Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday December 20, 2021 7:00 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday December 20, 2021 7:00 PM EST
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
** Updated 12/17/2021 **
Monday, December 20, 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 Select Board 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:

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.”



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.


December 13, 2021, Open Session




Approve a resolution in support of the Board of Health (pending 12/21/2021) adoption of official COVID-19 safety mask regulations
Approval of 2023 License Renewals - release of licenses contingent upon satisfying payment and local review requirements

Board/Committee/Commission Board Appointments:
Conservation Commission - Kyle Tucker - term thru 5/31/2022
Recreation Committee - Felicia Lowe - term thru 5/31/2024 
[agenda corrected 12/17/2021 to reflect term expiring “2024” vs “2021”]
Accept Town Administrator Notices of Intent to Appoint: COA Van Drivers:  (a) Jon Bowdoin  (b) Mark Gonyea
Amend “Berlin Annual Town Reports Policy & Procedure” (BoS approved 9-8-2020)
Retroactive waiver of 1870 Town Hall rental fee for a non-profit organization (Berlin Art & Historical Society) for Saturday, December 18, 2021 event (< 30 days pre-event notice)
[agenda corrected 12/17/2021 to reflect event date “December 18” vs “December 14”]
Approve DRAFT Custodian/Truck Driver/Laborer Job Description (Personnel Committee approved 12-12-2021)
Review/Approve Personnel Committee-recommended FY23 Market Rate Adjustments
Review Town Administrator Recommendation - FY23 Priority Staffing Needs/Estimated Costs (concurrently under Personnel Committee review)


EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a)(____): NONE SCHEDULED


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.


Please join us in one of 3 ways:

Webinar link:   
Or iPhone one-tap US: +16465588656,,148969555#  or +13017158592,,148969555#
Or Telephone: Dial US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  Webinar ID: 148 969 555
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.
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Oct 05, 2021 11:56 AM EDT
Last Modified:Dec 17, 2021 9:39 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

12-20-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes Approved 12-27-2021.docx (1).pdf  (download) 49 Kb Dec 28, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Meeting Revision History

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