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.

TOMCAP information and survey

From the Town of Medfield Climate Action Plan (TOMCAP), working group of the Medfield Energy Committee –

After reading the fact sheet below you can access the questionnaire at https://tinyurl.com/23tnp6vv.

Medfield Plans to Decarbonize
to Meet Our Net Zero by 2050 Goal
The Medfield Energy Committee is asking all residents to complete
a questionnaire so your thoughts, concerns and ideas can be
included in the development of the Town of Medfield Climate Action Plan TOMCAP.
n After reading the fact sheet below you can access the
questionnaire at https://tinyurl.com/23tnp6vv.
n It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
n If you want to participate in the development of the
TOMCAP please email us at TOMCAP@Medfield.net
Please pass this on to friends and neighbors!
This event is not sponsoreed or endosed by the Medfield Public Schools.
Medfield Emissions InventoryResidentialBuildings 39.1%PassengerVehicles 41.6%C&I Buildings and Manufacturing Industries 12.3% Municipal Buildings 3.0%Commercial Vehicles 1.6%Other 0.5%Wastewater Treatmentand Discharge1.2%Municipal Vehicles 0.5%Waste 0.2%(2017 Baseline)Town of MedfieldCLIMATE CLIMATE TOMCAP@medfield.net ACTIOACTIO N PLANN PLAN
Medfield is Planning for Decarbonizing
Medfield voted to support a Net Zero 2050 Goal and to develop a Climate Action Plan to reach that goal (Town Meeting, May 2021).
This public outreach effort by the Medfield Energy Committee (MEC) aims to inform and engage residents in developing the Town of Medfield Climate Action Plan (TOMCAP).
What is Net Zero carbon emissions?
The Medfield Net Zero 2050 goal is in line with Federal and Massachusetts goals and strategies. "Net Zero" means that we reduce most greenhouse gas emissions and offset the rest. Most reductions will be achieved through personal actions that are voluntary and make economic sense.
What strategies are available to reduce our emissions significantly?
Medfielders can remove the most carbon by driving an electric vehicle, installing a heat pump to heat and cool your home, reducing energy needs (insulation, high efficiency lighting and appliances) and supporting
electricity made from renewable sources.
When do I act?
The best time to make low carbon choices is at natural transition points, such as when you need replace your car, upgrade your heating/cooling system, or renovate your home.
Why “electrify everything”?
Massachusetts has already moved away from coal-generated electricity. Our local grid is substantially less fossil-fuel intensive than previously and is mandated to continue to improve. The consensus path, at all levels, to continue to reduce carbon footprint is to “Electrify Everything”.
Why buy an electric vehicle (EV)?
In Medfield, the largest source of GHG gases is from our cars (42%). To significantly reduce our carbon footprint, most new cars will need to be electric. Starting in 2035, only EVs can be sold in Massachusetts.
EVs are already quiet, clean, highly efficient, over all less expensive, require less maintenance, offer huge
public health benefits and new options are becoming available.
What about our homes?
In Medfield, running our homes produces close to 40% of our carbon emissions. We can reduce our
energy needs, use heat pumps for heating and cooling needs and shifting to renewables.
1. Get a free MassSave energy audit and use their incentives and rebates to insulate your home and get the highest efficient lighting and appliances.
2. Electrify your HVAC. Heat pumps are currently the most efficient technology for heating and cooling homes. MassSave offers substantial incentives for installing heat pumps.
3. Install solar panels directly or support solar installations through a community solar program. This can be profitable while supporting the transition to local renewable electricity.
Want to get started? Find information & resources on the Action Portal at SustainableMedfield.org
If you want to engage with the TOMCAP process, email us at TOMCAP@Medfield.net
Where do Medfield’s carbon
emissions come from?
The MEC carried out a
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
of Medfield, pictured on
the right. The vast majority
of carbon emissions come
from our cars and our
homes (81%).
Please take our
informational questionnaire
Use https://tinyurl.com/23tnp6vv to access the Questionnaire
This fact sheet will be a handy
companion to the questionnaire.
Thank you!
Medfield Emissions InventoryResidentialBuildings 39.1%PassengerVehicles 41.6%C&I Buildings and Manufacturing Industries 12.3% Municipal Buildings 3.0%Commercial Vehicles 1.6%Other 0.5%Wastewater Treatmentand Discharge1.2%Municipal Vehicles 0.5%Waste 0.2%(2017 Baseline)Town of MedfieldCLIMATE CLIMATE TOMCAP@medfield.net ACTIOACTIO N PLANN PLAN

