Category Archives: Conservation Committee

Survey for Medfield Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP)

From Mary McCarthy, Chair of the Conservation Commission –

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This is for anyone who may have missed the other invites to complete the survey for whatever reason. Sorry if you have seen this already!


Friends and Neighbors,

If you attended the Town Wide Master Plan Public Participation Forum/Visioning on Sunday October 20, you know that the availability of Open Space is one of the most highly valued features of living in Medfield.

The Medfield Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) Committee, in collaboration with the Medfield Conservation Commission and Parks and Recreation, is putting the finishing touches on its updated OSRP. (A state approved OSRP is necessary for the town to be eligible to receive certain state funding.) A final step in this process is completion of a survey by residents on use of Open Space in town.

Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey located here:

Thank you for your participation!

Best regards,



Mary McCarthy

Medfield Conservation Commission

Town Wide Master Planning Committee

Volunteer on a Town of Medfield committee

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Resolve in 2019 to get more involved in your community

The following Town of Medfield committees are looking for new members:

  • Medfield Energy Committee 
  • Conservation Committee
  • Council on Aging 
  • Master Planning Committee
  • Transfer Station and Recycling Committee


The Master Planning Committee is only just forming, so joining now gets you in from its first meeting – then lay out for the rest of us how the town should both develop and look in the future.

BoS agenda for 6/5

The two files linked below have the background and informational materials for the 6/5 meeting of the Board of Selectmen next Tuesday.  Look at the detailed documents produced by both the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Medfield for the 40B projects and the Conservation Commission on the applications before them – that is a lot of volunteer time and input to make our town be well run.



TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE POSTEC (μ..J)---TOWN CLERK POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED. Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room Tuesday June 5, 2018 @7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Announcement Disclosure of Video Recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Citizen Comment Appointments 7:00 PM Economic Development Committee, Pat Casey Downtown Medfield Parking Study Presentation Committee Appointment Discussion 7:30 PM Public Hearing I Verizon Contract renewal William Solomon, Consulting Attorney 7:50 PM Pocket Park Study Committee, Jean Mineo Committee Appointment Discussion Action Items DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign two Chapter 90 Project Requests: • Paving Main Street from Causeway Street to Millis Town Line $113,000.00 • Paving North Street from Pine Street to Dover Town Line $330,000.00 DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign contract with Vanasse, Hangman, Brustlin (VHB), Wethersfield, CT for professional engineering and material testing services for one year and in the amount of $25,000.00 Vote to award Medfield State Hospital Landscaping Bid to Shady Tree Landscaping for a two year period and in the amount of $93,500 Facilities Director Jerry McCarty requests the Selectmen vote to award and sign contract with Dynamic Cleaning Company MINUTES Acceptance and/or correction of minutes for December 5, 17, 19, 2017; January 2 and April 10, 2018 Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation requests permission to ride through a part of Medfield on Saturday October 6, 2018 for their 21st Annual Charity Bicycle Ride Charlie Harris, organizer of the Medfield on the Charles Car Show requests permission to place two directional signs at Route 27 and Hospital Road June 10 to June 24. Also requests a one-day liquor license for the event Town Administrator Update Selectmen Report Informational Thank you letter from New Life Furniture Bank regarding 1 st SK Trail Run at hospital site OSHA, another unfunded mandate Copy of Zoning Board public hearing notice regarding 45 West Street ZBA decisions number 1330 and 1336 Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission - _.. . ex> c_ c: 0 z I :?» ~ ::c -.. (;.) e920180605-agenda_Page_2

ConCom letter to MDEP re LCB

The second page of this letter did not scan as part of the meeting materials posted last week.

Medfield Conservation Commission Town Hall · 459 Main Street · Medfield, Massachusetts 02052-2009 (508) 906-3028 · Fax (508) 359-6182 · November 28, 2017 Denise Child Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 8 New Bond Street Worcester, MA 01606 Re: Medfield LCB Senior Living Project, 561-563A Main Street, Medfield, MA DEP File No. 214-0635 Dear Ms. Child: I write on behalf of the Medfield Conservation Commission ("Commission") regarding the !September 13, 2017 letter from Massachusetts Historical Commission ("Mass Historical") regarding the referenced proposed Project. Mass Historical determined that the Project will have an i'adverse effect" on the Peak House, Clark Tavern, and Main Street Area through the inuloduction of visual elements that are out of character with and will alter the setting of a state Re~ister Property. Mass Historical indicates that it will be consulting with the MassDEP, the Applicant and the Medfield Historical Commission to explore alternatives that would eliminate, :rn:hlimize or mitigate the proposed Project's adverse effect of the visual impacts. The Commission shares the concerns of Mass Historical in addition to its concerns about the Project's impacts to the protected interests discussed below. The Commission would like to participate in ; ' these discussions as they relate to a proposed Project within its jUrisdiction. The Commission denied the proposed Project concluding that the Applicant failed to rebut the presumption that Vme Brook is perennial pursuantto 310 CMR 10.58(2)(a)l.a .. Approximately half of the Project is within Riverfront of Vine Brook and the Applicant failed to ovyrcome the presumption that the area is significant to protected interests. As a result, the PrJject fails to comply with the general performance standards at 310 CMR 10.58(4). The r Applicant filed a request with MassDEP for a Superceding Order of Conditions which the Cmpmission opposes. See attached February 3, 2017 letter addressed to Marielle Stone's attention from the Commission's Special Environmental Counsel. Given the size of Applicant's parcel, approximately 13.78 acres, adjusting the footprint loc~tion and or size of the facility footprint CQuld eliminate, minimize· or mitigate the adverse visya1 impacts identified by Mass Historical, as well as the unacceptable impacts to the wetlands resburces that resulted in the Commission's denial. Any adjustments of Applicant's plan should alsq comply with the wetland bylaw and ensure protection of the vernal pool in the Project area. i Th~ Commission requests the opportunity to discuss any proposals and to review and comment on any plans submitted by Applicant. The Commission reserves all rights and by its i participation does rrotwaive any rights, responsibilities or defenses. Please let me know at your earliest convenience how the Commission may further participate in these efforts. s£~ l;. p ~/'~ Ralph A. Parmigiane, Chairman Enclosure Cc: Brona Simon, Mass Historical Commission · Medfield Historic Commission /Medfield Board of Selectmen Mark G. Cerel, Medfield Town Counsel Margaret R. Stolfa, Medfield Special Environmental Counsel20171128-ConCom-ltr to MDEP-LCB_ConComletter_Page_2