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STM Fact Sheet

The Town of Medfield has prepared the following fact sheet for the special town meeting (STM) tonight –

Medfield State Hospital (MSH) The Board of Selectmen has prepared this informational sheet to aid in the discussion of Article 2 TERMS MSH Campus Total Acreage for the campus North of Hospital Road is comprised of 89 acres and 36 buildings Zoning Zoning is a tool that municipalities can use to govern how land is used, the size of buildings, and how buildings relate to their surroundings. Zoning bylaws typically create districts that allow and prohibit certain uses. Zoning bylaws can also include dimensional requirements and design guidelines. Any change to zoning requires a 2/3 majority vote at Town Meeting MSHD Medfield State Hospital District is a proposed new district with zoning guidelines that will regulate the type and location of uses at the Medfield State Hospital Property Inclusionary Zoning Medfield has adopted inclusionary zoning which requires developers of new multifamily housing developments to also include affordable units in their project MSH Land Disposition Agreement Agreement between the Town and the Commonwealth that outlines the terms of the 2014 sale of the property and outlines all of the conditions of the sale. The document is recorded at the Registry of Deeds BI Zone The MSH property is currently zoned BI or Business/Industrial, which is not in line with the vision outlined in the State Hospital Master Plan DCAMM Commonwealth’s Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance RFI/RFQ/RFP Request for Information/Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals TIMELINE 1892 State begins construction of an asylum for long term high need patients 2003 State closes MSH and transfers remaining patients to Westborough State Hospital and transfers control of the property to DCAMM 2008 Board of Selectmen (BOS) and DCAMM agree to a 440 mixed use residential plan of 440 housing units. DCAMM subsequently fails to obtain legislative approval for the project and project isn’t carried out. 2013 Town completes year long mediation with DCAMM which leads to the opening of the Charles River Gateway and discussions to purchase the property 2014 Town Meeting approves the purchase of MSH from the State for a price of $3.1 million to be paid over 10 years 2014 Board of Selectmen (BOS) appoints the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee (MSHMPC) 2018 MSHMPC presents Master Plan to the BOS 2018 BOS appoints the MSH Development Committee to determine marketability of the master plan 2019 BOS call a Special Town Meeting to vote on the rezoning of the MSH property M S H C o s t s 2 0 1 4 t o D a t e $ 3 . 1 M i l l i o n P u r c h a s e P r i c e $ 7 4 1 , 6 7 3 O p e r a t i o n s a n d M a i n t e n a n c e $ 5 1 4 , 5 1 5 P l a n n i n g C o s t s $ 3 0 9 , 7 4 3 R e v e n u e Medfield State Hospital District Frequently Asked Questions What are we actually voting on? Currently the site is zoned BI or Business Industrial. Town Meeting is being asked to vote to rezone the MSH property to permit a development along the lines of the framework in the Master Plan which calls for mixed use of various types of housing, commercial, arts and cultural, open space, agricultural, and recreation/sports and reuse of the existing buildings. What are the next steps if the zoning is approved? The Town of Medfield owns the land so if zoning passes, the BOS will seek proposals from developers that are consistent with the MSH Master Plan and its District Zoning guidelines. If the BOS determines one of those proposals is in the best interest of the Town, then another Special Town Meeting will be called so that you can vote on the town’s land disposition agreement with the developer. That vote will also require a 2/3 majority vote. What are the next steps if the zoning is NOT approved? The BOS has not discussed nor voted on what they will do if the zoning does not pass. There is no official position or plan at this time. Why was a traffic study not done for this plan? Any development proposal will certainly impact traffic flow to and from the state hospital site. At this stage, there is no specific development proposal that would require a developer funded traffic study. If the Town paid for a traffic study at this point, it would be evaluating a hypothetical scenario. Reviewing developers’ traffic studies and ideas to mitigate increased traffic will be a key part of the Town’s due diligence when analyzing developers’ proposals, if the zoning is approved. If the zoning is approved, are there any uses of the land that the BOS could approve without Town Meeting Authorization? The BOS could only allow the use of the property for the municipal purposes that the zoning permits as of right. The BOS could continue to license the property for purposes like filming, car shows, and other specific events, as it has been doing since the town purchased the property. Why can’t the town solicit RFP’s first, before deciding on whether or not to rezone the state hospital site? The work of the MSH Development committee showed that potential developers have made it clear that they will not make the required investment to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of the MSH site without having the necessary zoning in place first, as a clear indication of the town’s support for redevelopment at the site. The Medfield Board of Selectmen would like to thank all of the committees, volunteers, town departments, and the legislative delegations that have worked on the Medfield State Hospital project over the years. The countless hours invested in this project have been invaluable to the Town in charting the path forward in our ultimate use of this site. Medfield State Hospital Reuse Committee Medfield State Hospital Environmental Review Committee Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee Medfield State Hospital Advisory Committee Medfield State Hospital Negotiating Committee Medfield State Hospital Building and Grounds Committee Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee Medfield State Hospital Resource Committee Medfield State Hospital Development Committee20191118-MSH STM Information Sheet_Page_2

