3 Bd affordable home – 8/5 deadline

Affordable Housing Trust Committe

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Affordable Home Ownership Lottery – 4 John Crowder Road

4 John Crowder Rd - Picture

The Application and Lottery Process

4 John Crowder Rd - Picture

Link to Information Sheet

Link to Full Application

This is a short-term housing lottery process Will end on 08/05/2020 12 PM.

By the town’s request this opportunity is offered to households needing 3 bedrooms. For example, a couple with a child will not qualify. A single parent with 2 children will qualify; a single parent with elderly parent and a child will qualify. 

In order to participate in the lottery your first step is to understand the character of the program and your responsibilities as an owner of an affordable home, review the application and information to determine if you qualify (maximum annual income for all family members, maximum assets, first time home buyer status, available down payment and being pre-approved for a loan that is a fixed rate product.

Fill out the application and send with all the documents listed below. These documents must reach to Omega Ventures 55 Loring Street, Westwood, MA 02090 with a postmark NO LATER than 08/04/2020NO online submissions will be accepted!

Since this is a short-term lottery, we will ONLY consider submissions with the completely filled-out and signed application, pre-approval letter, and all supporting documents as listed in the checklist. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

It is important that you explain all deposits not itemized in your bank statements (where is says “deposit” etc.). If the deposit is payroll, transfers between your accounts these do not have to be itemized. If deposits are not itemized, your application will not be considered!

NOTE: FHA, VA, and most mortgages DO NOT ACCEPT THE DEED RESTRICTIONS! It is your responsibility to verify.

Your completed application will be reviewed and if you qualify you will be considered for the lottery.

There will be ONLY one open house hosted by the owner on 08/01/2020.  12PM – 4 PM.  You are invited to visit property. See details below

You must show proof of having at least 3% as a down payment and closing costs in your bank account

The lottery will be scheduled by the Town of Medfield and applicants will have a higher priority determined by their household size (for example a house hold of 4 will have priority on a house hold of 3 and so on).

After an offer is accepted, the purchase process will include inspection, purchase and sale agreement (P&S). You will be requested for 2 deposits held by seller’s attorney in escrow as binder to your offer and P&S.

You will need to take a first-time home buyer class offered by a certified (by CHAPA) agency (www.chapa.org)  before the closing. 

OPEN HOUSE INSTRUCTIONS 8/1/2020

This protocol will be strictly enforced! No Exceptions will be made.

  • You must register to the open house a head of time and show up 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment! Make sure you register ASAP. No registration after 7/29/20
  • No walk in or late showing will be allowed
  • Each visit is scheduled for 15 minutes SHARP
  • Only one family will be allowed to see the home at the scheduled time.
  • Each of visitors MUST have mask and gloves. 
  • You must pre-register onlinehttps://doodle.com/poll/pgvtqh2aekknuytm

State aid level funded

From the Massachusetts Municipal Association this afternoon –

STATE LEADERS ANNOUNCE LEVEL FUNDING FOR MAJOR LOCAL AID ACCOUNTS

FY21 UGGA TO BE LEVEL FUNDED AT FY20 AMOUNTS

FY21 CHAPTER 70 SCHOOL AID AT LEAST LEVEL FUNDED FOR ALL

 

July 30, 2020

After months of uncertainty regarding the size of the state’s fiscal crisis, state leaders today announced a framework for protecting the two main sources of local aid in the state’s fiscal 2021 state budget. According to a statement issued by A&F Secretary Michael Heffernan, the Governor and Legislature are committing to no less than level funding of Unrestricted General Government Aid and Chapter 70 education aid as the baseline amount for fiscal 2021 funding for each community.

Because of the difficulty in projecting tax collections, unanswered questions about whether the federal government will provide fiscal relief, and the unknown impact that the coronavirus will have this fall, the Legislature has enacted a bill to continue with a temporary budget through October 31. The state had previously adopted a one-twelfth budget through July, and has added a 3-month extension. This will give lawmakers and the Administration more time to gather information and shape their budget plans.

Knowing that local officials need firm information on local aid and school funding in order to finalize their municipal budgets, the state’s top leaders have joined together to provide guidance to cities and towns, and the news is good for communities.

