|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 limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of this town’s board/committee/commission will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at www.townofberlin.com. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: Zoom.com. 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. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.|
BERLIN SELECT BOARD MEETING
Monday, October 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information is included below
NOTICES & AGENDA
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 limits 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 Select Board 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 its best efforts to post an audio or video recording, transcript, or another comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on:
The Town’s Webpage: http://www.townofberlin.com/berlin-tv
The Town’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/townofberlintv
Approved minutes will be posted to www.mytowngovernment.org/01503
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
Zoom Meetings provide remote meeting capability for meeting participants and audience members alike. Meeting attendance can be achieved in one of two ways (either way, see log-in directions at the end of this meeting posting):
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.
ADA ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE: Attendees who may need accommodations should contact the Town Administrator/ADA Coordinator at email@example.com 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.”
CALL TO ORDER
Meetings of the Berlin Select Board 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.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
* September 26, 2022, Open Session
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
HEARINGS, APPOINTMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS
* Townwide Radio Project Update
* 7:15 PM - Tax Rate Classification Hearing - Joint Hearing with the Board of Assessors
* General Department Update - Police Chief Eric Schartner
TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT online at:
* Riverbridge payment status: (i) Public Safety Mitigation payments; (ii) Boundless Adventures 50% Net Annual Leasehold Revenues Agreement payments
* Discuss/Vote on Rockwell Apartments Rent Increase Request
* Vote to Approve Municipal Disclosure - Recreation Committee Chair Julie Lee
* Approve for Board Signature - Nov. 8, 2022, State Election Warrant for Public Posting by Constable
* Potential for a Fall Special Town Meeting
* Vote to Approve TA Notice of Anticipated Appointment - PT Police Officer Christopher Shea
BOARD QUESTIONS & COMMENTS/LIAISON UPDATES
EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter an executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a)
(3) To discuss strategy with respect to litigation (Review of Maplewood Farms Agreement/Status)
(6) To consider the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property (River Run/Town Right of First Refusal)
The listed agenda items were reasonably anticipated by the Chair 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.
ZOOM WEBINAR: DIAL-IN INSTRUCTIONS
Please join us in one of 3 ways:
Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/148969555
Or iPhone one-tap US: +16465588656,,148969555# or +13017158592,,148969555#
Or Telephone: Dial US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 148 969 555
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 hands to be ‘called upon’. Discretion to entertain comments and questions from the audience rests with the Chair pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. When recognized by the Chair, callers must clearly state their name and address before asking a question or making a comment.