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SB on 10/20

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE

Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.

To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfieldnet.
zoom.us/j/84666846844?pwd=TWVDd0xnSE05QVFWT2ZsSHM3bFV5dz0
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b. Enter Password: 860782

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: 846 6684 6844
b. Enter the password: 860782

Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee

PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Agenda (Subject to Change)

Call to Order

Vote to enter Executive Session for the following purposes:
 To investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints
 To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property:
o Property on Elm Street

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE

Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfieldnet.
zoom.us/j/82095363190?pwd=b2hpMW9oSVk5ZGpSRmlwSjFhTjFBQT09
b. Enter Password: 171914

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: 820 9536 3190
b. Enter the password: 171914

The agenda packet for this meeting is available at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/4624/BOS-Meeting-Packet—October- 20-2020


Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee

PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, October 20, 2020 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

Appointments

  1. Representative Denise Garlick to discuss the state budget
    Posted:

2. John Thompson to discuss letter to DCAMM commissioner regarding Environmental Comments and Road Relocation Proposal

3. Public Hearing – Eversource request to install conduit in the public way (North Meadows Road)

4. Brett Poirier, MedfieldTV, discuss Halloween Event at the Medfield State Hospital

Discussion (potential votes)

5. Update on COVID-19 status/operations and CARES Funding

6. Dale Street School Project next steps

7. Authorize the Town Administrator to sign the letter DCAMM commissioner regarding Environmental Comments and Road Relocation Proposal

Action Items

8. Request for pole and transformer license at 45 Hospital Road (Medfield State Hospital)

9. Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request
a. South Street Extension in the amount of $275,927.98

10. Medfield Rail Trail:
a. Insurance requirements
b. Request for Determination of Applicability submission to the Conservation Commission

11. Sign Arbor Day Proclamation

12. Appointments
a. Kathy Thompson, School Nurse, to the Board of Health

13. Agreement with MetroWest Medical Center

Consent Agenda

14. Boy Scout Troop 89 request permission to post a sign at the Transfer Station for the annual Christmas Tree pick-up program

Town Administrator Updates

Meeting Minutes
Next Meeting Dates
November 8, 2020 – Town Wide Master Planning Committee Public Forum
November 10, 2020- Board of Selectmen Meeting (Dale Street School Project Vote)

Selectmen Reports

Informational
Tier 5 Water Restriction

MSBA approves town’s extension

Email received from the Massachusetts School Building Authority –

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From: Jennifer Flynn
To: osler.peterson@verizon.net <osler.peterson@verizon.net>
Sent: Thu, Oct 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Subject: MSBA/Medfield- Dale Street Elementary School Extension Request

Good afternoon, Mr. Peterson:  

This email serves as notice that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (the “MSBA”) has approved the Town of Medfield’s (the “District’s”) September 24, 2020 request for an extension to the schedule and Feasibility Study Agreement for the Dale Street Elementary School project. The MSBA accepts the updated project schedule and notes the new Feasibility Study Agreement expiration date is November 30, 2021. 

If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Jenn

Jennifer Flynn

Senior Project Coordinator

Massachusetts School Building Authority

40 Broad Street; Suite 500

Boston MA 02109

617-720-4466

www.massschoolbuildings.org

Dale public forum – 6PM tomorrow

Posted at the request of Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Here is the Zoom link set to work – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87861244383?pwd=R2toV1VoRjBIS3hLQkdMMFlQNEtZQT09

This public forum is being held by the School Building Committee, but the Select Board is holding a concurrent posted meeting as part of the public forum.

Revised Select Board agenda – tonight

ADDITIONS =

  1. Committee Appointments
    c. Appoint Steve Caskey to the Safety Committee

    Authorize Town Administrator to sign letter to DCAMM commissioner regarding Environmental Comments and Road Relocation Proposal
    Request for authorization to perform tree work at the Medfield State Hospital
    Coolidge Corner Theater requests to use Medfield State Hospital for a drive-in theater on October 16 and October 17

