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Lot 3 submissions to EDC

The Economic Develoment Committee got three responses to its Request for Expressions of Interest for the use of the town owned land on Ice House Road, Lot 3.   Those submissions were -

  1.  Larkin Brothers – housing for 60+ seniors
  2.  Medfield Investment – indoor sports facility
  3.  Barberry Homes – assisted living facility

The Board of Selectmen will hear from the Economic Development Committee at 7:40 PM on Tuesday, December 16 to discuss the EDC’s suggestion that the selectmen pursue the sports facility.

Below is the 11/21/14 EDC letter to the selectmen endorsing the sports facility -

November 21, 2014
Medfield Board of Selectmen 459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Economic Development Committee
RE: Lot 3 Ice House Road
Dear Selectmen,

At a duly posted meeting of the Economic Development Committee
At their duly posted meeting on November 21, 2014, the present members of the Medfield Economic
Development Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Town issue a Request for Proposals
(RFP) for the development of an indoor sports facility on Lot 3, Ice House Road. This decision was
based on the review of the two Expressions oflnterests reviewed by the Town on November  14, 2014.
One of the proposals was for the sports facility while the other presented a concept for
age-restricted senior housing.

The Committee reached its decision by assessing the proposal against the following selection
criteria: potential tax revenue, possible lease terms, services, connections to existing uses, job
creation; as well as with the overarching mission of the Economic Development Committee.

The vote was based on the following benefits (in no particular order of priority):
•  No zoning change required, proposed use is allowable under zoning
•  The use complements the existing recreational use of the Kingsbury Club
•  The risk of development is privatized; the Town does not incur the capital expense or management
of such a facility
•  Similar tax revenues

Notwithstanding the above, the Committee does see the value in senior housing and asserts that the
Hinkley property is better suited for housing due to its zoning and proximity to The CENTER.

The Committee also discussed the connection to the Medfield State Hospital property and ongoing
planning efforts. The Committee feels that to delay development of Lot 3 will go against the wishes
of the 2014 Annual Town Meeting vote that authorized the Selectmen to enter a lease agreement for
development of Lot 3. Further, tax revenue could be realized sooner than the eventual development
of Hospital Hill. The citizens of Medfield have demonstrated support for this type of project that
would not be suitable for overall aesthetic of Hospital Hill.

Issuing an RFP and following proper procurement may also offer the opportunity to capture more
developers with a specialty in indoor sports facilities and will level the playing field comparing
like projects. It will also offer the Town the ability to review the sublease option of the
Kingsbury Club.

The Economic Development Committee believes that the reviews performed by the various land use
committees (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Health, and Conservation Commission)
will mitigate potential negative impacts to the surrounding neighborhoods and The CENTER.

We look forward to meeting with you at your meeting on December 2, 2014.

Patrick Casey, Chairman
Economic Development Committee

Inspection Dept.’s 5 year plans

November 25, 2014

Board of Selectman
Office of the

Phone (508) 906-3005 Fax (508) 359- 6182

5 year goals of Inspections Department

1) Finalize implementation of new permit software, PeopleGIS with all departments. Complete
necessary training for all involved. Look into starting online permitting. See what is needed to
get other departments, Planning/Zoning, DPW, Conservation Commission, Board of Health, Fire
Department etc. working with PeoplesGIS,
Setup a computer kiosk for permitting at ground floor to streamline permitting process.

2) Review all required department permit forms and interdepartmental forms, update and digitize as
needed to continue with streamlining the permit process.

3) Complete sorting & categorizing of all archived building plans that we are required to store for
life of structure per MGL. Explore having construction plans digitized for electronic storage to
save on storage space and ease ofresearch.

4) Look into setting up and funding position for a second Administrative Assistant or part-time
Local Building Inspector for department.

5) Implement a new process to file a Zoning complaint and allow upload of additional information or
G. Naff, CBO uilding Commissioner/
Zoning Enforcement Officer

Agenda for tonight

Board of Selectmen
Agenda  December 2, 2014

Announcements:  We want to take a moment of appreciation for our brave servicemen and women serving
around the world

This Friday December 5 at 6:30 PM Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Baxter Park and Saturday
December 6 at 1:00 PM the Christmas Parade will begin at the middle school

This meeting is being recorded

7:00 PM  Council on Aging,FY 2016 budget review

7:15 PM  Inspection Department, FY 2016 budget review; request Selectmen vote to increase Building
Department Permit Fees as recommended and
also discuss Building Inspector John Naffs request for the Selectmen to vote to file Disclosure
Statement with the town Clerk on his behalf relating to The Pare 40B Project on West Street
7:35 PM Police Chief Meaney to discuss personnel hiring 7:50 PM Economic Development Committee
Discuss Committee’s recommendation for Lot 3 Ice House Road

8:15 PM Medfield State Master Planning Committee, Stephen Nolan, Chairman Selectmen are requested
to vote to sign Land Disposition Agreement

Vote to sign Waste Disposal Agreement with Wheelabrator Millbury, Inc.

