Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Fringe tree at MSH

The fringe tree at MSH is a little beyond peak, as the leaves are now competing with the blooms.

Hazardous waste day

Until 1PM today at Highway Garage.

MCPE announces another business partner

This from Medfield Coalition for Public Education –

Fitness Together-Medfield Partners with MCPE

The Medfield Coalition for Public Education is pleased to announce a partnership with Fitness Together Medfield to raise money for the Medfield Public Schools. It is so easy for the Medfield community to get involved! Here’s how the program works: Dan Goulet, the owner of Fitness Together, will donate $200 to MCPE when a new client signs up for a fitness program and mentions MCPE. Fitness Together Medfield is located at 238 Main Street in the Shaw’s Plaza.

BoS agenda for 6/3

PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Tuesday June3, 2014@ 7:00PM

AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

7:15 PM Public Hearing- Request to solicit. Anderson Window Replacement
Luke Demma, Canvassing Manager

7:30PM Economic Development Committee
Discuss draft for long-term ground lease pertaining to Lot 3 Ice House Road

ACTION ITEM
Discuss member appointments to State Hospital Redevelopment Master Plan Committee

Discuss draft mission statement for State Hospital Redevelopment Master Plan Committee

PENDING
Discuss Board of Selectmen goals 2013, 2014
Discuss Town Administrator goals 2013, 2014
Other business that may arise


 

OVERVIEW
TOWN OF MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
LONG -TERM GROUND LEASE

The Town of Medfield is seeking proposals for a long-term ground lease of 11.2 acres of
undeveloped land located office House Road in the northwest quadrant of the Town (Parcel ID:
Map 56 Lot 044, IE zoning district). The preferred use for the site is for the development of a
facility that is consistent with current zoning and complementary to the surrounding existing
establishments. Competing uses such as senior center, health club, spa, restaurant and/or function
facilities will not be considered. The Town acquired this land as part of the purchase of30 acres
of industrial and residential land in 1995 and the Bay Circuit Trail passes over a portion of the
property.
The Medfield Town Meeting has given the Board of Selectmen approval to lease this land for a
period not to exceed 99 years. The land is serviced by town water and sewer. Electric and gas
lines are in public ways proximate to the site. Ice House Road was construct()d to Town
standards by the Town in 2006. The developer selected will be responsible for payment of real
estate and personal property taxes on the building and contents, in addition to lease payments on
the land. There will be no property taxes on the land as the town will retain ownership. The
· developer selected will be responsible for obtaining and paying for all permits, licenses and
approvals required to proceed with the development.

QUALIFICATIONS
Proposers should have completed development of other projects of similar type, size, scope, and
complexity to the project described above and must demonstrate the ability to obtain financing
for such a project. In addition, they should have at least three years experience with the operation
of the proposed facility and/or a completed business plan and pro forma.

Lot 3. lee House Road
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PROPOSAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All proposers must submit following information:
1. Description of the corporate background, including a description of the firm’s experience
with particular attention to identifYing projects in which similar development was
undertaken and/or completed. If the facility will be operated by another entity, this
information should be provided for that entity as well.
2. Identification of the project team, including the developer and specific individuals who
will be charged with overall responsibility for design and construction of this project, as
well as the specific responsibilities of all other members of the development team.
Provide a resume for each of these members. The resume shall outline the individual’s
educational and professional achievements including the number of years of experience
dealing with similar projects and tenure with the firm. If the facility will be operated by
another entity, this information should be provided for all individuals who will be
charged with overall responsibility for the operation of that entity, as well.
3. A list of all development projects, which the fliill has undertaken in the past five years,
highlighting experience in the development of projects similar to the planned proposal for
this project, which the firm has designed, constructed, financed or operated.
4. A preliminary pro-forma, which details the projected income and expenses for at least the
first five years of the lease period.
5. The proposed term of the lease and options to extend, if any.
6. Total estimated value of proposed improvements to the property.
7. A preliminary fmancing schedule, including financing commitments, if available, from
any lending institutions from which construction or permanent financing is proposed.
8. Evidence of corporate stability as evidenced by providing detailed corporate financial
information that can be used to evaluate and ascertain the firm’s ability to undertake,
complete and operate the facility.
9. Identification of any firms or individuals not part of your firm who will be collaborating
on this project and a detailed description of their role in this project. A complete resume
and description of the length and substance of their experience as it relates to this project
shall be provided.

