Category Archives: Selectmen matters

June 21 (not 31) & July 12

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Error – 6/21, not 6/31

I should have proof read before hitting “publish,” not after.

 

Office hours will be 6/21 & 7/12

A scheduled trial and the July 4th have caused June and July office hours to be re-scheduled to 9-10 AM on June 21 and July 12 at The Center.

Office hours change – now 6/21 & 7/12

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Office hours will be 6/21 & 7/12

A scheduled trial and the July 4th have caused June and July office hours to be re-scheduled to 9-10 AM on June 21 and July 12 at The Center.

BOS actions / street repairs

These are both my (1) notes of what happened at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night, and (2) the list of roads on which the DPW plans to do work this summer, that Maurice Goulet gave us at the meeting.

 

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Revised BoS agenda for tonight

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CHANGES ARE IN RED –

 

Board of Selectmen

Agenda  May 14, 2019

 

7:00 PM  Call to order

Disclosure of video recording

We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world

 

Appointment

7:05 PM  Medfield Garden Club / discuss request for funding for beautification work   POSTPONED

 

7:20 PM  Jean Mineo / discuss request to approve a year of placemaking activities at MSH

 

Citizen Comment

 

Action Items

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Municipal Police Training Council .02Exemption for Police Chief Michelle Guerette

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse HPP certification letter dated May 14, 2019 for the Medfield Meadows project, 41 Dale Street, which has been approved by the ZBA. The decision will be filed with the Town Clerk on May 10, 2019 (allows for one year of safe harbor, 5/10/19 to 5/9/2020)

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby endorse “2019 Rents” letter for Hillside Village, 80 North Meadows Road, acknowledging that HUD has raised the AMI found in the previously Regulatory Agreement

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse ‘Affordable Fair Housing Marketing Plan for Affordable Units” letter for Hillside Village acknowledging that the AFHMP has been approved by the Town.  The AFHMP has been previously submitted and this confirmation is a formality.

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse eligibility letter regarding MHP Technical Assistance application pertaining to The Rosebay

 

DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign:

Chapter 90 Final Report for Engineering Main Street reimbursement in the amount of $17,100.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Engineering Philip Street in the amount of $90,013.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for North Street Milling in the amount of $10,292.10

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Causeway Resurfacing in the amount of $96,057.31

E.L. Harvey contract through Dec.31, 2019 ($170 per haul; $70/ton Single Stream Recycling, $55/box)

 

Fire Chief Carrico requests the Board of Selectmen vote to sign a contract with ComStar Billing

 

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign License with Charlie Harris for the June 23, 2019 Car Show at the MSH

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Ground Lease Agreement pertaining to the Kingsbury Club installation of solar panels on the property located at 2 Ice House Road.  Town Administrator Trierweiler to speak

 

Troop 10 cordially invites the Selectmen to attend the Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday June 8, 2019 for

Ross P. Johnson and Gabriel Muir Springer

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Eagle Scout Citations for Brian M. Schubert, Nicholas Joseph Iannone III and Isaac Drew Popper.  Eagle Court of Honor will be held Saturday May 18 2 PM at the United Church of Christ

 

David Temple, Co-Chair Historical Commission requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Joseph Opiela and Tracey Hogan as full members and Dennis Ericson as an associate member of the Commission

 

Discussion Items

Advertising at the Transfer Station

 

Pending

Fraud Risk Assessment Policy

 

Licenses and Permits (consent calendar)

Memorial Day Committee respectfully requests a parade permit and a discharge of firearms permit for Monday

May 27, 2019.  Selectmen are cordially invited to participate in the parade and ceremony

 

A one-day wine and malt beverage permit is requested by the American Legion for Monday May 27, 2019

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to grant a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for the Kells Beer Company, Thomas Wilber Manager for May 18 event, Brew Moon Hike at Rocky Woods Reservation

 

Christine McCue, on behalf of the Zullo Gallery requests permission to post signs promoting the annual art festival fundraiser.  This year the event takes place on Friday June 7 and titled “Funk Friday Festival”.  Prior years this event

was held on Saturday

 