In an alert issued via the Division of Local Services, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that House and Senate leaders and the Governor would be protecting the two major local aid accounts, UGGA and Chapter 70, from cuts as they set the state’s fiscal 2021 budget later this fall.

They announced that the $1.13 billion Unrestricted General Government Aid (UGGA) program will be level funded at fiscal 2020 amounts for all communities, and that all cities and towns will receive at least level funding of their Chapter 70 education aid. Some school districts will receive school aid increases due to inflation and enrollment under the current formula. In total, Chapter 70 school aid will increase by $107 million, bringing that account up to $5.28 billion.

Click here to download the topline local aid UGGA and Chapter 70 numbers for each community and school district, as released by DLS this afternoon.

Local officials with questions about the numbers can email DLS at databank@state.ma.us.

The Governor-House-Senate framework closely matches the MMA’s request to state leaders, which the association delivered earlier this week. MMA has asked state leaders to protect local aid from cuts by preserving aid at fiscal 2020 levels at a minimum.

Please click here to read MMA’s July 27 letter to state leaders.

MMA immediately applauded the local aid framework, issuing the following statement:

“This is very welcome news for cities and towns in every corner of Massachusetts. With the state facing a budget shortfall of between $6 billion to $8 billion due to the COVID-19 recession, local leaders have been very concerned about the potential impact on local aid. Today, the Governor, House and Senate have demonstrated that the state-local relationship is a true partnership. “By protecting local aid during this crisis, the state will maintain vital financial support for cities and towns. With this key financial guidance, communities can finalize their fiscal 2021 budgets, allowing them to continue their work fighting the coronavirus pandemic and delivering the essential quality-of-life services that drive our economy. This framework will benefit every resident and business in the Commonwealth, and we are deeply grateful to Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito, Speaker DeLeo, President Spilka, House and Senate Budget Chairs Michlewitz and Rodrigues, and their colleagues in the Legislature.”

Sign-up to get news bulletins for Dale St. Project

From Tracey Rogers –

Sign-up to receive updates and news about the planning for a new Dale Street School.  Click here and the sign-up box is on the top left of page.  For specific questions on the project, email dalestreetschoolproject@gmail.com.

Medfield Mascot forum 5:30pm 7/30

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Public Forum on Medfield Mascot on July 30 at 5:30pm

The Medfield School Committee invites all interested individuals to submit their comments regarding the continuing use of the Warrior LOGO to represent the Medfield Public Schools at a Public Forum on Thursday, July 30 at 5:30pm. School Committee members will review all submitted comments. In addition, please indicate on the form whether or not you would like to share your comment with the public via Zoom video participation at the meeting on July 30th.

The Committee will vote on the continuing usage of the Warrior logo at their scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 13 at 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. The Committee will not accept or read comments submitted via the “chat” or “Q&A” feature during the Public Forum portion of the Committee’s regular meeting on July 30, 2020.
  2. Requests to video comment must be submitted by Thursday, July 30 at 8am and will be limited to 3 minutes.
  3. General comments will still be accepted and considered until Aug. 9, so that the School Committee may have time to consider all statements before the August 13, 2020 vote.

Public Forum Participation Form HERE

THANK YOU!

Medfield’s 7/23 microburst

Photos shared by Kristine Trierweiler, that appeared to be from Chief Carrico, showing the Wilkins Glen and other tree damage. The first three show the building at Wilkins Glen that had to be evacuated – not sure of current status. I believe emergency food assistance was provided to some people by Medfield Outreach and others.

Medfield SHI now at 9.62%

DHCD Places Town’s Affordable Housing at 9.62%

The Department of Housing and Community Development’s July 8, 2020 letter says the town’s affordable housing units, including that 56 units at Aura, are now at 9.62%. The town was given two more years of safe harbor from unfriendly 40B’s as a result, through May 7, 2022. Based on these figures, we need about 16 more units to get over the 10% threshold, however, that number will go up once we have the new number of residents in town based on the 2020 census.

