Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday May 19, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday May 19, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
**UPDATED 5/19/14**
7:15 p.m. – Building, Electrical, & Plumbing/Gas inspectors visit
7:30 – Berlin Fire Company and Berlin Fire Chief Bruce Ricard re: Wachusett Fire Muster insurance concerns
1) Board re-organization – Vote 
2) Approval of FY15 Open Meeting Calendar for the Selectmen - Vote
3) Approval of MV FY14 refund - Vote
4) Review: (a) Town Clerk’s Proceedings at the Annual Town Election of May 12, 2014; (b) Revised Town Clerk’s Proceedings at Annual Town Meeting of May 5, 2014
5) Review of Reserve Fund Transfer requests for: (a) Town Report; (b) Selectmen – PT Wages - Votes
6) Appointment of Madeline McTague to the Historical Commission with term ending May 30, 2016 – Vote
7) Acceptance of resignation of Siona F.O. Patisteas from the Conservation Commission – Vote
8) Appointment of Carolyn MacDonald to fulfill unexpired Patisteas Conservation Commission term - Vote
9) Review, vote and execution of Memorandum of Understanding for purchase of 28 acre wooded lot on west side of Crosby Road from Estate of Marjorie Morse Mathews (Seller) by the Town of Berlin/Conservation Commission (Buyer) for $100,000.00 - Vote
10) Review/sign letters re: 2014 Mabel Marble Scholarship recipient to: Sylvia Marble and Assabet RSD
11) Approval of ZBA access to Town Counsel w.r.t. Tyler House - Vote
12) Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
13) Annual appointments: Berlin Police Department – Vote
14) Acceptance of high-bidder for auction of surplus 2005 Crown Victoria via auction - Vote
15) Update on Benderson Development Co. April 10 fax regarding FY14 mitigation invoice
16) Review of revised Rescue Squad transport/billing policy for employees injured on the job– Vote
17) Discussion regarding Town Counsel availability for town-wide Ethics/OpenMeetingLaw/PublicRecordsLaw workshop
18) Discussion of job description, compensation and posting for Electrical Inspector post - Vote
19) Discussion of job description for Inspector/Land Use Clerk – Vote
20) Discussion of potential dates for a presentation to the Board by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
21) Discussion regarding IT concerns, missing Selectmen’s Office sent emails, records request
22) Miscellaneous correspondence: 
 a) 1870 Town Hall reports for April 2014 on income/events and cash/expense balance sheet;
 b) DHCD May 2 letter requesting building permit data;
 c) VFIS May 13 email re: coverage for women fire muster members;
 d) Rutland Electrical Inspector May 10 letter endorsing Paul Keleher for Berlin Electrical Inspector;
 e) Clayton Duggan May 13 emails to Fire Warden re campfire concerns;
 f) MMLA May 22 meeting invitation;
 g) 1870 Town Hall May 14 e-letter;
 h) Canon Solutions May 14 email quotes for copier rental;
 i) Sen. Flanagan May 14 email update on FY15 Senate budget vote/local aid figures;
 j) MMA May 14 legislative update;
 k) Data Systems Coordinator May 14 email re: upcoming forum, request for agenda items;
 l) Treasurer May 15 email regarding Dept. of Labor apprenticeship program;
 m) DLS Alert, May 15, 2014;
 n) MMPA June meeting initiation;
 o) May 15 email to Rescue Chief re bidding for collections agent services;
 p) Revised – Town Clerk’s Official Proceedings of May 5, 2014 Annual Town Meeting;
 q) The Beacon, MMA, May 2014;
 r) Gowrie Group May 13 advisory letter regarding new injured-on-duty insurance provider;
 s) Treasurer May 19 email regarding Worcester Regional Retirement System;
 t) MMA May 19 email, legislative update;
 u) Admin. Sec. May 19 memo regarding parking at Linden Street conservation land
23) Executive Session – Litigation Strategy – Midnight Realty Trust v Berlin ZBA
• 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
• Appointments: (a) Inspector of Wires; (b) Inspector/Land Use Clerk
• 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 15, 2014 3:49 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 19, 2014 4:59 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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