Office Hours this Friday 9-10AM

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Selectman Office Hours this Friday 9-10AM

My regular monthly selectman office hours are at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (this Friday).

Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters. Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on).

I can be reached via my cell phone at 508-359-9190 or my blog about Medfield matters, where any schedule changes will be posted.

MMA on Gov’s budget

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GOV. BAKER FILES $44.6 BILLION FY 2021 BUDGET PROPOSAL

• $31.6M INCREASE IN UNRESTRICTED MUNICIPAL AID (2.8%)

• GOV’S CH. 70 PLAN WOULD INCREASE FY 2021 SCHOOL AID BY $303.5M (5.9%)

• YET MANY DISTRICTS REMAIN MINIMUM AID AT $30-PER-STUDENT

• CHARTER SCHOOL & SPECIAL ED REIMBURSEMENTS INCREASE

• MOST OTHER MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL ACCOUNTS LEVEL FUNDED

January 22, 2020

 

Dear Osler Peterson,

 

Earlier this afternoon, Gov. Charlie Baker submitted a $44.6 billion fiscal 2021 state budget plan with the Legislature, proposing a spending blueprint that would increase overall state expenditures by 2.3 percent, as the Administration deals with slow revenue growth by restraining most spending across the board and placing an estimated $310 million into the state’s rainy day fund. The budget relies on significant one-time revenues of at least $200 million from a sales tax “modernization” proposal, and an increase in the tax on transportation network companies.

 

UNRESTRICTED MUNICIPAL AID INCREASED BY $31.6 MILLION

As Gov. Baker pledged to local officials at the beginning of his administration, his budget includes a $31.6 million increase in Unrestricted General Government Aid, tracking the expected 2.8% increase in state tax revenues. Implementing this state-local revenue sharing framework continues to be a significant victory for cities and towns, and is good news in a budget where overall state spending is held to a 2.3% increase.

 

Click here to see the Division of Local Services preliminary fiscal 2021 Cherry Sheet aid amounts for your community

 

OVERALL CHAPTER 70 SCHOOL AID WOULD GO UP BY $303.5 MILLION, A 5.9% INCREASE – ALTHOUGH A LARGE NUMBER OF DISTRICTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT MINIMUM AID ONLY

Fulfilling the commitments in the new Student Opportunity Act, the Governor’s fiscal 2021 budget submission would bring Chapter 70 school aid up to $5.48 billion, a $303.5 million increase in school aid. This would fund the first year of the 7-year plan to add $1.5 billion in new state funding for K-12 education. The majority of the funds would implement the improvements to the foundation budget, adding weight for low-income students, English Language Learners, special education costs, and school employee health benefits. While this is important progress for some communities, an initial look at the budget indicates that a large percentage of cities, towns and school districts would remain minimum-aid-only, and receive the minimum $30 per-student increase in the Act. MMA members from across Massachusetts have unanimously adopted resolutions calling for at least $100-per-student in minimum aid for the past several years, and the MMA will continue to strongly advocate for significantly higher minimum aid throughout the budget process.

 

Click here to see DESE’s calculation of fiscal 2021 Chapter 70 aid and Net School Spending requirements for your city, town, or regional school district, based on the Governor’s proposed budget and legislation. This landing page will also include the preliminary fiscal 2021 charter school assessments and reimbursements

 

CHARTER SCHOOL REIMBURSEMENTS WOULD INCREASE TO $138.2M – CHARTER FUNDING REMAINS A SERIOUS PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED

The Governor’s budget would increase the charter school reimbursement account up to $138.2 million, intended to meet the commitment in the Student Opportunity Act to fund 75% of the state’s 100-60-40 statutory obligation to mitigate Chapter 70 losses to charter schools. However, this appropriation does not include $15 million in special charter school reimbursement payments included in the fiscal 2020 budget to address significant hardships, such as excess losses to charter schools that result in a net cut in Chapter 70 aid for the public school system (non-charters).

 

The Student Opportunity Act pledges to phase in full funding of the statutory reimbursement formula over three years, and while this plan may meet that requirement, it would not fix the serious flaws in the charter school finance system. Charter schools will continue to divert a high percentage of Chapter 70 funds away from many municipally operated school districts, and place greater strain on the districts that serve 96% of public school children. Major problems will continue unless a true resolution of the charter school funding problem is achieved, a top MMA priority.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION CIRCUIT BREAKER INCREASED TO $362.5M

The Governor’s budget would add $17.4 million to fund the Special Education Circuit Breaker program at $362.5 million, an increase of 5%. The Student Opportunity Act expanded the SPED circuit breaker by including out-of-district transportation, a good win for cities and towns. This new transportation component is being implemented over four years, and the Governor’s budget proposal includes the 25% phase-in amount for the coming fiscal year.

