Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday November 24, 2014 7:00 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday November 24, 2014 7:00 PM EST
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
7:15 p.m. – Pipeline Study Committee update; committee appointments: (i) Maryanne MacLeod; (ii) Philip Rainville, (iii) Carl Wickstrom – Vote
7:20 p.m. – Cemetery Commission requesting Highway Dept. assistance for shed roof - Vote
7:30 p.m. – Public Hearing by Local Licensing Authority for liquor licenses – The Flat Penny Restaurant, 263 West Street, Berlin – alleged violation of licensed closing time hours

1.	Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2.	Approval of reimbursement request(s) – (i) Admin. Sec. for $438.94 for USPO STM mailing; stamps (included with expense warrant) - Vote
3.	Approval of FY14 Motor Vehicle refund - Vote
4.	Review of Riverbridge Affordable Housing application, as filed with the state
5.	Approval of “Environment Massachusetts” letter of endorsement - Vote 
6.	Acknowledgement of Achievement for Eagle Scout Jacob S. Parmenter – Vote
7.	Approval of MOU with Nouria Energy Corp. and Aylitt Realty Trust regarding invoice and reimbursement terms for Dec.8th STM costs - Vote
8.	Discussion regarding Finance Committee request for clarification on STM Art. 9 (Inspector mobile devices) 
9.	Discussion regarding December 8, 2014 STM warrant articles (Bickford) 
10.	Approval of revised MA Interagency Mutual Aid Agreement with CMLEC – Vote
11.	Approval of Bill Schedules for: (i)Art 36 Radio Base Stations $1,336.45; and (ii) Town Hall Revolving Account for $25.32 – Vote(s)
12.	Approval of FY16 Budget Summary Request Forms for: (i) Conservation Commission - $500.00 – level funding; and (ii) Memorial Day - $1,800.00 – level funding – Vote(s)
13.	Discussion regarding MA Paid Sick Leave Law impact
14.	Discussion regarding MA Domestic Violence Leave Act: (i) Town Counsel suggested draft policy; and (ii) Treasurer’s requested fact sheet distribution
15.	Discussion regarding status of Building Inspector contract addendums 
16.	Discussion regarding scheduled Dec. 6 Board meeting for performance evaluations and FY16 budgets
17.	Review of SVT liquor license request for Feb. 6-8, 2015 fundraising event
18.	Discussion regarding CommBuys presentation and follow-up action
19.	Miscellaneous Correspondence
a.	Kinder Morgan pipeline news coverage: (i) Union Leader “Pipeline’s NH Route Moves to Top Choice; (ii) Worcester Business Journal “Nashoba Valley Chamber CEO Responds to Kinder Morgan Controversy” 
b.	Accountant email regarding contract addendum for Building Inspector
c.	Vanasse & Associates transportation impact assessment for proposed Dunkin’ Donuts Drive-Through addition
d.	Christmastime in Berlin letter regarding 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6th tree lighting ceremony
e.	MRI email regarding individual telephone interviews with selectmen 
f.	Fire Chief Ricard emails regarding: (i) Pamet software issues; (ii) Data Systems Coordinator regarding vendor billing re Pamet issues
g.	River Road West MassWorks project monthly meeting advisory for Dec. 2
h.	Treasurer email regarding Tolman property 
i.	Nov. 12, 2014 ZBA Decision –approval of application of Sawyer Hill LLC to amend co-housing community Comprehensive Permit
j.	Building Inspector notice of Dec. 2 safety inspection for 23 Linden Street
k.	Librarian email regarding reduction in state aid for public libraries
l.	Treasurer emails: (i) updated FY16 Capital request spreadsheet; (ii) $350,000 Town Bard Committee FY16 Capital Request form for construction plans
m.	Charter Communications Nov. 19 letter re increase Broadcast TV Surcharge (to increase to $5.25 effective January billing statements)
n.	ZBA Nov. 12th Decision allowing modification of Sawyer Hill LLC comprehensive permit to lower from 25% to 20.58% affordable housing ratio
o.	Revised FY16 Personnel Classification Sheet (correcting scrivener’s error)
p.	Agricultural Commission Chair advisory re presenter for STM Art. 10
q.	Town Counsel acknowledgement of June 2015 target date for OML/PRR seminar
r.	1870 Town Hall Oct. 2014 updates: (i) Events/People/Income report; (ii) Cash & Expense report for revolving account
s.	Sun Edison payment update re reimbursement to Town for tax agreement legal expenses
t.	Selectman Andrew’s review of Coburn Road cell tower zoning question
u.	Revised/updated Stretch Code reporting update for FY2014
v.	Selectman Bickford report on Nov. 17 dog bite incident
w.	Tree Warden’s revised Dec. 2 tree hearing notice (with tree addresses)
x.	COA Director email regarding Powderhouse News
y.	Assabet Valley RHS Dec. 9th Legislators’ Breakfast invitation
z.	Doctors Express Marlborough Dec. 4 ribbon cutting invitation
aa.	DOR/DLS “City & Town” update
bb.	CMRPC Dec. 5 Fall Legislative Affairs Breakfast invitation
cc.	MMLA Dec. 4 Monthly Meeting notice
dd.	Mirick O’Connell military leave benefits update
ee.	MMA legislative alerts: (i) Municipal Aid; (ii) mid-year budget cuts
ff.	OSD (i) update; (ii) Dec. 10 regional briefing invitation
gg.	National Grid First Responder Utility Safety advisory
20.	Executive Session: (i) Johnston v Berlin litigation update
•	Tolman Property groundwater concerns 
•	Town Offices technical concerns – email stability, scanning abilities, storage needs 
•	Highland Commons mitigation funds disbursement policy/process (Booman)
•	Senior/Veteran Work Off programs
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Nov 20, 2014 6:58 PM EST
Last Modified:Nov 24, 2014 4:35 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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