TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Tuesday February 17, 2015@ 7:00 PM
AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
If necessary the Medfield Board of Selectmen needs to meet in Executive Session at close of meeting to discuss settlement agreement pertaining to Red Gate Farm
7:00 PM Presentation of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance Award Superintendent Feeney, Chief Operator Robert MacDonald
7: 10 PM FYI 6 Budget review – Conservation
7:20 PM Russell Hallisey, Chair Medfield Day
Request Selectmen vote to grant MEMO permission to hold the
36’h Annual Medfield Day
Superintendent Feeney requests the Selectmen vote to declare a Snow Emergency under MASS General Laws Chapter 44, Section 3 lD
Vote warrant articles for March 23, 2015 Special Town Meeting
Vote to close March 23, 2015 Special Town Meeting Warrant at close of Selectmen’ s meeting
Medfield Music Assoc. requests permission to post signs advertising two events, The Moxie Strings on March 19 and annual Jazz Night on Friday May 1
Town Counsel Mark Cerel requests the Selectmen vote to sign Red Gate Farm settlement agreement
2/11/2015 02/09/2015: Medfield, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence
News Releases from Region 1
Medfield, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence
Release Date: 02/09/2015
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017
BOSTON – The Medfield Wastewater Treatment Plant was recenUy selected by EPA for a 2014 Regional Wastewater
Treatment Plant Excellence Award.
The Medfield Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Superintendent Robert McDonald, was recognized by EPA’s New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was one of five facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2014.
The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support them, are essential to keeping our environment healthy by protecting water quality,. I am proud to give them the credit they deserve,n said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office.
The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award was established to recognize and honor the employees of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants for its commitment to improving water quality with outstanding plant operations and maintenance. More oflen than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources.
The Medfield Wastewater Treatment Plant was acknowledged for its outstanding work at the annual New England Water EnvironmentAssociatior:i Conference in Boston, on Jan. 28. The MassachusEitts Department of Environmental Protection was instrumental in nominating this facility.
For more information: http://www.epa gov/neftopicslwaterfwwater.html and
Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, Inc.
PO Box 6, Medfield, MA 02052
February 6, 2015
Board of Selectmen
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Re: MEMO’s 2015 Discover Medfield Day (361h Year)
September 19th (September 26th severe weather postponement date)
Town Assistance I Land Use I Common Victualler’s License I Street Banner
The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, Inc. (MEMO) hereby requests the
Town of Medfield’s permission and assistance in holding MEMO’ s 361h Annual Discover
Medfield Day on Saturday, September 19, 2015. MEMO’s plans currently call for
essentially the same format, locations, hours, and layout as last year, including a 9:00 am
opening time and a 3:00 pm closing time.
MEMO hereby requests the Town’s permission to use Town-owned land at
Meetinghouse Pond area, and for a small amount of assistance in undertaking the
Discover Medfield Day events again this year. If your Board and the Town Departments
under your jurisdiction are willing to approve MEMO’s plans on the same basis as last
year, please indicate your consent by signing below and returning one copy to me.
I’m also enclosing herewith an application for a blanket Common Victualler’s License
and ask that you act on that application as well. In the past your Board has graciously
waived the $50.00 application fee. However, ifthe fee is required please let me know
and I’ll forward payment to you.
You’ll recall in years past Discover Medfield Day had to be postponed due to high winds
and/or heavy rain. Therefore, we’ve established a severe weather date on the following
Saturday. This request seeks the same permission and assistance requested above on
Saturday, September 261
\ in the event we decide that a severe weather postponement is
As a condition of your approval, MEMO agrees to provide the Town with a certificate of
insurance for Discover Medfield Day upon the same terms as last year.
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Written permission is also being requested of private property owners Brook Run
Development Corp., the First Parish Meeting House, and Montrose School, which are
expected to give permission for the use of their downtown properties.
Request is also made to hang our banner announcing Discover Medfield Day across Main
Street at Baxter Park from August 151
h (the banner usually gets hung over a weekend)
through Discover Medfield Day.
Thank you for your courtesies and assistance.
Very truly yours,
/?· Rus~ MEMO’s Discover Medfield Day 2015 Chair
APPROVED AND ASSENTED TO BY THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD:
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Osler Peterson, Chairman Date
Richard DeSorgher Date
Mark Fisher Date
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KENNETH P. FEENEY
TO:Board of Selectmen
FROM: Kenneth P. Feeney, Supt. ‘f!P:
DATE: February 10, 2015
TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Office of SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
As of February 10, 2015 the balance in the Snow Budget is as follows:
Operations Balance: $37,014.52
I am requesting that both Warrant Committee & The Board of Selectmen vote on a Snow Emergency under Municipal Finance Chapter 44, Section 31D.
TOWN OF MEDFIELD
WARRANT FOR THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
MARCH 23, 2015
On Monday, the twentieth-third day of March, A.D., 2015 commencing at 7:30
P .M. the following Articles will be acted on in the Amos Clark Kingsbury High
School gymnasium, located at 88R South Street in said Medfield, viz
Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of
constructing, equipping, furnishing and landscaping a Public Safety Building,
including associated parking and commuuications facilities and expenses
related to the temporary relocation of the police and fire departments and
provision of a parking lot for the staff of the Dale Street School, said building
to be located at the site of the present police and fire stations at the intersection
of North and Dale Streets, including all costs incidental or related thereto,
provided ·that the appropriations authorized under this article be contingent
upon approval of a so called Proposition 2 Y. debt exclusion, in accordance
with Chapter 59, Section 21C of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, or do or act anything in relation thereto.
(Board of Selectmen and Permanent Planning and Building Committee)
Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised, for the purp0se of
desiguing, constructing and equipping a solar photovoltaic array at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant, including any utility interconnect fees or charges,
including all costs incidental or related thereto, or do or act anything in relation
(Water and Sewerage Board and Medfield Energy Committee)
And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof,
in the usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, fourteen days at least
before the time of holding said Special Town Meeting.
Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with your doings thereon,
unto the Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid.
Given unto our hands this day of February, Two-Thousand and
Osler L. Peterson, Chairman Si __________ _
Richard P. DeSorgher Si ____________ _
Mark L. Fisher Si ______________ _
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
By virtue of this Warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the
Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and at town meetings, by
posting attested copies of the same at five public places, fourteen days before
the date of the elections, as within directed.
Constable: Si ————-