Category Archives: Buildings

$10.34 m. water treatment facility

A water treatment facility at a cost of $10.34 m. is needed to remove the iron and manganese from water the town gets from wells # 3 & 4 behind the Wheelock School.  This is the complete 147 engineering report.

20200617-Medfield Wells 3 4 WTP Preliminary Design Report – Final – May2020

This is the 6,000 sq. ft. building one gets –

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This was the email received yesterday transmitting the report.

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Dear Selectmen,

 

In case you did not know, we received the preliminary design report for the water filtration project.  As a refresher, this is to remove naturally occurring high levels of manganese in our well water, and to re-develop Wells 3 and 4.  It is a 147 page document, attached for your perusal in case it has not been forwarded to you yet.

 

We decided to get it on everyone’s radar, and we posted it to the Town website.

 

This is tracking to a $10.34 MM project, that will be presented at the ATM in 2021.

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All the best,

 

Bill Harvey

 

Chairman

Medfield Board of Water and Sewerage

Guest Column: Why pursuing a net zero school building for Medfield makes sense

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Guest Column: Why pursuing a net zero school building for Medfield makes sense

At its meeting on June 2, the Medfield Board of Selectmen listened to an intriguing presentation from Mark Sandeen, a member of the Select Board in Lexington. In February, Lexington had opened its new Hastings Elementary School as a net-positive building: an all-electric building that uses no fossil fuels and that generates more energy than it consumes in its operation. Mr. Sandeen had been invited by Fred Davis, chair of the Medfield Energy Committee, to be part of a presentation by the MEC to the Board of Selectmen. The MEC asked the board to charge the MEC and Arrowstreet, the Dale Street Planning Committee architectural firm, to figure out together whether a new school building for Medfield could be constructed as a fossil fuel-free building, at a total lifecycle cost that equals (or is less than) that of a more conventional building.

In his introductory remarks, Fred Davis pointed out that this is already proven technology, implemented in a number of schools in Massachusetts.

As Mark Sandeen explained, the Hastings School is an 110,000-square-foot elementary school building that is going to house 645 students on a regular basis, the second (and larger) of two net-zero school buildings now operating in Lexington. Several features enable the building to produce more than enough energy to meet its own needs: a tight envelope reduces those needs by 50%; in addition to solar panels on the roof, solar canopies were erected on the parking lots around the building. An electric heat pump will move heat from the ground during the winter months, and it will cool the building during the summer by pumping heat out of the building back into the ground. The annual energy needs of the building were calculated at 970,000 kilowatt hours of electricity; the solar installations on the rooftop and the canopies are projected to produce 1.1 million kilowatt hours per year. An extensive battery system was installed to lower peak demand in the building.

An additional benefit of this design is that the Hastings School is the healthiest school building ever erected in Lexington; increased and improved air circulation creates an environment that is most conducive to student learning.

The Lexington facility will, on an annual basis, produce more energy than it consumes. The net-zero-energy features, along with incentives from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, provide substantial net dollar benefits to the town from Day One. Under a worst-case scenario (if revenue is lower than expected and expense higher than expected), Sandeen projects a net income to the town (annual dollar benefits exceeding annual bond payment) in the range of $30,000. Under moderate conditions, the projection of net benefit goes up to around $100,000/year.

Mr. Sandeen’s talk is available as part of the video taken of the Selectmen’s meeting on June 2, which has been posted on YouTube by Medfield TV (the MEC presentation begins at 57.53).

As Medfield’s project is just entering the design phase, this is the perfect time to think about making the Dale Street School an all-electric Net Zero building. At the end of the presentation, the Selectmen were definitely interested in the concept and charged the MEC and Arrowstreet with creating scenarios informed by Mr. Sandeen’s presentation.

The MEC is working on a number of fronts to reduce carbon emissions in Medfield. If you would like more information or to help with these efforts, contact Fred Davis, MEC chair.

Fritz Fleischmann is a resident of Spring Street.

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.

Dale Street School survey

From town web site –

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Dale Street School Project Seeks Community Input

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The Dale Street School Project Building Committee is asking all Medfield residents for their input regarding the Dale Street School Building Project.  Renovating or replacing the existing 80 year old Dale Street School has been a strategic objective for the School District and Town for several years.

As a follow-up to the May 19 Community Forum, the School Building Committee is asking the community to provide additional feedback on the project by completing the Dale Street School Project Community Survey.  The survey is available to complete through May 27.  The School Building Committee is hoping for a strong response to the survey and is looking forward to your input.  The results of the survey will be shared with the community.  Please reach out to DaleStreetSchoolProject@gmail.com with any further questions.

