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Mfi Legacy Fund newsletter

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund insures Medfield’s future

The initial newsletter of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund appears below.  It focuses on the recipients of the inaugural round of Legacy Fund grants, who are creating exciting things for the town’s future:

  • the Medfield Rail Trail’s connection to the Bay Colony Rail Trail,
  • the Cultural Alliance of Medfield’s cultural arts facility at the former MSH site, and
  • MCAP parlayed its $5,000  Legacy Fund grant into a $625,000 Federal grant.

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20200121-agenda_Page_120200121-agenda_Page_2TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE POSTED: lUZU J' I I 1 A fQ: w. s POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SEQ'flO.~ 23; AS.AMENDED . . :i 1 ff~L Ur I t·!t: T ' i t'..' iY I~ j ~ R K Board of Selectmen REVISION Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall Warrant Room, 1st floor Tuesday January21, 2020 @6:00 PM Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room, 211 d floor Tuesday January 21, 2020@ 7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 6:00 PM Call Meeting to Order Vote to go into Executive Session for the following: Exemption 3: To discuss strategy with respect to pending or threatened litigation: Medfield Police Officer 3rd Party Injury Claim and Chapel Hill Estates Exemption 2: To Conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel: Medfield Youth Outreach Director Resume in Open Session Announcement Disclosure of Video Recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Citizen Comment Appointments Council on Aging; discuss the need to build a garage at the CENTER Michael Taylor; discussion regarding proposal for the Clark Tavern Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail, attending Christian Donner Request permission to apply for a MASS Trails Grant on behalf of the Town Request Selectmen to vote to sign a letter of support for the grant Action Items Amy Colleran, Facilities Director, requests the Board of Selectmen to vote to sign contracts with Commonwealth Electrical for lighting replacement at the Town Hall, Pfaff Center, DPW and Library Maurice Goulet, DPW Director, requests the Board of Selectmen to review and approve new street sign design Council on Aging recommends the Board of Selectmen to vote to appoint Heidi Groff to their Board Selectmen are requested to vote to sign the MSBA contract for architectural services with Arrow Street Architects for the Dale Street Elementary School Project Dale Street Building Committee requests the Board of Selectmen to vote to appoint Dr. Jeffrey Marsden and Ms. Anna Mae O'Shea Brooke to the Dale Street Building Committee as voting members Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to sign the I~uii13~y V~Uh11 Pv~CUVll Form relating to the 2020 Census FY2021 Budget Annual/Capital Budget discussion Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles Pending MSH Development Committee Town Administrator Update Recommend Dolores Connors and Marion Bonoldi as Assistant Town Clerks Personnel update ... . ! • 1 ·-:; .·:;) ·-n ~t~'.~; ~) 3: )'.J> ->=" ~ Licenses and Permits (consent agenda) o- Medfield High School Theatre Society requests permission to post signs February 28 to March 15 advertising their production of IVt"o-the-W~ Resident Kristin Williams requests permission to hold the 5th Annual Hunter's Run to take place on Sunday April 5, 2020 beginning and ending at the Kingsbury Club, Ice House Road Event Planner Mark Walter requests permission to hold a fund raising bicycle ride through a part of Medfield on Saturday September 26, 2020 to benefit the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center located in Hopkinton Council on Aging requests one-day wine and malt beverage permits for the following events: Saint Patrick's Dinner Wednesday March 18 4-7PM April Supper Club Wednesday April 22 4-7PM CHICO's Fashion Show April 1or15, TBD 4-6:30PM May Supper Club Wednesday May 20 4-7PM Approval of Minutes June 4; May 14; November 18 Next Meeting Dates January 27 Warrant Committee; February 4 Board of Selectmen; February 12 ZBA, Chapel Hill Modification Selectmen Report Informational Representative Denise Garlick will present her "The Report to the Community" Thursday January 30, 2020 7:15PM to 8:30PM at the Public Safety Building Representative Shawn Dooley will hold annual office hour on Thursday February 6, 2020 11:30AM to 12:30PM in Town Hall Warrant Room, 1st floor Outline of voting procedures at MMA Annual Business Meeting Saturday January 25, 2020 The Superior Court will hold a Hearing for Judgment on Pleading regarding resident David Goldman vs. Leslee Willitts, Medfield Conservation Agent on Wednesday February 5, 2020 massDOT announces Medfield's Chapter 90 FY2020 apportionment in the amount of $41,314 Copy of ZBA decision no. 1379; copy of Abutters Notice regarding 139 Harding Street Letters received from Sovereign Consulting, Inc. regarding the former Texaco Station on Spring Street Comcast announces Medfield's new Government Relations Manager, Catherine Maloney r ·--1 ,c..:.:..::.·, -· = i ~-n L- =~ -·'.n ,,.,. t ~~ ---- z C) ,_._, fTj '.;") ~-- _i .. ~ - ·r1 ·-11 )> ..#..cJ -l '.K :-_c: 9 P l ......- o- (. .-,·_. c:: "1~, 3: -:·· ·m et4:; 1iT ~ :< r"l f" ., r e : (.'.;) 3: )'> (fJ

