Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Wednesday October 28, 2015 7 PM EDT

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 limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of this town’s board/committee/commission will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: 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. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Council on Aging
Time:Wednesday October 28, 2015 7 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
1. Attendance : Joyce LaMotte_x__. Pat Wheeler_x__, Carolyn Cashin___, Karen Shultz_x__, Fran Gill_x___, Lori Fearebay x___, Jim Connor_x_ 
2. Treasurer’s Reports:passed
 - Town Account 
 - Formula Grant: funds for the coming year (2016) will be $6,804, available in January.

Meals on wheels: We received a donation of $500 from the Corkin, Kaplan & Rudolf families with a matching grant of $500 from the R.L.Corkin Charitable Foundation for use in the Berlin Meal Wagon Program(meals on wheels).

Old Business:
Work Off Program: George Pendergast and Dennis Bartlett have volunteered (no pay) to drive the bus and Bob Williams will drive on Thursdays and will be paid $9/hr.

Berlin Rides: The trip to Salem Cross Inn went very well and one trip each has been made to shopping and doctor visits. 
It appears the bus will need 6 snow tires. Volunteers are looking into prices.

Berlin Meal Wagon: There are 10 families receiving meals. One family receives meals from Lancaster. There was a discussion as to why and who should be delivering them if Montachusett implemented the order. Karen will investigate and report next month.

New Business: 
Buffet Way has been hired for our Holiday Party, which will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10 at First Parish Church Hall.

Jim Connor has handed in his resignation affective after this meeting. Jim has served as President of the COA for 9 years and we are very grateful for his service to the town. He will be missed. (But he may pop up now and then.)

next meeting will be Nov. 18 at 7pm at the Town Office Building.

4. Motion to adjourn__Joyce_ seconded by Fran_____, at 8:10pm_____
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Date Added:Oct 29, 2015 6 AM EDT
Last Modified:Oct 29, 2015 9:40 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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