Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday March 17, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday March 17, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
UPDATED 3/17/2014
7 p.m. – ZBA members Jeanne Survell & Lynn Ryan re: proposed fees, admin. procedure for applications - Vote
7:30 p.m. – Riverbridge developer Matthew Senie regarding MassWorks road project progress
1) Approval of minutes – Vote
2) Signature on Class I license for Sylvia Wheeler, Wheeler’s Garage, 68 Carter Street (previously voted 3/3/14)
3) Approval of bill schedule for 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account – Vote
4) Discussion regarding Selectmen expenses, reimbursement request
5) Letter of appreciation to Howard Spaulding 
6) Approval of Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards and committees under the Open Meeting Law (940 CMR 29.10) - Vote
7) Feb. 2014 monthly reports: (a) Highway; (b) Rescue; (c) Berlin Family Food Pantry; (d) Berlin Police Department; (e) Berlin Fire Department
8) Discussion regarding Lighthouse Management email and Earth Works permitting
9) Approval of letter to DHCD in support of Sawyer Hill Eco Village effort to lift affordable restrictions on two 2-bedroom units - Vote
10) Discussion regarding Public Safety chiefs’ feedback re: Public Safety study concerns
11) Police Department request to authorize the decommissioning/scrapping of a non-functioning 1987 speed limit monitoring trailer – Vote
12) Proclamation of Tuesday, April 8, 2014 as Equal Pay Day 2014, at request of the Massachusetts Federal of Business and Professional Women - Vote
13) Miscellaneous correspondence: (a) Accountant’s cash reconciliation and expense ledger dated Feb. 28; (b) March 2014 DOR/DLS  newsletter; (c) Admin. Sec. March 10 letter to Auditor re FY13 Management Letter; (d) Charter Communications March 11 letter with copy of $14,774.55 Local Access grant check; (e) March 12 emails from MMA, Sen. Flanagan and Rep. Naughton re House and Senate proposed FY15 local aid figures; (f) Highway Supt. March 14 email re disconnection of electricity to former town siren; (g) Kinder Morgan March 14 email re Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion Project; (h) Admin. Sec. March 13 email regarding update on Building & Electrical permit fee payment for Indian Head Farm solar project; (i) Mass. Office on Disability training pamphlet, Apr. 22-23, 2014; (j) DCR March 3 letter regarding $46,425.93 FY14 PILOT payment for Watershed Management Payment; (k) three letters, each dated March 13, to each Selectman from Philip Johnston in support of VERC/Berlin Gulf’s application for a beer & wine license for 139 Coolidge Street; (l) Assessor’s March 13 email regarding status of proposed Indian Head Farm solar PILOT agreement; (m) Charter Communications March 14 letter  regarding license renewal negotiations; (n) Town Clerk’s March 14 certification of receipt of Board of Appeals Notice of Decision on a Special Permit re: Anthony and Victoria Jean Valchuis, 156 Pleasant Street; (o) Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner & Director of Municipal Affairs Robert Nunes March 17 email regarding Remote IT Director/Basic Data Protection Program details; (p) Treasurer’s March 17 email regarding Highland Commons restaurant plans for Berlin v Hudson; (q) Chair Booman’s March 17 email with copy of March 16 Globe West article on municipal tax increases
14) Executive Session:  if needed.
• 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
• 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 13, 2014 5:03 PM EDT
Last Modified:Mar 17, 2014 3:43 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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