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Tuesday January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

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AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

Announcement                                           

Disclosure of Video Recording

We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world

 

Citizen Comment

 

Appointments

Council on Aging to discuss their construction of a garage

 

Michael Taylor; discussion regarding proposal for the Clark Tavern

 

Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail, attending Christian Donner

  • Request permission to apply for a MASS Trails Grant on behalf of the Town
  • Request Selectmen to vote to sign a letter of support for the grant

 

Action Items

 Amy Colleran, Facilities Director, requests the Board of Selectmen sign contracts with Commonwealth Electrical for lighting replacement at the Town Hall, Pfaff Center, DPW, and Library

Maurice Goulet, DPW Director, requests the Board of Selectmen to review and approve new street sign design

Council on Aging recommends the Board of Selectmen to vote to appoint Heidi Groff to their Board

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign the MSBA contract for architectural services with Arrow Street Architects

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to sign the Initial Boundary Validation Program  Form relating to the 2020 Census

 

FY2021 Budget

Annual/Capital Budget discussion

 

 

Pending

MSH Development Committee

 

Town Administrator Update

Recommend Dolores Connors and Marion Bonoldi as Assistant Town Clerks

Personnel update

 

Licenses and Permits (consent agenda)

Medfield High School Theatre Society requests permission to post signs February 28 to March 15 advertising their production of Into the Woods

 

Resident Kristin Williams requests permission to hold the 5th Annual Hunter’s Run to take place on

Sunday April 5, 2020 beginning and ending at the Kingsbury Club, Ice House Road

 

Event Planner Mark Walter requests permission to hold a fundraising bicycle ride through a part of Medfield

on Saturday September 26, 2020 to benefit the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center located in Hopkinton

 

Approval of Minutes

June 4; May 14; November 18

 

Next Meeting Dates

January 27 Warrant Committee

February 4 Board of Selectmen

February 12 ZBA, Chapel Hill Modification

 

Selectmen Report

 

Informational

Outline of voting procedures at MMA Annual Business Meeting Saturday January 25, 2020

The Superior Court will hold a Hearing for Judgment on Pleading regarding resident David Goldman vs. Leslee Willitts, Medfield Conservation Agent on Wednesday February 5, 2020

massDOT announces Medfield’s Chapter 90 FY2020 apportionment in the amount of $41,314

Copy of ZBA decision no. 1379

Letters received from Sovereign Consulting, Inc. regarding the former Texaco Station on Spring Street

Comcast announces Medfield’s new Government Relations Manager, Catherine Maloney

From Susan Maritan –

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MHS Clay Club to Hold Fundraising Event for Food Cupboard

Medfield High School Clay Club, under the guidance of art teachers Sara Higger and Kate Jones, is planning a fundraising event called “Empty Bowls.” The club held their first ever Empty Bowls dinner last year, and it was very well received by the community. Local restaurants and businesses supported the event through soup and bread donations and the MHS Culinary Club provided the desserts.

