Sen. Timilty’s amendment for $5m. for MSH rejected


John Nunnari just reported that Sen. Timilty’s “Amend. 134 has been rejected. Nothing yet on 135.”

GOV 134
Medfield State Hospital
Mr. Timilty moved that the bill be amended, in Section 2, in item 1102-3205, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the total removal of all toxic materials from the site of the former Medfield State Hospital to the extent that, upon completion of the cleanup, the land is not subject to any activity and use limitation and is suitable for unrestricted use”; and in the same item by striking the figure “16,250,000” and inserting in place thereof the the following figure:- “21,250,000”

GOV 135
Medfield State Hospital Cleanup Plan
Mr. Timilty moved that the bill be amended by adding at the end thereof the following new Section:-

SECTION X. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall not implement any cleanup plan for the site of the former Medfield State Hospital until the plan (i) is based on a standard of unrestricted use for the site (ii) fully complies with all state and federal environmental regulations and standards (ii) complies with the recommendations regarding flood plain restoration and management as described in the September 2011 Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report (iv) is approved by a vote of the Medfield board of selectmen and (v) addresses the concerns of surrounding communities in the Charles River watershed. The department shall immediately begin a revision of its current plan to meet the requirements set forth in this section

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