July 9, 2020
Mr. Osler L. Peterson
Chairman, Select Board
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street I Town Hall
Medfield, MA 02052
Dear Mr. Peterson:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING &
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Charles D. Baker, Governor + Karyn E. Polito, Lt Governor + Jennifer Maddox, Undersecretary
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has reviewed the Town of Medfield's May 7,
2020 (received electronically on June 25, 2020), request for certification of compliance with its Housing
Production Plan (HPP). DHCD makes the following findings:
1. Medfield has an HPP which is valid from October 19, 2016 to October 18, 2021.
2. The project for which certification is requested is Auro at Medfield (Subsidized Housing Inventory SHI ID
# 10461).
3. The 56 units constitute enough units for a two-year certification period (42 units).
4. The housing development is consistent with the production goals outlined m Medfield's Housing
Production Plan.
This certification is effective for a two-year period beginning on May 8, 2020 to May 7, 2022. Please note that all
units must retain eligibility for the SHI for the entire certification period. If units are no longer eligible for inclusion
on the SHI, they will be removed and will no longer be eligible for certification. This action may affect the term of
your certification. I have included an updated list of SHI eligible units. Medfield's current SHI stands at 9.62%.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Phillip DeMartino, Technical Assistance Coordinator,
at (617) 573-1357 or Phillip.DeMartino@,mass.gov.
Director, Division of Community Services
cc Senator Paul R. Feeney
Representative Denise C. Garlick .
Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator, Medfield
Susan Raposa, Town Planner, Medfield

SB 7/28

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended
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:
a. https://zoom.us/j/95650907195?pwd=YkNmdHRoR3NWNUE0V0htZWRHV
WdWUT09
b. Enter Password: 636000
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: 956 5090 7195
b. Enter the password: 636000
Board of Selectmen Revised
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 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 around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments
Meeting with Planning Board to accept resignation of Greg Sullivan and to make joint
appointment of Seth Meehan to fill the vacant seat until next Town election
Posted:
Town Clerk
Chief Michelle Guerette requests Board of Selectmen appoint Terrence Teehan to the position of
police recruit, effective on his start date at the police academy and accept withdrawal of Joseph
Sherbertes
Kathy McDonald, Medfield Youth Outreach Director to discuss name change for MYO
David Cashman to discuss Medfield Meadows 2020 sales prices
Discussion (potential votes)
COVID-19 Status Update/Operations
Action Items
Vote to call the Special Town Meeting
Vote to open the Special Town Meeting Warrant
Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve the Software User Agreement with Sensus
USA
Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve a contract with Environmental Partners
Group, Inc. (EPG) for Engineering Consulting Services for the Final Design for the iron and
manganese Water Treatment Facility
Chief William Carrico requests the BOS sign new agreements with Beth Israel and Good
Samaritan Hospital
Jean Mineo requests the BOS vote to sign letter of support for grant
Accept resignation of Ken Richard from the Medfield State Hospital Development Committee
and appoint:
• Patrick Casey
• Randal Karg
• Michael Metzler
• Christopher McMahon
Appointments to the Affordable Housing Trust:
• Newton Thompson
• Greg Sandomirsky
ZeLus Beer Garden sign request
Rocky Woods requests approval of one-day permits:
• Hike for Beer – Bonfire and Brews on Friday, July 31 from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
• Meteor Shower Campout on Wednesday, August 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm
• Family and Friends Beaver Discovery Hike on Saturday, August 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm
• Family and Friends Subset Hike Campout on Saturday, August 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Town Administrator Update
Next Meeting Dates
Selectmen Reports
Informational
• Housing Choice Community Designation
• Housing Production Plan Safe Harbor Certification through May 7, 2022
• CDBG-CV grant award of $683,100 for microenterprise assistance and food assistance
for local food banks (regional application with Bellingham, Foxborough, Franklin,
Walpole, and Wrentham)
• 4 John Crowder Road Housing Lottery (applications due August 4 at 5 pm)
• Bike to the Beach

Thursday evening micro burst

Tree against house on North Street. See Colleen Sullivan’s Medfield Patch photo of the end of the tree by the sidewalk, and generally much better photographs.
Colleen Sullivan got a lot of great photos of the storm damage – see her Medfield Patch article.

Barbara Leighton, and her legacy

From the Medfield Patch –

A 100 Year Life Well-Lived, Extraordinary Woman, Barbara Leighton

Leighton left a legacy of service to Medfield over her 100-year life, but also ensured her legacy will live on through her planned gift…

By Colleen M. Sullivan, Patch MayorVerified User Badge
Jul 22, 2020 11:00 pm ET|Updated Jul 22, 2020 11:02 pm ET
  • Barbara Leighton (2016)Barbara Leighton (2016) (Courtesty Photo)

The following provided by the Kingsbury Pond Gristmill Committee and MFi.