Lot 3, Ice House Road
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10. A detailed description, including approximate size, layout, type of construction and
exterior appearance of the proposed facility to be built on the site and facilities which will
be included within this project.
11. A description of the business, which will be operated at the facility and the proposed
hours of operation.
12. The average and peak estimated water and sewerage demands for the proposed facilities.
13. A description of energy conservation measures beyond minimum Massachusetts Building
Code standards or use of renewable energy systems.
14. The estimated total employees and depending on the service or product, the user-ship and
peak usage (number of users and time of day and seasonally).
15. Average weekly peak traffic and vehicular attendance.
16. A schedule of lease payments that will be paid to the Town of Medfield for the use of the
land. If any non-monetary consideration is to be provided to residents of the Town, such
as, reduced fees or coaching and/or sponsorship for youth sports teams, this should also
be included with the schedule oflease payments.

PROPOSAL SELECTION CRITERIA
The Board of Selectmen, in consultation with the Economic Development Committee, will
review the responses to this Request for Proposals and rank the proposals that have been
submitted. Once the proposals have been ranked, the Committee may select firms to be
interviewed. Firms may be asked to provide further detail regarding their proposals,
qualifications, and/or finances. The Selectmen and Economic Development Committee may
select one firm with whom a contract will be negotiated. The final negotiated contract shall be
approved by Town Counsel and awarded by the Board of Selectmen.

The ranking and selection of the finalists will be based upon the information provided in the
proposals. The selection of the finalists will be based primarily on the following criteria:
1. Value of lease payments, tax revenue and non-monetary considerations;
2. Demonstrated experience in designing, constructing, financing and operating the
proposed facility

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3. Demonstrate expertise and relevant experience of key support personnel from the
firm(s), and consultants who will be assigned to the project, such as architects,
engineers and heath and other consultants, as well as the management team;
4. Financial stability;
5. Capacity to finance the proposal;
6. Demonstrated ability to complete development projects on time and within
estimated project costs;
7. Demonstrate understanding of the project requirements;
8. Potential for the project to be built and operated;
9. Consideration given to Medfield residents who may be elderly, disabled, or lowincome;
or the youth and school systems in town.
10. The degree to which the proposal addresses the aesthetic and operational concerns
of the Town and, in particular, the surrounding neighborhood;
11. The degree to which the project affects the residents of Medfield in positive
marrner.
12. Whether the Town’s infrastructure can service the proposed development.

SCHEDULE
Questions regarding the project may be submitted in writing to the Town Administrator.
Questions should be faxed, and should be submitted any time prior to noon on __ , ___ ,
2014. Questions can be sent to:
Michael Sullivan, Town Administrator
Medfield Town House
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
msullivan@medfield.net
The Town will receive, through the Office of the Board of Selectmen, responses to this Request
for Proposals. Ten copies of each response, plus one electronic copy, must be delivered to the
Office of the Board of Selectmen by noon on __ , ___ , 2014.

