Monthly Archives: May 2020

TWMPC public forum, 5PM, 6/7

Virtual Forum #2

Townwide Master Plan

Virtual Public Forum on

Sunday 6/7/20 at 5 pm

YOU ARE INVITED by the Townwide Master Plan Committee TO JOIN A VIRTUAL PUBLIC FORUM to share findings and ask for input regarding priorities for the Town’s future.

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Format: There will be a presentation and interactive polling with a follow-up survey for feedback on the draft goals, objectives, as well as the impact of covid-19 on short and long term planning.
Purpose:

  • To share our INVENTORY and assessment of EXISTING CONDITIONS of the Town’s RESOURCES
  • To validate what we have heard in terms of GOALS for the future of Medfield
  • To identify any new PRIORITIES due to the impact of COVID-19

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

https://zoom.us/j/95956156234?pwd=aGE1RmxlVk5scndXc TZCb1B6MDN6QT09

Password: 185165

There will be a few minutes before the meeting starts for you to test your audio/video with the ability to use the Chat feature for some technical assistance using Zoom. Additional Zoom resources are available on the Town’s website (under “News Flash”).

Or Join by Phone: Dial: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 

Meeting ID: 959 5615 6234 

Please note: phone users will not be able to participate in the live polling but will be able to respond to the follow-up survey.

For more information regarding the Townwide Master Plan: https://town.medfield.net/350/Townwide-Master- Planning-Committee

Please add your comments or questions regarding the Townwide Master Plan here: https://forms.gle/izUGhBseGLh1Yw8D6

Prepare for the forum by reviewing the following documents:

SB 6/2

20200602-SB-agenda_Page_1

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call. 1. To join online, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/91464936778?pwd=c2JXVEZHcHVEUWdlSDN2L2hQR1pWUT09 a. Enter Password: 3VmmqK 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 914 6493 6778 b. Enter the password: 052527 Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm Agenda (Subject to Change) 7:00 PM Call to Order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country Appointments Mike Quinlan to provide Dale Street Update  Request BOS to sign Budget Revision Request #2 Fred Davis, Medfield Energy Committee to discuss the Dale Street School Project John Thompson to discuss MSH Security Discussion (potential votes) Posted: Town Clerk COVID-19 Operations/Action Action Items Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget 2020 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant Articles Town Administrator Update Next Meeting Dates Selectmen Reports

Memorial Day – church bells

Memorial Day – First Parish and Baptist church bells rung at noon

John Kraus shared his recording (below) of the church bells rung on Memorial Day.  John made his recording in front of the Town House.

I observed Memorial Day by going to the former Medfield State Hospital to listen to the noon bell ringing at the Lee Chapel (the bell in the photo above, with the large sounding hammer showing to the right).  John Thompson, Chair of the Medfield State Hospital Building and Grounds Committee and the Property Manager, shared that the bell is inscribed “1896,” that one rings it from the clock room that is on what would be the second story, and that the Lee Chapel was constructed around the bell, as the bell is too large to be remove.

 

https://medfield02052.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/church-bells.m4a

TWMPC’s virtual public forum at 5 PM on Sunday, June 7

Virtual Forum #2

YOU ARE INVITED… by the Townwide Master Plan Committee… TO JOIN A VIRTUAL PUBLIC FORUM When: Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Why: To share findings and ask for input regarding priorities for the Town’s future. Zoom link available on the Town’s Website: www.town.medfield,net Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://zoom.us/j/95956156234?pwd=aGE1RmxlVk5scndXc TZCb1B6MDN6QT09 Password: 185165 Or Join by Phone: Dial: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Meeting ID: 959 5615 6234 There will be a few minutes before the meeting starts for you to test your audio/video with the ability to use the Chat feature for some technical assistance using Zoom. Additional Zoom resources are available on the Town’s website (under News Flash”). For more information regarding the Townwide Master Plan: https://town.medfield.net/350/Townwide-Master- Planning-Committee Please add your comments or questions regarding the Townwide Master Plan here: https://forms.gle/izUGhBseGLh1Yw8D6 Purpose: • To share our INVENTORY and assessment of EXISTING CONDITIONS of the Town’s RESOURCES • To validate what we have heard in terms of GOALS for the future of Medfield • To identify any new PRIORITIES due to the impact of COVID-19 • The following documents are available on the Town’s website for review: • Draft Summary Sheets • Preliminary Vision and Goals Document • Volume II: Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions Contact Sarah Raposa, Town Planner with questions sraposa@medfield.net or (508) 906-3027 Townwide Master Plan: Medfield, MA LIST OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Order does not in any way imply or indicate priority GOAL 1.0 Protect Medfield’s TOWN CHARACTER Objective 1.1. Celebrate the DOWNTOWN and work to increase its vitality. Objective 1.2. Preserve and enhance Medfield’s HISTORIC RESOURCES Objective 1.3. Protect, enhance, and connecting existing NATURAL FEATURES and acquire additional OPEN SPACE Objective 1.4. Guide DEVELOPMENT and REDEVELOPMENT so that is in keeping with the Town’s character. GOAL 2.0 Make GETTING AROUND TOWN safe and pleasant Objective 2.1. Improve traffic congestion and make traveling by AUTOMOBILE safer. Objective 2.2. Improve existing infrastructure and extend PEDESTRIAN and BICYCLE networks Objective 2.3. Explore the possibilities for providing PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GOAL 3.0 Encourage ECONOMIC ACTIVITY Objective 3.1. Diversify the TAX BASE Objective 3.2 Become more BUSINESS-FRIENDLY GOAL 4.0 Provide a range of HOUSING options Objective 4.1. Provide smaller units for older adults, younger adults and others looking for more AFFORDABLE housing Objective 4.2. Encourage the development of alternative housing types GOAL 5.0 Provide PUBLIC FACILITIES and SERVICES that meet the needs of all residents. Objective 5.1. Support excellence in EDUCATION Objective 5.2. Continue to plan, manage and maintain municipal FACILITIES Objective 5.4. Improve municipal UTILITIES GOAL 6.0 Support the reuse of the STATE HOSPITAL Objective 6.1. Implement the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Objective 6.2. Reuse the buildings and campus to meet TOWN NEEDS GOAL 7.0 Support HEALTH AND WELLNESS of residents Objective 7.1. Maintain existing and provide additional opportunities for RECREATION Objective 7.2. Promote HEALTHY LIFESTYLE choices, especially for YOUTH Objective 7.3. Support older adults to AGE IN PLACE Objective 7.4. Attract a more DIVERSE POPULATION to live in Town. Objective 7.5. Expand opportunities for COMMUNITY GATHERING GOAL 8.0 Improve GOVERNANCE and plan for FUTURE RESILIENCE Objective 8.1. Improve TOWN GOVERNANCE Objective 8.2. Promote measures that respect and protect the ENVIRONMENT20200607-MedfieldTWMP-Forum2_Invite-and-Goals (002)_Page_2