BoS 11/5/19

Email from Kristine Trierweiler on Friday –

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Link to the agenda packet:  https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/3341/BOS-Agenda-Packet-for-November-5-2019-

Just a few updates:

  1. I have not received any reports of any incidents last evening……..other than the warm weather was great!
  2. Nick has been updating the website to allow online requests for a block party, sandwich board signs, one-day beer/wine permits, etc. It will allow us to better track permits issued by the BOS. We are not live yet but should be ready next week.
  3. Negotiating with film company for a new streaming movie for MSH. 9 days of filming. The campus can remain open and the buses can remain on-site as well.
  4. The warrant has been sent to the printer and we expect it back on Thurs. Nov. 8, and we will mail that day to all households.
  5. This week we had our first project meeting for the new Reverse 911system called CivicReady. We are working on a timeline for the official launch. We have our current company in place until Dec 31st so that we can have a seamless transition.
  6. Margaret Stolfa is working on our response letter to DCAMM regarding the roadway access extension. She should have it to me over the weekend and I will share a draft ahead of the meeting on Tuesday.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 5 BOS Meeting

Nov 6 Capital Budget Committee

Nov 18 STM

Dec 3 BOS Meeting/Tax Classification Hearing/Budget Kick Off

Kristine Trierweiler

Town Administrator
Town of Medfield

459 Main Street

 

MEETING I POSTED: TOWN CLERK TOWN OF MEDFIELD NOTICE "' "··iE.li . _ .. , .(~EOFlEL'3. t1ASS ' ~...; "f";< l'lt. - POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 8Jt~:fif}fiDl'J ~U:s2:MENDED. n.:-r:'r~,:: u~F THE .;1 l 1~~- Board of Selectmen TOWH CLE~t Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Tuesday November 5, 2019@ 7:00PM 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Appointment 7:00PM Public Hearing-- Kingsbury Club Medfield; Alteration of Licensed Premises Request liquor license to include service to new building Board of Water and Sewerage; discussion of water/sewer infrastructure at MSH and Town wide Action Item Request to sign Lease Agreement with Quarry Road resident regarding walkway Selectmen are requested to authorize Town Administrator to sign license agreement for filming project atMSH Request from John Thompson to approve expenditure ofMSH Revolving Funds for repair of building roofs atMSH Selectmen are requested to vote to appoint Highway Supervisor Bob Kennedy to the Norfolk County Advisory Board Request to issue Cell Tower RFP for Mount Nebo/MSH Water Tower Request to sign Rail Trail Lease Medfield Historic District Commission requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Cheryl O'Malley as Associate Member for one year Selectmen are invited to attend the Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 10 Scouts Alexander B. Fedak and William Michael Maritan that will take place Saturday November 30, 2019 at the United Church of Christ, at 1 :00 PM Discussion Discuss and potentially vote to sign letter in response to DCAMM's request for an extension for roadway easement access at MSH Pending Cultural Council requests $1,000 from Board of Selectmen Economic Improvement Fund for the Holiday Stroll art installation at the Town House Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) Bill Pope, Zullo Gallery Director requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for Saturday November 9 from 5-10 PM for music performance by the band The-- Cetft I Y'~ Church ofthe Advent requests permission to post signs announcing their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 16, 2019. Signs in place November 2 -16, 2019 Medfield Music Association requests permission to post signs November 25 to December 10 announcing 5pCLfJhe:tWwL£1tvS~cv~cvfeMJ Wi.ntev fv~on Tuesday December 10,2019. Also requesting permission to post signs April1-14, 2020 promoting Med.fl,e.«Ltl~Schocl; JCVf/!1 N~to take place Tuesday April14, 2020 Town Administrator Update Review Board of Selectmen Action List Selectmen Report Informational Copies of Board of Appeals decisions nos. 13 72 and 13 7 4 Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission .-.. c:.....: ~·-- ::z: c:> .r_:: )> -.. N o- ...,.. . . .i ::t: ;--· me c.-:r-;' ~< rnrr rc- ? j; Cf> q;

