Information for Meeting of Select Board
Tuesday June 01, 2021 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Tuesday June 01, 2021 7:00 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
**updated 5/27/2021**
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information 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 limitation 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 Board of Selectmen 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:
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.


May 25, 2021 Open Session




7:05 PM - Acknowledgement of Berlin Girl Scout Cadette Sadie Michelson for attaining her Silver Award (installation of new wooden bench, Berlin Library, 23 Carter Street)
7:10 PM - General Department Update - Police
7:30 PM  - James Spencer, Chair - Berlin Boylston Regional School District Committee re: Filling Vacancies in Regional School Committee membership 
7:45 PM PUBLIC  HEARING - Alteration/Reduction in Licensed Premises - Highland Wine & Spirits - 22 Highland Commons East - Section 15 All Alcohol Package Store License holder (reduce 14,725 sq ft to 12,900 sq ft; balance returned to landlord)
8:00 PM  - John Aney, Conservation Commission Chair regarding: 1) employment of Conservation Agent, 2) commission vacancy, 3) Linden Street parking lot



Lift Local Public Health Emergency Declaration (subject to the Commonwealth’s lifting of the state declaration) - also to be voted by Board of Health 

2021 Mabel Felton Marble Scholarship award(s) - application deadline: May 28, 2021
FY21 End-of-Year Appropriation Transfers: (if any)
Board and Committee Reappointments for FY22 - 3rd slate
Board Directive -  July 1, 2021 deadline for removal of Historical Commission items stored in Town Offices Lower Level Room 113 


EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a)

Exemption# (7) Review and approve Executive Session Minutes

And will return to open session thereafter:
  only to adjourn the meeting


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 hand 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:May 06, 2021 3:42 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 27, 2021 11:20 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

6-1-2021 SB Open Session Meeting minutes approved 6-7-2021 .docx.pdf  (download) 164 Kb Jun 07, 2021 7:12 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

May 27, 2021 11:20 AM EDTAgenda Details...