Five of the 24 Town of Berlin employees eligible for the early retirement program offered by the town have accepted and could start leaving as soon as Dec. 1 according to Town Manager Denise McNair.
One of those who took the offer is Tax Collector Caroline Glabau.
"We are in the process of interviewing for some of the positions, tax collector being one of them because obviously we need a tax collector," McNair said at a recent Town Council meeting. "We are in the process of evaluating the other positions to see if we need to fill those positions or if we can combine and streamline the offices.
"We will look at it to see if we can impress the qualities of services. Obviously we will also look at the budget and bottom line."
McNair said that town staff was very busy preparing for the people to depart.
There will be a number of retirement dinners and parties for those departing, as well, McNair said.
Town Council Notes: The Public Building Commission selected Downes Construction to advise on the demolition of the properties on Farmington Ave. where the proposed Police Station will go.
The Council voted unanimously to go head and have Downes Construction head the oversight of the project. While the Public Works is in charge of the demolition of the old Kensington Furniture buildings, Downes Construction would be on board to be the construction manager.