STM on MSH 6 PM Tuesday


The Town of Medfield’s special town meeting (STM) is Tuesday, June 21 at 6 PM at the Medfield High School to consider whether the town should proceed with the Trinity Financial proposal for the development of the former Medfield State Hospital site.

FIRST IS THE FOLLOWING FROM THE TOWN WEBSITE, FOLLOWED BY A LETTER FROM THE MODERATOR:

2022 Special Town Meeting

The Medfield Board of Selectmen called a Special Town Meeting for Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:00PM in the Medfield High School Gymnasium (an outside location will also be available) for a vote on the proposed Medfield State Hospital redevelopment.

Last Day to Register to Vote at the Special Town Meeting: Friday, June 10, 2022 by 8:00 PM. 

Pursuant to Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022 the Medfield Board of Selectmen in consultation and agreement with the Town Moderator have voted to reduce the quorum of the Special Town Meeting to 150 registered voters. 


Town Moderator

Moderator’s Open Letter

Town Meeting Proceedings

Special Town Meeting 

Special Town Meeting Warrant

Special Town Meeting Warrant Report

Article SummaryTM VoteAdditional Information
1. Convey Portions of the Medfield State Hospital Property and Approve Sewer Extension 
TWO-THIRDS VOTE REQUIRED

Warrant Committee APPROVAL
Board of Selectmen Recommend APPROVAL
 
Medfield State Hospital 
Land Disposition Agreement
Sewer Extension Bylaw
Medfield State Hospital Development Committee
Trinity Due Diligence Reports
Medfield State Hospital RFP
MSH Redevelopment Q&A’s
2. Amend the Medfield Town Code Article 300-20 Zoning “Medfield State Hospital District”

Warrant Committee APPROVAL
Board of Selectmen Recommend APPROVAL
Notice of Planning Board Hearing
Planning Board Memo
Medfield State Hospital Zoning District

Attendance:

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SECOND, THE LETTER BELOW IS FROM TOWN MODERATOR, SCOTT F. MCDERMOTT:

To my friends and neighbors in the Medfield community:
On Tuesday evening, the voters of our town will gather for a Special Town Meeting to determine if we
will authorize the sale and disposition of a portion of the property at the former Medfield State Hospital to
a chosen development partner, Trinity Financial. I invite, encourage, and urge all Medfield voters to
attend this important and strategic legislative meeting.
 Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00pm at the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School.
• The meeting’s main venue will be the high school gymnasium. We will also provide an outdoor
venue under a tent adjacent to the main entrance of the high school. Children are permitted to
accompany parents and are encouraged to sit within this outdoor venue. Finally, a socially
distanced, air-conditioned option for seniors will be located in the high school’s library.
• All registered voters in Medfield are eligible to attend the meeting, participate in the proceedings,
and vote on the two Articles open for consideration. The sale and disposition of the land requires
a two-thirds vote.
• Registration of voters for the Special Town Meeting begins at 5:15pm. Registration is at the main
entrance to the high school
• The Town of Medfield website www.town.medfield.net has a highly informative and comprehensive
library of presentations, meetings, videos, proposals, and answers to FAQ’s.
• The Moderator shall preside and regulate the proceedings, decide all questions of order, and
make public declaration of the votes.
On Tuesday night our collective judgment will set the course for Medfield’s future. We gather as the
town’s legislative body. Consistent with our heritage, we use the open town meeting format of direct,
democratic, participatory self-government as the instrument for making such a significant decision. We
will discuss, debate, and deliberate – and then we will decide.
Since the closure of the former state hospital in 2003, many, many of our friends and neighbors have
devoted an immeasurable amount of time and effort planning for Medfield’s future and the future of this
unique property. We met in a Special Town Meeting in 2014 voting to acquire the land and buildings
from the Commonwealth. Then we gathered community input and prepared a comprehensive Master
Plan; and we met again in a Special Town Meeting in 2019 to pass zoning provisions for the property.
TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator
No matter how you feel about the ultimate determination, I urge you to attend the meeting on Tuesday
evening at 6:00pm. Participate -- choose to be a member of the town’s governing legislature. I hope to
see you at the high school.
Finally, I want to wish everyone in Medfield a great summer of 2022. The last couple of years have been
challenging for our community. But the warm nights and long days of a New England summer provide us
all the perfect occasion to enjoy, refresh, relax, renew, and re-energize. Have a great summer.
Respectfully submitted,
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator

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