Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday May 12, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday May 12, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 227
**UPDATED 5/12/2014**
7:30 p.m. – State Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr. re: Tennessee Gas Pipeline project
1) Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2) Signature of ABCC Form 43, confirming April 28, 2014 vote on beer/wine license request of VERC/Berlin Gulf, Coolidge Street – Vote
3) Review of Mabel Marble Scholarship Application
4) Approval of Software Application Agreement with VADAR Systems, Inc. for 7/1/14-6/30/17 - Vote
5) Approval of bill schedules for: (a) 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account – Charter Business; (b) STM 5/26/09 Art. 4 special article spending/Elevator 1870 Town Hall – Maugel Architects; and (c) Admin. Sec. April 2014 mileage reimbursement – Votes
6) Approval of refunds for: (a) FY14 Real Estate taxes, $228.36; (b) FY13 Motor Vehicle Excise, $248.13; and (c) FY14 Motor Vehicle Excise, $2,461.63 - Votes
7) Review of April 2014 monthly reports: (a) Rescue Squad; (b) Building Inspector; (c) Family Food Pantry; (d) Berlin Police Dept.; and (e) Berlin Fire Dept.
8) Review of memo on MIIA insurance rates for FY15 and April 29 email from Berry Ins. Agency
9) Update on Benderson Development Co. April 10 fax regarding FY14 mitigation invoice
10) Review of revised Rescue Squad transport/billing policy for employees injured on the job– Vote
11) Discussion regarding Ethics workshop via Town Counsel – Vote
12) Discussion of job description and compensation for Electrical Inspector
13) Discussion of job description for Inspector/Land Use Clerk
14) Miscellaneous correspondence: 
(a) Accountant’s reports; 
(b) FinCom April 30 RFT vote for Municipal Building Expense; 
(c) USPO April 29 form to close PO Box 274; 
(d) Christopher Senie April 29 email on MassWorks update; 
(e) Treasurer April 30 email opinion on Google group candidate questionnaire; 
(f) United Way May 1 email with updated 51A forms; 
(g) WHEAT April 30 email re: Greater Worcester Gives event; 
(h) MMA Alert May 1 regarding House passage of FY15 state budget bill; 
(i) Charter Communications April 30 & May 1 emails re: divestiture of Berlin subscribers to Comcast; 
(j) CMRPC May 1 email re: Spring Legislative Breakfast;
(k) Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project May 1 news release re: 2014 EPA Environ. Merit Award;
(l) MMA May 1 email regarding seminar “Making Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace”;
(m) DOR/DLS May 1 “City & Town” email alert;
(n) MMA May 2 legislative update re unemployment insurance reform efforts;
(o) Webmaster May 3 email regarding town website access to Berlin Cable TV meeting coverage; 
(p) VFIS May 2 email seeking added info re: Berlin’s fire muster team;
(q) MIIA May 5 email confirming receipt of town’s health/dental choices; 
(r) Open Space and Recreation Plan 2011-2018, by the Berlin Conservation Commission;
(s) May/June 2014 Powderhouse Senior News, Berlin Council on Aging;
(t) Admin. Secretary May 7 email re admin support for ConsCom re Church property
(u) Admin. Secretary May 7 email re request for candidate information
(v) Accountant May 7 email re DOR inability to email Accountant directly
(w) MMPA May 7 invite to NE Consortium of State Labor Relations Agencies conference, 7/11/14;
(x) Berlin-Boylston Finance Director May 7 email, forwarding BMS architect’s certificate that ‘no asbestos” building materials were used in school construction;
(y) ZBA May 8 confirmation of appointment on May 14, 8:15p.m. meeting with reps of Sawyer Hill Eco Village re lifting affordable housing restrictions on unsold units;
(z) Berlin Public Library ‘Community Survey 2014,” to be available on library’s website and in hard copy on Election Day, amongst other locations;
(aa) Town Clerk’s Official Proceedings from Special Town Meeting and Annual Town Meeting of May 5, 2014;
(bb) OCPF May 8 email re: Transfer Station & Website electioneering;
(cc) CMRPC invitation to June 12, 2014 CMRPC’s 51st Annual Meeting;
(dd) Building Inspector May 9 letter to Benderson Development re: building permit fees;
(ee) Building Inspector May 9 email re vacation schedule;
(ff) Treasurer May 9 & 12 emails re May 13 FAC meeting;
(gg) OARS Annual Meeting invitation, May 19
(hh) MACC May 9 update re Tennessee Gas Pipeline Project, letter to Gov. Patrick;
(ii) Skip Duggan May 9 email re Tennessee Gas Pipeline Project, misc.;
(jj) MassDevelopment invitation to June 4 economic development seminar;
(kk) Admin. Sec. May 12 email re: Treasurer’s short term Chapter 90 borrowing plan; and
(ll) Worcester Business Journal May 12 story re Central Mass. craft breweries.
15) Executive Session – none scheduled
• Town Counsel opinion: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs
• Tolman Property groundwater concerns
• Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards & committees under the OML, 940 CMR 29.10
• Inspector of Wires Appointment
• Town Offices technical concerns – email stability, scanning abilities, storage needs
• 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:May 08, 2014 3:13 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 12, 2014 3:59 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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