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
LONG TERM GROUND LEASE

The Town of Medfield is seeking proposals for a long-term ground lease of 11.2 acres of
undeveloped land located office House Road in the northwest quadrant of the Town (Parcel ID:
Map 56 Lot 044, IE zoning district). The preferred use for the site is for the development of a
facility that is consistent with current zoning and complementary to the existing establishments.
Competing uses such as senior center, health club, spa, restaurant and/or function facilities will
not be considered. The Board of Selectmen has Town Meeting approval to lease this land for a
period not to exceed 99 years.
All firms/individuals interested can retain a copy of the Request for Proposals from Mr. Michael
Sullivan, Town Administrator, 459 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 or by calling (508} 906-
3012.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is_ at 12:00 noon. Ten (10) hard copies of the proposal
must be submitted to Michael Sullivan 459 Main Street, MA 02052, by this date and time. Please
also include one (1) electronic version of the proposal on a disc. All submissions must be clearly
labeled “Lot 3 Long Term Ground Lease” on the exterior of the envelope/package. Late
proposals will not be accepted. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and/or
limit the scope of this project or as deemed in the best interest of the Town.

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Farmers market starts 6/5

From Medfield Green –

The Farmer’s Market in Medfield at the UU Church opens next THURSDAY JUNE 5th from 2:00-6:30! The list of vendors has expanded, and includes:

Jordan Bros. Seafood, Inc. (Stoughton)   Founded in 1989 by Thomas and Robert Jordan, have been known for selling the freshest seafood in and around the Boston area for twenty four years!  Offering seafood, shellfish and live lobsters.

Ward’s Berry Farm (Sharon)  Since 1982, brothers Jim & Bob Ward have offered the finest quality fresh picked fruits and veggies for sale at their roadside stand in Sharon, Mass. Using the family’s favorite recipes, their mother Ann bakes cookies, muffins, breads and pies every day.

Garden Farms (Bellingham)  Here at Garden Farms, we are a family-run business creating the best gourmet jelly, jams, relishes, and mustards available.  Only the finest ingredients are used in our products.

Bark Back Bakery: (Bellingham)   We are a family-owned pet store and gluten-free pet bakery. We do not use any wheat, corn, soy, salt, sugar, by-products, and fillers in the baking of our treats. If we can’t pronounce an ingredient we won’t bake with it.

Tabers Closet (North Attleboro)   Specializing in hand-made, rot resistant, adjustable, and washable dog collars.These are one of the most reasonably priced collars you will find anywhere. Each collar is made of super strong webbing whether it be printed already or covered with grosgrain ribbon to add personality to each collar you purchase. Matching leashes available through custom order in lengths of 4′, 5’ or 6’.

Amir’s Natural Foods (Jamaica Plain)  Amir’s Natural Foods is proud to produce healthy & all-natural Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine for you to enjoy on the go, in your home, or at your next party. We use fresh, quality ingredients and are vegan friendly and kosher certified. After serving the greater Boston area for almost 20 years as a private label wholesaler, we are expanding to deliver quality products direct to local grocery stores.

Annie’s Just Desserts (Norfolk)  Specializing in custom made cakes and desserts serving Norfolk, MA and surrounding areas.  Also available: Cupcakes, Scones, Cookies and Truffles and Allergen free, Gluten free and Vegan cakes.

Newton Street Designs (Mansfield)  It all began in 2004 when two neighbors each handcrafted their own unique items just for the pleasure of it.  The idea of possibly selling our creations was born…so began Newton Street Designs.  Kristin creates beautiful beaded jewelry and Amy handcrafted luxurious fabric handbags.

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MSH purchase bill status

This from Gill Rodgers on the status in the legislature of the bill for the Town of Medfield to purchase the Medfield State Hospital site, as the legislation wends its way through.  I asked Rep. Denise Garlick about the status and she said everything looks good.  She said the one change made to date was done at the behest of a Senator acting on behalf of the mental health community, to have the purchase monies benefit DMH clients.