Vote to issue RFP for cable franchise license renewal or vote to authorize Town Administrator to
issue; relating to Comcast of Massachusetts, Inc.

Vote to approve calendar year 2015 all alcoholic license for Basil,Jing’s Garden II,Kingsbury Club
Medfield, Noon Hill Grill,Takara, Zebra’s, Soziala; club license for American Legion Beckwith Post
#110; all alcohol package store license to Bullard’s Market, Medfield Package Store {Larkin’s
Liquors) and Vet Package Store {Palumbo Liquors); wine and malt license to Medfield Wine Shoppe and
Medfield Commons

Sarah Powers, representative for Beginning Years Parent Board request a one-day wine and malt
beverage permit for parent social event Saturday December 6 at the Medfield
Library 6-SPM

Letter from Weston & Sampson regarding commencement of field work at state hospital site
Notice from Verizon regarding removal of FOX TV 25 from FIOS TV

Dover cell tower is dead

The letter below withdrawing the cell tower permit application came in an email this afternoon from the Chair of the Dover ZBA -



Michael R. Dolan, ESQ.
Diri;·ct Dial. 401-276-2610
Email: mdolan@brownrydnjc!s com
December 2, 2014

10 Memorial Bou levard

Providence Rhode Island 02903
tel 401.276.2600
fax 401. 276.2601

Town of Dover
Zoning Board of Appeals 5 Springdale Avenue
P.O. Box 250 Dover, MA 02030
RE:                    Wireless Telecommunications Facility

Applicant:        Bay Communications II, LLC (“Bay Communications”) and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC by and through
its Manager, AT&T Mobility Corporation (“AT&T”) (Together, the “Applicants”)

Site:                Off Junction Street, Dover, MA (Assessor’s Map 20, Lot 003) (the “Site”)
Facility:          Proposed 92′ telecommunications monopole-style tower, camouflaged as a tree (the “Monopine”) and
attach antennas, remote radio heads, surge arrestors and amplifiers at approximately 88′ (antenna
center line) above ground level, with a fenced compound, equipment shelter, GPS antenna, fiber,
cables and electronic equipment, utilities, emergency backup power generator, other appurtenances
and an access road (the “Facility”).

Relief Requested: Dimensional variances from the terms of Article V, Section 185-17 (Attachment
1, Schedule of Dimensional Requirements), Section 185- 19, and Article VI, Section 185-46 (E) (2)
(a) pursuant to Article VII, Section 185-51 of the Town of Dover Zoning Bylaws (the “Bylaw”) to the
extent required, and any and all relief necessary, to the extent required, pursuant to
Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 40A as well as the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the
“TCA”), all rights reserved.

Dear Honorable Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals:

As you know, we represent the Applicants in the above-referenced matter. For a number of reasons,
at this time our clients have decided not to move forward with their proposed wireless
development project on Junction Street. As such, the Applicants are respectfully requesting to
withdraw their application to the Dover Zoning Board of Appeals without prejudice.

We very much appreciate your diligence with the Applicants’ application, and it has been a pleasure
working with you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards.


Brown Rudnick LLP

Straw Hat Park

From Jean Mineo (tomorrow i will see if i can add the logo that willnot upload today -


We’ve had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 2 is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. You can support renovations to the Straw Hat Park and other local non-profits through the Medfield Foundation. ‪#‎UNselfie‬‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ ‪#‎BTVoice‬.

Give on-line at (click on the blue Network for Good button on the left)

or by check payable to the Medfield Foundation – (Name of Cause)
℅ Rockland Trust
76 North Street
Medfield, MA 02052

And thanks.

Hunt cancelled

Norfolk Hunt Club cancelled its Thanksgiving day hunt.  I did find others who had come from Uxbridge and North Attleboro, who were tailgating at the locked entrance to the race course area.

Osler L. Peterson, Esq.
580 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458
T 617.969.1501
M 508.359.9190
F 617.663.6008

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Zullo Gallery opening this evening