Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday June 02, 2014 7:10 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday June 02, 2014 7:10 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 206
***UPDATED 6/2/2014***
7:10 p.m. – Highway Supt./Facilities Manager Keith Clemmer re (a) CMRPC co-op heating fuel, elevator, generator and boiler maintenance; and (b) Surplus vote for 1996 woods mower - Vote  
7:15 p.m. - Maryanne MacLeod re: creation of ad hoc Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company study committee; discussion of potential summertime company presentation dates
7:30 p.m. – Pat Smith re 1870 Town Hall elevator project – RFP assistance
7:45 p.m. – Matthew Senie re Riverbridge/MassWorks admin. assistance request
8 p.m. – ZBA member Jeanne Survell re: 40B technical assistance for Green Acres project
1) Approval of meeting minutes – Vote
2) Approval of FY14 Motor Vehicle Excise Tax refund of $52.50 – Vote
3) Discussion regarding RFT need for Town Counsel
4) Approval of Accountant time-off request – Vote
5) Accountant June 2 email seeking decision on whether to enter fee schedules with inspectors over upcoming commercial development (Highland Commons, Cabela’s, Riverbridge) w.r.t. offset receipts;
6) Annual appointments:– Vote
7) Discussion regarding scope of public safety study - Vote
8) Update on Benderson Development Co. April 10 fax regarding FY14 mitigation invoice
9) Discussion of job description, compensation and posting for Electrical Inspector position - Vote
10) Discussion regarding scheduling of New England Football Club scheduling of a community meeting, originally scheduled for June 12th at 7 p.m.
11) Discussion regarding IT meeting and other appointments scheduled for June 16th
12) Discussion regarding participation in CMRPC pooled purchasing for FY15 – Vote
13) Approval of 1870 Town Hall Revolving Account bill schedule for piano tuning – Vote
14) Insurance coverage: (a) Discussion of municipal insurance change (and contact with Berry Insurance, mortgage brokers, and/or (b) Approval of insurance contract renewal with MIIA re: (a) Property and Liability and (b) Workers Compensation program - Vote
15) Approval of DHCD subsidized housing inventory – Vote
16) Review of outcome of Selectmen RFT request for FY14 PT Wages 
17) Discussion of July meeting with Worc. Regional Med. Reserve Corp. – Vote
18) Discussion of purchase of calendar dates in Berlin Community Calendar - Vote
19) Miscellaneous correspondence: 
a) May 2014 monthly reports:  (i) Building Inspector; (ii) Rescue Squad
b) Certs of Insurance for: (i) VFIS; and (ii) MIIA for Berlin Fire Co. team at 6/15/14 Wachusett Muster
c) Berlin Fire Dept. press releases, dated May 27, regarding accreditation of Chief Ricard and Asst. Chief Peltier;
d) FinCom May 28 RFT approvals: (i) Selectmen PT Wages; and (ii) Town Report Expenses
e) Treasurer emails: (i) May 28 re cash handling procedures and broadened collection practices; (ii) payroll cards in lieu of paychecks; (iii) June 2 re Senate Amendment 131; and (iv) meeting with Tax Title auctioneers Sullivan and Sullivan.
f) Building Permit #HC-024 re Cabela’s;
g) Anonymous May 28 property complaint letter;
h) Green Acres Development LLC ZBA application, dated May 28; 
i) Assessor Administrator May 29 memo re Technology Issues;
j) Agricultural Commission Chair May 30 email re Mass. farm Bureau response to Tennessee Gas Pipeline project
k) DLS May 30 email re proposed 2014 Equalized Valuations notification;
l) Officers Richard Gilchrest & Kevin Trongone June 1 email of thanks to participants of EAC Breast Cancer Fundraiser Dinner;
m) Intelligrants June 1 email from EOHED;
n) Christopher Senie May 31 and June 2 emails regarding MassWorks project;
o) The Education Cooperative brochure re vocational school collaborative print service, dated June 2;
20) Executive Session – Litigation strategy – (a) Brennan v Berlin ZBA; (b) Johnston v Berlin ZBA
• Town Counsel opinion: (1) EarthWorks Permits for 40Bs
• Tolman Property groundwater concerns
• Remote Meeting Participation for municipal boards & committees under the OML, 940 CMR 29.10
• Appointments: (a) Inspector of Wires; (b) Inspector/Land Use Clerk
• Town Offices technical concerns – email stability, scanning abilities, storage needs
• Volunteers Needed: ADA Committee (1); Recreation Committee (1); Personnel Committee (3); Zoning Board of Appeals (1 Associate Member vacancy); Cable Advisory Committee (1)
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:May 29, 2014 7:09 PM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 02, 2014 6:43 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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