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. https://medfieldnet.
    zoom.us/j/84564745299?pwd=QXEvRjd3emMwQSt1TGN5Lyt2ZEZGZz09

    b. Enter Password: 615023
  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: 845 6474 5299
    b. Enter the password: 615023
    The agenda packet for this meeting is available at this link:
    https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/4599/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-6-2020
  3. Board of Selectmen
  4. PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
    Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    Agenda (Subject to Change) – Revised
  5. Call to Order
    Disclosure of video recording
  6. We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
    our country
    Appointments
    Posted:
  7. Bay Colony Rail Trail Association to discuss lease agreement with MBTA for the rail
    trail project
  8. Candace Loewen to discuss a vacancy at the Medfield Housing Authority
  9. Jay Duncan, Townwide Master Plan Committee to provide an update on the Master Plan
    Discussion (potential votes)
  10. Update on COVID-19 status/operations and CARES Funding
    a. Craig Neubecker, Nosh and Grog, requests Shared Spaces Grant be used to
    reimburse for expenditure on architectural plans for outdoor seating
  11. Selectman Murby to provide Annual OPEB Update
    Action Items
  12. Vote to sign warrant for November 3, 2020 Presidential Election
  13. Vote to appoint election workers for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election
  14. Contract with Peregrine Urban Initiative, LLC for real estate advisory and development
    consulting services for the Medfield State Hospital Development Committee
  15. Contract with BETA Group Inc., for engineering design for the Dale Street and North
    Meadows Road intersection, to be funded by a Medfield Meadows mitigation payment
  16. Contract with EJ Prescott to provide and install a FlexNet water meter reading system
  17. Contract with EJ Prescott to provide Sensus Wall Mount Smart Point MXUs
  18. Contract with Woodard and Curran for engineering consulting for Infiltration and Inflow
  19. Contract with Woodard and Curran for maintenance and service of the SCADA system
  20. Contract with Nitsch Engineering to study five Medfield intersections
  21. Acceptance of 2020-2021 Salt Bid Prices
  22. Chapter 90 Project Requests
    a. $10,300 to fund the intersections improvement study with Nitsch Engineering
    b. $64,750 to fund the ADA Self-Evaluation/Transition Plan and Sidewalk Master
    Plan
  23. Accept a grant in the amount of $36,030 from the Massachusetts Department of
    Environmental Protection to survey Town property for stormwater issues and design
    structural stormwater Best Management Practices for 3 sites and authorize the Town
    Administrator to sign the grant documents
  24. Accept a grant in the amount of $3,500 from MEMA for the annual Emergency
    Management Performance Grant and authorize the Town Administrator to sign the grant
    documents
  25. Accept a grant in the amount of $12,500 from the Massachusetts Department of Energy
    Resources Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grant Program for a solar
    photovoltaic project at the DPW Town Garage and authorize the Town Administrator to
    sign the grant documents
  26. Committee Appointments
    a. Request to appoint Mike Pastore to the OPEB Trust Committee
    b. Request to appoint Alexandra Maider to the Safety Committee
    c. Appoint Steve Caskey to the Safety Committee
    d. Request to appoint Megan Sullivan to Capital Budget Committee
    e. Request to appoint Nassar Ismail to Capital Budget Committee
    f. Annual Appointment Process Continued
    Authorize Town Administrator to sign letter to DCAMM commissioner regarding Environmental
    Comments and Road Relocation Proposal
    Request for authorization to perform tree work at the Medfield State Hospital
    Coolidge Corner Theater requests to use Medfield State Hospital for a drive-in theater on
    October 16 and October 17
    Town Administrator Updates
    Consent Agenda
  27. Sign Request: Medfield Foundation requests permission to place sandwich boards
    promoting the 2020 Virtual Angel Run
    Meeting Minutes
    Next Meeting Dates
    October 14, 2020 – Dale Street School Project forum
    October 20, 2020 – Board of Selectmen
    November 8, 2020 – Town Wide Master Planning Committee Public Forum
    Selectmen Reports
    Informational
    William and Linda Donovan Letter re: Medfield Meadows
    Notification from Xfinity
    Notification from the Planning Board
    26 Spring Street documents
    Executive Sessions:
    Vote to enter Executive Session for the following purposes:
     To investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal
    complaints
     To consider the lease of real property (space on and at the Mt. Nebo Water Tower located
    off Eastmount Road)

SB 10/6 – materials

I could not download the back up materials for the Select Board meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from the town website, and when I shared my problem with Assistant Town Administrator Nick Milano he kindly provided me with this link which worked –

The materials are posted at this link: https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/4599/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-6-2020 

SBC forum – 6PM 10/14

SAVE THE DATE!

