The New Council on Aging Van HAS ARRIVED!

Berlin Council on Aging Chair Bob Blair and Police Chief Thomas Galvin talk with Nicole Houde of Mobility Works.

The Town of Berlin took delivery on Monday, May 4, 2020 of a new passenger van for the Berlin Council on Aging. The van is a 2020 Ford T350 passenger van in Oxford White with a wheelchair lift and seating for up to 11 passengers.

Berlin Council on Aging Chairman Bob Blair, Berlin Police Chief Thomas Galvin, Town Administrator Margaret Nartowicz, and Police Sergeant Eric Schartner were out in front of the Berlin Town Offices to meet Certified Mobility Consultant Nicole Houde of Mobility Works of Londonderry, New Hampshire at the time of delivery.

The van cost $61,708 and was paid for using:

• $60,000 in Fiscal Year 2020 funding, diligently secured upon the Town’s request by State Senator Dean Tran and State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. – we thank you both for your great efforts!

• The $1,708 balance was funded by the Town’s FY2020 Massachusetts COA Formula Grant funds as permitted by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

• The Town is also most grateful for the work of Worcester Regional Transit Authority Administrator Dennis Lipka and Deputy Administrator/CFO Thomas Coyne who handled the procurement process for the Town – thank you WRTA!

Standby! We’ll have information soon about the effort to create a logo design for the new van!

Thanks to:

  • Worcester Regional Transit Authority
  • Senator Dean A. Tran
  • Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr.
  • Berlin Council on Aging
  • MobilityWorks of Londonderry, NH