MEC – make new Dale Street School net zero

RESOLUTION OF MEDFIELD ENERGY COMMITTEE
RE DALE STREET SCHOOL
ADOPTED 5/21/20

We highly recommend that the Dale Street Committee move forward to
make this project net zero carbon emissions.

Constructing a new building for zero fossil fuels must be done now, or
systems will have to be reconfigured at very high expense in the not too
distant future. Medfield is planning Dale Street for the town’s future so we
must incorporate a net zero goal at this time.

Governor Baker has committed to a close-to-net zero carbon emissions in
2050 for all of Massachusetts. The time is now to make this commitment in
Medfield and to design for the future.

By this document MEC is showing that other communities have made a
commitment to Net Zero buildings, and that many new schools are
explicitly modeling for this objective.

As options are reviewed with costs, financing, incentives, and energy
expenses projected, we are optimistic that, as has been demonstrated in
other towns, Medfield can construct a net zero building at a very
reasonable net cost, or even net profit. This is an exciting time for
innovation in this field and making this happen will require many in the
community to learn about new technology. Doing this for this large and
important school construction project will allow Medfield to take a major
first step in moving toward a net zero footprint.

Please let us know where and when we can further discuss this topic and
when this commitment can be included in the planning for Dale Street and
how it will be evaluated.

The MEC stands ready to help research and support this component of the
project.

SB 5/26

Agenda for this evening appears below, and the back up materials (including the warrant articles for the annual town meeting) can be accessed here – 20200526-agenda & materials

 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call. 1. To join online, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/91464936778?pwd=c2JXVEZHcHVEUWdlSDN2L2hQR1pWUT09 a. Enter Password: 3VmmqK 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 914 6493 6778 b. Enter the password: 052527 Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm Agenda (Subject to Change) 7:00 PM Call to Order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country Appointments Sarah Raposa to discuss CDBG Application Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen to sign contract with VHB for paving inspection Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to authorize the Town Administrator to sign annual insurance renewal for the Medfield State Hospital Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to sign contract with McKechnie Associates Inc. for landscaping services at the Medfield State Hospital Posted: Town Clerk Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to sign MOA for health insurance Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to authorize the Town Administrator to sign new health insurance rate proposal 7:30 PM – Board of Selectmen to attend Annual Warrant Hearing Discussion (potential votes) COVID-19 Operations/Action Action Items FY2021 Budget Annual/Capital Budget Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles Town Administrator Update Next Meeting Dates Selectmen Reports20200526-agenda-2_Page_2

SB 5/26/20

20200526-agenda_Page_1

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call. 1. To join online, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/91464936778?pwd=c2JXVEZHcHVEUWdlSDN2L2hQR1pWUT09 a. Enter Password: 3VmmqK 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 914 6493 6778 b. Enter the password: 052527 Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm Agenda (Subject to Change) 7:00 PM Call to Order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country Appointments Sarah Raposa to discuss CDBG Application Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen to sign contract with VHB for paving inspection Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to authorize the Town Administrator to sign annual insurance renewal for the Medfield State Hospital Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to sign contract with McKechnie Associates Inc. for landscaping services at the Medfield State Hospital Posted: Town Clerk Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to sign MOA for health insurance Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen to authorize the Town Administrator to sign new health insurance rate proposal 7:30 PM – Board of Selectmen to attend Annual Warrant Hearing Discussion (potential votes) COVID-19 Operations/Action Action Items FY2021 Budget Annual/Capital Budget Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles Town Administrator Update Next Meeting Dates Selectmen Reports