Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday September 12, 2022 7 PM EDT

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.
Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday September 12, 2022 7 PM EDT
Location:VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - Zoom.com - details within posting
Agenda:
BERLIN SELECT BOARD MEETING
Monday, September 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information is included below

NOTICES & AGENDA

NOTICES

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 townadmin@townofberlin.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.”

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AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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

August 29, 2022, Open Session

CORRESPONDENCE

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

HEARINGS, APPOINTMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

7:00 Approval of Rockwell Apartment’s requested 2022 affordable rent rates
General Department Update - Highway Facility Supt., Fred Cummings

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
Protocol for Making Requests of Departments
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Award - Radios
Open Meeting Law Refresher
Year End Closing Status
MCPPO Scheduling for Mary Arata
Attorney General Approval of ATM Warrant Articles

OLD BUSINESS
Approval of MRI contract to assist with Fire Chief Hire/Authorize Signing
Approve release of Calendar Year 2022 licenses for Premier Amusements Inc., DBA Player One Amusement Group, and arcade located within the Regal Cinemas at the Solomon Pond Mall, 591 Donald Lynch Blvd.:
(1) #2022-42 Public Amusement
(2) #2022-43 Automatic Amusement Devices 

NEW BUSINESS
Job Description Approval - 
FT Fire Lieutenant/Fire Prevention Officer (Personnel approved 8/24/2022)
PT Call Fire Lieutenant Job Description (Personnel approved 5/25/2022
Fire Chief Job Description Approval (Personnel approved 9/7/2022)
Revised Job Application Approval (Personnel approved 9/7/2022
Coffee Talk Final Details
Item Article on things going on in Berlin
Appointment: Eleanor Bergen to fill a vacancy on the Historical Commission (term thru 5/31/2023)

BOARD QUESTIONS & COMMENTS/LIAISON UPDATES

EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Board will enter an executive session pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 30A, Section 21 (a) NONE SCHEDULED

ADJOURNMENT

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.
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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.
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Scheduled By:Mary E. Arata
Posted At:Jul 20, 2022 4:26 PM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 8, 2022 2:43 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

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9-12-2022 SB Open Session Meeting minutes - Approved 9-26-2022.docx.pdf  (download) 58 Kb Sep 26, 2022 7:34 PM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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