February 5, 2013
Chenery Meeting Room draft
PRESENT: Selectmen Thompson, Fisher, Peterson; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant
Administrator Trierweiler; Town Counsel Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke
Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
LYME DISEASE STUDY COMMITTEE
Chairman Chris Kaldy reported to the Selectmen that the 2012 fall hunting season was very successful; zero problems, complaints or incidents and 26 deer were culled. The committee posted about 30 tick warning signs around town that were donated by one ofthe hunters. Chris remarked that she attended a forum hosted the Town of Weston last April that presented good information and at Medfield Day last September printed information about the program was distributed. The committee will also continue to educate the public that there are other diseases caused by tick bites that are very concerning and as well car accidents that are caused by the deer. The Lyme Disease Committee requests the Selectmen vote to grant permission for a continuation ofthe program for the 2013-2014 hunting season. On a motion made by Selectman Fisher, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was
VOTED unanimously to grant permission to the Lyme Disease Study Committee to continue the deer culling program for the hunting season October through December 2013
Attorney Cerel presented his summary of litigation and legal work conducted during the year. He noted several projects including the Selectmen’s compliance resolution regarding FEMA Flood Program, Kettle Pond and Cole Drive street acceptance process and the West Street 40B project where he organized and conducted an informational meeting and other various projects and transactions.
Mr. Peterson remarked that he would like to have an article placed on the warrant regarding donation bins that are around town. He feels that we need to be careful that these bins do not appear in residential areas.
7:30 PM Public Hearing; application for a wine and malt beverage license. John Carrigg, Manager Medfield Commons, 270 Main Street. Mr. Carrigg is applying for a new license as he failed to properly renew his former license by the required November 30th date that is imposed by the ABCC. Karen Simao, attorney representing Carrigg explained to the Board that there continues to be “public need” for this license as evidenced by a petition with 117 signatures in support ofthis application. She claimed about 55 ofthose signatures were Medfield residents. As manager John spends 20-30 hours per week on site, provides in-house training for employees and keeps a 9AM to 9PM schedule for the sale of alcoholic beverages. Ms. 5imao also mentioned that Carrigg has never incurred a liquor violation at any of the family owned business locations including Medfield and wants to be a good business resident of the Town. The Selectmen took exception to the way in which the alcoholic beverages were displayed when his former license was in effect. Mrs. Thompson said that she doesn’t want a convenience store highlighting liquor. Mr. Peterson’s opinion is that it looked more like a liquor store, not a convenience store. Ms. Simao insisted her client had permission to set up the beverages as he had because he was not limited to the 135 square feet discussed for the original license. Mr. Fisher was very emphatic when he said that he feels Carrigg took advantage and bent the rules a bit and he is not at all comfortable with the display of liquor. He said that displaying the wine right at the entrance door leads to a smash and grab. Ms. Simao continued to explain that it is customer demand for room temperature wine that led John to place the bottles where he did. Ms. Simao submitted an updated floor plan that in fact indicates the 135 square foot wine and beer area at the rear of the store. On a motion made by Selectman Fisher, second by Selectman Peterson it was
VOTED unanimously to approve a wine and beer license to Medfield Commons, John Carrigg Manager, subject to the display of products is restricted to the beer and wine area Labeled 135 square feet designated on the updated floor plan submitted February 5,2013 and further subject to ABCC’s approval
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES
The Medfield Planning Board is present this evening to discuss amending zoning bylaws to allow a dispensary to be located in the IE area, Route 27 industrial area and not be near the town center or residential areas. Chair Elissa Franco said that it is necessary for us to be proactive and protect Medfield minimizing any adverse impact. The chances of a dispensary opening in Medfield are slim; however, it is better to have something in place than not at all. It is noted that there is a placement on the 2013 warrant for a town meeting vote to amend the zoning bylaw.
ICE HOUSE ROAD / GROUND LEASE
Paul Kenney, attorney for developer Robert Borrelli spoke on his behalf regarding Borrelli’s proposal to construct a 120,000 square foot building for indoor recreational activities on Lot 3 Ice House Road. Mr. Kenney said this would be a ground lease not only generating revenue for the Town, also at no cost. We understand that the Medfield’s Park and Recreation has a plan in mind to construct athletic fields, however, the taxpayers would pay for it .There is a need in the community for this type of facility as many families now go elsewhere for various sporting activities. Mr. Kenney went on to say that as this proposed location is near the Kingsbury Club February 5, 2013 we feel it very complimentary and would help generate more members for them. In conclusion we ask that an article be placed on the warrant for town meeting vote. Mr. Peterson spoke up saying that he has to recuse himself as an abutter to the property. Mr. Sullivan mentioned that years ago there was a proposal for a YMCA that did not move forward. He said that there will be two articles on the warrant; one for the ground lease proposal and the second for Park and Recreation to be given control ofthe parcel of land for recreational purposes. Mr. Fisher remarked that there needs to be more open discussions as to the best use of the land for the Town.