Please take the following quick survey.  Thank you for your time!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5SGTVD

Aura approved by ZBA

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Mayrock’s 56 Unit 40B Project Called “Aura” Approved Today by ZBA for the Former Legion Site

Today the Zoning Board of Appeals issued its decision approving the 56 unit 40B rental complex called the Aura, to be constructed at the site of the former Legion.  The development both hopefully creates an endowment for the Legion from the purchase price and reportedly allows the Legion the use of the Aura’s common room facility for the Legion’s meetings.

Per the decision, “The Project shall consist of thirty-one (31) one-bedroom units, nineteen (19) two-bedroom units, and six (6) three-bedroom units”

The full decision can be read via the following link – Decision 1386 – Mayrock – Legion-50 Peter Kristof

Affordable Housing in Medfield

Affordable Housing Trust Committee

Posted on: April 23, 2020

40Bs and Available Affordable Housing in Medfield

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Aura at Medfield – in Permitting Phase

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“Aura at Medfield” from Mayrock Development LLC (applicant), with respect to property located at 50 Peter Kristof Way (owned by Beckwith Post #110 Inc.); Assessors’ Map 48, Lot 029; RS Zoning District with Primary Aquifer Overlay. The application is for a Comprehensive Permit under MGL Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23 as amended, to allow construction of a multi-family residential development that will consist of 56 non age-restricted rental units (1 BR, 2 BR, and 3 BR) with appurtenant driveways, parking areas, landscaping, utility systems, and stormwater management system. There will be 14 affordable units and 42 market rate units.

Affordable Housing Lottery – Medfield Meadows Apartments (Under Construction/Lottery Open)

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  • One 1BR @ $1,660*
  • Four 2BRs @ $1,825*
  • One 3BR @ $2,002*

*Rents subject to change in 2021.

Tenants will pay own Gas Heat, Gas Hot Water, Gas Cooking Electricity, Water and Sewer.

Medfield Meadows Apartments is a 24-unit rental apartment community located on Hennery Way (formerly 41 Dale Street) in Medfield. 6 of these apartments will be made available through this application process and rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. Medfield Meadows is situated in a coveted location, just a short walk to Medfield’s vibrant town center which features Starbucks, Dunkins, Brother’s Market, and many other shops and restaurants. These apartments also provide convenient access to Routes 27, 109 and 95 and Legacy Place. All units have a private balcony, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom, keyless entry, smart thermostats, in unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and stone worktops.

MAXIMUM Household Income Limits:

  • $67,400(1 person)
  • $77,000(2 people)
  • $86,650(3 people)
  • $96,250 (4 people)
  • $103,950 (5 people)
  • $111,650 (6 people)

Completed Applications and Required Income Documentation must be delivered, or postmarked, by 2 pm on June 15th, 2020. Applications postmarked by the deadline must be received no later than 5 business days from the deadline.

Public Info Session will be held on May 18th 2020 at 6 pm via: A YouTube Livestream at https://youtu.be/6b8l05Z0lA8 (or just type “SEB Housing” in YouTube and click on the thumbnail for Medfield Meadows Information Session) AND by Conference Call at 425.436.6200 (Access Code 862627)

The Lottery will be on June 25th 2020 at 6pm via: A YouTube Livestream at https://youtu.be/3m-6A-s5p9k (or just type “SEB Housing” in YouTube and click on the thumbnail for Medfield Meadows Lottery) AND by Conference Call at 425.436.6200 (Access Code 862627)For Lottery Information and Applications, or for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, go to http://www.sebhousing.com or call (617) 782-6900 (x1) and leave a message or postal mail SEB Housing, 257 Hillside Ave, Needham MA 02494.

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Affordable Units Available at Hillside Village (Constructed/Available)

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Please contact:

Alison Borrelli, Sales Associate, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Commonwealth Real Estate

1089 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

P: 617.257.3012

www.alisonborrelli.com

Unit 101:  One Bedroom $1714

Affordable Rental Opportunity at the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious one-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area, bedroom and study with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400. Email list agent or see attached documents for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Unit 102:  Two Bedroom $1,923

Welcome to the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious two-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area, bedrooms and study with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400, 3 person max is $80,300 and 4 person max is $89,200. Email list agent for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Unit 202: Two Bedroom $1923  

Welcome to the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious two-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area, bedrooms with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400, 3 person max is $80,300 and 4 person max is $89,200. Email list agent for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Unit 205: Three Bedroom 2,129

Welcome to the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious three-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area and bedrooms with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400, 3 person max is $80,300, 4 person max is $89,200, 5 person max is $96,350 and 6 person max is $103,500. Email list agent for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Info Packet

Additional Info…

Dale St. Thoughtexchange Survey

From Superintendent Jeff Marsden –

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Dear Parents,

This is an exciting time in our district. We have been selected by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to potentially build a new Dale Street School. The MSBA has given us two grade configuration options for new construction- a building with grades 4 and 5 or a building with grades 3, 4, and 5. As you can imagine, many decisions will need to be made and we want input from the people most affected by potential changes. In addition, your feedback will be valuable to both the School Committee and School Building Committee throughout this entire process.

