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TOMCAP workshop – 7PM, 5/19/22

From Helen Dewey –

THURSDAY MAY 19
7:00 – 8:30 PM
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP - TOWN OF MEDFIELD CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
Inaugural public presentation of the draft Town of Medfield Climate Action Plan (TOMCAP) ____ We want to hear from YOU! Ask questions and give feedback on the draft plan ____ All are welcome! To request babysitting, please email TOMCAP@medfield.net by Monday 5/16 ____ Hosted By MAPC and the Town of Medfield. https://mapc.ma/medfield-cap
Register here:
Dale Street School
45 Adams St., Medfield, MA

TOMCAP workshop 5/19 at 7PM

From the Medfield Energy Committee –

THURSDAY MAY 19
7:00 – 8:30 PM
INTERACTIVE
WORKSHOP - TOWN OF
MEDFIELD CLIMATE
ACTION PLAN
Inaugural public
presentation of the
draft Town of
Medfield Climate
Action Plan (TOMCAP)
____
We want to hear from
YOU! Ask questions
and give feedback on
the draft plan
____
All are welcome!
____
Hosted By MAPC and
the Town of Medfield
https://mapc.ma/medfield-cap
Register here: Dale Street School
45 Adams St., Medfield, MA

TOMCAP release imminent – Workshop on 5/19

TOMCAP, the Town of Medfield Climate Action Plan, has been drafted & will be available for public comment soon.

A public workshop on TOMCAP will be facilitated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council on May 19th at 7PM in the Dale Street School cafeteria.  All Medfield residents are invited to learn about the plan and comment on it before it is finalized.

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

REMINDER – tomorrow from 5-6PM – join Congressman Jake Auchincloss for a Medfield focused virtual meeting

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Medfield virtual meeting with Congressman Jake Auchincloss

Dear friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend a virtual Medfield Roundtable with U.S. Congressman Jake Auchincloss on Tuesday, November 30th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

The Roundtable with the Congressman will provide an opportunity for local community leaders and stakeholders to receive an update about the American Rescue Plan and the pending Federal infrastructure legislation packages and how they can benefit Medfield. The Congressman will share a brief overview of his first several months in office and then will open most of the session for Q & A from participants.

Jake wants to hear what is on the mind of Medfield residents, so please plan on joining us for this unique opportunity to become inform about his work in Washington D.C.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

The Zoom information is provided below.

Join ZoomGov Meeting
https://ushr.zoomgov.com/j/1612238912?pwd=U2QzUXk0MzVOWENmUmhkTE1BZlF2dz09
Meeting ID: 161 223 8912
Passcode: 160945

SBC’s July Community Conversation -7PM Thursday – in person & by Zoom

From Susan Maritan –

All Invited to Community Conversation Regarding Proposed New Elementary School


Medfield residents who are interested in learning more about the proposed new elementary school for grades 4 and 5 are encouraged to attend or tune in remotely to the July Community Conversation with the School Building Committee (SBC). The presentation will be held on Thursday, July 29th at 7PM at Wheelock School or can be viewed online via Facebook Live or Zoom.


“The SBC is looking forward to connecting with the community and sharing progress to date on this important project,” said Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke, SBC member. “The key topics for this month’s discussion are the educational benefits of both the new school building and the Wheelock campus location. We will also be presenting the most recent architectural renderings of the site. This is especially exciting as the drawings bring the vision of the proposed school to life for all to see.” 


“Today’s modern learning environment has evolved with regards to space planning and technology. The classroom is no longer constrained by physical boundaries and is more dynamic than our traditional view of teachers presenting a lesson in front of their students. We want to highlight some of the key features that the new school will offer not only inside the building but also how the abundance of outdoor space will create educational opportunities that were not available to our grade four and five students in the past,” continued O’Shea Brooke. “We hope residents will come and see for themselves the benefits the new school could provide to our young learners and dedicated educators.”


The SBC will also be taking questions from residents and addressing other topics such as cost planning including the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) reimbursement currently estimated at approximately $18 million, and the next steps in planning as the SBC prepares to present the final project to the community for a town wide vote this Fall.


The Community Conversation will be held at Wheelock School or can be watched remotely on Facebook Live and Zoom. Please visit the Facebook page – Elementary School Project Wheelock Campus – to watch there, or join the conversation via Zoom.
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:


Please click this URL to join. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/87390173150?pwd=ZVlSVk5qam05S2ZsUklFZEpzNzNVQT09

Passcode: 245605

Questions for the SBC may be submitted to: NewElementarySchoolProject@gmail.com, and for more information on the Medfield Elementary School Project, please visit: tinyurl.com/mednewschool. Those interested in receiving future school project updates may enter their email addresses at the bottom of the home page.

Don’t Let a Playground Injury Ruin Outdoor Fun

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SBC’s Community Conversation tonight at 7PM

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

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Community Conversation and Q&A Session on the Proposed Elementary School Project

Hosted by members of the School Building Committee

Thursday, May 13 at 7pm via Zoom:

To join online, use this link:

https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/89214489926?pwd=YXVKTCtGS3N1cEpMeUpnMkpIa1Jhdz09

a. Enter Password: 644770

Medfield is participating in the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) process for a new elementary school to replace the existing Dale Street School. The new school will serve grades 4 & 5. The location for the future new school will be adjacent to the existing Wheelock School, creating an elementary school campus serving grades 2 through 5. 

Join members of the School Building Committee (SBC) as they recap the details of the proposed new elementary school project, the MSBA process and why the Wheelock site was unanimously selected by the School Building Committee, the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee.

Please click here for the website and Project Summary and Key Facts Sheet.

Questions: email DaleStreetSchoolProject@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook.

MEA/MEC forum on warrant articles – 7:30PM on 5/6

From Helen Dewey of Medfield Environment Action –

Informational Webinar on
Energy Committee Articles
for Town Meeting
Article 21: Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)
CCA is a way of buying renewable electrical power in bulk for the town and its residents.
Article 22: Net Zero Climate Goal for Medfield
A Net Zero Climate Goal for Medfield will align with the State’s 2050
Net Zero Goal, will provide a target and engage the town and residents
to collaboratively develop a plan to get there.
Review of both Warrant Articles
Thursday, May 6th at 7:30pm via Zoom
Register in advance for this webinar here:
Webinar Registration
If you have not been able to attend any of the previous webinars this is for you! You will get all the pertinent information on both Articles and can ask all of your questions.
Hosted by
Medfield Environment Action & Medfield Energy Committee

Home sale prices up by 13.4% last year

The Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce newsletter today reports that the number of real estate hose sales were up a lot last year, just not in Medfield, however Medfield prices appear to have risen 13.4% last year, perhaps because there were not enough houses for sale in town, given the demand. The 2020 median single family home sale price was $805,000.

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Home sales hit 16-year high

More single-family homes were sold last year in Massachusetts than in any other year since 2004, despite a once-in-a-century pandemic that threatened the financial security of thousands of residents and dramatically changed the process of buying and selling a home, reports Colin A. Young at State House News.

There were 61,469 single-family home sales in 2020 — a 3.9 percent increase over the sales total of 2019, according to The Warren Group. And December 2020 saw 6,410 single-family home sales in Massachusetts — the most ever recorded for the month and up 28.6 percent from December 2019.

Town by town stats are here.