See my suggestions for needed edits at the end –
MY SUGGESTED EDITS TO ABOVE MINUTES –
Suggested change to the 3/15 minutes (deletions are struck out and additions are in bold) –
Mr. Peterson mentioned that the Medfield Foundation has two new members and he recently
held First Friday hour at the CENTER. He was invited to attend a citizen’s meeting held at the
Pfaff Center Sunday March 6 regarding the proposed assisted living facility. Selectman
Peterson attended the March 4 Planning Board meeting where the discussion focused on 2012 for the hearing on the
warrant article, which Selectman Peterson had proposed. believed needed to be changed . He commented
that member Wright Dickinson deftly crafted wording that modernized the wording, while still retaining proposed wording that in a RS zone (residential suburban) an
assisted living facility would not be allowed.
ZONING BYLAW: Town Meeting 2012 voted a zoning change that allows assisted living facilities
in residential neighborhoods. In 2015 a private corporation proposed to build such a facility on
East Main Street behind the Clark Tavern and the Peak House; 75,000 sq. ft. and 40 feet high.
As many residents are opposed to the location it has been determined that the bylaw should be
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were not able to know the import of the 2012 town meeting vote from the materials available to them at the town meeting, it was thought residents should be given an opportunity to vote on that issue at the 2016 town meeting. Hence the warrant article proposed to be
voted at 2016 Town Meeting to amend the wording to NO in residential suburban (RS). This change is recommended by the Planning Board.