MHS newspaper article on affordable housing

I was recently interviewed by James Kirk for the Medfield High School newspaper article he and Theo Girard wrote on affordable housing, which can be found via this link –

kingsbury chronicle 40b article

DHCD approves Rosebay


DHCD approves Rosebay

For me, the most notable item in the materials for the Tuesday meeting I just reviewed was to see that the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) had approved the Rosebay project as being appropriate for its site.

The town has asked the Rosebay developer to negotiate the size and mass of the proposal before he files for a comprehensive permit with Zoning Board of Appeals, so that a more acceptable project can proceed as a Local Initiative Project (LIP), supported by the Town of Medfield.  The town remains in a strong position, as we are in a 40B safe harbor, so hopefully the changes sought can be quickly achieved.  If the Rosebay does not proceed as a LIP, the ZBA can safely merely turn it down.

BoS 1/8

20190108-agenda & materials

TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED: MEETING NOTICE Ltil9 JAN -Li P 12: 54 POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 Sff~lq{_,~2bf ~MENDED. TCJW~l CLERK Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room 2°d floor Tuesday January 8, 2019@ 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Appointments 7:00 PM Public Hearing I Eversource Electric Company petition to install one new utility pole at 71 North Street 7:30 PM Dr. Jeffrey Marsden, MSBA Feasibility Study Agreement Citizen Comment Action Items Jean Mineo requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Chairman to sign updated letter addressed to the MASS Historical Commi~sion in regard to the Chapel and Infirmary Building Letters of resignation received from Conservation Commission members Ralph Parmigiane and Phil .Burr Vote to authorize Chairman to sign new building official certification form for Gary Pelletier, Building Commissioner Request to appoint Nate Bazinet to the Safety Committee Pending Town Wide Master Planning Committee Charter and appointment of members Town Administrator Update Review Board of Selectmen Action List Selectmen Report ~ ! Informational Fire Department has been awarded $6,754.00 grant for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Copy of DHCD letter regarding The Rose bay at Medfield - Project Eligibility Invitation: Climate Community Resilience Building Workshop on January 31, 2019 a·t Medfield High School Informational letter from DEP regarding Snow Disposal Guidance From Conservation Commission copy of Determination of Applicability Letter from Geological Field Services, Inc. regarding status of soil and groundwater at Anton's, 527 Main Street From Ml IA- list of nominees for election at the Annual Meeting on January 19, 2019 Information from Pension Reserves Investment Management Board Information regarding decreasing speed limits - 1'----• c: c:.:~ =~~20190108-agenda_page_2

Climate Community Resilience Building Workshop – 1/31

This email from Town Planner, Sarah Raposa –



Dear Medfield Residents, Board/Committee Members, and Colleagues –

The fall of 2018 was the wettest meteorological rainfall on record according to data collected at the Blue Hills Observatory since the 1800s and 2014-2017 were the hottest years on record. This combined with more unpredictable and severe weather events such as the four Nor’Easters in March 2018, our community may be at greater risk to climate change.

The Town of Medfield and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) cordially invite you to participate in preparing and protecting our community though a Community Resilience Building Workshop.

Climate Community Resilience Building Workshop
When:  Thursday, January 31, 2019

(Snow Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019)
Where: Medfield High School, Room 125
88R South Street

Medfield, MA 02052
Time:    9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The Workshop will bring together community members like you to reduce risk and improve climate resilience.  It is a participatory event where your local knowledge and expertise will:

  • Evaluate strengths and vulnerabilities of residents, infrastructure, and natural resources.
  • Create an action plan to protect citizens, neighborhoods, and businesses.
  • Prioritize climate actions most important to you and Medfield.

Please RSVP for the Workshop by January 28, 2019 to Sarah Raposa

I hope you can join me at this important workshop.
Thank you for your consideration!


PS: Staff & Committee Chairs, please forward to your boards/committee members.

Apologies for duplicate notices.


Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027


Office hours tomorrow


Selectman Office Hours Tomorrow

My regular monthly select board office hours are at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (this Friday).

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 via my cell phone at 508-359-9190 or my blog about Medfield matters, where any schedule changes will be posted


MAPC seeks input on planning 1/30


MAPC Invites Residents to Planning Meeting

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Castle Island Brewing Co., 31 Astor Ave, Norwood, MA 02062.

Dear Mr. Peterson:

On behalf of MAPC, thank you for coming to the first TRIC/MetroCommon 2050 gathering on November 30th in Dedham.

During both the breakfast and lunch sessions, MAPC staff noted everyone’s comments and concerns, which are now being cataloged, categorized, and analyzed. This input, along with what we’re hearing from local officials and representatives from across the region, will be woven into the MetroCommon vision.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:  Briefly referenced at the gathering, the next event where your community’s voice can be heard is planned for Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Castle Island Brewing Co., 31 Astor Ave, Norwood, MA 02062.  The event will be an open-house-style listening session for everyone: residents, the business community, non-profit organizations, etc.  Please spread the word to your networks.

Additionally, as a local representative, please consider attending the first event in our MetroCommon Speaker Series: an invigorating lecture and discussion with the nationally-renowned Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, on Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This should be of particular interest to local officials, as this topic is how government-imposed segregation laid the groundwork for today’s racial divisions in cities and suburbs, alike. Register here.

My best regards, and wishing you a Happy New Year,


mapc email signature for laurie zivkovich

MFD gets S.A.F.E. grant


Email today from Chief Carrico (via Kristine Trierweiler) –


I was just notified that Medfield Fire has received the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) grant in the amount of $6,754.  This is the first time in several years that the department has taken advantage of this award program.  Fire Prevention Officer Lt. Mike Harman was instrumental in putting the grant application together, making sure it was sent out on time, and included key public fire and life safety initiatives planned for Medfield

William C. Carrico II, Fire Chief

Medfield Fire

112 North Street

Medfield, MA 02052

(O) 508-359-2323 Ext 3186


CHARLES D. BAKER GOVERNOR December 26, 2018 OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR COMMONWEAL TH OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE • BOSTON, MA 02133 (617) 725-4000 Chief William C. Carrico II Medfield Fire Department 112 North Street Medfield, MA 02052 Dear Chief Carrico II: KARYN E. POLITO LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that the Medfield Fire Department has been awarded $6,754.00 for your Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) grant. We look forward to working with you and your community on this public fire and life safety initiative. Additional correspondence, including all the necessary documents needed to execute this award will be provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Department of Fire Services within the next two weeks. Feel free to contact Cynthia Ouellette at if you have any questions. Sincerely, Governor Charles D. Baker Lt. Governor Karyn E. Polito