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Select Board 3/23/2021

Meeting materials available here – https://www.town.medfield.net/663/Agenda-Packets

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
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:
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The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5058/BOS-Meeting-Packet-March-23-
2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
Chair to identify Board members who are participating remotely
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments / Potential Votes
1. Police Chief Michelle Guerette to recommend that the Board of Selectmen vote to
appoint Connor Ashe to Sergeant
First Posted:
2. Todd Trehubenko, Medfield State Hospital Development Committee to discuss the
Request for the Proposals for the Medfield State Hospital and request Board of Selectmen
vote to release the Request for Proposals
3. Medfield Affordable Housing Trust to discuss the Hinkley South Request for Proposals
and recommendation to the Board of Selectmen; potential vote of award by the Board of
Selectmen
Discussion (potential votes)
4. COVID-19 Status Update and CARES Funding Update
5. Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets and Financial Policies
a. Vote to increase the override for the Municipal Buildings Stabilization Fund by
2.5% to $1,076,890
6. 2021 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant Articles
Action Items
7. Vote to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Medfield Police League July 1,
2020 to June 30, 2022
8. Accept the resignation of Tracey Hogan from the Medfield Historical Commission
9. Appoint the following to the Medfield Historical Commission:
a. Kirsten Poler for term to expire May 19, 2022
b. Doug Whitla for a three-year term
c. Peter Fletcher for a three-year term
10. Vote to approve a Cost of Living Adjustment for nonunion employees, per the Personnel
Board’s recommendation of a 2% COLA
11. Vote to approve the Employment Contract with the Town Administrator Kristine
Trierweiler
12. Vote to approve the Employment Contract with Police Chief Michelle Guerette
Consent Agenda
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
 March 30, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational

20 cases over the last 14 days.

Medfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard has been updated with case and testing data as of 3/18/2021. Medfield remains in the yellow category and has a case count of 20 cases over the last 14 days.

UPDATEView all updates
March 19, 2021 09:29 AM

Medfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard has been updated with case and testing data as of 3/18/2021. Medfield remains in the yellow category and has a case count of 20… Read on

Click here to open the dashboard.

Pamela Bates, Matthew Parillo, and Kirsten Poler join MFi board

Medfield Foundation names 3 to its board of directors

The Medfield Foundation has announced that Kirsten Poler, Matthew Parillo and Pamela Bates have been appointed to its Board of Directors. These appointments reflect the growth of MFi and its initiatives and contributions to the town. The MFi Board of Directors governs all Medfield Foundation events and campaigns, administers associated funds and works with local nonprofit groups.

“The work of MFi and our organizations is more important than ever in these times and our Board composition must evolve to support outreach to new residents and families in Medfield. With these changes, MFi has further increased the makeup of our board in terms of gender and career experience,” said Evan Weisenfeld, president of Medfield Foundation.

Poler is a trusts and estates lawyer who practiced at Palmer and Dodge and Wellesley College until relocating to London 20 years ago.  While in London, Kirsten worked to raise money for various nonprofits which included trekking to Mt Everest base camp for Women for Women and running several London Marathons for the NSPCC.

Having moved back recently, Kirsten has worked on behalf of the Annual Fund for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation, The Charles River School, and her alma mater, Amherst College. Kirsten is enjoying getting to know all things Medfield and has also joined the Conservation Commission and the board of the Cultural Alliance of Medfield.  Kirsten lives with her husband and youngest daughter and many assorted animals on their farm.

Parillo is a Massachusetts native who lives in Medfield with his wife and two children. He is the assistant vice president of communications at Brandeis University’s Institutional Advancement division. He is responsible for directing an integrated and strategic communications effort to support fundraising and constituent engagement initiatives. He has coached soccer for Medfield youth and has taught sailing at a public sailing center. He also serves as an advisor to Footnote, a MassChallenge online media company that brings academic research and expertise to a broader audience.Get the Inside Massachusetts Politics newsletter in your inbox.

Bates resides in Medfield with her husband and two children in the Wheelock School and Medfield Children’s Center. She is the chief operating officer at Shorelight, a Boston-based global education company partnering with top-ranked, nonprofit North American universities to build innovative programs and services that help talented students thrive and become global citizens. She serves on the Parent Board of the Medfield Children’s Center, volunteers for her alma mater Wheaton College (Norton) and as a mentor for Lead5050 focused on increasing opportunity for women in international education.

For information about the foundation, visit https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/

Medfield share of Federal $$$ = $1.28m. (to town), $2.4m. (to Norfolk County), & $414K (to schools)

The Town of Medfield appears in line to get the American Recovery Plan Federal monies in three separate pools:

  1. $1.28 m. from the American Recovery Plan paid to the Town of Medfield;
  2. $2.5 m. from the American Recovery Plan paid to Norfolk County for Medfield; and
  3. $414,000 from the American Recovery Plan going to the Medfield Schools under the ESSER Fund.

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This is from the Massachusetts Municipal Association chart about the first two items:

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Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, reports that the County has not determined what the County will do with their share and how it will be distributed.

