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TWMPC’s Public Forum #2 – 5PM this Sunday

Please review the background materials via the link below –

Zoom Instruction Guide Added

Townwide Master Plan – Prep for the Second TWMP Forum on 6/7

 Medfield_logo_color_Final wTag_300CMYKVirtual Forum #2: Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm Zoom link and documents available for review now… Read on

 

Forum #2 Zoom Instructions Guide

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.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.

  • Format: There will be a presentation and interactive polling with a follow-up survey for feedback on the draft goals, objectives, as well as the impact of covid-19 on short and long term planning.
  • Zoom link or RSVP forthcoming.
  • Medfield TV to stream on local TV.
  • Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.
  • Look for the meeting flier in the 6/4 edition of the Hometown Weekly

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 

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

Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.

Clark Tavern 5 condo proposal

Clark Tavern Proposal

The application to turn the Clark Tavern into a five unit condominium development (two in the renovated/expanded existing structure and three all new behind) has been filed and the plans are now available on-line at the town website.

 

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Clark Tavern – Historic Property Reuse

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The project requires the following approvals under the Medfield Zoning Bylaw:

Section 5.6 (ZBA Special permit for historic properties, adaptive reuse) 14.10 (ZBA special permit criteria), and 14.12 (PB site plan approval). The Medfield Board of Health will also review the stormwater component of the application per their more stringent rules and regulations.

ZBA Application HERE

Planning Board Application HERE

Preliminary schedule via Zoom:

  • July 8 – Joint Planning Board and ZBA meeting scheduled to kick-off the application (open PB & ZBA public hearings, present concepts, identify issues, continue as needed)
  • August – Board continuances as needed

More information will be posted as it is received.

TWMPC public forum, 5PM, 6/7

Virtual Forum #2

Townwide Master Plan

Virtual Public Forum on

Sunday 6/7/20 at 5 pm

YOU ARE INVITED by the Townwide Master Plan Committee TO JOIN A VIRTUAL PUBLIC FORUM to share findings and ask for input regarding priorities for the Town’s future.

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Format: There will be a presentation and interactive polling with a follow-up survey for feedback on the draft goals, objectives, as well as the impact of covid-19 on short and long term planning.
Purpose:

  • To share our INVENTORY and assessment of EXISTING CONDITIONS of the Town’s RESOURCES
  • To validate what we have heard in terms of GOALS for the future of Medfield
  • To identify any new PRIORITIES due to the impact of COVID-19

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

https://zoom.us/j/95956156234?pwd=aGE1RmxlVk5scndXc TZCb1B6MDN6QT09

Password: 185165

There will be a few minutes before the meeting starts for you to test your audio/video with the ability to use the Chat feature for some technical assistance using Zoom. Additional Zoom resources are available on the Town’s website (under “News Flash”).

Or Join by Phone: Dial: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 

Meeting ID: 959 5615 6234 

Please note: phone users will not be able to participate in the live polling but will be able to respond to the follow-up survey.

For more information regarding the Townwide Master Plan: https://town.medfield.net/350/Townwide-Master- Planning-Committee

Please add your comments or questions regarding the Townwide Master Plan here: https://forms.gle/izUGhBseGLh1Yw8D6

Prepare for the forum by reviewing the following documents:

