Category Archives: Buildings

New School Building Committee meets tonight

From me –

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Could you pretty please post the following for tonight’s New SBC meeting:

Meet the newly formed School Building Committee as they meet for the first time tonight, Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7pm, 2nd floor of Town Hall:

Agenda and Zoom Link

Link to the SBC web page

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
  • Project management
  • Commercial or educational construction
  • Architecture
  • 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 Tuesday November 1, 2022 to Brittney Franklin, Assistant to the Town Administrator.

AG Approved the SBC Bylaw

Email from the Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler this afternoon –

Atty Gen Approved the SBC Bylaw –

(508) 792-7600
(508) 795-1991 fax
October 13, 2022
Marion Bonoldi, Town Clerk
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Re: Medfield Annual Town Meeting of May 2, 2022 -- Case # 10545
Warrant Articles # 16 and 17 (Zoning)
Warrant Articles # 14 and 20 (General)
Dear Ms. Bonoldi:
Article 14 - We approve Article 14 from the May 2, 2022 Medfield Annual Town
Article 16 - We will issue our decision on Article 16 on or before our deadline of
November 16, 2022 (extended deadline by agreement with Town Counsel as authorized by G.L.
c. 40, § 32).1
Note: Pursuant to G.L. c. 40, § 32, neither general nor zoning by-laws take effect unless the Town
has first satisfied the posting/publishing requirements of that statute. Once this statutory
duty is fulfilled, (1) general by-laws and amendments take effect on the date these posting
and publishing requirements are satisfied unless a later effective date is prescribed in the
by-law, and (2) zoning by-laws and amendments are deemed to have taken effect from the
date they were approved by the Town Meeting, unless a later effective date is prescribed in
the by-law.
Very truly yours,
Nicole B. Caprioli
By: Nicole B. Caprioli
Assistant Attorney General
Municipal Law Unit
10 Mechanic Street, Suite 301
Worcester, MA 01608
cc: Town Counsel Mark Cerel
In a decision issued October 1, 2022, we approved Articles 17 and 20.Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler

SBC website now live, including volunteering

Email below today from Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler re the School Building Committee website with the application to serve on the School Building Committee –

The School Building Committee:

Please note that the Attorney General has requested an additional 45 day review period for the School Committee Bylaw. We now anticipate the final review from the Atty Gen on November 16th. 

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:

The first Open Forum is tomorrow night and here is a link to town website page that has the Zoom info at the bottom:

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.


Scott McDermott


Hello Medfield:
I hope you’ve had a great summer, around town or wherever your travels may have taken you. I enjoy the annual rhythm of Medfield, and how the beat slows down a little during the heart of the summer. And now, as we get deeper into August, the familiar tempo begins to return.
It is an important time for our community. For me as Moderator, it is filled with a unique opportunity, but also a big challenge. To be successful, I need to create a conversation with all of you in Medfield. I need a dialogue that will prepare, guide, and enable me, as Moderator, to make six or seven highly significant appointments.
First, I have two or three appointments to make to our Warrant Committee. Making these appointments, annually at this time of year, is not new to me as Moderator. I’m proud of the heritage of the committee’s excellent service to the community. They do a great job. The Warrant Committee is the key advisory committee to our legislature -- the Town Meeting. They have stepped-up in a big way for our community in recent years as we have addressed a wave of important issues. Bringing talented, committed, and collaborative neighbors to Warrant Committee is an annual privilege of the Moderator.
And, per our vote on a bylaw amendment at our Annual Town Meeting, I have four appointments to the new School Building Committee. I am honored to have the opportunity to appoint three citizens at-large and one member of the Warrant Committee. It is time for Medfield to move forward renewing our commitment to elementary education. In Medfield, we are about being a great community with great schools. We need to come together. We need to go forward as a smart, collaborative, civil, and open town. This fall’s appointments to the new School Building Committee will be instrumental to ‘coming together’ and ‘moving forward.’
Now you can see why I need a conversation with the town! I need to hear from more neighbors. I need to understand differing perspectives. I need to meet a whole lot of new friends. And, although the conversations need to be focused on the Warrant Committee and the School Building Committee appointments, we also have a need to ignite separate conversations about both the spirit of volunteerism and open town meeting in the 21st century.
So, how will I be connecting with you? First, I will begin the conversation by hosting Open Forums. The first three forums are scheduled for:
Wednesday August 24, 7:00pm Medfield Town House live and on Zoom
Wednesday August 31 7:00pm Public Safety Building live and on Zoom
Wednesday September 14, 7:00pm Medfield Town House live and on Zoom
Details can be found on the Town’s website. I will also be corresponding through a series of open letters like this one. And I always encourage you to reach out to me at:
I’m excited to engage and hear your thoughts. Let’s come together. More to come – stay tuned!
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator
August 22, 2022

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.

