Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday April 03, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday April 03, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
7:30 p.m. - Open Special Town Meeting Warrant for May 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at BMS – Vote [NOTE: STM Warrant will close Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. All articles must be in the hands of the Selectmen’s Office at that time.]
8 p.m. - VERC VERC/Berlin Gulf (139 Coolidge St.) beer & wine license – (previously cont’d from 11/4/13, 1/27/14, 2/20/14, 3/10/14) – OPEN hearing AND CONTINUE
1)	Approval of minutes – Vote
2)	Appointment of Karen Schultz of Brigham Road to the Berlin Council on Aging – Vote
3)	Approval of Mable Marble Scholarship bill schedule – Katie Brewer - Vote
4)	Approval of M.V. FY14 refund - Vote
5)	Approval of Reserve Fund Transfer request for Selectmen/Expenses for $2,500 MIIA deductible re: Maplewood Litigation – Vote
6)	Acknowledgement of “Pain the Mass Tour” cycling event on Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Vote
7)	Approval of Driveway Permit for Timothy Wheeler for property address 228 Pleasant Street (Indian Head Farm) – Vote
8)	Approval of Sunday Ice Cream License for Nouria Energy Corporation (Riverbridge Shell) – Vote
9)	Discussion regarding Selectmen attendance at 1870 Town Hall renovation planning committee meetings
10)	Approval of Accountant’s proposed mileage reimbursement form - Vote
11)	Approval of letter to Lighthouse Management regarding Like-Kind and Earth Works bylaws – Vote
12)	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
13)	Approval of Admin. Secretary March mileage reimbursement - Vote
14)	Miscellaneous correspondence: (a) MIIA update on Jones Rd injury claim; (b) Administrative Secretary March 26 email to Victoria Maguire with project updates on Riverbridge/MassWorks project; (c) Notice of Board of Health Public Hearing on April 15, 2014 requested by Theresa & Raymond Baer by James Morin at 328 Old Central Street for Title 5 upgrade; (d) SunEdison March 3, 2014 electrical permit, received March 26, 2014 for Indian Head Farm solar project; (e) Accountant March 26 email regarding outstanding bill due to Automatic Temperature Controls Inc. for BMS repairs; (f) March 2014 Building, Plumbing/Gas & Electrical Inspector logs; (g) Meeting agenda for Berlin-Boylston Regional and Union #60 School Committee meeting agenda for Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Tahanto Regional Middle-High School, Multi-Purpose Room, 1001 Main Street, Boylston, MA; (h) Boylston FinCom Chair March 26 email regarding Tahanto school budget concern; (i) Admin. Secretary March 26 email to Nouria regarding sales tax collected on prepared meals at Riverbridge Shell; (j) Treasurer Receipt of March 26 re Transfer Station Sticker receipts; (k) Treasurer and Tax Collector reports regarding payments of Riverbridge real estate and Indian Head Farm tax roll back; (l) Admin. Secretary March 26 email to 1870 Town Hall Secretary re: new cash receipt process for 1870 TH and Treasurer’s Office; (m) MMA email alert of March 27; (n) Copy of FinCom approval of Selectmen/Expense RFT for $2,100 voted 3/26/2014; (o) Berlin-Boylston March 27 email response to request for Tahanto and BMS budgets; (p) May 12, 2014 Annual Town Election list of candidates; (q) Fire Chief Ricard March 28 letter regarding department management coverage; (r) Collins Center Report dated March 27; (s) Sentinel & Enterprise Newspaper editorial “Regional dispatch answering the call”; (t) Town Counsel March 28 email regarding solar PILOT warrant article review; (u) Nouria Energy/Riverbridge Shell March 28 email regarding MA meals tax collections; (v) Treasurer March 29 email regarding start of regionalized HR study; (w) Selectman Booman March 30 email re: inaugural IAC meeting for April 1; (x) Accountant March 31 email to FinCom regarding FY15 Accountant budget request; (y) FinCom March 29 email re FY15 BOS-related budget recommendations; (z) FinCom March 30 email regarding ATM warrant article recommendations; (aa) FinCom March 29 email regarding recommended BMS increase; (bb) Treasurer’s three March 31 emails regarding the local option meal tax; (cc) Treasurer’s confirmation of receipt of Green Community funding; (dd) Berlin Family Food Pantry March 2014 report; (ee) Treasurer’s March 29 email regarding Dudley Rd. tax taking with Assessors card;  (ff) Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Agent’s March 31 email to/from Lighthouse Management and Agent’s April 2 email from DEP on disposal of “lightly contaminated soils”; (gg) AMEX Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. April 1 email providing CSX Transportation, Inc. 2014 Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) for Right-of-Way Management with maps with maps; (hh) Inspector General’s March 2014 Procurement Bulletin; (ii) Treasurer’s April 1 email regarding status of retiree benefit legislation; (jj) Supt. Ekstrom April 2 email regarding FinCom recommendations; (kk) Treasurer’s April 3 email regarding FY14 Debt Disclosure report; (ll) Treasurer April 3 email cancelling April 8 FAC meeting; (mm) Admin. Secretary’s April 3 email regarding procurement of MassWorks design work
15)	Executive Session:  Litigation Strategy – (a) Maplewood Farm; Johnston v. Town of Berlin; (b) Brennco; Brennan v. Town of Berlin
•	Blue wave Capital/Indian Farm solar array PILOT agreement negotiations, ATM warrant article
•	Town Counsel opinions: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs, (2) Procurement question regarding Rescue Squad 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:Mar 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 22, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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