TWMPC’s virtual public forum at 5 PM on Sunday, June 7

Virtual Forum #2

YOU ARE INVITED… by the Townwide Master Plan Committee… TO JOIN A VIRTUAL PUBLIC FORUM When: Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Why: To share findings and ask for input regarding priorities for the Town’s future. Zoom link available on the Town’s Website: www.town.medfield,net Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://zoom.us/j/95956156234?pwd=aGE1RmxlVk5scndXc TZCb1B6MDN6QT09 Password: 185165 Or Join by Phone: Dial: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Meeting ID: 959 5615 6234 There will be a few minutes before the meeting starts for you to test your audio/video with the ability to use the Chat feature for some technical assistance using Zoom. Additional Zoom resources are available on the Town’s website (under News Flash”). For more information regarding the Townwide Master Plan: https://town.medfield.net/350/Townwide-Master- Planning-Committee Please add your comments or questions regarding the Townwide Master Plan here: https://forms.gle/izUGhBseGLh1Yw8D6 Purpose: • To share our INVENTORY and assessment of EXISTING CONDITIONS of the Town’s RESOURCES • To validate what we have heard in terms of GOALS for the future of Medfield • To identify any new PRIORITIES due to the impact of COVID-19 • The following documents are available on the Town’s website for review: • Draft Summary Sheets • Preliminary Vision and Goals Document • Volume II: Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions Contact Sarah Raposa, Town Planner with questions sraposa@medfield.net or (508) 906-3027 Townwide Master Plan: Medfield, MA LIST OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Order does not in any way imply or indicate priority GOAL 1.0 Protect Medfield’s TOWN CHARACTER Objective 1.1. Celebrate the DOWNTOWN and work to increase its vitality. Objective 1.2. Preserve and enhance Medfield’s HISTORIC RESOURCES Objective 1.3. Protect, enhance, and connecting existing NATURAL FEATURES and acquire additional OPEN SPACE Objective 1.4. Guide DEVELOPMENT and REDEVELOPMENT so that is in keeping with the Town’s character. GOAL 2.0 Make GETTING AROUND TOWN safe and pleasant Objective 2.1. Improve traffic congestion and make traveling by AUTOMOBILE safer. Objective 2.2. Improve existing infrastructure and extend PEDESTRIAN and BICYCLE networks Objective 2.3. Explore the possibilities for providing PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GOAL 3.0 Encourage ECONOMIC ACTIVITY Objective 3.1. Diversify the TAX BASE Objective 3.2 Become more BUSINESS-FRIENDLY GOAL 4.0 Provide a range of HOUSING options Objective 4.1. Provide smaller units for older adults, younger adults and others looking for more AFFORDABLE housing Objective 4.2. Encourage the development of alternative housing types GOAL 5.0 Provide PUBLIC FACILITIES and SERVICES that meet the needs of all residents. Objective 5.1. Support excellence in EDUCATION Objective 5.2. Continue to plan, manage and maintain municipal FACILITIES Objective 5.4. Improve municipal UTILITIES GOAL 6.0 Support the reuse of the STATE HOSPITAL Objective 6.1. Implement the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Objective 6.2. Reuse the buildings and campus to meet TOWN NEEDS GOAL 7.0 Support HEALTH AND WELLNESS of residents Objective 7.1. Maintain existing and provide additional opportunities for RECREATION Objective 7.2. Promote HEALTHY LIFESTYLE choices, especially for YOUTH Objective 7.3. Support older adults to AGE IN PLACE Objective 7.4. Attract a more DIVERSE POPULATION to live in Town. Objective 7.5. Expand opportunities for COMMUNITY GATHERING GOAL 8.0 Improve GOVERNANCE and plan for FUTURE RESILIENCE Objective 8.1. Improve TOWN GOVERNANCE Objective 8.2. Promote measures that respect and protect the ENVIRONMENT20200607-MedfieldTWMP-Forum2_Invite-and-Goals (002)_Page_2

Take the small business survey

From our Town Planner, Sarah Raposa –

ATTENTION: Medfield Microenterprises The Town of Medfield has the opportunity to pursue funding in order to create a local microenterprise grant program. Microenterprises are businesses with 5 or fewer employees, one of which is the owner. In order to determine the amount of the prospective funding request and how the program will operate if funded, we need to know more about microenterprises in Medfield. Please take this short survey: https://forms.gle/21XyGaYof2VAoKym9

The Town of Medfield has the opportunity to pursue funding in order to create a local microenterprise grant program. Microenterprises are businesses with 5 or fewer employees, one of which is the owner. In order to determine the amount of the prospective funding request and how the program will operate if funded, we need to know more about microenterprises in Medfield. Please take this short survey: https://forms.gle/21XyGaYof2VAoKym9

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner

George Lester Proclamation

George Lester Proclamation

George Lester was honored at the Select Board meeting last night for enumerable services to the Town of Medfield, and most especially for twenty-five years of serving on the Planning Board.

Lester 2020

MSH Dev. Comm. seeks members

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Members Sought For Medfield State Hospital Development Committee

Posted: 04/23/20

 

The Medfield Board of Selectmen is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the Medfield State Hospital Development Committee (MSHDC). The MSHDC is responsible for developing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals process (RFP) in support of the redevelopment of the Medfield State Hospital site and the MSH District zoning article approved at Medfield’s November 2019 Special Town Meeting; initiating a disposition article for an upcoming town meeting that authorizes the town to release the property for redevelopment; and identifying the staffing and legal counsel resources necessary to support the redevelopment effort. The MSHDC anticipates meeting twice monthly, but may meet more frequently or less frequently.

 

The Committee includes members with experience in land use, real estate, housing, banking, and finance. The committee is seeking 3 – 4 new members with experience in the following complementary fields: law, engineering, project management, and building construction/rehabilitation.

 

For questions regarding the MSHDC or this specific position please contact Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator at nmilano@medfield.net.
Qualified candidates who are interested in serving on this committee at this important stage in the redevelopment process should submit a letter of interest with resume to Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator at nmilano@medfield.net by June 1, 2020.