Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday September 08, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday September 08, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
**UPDATED 9/8/2014**
	7:15 p.m. - Energy North Group re Changed ownership/branding of “Shell” at 265 Central St.
	7:30 p.m. - Assessors Classification Hearing
	7:45 p.m. - Larry Brandt, Executive Session, contract negotiations
1.	Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2.	Approval of FY’14 Motor Vehicle refunds totaling $2,056.57 – Vote
3.	Acceptance of letter of resignation from Anna Bradley from Cable Advisory Commission - Vote
4.	Accept winning Municibid auction bid for Town sale of 1996 Pierce Quint Chassis Fire Truck (Municibid listing # 20957) - Vote
5.	Signature on P&S for Town purchase of fee interest in “Kelsey Property” on Ball Hill Road - Vote
6.	Approval of Rescue Squad Appointments – Vote
7.	Approval of Guardian Energy/DOER contract(s) for BMS fans and public safety weatherization – Vote(s)
8.	Opening bid packages for Public Safety Study
9.	Update on Bullard House project
10.	Approval of Admin. Secretary to attend ABCC eLicensing presentation on Sept. 18, closing the Selectmen’s Office for the day – Vote
11.	Discussion re School Committees’ request for appointment to discuss regionalization, set for Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.
12.	Request for Selectmen to consider Resolution vote in opposition to pipeline project
13.	Discussion regarding foreclosure notice for #7, 8 and 13 Village Lane
14.	Discussion regarding creation of policy for fee(s) for adoption of animals from Animal Control Officer
15.	Miscellaneous Correspondence:
a.	Monthly department reports:  (i) Food Pantry; (ii) 1870 TH Revolving Account
b.	MIIA Aug. 20 letter re FY14 WC Payroll audit launch
c.	Kopelman and Paige Aug. 21 email re wide-scale media payroll record request
d.	Selectman Bickford Aug. 21 email re Deerfield BOS/BOH approach to pipeline
e.	DOR/DLS Aug. 21 “City & Town” newsletter
f.	Treasurer Aug. 22 emails re: FY16 draft capital plan worksheet & meal tax for school lunches
g.	Kopelman and Paige Aug. 22 email re early Sunday package store hours
h.	Accountant Aug. 24 email re partial water heater replacement cost for 23 Linden 
i.	Selectman Bickford Aug. 27 email re brewery concept for River Road West
j.	MA Electric Vehicle Incentive Program mailer
k.	OARS Aug. 27 email re: Sept 20 river cleanup event
l.	Verizon Aug. 27 email news update
m.	1870 Town Hall Aug. 27 newsletter
n.	USDA-NRCS/DCR Aug. 28 press release regarding funding for 5 SuAsCo dams
o.	Kopelman and Paige Aug. 28 email re “Act Relative to Domestic Violence”
p.	Historical Commission’s Aug. 29 emails re demolition permits for (i) brick house; and (ii) red wooden barn – both at 100 River Road West
q.	Clinton Item Aug. 29 article “Moving Ahead on Regionalization”
r.	Paul Anderson Aug. 29 email re 80 Crosby Road
s.	Supt. Ekstrom Aug. 29 email re Green Acres school impact
t.	Bolton TA Aug. 30 email with Bolton BOS pipeline resolution vote of 8/28
u.	COA Powderhouse Senior News Sept/Oct 2014 edition
v.	Retiree State County &Mun. EE Assn. of MA September 2014 edition
w.	Bolton TA emails re: Sept. 11 pipeline meeting
x.	MassDOT Sept. 2 letter re Winter Rapid Recovery Road program compliance
y.	Assabet Valley Tech HS Sept. 2 email re Veterans Day assembly initiation
z.	Cable Advisory Comm. Sept. 2 email re recommendation for 10/6 hearing
aa.	CMRPC Sept. 2 email with WCSA April 17 QTR minutes, 9/18 announcement
bb.	Assessor Sept. 2 email re County Assessor Assn. 9/25 meeting invite
cc.	Treasurer Sept. 3 email re moved FAC meeting date from 9/9 to 9/16
dd.	1870 Town Hall Sept. 3 newsletter
ee.	OCPF Sept. 3 newsletter
ff.	MMA Sept. 3 legislative alert and invitation
gg.	Josh & Annmarie Wolfe Sept. 3 email re 120 Highland Street
hh.	MMA Sept. 4 email invitation to Nov. investigation cert. training course
ii.	United Way Sept. 4 invitation to Oct. 24 fundraiser dance
jj.	DOR/DLS Sept. 4 “City & Town” newsletter
kk.	Admin. Sec. Sept. 4 email re potential STM dates
ll.	MIIA Sept. 5 email regarding bonding requirements for Town Office employees
mm.	CMRPC Sept. 5 email regarding EMS pooled supply purchasing
nn.	MIIA Sept. 5 email re EAP offerings
oo.	Chappell Engineering Sept. 8 email regarding MassWorks payment process
pp.	Governing Magazine Sept. 8 email re Common Core meeting on Oct. 1
qq.	MassWorks Sept. 5 email confirming waiver of MassWorks program payments 
rr.	McCormack Institute Sept. 8 email update
ss.	DLS/DOR Muni Law course offering
tt.	Admin. Secretary Sept. 8 email re late office opening on Sept. 10
uu.	ABCC Sept. 8 email advisory on amended Sunday package store hours
vv.	The Beacon, Sept. 2014
16.	Executive Session – (a) Johnston v Berlin litigation update

•	Town Counsel opinion: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs 
•	Tolman Property groundwater concerns 
•	Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards & committees
•	Appointment - Inspector of Wires 
•	Town Offices technical concerns – email stability, scanning abilities, storage needs 
•	Joint meeting with FinCom and Accountant on RFT process
•	Process for distribution of funds from Highland Commons mitigation account
•	Volunteers Needed: ADA Committee (1); Recreation Committee (1); Personnel Committee (3); Zoning Board of Appeals (1 Associate Member vacancy); Cable Advisory Committee (1)
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Sep 04, 2014 5:05 PM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 08, 2014 7:01 PM EDT
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