Waltham is now proceeding with the purchase of the former Fernald School, in a similar partnership model, so now there are three communities doing so. –

4/14/2014 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/16/2014 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
4/17/2014 Senate Senate concurred
4/28/2014 Joint Hearing scheduled for 04/30/2014 from 02:30 PM-05:00 PM in B-2
5/22/2014 House Accompanied a new draft, see H.4107

Actions for Bill H.4107

Date Branch Action
5/22/2014 House Reported from the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
5/22/2014 House New draft of H4050
5/22/2014 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

 

SECTION 1. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2KKKK the following section:-

Section 2LLLL. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund, to be known as the Health and Human Services Capital Projects Trust Fund, hereinafter in this section referred to as the fund, administered by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance at the direction of the secretary of health and human services. The fund shall be credited: (i) the portion of any net cash proceeds from the conveyance, lease or other disposition of any facilities vacated by any agency within the executive office of health and human services and determined to be surplus by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance; (ii) any appropriations; (iii) bond proceeds; or (iv) other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited thereto. The comptroller shall disburse amounts in the fund at the direction of the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the secretary of the executive office of health and human services, without further appropriation, for the purpose of paying costs of, or paying down any portion of any debt incurred to pay costs related to the acquisition, construction or improvements to health and human services facilities. The comptroller shall establish procedures necessary to effectuate this section, including procedures for the proper transfer, accounting and expenditures of funds. The comptroller may make payments in anticipation of receipts and shall establish procedures for reconciling overpayments and underpayments from the trust fund. The commissioner shall report semi-annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the revenue and expenditure activity within the fund. The fund shall be an expendable trust fund and shall not be subject to appropriation. Money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws, chapter 269 of the acts of 2008 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, hereinafter referred to as the commissioner, may convey 1 or more parcels of land located at the former state hospital in Medfield to the town of Medfield. The parcels are shown as parcel A and parcel B on a plan entitled “Compiled Plan of Land, Medfield State Hospital, Medfield, Massachusetts, prepared for Division of Capital Asset Management”, dated June 14, 2005, prepared by Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., on file with the division of capital asset management and maintenance. The exact location and boundaries of the parcels to be conveyed shall be determined by the commissioner, in consultation with the town of Medfield. The use of the parcels to be conveyed to the town shall not be restricted to use for municipal or other specific uses; provided, however, that the town may so restrict the parcels at a later date, in accordance with applicable general and special law. The parcels shall be conveyed by deed without warranties or representations by the commonwealth.

SECTION 3. As consideration for the conveyance of the parcels described in section 2, the town of Medfield shall pay the commonwealth an amount equal to certain costs related to the closure of the former state hospital in Medfield including, but not limited to, the costs of removing combustible materials, disconnecting certain utilities, and otherwise closing those buildings located on the parcels conveyed, routine security, and other capital expenditures and operating expenses incurred by the commonwealth in preparation for or following the closure of the former state hospital, as determined by the commissioner and agreed to by the town. The town of Medfield may pay the amount so determined by the commissioner and agreed to by the town upon its purchase of the parcels described in section 2 or the town may pay the amount so determined in 10 annual payments pursuant to section 20A of chapter 58 of the General Laws. If the town’s payment of consideration pursuant to this section so requires, the town may seek voter approval pursuant to subsection (k) of section 21Cof chapter 59 of the General Laws.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding chapter 269 of the acts of 2008, or any other general or special law to the contrary, parcels A-1 and A-2, as shown on the plan referenced in section 2 shall be maintained as open space or used for agricultural and passive recreation purposes, subject to those subsurface utility easements on parcel A-1 serving the town’s water system. Notwithstanding the foregoing, but subject to such subsurface utility easements, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may transfer the care and custody of parcels A-1, A-2 or C, or portions thereof, to the department of conservation and recreation for open space and passive recreation purposes. Such transfer shall be without consideration and shall not be subject to chapter 7C of the General Laws.

