Road, dated April 28, 2015
e.	ZBA Hearing Notice, Howard & Cathy Coffman re 240 Central St. site plan, special permit approval
f.	DCR May 7 letter re June 25 dam inspections [Barefoot Brook, Brewer Brook & Lester G. Ross](cc’d PB & CC)
g.	Attorney James Cawley May 6 request for Board appointment
h.	Attorney Peter Carrozza May 7 representation letter re Feb. 4 Worcester MVA
i.	Josh & Annmarie Wolfe May 6 noise complaint re 120 Highland Street
j.	Email with CMRPC regarding Treasurer’s Office assistance
k.	Workers Comp incident report, April 29, 2014
l.	May 7th Notice to Municipal Animal Inspector of Possible Exposure to Rabies (cc’d to BOH and Dog Officer)
m.	FinCom Chair May 7 email regarding FY15 year-end joint meetings with Selectmen on June 22 & July 13
n.	Accountant memo re Town Offices HVAC 
o.	Treasurer: (i) May 10 to ADP re termination of service; (ii) FAC meeting resumption in June; (iii) MTRS
p.	Attorney Paul Giannetti April 29 letter re Scandura purchase of Highland Street Chapter land 
q.	Admin. Sec. April 27 email confirming May 15th Devens dispatch tour meeting
r.	Mable Marble application materials received April 27th & May 4th
s.	Powder House Newsletter, May/June 2015
t.	Charter Comm.: (i) April 28 re terminated Time Warner/Comcast deal; (ii) April 30 re 2014 Financials
u.	DLS May 1 Update on FEMA Reimbursements
v.	Comcast April 27 letter notifying of terminated agreements with Charter and Time Warner Cable
w.	Hampshire Council of Governments April 27 letter re collaborative’ s offerings
x.	MIIA April 29 subrogation agreement letter re Feb. 4 motor vehicle accident
y.	Ethics Commission monthly seminar advisory
z.	State of MA Animal Response Team March 2015 newsletter
aa.	DOR/DLS FY16 Local Aid Estimates 
bb.	MIIA May training schedule
cc.	Email re COA van program – sample job descriptions and pay rate
dd.	Email re May 6 PRR for payroll data on MassWorks/River Road West rotary project
ee.	CommBuys Update, May 7, regarding Verizon subcontractor muni reach out program
ff.	DOR/DLS City & Town newsletter, May 7 
gg.	AG’s May 5 announcement re Summer Youth Jobs grant opportunities
21.	Executive Session: none scheduled
•	Tolman Property groundwater concerns 
•	Town Offices IT – management, email stability, scanning, storage needs 
•	Highland Commons mitigation funds disbursement policy/process
•	Senior/Veteran Work Off programs
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:May 07, 2015 5:35 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 11, 2015 6:37 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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