Information for Meeting of Select Board
Thursday January 19, 2023 6:30 PM EST

Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Thursday January 19, 2023 6:30 PM EST
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - - details within posting
Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.


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. 


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ADA ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE: Attendees who may need accommodations should contact the Town Administrator/ADA Coordinator 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.”


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.
COFFEE TALK is an open meeting of the Berlin Select Board dedicated to discussing issues and hearing presentations but generally does not include normal board business unless deemed necessary. To prevent any violation of open meeting rules, Selectboard members might be restricted in what they can say or even respond to any item that comes up which is not on the agenda.


1. Approve House Bill Number 5426 titled “An Act authorizing the town of Berlin to grant up to two additional all alcoholic beverages licenses not to be drunk on the premises” as approved via Article 4 of the November 8, 2021 Special Town Meeting, and as further revised by the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, version dated December 13, 2022.

2. Approve and release pre-drafted & partial Berlin Select Board open session meeting minutes for January 19, 2023 - with regard to only the immediately-proceeding vote #1 to approve House Bill Number 5426 version dated December 13, 2022.

New State Senator Robyn Kennedy
Re-Elected Representative Meghan Kilcoyne
Welcome New Fire Chief Mike McQuillen
COA/Social Services Director Updates 
UMass Survey
TA Report on Budget/Town Meeting Reminder
Department Head Retirements & Recruitments


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.
Scheduled By:Dee Green
Posted At:Nov 25, 2022 3:01 PM EST
Last Modified:Jan 17, 2023 2:48 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

1-19-2023 SB Coffee Talk Open Session COMPLETE MEETING minutes - Approved 1-23-2023.docx.pdf  (download) 201 Kb Jan 25, 2023 3:39 PM EST
Expedited Approval - 1-19-2023 Berlin Select Board PARTIAL Open Session Meeting minutes - Approved 1-19-2023.docx (2).pdf  (download) 197 Kb Jan 19, 2023 6:40 PM EST

Meeting Revision History

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