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Get the agenda and materials here – 20190205-agenda and materials

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE I POSTED: TOWN CLERK i:.._.t,:.,i ic.1.J . .. : ;, ·' J:- MEDFIELD. MASS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 s~~fib~ 231 E A~ED. Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME _.,, ... ,.... .. ~., •'c -IHE ·,_1f' ;· iLd:: LJf ,-nWFJ C:i_ERK Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room 2nd floor Tuesday February 5, 2019@ 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 in the Middle East and around the world Announcement Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, William O'Donnell, Register will hold Office Hours on Thursday February 14, 2019 10 AM to 12 Noon in Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Citizen Comment Appointments 7:05 PM Public Hearing I Eversource Electric Company petition to install one new utility pole at 80 North Meadows Road to provide service to new 16 unit building; Eversource Representative Chris Cosby 7:15 PM Geoff Pedder, owner Zelus Beer Company and Sun Multisport Events Race Director Mark Walter Discuss proposed race event to be held Sunday June 30, 2019 Action Items Town Planner Sarah Raposa requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci to approve and sign MAPC Technical Assistance Scope of Work for a Creative Placemaking Project at former Medfield State Hospital site Selectman Murby recommends the appointment of Sean Kay to the Town Wide Master Planning Committee Vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci or his designee to sign documents for MSBA Dale Street School Project Vote to close 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Ongoing FY2020 Budget Review and Discussion Town Finance Discussion Vote to approve preliminary Town Budgets Facilities Director, Amy Colleran Parks and Recreation, Kevin Ryder Fire Department, Fire Chief William Carrico Pending Vote to approve Town Administrator six month goals Licenses and Permits (consent agenda) Trustees of Reservations requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for event on February 16 Bvew '/vtoo-vvfleke,,6 PM to 8 PM. Beverage provided by Jack's Abby Brewing, Framingham Medfield High School Field Hockey Team requests permission to hold a fund raising car wash behind Town Hall on Saturday September 7, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM Council on Aging requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for event on Wednesday February 20 V~cwui-V~wt8vfv~4-7PM Town Administrator Update Update on Police Chief Search; schedule of interviews Review Board of Selectmen Action List Selectmen Report Informational From Community Opportunities Group, Inc. Mini Market Analysis Letter from newly elected Norfolk County Sheriff, Jerome P. McDermott Received from Verizon Form 500, 2018 Annual Complaint Filing Received from COMCAST Form 500, 2018 Annual Compliant Filing20190205-agenda_Page_2



From the New England Real Estate Journal today –


Medfield State Hospital Master Plan receives 2018 APA-MA Planning Award

February 01, 2019 – Green Buildings
Shown (from left) are: Ruth Loetterle, Carolina Carvajal, & John Amodeo of
CRJA-IBI Group; Kathleen McCabe of McCabe Enterprises;
Sarah Raposa of the town of Medfield; and John Shevlin of Pare Corp.

Medfield, MA The American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) and the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) have awarded the 2018 APA-MA Planning Project Award to the Medfield State Hospital (MSH) Strategic Reuse Master Plan.

Kathleen McCabe, AICP and Jennifer Mecca, RA of McCabe Enterprises led the project team. McCabe Enterprises led the town through a planning process to create a guide for the reuse and rehabilitation of 39 historic buildings, plus a suggested 661,000 s/f of new construction on a 128-acre campus overlooking the Charles River. In addition to McCabe Enterprises, several other firms supported the planning process. Carol R. Johnson Associates (CRJA)-IBI Group assisted the team to evaluate land use and redevelopment, green infrastructure, and how the development of open spaces could spur new investment in the community. Pare Corp. provided engineering services including transportation studies, stormwater drainage and water treatment planning, and utilities design for the campus. Paul Lukez Architecture prepared conceptual design, including aesthetics, multi-modal access and walkability throughout the property. Project Management & Cost was responsible for cost estimates for the proposed public facilities. The Consensus Building Institute facilitated the planning process.

After the town acquired the Medfield State Hospital property from the state in 2014, the board of selectmen appointed a State Hospital Master Plan Committee to develop a financially viable reuse plan that addressed the Town’s needs and was sensitive to the long-term financial impacts to the Town. Sarah Raposa, town planner, supported the committee’s work.

The Reuse Plan is truly a community-driven plan created with extensive and meaningful public engagement. Members of the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Committee (MSHMPC) met every other week for three and a half years. The following members of the Committee should be commended: chairman Stephen Nolan, Patrick Casey, Brandie Erb, Teresa James, Gil Rodgers, and Randal Karg, serving as committee clerk. The board of selectman also appointed a community resource committee to provide professional and community support throughout the planning process. Those members were Lucille Fisher, John Harney, William Massaro, Jean Mineo, and John Thompson.

