Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday April 14, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday April 14, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
UPDATED 4/14/2014
7 p.m. – Assessor update on solar PILOT progress re: Indian Head Farm
7:15 p.m. – Highway Supt. Clemmer re: approval of MassDOT contract for Winter Rapid Recovery Road Program - Vote
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, 3/3/14, 4/3/14) -  request to Open & Continue until Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8 p.m., at applicant’s request. - Vote
1) Review of final May 5, 2014 ATM Warrant and proposed FY15 Personnel Classification Spreadsheet - Vote
2) Approval of 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account bill schedule- Marlboro Pest Control – Vote
3) Approval of reserve fund transfer request for $300 for Election-Expenses - Vote
4) Approval of: (a) Auctioneer License for E. Guy Sawyer & Sons, 35 Central Street, and (b) Junk Dealer’s License/Stipulations, Berlin Auto Parts, 76 Coburn Road; (c) Sunday Ice Cream License, Berlin Farms, 200 Central Street – Votes
5) Approval of Stephen Morrison and Patricia Jackson as Associate Members of the Board of Appeals – Vote
6) Approval of revised FY15 Budget Summary Request Form for Data Systems Administrator - Vote
7) Discuss with Police Chief Galvin regarding Susan Tataronis (267 West St) request for lowered West St. speed limit; and town-wide traffic calming efforts
8) Approval of Municipal Police Training Committee waiver request for PT Officer Kevin Trongone to be exempted from basic police recruit training provisions, at request of Police Chief - Vote
9) Discussion of summer schedule
10) Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
11) Acceptance of Sylvia Marble donation to Mabel Felton Marble Memorial Scholarship Fund – Vote
12) Discussion regarding Benderson Development Co. April 10 fax regarding Fy14 mitigation invoice
13) Discussion regarding raising of privately-funded “Blue Star” flag at Town Offices, at request of Fire Chief – Vote
14) Discussion regarding Board of Fire Engineers April 10 vote to surplus 2005 Ford Crown Victoria from the Fire Department – Vote on (a) surplus and (b) desired manner of disposition
15) Discussion regarding Sudbury Valley Trustees request for a governmental co-sponsor to take title to Boylston conservation lands – Vote
16) Discussion regarding CMRPC request of communities to join in FY2015 joint procurement/purchasing of: heating oil, diesel fuel, gasoline, propane, burner/boiler maintenance, generator/elevator maintenance - Vote
17) Discussion regarding receipt of CliftonLarsonAllen FY13 Audit
18) Review of department head monthly reports:  (a) Berlin Police Department
19) Miscellaneous correspondence: 
(a) Earth Day May 3, 2014 flyer; 
(b) Gowrie Risk Report, Spring 2014;
(c) The Beacon, April 2014; 
(d) MIIA April 3 alert re Participation Credits; 
(e) Selectmen Bickford April 8 email regarding MA Assoc. of Cons. Comms re gas lines; 
(f) Admin. Sec. April 9 email regarding tentative Berlin gas line route; 
(g) Assessor’s April 9 email re Veterans Work Off Program; 
(h) Red Mass Group April 9 email regarding vote on Local Aid; 
(i) MMA April 9 email regarding pothole funding; 
(j) MMA April 9 email regarding House W&M budget; 
(k) Charter Communications April 9 letter regarding 2013 Annual Financial Report for Massachusetts; 
(l) DHCD April 9 letter regarding Right of First Refusal for 5 Village Lane; 
(m) OARS April 10 email alert; 
(n) Copy of Complaint filed with Town Clerk on April 10 – Midnight Realty Trust v. Berlin ZBA; 
(o) DLS Alert April 10 re Local Aid; 
(p) Email thread of April 10 re Riverbridge affordable housing process; 
(q) Cabela’s April 11 email seeking info and vintage photos of in-town outdoor sports; 
(r) Notice to Municipal Animal Inspector of Possible Exposure to Rabies, dated April 11 [cat v unknown animal]; 
(s) Highway Snow & Ice expenditure ledger dated April 14; 
(t)  Mass. Muni. Lawyers Assoc. April 14 email re April 24 meeting re public design & construction contracts; 
(u) 495 Partnership April 14 email update; 
(v)Town Clerk April 14 email re: Mass Housing unit count/data request for Berlin Woods; 
(w) Retired State, County and Muni. Employee Assn. of MA May 2014 newsletter; 
 (x) Berlin-Boylston School Dist. Regionalization Survey from CMRPC; 
(y) Berlin-Boylston Shared Human Resources Position Survey from CMRPC; 
(z) Finance Committee Report on FY15 Warrant Articles; 
(aa) Fire Chiefs Assoc. of Mass. April 14 email re: Governor Order for U.S. and MA state flags at half-staff on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for Boston Marathon Bombing victims; 
(bb) Finance Committee April 14 email with FY13 Reserve Fund Spending List, FY15 ATM Warrant Article Recommendations, FY15 FinCom letter to Town Residents, FY15 Budget Recommendations, and FY15 Warrant Article Listing with Motions and FinCom votes; 
(cc) Assessor April 14 memo regarding Town Office technology concerns.
20) Executive Session – None scheduled
• Blue wave Capital/Indian Farm solar array PILOT agreement negotiations
• 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 10, 2014 5:19 PM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 14, 2014 6:44 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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