Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Wednesday June 17, 2020 4 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 June 17, 2020 4 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
1). Roll call
2). Report on COA activities for May, 2020 3). Vote to accept minutes of COA meetings held on 2/12/20, 2/25/20 and 5/12/20 4). Financial report and Board approvals of bill schedules signed by COA Treasurer 
      since last meeting
5). Introduction of new COA Director (pending) 6). COA van issues:
      A)  artwork and lettering
      B). relaunching van services (date and initial scope of services offered)
      C). drivers (who and with what training)
      D). equipment and safety protocols 7). Virtual program offerings ( which ones are practicable, and by Berlin Cable?) 8). Recommendations for two new Board members to fill present vacancies 9). Articles for July/August “Powderhouse News”
10) Request for authorization for Bob Blair to advocate for Berlin seniors (as, for 
      instance, in the situation where those displaced by the flood at Northbrook 
      Village II felt that no one in the building management team was responding to 
      their questions or addressing their concerns)
11) Next meeting date and time
12) Motion to adjourn
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When: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 04:00 PM
Topic: Council on Aging (open meeting) 
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Scheduled By:Mary E. Arata
Posted At:Jun 15, 2020 10:53 AM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 15, 2020 10:53 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

MINUTES OF COUNCIL OF AGING MEETING JUNE 17 approved 7-28-2020.docx  (download) 13 Kb Sep 29, 2020 9:22 AM EDT