The MSH Strategic Reuse Master Plan is unique in its use of a “Monte Carlo” analysis to balance the priorities and desires of the community with the economic and financial objectives of the town.

The plan evaluates the impacts on school and municipal services, the effects on property tax rates, and the potential for profitable development from the investor’s perspective. Additionally, the draft zoning is based on a 40R framework but is customized to work within Medfield’s special permit process to allow for strategic growth. The MSH Strategic Reuse Plan balances the desired development and density with the anticipated tax revenues and the local municipal fiscal impacts. The Committee developed a three-prong financial test for the plan – “is it workable for the private sector, for the Town, and for the Medfield taxpayer?”

Community involvement was a significant part of the planning process. The Committees communicated with thousands of residents using a wide range of engagement formats.

These included social media, surveys, walking tours, meetings, community workshops, open houses, participation in the annual Medfield Day events, and hosting an informational web site ( to serve as the primary information portal to the entire community. The planning process encouraged the residents to identify what they value in their community and how they would like to grow. The MSH Master Plan provides for the restoration and adaptive reuse of almost all of the existing buildings, which will provide a diversified selection of housing while maximizing open spaces along the Charles River watershed. In addition, a hub of cultural and recreational facilities will be created.

Office Hours this morning 9-10AM

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Selectman Office Hours this morning 9-10AM

My regular monthly selectman 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.

Denise Garlick”s report to the town

Representative Denise Garlick is providing her report to the town this evening at the public safety building.

MFi Volunteer Awards deadline is 1/31

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Nominate YOUR extraordinary volunteer by January 31!

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Now is your chance to recognize an extraordinary Medfield volunteer who has dedicated countless time and energy to our community. Give him or her for the recognition they deserve.
Nominate your volunteer for one of the Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards. Then join the fun at the recognition reception at 3:00 PM on March 31 at The Center, when you can personally celebrate your nominee with fellow residents (and the whole world, since Medfield.TV puts the reception on-line).


There are three categories: 

  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

It is easy to submit a nomination. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click here — this will lead you to Medfield Foundation Website and the official nomination form. 
  2. Complete and submit the nomination form by January 31.


Inspiration from past years 



Photo by Coleen Sullivan

To help you think of a Medfield volunteer you might want to nominate this year, below is the list of Medfield residents suggested for recognition in 2014, and what they were doing:

Youth Volunteer of the YearAndrea Nevins-2
Andrea Nevins was the 2014 Youth Volunteer of the Year for her work initiating the Miss Amazing Massachusetts event, and for volunteering with the Medfield High School Student Council, Project 351 Alumni Leadership Council, Boston Cares Teen Advisory Council, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and as a Adaptive skiing volunteer instructor.

Wesley, Corey, & Aaron Dron for being great and caring neighbors to a couple needing assistance.

Siddharth Arun for starting and running the Chess Club at the Library, and also for volunteering at Norwood Hospital, and teaching chess in other places.

Dina Roche for running food drives to benefit the Medfield Food Cupboard at the Montrose School for the past five years.

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John Thompson was the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee, and also for the State Hospital Environmental Review Committee, Medfield Archeology Advisory Committee, Medfield Conservation Commission, Friends of the Dwight Derby House, and Vine Lake Preservation Trust.

Sonja Johanson for her work with the Victory Garden at the Wheelock School, and also the Wheelock School Site Council, the  Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and the  Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

Kim Price for her work with the Medfield Coalition for Public Education, and also for the Medfield Kids PMC, and Dale St. School CSA.

Lifetime Achievement
Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with Little League, Soccer, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Boy Scouts, Medfield Park & Recreation Commission, operating the football scoreboard for 47 years, Medfield Physical Fitness Association for 48 years, The Center, the American Legion, and MPRC activities on Medfield Day.



School Committee cancels Thursday office hours this week

Memorial School

The School Committee has canceled its office hours scheduled for tomorrow evening, as members are attending Representative Denis Garlick’s Report to Medfield.  The next office hours are Friday, Feb. 8 at 9-10 AM at Memorial.

See the email below:
Hi Pete,

Can you please spread the news that SC Office Hours scheduled for Thurs. Jan. 31 at 7pm at the high school is cancelled? Many of the school committee members will be attending Denise Garlick’s presentation.

However, luckily we have SC Office Hours scheduled for next week: Friday, Feb. 8 at 9-10am at Memorial.

Many thanks!!
Anna Mae

Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke
School Committee Chairperson

1/31 last day to nominate for 2019 MFi Volunteer Awards


2015 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards nominees.


The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards is this Thursday, January 31. Nominations are made via the on-line form at

The recognition reception will be held at 3PM on Sunday, March 31 at The Center at Medfield, on Ice House Road, and all are welcome (and guaranteed to be inspired).


Brothers Marketplace and Roche Bros. sponsor the MFi Volunteer Awards