Coffee Talk with the Selectmen – Comments and Questions
Thanks for your participation at our Coffee Talk event! Here are comments and questions from that event. Coffee Talk with the Selectmen-12-04
Pole Petition Public Hearing
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 7:10 p.m., at the Berlin Town Office Building, Room 206, 23 Linden Street, Berlin, Massachusetts, to act on the petition of National Grid to erect and maintain poles and wires, together with such sustaining and protecting fixtures as it may find necessary, said poles to be erected substantially in accordance with the plan filed with the Selectmen’s Office marked “Sawyer Hill Estates” located on Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin, Massachusetts, in accordance with National Grid Work Request Number 27085784, dated October 8, 2018.
The plan may be viewed online here, on the bulletin board outside the Town Clerk’s Office or at the Selectmen’s Office.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
The Berlin Board of Selectmen is the issuing authority for several licenses and permits.
Licenses generally expire on December 31st. It is your responsibility to timely file with the Selectmen’s Office to renew your licensees.
All Licenses Require
Motor Vehicle Sales
Film Production (applies whether filming on private or public property)
For Road Opening and Residential Driveway Permits, see the Highway Department web page here.
Special Event Application Form
Please use this link to access a copy of the Special Event Application Form. This form should be used to seek Selectmen approvals for special events in town. It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete this form fully and obtain all department sign-offs listed before filing the application with the Selectmen’s Office. In order to provide adequate time for Selectmen review, completed applications should be submitted to the Selectmen’s Office at least three (3) weeks prior to the event.
Mail/deliver documents and payment to “Town of Berlin” to:
Berlin Selectmen’s Office
23 Linden Street
Berlin, MA 01503
Questions? Contact the Selectmen’s Office at (978) 838-2442 or email email@example.com.
You’re welcome to Coffee Talk with the Selectmen!
What are you doing Tuesday, Nov 13th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.?
The Selectmen invite you to join us at Barnes Hall (first floor 1870 Town Hall) for a few hours to talk about the items that are important to you, the Town, and what you would like us to focus on.
We won’t be voting on any items, we won’t be deliberating any issues. It’s an open meeting which allows us an opportunity to reach out to the Town and find out what’s on your mind.
We’ve been working on our To Do list, we’ve published our Berlin Selectmen Initiatives (round one) but you are the missing piece of our puzzle.
We truly want to hear your voices, your concerns, your solutions.
We’ll bring coffee and a few snacks, all we need is you!
See you there,
Your Board of Selectmen-
Christine Keefe, Lisa Wysocki and Peg Stone
COFFEE WITH THE SELECTMEN
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1870 Town Hall
12 Woodward Avenue
Berlin, MA 01503
Berlin-Boylston Regional School District ANNOUNCES MATERIALS BEING AUCTIONED BLUESTONE PATIO TILES
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In accordance with MGL Chapter 40, Section 56, the Board of Selectmen shall hold a public hearing on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 7:00PM in the Berlin Municipal Building, 23 Linden Street, Room 206, Berlin, MA. This hearing shall be held with the Board of Assessors for the purpose of discussing and determining the certified valuation of each class of property; the minimum residential factor; and the allocation of the tax burden among the four classes of real property: Residential, Open Space, Commercial and Industrial; and personal property.
Interested citizens may present oral or written views prior to or during the public hearing.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Invitation for Bids – Recreation Committee South Wellness Trail
An Invitation for Bids is hereby posted for the construction of an asphalt/pavement walking/biking trail on land aside Berlin Memorial School at 34 South Street, Berlin, and in accordance with the project scope of work and description available from Chief Procurement Officer Mary Arata, Berlin Selectmen’s Office, Room 206, Berlin Town Offices, 23 Linden Street, Berlin, MA 01503 – Mon thru Thursday, 9AM to 3PM. The IFB deadline is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11AM.
West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Berlin
CONTACT: Jim Garreffi
TELEPHONE: 978 772 3335 x305
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Berlin, Massachusetts. In 2017, 5,496 mosquito samples were tested for WNV and 290 samples were positive. Berlin had no WNV positive mosquito samples identified in 2017. (more…)
Community Choice Power Supply Program Consumer Notification
The Town of Berlin is pleased to announce that Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (“Constellation”) has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program (“Program”). Constellation will provide electric power supply for all consumers participating in Berlin’s Program. This Program supports renewable energy as 100% of the power supply is offset with National Wind Renewable Energy Certificates.
This notice is intended to tell you about this Program for electric power supply. In accordance with state law, it also informs you of your rights and options if you choose not to participate in the Program.
To read more about the program, click here.
2018 Mabel Felton Marble Memorial Scholarship
The Berlin Board of Selectmen is accepting applications for the 2018 Mabel Felton Marble Memorial Scholarship.
Applicants must be 2018 female graduating high school students residing in the Town of Berlin who are planning on continuing their education either at a college or vocational school.
Applications are available at the Guidance Departments at Tahanto Regional High School, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, the Berlin Selectmen’s Office, and/or can be downloaded here.
This application should be sent to the Selectmen’s Office, 23 Linden Street, Berlin, MA 01503 (or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and must be received by the Board of Selectmen no later than Noon 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
BERLIN BOARD OF SELECTMEN