Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday January 23, 2014 7:00 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday January 23, 2014 7:00 PM EST
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
UPDATED: #2, 5, 8(d), 8(i), 8(j)-(v), 9
7 p.m. – Officer Duncan Baum re: retirement
7:15 p.m. – Rescue Chief Dennis Bartlett re: FY15 budget request
1) Minutes: (i) Nov. 18, 2013 (ii) Dec. 2, 2013 (iii) Dec. 16, 2013 (iv) Dec. 30, 2013 (v) Jan. 6, 2014 (vi) Jan. 13, 2014 (vii) Exec. Session Nov. 18, 2013 - Votes 
2) Approval of three Mable Felton Marble Memorial Scholarship recipient payments – Vote
3) Approval of Bill Schedule – 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account – Vote
4) Building and Electrical Permit Fees for Applicant: Blue Wave Capital/Indian Head Farm - Vote
5) FY2015 Budget Summary Request Forms: (a) Rescue, (b) Public Buildings, (c) Build. Insp.,(d) Electrical Insp., (e) Plumbing/Gas Insp., (f) revised Highway, (g) revised Highway/Snow & Ice, (h) Selectmen, (i) Energy Committee Capital Request FY15.
6) Police Dept. proposed “Ride Along Release of Claims” form – Vote
7) Clarification from Cable Access Committee on request to destroy old equipment - Vote
8) Miscellaneous Correspondence:  
 a) Tammy Cintolo Jan. 15, 2014 email regarding Maplewood Farm event
 b) MassDOT Jan. 7, 2014 letter with two bridge inspection reports 
 c) Jan. 13, 2014 memo from Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School District re: FY15 Capital, Operating and Maintenance Final Budget of $18.4M (3.4% increase)
 d) (i) Jan. 16, 2014 email from Nicholas Childs, MassDEP, regarding Tolman Property, (ii) Jan. 21, 2014 email from Andrew Donoghue, Sovereign Consulting
 e) Jan. 19, 2014 press release from Berlin Fire Dept. regarding Northbrook Village fire of Jan. 18, 2014
 f) Jan. 16, 2014 letter from MA Dept of Telecomm. & Cable to FCC re In re Charter Communications
 g) Jan. 17, 2014 FCC filing by Charter Communications to FCC re In re Charter Communications
 h) Jan. 16, 2014 FEMA letter to Berlin re: lapsed timeframe to appeal Flood Hazard Determinations 
 i) Treasurer emails of: (i) Jan. 17 regarding health insurance coverage for domestic partners; (ii) Jan. 17  regarding capital planning special article Feb. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. filing deadline; (iii) forwarding Jan. 17 Cape Code Times article “Task Force to Develop Mass. School Safety Plan;” (iv) Jan. 21 email regarding local Roth Retirement option, (v) Jan. 22 email re proposed 3% COLA for Worc Regional retirees
 j) Jan. 22, 2014 MMA email re Governor’s proposed FY15 Budget
 k) Jan. 22, 2014 email from UMASS/Collins Center re Public Safety Study
 l) Jan. 22, 2014 letter from Sec. Bialecki confirming $1.5MMassWorks Infrastructure Program grant re: River Road West/Riverbridge project
 m) Jan. 21, 2014 letter from Attorney General’s Office approving Nov. 12, 2013 STM Art. 2, 3, 5, and 6
 n) Jan. 23, 2014 invitation to attend The Growing Room ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 28, 2014
 o) Tax Collector’s Jan. 22, 2014 submission of an article for Annual Town Meeting
 p) Town Counsel Jan. 22, 2014 email, confirming research into Treasurer’s mandatory direct deposit question
 q) Kopelman and Page Jan. 16, 2014 letter regarding pending litigation
 r) 1870 Committee FY2014 reports: (i) rental, (ii) cash/expenses
 s) Conservation Commission Jan. 22, 2014 email regarding Sawyer Hill Rd farm stand vote
 t) Draft Financial Advisory Committee minutes of Jan. 14, 2014 meeting
 u) CMRPC Legislative Affairs Committee Jan. 23, 2014 request for input on 2014 legislative priorities
 v) Governing Magazine, Jan. 2014 edition
 w) Volunteer Application Form – ZBA Associate Member
9) Letter of Authorization for Fy14 deficit spending for Highway/Snow & Ice – Vote
10) 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 21, 2014 4:29 PM EST
Last Modified:Jan 23, 2014 3:38 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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