January 15, 2013
Chenery Meeting Room draft
PRESENT: Selectmen Thompson, Fisher, Peterson; Town Administrator Sullivan; Town Counsel
Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke
Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
BUILDING INSPECTOR FY 14 BUDGET REVIEW
John Naff reported to the Board that the budget reflects a 2.79% increase. He explained that his review ofthe budget indicated that certain line items need to be adjusted. As he is in a fulltime capacity it’s necessary to have a cell phone for better communication when he is on the road. Training and education is another line item increase as it appears this has not always been done for all inspectors. Total budget is $113,147 compared to $110,078 for FY 13. John also explained that he is reviewing all permit/inspection fees as he feels there is a need to increase some and decrease others. Town Counsel remarked that a public hearing needs to take place if any fees are to be discussed and raised.
KINGSBURY POND/GRIST MILL COMMITTEE
The committee recommends that the selectmen vote to appoint a new member. On a motion made and seconded itwas
VOTED unanimously to appoint George Dealy to the Kingsbury Pond/Grist Mill Study Committee
NORFOLK COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL
The Mosquito Control Board requests support for their FY 2014 budget that totals 1.6 million. Medfield’s share is about $55,000. On a motion made and seconded it was
VOTED unanimously to support the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Board FY 2014 budget and authorized chairman Thompson to execute the declaration
ICE HOUSE ROAD
Developer Paul Borrelli requests consideration be given to him to lease lot 3 for a proposed recreational building. Mr. Sullivan explained that there are other groups that are interested in leasing that land that includes a developer with a proposed assisted living facility with 80-100 units and also the Park and Recreation Commission has indicated that they are proposing the construction of recreational athletic fields on that parcel. The matter is held for further discussion at the next meeting January 29th
METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL
Ms. Trierweiler requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Town Planner Sarah Raposa as Medfield’s representative to MAPC and it was so voted.
Town Counsel Cerel remarked that the Kingsbury Club is refinancing with Rockland Trust. Presently TD Bank North is their lender. Mr. Cerel said that he has reviewed the documents and recommends that the Selectmen vote to execute. Joe Freeman, Kingsbury Club attorney is in the audience and he indicated that this is strictly a ground lease. On a motion made by Selectman Fisher, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was
VOTED unanimously to execute documents pertaining to Kingsbury Clubs refinancing
PERMANENT BUILDING STUDY COMMIITEE
The Committee has chosen HKT Architects Inc., Somerville for the Police/Fire Station Conceptual Design and the Dale Street Masterplan project. Mr. Sullivan explained that the amount of the contract $100,000 will be paid with $75,000 from the capital budget and $25,000 from the school department. On a motion made and seconded it was
VOTED unanimously to execute the contract for HKT Architects
MMA ANNUAL MEETING
VOTED unanimously to designate Selectman Peterson as Medfield’s representative at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting to take place January 25-26, 2013
PENDING /TAXI LICENSE
Police Chief Meaney investigated the driving records of Walid Makouk and Mohamad Halwani and recommends that as both have extensive driving records a taxi license not be granted. Mr.
Makouk who is in attendance disputes the information given by the Chief. Mr. Peterson said that if our Chief says that we should not do it then we are not going to do it. Chairman Thompson suggests that Mr. Makouk meet with Chief Meany and return to our next meeting
on January 29, 2013 for further discussion.
LICENSES & PERMITS
VOTED unanimously to grant St Edward Parish a one-day liquor license for Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Parish Hall
January 15, 2013
VOTED unanimously to grant Council on Aging two one-day wine and malt beverage permits, one for Saturday February 16, Valentine’s Dance and 5th Birthday Celebration of their building and for Saturday March 16, annual corned beef and cabbage dinner VOTED unanimously to grant permission to the Memorial and Wheelock School CSA to Post signs advertising the annual Winter Carnival to take place Saturday March 16, 2013
VOTED unanimously to grant a one-day wine and malt beverage permit to Forever Home Animal Rescue New England for event on June 14, 2013 at the CENTER
MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL STATUS UPDATE
The Hospital Mediation Committee will meet tomorrow Wednesday January 16 at 10:30 AM at the Medfield Public Library. The startup time was changed from 9 AM due to the snow forecast.
Mr. Fisher reported that he attended the January 8th meeting ofthe Permanent Building Committee and also the MEMO dinner on Thursday January 10. He reminded the listening audience that on Saturday February 2 is the fundraiser to benefit the Jazz Band’s trip to China. The event will be held at the CENTER at Medfield. A goodbye party is being organized to honor the Kelly Family and the closing of Lord’s on Friday February 15 at the store. A great evening is being planned. Last Saturday he had the pleasant experience to attend a rehearsal for the Woodland Theatre’s production of A Chorus Line that will be presented to the public on January 25. It was a nice surprise to see as he feels it really is very professional, a step above community theatre. He urged the community to take advantage ofthis terrific performance.
Mr. Peterson attended Finance 101 put on by Michael Sullivan for the Warrant Committee. Well worth the time as there is always something new to learn. The Lyme Disease Study Committee reports that 26 deer were culled this season with zero problems. The Angel Run sponsored by the Foundation was very successful. Kelly McDermott did a great job organizing the event. The monies raised will be distributed by the United Church of Christ to Medfield families in need .. A reminder that nominations for Volunteer of the Year are due by January 25. The ceremony will take place on March 10 at the CENTER, 4-6PM. Mr. Peterson will hold
office hour from 9-10 AM on the first Friday of the month at the CENTER. Representative Winslow may join him at times. He mentioned that Eagle Scouts John Powers and Andrew Sullivan gave very impressive personal statements at their recent ceremony.
Mrs. Thompson said that she is pleased to hear from the community about her career with the Town and was asked how many committees she served on. She has been a selectman for 30 years, five on the Warrant Committee, five as Library Trustee and 13 various committees. Mrs. Thompson reported that she went to the MEMO dinner, Eagle Scout Ceremony, Permanent January 15, 2013
Building Committee meeting and stopped by Town Hall to wish Norma well in her retirement. Norma gave the Town very good service during her career and will be missed. Mrs. Thompson enjoyed the Italian American Club dinner the other night where terrific food was beautifully served. The Club is looking for new members to join; contact Gregory Campese for more details. 5he said that she asked the Police Chief to summarize break-ins that have occurred through the years and learned that from 1974 to 1979 the average was 71. From 2004 to 2012 the average is 16.
Town Moderator Scott McDermott announces new Warrant Committee members, Nikolaos Athanasiadis, Martha Festa, Thomas Marie and Michael Marcucci.
Town Counsel Cerel made note regarding 40B proposed projects in other towns; namely Lunenburg and Sunderland. They were appealed and the courts favor on the side of the developer. Fire safety, additional services that have to be provided all were rejected as reasons to deny the application.
The Planning Board is working on the medical marijuana dispensaries issues. It may be necessary to change zoning bylaws. The Selectmen will meet with the Planning Board in the near future for discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.