Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday September 17, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday September 17, 2020 7:00 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
**updated 9/10/2020**
(an informal but posted open meeting)
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic
Log-in information included below

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE: Attendees who may need accommodations should contact Town Administrator/ADA Coordinator Margaret Nartowicz at at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NOTICE: The Town of Berlin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, genetic information, homelessness, citizenship or any other class protected by state or federal law.”
VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE:  Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and as amended since, this meeting of the Town of Berlin Board of Selectmen will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. 
No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. The Town of Berlin will use best efforts to post an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on: 
The Town’s Webpage:
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Approved minutes will be posted to 
For this meeting, members of the public who wish to attend the virtual meeting may attend via the Zoom Webinar platform in one of two ways: (1) with both audio & video access, or (2) by telephone/audio only.
Zoom Virtual Meetings
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Video conference (recommended) – requires an Internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or PC - there needs to be a camera and microphone to be seen, heard and hear discussion); or
Telephone only – By making a telephone call to a Zoom Meeting access telephone number and entering the meeting ID#.  You will be unable to see other meeting participants or any documents presented during the meeting.



ANNOUNCEMENTS - Meetings of the Board of Selectmen are generally recorded for transmission on both the Berlin Cable Television Access Channel and YouTube. Your voice, image and/or telephone number may be recorded. 

September 8, 2020 – open session

Vote to authorize Chair to sign Host Community Agreement Certificate for C3 Industries, Inc. regarding it’s marijuana retail store license application to the Cannabis Control Commission

Introductions to/by: 1870 Town Hall Manager Lisa Smith and Council on Aging Director Victoria Flynn 
Police Chief Thomas Galvin with a monthly department report and update on the New Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
Discuss Board’s draft FY21 Goals & Objectives
Nov. 3rd voting update/protocols (invite Town Clerk)
Discuss potential Nov. 30th Special Town Meeting date(s), locations(s), articles
Administrative Finance Team to talk about fall tax billing
• Listed agenda items were reasonably anticipated by the Chairman and may be discussed at the meeting. Other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Items may be taken out of printed order. 
• Meeting posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law M.G.L. Chapter 30A, §§ 18-25, inclusive. 
When: Sep 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM 
Topic: Select Board COFFEE TALK 7.0
Click the link to join the webinar: 
Or iPhone one-tap: +13017158592,,81054386385#  or +13126266799,,81054386385# 
Or Telephone: Dial US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  
Webinar ID: 810 5438 6385
Telephone caller codes:
*6 to turn on/off your phone microphone 
*9 to ‘raise your hand’ from the audience.  
Every effort will be made to note the order in which audience members have raised their hand to be ‘called upon’.  
Discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chairman pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. 
When recognized by the Chair, the caller must clearly state his/her name and address before asking a question or making a comment.  
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Jul 23, 2020 10:43 AM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 10, 2020 2:50 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

9-17-2020 BOS Open Session minutes approved 9-21-2020.pdf  (download) 3566 Kb Sep 24, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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