Select Board 10/19/2021

To join online, use this link: a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6 SS9wV3dvdz09 b. Enter Password: 060672 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022 b. Enter the password: 060672

The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link: https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5482/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-19-2 021

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. The Board of Selectmen will attend in person and
members of the public may attend in person. In addition, members of the public who wish to
participate via Zoom may do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6
SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5482/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-19-2
021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation available through Zoom Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments
1. Town Clerk Marion Bonoldi to request the Board of Selectmen to approve appointments
of Election Warden and Election Inspectors for the Special Town Meeting and the Special
Town Election
2. Town Moderator Scott McDermott to discuss the Special Town Meeting, scheduled for
November 7, 2021 at 12 pm
a. Vote to call the Special Town Meeting
b. Vote to Open the Special Town Meeting Warrant and Vote to Close the Warrant at
conclusion of meeting
c. Vote to Sign the Special Town Meeting Warrant
3. Medfield State Hospital Development Committee to discuss the proposals for the
Medfield State Hospital and evaluation process
4. Affordable Housing Trust to discuss draft the Request for Proposals regarding the use of
bond funds for rental projects and request the Board of Selectmen vote to approve
releasing the Request for Proposals
5. Bay Colony Rail Trail Association to discuss the Medfield Rail Trail and request the
Board of Selectmen to approve a contract with R. Zoppo for rail and tie removal and
disposal
6. Community Choice Aggregation Committee to recommend selection of a Energy Broker
for Community Choice Aggregation and request Board of Selectmen approval
Discussion and Potential Votes
7. Review and vote to approve the Town of Medfield Financial Policy
Action Items
8. Vote to approve the application for 40B technical assistance to the Zoning Board of
Appeals during the hearing and decision process for the Hinkley South project
9. Vote to authorize the Chair to sign Budget Revision Request #4 for the Dale Street
School project
10. Vote to accept bids for 2021 - 2022 CC (Rock Salt), Solar Salt, and Treated Salt
11. Vote to authorize Town Account Joy Ricciuto and Town Administrator Kristine
Trierweiler to serve as creator and certifier, respectively, for the portal for the Norfolk
County disbursement of American Rescue Plan Act federal funds
12. Committee Appointments / Reappointments:
a. Vote to appoint Thomas Connors, John Day, and John Thompson to the Medfield
Historical Commission as associates member for terms to expire June 30, 2022
b. Vote to increase size of the MEC and appoint George Whiting, James Redden, and
Andrew Jarrell to the Medfield Energy Committee for terms to expire June 30,
2022
Consent Agenda
13. The Medfield Lions request a one-day beer and wine licenses for:
a. the Lions Senior Holiday Luncheon on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Center
b. Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the Center
14. Vote to approve and sign resolution recognizing the Medfield Food Cupboard’s 30th
anniversary
15. Vote to accept the resignation of Liz Sandeman from the Medfield Outreach Advisory
Board
16. Boy Scout Troop 89 requests permission to place a sign at Medfield Transfer Station
announcing Christmas Tree Pick Up and Recycling Program
Meeting Minutes
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
November 2, 2021
November 7, 2021 Special Town Meeting
November 16, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational

Select Board 10/5/2021

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. https://medfieldnet.
    zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6SS9wV3dvdz09

    b. Enter Password: 060672
  2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
    or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
    a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
    b. Enter the password: 060672

The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5460/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-5-
2021

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. The Board of Selectmen will attend in person and
members of the public may attend in person. In addition, members of the public who wish to
participate via Zoom may do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfieldnet.
zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5460/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-5-
2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation available through Zoom
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments
1. Town Clerk Marion Bonoldi to request the Board of Selectmen vote to approve the 2020
Re-Precincting Plan
2. BerryDunn to discuss the Medfield Local Rapid Recovery Program Final Report
3. Facilities Director Amy Colleran to request the Board of Selectmen:
a. vote to approve $40,000 for Memorial School Fire Panel system replacement
from the Municipal Buildings Stabilization Emergency Fund
b. vote to authorize the Chair to sign the Green Communities grant application
c. vote to approve a contract with Aalanco Service Corporation for boiler
preventative maintenance work at various Town buildings
4. Parks and Recreation Commission Update
Discussion and Potential Votes
5. Discuss and vote the Flag and Municipal Use Policy
6. Town’s Financial Policy
7. Discussion of Special Town Meeting
Action Items
8. Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Medfield Police League, MCOP,
AFL-CIO, Local 257 for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.
9. Vote to approve a contract with Epsilon Associates for historic preservation and historic
tax credit consulting services
10. Vote to Call the Special Town Election for Monday, November 15, 2021 and sign the
Special Town Election Warrant
11. Vote to approve contract with Solar Design Associates for design and engineering
services for a roof-top solar installation at the DPW Town Garage
Consent Agenda
12. Medfield Foundation requests permission to place sandwich boards at the corner of North
and Main and South at 27 from October 17th through October 31st for the Angel Run.
13. Block Party Request for Rocky Lane on Saturday, October 30 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Meeting Minutes
Town Administrator Updates
Citizens Comment
Next Meeting Dates
October 19, 2021
November 2, 2021
November 7, 2021 Special Town Meeting
November 16, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational

Select Board 9/28/2021

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6
    SS9wV3dvdz09

    b. Enter Password: 060672
  2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
    or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
    a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
    b. Enter the password: 060672
    The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
    https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5448/BOS-Meeting-Packet-September-28
    -2021
TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. The Board of Selectmen will attend in person and
members of the public may attend in person. In addition, members of the public who wish to
participate via Zoom may do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6
SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5448/BOS-Meeting-Packet-September-28
-2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation available through Zoom Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments
1. Dale Street School Building Committee and Warrant Committee to discuss:
a. the new elementary school project costs
b. financing options for the project
2. Warrant Committee to discuss the Town’s Financial Policies
3. Interview candidates for Cemetery Commission
a. Jen Caruso
b. Nancy O’Neil
4. Abutters to Danielson Pond to discuss Danielson Pond and dam
5. Fire Chief William Carrico to provide an FY22 Operational Update
Discussion and Potential Votes
Action Items
6. Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Medfield Police League, MCOP,
AFL-CIO, Local 257 for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.
7. Vote on Committee appointments and reappointments per the committee rosters attached
to and posted with the meeting agenda
8. Vote to approve a contract with Spark Energy Conservation LLC for Sustainability
Coordinator services
Consent Agenda
9. Medfield Youth Lacrosse requests permission to post signs from October 1, 2021 through
November 16, 2021 to advertise the registration window for the spring season.
10. COA requests wine/beer permit for the following fall/winter events:
a. Wednesday, October 13, 4:30 to 7:00 Oktoberfest
b. Wednesday, October 20, 4:30 to 7:00 Men and Retirement
c. Wednesday, October 20, 4:30 to 7:00 Supper Club
d. Wednesday, October 20, 4:30 to 7:00 Holiday Supper Club
Meeting Minutes
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
October 5, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 2, 2021
November 7, 2021 Special Town Meeting
Selectmen Reports
Informational

MFi Legacy Fund grant making announced

MEDFIELD FOUNDATION LEGACY FUND NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS


The Community Board that operates the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund announced today that applications are now open for their second round of grants. Any Medfield-based nonprofit is eligible and welcome to submit a grant request online at www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund by October 15, 2021.

