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School Committee opening

BoS

There will be an election at the Board of Selectmen meeting tomorrow evening to fill the vacancy on the School Committee created by Tim Bonfatti’s recent resignation.  The candidate will be selected by a majority of the vote by members of both boards.

I assume that anyone interested in serving should send a resume to the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, and plan to have their name put into contention tomorrow evening at the selectmen meeting.

This is from the BoS agenda:

Appointments
7:05 PM Joint meeting of Board of Selectmen and School Committee to fill School Committee vacancy by special election pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 11

BoS 10/16

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE I POSTED TOWN CLERK POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER ~~~Ifttib~ 2fA ls ~~ENDED. q;:TiCF OF THE Board of Selectmen ~·:row~T CLERK Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Warrant Room, 1st floor, Executive Session Tuesday October 16, 2018 @6:00 PM Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2°d floor Tuesday October 16, 2018 @ 7 :00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 6:00 PM Executive Session: Exemption #2: To conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with Nonunion personnel: discussion and possible vote on compensation and other terms and conditions of an employment agreement to be offered to new Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler Executive Session at close of meeting for discussion of pending litigation regarding LCB, both DEP and Land Court cases 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 Appointments 7:05 PM Joint meeting of Board of Selectmen and School Committee to fill School Committee vacancy by special election pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 11 Medfield Energy Committee Chairman Lee Alinsky Sign purchase and sale agreement and license with Eversource regarding LED streetlights Cyclocross Racing, resident Greg Bonnette Continued discussion regarding proposed December 8, 2018 event at state hospital site Citizen Comment Action Item Vote to authorize Town Administrator to sign Police Department Grant Application Vote to authorize Town Administrator Michael Sullivan to sign Monthly Contribution Rates for Medex 2 For time frame January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 Discuss Special Town Meeting Articles and Board of Selectmen positions on articles Pending Potential guidance to Parks and Recreation and Council on Aging Vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign Town's Hazard Mitigation Plan Contract Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for a fundraising event to be held October 19 and 20, 2018 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the church; event is Emily, an opera about Emily Dickinson Kathy and Abe Schickel request permission to hold the 6th-A ~'R.U4'll LlJ20181016-agenda_Page_2

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Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2018

Chenery Meeting Room                            draft

 

PRESENT:  Selectmen Marcucci, Murby, Peterson; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Administrative Assistant Clarke; Absent Town Counsel Cerel

 

Chairman Marcucci called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and announced the meeting is being recorded.  The Chairman asked for a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world

 

Representative Shawn Dooley will hold office hour on Wednesday September 26, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Warrant Room, first floor

 

APPOINTMENT

Public Hearing on application to solicit; Luken Weaver representing Revise Energy

Mr. Luken said that he is canvass manager for Revise Energy, a MASS Save Provider.  We canvass neighborhoods to let residents know about our service, which is to conduct an energy audit/assessment regarding updating heating and electrical products that will help reduce energy and save money.  We let residents know our availability and if interested will schedule an appointment. He has been working for Revise Energy since December of last year and this is his first time requesting a permit to solicit in Medfield.  His request is for three months, starting at about 10 AM to sundown.

 

Vote:  On a motion made by Selectman Murby, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was

voted unanimously to authorize Revise Energy solicit for a three month period to operate,

September 19 to December 19, starting at 10:00 AM to sundown offering an energy

conservation audit

 

Mr. Weaver was advised to have his crew check in with the Police Department each day.

 

CITIZEN COMMENT

Residents Tricia and Steven Cook, 94 Adams Street

Mrs. Cook thanked the Selectmen for allowing her to speak tonight about neighborhood concerns regarding the proposed housing project at 96 Adams Street.  She said that the developer has held informational meetings with the abutters and at the meeting we gave him a list of our concerns.  She has put together a packet of information for the Board to review.  One of the main concerns is disturbing the ecology of the back land and the vernal pool, which has state GIS certification.

Lauren Harrington, 90 Adams Street is concerned with the fact that the developer indicated the project will be affordable to seniors and he will sell units for about $600,000 or more.  This price is not attractive to seniors when it has shown in the recent senior housing survey that affordable would be $350,000 to $450,000.  If units are not sold will they become rentals.

Ms. Harrington remarked that the project has one egress and hopes that both the Fire Chief and Police Chief will have an opportunity to review this proposal.

John Harrington is concerned that there are a lot of buildings in a small area that will make it a challenge for traffic to go through.  Right now there is no adherence to speed limits.  The intersection of Adams Street and West Street is already a dangerous intersection.

Selectman Peterson asked Mrs. Cook to indicate on the map the proposed building area and the vernal pool.  Mrs. Cook said that the impact of this very dense project in a small area is very concerning.  She asked what the next steps will be.  Chairman Marcucci replied that the developers will request to come before us for our review, it will be a policy decision; project will then go to the Zoning Board.  The Selectmen thanked the residents for coming tonight.  Mr. Marcucci said that we added Citizen Comment to our agenda about a year ago and you are the very first to speak under Citizen Comment.  We appreciate very much having you here this evening.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Main Street traffic lights, traffic enforcement and Election Day coverage

Interim Police Chief John Wilhelmi remarked that in early July we had a serious storm and lightning caused a direct hit on the three traffic lights on Main Street.  Central Mass Signal did a partial repair and put in three controller boards that they have loaned to us.  The cost for this work was $30,980.00.  Chief Wilhelmi continued saying that MIIA insurance will pay $24,000.  A total repair of the 4-5 year old lights will be $37,379 so we will pay $13,379.  Should we decide to put in all new equipment that cost is $46,762 that includes the 30,980; cost to us is $22,000.  Going with new equipment the lights will have a warranty. He recommends that the lights be replaced with new equipment.  However, he is looking to the Selectmen for help as his budget will not be able to absorb this amount. Mr. Sullivan suggests that we have our Representatives come in to request their help with funding. Ms. Trierweiler remarked that as the equipment is on loan to us, the time may come quickly that we need to return it for another town’s problem.

We will need to request a reserve fund transfer.  Mr. Murby remarked that at this early time in the budget year a reserve fund transfer is not a good option.   Ms. Trierweiler responded that the police budget has a line item of $16,500 that we will use and pull the remaining from other lines in the budget.  The Board agrees to replace with new equipment is the best option.

 

Vote:  On a motion made by Selectman Murby, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was

voted unanimously to approve the repair of traffic lights struck by lightning and replace

with new equipment, with the understanding you have come in with a request for

additional funds, asking you to do what you can and we will deal with a reserve fund

transfer later, if needed

 

Holiday Stroll Expenses

Ms. Trierweiler said that in 2017 the area for the Holiday Stroll was expanded about 258 feet;  barriers were used to make it a safer event.  This year it has been suggested to expand a little more.  The Selectmen paid for the barriers last year.  Chairman Marcucci agrees with the expansion saying that it is a great event getting so many people to come out and enjoy.  He queried what the added coverage would cost.  Chief Wilhelmi responded that he talked with the vendor who supplied the barriers last year and vendor related that it should be no more than $1,000; cost per barrier is $42.00.  Chief Wilhelmi offered to do some measuring for the additional expansion if it will help determine the cost.  It was then agreed as the expansion is a good thing for the event; put in place a not to exceed amount of $3,000.00

 

Vote:  On a motion made by Selectman Murby, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was

voted unanimously to approve 2018 Holiday Stroll funding support from the Economic

Improvement Budget not to exceed $3,000.00, defined once the expansion is determined

 

Traffic Enforcement

Chief Wilhelmi reported to the Selectmen that citations are up 25% since last year; actually in August there was a 145% increase.  He continued saying that the radar trailer is being placed in areas around Town and people do slow down when they see their speed on the screen.  The officers are doing a great job with traffic enforcement.  Mr. Marcucci said that of all the comments I hear from residents, speeding on side streets or in general is the most common issue.  Discussion ensued regarding the painting of lines on the streets.  Right now a three week project turned into two months and still is not completed.  Chief Wilhelmi said that I feel we should not use this vendor again.  DPW Director Maurice Goulet said that through the years I have dealt with several companies and they are all the same just working with their own schedules; it’s a difficult process.  He did agree this time the company we used dropped the ball.

 

Election Day Coverage at the Polls

Selectman Marcucci said to Chief Wilhelmi that when he went to vote on Primary Day a police officer was not present; an officer should have been there.  Chief Wilhelmi said that Carol called for an officer for Primary Day.  Unfortunately we did not have someone available; however, an officer was there from 3:00 PM until closing.  Typically a police officer or constable should be there.  We did meet the letter of the law as Carol is an election constable, not ideal.  Mr. Marcucci questioned “will it be rectified for Election Day in November to oversee the ballot boxes for the entire day”.  Chief Wilhelmi responded with a definite yes, a police officer will be there 6AM to 8PM; even if someone has to be pulled from a shift.

 

Mr. Peterson queried is it necessary to have a police officer at the Transfer Station; perhaps we could have a less expensive solution.  Mr. Goulet said that a lot of times people get irate especially on Saturdays.  Definitely a police officer should be there as it could make for a difficult situation having DPW employees handle any issue that may come up.   Maurice went on to say that if possible an officer be at the Transfer Station on a Wednesday or Friday just so people do not take advantage on those days, just to shake it up.

 

Selectman Peterson brought up the parking on Upham Road.  Chief Meaney was looking into a different parking plan.  Chief Wilhelmi said “no current plan to change the parking setup at this time.”  Mr. Sullivan thought that the Upham House asked CVS to possibly use their spaces in the back lot and CVS said no.  No one had further comments.

 

ACTION ITEMS

Fire Chief William Carrico

The Fire Chief stated that he has three documents that need signatures; Ambulance Service Affiliation Agreement with Norwood Hospital, Emergency Medical Services QA/QI Program and Ambulance Services Medical Director Services.  He described what each agreement included highlighting that as an ALS ambulance service town we must work under a doctor’s license; in this case it will be Dr. Michael Valkanas.  Some of his responsibilities include overseeing EMT’s and Paramedics that they follow policies to provide good emergency medical services, attend annually two continuing education classes and recommend additional training sessions.  This comes at a cost of $10,000 per year to be paid in monthly installments.  The Emergency Medical Services QA/QI Program is critical as it addresses that each responder will continually strive for self-improvement and gives us an avenue to achieve these disciplines.  Selectman Murby remarked that as he reviewed each agreement he concurs that Chairman Marcucci sign two of the three contracts. However, as he read through the QA/QI he feels that Fire Chief Carrico should sign the document.

 

Vote:  On a motion made by Selectman Murby, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was

voted unanimously to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign the Ambulance Service

Affiliation Agreement with Norwood Hospital, and to sign the Ambulance Services Medical

Director Services Agreement and further authorize Fire Chief William Carrico to sign the

Emergency Medical Services QA/QI Program Agreement

 

MS4 Storm Water Permit

DPW Director Maurice Goulet explained to the Board that he has completed the Notice of Intent to comply with the MS4 Storm Water Permit, actually permit is for 2016, effective July 1, 2018.  Completing the NOI is a requirement by EPA and must be submitted by October 1, 2018.  He continued saying that Medfield is really ahead of the curve as DPW does a lot of the required work ourselves, that helps save the Town money.  There are a number of towns that have not completed projects and are behind. The objective for this permit is to be sure the storm water stays clean. EPA has reviewed our documents and Medfield is in good shape.  Mr. Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Town Administrator Sullivan to sign the Notice of Intent.

 

Vote:  Selectman Murby made a motion, seconded by Selectman Peterson authorizing

Town Administrator Michael Sullivan to sign the Notice of Intent for coverage under Small

MS-4 General Permit.  Unanimous vote

 

DHCD Eligible Purchaser Certificate

Ms. Trierweiler explained that the Allendale House at 9 Thomas Clewes Road was recently sold; the closing took place about three weeks ago.  Unfortunately DHCD did not provide the certificate to the attorney in time for the closing date.  However, the certificate wasn’t a necessary document for the closing, but it does need to be recorded.  Ms. Trierweiler requested Chairman Marcucci to sign the document as the Town’s CEO.  The house sold for $290,800.00.

 

Vote:  On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to authorize Chairman

Marcucci to sign the DHCD Eligible Purchaser Certificate for the property at 9 Thomas

Clewes Road

 

Committee Appointments

 

Vote:  On a motion made by Selectman Murby, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was

voted unanimously to appoint Jared Spinelli as Associate Member of the Zoning Board

of Appeals and as recommended by the ZBA

 

Vote:  On a motion made by Selectman Murby and seconded by Selectman Peterson

it was voted unanimously to appoint Randall Karg as a member of the Board of Water

and Sewerage

 

Mr. Murby noted that Nancy Schemer as a member of the Lyme Disease Study Committee her role was primarily education; she has requested not to be appointed to the Wildlife Management Committee.  However, as we have not received her resignation letter, Mr. Murby will contact Chris Kaldy to be certain Nancy is no longer interested and indeed resigned.

 

Pending

Special Town Meeting

Ms. Trierweiler explained to the Board that she had conversation with Town Meeting Moderator Scott McDermott who proposes that the date of Annual Town Meeting be changed to the first Monday in May and if the meeting needs to be continued, to the first Tuesday in May.  The new date will give extra time for informational sessions to educate the residents regarding the warrant articles.  As it would be a change to the Town Charter, an article on the October Special Town Meeting is necessary.   Also, Town Moderator would like to have an earlier start time 7PM instead of 7:30.  As there is nothing in the Town Charter regarding the time, the October Special Town Meeting may begin at 7 PM.

 

Chairman Marcucci would like to see the date of the Town Election be changed to either well before Annual Town Meeting or after.  It would allow newly elected members of committees/

boards and perhaps a new Selectman time to become familiar with warrant articles and procedures. Further discussion is needed.

 

Selectman Murby remarked that we all received an email from Richard DeSorgher about the Leighton family land.  Originally, Barbara did not want the publicity of the family name on the property.  Barbara, who recently celebrated her 100 birthday now would like to have a sign posted with the family name.   Does this need to be on the October Warrant?  Kristine will research.

 

As Selectman Murby is not available on October 22, the Board agreed to change the date for the Special Town Meeting from October 22 to October 29.

 

 

Town Goals

Selectmen reviewed the Town Goals document and agreed to keep as a goal “identify 1 parcel of land not town-owned, even if zoned residential, that could be commercially developed” and remove tree planting in front of Post office to the to do list instead

 

Vote:  Move to accept Town Goals as revised with the two changes discussed this evening

Unanimous vote

 

Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda)

Granted as noted by the Chair:

Medfield Youth Lacrosse permission to post signs announcing spring registration

Medfield Lions Club permission to post signs announcing their Annual Chowder Fest on

November 3; additionally permission to use the Town’s VSM sign at the Transfer Station to

promote the event

Medfield Garden Club permission to place signs announcing their December 1, 2018 Holiday

Home Sale

Neighbors on Pederzini Drive and Boyden Road permission to hold their annual Block Party

Sunday September 30, 2018

 

Meeting Minutes

Voted unanimously to accept the minutes of June 26, 2018 with edits submitted by

Selectmen Marcucci and Murby

Voted unanimously to approve the minutes of August 21 as corrected

Voted unanimously to approve the minutes of September 4, 2018 with edits

 

Defer the minutes of August 14, 2018 until the next meeting

 

Board of Selectmen Action List

Ms. Trierweiler prepared an excel spreadsheet for the Board listing items to be considered for future meetings; Selectmen appreciate her tackling the project.  Mr. Murby has several changes that he will incorporate into the list and at a future meeting the Board will review and comment.  The Selectmen agree that they do not want to micromanage Town Departments, however, departments should be held accountable and complete projects where indicated and in a timely fashion.

 

Selectmen Report

Selectman Peterson said that he had conversation with Matt McCormick about having a group look at the downtown area for ideas to move forward as the Downtown Study Committee disbanded.  Matt expressed his interest in being a part of the group.   Mr. Peterson announced that the Medfield Foundation has developed a legacy fund that will be engaged with giving grant awards.  Mr. Peterson reported that on September 26 a film will be shown entitled “Suicide the Ripple Effect.”  He encourages residents to attend the showing; cost $5.00 per person.

 

Selectman Murby remarked that Medfield Day was fun, great weather.  He reported that the MSH Development Committee held their first meeting last night and discussed the schedule for the RFI.  The committee modified the date of issuance of the RFI to October 4.  They have garnered a list of large scale developers for the mailing and will request that responses are due November 20, a six week window.  The committee continues to target December 18 to incorporate recommended reasons into the hospital master plan.

Mr. Murby reviewed some preliminary results of the Senior Housing Survey.  He said that Barbara Gips deserves special recognition for putting together a draft of survey results, about 33 pages.  Out of 2,204 mailings there are 695 responses or about 32% and 20% of the respondents’ desire housing in the downtown area or at the state hospital site.  Another result is that 350 to 400 housing units will be needed.  Details will be presented at a future meeting.

 

Selectman Marcucci remarked that the owner of the Farm Street house contacted him to let him know that she is unable to sell her house.  The Water and Sewerage Board is meeting tonight and they will review the issue regarding sewerage.  Chairman Marcucci put together a schedule of meetings moving forward and remarked that at the October 2nd meeting we should complete the discussion of appointing Kristine as Town Administrator; also vote to approve the RFI.  Under informational items we have a copy of Tim Bonfatti’s resignation letter from the School Committee.  A Special Election needs to be held to vote his replacement.  Mr. Marcucci talked with school committee member Anna Mae and suggested to her that the election be held at our meeting on October 16th.   She will confirm.  Ms. Trierweiler interjected saying that as one of the Library Trustees has resigned, are the Selectmen willing to hold their election on the same night.  Library Trustees to confirm.  Mr. Marcucci went on to say that perhaps the developer and his attorney for 96 Adams Street should come to either our October 16 meeting or November 6.  The annual budget hearing with the Warrant Committee will be held on November 6.  Future Selectmen meeting dates after November 6th are November 27, December 11 and December 18.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMA legislative breakfast

The Massachusetts Municipal Association holds legislative breakfasts to allow municipal officials to interact with their legislators.  I attended one this morning at the Christa McAuliffe Library in Framingham and the room was chock full of metrowest legislators.

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I now see that my water bottle had prime placement.  The photo shows about a third of the attendees.

To my left was Representative Bruce Linsky (Natick and Sherborn) who said that Natick and Wellesley are being deluged by Open Meeting Law requests by some gadfly who is taking up way too much time of the town hall workers, and that some corrective legislative action will be needed.  I asked him to include allowing we selectmen to communicate by email on platforms where all our emails would appear in an on-line page in the town’s website, similar to a posted meeting, but the use of the emails would allow more efficient handling of the town’s business and the public could read the entire exchange (similar to listening to an in person meeting).

Senator Eldridge, to Linsky’s left, reported that:

  • education reform almost got out of the conference committee;
  • land use litigation will happen soon; and
  • 82 communities have now passed plastic bag bans and we are close to a tipping point that will allow passage of a state ban.

Senator Hannah Kim talked about need for more parking at transportation (MBTA) sites and proposing an income tax deduction for farmers who donate produce that alleviates food insecurity.

Rep. Carmen Gentile (Sudbury) is seeking to make the home rule action that allowed Sudbury to give real estate property tax relief to its seniors for the past three years to any town that wants to opt in.  BTW, I called and got that Sudbury material and I will organize and share it soon.

Lexington Selectman Michelle Ciccola, who is soon to be a state rep., wants to see the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) to get better funded.

Rep. Kate Hogan was concerned about a litany of issues, and I mainly noted about transportation.

Our own Rep. Denise Garlick was not there, but was represented by Anne Weinstein, her Director of Constituent Services (out of the frame to the right).

Selectman Dan Matthews of Needham and I both told the legislators that towns need more revenue.  I shared my idea to have the auto excise tax be based on the car’s fair market value, which would likely triple our ca. $2 m. revenues (the statute mandates a steep decline in the car values by year).

Special Town Meeting (STM) 10/29

The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a special town meeting (STM) for 7:30 PM on October 29, 2018 at the Medfield High School gym.  The following are the warrant articles, in three formats:

  • as a PDF,
  • as a JPG, and
  • as a Word doc (but one that hat has formatting problems).

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD

COMMONWEALTH  OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

WARRANT FOR THE OCTOBER 29, 2018 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

 

Norfolk, SS.

 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, greetings:

 

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in Town Meetings, to meet at the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School Gymnasium, located at 88R South Street in said Medfield on MONDAY THE TWENTY-NINTH day of OCTOBER, A.O., 2018 at 7:30 o’clock P.M., then and there to act on the following articles:

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to accept G.L. Chapter 90, Section 17C which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to establish a 25 mph speed limit on any roadway inside a thickly-settled or business district, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to accept G.L. Chapter 90, Section 18B which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to establish designated safety zones having a 20 mph speed limit, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 


Article 3.
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a gift of land from the Estate of Carol M. Stockman, consisting of an unimproved parcel of land containing approximately 11.8 acres located on the southeriy side of Bridge Street and shown on Medfield Assessors Map 41 as Parcel 14, title references: Norfolk County Registry District, Certificate of Title No. 122183 and Norfolk Probate Court Docket No. 18P1395EA, for conservation purposes, or do or act anything in relation thereto.
(Town Counsel)

 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease a portion of Town-owned land at the former Medfield State Hospital, consisting of the two buildings formerly known as Lee Chapel and the infirmary, together with the surrounding land, to a public or private entity, consistent with the provisions of G.L. Ch. 30B, Section 16 for  up  to  ninety-nine  years,  upon  such    terms  and  conditions  as  the  Board  of Selectmen  determine  to  be  in  Town’s  interests  for  the  purpose  of  developing  and                                     operating  an  arts  and  cultural  center  and,  if  deemed  necessary  or  desirable,  to  authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth of   Massachusetts to enact special legislation authorizing the Town of Medfield to enter into such a lease, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

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(Board of Selectmen)

 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Medfield Town Code Article 300 Zoning by adding a new Section 300-14.17 to create a new “Senior Housing Residential Development Overlay District” as follows:

§300.14.17 Senior Housing Residential Development Overlay District

 

Purpose and Intent: The purpose of this bylaw is to provide diverse and appropriate housing opportunities to meet the needs of people as they age and/or become disabled. Housing developed under this article should be located near services and encourage housing types, floor plans, and levels of affordability that are appropriate to serve these population groups. The housing should be designed in such a way as to promote cohesive neighborhoods, consistent in character with traditional New England architecture and shall utilize best practices with respect to minimizing environmental impacts.

  1. Definitions: The following definitions shall apply to this section of the Medfield Zoning Bylaw:
    1. Basement: the portion of a building that is partly or completely below A minimum of 70% of the basement walls, on average, must be below grade to be considered a basement.
  2. Cottage Dwelling: a single-family home, measuring no more than two­ thousand four hundred (2,400) square feet of net floor area for units with basements, or alternatively, one-thousand six hundred (1,600) square feet of net floor area for buildings that do not contain a basement, that are designed to accommodate aging or disabled Dwellings should feature zero-step entrances, doorways at least 36″ wide, and covered parking.
  3. Multifamily Dwelling: a dwelling containing at least three (3) and no more than twenty-four (24) units separated by floors and/or walls within an individual Dwelling units within a multi-family building may be no larger than one-thousand two-hundred (1,200) square feet of net floor area. Any multifamily building more than one story tall must be serviced by an elevator and have an accessible primary entrance. More than one multifamily building may be placed on a lot provided there is at least thirty (30) feet separation between each building.
  4. Public Amenity: a commercial, civic, or non-profit entity, such as the Medfield Senior Center, Town Hall, Public Library, Veteran’s Services, private medical offices, grocery stores, and pharmacies that provide goods and services necessary and convenient to seniors and/or disabled
  5. Senior Housing Residential Development: a development created under this section of the bylaw containing cottages, two-family, townhouse, or multifamily dwellings; and that utilizes universal design principles and provides for
  6. Two-family Dwelling: a dwelling designed to accommodate two residential units, measuring no more than two-thousand four hundred (2,400) square feet of net floor area for units with basements, or alternatively, one-thousand six hundred (1,600) square feet of net floor area for buildings without basements, separated by either walls or
  7. Townhouse Dwelling: a building designed to accommodate up to six (6) residential dwelling units, in a side-by-side configuration, containing up to two­ thousand four hundred (2,400) square feet of net floor area for units with basements, or one-thousand six hundred (1,600) square feet for units without basements, per Townhouses must have zero-step entrances, doorways at least 36″ wide, and covered parking. More than one townhouse building may be placed on a lot provided there is at least fifteen (15) feet separating each building.
  8. Universal Design: a broad-spectrum of design principles meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with
  9. Visitable: housing designed in such a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs, walkers, or some other mobility device.

 

8.  Applicability

 

  1. In the RT, RS, Bl, and IE zoning districts, the provisions of this section may be applied to the following uses:
    1. Any project involving the creation of six (6) or more lots or dwelling units, as measured over a ten-year time period, whether by new construction or by the alteration, expansion, reconstruction, or change of existing residential or non-residential space, for the purpose of a Senior Housing Residential Development for uses identified under Section 300 Attachment 1, Table of Use Regulations, Uses 1 (single family dwelling) and 1.2.a-c (two-family dwelling); or
    2. Any project requiring a special permit under Section 300 Attachment 1 Use 4 (multi-family dwelling, inclusive of townhouses) that results in a net increase of six (6) or more dwelling units, as measured over a ten-year time period, whether by new construction or by the alteration, expansion, reconstruction, or change of existing residential or non-residential space for the purpose of Senior Housing Residential Development; and
    3. Any project that is intended for people age 62 or over and/or disabled people of any age and their respective As such, buildings and site improvements in a Senior Housing Residential Development shall provide for visitability and universal design in accordance with the provisions of this bylaw.

 

  1. The provisions of this section may be applied to lot(s) meeting the following criteria in the RT, RS, Bl, and IE zoning districts, unless otherwise excepted:
    1. A minimum lot area of 3 developable acres, exclusive of wetlands and uplands, for cottage dwellings, two-family dwellings, townhouse dwellings, and/or multifamily
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  • A minimum of 150 feet of frontage on a public way or a lot in Municipal Use (Section 300, Attachment 1, Table of Use Regulations, Use 12) for which an access easement for the proposed Senior Housing Residential Development will be provided.
  1. Existing public water and sewer available at the street frontage; or lots that will be served by public water and sewer prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy as part of the development
  2. A location within 2,000 feet of a Public

 

  1. Special Permit: The grant of a Special Permit from the Planning Board is required for the development of any project set forth in Subsection A (above). A Special Permit may be granted only if the proposal meets the requirements of this section of the Medfield Zoning Bylaws, and those requirements for Site Plan review under Section 300-14.12 as well as those requirements for Special Permits by the Planning Board under Section 300-14.15, as applicable.

 

 

  1. Uses:
  1. Cottage Dwellings
  2. Two-Family Dwellings
  3. Townhouse Dwellings
  4. Multifamily Dwellings
  5. A Senior Housing Residential Development may also include the following uses:
    1. Accessory uses for residents, employees, and guests, such as a club house, dining facilities (not open to the general public) laundry facilities, or indoor or outdoor recreation facilities;
    2. Conservation or agricultural

 

 

E.  Dimensional  Requirements

  1. A Senior Housing Residential Development shall have the following density

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Use Maximum Density1 Maximum Height1
Cottage Dwellings 5 units/acre 32′
Two-Family  Dwellings 8 units/acre 32′
Townhouse  Dwellings 10 units/acre 35′
Multifamily  Dwellings 15 units/acre 45’2
1 The Planning Board may require a reduction in density or building heights for Senior Housing Residential Developments to mitigate potential impacts on the Town’s infrastructure, natural, and/or neighborhood architectural character.

2  For the purposes of this section, elevator headhouses and rooftop mechanicals, inclusive of equipment shelters and structures designed to screen equipment, as well as architectural details such as parapets and cornices, shall not exceed eight feet (8′) in height as measured from the roofline (in the case of a flat roof) or the top of the gable (in the case of a pitched roof) beyond the maximum height restrictions as enumerated  above.

  1. Maximum building area shall not exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of the lot area for new construction or expansion of existing
  2. The minimum amount of open space must be at least thirty-five percent (35%) of the lot area, exclusive of wetlands and At least seventy percent (70%) of that open space must be usable open space for passive or active recreation exclusive of wetlands and uplands.
RT RS Bl/IE
Cottage & Two-Family Front & Rear Yard 20′ 30′ 15′
Cottage & Two-Family Side Yard 10′ 10′ 7.5′
Townhouse Dwellings Front, Side, &

Rear Yard

20′ 35′ 15′
Multifamily Dwellings Front, Side, &

Rear Yard

30′ 35′ 20′

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  • The following setbacks shall apply to all lot lines within a Senior Housing Residential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Nothing in this section shall preclude the Planning Board from waiving setback requirements from lot lines or between buildings should it be determined that a reduced setback is necessary to achieving the purposes of this section and such a waiver shall not have a detrimental impact on the
  2. Senior Housing Residential Developments with lot lines abutting single family homes must maintain an additional 25′ setback along those lot lines.
  1. The following off-street parking requirements shall apply to any Senior Housing Residential Development:
  1. Cottage, Two-Family, and Townhouse Dwellings – 5 spaces per unit
  2. Multifamily Dwellings – 1 space per unit
  • Guest Parking – 1 space per three (3)

 

F.   Additional  Requirements

  1. All dwellings in a Senior Housing Residential Development must be subject to an age restriction described in a deed/deed rider, or restrictive covenant, and shall be reviewed by the Town Attorney and approved by the Planning Evidence the deed restriction has been recorded at the Registry of Deeds must be submitted prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the Senior Housing Residential Development.

 

  1. No unit within a Senior Housing Residential Development may have more than two Floor plans featuring a first-floor master bedroom, age­ appropriate or accessible bathroom facilities, and kitchen and dining facilities on the same floor as the zero-step entrance are preferred. Rooms designated as offices or bonus rooms on floor plans may not have closets or be easily convertible to bedrooms.
  2. Cottages, duplexes, and townhouses must be served by covered, indoor, or structured parking exclusive of guest parking spaces, which may be open to the
  3. Entrance door widths must be at least thirty-six inches (36″) wide and have a zero step
  4. Outdoor walkways, gardens, recreation areas, or other facilities must be designed for universal

 

G.  Development Standards

The Planning Board’s review process shall evaluate a proposed Senior Housing Residential Development for conformance with the following minimum development standards in addition to those standards found under Sections 300-14.12 and 300- 15.e-g of the Medfield Zoning Bylaw:

  1. Senior Housing Residential Developments shall be designed to further the Town’s interest in providing diverse housing opportunities with attractive and usable outdoor common areas for households of all ages and
  2. New buildings within a Senior Housing Residential Development shall utilize low impact development and energy efficient design
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  • Structures located near the project property lines shall be designed and located in a manner that reflects consistency and compatibility with neighboring areas, and shall include appropriate use of building density, heights, and massing as well landscaped screening to minimize impacts on abutting
  1. Structures shall be clustered to protect open spaces, natural, and environmentally sensitive
  2. Building design shall avoid use of long, unbroken facades, and shall include use of balconies, offset walls, trellises and other design elements to provide visual
  3. Building design, colors, and materials shall generally correspond to the natural setting of the project site, and shall be compatible with the surrounding architectural vernacular of the project

 

  1. Conflict with Other Bylaws: The provisions of this bylaw shall be considered supplemental of existing zoning To the extent that a conflict exists between this bylaw and others, the more restrictive bylaw/ordinance, or provisions therein, shall apply.

or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Council on Aging)

 

Article  6.  To see if the Town will vote to amend the Medfield Town Code Chapter 300 Zoning Attachment  1 Table of Use Regulations, by adding the sections in bold as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use A RE RT RS RU B Bl IE
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Senior Housing Residential
Develoment Overlal£ District
(See § 300-14.17}

 

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or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Council on Aging)

 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to dispose of, by sale or ground lease, a parcel of Town-owned land shown as “Parcel A” on a plan of land captioned “Approval Not Required (ANR) Survey Medfield Senior Center Medfield, Massachusetts” prepared by DiPrete Engineering, 990 Washington  Street, Suite 101A, Dedham, MA 02026 dated June 26, 2018 and recorded at Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 672 at Page 75, containing 5.48 acres, according to said plan, together with access and utility easements over, under, and through abutting Town-owned land known as Lot 3, Ice House Road, to a private developer, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 30B, Section 16, on such terms and conditions  as the Board of Selectmen determine to be in Town’s interests, to develop and construct affordable and/or moderately priced residential housing for seniors and, if deemed necessary or desirable, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enact special legislation to enable said development, and/or construction, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

(Board of Selectmen)

 

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Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to propose amendments to the Town Charter to be submitted to the voters at the next annual town meeting for the election of officers for their approval, pursuant to the Home Rule Procedures Act, G.L. Chapter 43B, Section 10 and 11 as follows:

 

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Amend Article 3 The Board of Selectmen

Section 3.3 Appointments by adding, in first line, after “Town Administrator”: the Town Clerk, and

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Amend Article 6 Other Elective Offices

Section 6.1 Elective Offices Designated, by deleting: a. The Town Clerk for a term of three years, and re-lettering the remaining sub-sections.

 

Transitional provision: The foregoing amendments shall take effect upon the completion of the currently-serving Town Clerk’s current elected term,

 

or do or act anything in relation thereto.

(Board of Selectmen)

Article 9.  To see if the Town will vote to propose an amendment to the Town Charter

to be submitted to the voters at the next annual town meeting for the election of officers for their approval, pursuant to the Home Rule Procedures Act, G.L. Chapter 43B, Sections 10 and 11 as follows:

 

 

Amend Article 2 Legislative Branch: Open Town Meeting Section 2-2 Time of Annual Town Meeting by deleting “last Monday in April” and replacing with: “first Monday in May”, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

 

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Article  10.   To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of funding the opening of the

 

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CENTER at Medfield on Saturdays through June 301

2019, including staffing,

 

operating expenses, programming, meals, utilities and other associated costs, or do or take any other action relating thereto.

(Council on Aging)

 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the balance of funds appropriated for Iron/Manganese removal from the water supply under Article 34 of the 2018 Annual Town Meeting, for the purpose of studying and/or implementing the reduction of unaccounted-for water in the Town’s water supply, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

(Board of Water and Sewerage)

 

And you are directed to serve the Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in the usual places for posting warrants in said Medfield, fourteen days at least before the time of holding said Special Town Meeting.

 

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By virtue of this Warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and at town meetings, by posting attested copies of the same at five  public places fourteen days before the date of the Special Town Meeting as within directed.

Constable:  {?J,       f .i;

Date:   / o/ a 3 / jg                                                                        

A TRUE COPY ATTEST:

Carol A. Mayer, CMMC /s/ Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Office hours tomorrow

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Selectman Office Hours

I hold regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters.

Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on). I can be reached at 508-359-9190 or via this blog about Medfield matters https://medfield02052.wordpress.com/, where any schedule changes will be posted.

BoS 10/2 materials

Here are the back up materials for the meeting on Tuesday  20181002-agenda and materials

Evelyn indicated that they may not be in the best of order (she was having problems with the scanner and had to send them as four separate emails), but once I combined them they read well enough for me to get the gist of things.

TOWN OF MEDFIELD TOWN CLERK MEETING NOTICE rd:. i..; t. I v':::.U , u ~ N OF 1EDFIELO. HASS. POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 3~0!~c§tlfc:J.~823~A_S:,~ENDED. OFF lCE OF THE Board of Selectmen TOWH CLERK Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 211 d floor AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording DAY, DA TE, AND TIME Tuesday October 2, 2018@ 7:00 PM We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Executive Session: Exemption #2: to conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel: discussion and possible vote on compensation and other terms and conditions of an employment agreement to be offered to new Town Administration Kristine Trierweiler, if Board has so-voted Appointment Greg Bonnette: to present proposal to host a Cyclocross Bike Race at the hospital site in December Citizen Comment Action Items Vote to sign November 6, 2018 Election Warrant Letter from Library Trustees requesting permission to not fill the vacancy on their Board at this time Transfer Station and Recycling Committee member Steve Catanese submits his resignation Board of Selectmen are invited to attend Troop 89 Eagle Scout Cou1t of Honor for Justin George Plakias, Eric Robert Plumb, Ian Daniel Gipson, Caillian Jeremiah Sheehy on November 24, 2018 Vote to sign Certificate of Achievement for Eagle Scout Benjamin Lewis Rothstein; Court of Honor to be held October 13, 2018 DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to give him authority him to dispose of Town Surplus Vehicles and Equipment Vote to award Salt Bid Vote to call October 29, 2018 Special Town Meeting; new time 7:00PM Vote to open October 29, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant Vote to close October 29, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant Vote to sign October 29, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant Planning Board recommends the Selectmen vote to appoint Teresa James as their representative on the Town Wide Master Planning Committee Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign Draft Audit Report for the Wheelock School boiler replacement project Town Planner Sarah Raposa requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign the following documents: Grant Agreement for the OCR Recreation Trails Program Grant Agreement for Cultural Facilities Fund Feasibility and Technical Assistance Grant Contract for professional services with MAPC for the Hazard Mitigation Plan update MHP 40B technical assistance applications for Rosebay and Dale Street projects Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign Standard Contract Form regarding the $30,000.00 award to provide public awareness and education on suicide prevention Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign Standard Contract Form relating to the Town's Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Project. Medfield has received a FEMA award in the amount of$14,625.00 for this project Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to sign two Federal Procurement Notifications. First for the storm of March 2 and 3, 2018, $45,000; second the storm of March 13 and 14, 2018, $149,000 Discussion Items Fuither discussion and vote on offering Town Administrator position to current Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler, subject to mutual agreement on compensation and other terms and conditions of an employment agreement Selectmen discuss their position on Special Town Meeting articles Discuss process/schedule for Town Wide Master Plan and composition of committee Potential guidance to Parks & Recreation and Council on Aging concerning building projects Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) Church of the Advent requests permission to place signs announcing their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 10, 2018, signs in place October 27 to November I 0 Boy Scout Troop 89 requests permission to place a sign at the Transfer Station announcing their annual Christmas Tree Pick-up and Recycling Program Zullo Gallery Director Bill Pope requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for event S01'%WvU-ev~Show~on Saturday October 20, 7-11 PM High School Theatre Society requests permission to post signs announcing their fall performance of "A l-1~ N~~Vve"' (/') '1'>20181002-agenda_Page_2