 

To collect the feedback, we are using a new tool called Thoughtexchange. Within this tool, you will be asked to answer two demographic questions and one open-ended question with as many responses as you like. Then you will be asked to rate your thoughts and the thoughts of others by assigning stars to each thought (from 1-5) depending on how strongly you agree or support that idea. You can rate as many thoughts as you’d like. Once you’ve completed this step, you can review all submissions sorted by the average star rating.

 

It is important to note that all feedback you provide via this platform is confidential. This includes any shared thoughts, as well as specific ratings. We encourage you to revisit the site regularly as more and more thoughts are submitted.

 

Please submit your thoughts and complete your ratings by no later than Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

 

Link to the Survey

 

https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#833389677

Thanks for your support,

Jeff Marsden

 

 

Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D

Superintendent

Medfield Public Schools

508-359-2302

Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJMarsden and @DaleStProject

#medfieldps  #medfieldpln

MPR public information session 1/6 re potential new building

From Kevin Ryder –

MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2020 6:30PM @ PFAFF MEDFIELD PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT PUBLIC INFO SESSION FOR NEW PARK & REC CENTER Have your voice heard on what should be part of a potential new Park & Recreation Center in Medfield! Hear from Park & Rec and the consultants about progress and work done to date.

I wanted to update you on the status of our work with the consultants from Abacus in regard to a new Park & Rec facility.

We will be hosting a PUBLIC INFO SESSION on Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Pfaff. The goal of this session is to update the public on the process and solicit information from the public about what they want to see in a new facility.

I have attached a flyer to this email. Could you pass the word along to the Selectmen?

Any questions, please let me know

Kevin

Kevin Ryder, CPRP

Director of Parks & Recreation

 

Tonight – Dale Street School Workshop

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Please Join the Town of Medfield, Medfield Public Schools and the Dale Street School Building Committee for a Community Educational Visioning Workshop Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM Dale Street School Cafeteria, 45 Adams Street, Medfield, MA Come help us begin the Educational Programming Phase for the new Dale Street Elementary School. With the help of our Educational Planner, David Stephen of New Vista Design and Educational Planner, Emily Grandstaff-Rice of Arrowstreet, we as a community will collaborate, explore and shape Medfield’s educational vision for the new school. In turn, we will begin to define how to best manifest this vision into the architecture of the school. DALE STREET SCHOOL PROJECT Agenda:  MSBA Process and educational Visioning Overview  Priority Goals for the New or Renovation/ Addition School  21st Century Teaching and Learning  Design Patterns  Guiding Principles  Discussion of Options  Recording of the Dale Street School‘s Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities and Goals as Connected to the School’s Design Goals https://www.medfield.net/dale-street-project

LED lights in all schools

Facilities Director, Amy Colleran, shared in advance of the Medfield Energy Committee meeting this evening that the schools are replacing all lights in all school buildings to effect an annual $123,000 estimated energy savings.  The cost to do the swap is 100% paid for by Eversource grants.

This is the projected savings for the Medfield High School, our biggest building.

Financial Summary Energy Conservation Measure PROJECT TOTAL COST Estimated Incentive CUSTOMER COST ROI AC & Maintenance Savings SIMPLE PAYBACK (YEARS) Estimated Annual Energy Savings ($) Lighting $88,334.00 $88,334.00 $0.00 0% $14,670 0.0 $41,142.00 Total $88,334.00 $88,334.00 $0.00 0% $14,670 0.0 $41,142.00 $4,651.00 Monthly Cost of Delay KWH SAVINGS 242,014 Town of Medfield High School $0 $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000 $300,000 $300,000 $400,000 $400,000 $500,000 $500,000 $600,000 $600,000 Year 1Year 1Year 1 Year 1 Year 2Year 2Year 2 Year 2 Year 3Year 3Year 3 Year 3 Year 4Year 4 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5Year 5Year 5 Year 5 Year 6Year 6Year 6 Year 6 Year 7Year 7Year 7 Year 7 Year 8Year 8Year 8 Year 8 Year 9Year 9Year 9 Year 9 Year 10Year 10Year 10 Year 10 10 Year Energy Savings 10 Year Energy Savings10 Year Energy Savings 10 Year Energy Savings10 Year Energy Savings 10 Year Energy Savings 10 Year Energy Savings

Savings at the Blake Middle School are about $25,000/year, $15,000 at Memorial and Wheelock, and $13,000 at Dale Street.