Dale Street School Project
Public Forum

Wednesday, October 14 2020
6.00PM

Topics: updates, cost projections, q&a

SB 10/6/20

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE

Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public
who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.

To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfieldnet.
zoom.us/j/84564745299?pwd=QXEvRjd3emMwQSt1TGN5Lyt2ZEZGZz09

b. Enter Password: 615023

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: 845 6474 5299
b. Enter the password: 615023
The agenda packet for this meeting is available at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/4599/BOS-Meeting-Packet-October-6-
2020

Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee

PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, October 6, 2020 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

Appointments
1. Bay Colony Rail Trail Association to discuss lease agreement with MBTA for the rail
trail project

2. Candace Loewen to discuss a vacancy at the Medfield Housing Authority

3. Jay Duncan, Townwide Master Plan Committee to provide an update on the Master Plan

Discussion (potential votes)

4. Update on COVID-19 status/operations and CARES Funding
a. Craig Neubecker, Nosh and Grog, requests Shared Spaces Grant be used to reimburse for expenditure on architectural plans for outdoor seating

5. Selectman Murby to provide Annual OPEB Update

Action Items

6. Vote to sign warrant for November 3, 2020 Presidential Election

7. Vote to appoint election workers for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election

8. Contract with Peregrine Urban Initiative, LLC for real estate advisory and development consulting services for the Medfield State Hospital Development Committee

9. Contract with BETA Group Inc., for engineering design for the Dale Street and North Meadows Road intersection, to be funded by a Medfield Meadows mitigation payment

10. Contract with EJ Prescott to provide and install a FlexNet water meter reading system

11. Contract with EJ Prescott to provide Sensus Wall Mount Smart Point MXUs

12. Contract with Woodard and Curran for engineering consulting for Infiltration and Inflow

13. Contract with Woodard and Curran for maintenance and service of the SCADA system

14. Contract with Nitsch Engineering to study five Medfield intersections

15. Acceptance of 2020-2021 Salt Bid Prices

16. Chapter 90 Project Requests
a. $10,300 to fund the intersections improvement study with Nitsch Engineering
b. $64,750 to fund the ADA Self-Evaluation/Transition Plan and Sidewalk Master Plan

17. Accept a grant in the amount of $36,030 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to survey Town property for stormwater issues and design structural stormwater Best Management Practices for 3 sites and authorize the Town Administrator to sign the grant documents

18. Accept a grant in the amount of $3,500 from MEMA for the annual Emergency Management Performance Grant and authorize the Town Administrator to sign the grant documents

19. Accept a grant in the amount of $12,500 from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grant Program for a solar photovoltaic project at the DPW Town Garage and authorize the Town Administrator to sign the grant documents

20. Committee Appointments
a. Request to appoint Mike Pastore to the OPEB Trust Committee
b. Request to appoint Alexandra Maider to the Safety Committee
c. Request to appoint Megan Sullivan to Capital Budget Committee
d. Request to appoint Nassar Ismail to Capital Budget Committee
e. Annual Appointment Process Continued

Town Administrator Updates

Consent Agenda

21. Sign Request: Medfield Foundation requests permission to place sandwich boards promoting the 2020 Virtual Angel Run Meeting Minutes

Next Meeting Dates
October 14, 2020 – Dale Street School Project forum
October 20, 2020 – Board of Selectmen
November 8, 2020 – Town Wide Master Planning Committee Public Forum

Selectmen Reports

Informational
William and Linda Donovan Letter re: Medfield Meadows
Notification from Xfinity
Notification from the Planning Board
26 Spring Street documents

Executive Sessions:
Vote to enter Executive Session for the following purposes:
 To investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints
 To consider the lease of real property (space on and at the Mt. Nebo Water Tower located off Eastmount Road)

Dale Street School Project Public Forum

Board of Selectmen

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Dale Street School Project Public Forum

Dale Street School Project Forum Announcement: October 14 at 6 pm.

Please join the Board of Selectmen and the Dale Street School Building Committee for a virtual public forum about the Dale Street School Project on Wednesday, October 14 at 6 pm. The information to join the Zoom meeting is included below. 

