Information for Meeting of Board of Assessors
Friday April 17, 2020 6 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Board of Assessors
Time:Friday April 17, 2020 6 PM EDT
Location:Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic
Log in information follows


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 limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), this meeting of the Town of Berlin Board of Assessors will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. 

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. The Town of Berlin will use best efforts to post an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on: 
•	The Town’s Webpage:
•	The Town’s YouTube channel:
•	Approved minutes will be posted to 

For this meeting, members of the public who wish to attend the virtual meeting may attend via the Zoom Webinar platform in one of two ways: (1) with both audio & video access, or (2) by telephone/audio only.
Zoom Virtual Meetings:
Zoom Meetings provide remote meeting capability for meeting participants and audience members alike.  Meeting attendance can be achieved in one of two ways (either way, see log-in directions at the end of this meeting posting):

(1)	Video conference (recommended) – requires an Internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or PC - there needs to be a camera and microphone to be seen, heard and hear discussion); or
(2)	Telephone only – By making a telephone call to a Zoom Meeting access telephone number and entering the meeting ID#.  You will be unable to see other meeting participants or any documents presented during the meeting.

Commence Open Session meeting

Announcement for Virtual Meeting

Roll Call 
Roll Call of Assessors
Kevin Pond _______ David Pierce ___________Beverly Wheeler
Roll Call of Staff
	Molly Reed		Joann Wynkoop

Accept Minutes from March 11, 2020
Roll Call vote - Kevin Pond _______ David Pierce ___________Beverly Wheeler

Discuss CVOVID 19 - new virtual meeting venue, working from home
BOA questions or Concerns
Payroll, Warrants, electronic signature discussion 
Roll Call vote- Kevin Pond _______ David Pierce ___________Beverly Wheeler

Public Comment (if Board Desires)
Adjournment of Open Session simultaneous with adjournment of Executive Session :
The Assessors will adjourn directly from Executive Session, and not be returning to open session thereafter.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a) Reason #7
Reason #7 (to comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements), as there is personal and confidential information the Board needs to review in accordance with state law.
Roll Call vote- Kevin Pond _______ David Pierce ___________Beverly Wheeler

•	Listed agenda items were reasonably anticipated by the Chairman and may be discussed at the meeting. Other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Items may be taken out of printed order.
•	Meeting posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law - M.G.L. Chapter 30A, §§ 18-25, inclusive.


Zoom webinar scheduled for 
Friday April 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM

WEBINAR: If joining with audio and video, internet enabled device, use this link to join the webinar:

iPHONE one-tap:
    US: +13126266799,,95954252660#  or +16465588656,,95954252660# 

TELEPHONE: If joining by telephone only, dial one of these numbers below, using the telephone number that Zoom provides (and we do not control) which is geographically closest to your current location (toll-call rates apply for those with fee-restricted or prohibited telephone geographic reach):

+1 646 558 8656 - New York City, New York
+1 312 626 6799 - Chicago, Illinois
+1 301 715 8592 – Maryland/Metro Washington, D.C. area
+1 346 248 7799 – Houston, Texas
+1 669 900 9128 – San Jose, California
+1 253 215 8782 – Washington State

    Webinar ID: 959 5425 2660
International numbers available at: 

Telephone callers – In-call codes you may use are:
•	*6 to turn your phone microphone on and off
•	*9 to ‘raise your hand’ to be called on from the audience.  
Every effort will be made to note the order in which audience members have raised their hand to be ‘called upon’.  However, please note that outside of public hearings, discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chairman pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. When recognized by the Chair, the caller must clearly state his/her name and address before asking a question or making a comment.
Scheduled By:Eloise Salls
Posted At:Apr 15, 2020 3:42 PM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 2, 2020 1:52 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
Email a Link to this Meeting or  
or  Add to your Calendar

Minutes and Associated Documents

4-17-20.pdf  (download) 381 Kb Jun 2, 2020 1:52 PM EDT