Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday April 21, 2022 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday April 21, 2022 6:30 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
** Updated 4/14/2022 **
Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information is 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 Select Board 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 its 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.”



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.


Coffee Talk is a more relaxed meeting of the Board of Selectmen to hear presentations and entertain questions from the public.  This evening the topics will include:
6:30 - 6:45 PM   A briefing from Berlin Boylston School Committee members regarding the November 2022 election for Berlin Boylston School Committee members; and
6:45 PM onward - the various sponsors of articles at the 6:30 PM Monday, May 2, 2022, Annual Town Meeting are encouraged to provide brief presentations regarding their articles and to field questions from the public.  
See related documents online:
The Monday, May 2, 2022, Annual Town Meeting warrant with Finance Committee's report and the recommended budget for the Fiscal Year 2023  
2021 Annual Town Report 
EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter an executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a)(____): NONE SCHEDULED
And will return to open session thereafter:

  to further conduct its regular business meeting
  only to adjourn the meeting


The 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 hands 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:Oct 21, 2021 11:52 AM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 14, 2022 3:59 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

2022 ATM WARRANT for posting - FINAL doc.pdf  (download) 335 Kb Apr 13, 2022 11:46 AM EDT
2022 FinCom report ONLY.pdf  (download) 145 Kb Apr 13, 2022 11:46 AM EDT
4-21-2022 DRAFT Coffee Talk SB Open Session Meeting minutes - approved 4-25-2022.docx.pdf  (download) 67 Kb Apr 25, 2022 7:05 PM EDT
ATM Handout - Article 27 KP-#808620-Berlin__Housing Trust FINAL Clean 4-11-2022.docx  (download) 29 Kb Apr 21, 2022 3:24 PM EDT
ATM Handout - Article 29 Berlin Personnel By-law Amendment FINAL Clean 4-11-2022.docx  (download) 22 Kb Apr 21, 2022 3:24 PM EDT
FY23 FinCom Recommended Budget FINAL.pdf  (download) 237 Kb Apr 15, 2022 3:07 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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