BoS 11/29/16


Meeting Minutes November 29, 2016 Chenery Meeting Room draft PRESENT: Selectmen Fisher, Peterson, Marcucci; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Fisher called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. He announced this meeting is being recorded. We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world. 7:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING; ANNUAL TAX CLASSIFICATON Principal Assessor Yvonne Remillard remarked that the purpose of this hearing is to discuss whether all five classes of property (residential, commercial/industrial, open space and personal) shall be taxed at the same rate or at different rates for fiscal year 2017. She made the point that as the Town has only about five percent in commercial/industrial property historically Medfield has always maintained a single rate. If we shift the rate between residential and commercial it would place a larger burden on commercial and residential properties would only benefit from a small savings. Ms. Remillard said that on behalf of the Board of Assessors we recommend that the Board of Selectmen vote to continue with a single tax rate. The new rate is $16.89 per $1,000 of assessed value. VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Peterson, seconded by Selectman Marcucci it was voted unanimously to adopt a unified tax rate and as recommended by the Board of Assessors MEDFIELD YOUTH OUTREACH DIRECTOR DAWN ALCOTT Ms. Alcott reported that at her meeting with the Selectmen a few months ago she was advised to create a mission statement for the advisory board and to reach out to residents to join. She said that I have completed those tasks and you have before you a copy of the mission statement and a list of volunteers who are willing to serve. They are Cheryl Lavalle, COA Outreach Worker; Kathleen Thompson, RN (school nurse); Michelle Manganello, School Resource Officer; Jennifer Sullivan, guidance counselor; Heidi Groff, nurse practitioner; Kathleen Cahill, co-founder of the Medfield chapter of Neighbor Brigade; Kathleen Lanzilla, high school senior; Rachel Cohen, high school junior; Liz Sandeman, RN; Ana Ghaz, college graduate and former Peer Leader with Youth Outreach. Ms. Alcott continued saying that our mission will be to "support and maintain a Medfield Youth Outreach program that is universally accessible, visible, confidential and linked to other support networks." Mr. Peterson feels that an advisory board is a great idea and the volunteers are a talented group of people. The Selectmen advise that as they have only received the names of the volunteers this evening, would like to review and discuss at the next meeting. November 29, 2016 Page two MEDFIELD HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION Chairman Michael Taylor reported on a few of the activities that the Commission is working on. He said that they administer the four historic districts in Town; John Metcalf on West Main Street; Hospital Farm; Clark-Kingsbury and Town Center. Continuing he mentioned that before a property owner is thinking about exterior changes the owner must come before the commission with his plans for approval. With this process we can assist to give thoughtful consideration in keeping with the overall historic within the district. The commission is involved only with the exterior of a building. At the moment the commission's focus is on the preservation of the hospital site. They would like to create a new district on East Main Street although neighbors have made it a bit challenging; also working with LCB, Inc. (assisted living facility) who has given thought to developing two family unit in the Clark Tavern. Mr. Taylor ended his update by reporting the commission has two new members John Maiona and Cheryl O'Malley. The Selectmen thanked Mr. Taylor for his report. MEDFIELD HISTORICAL COMMISSION David Temple Co-Chair remarked that his committee oversees the Town's demolition delay bylaw that is one of the state's most stringent. It prevents buildings over 50 years old from being demolished too quickly and without the owner giving serious thought to perhaps how historically significant the building actually is. We impose an 18 month delay when necessary. Mr. Temple continued saying that this evening the commission would like to present Janet and Bill Hasapidis our preservation award for their thoughtful restoration of their home at 27 Plain Street. This property was built in 1750 and is known as the Francis Cole House; the Hasipidis' are only the fourth family to own this property. HOSPITAL ROAD WATER TOWER VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Peterson, seconded by Selectman Marcucci it was voted unanimously to authorize Town Administrator Michael Sullivan to sign Change Order #6 pertaining to additional Water Tank Driveway Paving in the amount of $13,500.00 TREE SERVICE CONTRACT VOTED unanimously to award a two-year contract, 2016-2018 for tree service to Stumpy's Tree Service in accordance with the Town's specifications and as recommended by DPW Director Maurice Goulet NOVEMBER 29, 2016 Page three RESIGNATION Letter received from Louis Fellini, Permanent Building Committee member since 2012. The Selectmen advised that he be present at a future meeting to recognize his service through the years VOTED unanimously to accept with deepest regret Permanent Building Committee Member Louis Fellini's resignation POLICE CONTRACT Ms. Trierweiler remarked that the Selectmen took the first step in the contract process and signed the Memo of Understanding in March 2016. She requests the Board vote this evening to execute the contract document VOTED unanimously to sign the July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019 Police Contract and as recommended by Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler LICENSES AND PERMITS VOTED unanimously to grant permission to the Friends of the Medfield Public Library to post signs promoting Bag of Books for $5.00 Sale to be held January 27, 28, 29, 2017 at the Library location SELECTMEN REPORr Mr. Peterson reported attending the meetings held in Town Hall with Riverside Community Care and the Price Center, agencies who are eager to come to Medfield to establish group home services. The Town would receive credit towards 40B housing should this come to fruition. Mr. Marcucci has no report Mr. Fisher remarked that this Friday is the Town's Christmas Tree lighting event, also the Holiday Stroll and Saturday is the Christmas Parade. Please come and enjoy the festivities AFFORDABLE UNITS Robert Borelli, contractor has purchased the property at 67 North Street. His attorney Marty Murphy remarked that it is proposed making it into eight units, two of which would be affordable. He said that they would like to proceed with this development as a LIP project working through DHCD and are asking for the Selectmen's support. The Selectmen indicated that they are pleased with Mr. Borelli's proposal as it will count towards the Town's Subsidized Housing inventory (SHI). November 29, 2016 Page four VOTE: Selectman Peterson made a motion, seconded by Selectman Marcucci to support the general interest in a local initiative project (LIP) at 67 North Street subject to all details being worked out with Town officials to ensure the project meets all necessary regulatory requirements. Vote was unanimous ADJOURNMENT As there was no further business to come before the Selectmen a motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 PM. The vote was unanimous20161129_page_220161129_page_320161129_page_4

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