Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday October 28, 2021 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday October 28, 2021 6:30 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
Updated 9-28-2021 
***************** COFFEE TALK 10.0 **************
Thursday, October 28, 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 limits 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 another 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.”


Coffee Talk 10.0: Pre-Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting preview
CALL TO ORDER & ANNOUNCEMENTS - 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.
Quorums of several Town boards and/or committees may be present during Coffee Talk to prepare and educate in advance of the Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting scheduled for 7:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Berlin Memorial School, 34 South Street, Berlin, MA 01503.  
Introductions: Select Board & Town Meeting 
scheduled order of articles across meeting dates; 
COVID-19 health & safety precautions for Town Meeting; 
Handheld Voting Devices (15 min)
Articles - To be provided once Warrant is signed/posted


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.


You are invited to virtually attend the Berlin Select Board’s meeting via the Zoom webinar platform.  
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84277508033# or +16465588656,,84277508033#
Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 and enter Webinar ID: 842 7750 8033
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.
Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting
DATES/TIMES of interest:
Warrant OPENED - September 7, 2021
Warrant CLOSED - 5:30 PM on September 27, 2021
Coffee Talk 10.0 - 6:30 PM on October 28, 2021
Special Voter Registration to participate in Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting (for those not already registered to vote in the Town of Berlin):  pending confirmation by Berlin Town Clerk’s Office
Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting: Monday, November 8, 2021, at 7:30 PM at Berlin Memorial School, 34 South Street, Berlin, MA 01503
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Sep 28, 2021 2:09 PM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 28, 2021 2:09 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

10-28-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes approved 11-1-2021 .docx.pdf  (download) 47 Kb Nov 01, 2021 7:12 PM EDT
Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting - FINAL for PRINTING & MAILING 10-19-2021.pdf  (download) 401 Kb Oct 27, 2021 3:22 PM EDT