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This email is from Congressman Auchincloss’ office about the third item:

From: O’Neil, Kevin
Date: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 12:29 PM
Subject: FW: American Rescue Plan- Estimated ESSER Funds
To:

Good morning Superintendent, State Senator, State Representatives, and Town Administrator,

The Congressional Research Service recently released estimates for grants expected to be issued to Local Education Agencies under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund included in the American Rescue Plan. Below is the estimated amount your school district can expect to receive, along with information on how funds can be used. As the Department of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) release further guidance, our office will continue to update you all and answer any outstanding questions.

Medfield School District estimated funds under the ESSER Fund – $414,000

How funds can be used (please note this list is not exhaustive and will be subject to further agency guidance)-

  1. At least 20% of funds received by an LEA must be used to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, including summer learning, extended day or afterschool programs, or extended school year programs.
  2. Remaining funds may be used for any activities under current law, and other key activities including but not limited to:
    1. Purchasing sanitation and PPE, training school staff on pandemic preparedness measures and developing health protocols in alignment with CDC guidelines;
    2. Repairing school facilities to reduce virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards;
    3. Providing technology for online learning to all students, including hardware, software and connectivity, and meals to eligible students engaged in remote learning;
    4. Providing mental health services for students;
    5. Other activities necessary to maintain continuity of services for school districts and employment of staff

Additionally, school districts must solicit public input on and publish plans for the safe return to in-person instruction within 30 days after receipt of funds.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Best,

Kevin O’Neil

Kevin O’Neil  | District Representative
Office of Congressman Jake Auchincloss, MA-4

29 Crafts Street, Suite 375 Newton, MA 02458

Office: (617) 332-3333

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Details will follow on how the monies can be used.

Clean up your Medfield 4/24 & 25

SAVE THE DATE

TOWNWIDE CLEAN UP

VOLUNTEER

April 24 & 25

Department of Public Works will be holding two clean up days on April 24 and April 25 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For information and to sign up to volunteer, please call DPW at 508-906-3003.

Lueders are Civic Founders of MFi Legacy Fund

Photo by Colleen Sullivan

Mike & Connie Lueders and Lueders Companies are Civic Founders of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is pleased to announce Mike & Connie Lueders and Lueders Companies as Civic Founders of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund.

Mike and Connie Lueders believe in and support the Medfield community and the mission of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund. Mike and Connie said, “Having been residents of this community for 36 years, we have experienced the unity, support, and common goals shared by MFi. We are honored to be part of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund and Civic Founders.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund is an endowed fund of the Medfield Foundation, and is working to raise an initial endowment of $1 million to support non-profit and community initiatives in town. By supporting these initiatives now and in the future, the Legacy Fund seeks to assure that Medfield will have the continued support for its current and future families and provide financial resiliency to meet community needs. The endowment is being raised through “Founders” like Mike and Connie Lueders and Lueders Companies.

For almost 40 years, Lueders Environmental, Inc. and Lueders Tree & Landscape, Inc. have provided personalized landscape care services with a more thoughtful approach to the environment. Lueders Environmental provides Lawn and Plant Health Care Diagnostics and Services. Lueders Tree & Landscape, Inc., focuses on expert pruning of Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. To learn more, visit Luedersco.com.

If you too appreciate your Medfield community and would like to leave your mark on Medfield’s future, please consider becoming a Founder of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund. Learn more about the Legacy Fund at http://medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund.

Survey of downtown businesses

From Town Planner, Sarah Raposa –

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Local Rapid Recovery Plan (LRRP) program includes a survey of local business owners located in the targeted downtowns or commercial districts. The purpose of the survey is to obtain business input to help guide strategy development, garner buy-in from the local business community and provide data from all LRRP participating districts for DHCD to inform programs and policy.


The survey will be administered online and the same survey will be used in all communities.
FinePoint Associates. After the survey closes, FinePoint will prepare a summary results report for each community. The report produced will provide results in aggregate form only so that the results will be anonymous. These results will contribute input for the diagnostic phase and help inform plan development.

Survey opens March 17 and closes early April. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRRPBiz

Thanks,

Sarah 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027
sraposa@medfield.net  

www.town.medfield.net

Click here to access Medfield’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage

Medfield Open For Business

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Covid voting changes extended

From the Massachusetts Municipal Association –

 
Breaking News from the MMA  
Gov. Baker signs law to extend pandemic-related voting changes

A law signed by Gov. Charlie Baker today provides a three-month extension for a number of changes to voting procedures that were enacted last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including early voting by mail.

The new law does the following:
• Allows a city or town with a municipal caucus or annual or special municipal election scheduled before June 30, 2021, to postpone such municipal caucus or municipal election to a date certain not later than Aug. 1, 2021

• Allows the select board, board of selectmen, town council or board of registrars to vote to eliminate a municipal caucus scheduled to occur before July 31, 2021, and, in the alternative, use nomination papers to nominate candidates …

𝙼𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛, 𝙼𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚢, 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚞𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚕: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙳𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚂𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚎𝚍𝚏𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚍

From Liz Whitcher for the Medfield Coalition for Public Education –

𝙼𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛, 𝙼𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚢, 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚞𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚕:
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙳𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚂𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚎𝚍𝚏𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚍

Yes, even Medfield has some scandalous history! Tickets include your choice of 3 entrees from Basil and access to a live virtual history talk with Richard DeSorgher! 
Optional add-ons include our signature cocktail-the Dark and Stormy and 2 of Richard’s books on the history of Medfield! #OneMedfield 

For more information and to sign up: https://www.medfieldcoalition.org/medfield-history-night