Category Archives: Planning

An appreciation of our town employees

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An appreciation for a job well done

I have been thinking this morning about the Town of Medfield employees who provide we residents with the services that allow our lives to continue with as much semblance of normalcy as possible at all times, but most especially in these truly unsettling circumstances we are currently experiencing. Our water goes on, public safety continues to serve us, the Transfer Station even added Sunday openings, and all the town government systems continue to function, if behind a digital curtain, all so that we residents can continue our lives.

The town employees are providing essential services, so while they likely share the same unease that envelopes us all, they continue to work their jobs.  I wanted to publicly share with the Town of Medfield employees my sincere appreciation for their efforts  and to thank them.

I am extremely appreciative of what all the town employees are doing now, working under difficult circumstances – I want to let them all know just how much this one resident, one who tries hard to observe closely the functioning of the town government so as to understand it as well as possible, truly appreciates what our team of town employees are accomplishing for we residents.

TWMPC drink cozy

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Yesterday, at day’s end, I swung by the Town House to sign documents, and discovered the new Town Wide Master Planning Committee drink cozy.

My cozy can be seen in my Medfield office today, in front of the 12/30/1999 copy of the Medfield Press that was recently given to me by the Deval family, after they retrieved it from a time capsule that they had put away twenty years ago, because it contained a quote from that year’s losing select board candidate Pete Peterson, who said:  “I’ve always had the feeling we should in some way, give back to the community.  We should try to make the place we live a better place.”

 

 

Townwide Master Plan Forum #2 – 7PM on 3/26

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Townwide Master Plan Forum #2

Description

THANK YOU for your participation in the Townwide Master Planning Committee’s “Community Conversation” either in person at the October 20th forum at Blake Middle School or online via the follow-up online survey. Your input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the master plan. The summary report is HERE and the online survey responses are HERE.

Special thanks to Medfield TV for documenting the event: YouTube

Forum #2: March 26, 2020, 7 pm at High School Gym

The Townwide Master Planning Committee and consultant team are performing an enumeration of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources.

The purpose of the Forum is to gain Medfield citizen input on the 8 goals and objectives. Each goal has up to 3 objectives with ideas on strategies on how to achieve them.

Prepare for Forum #2 by reviewing the Summary Sheets. Download 1-9 as one PDF HERE or individually by Element below:

  1. Housing Summary
  2. Economic Development Summary
  3. Historic & Cultural Resources Summary
  4. Natural, Open Space, and Recreational Resources Summary
  5. Transportation Summary
  6. Public Facilities and Services Summary
  7. Medfield State Hospital Summary
  8. Land Use & Zoning Summary
  9. Sustainability Summary

For more information please see: https://tinyurl.com/www-Townwide-Masterplan

 

Date And Time

Thu, March 26, 2020

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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Location

Medfield High School

88 South Street

Gymnasium

Medfield, MA 02052

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TWMPC’s public forum #2 at 7PM, 3/26

TWMPC’s public forum #2 at 7PM on 3/26 at MHS gym

The Townwide Master Planning Committee is holding its public forum #2, your final chance to have input to your town’s master plan for its next twenty years and beyond at a public meeting, will take place 7-9:30 PM on Thursday, March 26 at the MHS gym.

See the event flyer below –

 

Master Planning’s public forum video

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Townwide Master Planning  Committee’s public forum held on 10/20/2019

Medfield TV video summary of the 10/202019 Townwide Master Planning  Committee public forum is posted on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSPQ8TQV48&feature=youtu.be

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Email today from the Townwide Master Planning  Committee (copy at the end below) sharing results of its forum and survey, and I inserted examples of the Committee’s use and promotion of “#medfieldspecialplaces” (including one person’s attempt at doing a selfie) – extra points to anyone knowing whose dog it is, or where the train engine is located.

#medfieldspecialplaces

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#medfieldspecialplaces – Straw Hat Park is a great addition to the vibrancy of our downtown – who knew that such a small place could make such a big impact!

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Happy New Year and THANK YOU for your participation in the Townwide Master Planning Committee’s “Community Conversation” either in person at the October 20th forum at Blake Middle School or online via the follow-up online survey. Your input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the master plan. The summary report is HERE and the online survey responses are HERE.

 

The Townwide Master Planning Committee and consultant team are performing an enumeration of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources. We’ll reach back out in advance of the next public meeting (approx. late winter/early spring). Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.
Townwide Master Planning Committee (TWMPC)
Jay Duncan, Chair

Teresa James
Jessica Reilly
Mary McCarthy
Tom Erb
Roberta Lynch
Kevin Ryder
William Harvey
Michael Pastore
Jerry Potts
Philip Stashenko
Laurel Scotti
Sean Kay
Cynthia Greene
Matt Triest
Osler L. Peterson
Sarah Raposa, Town Planner
Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator

 

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Medfield Hashtag Project: #MedfieldSpecialPlaces
LET’S FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT MEDFIELD!!
Share a selfie at one of your favorite places and say why.
Don’t forget to use: #MedfieldSpecialPlaces so we can all see!

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027

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