Applications for FY18 consideration are due to be filed with the Selectmen’s Office by Monday, January 9, 2017.
The Selectmen are to decide on competing funding requests by Monday, February 13, 2017.
The final decision on funding is to be made by Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 1, 2017.
The application for FY18 Community Preservation Mitigation Funding can be found here.
The Town of Berlin (“Town”) developed this Aggregation Plan (“Plan”) in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the Town’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with an aggregation implementation consultant (Consultant), initially Colonial Power Group, Inc. (CPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
The purpose of this Plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. It seeks to aggregate consumers in the Town to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of about 1,000 consumers. Furthermore, the Town seeks to take control of energy prices. Participation is voluntary for each eligible consumer. Eligible consumers have the opportunity to decline service provided through the Plan and to choose any Competitive Supplier they wish. Based on enrollment figures from previous community aggregations, CPG anticipates that 97% of the eligible consumers will participate. The Town has distributed this Plan for public review prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“Department”).
The Town of Berlin’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 9 a.m. through Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the Town Clerk’s office or submit written comments using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail to email@example.com ; or (2) by postal mail to the address below.
Comments must be clearly marked Town of Berlin’s Aggregation Plan and must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed.
To see the Aggregation Plan, please click this link here.
MRI (Municipal Resources, Inc.) has completed its review of Berlin’s Police, Fire and Rescue Departments. The 3-part MRI final report can be viewed by clicking on the links provided below:
The Selectmen are reviewing the findings in consultation with the departments. Also, the Selectmen are planning on holding a public forum to hear community input on the study’s findings. Thank you.
BERLIN BOARD OF SELECTMEN
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