Posted onOctober 19, 2022|Comments Off on School Building Committee – apply by 11/1
From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –
The Town of Medfield seeks town residents to apply to serve on the new School Building Committee (SBC). Members will be charged with the development and execution of a construction project of a new elementary school or renovation/addition of the Dale Street School or other current elementary building, as identified by the SBC.
The SBC will be supported in its efforts by external project managers and consultants. Serving on the SBC will require a significant commitment of time and talent through the completion of the project, but the lasting impact on the future children and citizens of Medfield will last for generations to come.
The Medfield School Committee, the Board of Selectmen and the Town Moderator are looking for committed volunteers with a working knowledge in ANY of the following areas:
Contemporary elementary education practice
Commercial or educational construction
Municipal or educational administration and finance
Public engagement, and
Members-at-large who will present the views and concerns of multiple perspectives within the community.
All information regarding the SBC, including the common application for potential members, may be found here on the Town of Medfield website.
Applications, along with a letter of interest and resume should be submitted by TuesdayNovember 1, 2022 to Brittney Franklin, Assistant to the Town Administrator.
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Posted onAugust 23, 2022|Comments Off on Medfield Town Moderator is Reaching Out: Can We Talk?
From Town Moderator, Scott McDermott –
Medfield Town Moderator is Reaching Out: Can We Talk? Scott McDermott using a series of Open Forums and Open Letters to connect with the community. He has important appointments to make and would like to have ‘a conversation with the town.’
I have 6 or 7 appointments to make (4 SBC and perhaps 3 to WC), so it is an important time for me to have a conversation with the town.
Attached is the pdf. version of my first Open Letter. Here is a link to the Letter on the town website:
I appreciate any promotion on this effort. And, beyond the focus on the upcoming appointments (which are important), I also want to listen, learn, and discuss two other topics: (i) Town Meetings of the Future; and (ii) Power of Volunteerism in Community.
Posted onJune 22, 2022|Comments Off on Trinity passed at STM, almost unanimously
The special town meeting (STM) last night went quickly, and resulted in a virtually unanimous vote to proceed with the Land Disposition Agreement (LDA) with Trinity Financial to build 334 units of rental apartments (25% affordable) in the existing buildings at the former Medfield State Hospital site. Over 800 residents were spread out between the gym, a tent in front of MHS, and a separate air conditioned area for seniors in the MHS library.
The Select Board and Trinity signed the LDA last night. Next Trinity will begin its permitting.
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The BOS and the School Committee would like to hear the community’s future-focused thoughts about how to create a facility that meets the educational needs of our town and achieves a level of consensus that reasonably ensures passage at a future Town Meeting and ballot vote.
Feedback will be taken both in person as well as through Zoom. There will be an open comments document available on both the Town and School websites for additional thoughts after the feedback session. The meeting agenda for the joint session may be found here.
Tonight April 6, the Medfield Hospital Development Committee will hold a feedback session on the potential sale & development plans of the site to Trinity Financial. The Dale Street project and the disposition of the Former Medfield State Hospital land are long-standing issues within the town. If you would like to attend that session in person or via zoom, more information may be found on their Town of Medfield website.
We sincerely thank you for your continued support of our students and our town,
The Medfield School Committee
Jessica Reilly, Chair
Leo Brehm, Vice Chair
Timothy Knight, Recording Secretary
Michelle Kirkby, Member at Large
Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke, Member at Large
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