Norfolk Hunt Club requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for their May 23 event, “Grounds for Celebration Fundraiser” 6-10PM

 

Town Administrator Update

 

Review Board of Selectmen Action List

 

Selectmen Report

 

Informational

Recognition letter received from the Arbor Day Foundation

Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission

Financial information as of 12/31/18 from Comcast

Received copy of MASS Coastal Railroad’s 2019 operational plan and environmental monitor notice

 

BoS 5/14

See the backup materials here http://www.town.medfield.net/663/Agenda-Packets

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD

POSTED:

 

 

                           

MEETING NOTICE                              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, 2nd floor Tuesday May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

 

AGENDA (Subject to change)

 

7:00 PM  Call to order

Disclosure of video recording

We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world

 

Appointment

7:05 PM  Medfield Garden Club / discuss request for funding for beautification work

 

7:20 PM  Jean Mineo / discuss request to approve a year of placemaking activities at MSH

 

Citizen Comment

 

Action Items

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Municipal Police Training Council .02Exemption for Police Chief Guerette

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse HPP certification letter dated May 14, 2019 for the Medfield Meadows project, 41 Dale Street, which has been approved by the ZBA. The decision will be filed with the Town Clerk on May 10, 2019 (allows for one year of safe harbor, 5/10/19 to 5/9/2020)

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby endorse “2019 Rents” letter for Hillside Village, 80 North Meadows Road, acknowledging that HUD has raised the AMI found in the previously Regulatory Agreement

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse ‘Affordable Fair Housing Marketing Plan for Affordable Units” letter for Hillside Village acknowledging that the AFHMP has been approved by the Town.  The AFHMP has been previously submitted and this confirmation is a formality.

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse eligibility letter regarding MHP Technical Assistance application pertaining to The Rosebay

 

DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign:

Chapter 90 Final Report for Engineering Main Street reimbursement in the amount of $17,100.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Engineering Philip Street in the amount of $90,013.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for North Street Milling in the amount of $10,292.10

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Causeway Resurfacing in the amount of $96,057.31

** E. L. Harvey contract (Maurice will deliver) **

 

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign License with Charlie Harris for the June 23, 2019 Car Show at the MSH

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Ground Lease Agreement pertaining to the Kingsbury Club installation of solar panels on the property located at 2 Ice House Road.  Town Administrator Trierweiler to speak

 

Troop 10 cordially invites the Selectmen to attend the Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday June 8, 2019 for

Ross P. Johnson and Gabriel Muir Springer

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Eagle Scout Citations for Brian M. Schubert, Nicholas Joseph Iannone III and Isaac Drew Popper.  Eagle Court of Honor will be held Saturday May 18 2 PM at the United Church of Christ

 

Discussion Items

Advertising at the Transfer Station

 

Pending

Fraud Risk Assessment Policy

 

Licenses and Permits (consent calendar)

Memorial Day Committee respectfully requests a parade permit and a discharge of firearms permit for Monday

May 27, 2019.  Selectmen are cordially invited to participate in the parade and ceremony

 

A one-day wine and malt beverage permit is requested by the American Legion for Monday May 27, 2019

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to grant a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for the Kells Beer Company, Thomas Wilber Manager for May 18 event, Brew Moon Hike at Rocky Woods Reservation

 

Christine McCue, on behalf of the Zullo Gallery requests permission to post signs promoting the annual art festival fundraiser.  This year the event takes place on Friday June 7 and titled “Funk Friday Festival”.  Prior years this event

was held on Saturday

 

Norfolk Hunt Club requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for their May 23 event, “Grounds for Celebration Fundraiser” 6-10PM

 

Town Administrator Update

 

Review Board of Selectmen Action List

 

Selectmen Report

 

Informational

Recognition letter received from the Arbor Day Foundation

Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission

Financial information as of 12/31/18 from Comcast

Received copy of MASS Coastal Railroad’s 2019 operational plan and environmental monitor notice

Office hours this Friday

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Selectman Office Hours this Friday

Selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson holds regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (his litigation schedule permitting).

Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters. No appointment is required.

Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on). Peterson can be reached via 508-359-9190 or his blog about Medfield matters Medfield02052, where any schedule changes will be posted

MMA on budget in Senate

The Senate actually seems more willing than the House to look at the revenue side of the equation, and seek out new revenue.

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SENATE PREPARING FOR FY20 BUDGET DEBATE

Please Call Your Senators Today and Ask them to Support Key Municipal and School Aid Priorities!

 

May 1, 2019

 

Dear Osler Peterson,

 

Now that the House of Representatives has adopted their proposed fiscal 2020 state budget, all attention has turned to the Senate. The Senate Ways & Means Committee is developing a separate spending plan, and we expect to see a Senate budget committee recommendation within the next two weeks. This is the time to call your Senators to emphasize the importance of full funding for municipal and school aid priorities!

 

This is a great time to check in with your Senators – so that you can ask your Senators to contact the budget committee before the Senate Ways & Means budget is released. After the budget is released, Senators will be scrambling to file amendments, and then the debate will occur during a whirlwind of activity over 3 or 4 days.

 

The MMA testified at the joint House and Senate Ways & Means Committee’s budget hearing in Fall River on March 18, and our budget testimony provides excellent talking points on the major municipal and school aid priorities.

 

Please click here to read a copy of MMA’s budget testimony

 

Please click here to read MMA’s article summarizing the changes made by Representatives during last week’s House budget debate

 

Please talk to your Senators about these budget accounts and any others that might be a local priority.

 

Last year, there were almost 1,200 proposed amendments filed when the Senate debated the budget. The Senate Ways & Means recommendation may not be the last word on the Senate spending plan, but individual Senators will have their greatest influence from now through the end of the floor debate. That’s why it is so important for you to contact them now to discuss the budget items that matter most to you.

 

Here are some of the priority highlights to discuss:

 

UNRESTRICTED GENERAL GOVERNMENT AID (UGGA) – Ask your Senators to fund the UGGA account at $1.13 billion, which would provide an increase of $29.7 million, or 2.7 percent, consistent with the “consensus” state tax revenue growth forecast. The House and Governor’s budgets do this.

 

REFORMING AND INCREASING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING – There are a number of Chapter 70 funding issues:

 

  • Ask your Senators to implement the consensus Foundation Budget Review Commission reforms, including funding for employee benefits, special education costs, low-income students, and English Language Learners (the House provides a $218 million increase to Chapter 70, while the Governor is proposing a $200 million increase.)

 

  • Ask your Senators to end the damage caused by the flawed charter school finance system (the House is proposing $23 million more for charter school reimbursements, which is $7 million more than the Governor’s budget, but still far below full funding), and ask for a permanent solution, such as a cap on Chapter 70 diversions to charter schools, in the separate education finance bill that will be debated later in the session.

 

  • Ask your Senators for adequate minimum aid of $100 per student (the House is proposing $30 per student, and the Governor is offering $20 per student), so that no community is left behind, and all districts receive an adequate increase.

 

  • Ask your Senators to add funding to address the unique challenges facing rural schools, especially those with declining enrollment.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION CIRCUIT BREAKER – Ask your Senators to support full funding of the Special Education Circuit Breaker Program. (The House underfunds this account by approximately $15 million, while the Governor’s budget is $20 million short.)

 

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENTS – Ask your Senators to support full funding for: 1) reimbursements to regional school districts; 2) the transportation of homeless students under the McKinney-Vento program; and 3) transporting out-of-district vocational students.

 

PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILOT) – Ask your Senators to support increased funding for the Commonwealth’s obligations and commitments to the program for Payments in Lieu of Taxes for state-owned land (PILOT), at a minimum including funds to hold communities harmless from changes in property valuation.

 

Please Call Your Senators Today to Support Municipal and School Accounts!

 

Thank You Very Much!!