Coffee Talk with the Select Board - VIRTUAL - Thursday October 28th at 6:30 PM

Presentations and information in advance of the 2021 Fall Special Town Meeting of Nov. 8th
Join us for virtual Coffee Talk on October 28 2021 at 6:30PM on


THURSDAY, October 28th at 6:30 PM

A VIRTUAL Coffee Talk ---- with the Berlin Select Board

This Coffee Talk will feature lots of information about articles headed for the Town Meeting in November. Put on the coffee and join the Board virtually for Coffee... and Talk... and information for voters.

WATCH THE PLAYBACK ON the Town's YOUTUBE Channel when the video is uploaded:

Agenda to be updated on under "Select Board" as the slate of presenters firms up.

Follow updates here on the Town webpage News/Announcements at

As always: questions? comments? Send them to

Virtual log-in information for Coffee Talk on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 6:30 PM on the Zoom webinar platform provided here:

  1. Webinar:
  2. One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84277508033# or +16465588656,,84277508033#
  3. Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 and enter Webinar ID: 842 7750 8033. For telephone callers, you can use these codes:

*6 to turn on/off your phone microphone

*9 to ‘raise your hand’ from the audience.

2021 Fall Special Town Meeting

Monday, November 8, 2021

7:30 PM at Berlin Memorial School, 34 South Street




The Warrant was also:

***LAST OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THIS TOWN MEETING (if you're not registered already): October 29, 2021, Friday, 9 am - 8 pm. Open Voter Registration at the Berlin Town Clerk's Office, Room 202/Second Floor, 23 Linden Street, Berlin, MA 01503***


Updated 10-14-2021

***************** COFFEE TALK 10.0 **************


Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting Only in light of COVID-19 pandemic - Log-in information included below



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 Board of Selectmen 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 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:

The Town’s YouTube channel:

Approved minutes will be posted to

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 Town Administrator/ADA Coordinator Margaret Nartowicz at 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.”



Coffee Talk 10.0: Pre-Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting preview

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.


Quorums of several Town boards and/or committees may be present during Coffee Talk to prepare and educate in advance of the Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting scheduled for 7:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Berlin Memorial School, 34 South Street, Berlin, MA 01503.

Introductions: Select Board & Town Meeting

scheduled order of articles across meeting dates;

COVID-19 health & safety precautions for Town Meeting;

Handheld Voting Devices (15 min)

Articles - To be provided once Warrant is signed/posted


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.



You are invited to virtually attend the Berlin Select Board’s meeting via the Zoom webinar platform.


One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84277508033# or +16465588656,,84277508033#

Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 and enter Webinar ID: 842 7750 8033

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 hand 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.

Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting

DATES/TIMES of interest:

Warrant OPENED - September 7, 2021

Warrant CLOSED - 5:30 PM on September 27, 2021

Coffee Talk 10.0 - 6:30 PM on October 28, 2021

Special Voter Registration to participate in Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting (for those not already registered to vote in the Town of Berlin): pending confirmation by Berlin Town Clerk’s Office

Fall 2021 Special Town Meeting: Monday, November 8, 2021, at 7:30 PM at Berlin Memorial School, 34 South Street, Berlin, MA 01503