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger organized by artisans on a community level, and Ms. Higger and Ms. Jones brought the concept to Medfield in order to raise money and awareness for the Medfield Food Cupboard.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser begins with a clay soup bowl making class at Medfield High School, followed by a glazing session a week later. The event finale takes place on March 19 when participants gather at Blake Middle School to enjoy a simple but delicious meal from their beautiful hand-made bowls.

Participants who are not be able to attend the earlier pottery sessions are encouraged to come to the dinner on the 19th; they can choose a bowl made by the MHS art students. At the end of the meal, all the guests take their bowls home to keep as a reminder of their donation to their Medfield neighbors in need.

Those interested in participating in the Empty Bowls event should go to the Medfield Food Cupboard website – www.medfieldfoodcupboard.com – and click on the Sign-Up Genius to see available dates for classes and dinner. This is a great family-friendly event – children are welcome.

“We are so pleased that Ms. Higger, Ms. Jones, and the Clay Club are once again holding this community-building event on our behalf,” said Food Cupboard Co-President Tracey Rogers.

“We rely completely on financial and food donations to support our mission,” continued Co-President Susan Gorog. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community and its support of this creative fundraiser.”

Townwide Master Planning

Email today from the Townwide Master Planning  Committee (copy at the end below) sharing results of its forum and survey, and I inserted examples of the Committee’s use and promotion of “#medfieldspecialplaces” (including one person’s attempt at doing a selfie) – extra points to anyone knowing whose dog it is, or where the train engine is located.

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#medfieldspecialplaces – Straw Hat Park is a great addition to the vibrancy of our downtown – who knew that such a small place could make such a big impact!

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Happy New Year and THANK YOU for your participation in the Townwide Master Planning Committee’s “Community Conversation” either in person at the October 20th forum at Blake Middle School or online via the follow-up online survey. Your input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the master plan. The summary report is HERE and the online survey responses are HERE.

 

The Townwide Master Planning Committee and consultant team are performing an enumeration of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources. We’ll reach back out in advance of the next public meeting (approx. late winter/early spring). Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.
Townwide Master Planning Committee (TWMPC)
Jay Duncan, Chair

Teresa James
Jessica Reilly
Mary McCarthy
Tom Erb
Roberta Lynch
Kevin Ryder
William Harvey
Michael Pastore
Jerry Potts
Philip Stashenko
Laurel Scotti
Sean Kay
Cynthia Greene
Matt Triest
Osler L. Peterson
Sarah Raposa, Town Planner
Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator

 

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Medfield Hashtag Project: #MedfieldSpecialPlaces
LET’S FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT MEDFIELD!!
Share a selfie at one of your favorite places and say why.
Don’t forget to use: #MedfieldSpecialPlaces so we can all see!

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027

Rep. Garlick’s Report to the Community is 1/30

Email today from Representative Denise C. Garlick –

Representative Denise C. Garlick announces her annual report to the Town of Medfield:

 

Dear Friends-

 

I hope that you and all you love are having a wonderful start to 2020. As the State Representative for the 13th Norfolk District, it is an honor to represent the people of Needham, Dover and Medfield and I am proud of our Towns and our Commonwealth.

 

I am writing to invite you to an annual Report to the Community

which I will present at the

 

Medfield Public Safety Building

 

on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 7:15 – 8:30 PM.

 

The main topics will be a review of the work and events of 2019, and a preview of 2020.

 

The evening’s schedule will include a Reception (7:15-7:30), Report (7:30-8:00), and Questions and Discussion (8:00-8:30).

 

I hope you will be able join us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any question or concern. With your support, I look forward to continuing this work.

 

Sincerely,

Denise

Denise C. Garlick

State Representative

1/7/2020 meeting materials, & agenda

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The materials for the 1/7/2020 meeting of the Board of Selectmen can be found here – BOS Meeting Packet January 7, 2020 (PDF)

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