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OFFICE HOURS 11/8, not tomorrow

Do not come tomorrow, come a week from tomorrow.

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OFFICE HOURS POSTPONED TO 11/8

My monthly select board office hours (usually the first Friday of the month from 9-10 AM at The Center) will be postponed from this coming Friday, November 1, to Friday, November 8, due to a professional conflict.

The office hours on 11/8 will run from 9-10 AM at The Center.

BoS 10/31

The Select Board will meet this Thursday at 9AM –

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                  TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED:

 

 

 

           MEETING                              TOWN CLERK
             NOTICE  
 

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 House, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:00 AM

   

 

 

Agenda (subject to change)

 

 

9:00 AM           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

 

 

Citizen Comment

 

Discussion

Special Town Meeting Articles

  1. Cable 8 Appropriation
  2. Medfield State Hospital Zoning

 

Action Items

            Board of Selectmen to vote on the Special Town Meeting Articles

Board of Selectmen to vote to sign the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting, November 18, 2019                     

Office hours postponed a week, to 11/8

office hours sign

OFFICE HOURS POSTPONED TO 11/8

My monthly select board office hours (usually the first Friday of the month from 9-10 AM at The Center) will be postponed from this coming Friday, November 1, to Friday, November 8, due to a professional conflict.

The office hours on 11/8 will run from 9-10 AM at The Center.

 

BoS on 10/15

select board

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   DRAFT  
   Board or Committee               
 

 

PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Tuesday October 15, 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

 

Citizen Comment

 

Appointments

Jean Mineo

Discuss the 2019 Holiday Stroll

Lease Agreement for the Chapel and Infirmary

 

Action Items

Town Counsel Mark Cerel requests the Selectmen to vote to sign Assent and Waiver Notice pertaining to the Gift of Land from the Estate of Carol M. Stockman

 

Vote to sign License Agreement with 39 Quarry Road

 

Resignation letter from Council on Aging Board member Gwynneth Centore due to moving out of Town

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Town Administrator Trierweiler to sign Acceptance of Monthly Contribution Rates for Medex2 for the renewal date of 1/1/2020 to 12/31/2020

 

Discussion Items

November 18, 2019 Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles

MSH Zoning

Proposed RFP for Hinkley Property

 

Town Administrator Update

 

Board of Selectmen Action List

 

Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda)

Boy Scout Troop 89 requests permission to place a sign at the Transfer Station announcing their annual Christmas Tree pick-up and Recycling Program

 

Zelus Beer Company requests a one-day malt beverage permit for the Cyclocross Race at the state hospital site on Saturday December 14, 2019 Noon to 4:00 PM

 

Selectmen Report

 

Information

Town Counsel submits documents to Norfolk Superior Court regarding Conservation Commission and Noon Hill Road resident

From Planning Board, draft copy of October 3, 2019 meeting minutes

Notice from Department of Public Utilities pertaining to Petition of Eversource, for approval of 2016-18 energy efficiency report

Letter from Sovereign Consulting, Inc. regarding results of Groundwater Sampling at former Texaco Station, Spring St

 

 

Next meeting dates

October 21 @ Planning Board

October 31 @ 9:00 AM

November 5

November 18, 2019 Special Town Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Reports on-line

Town’s Annual Reports are on-line

town report

Hi Kristine,

I heard the digitization of town annual reports came up in the last selectman’s meeting, and I wanted to let you know that the library digitized all of the reports that we had a while back through the State Library commonwealth digitization project. Here’s the link: https://archives.lib.state.ma.us/handle/2452/427813  and you’re welcome to throw that up on the town website.

Thanks,

Pam

Pamela Gardner

Library Director