 

However, the $362.5 million appropriation amount does not include $18 million that has traditionally been provided to support administration and state agency transportation costs for special education students, and these funds will need to be added in order to ensure full funding.

 

REGIONAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENTS LEVEL FUNDED

Gov. Baker’s budget submission would level-fund regional transportation reimbursements at the $75.8 million. This will be a hardship for virtually all communities in regional districts. Reimbursements for transportation of out-of-district vocational students remains significantly underfunded at $250K. Increasing these accounts is a priority for cities and towns and the MMA.

 

McKINNEY-VENTO REIMBURSEMENTS LEVEL FUNDED

The Governor’s budget would level-fund reimbursements for the transportation of homeless students at $11.1 million. The impact of this funding level will vary from community-to-community depending on the number of homeless families that remain sheltered in local hotels and motels. The Administration has been successful in reducing the number of homeless students who are dislocated from their original district, but those communities that continue to provide transportation to many students may continue to see shortfalls.

 

PAYMENTS-IN-LIEU-OF-TAXES (PILOT) LEVEL FUNDED

The Governor’s budget would level fund PILOT payments at $30 million, which would be a significant hardship for many smaller, rural communities with large amounts of state-owned land. This is a key account due to the major impact that PILOT payments have on budgets in very small communities.

 

Please contact your legislators today and ask them to support the $31.6M increase in municipal aid and the $303.5M increase in Chapter 70 aid.

 

Please ask your legislators to address the serious flaws in charter school funding, increase minimum Ch. 70 aid to $100 per student, and increase funding for school transportation, PILOT payments, and ensure full funding for the SPED Circuit Breaker

 

THANK YOU!

Dale St. Thoughtexchange Survey

From Superintendent Jeff Marsden –

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Dear Parents,

This is an exciting time in our district. We have been selected by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to potentially build a new Dale Street School. The MSBA has given us two grade configuration options for new construction- a building with grades 4 and 5 or a building with grades 3, 4, and 5. As you can imagine, many decisions will need to be made and we want input from the people most affected by potential changes. In addition, your feedback will be valuable to both the School Committee and School Building Committee throughout this entire process.

 

To collect the feedback, we are using a new tool called Thoughtexchange. Within this tool, you will be asked to answer two demographic questions and one open-ended question with as many responses as you like. Then you will be asked to rate your thoughts and the thoughts of others by assigning stars to each thought (from 1-5) depending on how strongly you agree or support that idea. You can rate as many thoughts as you’d like. Once you’ve completed this step, you can review all submissions sorted by the average star rating.

 

It is important to note that all feedback you provide via this platform is confidential. This includes any shared thoughts, as well as specific ratings. We encourage you to revisit the site regularly as more and more thoughts are submitted.

 

Please submit your thoughts and complete your ratings by no later than Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

 

Link to the Survey

 

https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#833389677

Thanks for your support,

Jeff Marsden

 

 

Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D

Superintendent

Medfield Public Schools

508-359-2302

Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJMarsden and @DaleStProject

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$117K more for Medfield is Gov’s budget

Per Governor’s proposed budget, the Town of Medfield gets about an additional $117,000 –

https://dlsgateway.dor.state.ma.us/reports/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=CherrySheets.CSbyProgMunis.MuniBudgEst

FY2021 Preliminary Cherry Sheet Estimates
Medfield
PROGRAM FY2020 Cherry Sheet Estimate FY2021 Governor’s Budget Proposal FY2021 House Budget Proposal FY2021 Senate Budget Proposal FY2021 Conference Committee
Education Receipts:
Chapter 70 6,288,744 6,364,134
School Transportation 0 0
Charter Tuition Reimbursement 0 0
Smart Growth School Reimbursement 0 0
Offset Receipts:
School Choice Receiving Tuition 0 0
Sub-Total, All Education Items: 6,288,744 6,364,134
General Government:
Unrestricted Gen Gov’t Aid 1,539,280 1,582,380
Local Share of Racing Taxes 0 0
Regional Public Libraries 0 0
Veterans Benefits 17,234 15,769
Exemp: VBS and Elderly 42,087 42,628
State Owned Land 47,799 47,544
Offset Receipts:
Public Libraries 17,504 17,373
Sub-Total, All General Government: 1,663,904 1,705,694
Total Estimated Reciepts: 7,952,648 8,069,828

Mfi Legacy Fund newsletter

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund insures Medfield’s future

The initial newsletter of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund appears below.  It focuses on the recipients of the inaugural round of Legacy Fund grants, who are creating exciting things for the town’s future:

  • the Medfield Rail Trail’s connection to the Bay Colony Rail Trail,
  • the Cultural Alliance of Medfield’s cultural arts facility at the former MSH site, and
  • MCAP parlayed its $5,000  Legacy Fund grant into a $625,000 Federal grant.