SECTION 5. In the event that the town of Medfield sells or leases any portion of the parcels described in section 2, the net proceeds from such sale or lease as determined by the town and agreed to by the commissioner, shall be allocated between the town of Medfield and the commonwealth in equal shares, ; provided, however, that the commissioner may agree to reduce the share of the commonwealth’s proceeds to not less than 30 per cent of net proceeds in order to provide certain incentives to the town of Medfield to sell or lease some or all of the parcels described in section 2 expeditiously or to facilitate the development of some or all of the parcels in accordance with smart growth principles promulgated from time to time by the governor and the secretary of energy and environmental affairs. In the event that the net proceeds, as so determined, is a negative amount, the commonwealth shall not be required to make any payments to the town of Medfield. Any proceeds received by the commonwealth pursuant to this section, section 3, section 7 or section 8 shall be deposited into the Health and Human Services Capital Projects Trust Fund established pursuant to section 2LLLL of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, however, that the proceeds shall be specifically dedicated to and appropriated for the acquisition, construction, or improvement of community-based housing facilities for individuals receiving services, or eligible to receive services, from the department of mental health.

SECTION 6. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Medfield shall pay for all costs and expenses of the transactions authorized in this act as determined by the commissioner including, but not limited to, the costs of any recording fees and deed preparation related to the conveyances and for all costs, liabilities and expenses of any nature and kind related to the town’s ownership of the parcels; provided, however, that such costs shall be included for the purposes of determining the net proceeds of the town’s sale or lease of any portion of the parcels described in section 2. Amounts paid by the town of Medfield pursuant to section 3 shall not be included for the purposes of determining the net proceeds from a sale or lease.

SECTION 7. (a) In the event that the town of Medfield does not complete its purchase of the property described in section 2 on or before December 31, 2015, notwithstanding sections 33 to 38, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner may sell, lease for terms up to 99 years, including all renewals and extensions, or otherwise grant, convey or transfer to purchasers or lessees an interest in the property described in section 2 or portions thereof, subject to this section and on such terms and conditions that the commissioner considers appropriate; provided, however, that the purchase by the town of Medfield shall be considered complete upon the transfer of title to the parcel or parcels described in section 2 to the town. The commissioner shall dispose of the property, or portion thereof, using appropriate competitive bidding processes and procedures. At least 30 days before the date on which bids, proposals or other offers to purchase or lease a property, or any portion thereof, are due, the commissioner shall place a notice in the central register published by the state secretary pursuant to section 20A of chapter 9 of the General Laws stating the availability of the property, the nature of the competitive bidding process and other information that the commissioner considers relevant, including the time, place and manner for the submission of bids and proposals and the opening of the bids or proposals.

(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the grantee or lessee of all or any portion of the property described in section 2 and subject to this section shall be responsible for costs and expenses including, but not limited to, costs associated with deed preparation and recording fees related to the conveyances and transfers authorized in this section as such costs may be determined by the commissioner.

(c) No agreement for the sale, lease, transfer or other disposition of the property described in section 2 and subject to this section, or any portion thereof, and no deed executed by or on behalf of the commonwealth, shall be valid unless the agreement or deed contains the following certification, signed by the commissioner:

“I, the undersigned commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, hereby certify under penalties of perjury that I have fully complied with the relevant provisions of general and special law in connection with the property described in this document.”

SECTION 8. In any disposition pursuant to section 2 or section 7, the commissioner may retain, accept or acquire by purchase, transfer, lease, eminent domain, pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws or otherwise, and may grant by deed, transfer, lease or otherwise any rights-of-way or easements, in, over or beneath any parcel or portions thereof, or any other portions of the former Medfield state hospital, as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate for the continued access to, egress from and use of portions of the former Medfield state hospital including, without limitation, parcels A-1 and A-2, by the general public or other state agencies or to carry out this act; provided however that in any disposition pursuant to section 2, such retention, acceptance, acquisition, or grant of any rights-of-way or easements in, over or beneath parcels A or B shall be subject to the approval of the town of Medfield.

SECTION 9. Sections 2 to 8, inclusive, shall take effect upon their acceptance by a majority vote of the board of selectmen of the town of Medfield, but not otherwise.