To join online, use this link:

Dale Street School Project corrections

Today I received two emailed corrections, which I have inserted below, about the material that I posted on the status of the Dale Street School project. Thanks to both Mike Quinlan and Chris McCue for making the information posted here more accurate for residents.

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Hi Pete,

Just a quick note – our School Committee never had a public discussion about the Dale Street site options, despite what Leo Brehm stated at the Select Board meeting. I’ve attended all the meetings, and anyone can take a look at meeting tapes to see that was the case. Leo had no business answering “yes” to the question “Is School Committee in agreement on the site?” because they never talked about it. This was a big misstep in the process.

Medfield School Committee should have devoted time on its own meeting agenda to discuss the pros/cons of each site from an educational standpoint, and to take public input on just that aspect of the project alone, but never did. Of course, one can assume that SC members will all be in agreement on Wheelock since that is what the superintendent wants, but it’s not a valid reason to short-change the community engagement process on one of the most important site selection criteria.

Best,

Chris

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Pete

It has come to my attention that you posted about this on your blog. I just want to be clear, as I noted below, the MSBA has not formally responded to our schedule extension request. They have informally indicated support but have not formally responded and there are some senior people who will need to chime in. 

Your post indicates more certainty than we have right now.  Would you please clarify your blog as I know people do read it. 

Thanks

Mike

[this from the 9/24/20 email from Mike]

We don’t have official word but early indications based off informal conversation seem to be that the MSBA will support the schedule extension.

Dale Street School public forum by SBC set for 6PM on 10/14/20

The follow up public forum by the School Building Committee, requested by the Select Board at its meeting last Tuesday, has been scheduled for 6 PM on October 14, 2020. The purpose of this additional public forum is to provide the additional “process” the Select Board requested happen before the Select Board votes on the siting decision for the new Dale Street School. Some residents stated that they felt that the process had been rushed.

To date, the Wheelock location is the unanimous choice of all member of all involved town committees – the SBC, the School Committee, and the Select Board.

Mike Quinlan, chair of the SBC, reported this past week that the MSBA indicated that it will not financially punish the town for not having voted to proceed last Tuesday. That fear was a stated concern of the SBC for asking the Select Board to vote last Tuesday.

Below is the SBC’s last email about the project, on 9/21/2020, with links to the data it developed.

DALE STREET SCHOOL PROJECT UPDATE September 2020 Edition     Grades 4-5 Alternative G1 New Construction Wheelock Site      PRIORITY DECISIONS MADE   
On August 27, 2020, the School Committee voted unanimously to select the 4-5 grade configuration. It was ultimately decided that the 4-5 grade configuration was the most viable option for the current economic climate. 

On September 16, 2020, the School Building Committee voted to recommend the selection of the Wheelock site for the location of the new school. Of the alternatives presented on the Wheelock site, the committee selected  G1 Alternative as the Preferred Schematic Option.

The School Building Committee will now recommend the Preferred Schematic Option to the Board of Selectmen on September 22, 2020 at 7PM.         View from Elm Street Entrance     View from Wheelock School Parking Lot   TOP REASONS FOR WHEELOCK CAMPUS

Continuity of educational programming of a grades 2-5 campus

Share resources and staff between Wheelock and a new Dale Street school

Allows for future flexibility with enrollment or consolidation

Avoids temporary displacement and disruption of students during construction

WHEELOCK CAMPUS CHALLENGES

Potential Traffic impacts on surrounding neighborhood

Overall Property Tax impacts

ADDITIONAL OUTREACH

Grade Configuration Information

Site Selection Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Project Schedule

Sustainability
      Upcoming Project Milestones SEPTEMBER 22 – BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING (Vote on Preferred Solution)

OCTOBER 14 – DRAFT PSR Submission to Building Committee Members for Review

OCTOBER 21 – SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING (Vote on PSR Submission)

OCTOBER 27 – SUBMIT PSR TO MSBA

DECEMBER 16 – MSBA BOARD MEETING (Approval of PSR)   Project Resources

Link to PROJECT SCHEDULE Link to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Link to SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION
Link to PROJECT WEBSITE
Link to PROJECT FACEBOOK PAGE

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