Chipolte permitting begins at Shaw’s Plaza

From Town Planner, Sarah Raposa –

Departmental Review
(ZBA Special Permit & PB Site Plan Approval)
FYI to Boards, Commissions, Committees

Comments Due By: 05/09/22 (noon)            
ZBA Hearing Date: 05/11/22 (7 pm)
PB Hearing Date: 05/16/22 (7 pm)
– R K Medfield, LLC (owner/applicant) seeks the following relief from the PB: RK Medfield, LLC (owner/applicant) seeks Site Plan Approval for the project known as “Chipotle.” The proposed project is includes the construction of a new 2,325 +/- sf building on the northwestern corner of the site, as well as associated sidewalks, landscaped areas, stormwater management components, utilities, and an outdoor seating patio. Minor parking modifications to include ADA parking are also proposed. The property is located at 230 Main Street (at the Shaws Plaza which is the subject of Site Plan Approvals from January 29, 1979 and November 23, 1987.
– R K Medfield, LLC (owner/applicant) seeks the following relief from the ZBA:
1)    A Special Permit under the Medfield Zoning Bylaw (the “Bylaw”) – 300 Attachment 1 :3 Sec. 4.2 to allow the construction of a building for use as a restaurant in the northwest corner of locus on an area that is currently a grass slope.
2)    A Special Permit under Bylaw Sec. 300-8.2.G that the proposed parking to be provided for the new restaurant building will be adequate.
3)    As an alternative to item #2 above, a Variance from the parking requirements of Article 8 to allow the proposed parking to be provided for the new restaurant building will be adequate.
4)    A Special Permit under Bylaw Sec. 300-9.1.C.(3) to allow the expansion of the existing nonconforming property where the existing maximum lot coverage already exceeds the 40% limit set forth in Bylaw Sec. 300-16.8.A.(2)(a) so that the maximum impervious lot coverage will change from the current 64.5% to a proposed 65.5%.
The property is the subject of ZBA Decision Nos. 309 (1979) and 874 (2001).
The property is located at 230 Main Street (at the Shaws Plaza) in the B Zoning District with Partial Secondary Aquifer Overlay and is shown on Assessors’ map 51 as lot 058. 
o      No comment                 o      Comments below (or attached):
See links for Applications, site plans, arch plans, sign plans, stormwater report, traffic report

Sarah Raposa, AICP
Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
Office Phone: (508) 906-3027
Work Cell: (339) 206-1773

Listening Session for New School, Thursday 7PM

From Jessica Reilley –

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The School Committee, together with the Board of Selectmen, will hold a listening and feedback session entitled:

“Priorities and Progress: Moving Forward to a New Elementary School Project”

Thursday, April 7th

 7:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building Training Room & via Zoom

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

Select Board 3/8/2022 – workshop on new school with School Committee

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. Webinar ID: 812 5008 9206
    b. Password: 808096
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format with both in person attendance and remote
participation permitted. Members of the public who wish to participate remotely on Zoom may
do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. Webinar ID: 812 5008 9206
b. Password: 808096
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: 812 5008 9206
b. Enter the password: 808096
Board of Selectmen / School Committee
Board or Committee
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation available through Zoom Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
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
New Elementary School Workshop
1. Approach to Moving Forward with a new Elementary School

School Building Bylaw Review Committee membership

From the Moderator –

February 28, 2022
Via email
Board of Selectmen
Town of Medfield
Michael Marcucci, Chairman
Gus Murby
Osler L. Peterson
Good afternoon:
I am very pleased to appoint the following seven of our neighbors in Medfield to the School Building Bylaw Review Committee:
 Carolyn Casey
 Cynthia Greene
 Russ Hallisey
 Joanna Hilvert
 Sarah Lemke
 Thomas Marie
 Robert Morrill
I thank each of them for their willingness to serve. Service to Medfield is a hallmark of this group. All of us in town have had the opportunity to witness and benefit from their significant contributions. I am confident that this committee has deep insight, experience, appreciation of this important procedural step, and considerations of the best interest of the town.
Scott McDermott
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator
cc: Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator
Nicholas Milano, Asst. Town Administrator
Marion Bonoldi, Town Clerk
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator