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Where in Medfield?

Feels like something I would see in Marblehead.

Where in Medfield?

Skiing Santa found a nook in a dead tree, on a truly bucolic street.

ATM redux Monday at 7PM

From the Moderator –

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator

An Open Letter to Friends and Neighbors in Medfield

May 6, 2022

This is a note about coming together. As a town, and more importantly as a community, we have very important reasons to do just that. One reason to come together has immediacy, and the other reasons to come together are strategic to the future of Medfield.

On the ‘immediate’ front, this Monday evening, May 9, at 7:00PM, we need to come together as a quorum of voters to conduct our Annual Town Meeting. This is important. As you likely witnessed or heard, last Monday night we gathered in the high school gym and failed to reach the required quorum of 250 voters.

So we will try again on Monday night. Your participation is what makes our local government work. Much of the annual town meeting is about conducting the business of the town. We come together. We try to be efficient; we almost always complete our town’s annual governance responsibilities in one evening. This Monday, I assure you, we will complete our 2022 annual business in a couple of hours. In that time we will address the town’s FY 2023 operating and capital budgets, zoning articles, personnel matters, and certain financial appropriations and transfers. And, important to all, we will again address the process for the appointment of our next School Building Committee.

Please join us on Monday the 9th at 7:00PM at the high school gymnasium and cafeteria. I look forward to welcoming you and a quorum of our friends and neighbors. Please spread the word. Bring a friend. And come and enjoy the flavor of direct, participatory, democratic self-government.


Note: Covid health concerns continue. I believe the town has been highly effective over the last two years in the ‘balancing tests’ of managing through a pandemic. For Monday evening, the gymnasium will be ‘mask optional’ and the cafeteria will be ‘mask required and socially distanced.’


On a ‘strategic’ dimension, we need to come together as well. In the long life of a town, not all times are equal. Not all times are as dynamic and strategically important as the moment we are in today. As early as next month, we will be making a decision regarding the development of a portion of the land we own at the site of the former Medfield State Hospital. And, after a somewhat bruising 2021, we know the time is now to pick ourselves up, come together, and re-focus on our elementary school building needs. These are big responsibilities for a community. We face decisions and actions of great opportunity and long term consequence. We will do better with these decisions and actions if we come together as a community.

In addition, we need to look at how we self-govern. How do we preserve the core values and virtues of an open town meeting? And how do we stimulate changes to maintain those values and virtues as we head deeper into the 21st century? I will recommend that we move quickly to appoint a citizen commission to consider these questions and help to advance civic engagement and volunteerism in the key activities of our local government.

Very truly yours,

Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator
TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Scott F. McDermott
Town Moderator

Medfield 50th safest town/city in US

Per SafeWise (via WDHD, Rich Coulombre, and Chief Guerette –

MPD escort for Julie Letai tomorrow around noon

Email from Jean Letai –

Subject: Police Escort for Medfield Olympian tomorrow

Dear Gus, Pete, and Eileen –

Just reaching out to let you know that my daughter Julie Letai, who represented Medfield while competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, will be returning to town tomorrow (Wednesday, April 20). She will be with one of her Olympic short-track speedskating teammates (Kristen Santos from CT) as part of US Speedskating’s Tour of Olympians. 

The Medfield police plan to surprise them with an escort around 12 noon — as they drive from 109 near Millis, left on North St, and right on Pine St. I know it’s tricky to plan the precise timing, but we would be happy for any Medfielders to wave at them anywhere along the way!

They will also be at the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley from 6-8pm tomorrow, meeting and greeting the public on ice from 6-7 and off the ice from 7-8.

All best,

Jean Letai

Select Board – March 15, 2022

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MFi thanks town’s residents!

From the Medfield Foundation –

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Dear Friend and Neighbor,


The Medfield Foundation (MFi) thanks you for your amazing support in 2021.


For your support of the 2021 MFi Angel Run:

1,304 participants!

$34,000 raised!

37% more raised for Medfield than in 2020!

Angel Run funds are directed back to our community through MFi programs.

2021 Angel Run Starting Line

For your support through the Annual Appeal for our Public Need Fund:

$2,450 raised in 2021!

Public Need funds are directed back to our community through MFi programs.

MFi at Medfield Day

For your support of the Legacy Fund Endowment in 2021:

$300,000+ raised!

40+ new donors!

85%+ increase in endowment funds for Medfield in 2021!!

The Legacy Fund Endowment is used to fund our Legacy Fund grants program.


MFi Legacy Fund Grant Ceremony

MFi could not do its important work in our community without your support, so THANK YOU!!

We look forward to working with you in 2022!

For more information on our programs, including how to participate, please visit www.medfieldfoundation.org.

Select Board 1/18/2022

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. The Board of Selectmen will attend in person and
members of the public may attend in person. In addition, members of the public who wish to
participate via Zoom may do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6
SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
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: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting is available at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5640/BOS-Meeting-Packet-January-18-2
022
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation available through Zoom Tuesday, January 18, 2022 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
Executive Session at the conclusion of the regular meeting:
● Vote to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the purchase, exchange,
lease or value of real property
7:00 PM - Public Hearing
Medfield Community Electricity Aggregation Plan
● Vote to approve the aggregation plan
Appointments
1. Rob Gregg, Vine Lake Preservation Trust, to provide an update about the Trust and
dissolution of the Trust
2. David Cashman, SEB Housing, to request Board of Selectmen approval of a 5% rental
increase for current tenants & Property Specific Maximum Rents for vacant units
Discussion Items
3. FY2023 Budget outlook / revenue projections
4. Free Cash/Financial Policy Certification
5. Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles / Board of Selectmen Warrant Articles
Action Items
6. The Board of Selectmen are requested to sign letter to the Department of Housing and
Community Development requesting local preference for the affordable housing lottery at
Aura at Medfield
Citizen Comment
Consent Agenda
7. The Council on Aging requests a one day beer/wine permit for Wednesday, January 19,
Wednesday, February 23, and Wednesday, March 16 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for the monthly
Supper Club
Meeting Minutes
January 4, 2022
January 26, 2021
February 23, 2021
June 1, 2021
June 4, 2021
June 15, 2021
March 23, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 7, 2021
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
January 25, 2022
January 31, 2022 (Invited to Town of Medfield Climate Action Plan Presentation)
February 1, 2022
February 8, 2022 (State Representative Denise Garlick’s Annual Report to the Community)
February 15, 2022
Selectmen Reports
Informational
● Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Technical Assistance Award - $25,000 for
Downtown Wayfinding
● Groundwater Sampling Events: March, June, Sept. & Dec. 2022
● Results of Groundwater Sampling Conducted Dec. 9, 2021

Town House closed Friday, January 7, 2022 due to snow

Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, just announced that the Town House will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 7, 2022, due to the impending snowstorm.