Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday May 10, 2021 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday May 10, 2021 6:30 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
**updated 5/7/2021**
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information included below



VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE:  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) and as amended since, this meeting of the Town of Berlin Board of Selectmen 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):

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

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.

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE: Attendees who may need accommodations should contact Town Administrator/ADA Coordinator Margaret Nartowicz at at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NOTICE: The Town of Berlin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, genetic information, homelessness, citizenship or any other class protected by state or federal law.”



Meetings of the Berlin Select Board are generally recorded for transmission on both the Berlin Cable Television Access Channel and YouTube.  Your voice, image and/or telephone number may be recorded.

6:30 PM EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a)(2) - contract negotiations with non-union personnel (Fire Chief) - and will return to open session thereafter:

  to further conduct its regular business meeting


May 3, 2021 open session




7:05 PM - Joint meeting with Select Board and Cemetery Commissioners to appoint on an interim basis to fill the vacancy on the  Cemetery Commission until the May 24, 2021 Annual Town Election (MGL c. 41, §11).
7:10 PM - General Department Update - Highway & Facilities Superintendent Dave Smith


7:30PM - EARTHWORK PERMIT public hearing (General Bylaw Article XII, §4)
Owner/Petitioner: Luiz Santos, Route 12 Auto Sales 
Premises: end of Old Central Street, Map 21, Parcel 42
Permission to import 1,276 cubic yards of earth and disruption of 9,600 square feet of property for proposed new or used car/truck dealership, up to 10 vehicles or other allowed use


DRAFT Select Board statement on Riverbridge Articles
Nuisance Dog Complaint - Updates
Fire & EMS Collective Bargaining Agreement
Approve release of Sec. 15 Package Store license following ABCC approval of transfer: Nouria Energy Retail, Inc., Manager Heather Iafrati, Licensed Premises at 139 Coolidge Road (Berlin#2021-38, ABCC#90015-PK-00094) with e-signature thereon


Summer Seasonal Laborer Job Description
FY22 Re-appointments (partial slate)



Listed agenda items were reasonably anticipated by the Chair 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.


Please join us in one of 3 ways:

Webinar link: 
Or iPhone one-tap US: +16465588656,,148969555#  or +13017158592,,148969555#
Or Telephone: Dial US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  Webinar ID: 148 969 555
Telephone caller codes:
*6 to turn on/off your phone microphone
*9 to ‘raise your hand’ from the audience.

Every effort will be made to note the order in which audience members have raised their hand to be ‘called upon’. Discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chair pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. When recognized by the Chair, callers must clearly state their name and address before asking a question or making a comment.
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:May 06, 2021 3:06 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 07, 2021 10:28 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

5-10-2021 SB Exec Sess Exemption 2 Fire Chief Contract Negotiations - Approve & Release 6-21-2021.docx  (download) 19 Kb Jul 09, 2021 12:16 AM EDT
5-10-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes SB approved 5-25-2021.docx  (download) 22 Kb May 25, 2021 8:52 PM EDT
NOTICE - Rt 12 Auto Sales Luiz Santo- Old Central Street - hearing 5-10-2021 at 730PM.pdf  (download) 62 Kb May 06, 2021 3:22 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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