STM 10/29


Mike Sullivan this morning circulated this working draft of the warrant articles for the October 29, 2018 special town meeting (STM):

 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

WARRANT FOR OCTOBER 29, 2018 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Norfolk, ss.

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, greetings:

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School Gymnasium, 88R South Street, in said

TOWN OF MEDFIELD

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

WARRANT FOR THE OCTOBER 29, 2018 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Norfolk, ss.

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, greetings:

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in Town Meetings, to meet at the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School Gymnasium, located at 88R South Street in said Medfield on MONDAY THE TWENTY-NINETH day of OCTOBER, A.D., 2018 at 7:30 o’clock P.M., then and there to act on the following articles:

Article 1.   To see if the Town will vote to accept G.L. Chapter 90, Section 17C which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to establish a 25 mph speed limit on any roadway inside a thickly-settled or business district, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 2.   To see if the Town will vote to accept G.L. Chapter 90, Section 18B which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to establish designated safety zones having a 20 mph speed limit, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 3.   To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a gift of land from the Estate of Carol M. Stockman, consisting of an unimproved parcel of land containing approximately 11.8 acres located on the southerly side of Bridge Street and shown on Medfield Assessors Map 41 as Parcel 14, title references: Norfolk County Registry District, Certificate of Title No. 122183 and Norfolk Probate Court Docket No. 18P1395EA, for conservation purposes, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Town Counsel)

 

Article 4.   To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease a portion of Town-owned land at the former Medfield State Hospital,* together with the building(s) thereon to a public or private entity, consistent with the provisions of G.L. Ch. 30B, Section 16 for up to ninety-nine years, upon such  terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen determine to be in Town’s interests for the purpose of developing and operating an arts and cultural center and, if deemed necessary or desirable, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enact special legislation authorizing the Town of Medfield to enter into such a lease, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

*NOTE: Awaiting more specific property description.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 5.   To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Medfield Chapter 300 Zoning, Article 14 Administration and Enforcement by adding a new Section 17 as follows:

 

300.14.17 Senior Housing Residential Development Overlay District

 

[Sarah to provide body of amendment]

 

or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 6.   To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to dispose of, by sale or ground lease, a parcel of Town-owned land shown as “Parcel A” on a plan of land captioned “Approval Not Required (ANR) Survey Medfield Senior Center Medfield, Massachusetts” prepared by DiPrete Engineering, 990 Washington Street, Suite 101A, Dedham, MA 02026 dated June 26, 2018 and recorded at Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 672 at Page 75, containing 5.48 acres, according to said plan, together with access and utility easements over, under, and through abutting Town-owned land known as Lot 3, Ice House Road, to a private developer, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 30B, Section 16, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen determine to be in Town’s interests, to develop and construct affordable and/or moderately priced residential housing for seniors and, if deemed necessary or desirable, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enact special legislation to enable said development, and/or construction, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 7.   To see if the Town will vote to propose amendments to the Town Charter to be submitted to the voters at the next annual town meeting for the election of officers for their approval, pursuant to the Home Rule Procedures Act, G.L. Chapter 43B, Section 10 and 11 as follows:

 

Amend Article 3 The Board of Selectmen

Section 3.3 Appointments by adding, in first line, after “Town Administrator”: the Town Clerk, and

 

Amend Article 6 Other Elective Offices

Section 6.1 Elective Offices Designated, by deleting: a. The Town Clerk for a term of three years, and re-lettering the remaining sub-sections.

 

Transitional provision: The foregoing amendments shall take effect upon the completion of the currently-serving Town Clerk’s current elected term,

 

or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 8.   To see if the Town will vote to propose amendments to the Town Charter to be submitted to the voters at the next annual town meeting for the election of officers for their approval, pursuant to the Home Rule Procedures Act, G.L. Chapter 43B, Sections 10 and 11 as follows:

 

Amend Article 2 Legislative Branch: Open Town Meeting Section 2-2 Time of Annual Town Meeting by deleting “last Monday in April” and replacing with: “first Monday in May”, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 9.   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 funding the opening of the CENTER at Medfield on Saturdays through June 30th, 2019, including staffing, operating expenses, programming, meals, utilities and other associated costs, or do or take any other action relating thereto.                                                                                                                                                                                                (Council on Aging)

Article 10.  To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the balance of funds appropriated for Iron/Manganese removal from the water supply under Article 34 of the 2018 Annual Town Meeting, for the purpose of studying and/or implementing the reduction of unaccounted water in the Town’s water supply, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

(Board of Water and Sewerage)

 

And you are directed to serve the Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in the usual places 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 Special Town Meeting aforesaid. Given unto our hands this        day of October, Two-Thousand and Eighteen.

 

Michael T. Marcucci /s/

 

Gustave H. Murby /s/

 

Osler L. Peterson /s/

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 Special Town Meeting as within directed.

 

Constable:

 

Date:

 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST:

Carol A. Mayer, CMC /s/

Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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