Pursuant to the May 1, 2017 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) vote, the Berlin Board of Selectmen shall appoint five (5) resident volunteers to serve on the Town Management Study Committee. Article 44 at the 2017 ATM stated as follows:
ARTICLE 44 – To see if the town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to appoint a Town Management Study Committee to address the issue of restructuring Berlin’s Town government to meet the needs of the future. This committee will pursue the model of governance featuring a Town Administrator while preserving Berlin’s Open Town Meeting forum.
The Study Committee will:
- Review the Town’s current organization and management structure at a high level of detail in an attempt to determine what works and what does not work. Carefully review all Town Bylaws and make recommendations for changes to content and format where appropriate.
- Examine all appointed and elected officials and committees to determine if the current method is effective and determine alternatives if necessary.
- Review all potential methods for managing a town of the size of Berlin with special emphasis on the use of a Town Administrator in conjunction with the Board of Selectmen and an Open Town Meeting.
- Present a full report including all recommendations to the Board of Selectmen by February 1, 2018.
Said committee shall consist of 5 qualified residents.