Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday January 12, 2015 7:00 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday January 12, 2015 7:00 PM EST
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
***UPDATED 1/12/2015 ***
7:10 p.m. Open Annual Town Meeting Warrant for Mon., May 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Berlin Memorial School & Notice of Annual Town Election on Mon., May 11, 2015 from noon-8 p.m. at Town Offices - Vote
7:15 p.m. – Life Boy Scout Ryan Walsh re renovation project for Berlin Family Food Pantry 
7:30 p.m. – Sudbury Valley Trustees Membership Dir. Michael Sanders re SVT request for two 1-day Liquor Licenses for use at the 1870 Town Hall for Feb. 6th & 8th, 2015 – Vote
1.	Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2.	Approval of refunds:  (a) Motor Vehicle FY14, (b) Personal Property FY15, (c) Real Estate FY15 – Vote(s)
3.	Approval of 2015 license(s): (a) Berlin Auto Service, 51 West Street, Class II Motor Vehicle sales  - Vote
4.	Approval of Bill Schedules: (a) STM Dec 8 2014 Escrow, $3,460.72; (b) Select. Expenses, $10.73; (c) 1870 Town Hall Expenses, $137.21 – Vote(s)
5.	Approval of annual 2014 liquor license report to ABCC - Vote
6.	Approval of Disclosure by Municipal Employee of Financial Interest in a Municipal Contract – Susan Reguera – Vote
7.	Approval of Sick Pay Budget calculation for Selectmen-PT Wages – Vote
8.	Approval of MA Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing for Landscape Partnership – Vote
9.	Approval of letter to Alzheimer’s Association July 18, 2015 “Ride to End Alzheimer’s” event - Vote
10.	Discussion of: (a) rotary naming; (b) inter-town sewerage; (c) ConsCom sign off on O.C.’s; (d) county road research; (e) Use of inspector fees to offset/cover cost of Inspectional/Land Use Clerk wages (Bickford requests)
11.	Discussion regarding MRI request for ‘comparable towns’ for public safety study
12.	Discussion regarding Carolyn Landry request for payment from COA for services rendered on Powderhouse News
13.	Approval of FY16 Budget Request Forms: (a) Accountant; (b) Building Inspector Revised; (c) Electrical Inspector; (d) Council on Aging; (e) Fire Department; (f) Fire Inspectors; (g) Library; (h) Police Department; (i) WHEAT - Vote(s) 
14.	Discussion requests by: (a) Treasurer seeking pre-billing approval of 2014 Highland Commons square footage calculation; (b) Town Clerk regarding ZBA request for new regulatory agreement with DHCD for Sawyer Hill LLC following Dec. foreclosure on 3 aff. Units; (c) Admin. Sec. regarding apparent copier misuse; (d) Admin. Sec. regarding Verizon settlement analysis offer
15.	Miscellaneous Correspondence: 
a.	Gov. Baker Jan. 8 letter regarding increased Fy15 Chapter 90 funding
b.	Selectmen Booman email regarding FD and PD response to BMS following Jan. 8th sprinkler head failure
c.	Travelers Insurance Jan. 9 email regarding boiler inspection needs
d.	Building Insp. Jan. 5 letter to Brian & Kerri Lewis of 11 Whitney Rd re “The Natural Landscape” operations
e.	Monthly reports: (i) Police; (ii) Building Inspector; (iii) Fire; (iv) Rescue; (v) 1870 Town Hall Revolving Accnt.
f.	SunEdison response to request for reimbursement of Town Counsel expenses for solar project
g.	Workers Compensation injury report 
h.	CMRPC Dec. 31 “Shared Human Resource Manager Feasibility Study” report
i.	Diane Peterson memo regarding FY16 taxes
j.	Accountant request for contract amendment for FY15 Police Chief pay
k.	FY16 Budget Summary Requests: (i) Board of Assessors; (ii) Tax Collector
l.	CEA Inc. Dec. 22 letter regarding resolution of Oct. 29th inter-municipal roadway oil release incident
m.	Town Counsel Jan. 5 legal advisory regarding MA Min. Wage Law
n.	Treasurer Jan. 8 email with revised FY16 Capital Plan, copy of COA Chair Van capital request
o.	Electrical Inspector email regarding permit fees for residential solar installations
p.	Email regarding Selectmen’s Office coverage and revised office hours through Jan. 22
q.	Risi counsel Dec. 27 letter and Jan. 6 email regarding River Road West land
r.	Pipeline project:  (i) Kinder Morgan Jan. 7 letter and Jan. 9 email regarding Berlin Jan. 28 Open House; (ii) Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions’ Jan. 6 and 8 emails 
s.	NSTAR Dec. 11 Safety preparedness and Dec. 29 letter regarding request for gas distribution rate increase
t.	MMA Jan. 24 Annual Business Meeting Agenda Booklet; voting proxy
16.	Executive Session: Johnston v. Berlin litigation update
•	Tolman Property groundwater concerns 
•	Town Offices IT – management, email stability, scanning, storage needs 
•	Highland Commons mitigation funds disbursement policy/process
•	Senior/Veteran Work Off programs
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Jan 08, 2015 6:14 PM EST
Last Modified:Jan 12, 2015 5:03 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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