BoS 12/6/16


Meeting Minutes December 6, 2016 Chenery Meeting Room draft PRESENT: Selectmen Fisher, Peterson, Marcucci; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Town Counsel Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Fisher called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and 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 - Fanner Series Pouring Permit - Astraluna LLC, 45 West Street; Andrew McCabe Manager; Jim O'Brien Attorney, present Chairman Fisher declared the hearing opened Attorney O'Brien remarked that Astraluna opened about two years ago and has been granted a farmer's distillery license. We have several different liquors, vodka, gin and three different levels of rum. We are applying for a pouring permit as we have had requests for tours of the distillery so people can see the process we use to make our products. The pouring permit will allow us to offer tasting samples during the tour. When queried about how often they will have tours he responded probably a couple of times per week to begin; hours of business are Monday to Saturday noon to 10 PM. It was noted that the server will be TIP certified. VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Peterson, seconded by Selectman Marcucci, it was voted unanimously to approve Astraluna's application for a Farmer Series Pouring Permit subject to ABCC approval TRANSFER STATION AND RECYCLING COMMITIEE Chairman Megan Sullivan said that we are a seven member committee and recently welcomed a new member, Karen Shapiro. We are happy that new director of Public Works Maurice Goulet has attended our recent meetings. Ms. Sullivan updated the Selectmen on programs that her committee offers, i.e. Green Month, Styrofoam collection, the successful SWAP area and newest collection of organic waste. The committee continues to encourage residents to recycle that will help us to see recycle numbers increase. The Board thanked Ms. Sullivan for presenting her good information. MINUTES VOTED unanimously to accept the minutes of October 18 and November 1 as submitted PENDING Youth Outreach Advisory Board appointments. As Chief Meaney has been away Mr. Sullivan suggests that we hold the appointments until he has had discussion with the Chief regarding number of members and is it a good mix. December 6, 2016 Page two TAX RATE The Department of Revenue confirms Medfield's FY17 tax rate at $16.89. TREE CITY Ms. Trierweiler remarked that the Town will make application to be certified as a Tree City USA for the fourth year. She requests the Board vote to authorize Chairman Fisher execute the application form and it was so voted. CHAPrER90 VOTED unanimously to sign Chapter 90-Reimbursement request in the amount of $432,234.50 for the project North Meadows Road, Winter Street, Pine Street and as recommended by DPW Director Maurice Goulet LANDFILL MONITORING AGREEMENT VOTED unanimously to authorize Town Administrator sign Agreement with contractor Environmental Partners Group, Quincy, MA to perform the tasks as outlined MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL MASTER PLAN COMMITIEE Chairman Steve Nolan requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Chairman Fisher sign Amendment 6 pertaining to contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) and their work Associated with Phase 1 of their contract with the Town and it was so voted BUILDING INSPECTOR John Naff requests the Selectmen vote to declare him as Essential Emergency Personnel and/or First Responder. This has come about due to Town Accountant levying a tax on his department vehicle. However as he is called to help town departments, i.e. police, fire, school, MEMA, DPW, for emergencies and his attention to the situation is crucial. VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Peterson, seconded by Selectman Marcucci it was voted unanimously to declare Building Inspector be considered Essential Emergency Personnel and/or First Responder and further this category will include Facilities Manager ANNUAL LICENSES VOTED unanimously to approve 2017 alcohol licenses for Avenue, Basil, Jing's Garden II, Kingsbury Club of Medfield, Noon Hill Grille, Nosh & Grog, Rock 'n Roll Rib Joint, Takara; Bullard's, Larkin Liquors, Palumbo Liquors; club license for American Legion Beckwith Post #110; wine and malt beverage licenses for Medfield Wine Shoppe and Medfield Commons; December 6, 2016 Page three All Entertainment licenses and all Town establishments common victualler SELECTMEN REPORr Mr. Peterson held his monthly office hour at the CENTER on the first Friday; he received some input from residents that the Town should have ALS service and not rely on EMTs. Medfield Inclusion organizers will hold meetings December 20 and January 3 to bring more awareness to creating group homes in Medfield. The Holiday Stroll and the Christmas Parade were very nice events attended by many residents and neighbors. The annual Angel Run was very successful. Monies raised are for families in need. Selectman Peterson received an email from Richard DeSorgher wherein he said that he hopes that the list of tasks he complied while selectman will move forward or should it be decided to abandon so as not to lose track. Selectmen Marcucci enjoyed the Holiday Stroll, a very good turnout. He suggests that we look at the possibility to close Main Street for this event next year as it may help to make it safer for all attending. He gave kudos to all the volunteers who worked to make the Angel Run happen as it was a terrific event. Selectman Fisher commented that all the holiday festivities this past weekend were a great and enjoyed by all. INFORMATIONAL Counsel Cerel addressed a few items regarding marijuana. Municipalities cannot prohibit the use or sale of it. Town will need to consider new zoning regulations, by-law changes and whether to impose a local option tax. It appears it will be left to local governments to make their own decisions. Mr. Sullivan reported that DPW will apply for a grant to repair the Philip Street bridge. As it is a reimbursement program we will pay for the work involved and then receive payment from the state. He said that he received a packet of information about the proposed commuter rail pilot service to Foxborough; anticipated to begin in Spring 2018. He will try to obtain additional information. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.Meeting Minutes December 6, 2016 Chenery Meeting Room draft PRESENT: Selectmen Fisher, Peterson, Marcucci; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Town Counsel Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Fisher called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and 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 - Fanner Series Pouring Permit - Astraluna LLC, 45 West Street; