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.

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

Select Board 9/14/2021

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/5378/BOS-Meeting-Packet-September-
14-2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation also allowed through Zoom
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change) Revised
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. Police Chief Michelle Guerette to discuss K9 Program and provide Department Update
a. Request Board of Selectmen vote to authorize the Chair to sign the FY22 State
911 Department Training Grant Application
First Posted:
Sep 10, 2021 3:00 PM
2. Board of Water and Sewerage to discuss PFAS
3. Jackie Alford, Megan B. Sullivan and Catherine F. White, Co-Chairs of Energize
Medfield, to discuss Sustainable Medfield
Discussion and Potential Votes
4. Discuss the schedule for the Special Town Meeting and Special Election. Potential vote
to set dates for and/or call the special town meeting and special election.
5. Update from Georgia Colivas, Treasurer/Collector regarding the Town’s bond rating
Action Items
6. Vote to authorize the Treasurer to refund all or any portion of the following outstanding
bonds of the Town: (a) Municipal Purpose Loan of 2007 Bonds dated June 1, 2007 and
(b) Municipal Purpose Loan of 2010 Bonds dated June 15, 2010
7. Vote to authorize the Chair to sign a grant application for the Community Compact Best
Practices Program
8. Vote to approve two contracts with CAI Technologies for (1) tax map maintenance
services and (2) GIS Administrator services
9. Vote to authorize the Chair to sign the Local Approvals and Certification for the Dale
Street School Building Committee
Consent Agenda
10. Block Party Request:
a. Indian Hill Road and Niantic Road for September 25, 2021 from 3 pm to 7 pm
b. Robert Sproul Road for September 19, 2021 from 3pm to 7 pm
11. Medfield Youth Baseball Association requests permission to place signs about baseball
registration from September 15, 2021 through October 15, 2021
12. Friends of the Dwight Derby House requests a one-day beer and wine license for
September 24, 2021 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Dwight Derby House
Meeting Minutes
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
September 21, 2021
September 28, 2021 - Meeting with Warrant Committee
October 5, 2021
October 19, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational
  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/5378/BOS-Meeting-Packet-September-
    14-2021

5.25″

Rain gauge read 5.25″ this morning on the lower Copperwood Road flats. Rain gauge tops out at 6″, so at first glance I thought it was empty, as I have never seen the level that high before.

Office hours tomorrow 9-10

Select Board Office Hours this Friday


I hold regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. 
Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters.

I can be reached via 508-359-9190 or this blog.

The Beacon – September 2021

From the Massachusetts Municipal Association –

https://www.mma.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MMA-Beacon-September-2021.pdf

Hello Members!  

Here’s the September 2021 issue of The Beacon – packed with the latest news affecting local government plus details about many upcoming MMA member group meetings — both remote and in-person.  

Here are a few highlights:
Governor proposes year-end supplemental budget
How to spend ARPA funds with an equity lens
Census data show differing trends for cities and suburbs, while concerns remain about data quality
State agencies to update environmental justice protocols
Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit set for Oct. 7
Report highlights leading clean energy communities
MassDOT releases new Chapter 90 informational resources
Mass. communities join Cities Race to Zero climate campaign

Plus, a very important update about the 2022 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show  

Link to the September 2021 issue of The Beacon (no login required)  

By publishing The Beacon as a PDF, we can ensure that we get you the very latest information that you need ASAP. (If you did not receive this email directly, please share your email address with us – along with name, title and city/town – at database@mma.org.)  

Best regards,   John Ouellette Manager of Publications and Digital Communications   Jennifer Kavanaugh Associate Editor   Meredith Gabrilska Digital Communications Coordinator

Owl camera in use – 360 video + closed captions

Email this morning from Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler –

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Please check out the video from the Warrant Committee Subcommittee meeting last night. We utilized the new “Owl” which allows us to conduct hybrid meetings via Zoom without having to bring Medfield TV in for assistance. Pete had attended a conference with MMA that discussed towns that were using the Owl, it took a few weeks to get it into place but it was worth the wait! 

We intend to continue utilizing Medfield TV for the BOS and School Committee meetings but this offers more flexibility for smaller committees who would like to conduct hybrid meetings. 

Your cloud recording is now available.

Topic: Warrant Committee
Date: Aug 31, 2021 07:05 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Copy the link below to share this recording with viewers:
https://medfield-net.zoom.us/rec/share/peBJvKyFzx1ZPSizgxzijcv4GRgAUVQ_yb-lYaXbamgSda8iz2Hg5opA5TPVPDPc.XlTjIeTkXHr8jLkX Passcode: Wj0Y.8v?


Thank you for choosing Zoom.
-The Zoom Team

Kristine Trierweiler

Town Administrator
Town of Medfield

459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052

508 906 3011 phone

508 359-6182 fax

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www.town.medfield.net

Twitter: @townofmedfield