BOARD OF APPEALS APPOINTMENT
VOTED unanimously to appoint Charles Peck as a full member of the Board of Appeals On Zoning
LORD’S DEPARTMENT STORE
After 73 years of being in business and being an important part of what makes Medfield, Medfield, Lord’s will be closing its doors for the final time on February 28, 2013. On Friday February 15 there will be a community event in the store for friends and neighbors to be able to extend good wishes to the Kelly family as they journey forward. The Selectmen agree it is a very sad time, however, we wish June, Nancy and Tom Kelly all the best in the future. On a motion made by Selectman Fisher, seconded by Selectman Peterson, it was
VOTED unanimously to declare Friday February 15, 2013 Lord’s Department Store Appreciation Day
KINGSBURY POND COMMITTEE
A letter was received from the Committee outlining a proposal to do construction work at the Grist Mill that will involve the building of a 10 foot in diameter waterwheel. This wheel along with additional parts will allow the rotation of the millstone. The Committee is requesting $9,000.00 for this project. Mr. Sullivan reported that there is a fund account that could be used by the committee for mill restoration. The Selectmen agree that the funds be used for the purpose outlined in the Committee’s January 31,2013 letter.
The Board received notice that Kyle James Cuccia has attained the rank of Eagle Scout and will be honored at a ceremony on Sunday March 3, 2013 at Saint Edward Church.
The meeting minutes for October 16, December 18, January 15 and January 29 were forwarded to the Selectmen for their review. Mr. Peterson said that he did not receive the December 18 or January 15 minutes and, therefore, could February 5,2013 not approve. However, as the Board received October 16 and January 29, on a motion made and seconded it was
VOTED unanimously to accept the October 16, 2012 minutes and the January 29,2013 minutes as submitted motion was made to accept those minutes as submitted
2013 TOWN MEETING WARRANT
VOTED unanimously to close the 2013 Annual town Meeting Warrant
LICENSES & PERMITS
VOTED unanimously to grant permission to the Medfield Coalition for Public Education to post signs promoting the Spelling Bee event to be held March 20, 2013
At the January 29, 2013 meeting Gil Rodgers a member of the Norfolk Hunt Club requested the Selectmen give their support and sign a letter to DCAMM requesting the use of Medfield State Hospital land for equestrian activities. The Selectmen agreed to sign the letter drafted by Mr. Rodgers.
Constable: At the January 29, 2013 meeting the Board received a letter from Ronald Spear, a Mansfield resident requesting the selectmen appoint him as a constable in Medfield. The Board
requested input from Chief Meaney regarding the community need for this appointment. In a memo to the Selectmen, Chief Meaney responded that when a constable is needed he contacts the Norfolk County Sheriffs Office who has county wide jurisdiction for this service. The Selectmen agree to not appoint Ronald spear as a constable in Medfield.
MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL STATUS UPDATE
Ms. Trierweiler informed the selectmen that the balance in the state hospital environmental review is nearly depleted 445;00 remains from the $75,000 town meeting appropriation. A reserve fund transfer will be necessary as there are various consultant invoices that need to be paid. A total figure will be determined and the required paperwork will be submitted to cover these expenses. The Town Mediation Delegation will meet on February 13, in Town Hall. The Mediation Delegation Committee will meet on February 26 at the Medfield Library.
Mr. Fisher said that plans are underway for the Lord’s Farewell party on Friday February 15; invites the community to please come by. Last Saturday the Jazz Band Fundraiser was very well attended, standing room only. Mr. Fisher mentioned that there was a very good turnout at the Permanent Building Committee’s presentation on the proposed plans for the police and fire station that was held at the North Street station. Both chiefs spoke very well.
Mr. Peterson agreed that the presentation was a good meeting. He held First Friday Office Hour at the CENTER; huge selection of day old bread. Senator Timility’s aid joined him. Bill Massaro and other residents came by for good conversation. Mr. Peterson announced the nominations for Medfield Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year awards; Youth volunteer, Katrina Simon, Emily Monac and Greg Lyons; adult volunteer Rick Abecunas, Michelle Doucette, Beth
Eby, Cynthia Green and Rick McKinney. Life Achievement award, AI Manganello and Ann Thompson. The recognition reception will be held on March 10 at the CENTER.
Mrs. Thompson said that she was asked to name fellow selectmen she served with through her 30 year career; Bob Larkin, Bill Nourse, Ken Childs, John Ganley, John Harney, Henry Tidal,
Harry Pritoni, Clarence Purvis, Paul Rhuda, Pete and Mark; a distinguished list. Mrs. Thompson attended the Permanent building committee presentation and she enjoyed the Jazz Band event.
Mr. Sullivan highlighted a notice from the Norfolk county Mosquito Board that they are proposing to change the schedule for mosquito spraying from overnight to after sunset. that they feel will be more effective.
Ms. Trierweiler remarked to the Selectmen that she will need a Selectman to be a member of the Capital Budget Committee and on Collective Bargaining.
On a motion made by Selectman Fisher, seconded by Selectman Peterson the vote was unanimous to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 PM.