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R e c e n t l y , t h e R a i l T r a i l r e c e i v e d a d r a f t l e a s e f r om t h e MB T A f o r t h e r a i l t r a i l r i g h t - o f - w a y . T h e l e a s e i s c u r r e n t l y u n d e r r e v i e w b y t h e B o a r d o f S e l e c tme n a n d T o w n C o u n s e l a n d i s a v e r y imp o r t a n t s t e p i n t h e p r o c e s s . O n c e t h e l e a s e i s n e g o t i a t e d , t h e t o w n i s a u t h o r i z e d t o b e g i n c o n s t r u c t i o n , o p t imi s t i c a l l y i n 2 0 2 0 . I n O c t o b e r o f 2 0 1 8 , t h e F r i e n d s o f Me d f i e l d R a i l T r a i l j o i n e d f o r c e s w i t h Me d f i e l d F o u n d a t i o n , I n c a n d i s o n e o f t h e i r ma n y i n i t i a t i v e s . 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To learn more about the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund:

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20200121-agenda_Page_120200121-agenda_Page_2TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE POSTED: lUZU J' I I 1 A fQ: w. s POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SEQ'flO.~ 23; AS.AMENDED . . :i 1 ff~L Ur I t·!t: T ' i t'..' iY I~ j ~ R K Board of Selectmen REVISION Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall Warrant Room, 1st floor Tuesday January21, 2020 @6:00 PM Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room, 211 d floor Tuesday January 21, 2020@ 7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 6:00 PM Call Meeting to Order Vote to go into Executive Session for the following: Exemption 3: To discuss strategy with respect to pending or threatened litigation: Medfield Police Officer 3rd Party Injury Claim and Chapel Hill Estates Exemption 2: To Conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel: Medfield Youth Outreach Director Resume in Open Session Announcement Disclosure of Video Recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Citizen Comment Appointments Council on Aging; discuss the need to build a garage at the CENTER Michael Taylor; discussion regarding proposal for the Clark Tavern Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail, attending Christian Donner Request permission to apply for a MASS Trails Grant on behalf of the Town Request Selectmen to vote to sign a letter of support for the grant Action Items Amy Colleran, Facilities Director, requests the Board of Selectmen to vote to sign contracts with Commonwealth Electrical for lighting replacement at the Town Hall, Pfaff Center, DPW and Library Maurice Goulet, DPW Director, requests the Board of Selectmen to review and approve new street sign design Council on Aging recommends the Board of Selectmen to vote to appoint Heidi Groff to their Board Selectmen are requested to vote to sign the MSBA contract for architectural services with Arrow Street Architects for the Dale Street Elementary School Project Dale Street Building Committee requests the Board of Selectmen to vote to appoint Dr. Jeffrey Marsden and Ms. Anna Mae O'Shea Brooke to the Dale Street Building Committee as voting members Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to sign the I~uii13~y V~Uh11 Pv~CUVll Form relating to the 2020 Census FY2021 Budget Annual/Capital Budget discussion Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles Pending MSH Development Committee Town Administrator Update Recommend Dolores Connors and Marion Bonoldi as Assistant Town Clerks Personnel update ... . ! • 1 ·-:; .·:;) ·-n ~t~'.~; ~) 3: )'.J> ->=" ~ Licenses and Permits (consent agenda) o- Medfield High School Theatre Society requests permission to post signs February 28 to March 15 advertising their production of IVt"o-the-W~ Resident Kristin Williams requests permission to hold the 5th Annual Hunter's Run to take place on Sunday April 5, 2020 beginning and ending at the Kingsbury Club, Ice House Road Event Planner Mark Walter requests permission to hold a fund raising bicycle ride through a part of Medfield on Saturday September 26, 2020 to benefit the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center located in Hopkinton Council on Aging requests one-day wine and malt beverage permits for the following events: Saint Patrick's Dinner Wednesday March 18 4-7PM April Supper Club Wednesday April 22 4-7PM CHICO's Fashion Show April 1or15, TBD 4-6:30PM May Supper Club Wednesday May 20 4-7PM Approval of Minutes June 4; May 14; November 18 Next Meeting Dates January 27 Warrant Committee; February 4 Board of Selectmen; February 12 ZBA, Chapel Hill Modification Selectmen Report Informational Representative Denise Garlick will present her "The Report to the Community" Thursday January 30, 2020 7:15PM to 8:30PM at the Public Safety Building Representative Shawn Dooley will hold annual office hour on Thursday February 6, 2020 11:30AM to 12:30PM in Town Hall Warrant Room, 1st floor Outline of voting procedures at MMA Annual Business Meeting Saturday January 25, 2020 The Superior Court will hold a Hearing for Judgment on Pleading regarding resident David Goldman vs. Leslee Willitts, Medfield Conservation Agent on Wednesday February 5, 2020 massDOT announces Medfield's Chapter 90 FY2020 apportionment in the amount of $41,314 Copy of ZBA decision no. 1379; copy of Abutters Notice regarding 139 Harding Street Letters received from Sovereign Consulting, Inc. regarding the former Texaco Station on Spring Street Comcast announces Medfield's new Government Relations Manager, Catherine Maloney r ·--1 ,c..:.:..::.·, -· = i ~-n L- =~ -·'.n ,,.,. t ~~ ---- z C) ,_._, fTj '.;") ~-- _i .. ~ - ·r1 ·-11 )> ..#..cJ -l '.K :-_c: 9 P l ......- o- (. .-,·_. c:: "1~, 3: -:·· ·m et4:; 1iT ~ :< r"l f" ., r e : (.'.;) 3: )'> (fJ

