Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday February 20, 2014 7:00 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday February 20, 2014 7:00 PM EST
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
UPDATED 2/20/14 – Appointments, #9
7 p.m. –Blue Wave Capital proposed PILOT, Indian Head Farm solar array inspection fees, ATM article - Vote
7:45 p.m. – Hearing - RWJ Beverage LLC (The Wine Cellar, Highland Commons) Pledge of License & Membership Interest - Vote
8 p.m. – Annual Town Meeting Warrant closes
8:05 p.m. – Hearing (continued from 11/4/13 & 1/27/14) - VERC/Berlin Gulf (139 Coolidge St.) beer & wine license - Vote
8:20 p.m. - Board of Health re: employee pay on snow days/emergencies 
8:30 p.m. – Treasurer on Highland Commons FY14 mitigation invoice
1) Approval of minutes – Vote
2) Approval of bill schedule for 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account – Vote
3) Conservation Commission FY2015 Budget Summary Request Form - Vote
4) Approval of Common Victualler, Public Amusement, and Automatic Amusement Device licenses for Tilt Studios, Solomon Pond Mall - Vote
5) Approval of draft Selectmen report for 2013 Town Report – Vote
6) Acceptance of resignation of Erica Palmer from Cable Advisory Committee - Vote
7) Proposed amendment to Building Inspector Fee Schedule - Vote
8) Discussion regarding appointment of Highway Supt. as an assistant emergency management dir.
9) Miscellaneous Correspondence: (a) 1870 Town Hall Jan. 2014 report; (b) Simon Mall cover letter of Feb. 3, 2014 with conservation mitigation payment; (c) Charter Communications Feb. 11 letter regarding annual complaint data form for 2013; (d) Treasurer’s Feb. 12 memo re ATM warrant articles for local option Hotel & Meal Taxes; (e) Assessor Administrator Feb. 12 email regarding Sr. and Veteran work-off programs; (f) Tahanto SC Feb. 12 email regarding preliminary FY15 assessments; (g) Selectmen Clerk’s Feb. 12 letter to Treasurer for SEC filing re: litigation status; (h) Planning Board FY15 Budget Summary Request Form, dated Feb. 12; (i) Finance Committee Chair Scott Hawkins’ email of Feb. 13 regarding Reserve Fund Transfer; (j) Feb. 13 email from Selectmen Chair regarding Feb. 6 legal opinion of Attorney John Foskett re: proposed mandated employee direct deposit; (k) Treasurer Feb. 14 email re: proposed election bills; (l) Assabet Valley RSD FY15 Berlin Assessment, dated Feb. 14; (m) Virginia Maki email of Feb. 17 regarding inability to sell affordable housing units at Sawyer Hill Eco Village with Assessor Admin. response of Feb. 20; (n) Treasurer’s Feb. 18 email with updated draft FY15 Capital Plan; (o) and State Building Code Appeals Board hearing notice re: Maplewood Farm; (p) Selectmen Bickford Feb. 19 email regarding $1.4M Tri-Town land protection project grant funding by EOEEA; (q) MCAD invitation to Apr. 3 refresher course; (r) Jan. 2014 Fire Department report with attachments; (s) Treasurer emails of Feb. 20 regarding BC/BS FY15 health and dental rate increases; and (t) draft Interim Electrical Inspector’s proposed electrical permit fee schedule
10) Executive Session: M.G.L. Ch. 30A, Sec. 21(a)(3) Litigation Strategy, Johnston v. Town of Berlin
• 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); Recreation Committee (1); Personnel Committee (3); Zoning Board of Appeals (3 Associate Member vacancies); Cable Advisory Committee (1)
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Feb 18, 2014 5:26 PM EST
Last Modified:Feb 20, 2014 2:50 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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