Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday April 07, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday April 07, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
UPDATED 4/7/14
7:15 p.m. – Board of Assessors and Principal Assessor regarding Sr. and Veteran Tax Work-Off Programs
1) Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC request to enter 4 town-owned parcels for civil & environmental surveys/studies as part of Northeast Expansion plan and Town Counsel April 7 opinion on eminent domain – Vote 
2) Review of final May 5, 2014 STM Warrant 
3) Approval of 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account expense- Charter Business (internet) - $4.99 - Vote
4) Approval Insurance Advisory Committee charge & appointments: David Goulding (Patrolman’s Union), Pattie Romer (Teacher’s Union), Dennis Bartlett (Retiree Rep.), Melinda Rollins and Eloise Salls (Employee Reps.) – Vote
5) Application for One-Day Liquor License for Crystal Club Charity Open at Berlin Country Club, 25 Carr Road, Berlin, on Friday, August 9, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Vote
6) Discussion regarding scheduling joint meeting with Finance Committee on Monday, July 14, 2014 for FY14 year-end close out – Vote
7) Discussion of summer schedule
8) Approval of letter to Lighthouse Management regarding Like-Kind and Earth Works bylaws – Vote
9) Approval of meeting minutes: Feb. 3, 2014, Feb. 10, 2014, and April 3, 2014 - Vote
10) Discussion regarding (a) shift of permit logging/management to Electrical and Plumbing/Gas Inspectors; and (b) implementation of draft time sheets for Building, Electrical and Plumbing/Gas Inspectors – Vote
11) Permit Application for Ground Opening (borings off edge of road) filed by Soil Exploration Corp. for River Road for design of Riverbridge pedestrian bridge crossing at Barefoot Brook – Vote
12) Discussion as to whether Administrative Secretary shall turn on/off Cable Access video camera to record Selectmen meetings for the Cable Access Channel - Vote
13) Miscellaneous correspondence: (a) April 1 Ch. 90 certification letter; (b) March 3 letter from SEIU32BJ regarding Command Security Corp.; (c) Mass. Dept of Telecommunications and Cable notice of May 28, 2014 Boston, MA public and evidentiary hearing regarding Charter Communication’s proposed basic service tier programming; (d) MMA’s The Beacon April 2014 edition; (e) MassDEP April 1 letter regarding June 11, 2014 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program grant deadline; (f) FEMA April 2 letter regarding Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Map updates, effective July 16, 2014; (g) Treasurer’s April 5 email forwarding UniBank’s March 2014 Comparison Reoffering Yields Report; (h) Virginia Maki April 7 email regarding Sawyer Hill 40B release status; (i) Fire Chief April 7 email forwarding FEMA civilian residential fire fatality notices; (j) March 2014 Rescue Squad monthly report; (k) Building, Electrical and Plumbing Gas March 2014 reports
14) Executive Session: (a) Principal Assessor regarding solar PILOT agreement with SunEdison (negotiations re: real property value); (b) Johnston v Town of Berlin (litigation strategy); (c) Brennan v Town of Berlin (litigation strategy).
• Blue wave Capital/Indian Farm solar array PILOT agreement negotiations, ATM warrant article
• Town Counsel opinions: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs, (2) Procurement question re: Rescue collections
• Tolman Property groundwater concerns
• Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards and committees under the Open Meeting Law (940 CMR 29.10)
• Inspector of Wires Appointment, job description
• Volunteers Needed: ADA Committee (1); Recreation Committee (1); Personnel Committee (3); Zoning Board of Appeals (3 Associate Member vacancies); Cable Advisory Committee (1)
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Apr 02, 2014 9:14 PM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 07, 2014 6:26 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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