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Tuesday January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

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AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

Announcement                                           

Disclosure of Video Recording

We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world

 

Citizen Comment

 

Appointments

Council on Aging to discuss their construction of a garage

 

Michael Taylor; discussion regarding proposal for the Clark Tavern

 

Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail, attending Christian Donner

  • Request permission to apply for a MASS Trails Grant on behalf of the Town
  • Request Selectmen to vote to sign a letter of support for the grant

 

Action Items

 Amy Colleran, Facilities Director, requests the Board of Selectmen sign contracts with Commonwealth Electrical for lighting replacement at the Town Hall, Pfaff Center, DPW, and Library

Maurice Goulet, DPW Director, requests the Board of Selectmen to review and approve new street sign design

Council on Aging recommends the Board of Selectmen to vote to appoint Heidi Groff to their Board

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign the MSBA contract for architectural services with Arrow Street Architects

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to sign the Initial Boundary Validation Program  Form relating to the 2020 Census

 

FY2021 Budget

Annual/Capital Budget discussion

 

 

Pending

MSH Development Committee

 

Town Administrator Update

Recommend Dolores Connors and Marion Bonoldi as Assistant Town Clerks

Personnel update

 

Licenses and Permits (consent agenda)

Medfield High School Theatre Society requests permission to post signs February 28 to March 15 advertising their production of Into the Woods

 

Resident Kristin Williams requests permission to hold the 5th Annual Hunter’s Run to take place on

Sunday April 5, 2020 beginning and ending at the Kingsbury Club, Ice House Road

 

Event Planner Mark Walter requests permission to hold a fundraising bicycle ride through a part of Medfield

on Saturday September 26, 2020 to benefit the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center located in Hopkinton

 

Approval of Minutes

June 4; May 14; November 18

 

Next Meeting Dates

January 27 Warrant Committee

February 4 Board of Selectmen

February 12 ZBA, Chapel Hill Modification

 

Selectmen Report

 

Informational

Outline of voting procedures at MMA Annual Business Meeting Saturday January 25, 2020

The Superior Court will hold a Hearing for Judgment on Pleading regarding resident David Goldman vs. Leslee Willitts, Medfield Conservation Agent on Wednesday February 5, 2020

massDOT announces Medfield’s Chapter 90 FY2020 apportionment in the amount of $41,314

Copy of ZBA decision no. 1379

Letters received from Sovereign Consulting, Inc. regarding the former Texaco Station on Spring Street

Comcast announces Medfield’s new Government Relations Manager, Catherine Maloney

From Susan Maritan –

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MHS Clay Club to Hold Fundraising Event for Food Cupboard

Medfield High School Clay Club, under the guidance of art teachers Sara Higger and Kate Jones, is planning a fundraising event called “Empty Bowls.” The club held their first ever Empty Bowls dinner last year, and it was very well received by the community. Local restaurants and businesses supported the event through soup and bread donations and the MHS Culinary Club provided the desserts.

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger organized by artisans on a community level, and Ms. Higger and Ms. Jones brought the concept to Medfield in order to raise money and awareness for the Medfield Food Cupboard.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser begins with a clay soup bowl making class at Medfield High School, followed by a glazing session a week later. The event finale takes place on March 19 when participants gather at Blake Middle School to enjoy a simple but delicious meal from their beautiful hand-made bowls.

Participants who are not be able to attend the earlier pottery sessions are encouraged to come to the dinner on the 19th; they can choose a bowl made by the MHS art students. At the end of the meal, all the guests take their bowls home to keep as a reminder of their donation to their Medfield neighbors in need.

Those interested in participating in the Empty Bowls event should go to the Medfield Food Cupboard website – www.medfieldfoodcupboard.com – and click on the Sign-Up Genius to see available dates for classes and dinner. This is a great family-friendly event – children are welcome.

“We are so pleased that Ms. Higger, Ms. Jones, and the Clay Club are once again holding this community-building event on our behalf,” said Food Cupboard Co-President Tracey Rogers.

“We rely completely on financial and food donations to support our mission,” continued Co-President Susan Gorog. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community and its support of this creative fundraiser.”