The Community Board will review all submissions and select the finalists who will be invited to a Shark Tank-type event (PITCH IT!) in October where they can present their projects, goals, and financial needs. The final selection of grant recipients will be made by the Community Board in early November.

The initial round of Legacy Fund grants was made two years ago, with monies awarded to the Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) ($10,000), the Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail ($5,000), and Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) ($5,000). CAM is using its grant to create the Cultural Arts Center at the former Medfield State Hospital; the Medfield Rail Trail has started construction of its new multipurpose trail; and MCAP hired a grant writer who succeeded in garnering a five-year, $625,000 Federal SAMSA drug prevention grant.

This year’s grant candidates should be prepared to illustrate a strong and compelling current need for funds, and possibly present how those funds may be leveraged in some material way, as illustrated above.

Time is running out to submit an application, so local non-profits are encouraged to act fast to take advantage of this spectacular opportunity.

ABOUT THE MEDFIELD FOUNDATION LEGACY FUND

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund is a professionally-managed endowment created to support community-driven projects. Volunteer-run and designed to complement the initiatives of Medfield organizations, the Legacy Fund raises funds from the community and makes grants to established non-profit organizations through a competitive process.
For more information or to contribute to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, please visit www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund.

Make an impact. Leave a Legacy!

SBC tonight at 7PM on proposed costs & tax implications

From the School Building Committee –

If you’d like to learn more about the proposed school’s costs or the tax implications please join the community conversation on WEDNESDAY, September 22nd at 7PM in the high school auditorium or tune in remotely via Facebook Live or Zoom.

To join online, please use this link: 

https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/87937341744?pwd=SHlaQTJBRzFmNkxIWnp6dUU2MldYUT09

Enter Password: 282689 

Medfield Outreach showing film about suicide at MHS Wednesday, 9/27 at 7PM

From Medfield Outreach –

My Ascension: A Documentary Film and Movement to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Medfield High School Auditorium


WHAT/WHY:
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In order to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of talking about mental health and suicide, the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP), a Medfield Foundation initiative, is hosting a screening of the film “My Ascension”, which documents the true story of a young woman who survived a suicide attempt. A panel discussion of mental health professionals will follow the film. This event is intended for adults and high school students and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 14.

REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/EERgi3daPtswRG679   

SYNOPSIS:
A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the in the United States. My Ascension is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials, and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.

COST: This event is being offered free to the community. We kindly request donations to MCSP (click the registration link to see options for donations) if resources permit. No one will be denied participation based on inability to donate.

Questions? Contact Medfield Outreach at medfieldoutreach@medfield.net or at (508) 359-7121

**NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS YOUNGER THAN HIGH SCHOOL AGED**

Housing Production Plan re-issued

The Town of Medfield’s Housing Production Plan needs to be keep up to date for the town to keep its current on its affordable housing plans, and also to keep its 40B safe harbor status. The town has a new draft of the Housing Production Plan that Sarah Raposa, Town Planner shared last week via an email.

I personally think the town should explore rezoning to permit accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) – small extra units on existing lots.

The draft of the Housing Production plan is available for public review and will be presented on September 21, 2021 to the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Affordable Housing Trust and the public is invited to attend or view via zoom or Medfield TV.

The Plan will subsequently need to be adopted by the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board and sent to DHCD for final approval.  

Clean Version
Redlined Version
All the best,Sarah 

Sarah Raposa, AICPTown Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
Office Phone: (508) 906-3027Work Cell: (339) 206-1773
sraposa@medfield.netwww.town.medfield.net

Select Board 9/21/2021

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. https://medfieldnet.
    zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6SS9wV3dvdz09

    b. Enter Password: 060672
  2. The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
    https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5425/BOS-Meeting-Packet-September-
    21-2021
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5425/BOS-Meeting-Packet-September-
21-2021

Census data

Seen today while searching data at the Massachusetts Department of Corporations website for other things:

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/census2020/index.html