Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday April 21, 2020 4 PM EDT

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 limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of this town’s board/committee/commission will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at www.townofberlin.com. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: Zoom.com. 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. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Council on Aging
Time:Tuesday April 21, 2020 4 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - Zoom.com - details within posting
Agenda:
**updated 4/16/2020** 
BERLIN COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic
Log in information follows

NOTICE/AGENDA
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), this meeting of the Berlin (Massachusetts) Council on Aging 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: http://www.townofberlin.com/berlin-tv.
•	The Town’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/townofberlintv
•	Approved minutes will be posted to www.mytowngovernment.org/01503. 

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):

(1)	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
(2)	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.

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AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

Financial report )Fran Gill)

COA activity for April (Peggy Sardell)

Discussion on COA van purchase
(Bob Blair and Margaret Nartowicz)

Status of new COA Director search 
(Margaret Nartowicz)

Report on COA outreach to Berlin seniors. (Bob Blair)

ADJOURNMENT

•	Listed agenda items were reasonably anticipated by the Chairman 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.

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ZOOM WEBINAR: DIAL-IN INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE
AUDIO/VIDEO or TELEPHONE-ONLY ACCESS

Zoom webinar scheduled for 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 
4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Berlin Council on Aging (open meeting) 
WEBINAR joining:
Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
https://zoom.us/j/91895576968 

iPHONE joining:
Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +13126266799,,91895576968#  or +16465588656,,91895576968# 

TELEPHONE joining:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128 
    Webinar ID: 918 9557 6968
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abFKK3MJXD 

Telephone callers – In-call codes you may use are:
•	*6 to turn your phone microphone on and off
•	*9 to ‘raise your hand’ to be called on from the audience.  
Every effort will be made to note the order in which audience members have raised their hand to be ‘called upon’.  However, please note that outside of public hearings, discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chairman pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. When recognized by the Chair, the caller must clearly state his/her name and address before asking a question or making a comment.  
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Scheduled By:Mary E. Arata
Posted At:Apr 16, 2020 3:53 PM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 16, 2020 3:53 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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