Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday August 09, 2021 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday August 09, 2021 7:00 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
**Updated 8/5/2021**
Monday, August 9, 2021, all commencing 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 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 another comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on:

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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.


July 26, 2021, Open Session




7:10 PM - General Department Update -  (Chief Galvin-PD July report)
7:30 PM - Public Hearing - New Section 15 Beer/Wine Package Store License (off-premises consumption only); Regular/Weekday & Sunday Entertainment Licenses 
Edward Munter, Owner/Proposed Local Liquor License Manager
Berlin General Store, Inc., 19 Central Street, Berlin, MA WITH HOURS AS FOLLOWS:
Common Victualler (issued 6/21/2021): Mon-Sat 6 AM - 5 PM, Sun 7 AM - 5 PM
Beer/Wine Sales: Mon-Sat 8 AM - 8 PM, Sun 12 Noon - 5 PM
Entertainment (TV/Radio News/Sports): Mon-Sat  6 AM - 8 PM, Sun 1 PM - 5 PM 
(Full published Public Hearing Notice posted at the end of this agenda)
7:45 PM - Joint meeting with Finance Committee/Capital Planning Committee to discuss 2008 Volvo Loader Repair Proposal. 

Review/approve Mobile Food Vendor Policy & Procedures
Review/approve Town Administrator Annual Evaluation Process 
Review/approve Select Board Agenda Procedures
Review/approve Town Administrator Goals and Objectives
Discuss possible Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting
Vote to sign a contract with Nocella Landscaping and Paving - 23 Linden Parking Lot project
Update on Earthwork Permit requirements - Homes at Highland Ridge

Special Event Approval - 2021 Bicycles Battling Cancer - September 25, 2021
Appoint Robert Wheeler as a full member of the Earthwork Advisory Committee


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

  to further conduct its regular business meeting
  only to adjourn the meeting


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.


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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.
Town of Berlin, Massachusetts
Public Hearing
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 138 of the Mass. General Laws, as amended, an application has been made and information is given for approval of a new retail Section 15 Package Goods Store License to expose, keep for sale, and to sell wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises.  Applicant: Berlin General Store, Inc., Edward M. Munter, Owner/Local Liquor License Manager applicant. The proposed Licensed Premises are described as follows: the existing local retail store and restaurant located on the ground floor of the East part of the building located at 19 Central Street (Route 62), Berlin, MA consisting of 2,400 square feet (+/-), with two (2) combination entrance/exit doors.
A hearing on the above application will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom Virtual Meeting platform as follows:
iPhone one-tap: +16465588656,,148969555# or +13017158592,,148969555#
Telephone: Dial +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 and enter Webinar ID: 148 969 555
Application documents online at:  All interested parties should plan to attend.
BERLIN SELECT BOARD: Margaret Stone, R. Scott Hawkins, and Christine Keefe.
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Jun 22, 2021 10:48 AM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 05, 2021 3:14 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

8-9-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes - Approved 8-23-2021.pdf  (download) 106 Kb Aug 23, 2021 7:17 PM EDT
General Store - HEARING NOTICE - 19 Central Street 8-9-2021 for eposting.doc  (download) 216 Kb Aug 04, 2021 1:06 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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