Barbara Leighton: A 100 Year Life Well-Lived…One Extraordinary Woman

Medfield native Barbara Leighton was a woman before her time due to her interests and achievements over her long life. As reported last July when she celebrated her 100th birthday, Ms. Leighton grew up in Medfield doing the physical work of men such as chopping wood, tapping maple trees and clearing brush, plus she was an outdoors person who enjoyed fishing and hunting! In addition, Barbara’s love of Medfield and history collided to make her an unofficial historian for our town, holding archeological digs for middle school children at town historical sites for decades, donating 7.4 acres of conservation land in 1989, serving for years as both the curator of the Medfield Historical Society and caretaker of the Peak Househttps://4900f88a3514d9e2f0df188d4d007260.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

But Barbara really put her Medfield history interests and out-sized skills together at the Kingsbury Pond Gristmill where she worked for decades doing everything from scrambling up ladders to hammer roof shingles, to replacing and renovating windows and other elements, helping to make it another Medfield historical gem. Dick Judge, Chair of the Kingsbury Pond Gristmill Committee relayed, “As an original member of the Gristmill Committee, just one of the many projects Barbara undertook was about thirty or so years ago. She took apart a ruined fireplace brick by brick, cleaned the bricks, and then used them to build a brick floor in the Gristmill…that still exists today!”

Dick Judge further noted, “Without Barbara’s incredible decades of dedication to our circa 1718 grist mill, I fear not only would it literally have fallen to pieces, but she served as a constant reminder of how one person’s conviction and example can motivate so many of us to save and preserve such an important and beautiful Medfield historic site.”

Kingsbury Pond GristmillKingsbury Pond Gristmill (Courtesy Photo)

The Kingsbury Pond Gristmill Committee (KPGC), a Medfield Foundation Initiative, is a group of adult volunteers dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving one of Medfield’s most visible historic buildings built around 1718 by Captain Joseph Clark. Located on Spring Street (Rt. 27S) at the serene Kingsbury Pond. The committee hopes to reopen the mill for people to see how milling has progressed through the years.

After Ms. Leighton passed away last August, she ensured her life’s work will continue because in her estate she left a significant planned gift to the Kingsbury Pond Gristmill Committee, through the Medfield Foundation, for the amazing work the team has done on the facility. Thus, Barbara Leighton’s unique legacy as an extraordinary woman whose influence and service-oriented life’s-work over an impressive 100 years in Medfield will extend for many years beyond what would have been her 101st year.

Medfield High School Class of 1936 in front of what is now the Pfaff Center. Barbara Leighton is the second from the left in the front row!Medfield High School Class of 1936 in front of what is now the Pfaff Center. Barbara Leighton is the second from the left in the front row! (Courtesy Photo)

Evan Weisenfeld, President of the Medfield Foundation, said, “This large planned gift from the estate of Barbara Leighton means generations of people in Medfield will continue to enjoy the Kingsbury Pond Gristmill, and volunteers now can continue its preservation.”

He continued, “Furthermore, the Medfield Foundation urges you to thoughtfully consider making gifts in your estate plans to support our town through the Medfield Foundation and its signature programs and community initiatives such as the Gristmill and other town landmark preservation efforts, the Legacy Fund, Public Need Fund, and many others, to ensure your unique legacy continues the work of ensuring Medfield is a great place to live now and in the future.”

In this time of change, when many people are revisiting their wills, please consider making provisions to better our town via planned giving to the Medfield Foundation, Inc. Residents considering planned donations in their estates to MFi can designate a specific initiative or sector of interest, or the Legacy Fund, an endowment fund that leaves a lasting legacy for our town’s future needs.

Barbara Leighton left a legacy of countless examples of service to Medfield over her 100-year life, but also ensured her legacy will live on through her planned gift to the Kingsbury Pond Gristmill through the Medfield Foundation.

Would you please consider leaving a lasting gift in your estate planning?

There are many ways to donate today, too! Just check out the website: https://www.medfieldfoundation.org. You will find a complete list of current campaigns such as the COVID-19 Support Fund and Summer Camp Fund, plus information about MFi, signature programs, community initiatives, and much more.Ring  |  Featured AdvertiserMichael Wondered How a Tree Got in His Yard, Ring Video Had the ClueWhen a downpour took his neighborhood by surprise, Michael was happy to have the Ring Video Doorbell in the eye of the storm.Watch Now

For information about Medfield Foundation planned gifts and more please email info@medfieldfoundation.org, phone (774) 469-0260, or mail Medfield Foundation, c/o Medfield Townhouse, 459 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052.

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield.

CCA vote at next town meeting

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming virtual forum on Community Choice Aggregation on Wed. July 22 nd 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.   You have been registered and will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Wed morning and we look forward to “seeing” you on Wed evening at 7:30 p.m.  Attached is some information on CCA, Q & A and helpful websites.  Thanks again for taking the time to get informed!

Folks can sign up by sending an email to MEAMedfield@gmail.com

Helen Dewey
Medfield Environment Action

WARRANT ARTICLE
Community Choice Energy Aggregation (CCA)
A Good Choice for Medfield
Q: What is Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)?
A: CCA is a program that allows local governments to procure power on behalf of their residents from an
alternative supplier while still receiving transmission and distribution service from their existing utility
provider (Eversource in Medfield). Nearly half of Massachusetts cities and towns have engaged with CCA
programs since this was authorized by the Mass. Utility Restructuring Act (1997). Massachusetts was first,
but today, seven states have programs that serve more than five million customers nationwide.
Q: Why is CCA a good idea?
A: CCA is attractive for any community that wants more green power than is offered by default, more
supply options, and/or lower electricity prices. By aggregating, a community gains leverage to negotiate
better rates with competitive suppliers and to choose greener power sources. By choosing sources that are
greener-than-default (more Class I RECs), CCAs can help accelerate implementation of renewable power
sources in the state and region.
Q: What does approving this Article commit Medfield to?
A: With approval at Town Meeting, Medfield will be allowed to apply to become a municipal aggregator
and investigate alternative supply options. It does not commit the town to do anything besides this but is a
necessary step for the town to pursue and evaluate options. The Selectmen, for any reason, can later choose
to accept or to not move forward after receiving bids.
Q: What makes this a good choice for Medfield Residents?
A: This program can provide Medfielders more choice for electrical energy supply. Residents will have a
well-vetted supplier without having to research individually. Many towns have been able to increase their
green power content while offering rates comparable to or better than what is currently paid to Eversource.
This is dependent on market conditions. Residents may opt-out, reverting to the Eversource basic rate, at
any time, without penalty.
Q: What will the program cost?
A: The minimal cost of managing the program will be incorporated in the new negotiated rate. Medfield
will engage an energy broker to manage the process, logistics, and marketing. In many towns, the sourcing
and management cost has been substantially less than the savings generated by the programs, meaning net
savings for electrical consumers.
Q: What will be different for me?
A: Not much; the change will be mostly transparent to you. Eversource will bring electricity to your home/
business, service the lines as before, and send you a bill which looks substantially the same. Only the supplier
listed on your bill will change.
Q: What is the wording of this Warrant Article?
A: To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to initiate the process of seeking to aggregate
electrical load through a Community Choice Aggregation Program (CCA) and contract for Medfield residents
as authorized by M.G.L. 164, Section 134, and through CCA, decrease greenhouse emissions for the
town’s residents by pursuing a percentage of Class I designated renewable energy that is greater than that
required by the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
For more information visit http://www.town.medfield.net/326/Medfield-Energy-Committee
Helpful Resources/Websites for Additional Info
on Community Choice Aggregation
The Green Energy Consumer Alliance: https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/
Offers programs/services on green energy choices, advocates for energy policies and educates
New England energy consumers
Green Energy Consumer Alliance on Community Aggregation
https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/aggregation
Massachusetts Climate Action Network MCAN: https://www.massclimateaction.org/
Mass Climate Action on Community Aggregation:
https://www.massclimateaction.org/community aggregation
Mass.gov information on Municipal Aggregation:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/municipal-aggregation
