This is the photo that failed to post when I emailed it from my phone to my blog yesterday., as I was attempting to gin up some interest for the brass band concert and more that the Medfield Cultural Alliance organized at Medfield State Hospital yesterday afternoon. There was this giant checkerboard and other events. Please know that it was a great, fun event, and look for their future placemaking events to come.
That failure to post the emailed photo is a new problem that I will need to figure out.
Below is the photo from the Shaw’s parking lot last Sunday that also failed to post when I emailed it to the blog –
I posted the agenda without the back up materials.
Here is the link to the Select Board’s back up materials for its meeting on June 18 – http://www.town.medfield.net/663/Agenda-Packets,
and the agenda is below:
At the select board meeting on 6/4/19, Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler distributed her draft calendar for the budget cycle for this coming year. This was music to my ears, as the sort of structure I have hoped to see for quite some time. I have inserted the calendar below and here via a link if you instead want a PDF – 20190604-Kristine Trierweiler-budget calendar
This is the sort of institutionalizing of a structure for the town government that we have been needing, so that all residents can understand how and when we make the sausages, and I am looking forward to more such protocols being implemented.
The Peak House, one of the town’s and the country’s oldest houses is newly rejuvenated by the creation of the Peak House Heritage Center, a Medfield Foundation initiative. Their website is chock-a-block full of data, details, graphics, and information – in a word it is spectacular. It is also beautiful, fascinating, authoritative, and has an easy to navigate interface. Link to it here https://peakhouseheritagecenter.org/
John Kelly’s Medfield Meadows went from being the Mega-B to being the most recent, welcomed Local Initiative Program (LIP), that gives the Town of Medfield another year of safe harbor from unfriendly 40B’s per the notice received this week from the Department of Housing and Community Development (copy attached below). Our affordable housing – Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) – #s have increased from about 4.5% when we finally woke up, to 8.29% today including Medfield Meadows. If the planned Rosebay on Pound Street and the Mayrock development at the Legion site are permitted, we will be very close to the 10% permanent protection threshold. However, those threshold numbers will adjust upwards based on the 2020 census’ number of housing units in town, so we will need even more SHI to stay fully protected.
Kudos to the Affordable Housing Trust for shepherding the town to a place of safety.