Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday January 13, 2014 7:01 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday January 13, 2014 7:01 PM EST
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
Updated 1/13/14 at 6 p.m. – amending #2, adding #15(g)-(h), adding #16 through 18
7:05 p.m. – Colton Valchuis regarding proposed Eagle Scout Community Garden planter project - Vote
7:10 p.m. - Accountant’s FY15 budget request; salary – Vote
7:30 p.m. - Rescue FY15 budget request - Vote
7:40 p.m. – Public Safety consultant Alan Gould of Municipal Resources Inc.
1) Minutes: (i) Nov. 18, 2013 (ii) Dec. 2, 2013 (iii) Dec. 16, 2013 (iv) Dec. 30, 2013 (v) Exec. Session Nov. 18, 2013 - Votes 
2) First, consideration of agenda item #18. Then, consideration of Board/Committee Appointment(s) as follows: 
(a) Kevin Diggins Sr., Zoning Board of Appeals; (b) Jeanne Survell, Zoning Board of Appeals, (c) Dennis Bartlett, Zoning Board of Appeals, (d) Robert Fatta, Cable Advisory Committee, (e) Richard Mariani, Cable Advisory Committee – Votes
3) Cable Advisory Committee Letter of Authorization to engage Charter, competitors re: cable TV service – Vote
4) Discussion re: Building and Electrical Permit Fees for Applicant: Blue Wave Capital/Indian Head Farm - Vote
5) 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account Bill Schedule – Vote
6) Police report regarding study of regionalized dispatch opportunities 
7) Discussion over emergency low-band service radios, pagers
8) Open Annual Town Meeting Warrant for Monday, May 5, 2014 at Berlin Memorial School and Notice of Annual Town Election on Monday, May 12, 2014 from noon-8 p.m. at Town Offices Building - Vote
9) FY2015 Budget Summary Request Forms: (a) Accountant, (b) Rescue, (c) Public Buildings, (d) Library, (e) Fire [as edited by Accountant], and (e) Selectmen
10) Energy Committee FY2015 Capital Request - Vote
11) Police Dept. proposed “Ride Along Release of Claims” form - Vote
12) Town Counsel review of insurance of town-owned personal property - Vote
13) Status update - potential study grant application for regionalized Berlin-Boylston HR post 
14) December monthly reports:  (a) Berlin Family Food Pantry; (b) Police Department; (c) Fire Department; (d) Rescue Squad; (e) Building Inspector; (f) Highway Dept.
15) Miscellaneous Correspondence:  
 a) Deutsch Williams memorandum, dated Dec. 11,2013, regarding IMA Health Insurance, Terms and Conditions of Employment, with background email from School Committee member Angela Yildiz
 b) Berlin Police Union Local #264 letter of January 6, 2013 requesting the start of contract negotiations
 c) Undated letter from Leo Bertolami, Manager, Berlin Village LLC re: abatement request, land sale offer
 d) ZBA Notice of Decision re: Sherman; Town Clerk’s Jan. 8, 2014 Notice of lapsed Appeal Period 
 e) Powderhouse Senior News, Jan./Feb. 2014 edition
 f) FY2015 Budget Summary Request Forms: (i) Tax Collector – revised
 g) Treasurer notice regarding Jan. 14, 2014 Finance Advisory Committee meeting
 h) Treasurer notice regarding Berlin’s $285,223 Assessment from Worcester Regional Retirement System 
16) Discussion: Jan. 12, 2014 Maplewood Farm event; notice of filing with State Building Code Appeals Board
17) Berlin Cable Access Committee permission to destroy old equipment – Vote
18) Acceptance of Donald Richer January 9, 2014 letter of resignation from the Zoning Board of Appeals - Vote
19) Executive Session: None
• Brian Clemmer dba Wheeler’s Garage Class II used car sale license 
• Highland Commons FY2014 mitigation payment
• Town Counsel opinions: (1) IAC formation, (2) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs
• Building Inspector request for FT status, oversight of Electrical and Plumbing/Gas Inspectors
• Inspector of Wires Appointment, job description
• Volunteers Needed: ADA Committee (1 vacancies); Cable Advisory Comm., Recreation Committee (1); Personnel Committee (3); Zoning Board of Appeals (3 Associate Member vacancies)
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Jan 09, 2014 7:01 PM EST
Last Modified:Jan 13, 2014 6:03 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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