https://www.masslive.com/politics/2020/01/mass-senate-introduces-climate-change-bills-calling-for-netzero-
emissions-by-2050-with-5-year-targets.html
From Energy News about the Success/Shattered Expectations of Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts:
https://energynews.us/2020/02/28/northeast/municipal-aggregation-savings-shattering-expectations-
in-massachusetts/
Towns with Approved Municipal Aggregations
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/municipal-aggregation#approved-municipal-aggregations-
List of Competitive Suppliers in Eastern Mass for personal homeowners to consider:
https://www.eversource.com/NSTAR/CustomerCare/residential/CompetitiveSupplierAdmin/Competitive-
SuppliersDisplay
WARRANT ARTICLE
Community Choice Energy Aggregation (CCA)
A Good Choice for Medfield
Q: What is Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)?
A: CCA is a program that allows local governments to procure power on behalf of their residents from an
alternative supplier while still receiving transmission and distribution service from their existing utility
provider (Eversource in Medfield). Nearly half of Massachusetts cities and towns have engaged with CCA
programs since this was authorized by the Mass. Utility Restructuring Act (1997). Massachusetts was first,
but today, seven states have programs that serve more than five million customers nationwide.
Q: Why is CCA a good idea?
A: CCA is attractive for any community that wants more green power than is offered by default, more
supply options, and/or lower electricity prices. By aggregating, a community gains leverage to negotiate
better rates with competitive suppliers and to choose greener power sources. By choosing sources that are
greener-than-default (more Class I RECs), CCAs can help accelerate implementation of renewable power
sources in the state and region.
Q: What does approving this Article commit Medfield to?
A: With approval at Town Meeting, Medfield will be allowed to apply to become a municipal aggregator
and investigate alternative supply options. It does not commit the town to do anything besides this but is a
necessary step for the town to pursue and evaluate options. The Selectmen, for any reason, can later choose
to accept or to not move forward after receiving bids.
Q: What makes this a good choice for Medfield Residents?
A: This program can provide Medfielders more choice for electrical energy supply. Residents will have a
well-vetted supplier without having to research individually. Many towns have been able to increase their
green power content while offering rates comparable to or better than what is currently paid to Eversource.
This is dependent on market conditions. Residents may opt-out, reverting to the Eversource basic rate, at
any time, without penalty.
Q: What will the program cost?
A: The minimal cost of managing the program will be incorporated in the new negotiated rate. Medfield
will engage an energy broker to manage the process, logistics, and marketing. In many towns, the sourcing
and management cost has been substantially less than the savings generated by the programs, meaning net
savings for electrical consumers.
Q: What will be different for me?
A: Not much; the change will be mostly transparent to you. Eversource will bring electricity to your home/
business, service the lines as before, and send you a bill which looks substantially the same. Only the supplier
listed on your bill will change.
Q: What is the wording of this Warrant Article?
A: To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to initiate the process of seeking to aggregate
electrical load through a Community Choice Aggregation Program (CCA) and contract for Medfield residents
as authorized by M.G.L. 164, Section 134, and through CCA, decrease greenhouse emissions for the
town’s residents by pursuing a percentage of Class I designated renewable energy that is greater than that
required by the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
For more information visit http://www.town.medfield.net/326/Medfield-Energy-Committee
Helpful Resources/Websites for Additional Info
on Community Choice Aggregation
The Green Energy Consumer Alliance: https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/
Offers programs/services on green energy choices, advocates for energy policies and educates
New England energy consumers
Green Energy Consumer Alliance on Community Aggregation
https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/aggregation
Massachusetts Climate Action Network MCAN: https://www.massclimateaction.org/
Mass Climate Action on Community Aggregation:
https://www.massclimateaction.org/community aggregation
Mass.gov information on Municipal Aggregation:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/municipal-aggregation
https://www.masslive.com/politics/2020/01/mass-senate-introduces-climate-change-bills-calling-for-netzero-
emissions-by-2050-with-5-year-targets.html
From Energy News about the Success/Shattered Expectations of Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts:
https://energynews.us/2020/02/28/northeast/municipal-aggregation-savings-shattering-expectations-
in-massachusetts/
Towns with Approved Municipal Aggregations
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/municipal-aggregation#approved-municipal-aggregations-
List of Competitive Suppliers in Eastern Mass for personal homeowners to consider:
https://www.eversource.com/NSTAR/CustomerCare/residential/CompetitiveSupplierAdmin/Competitive-
SuppliersDisplay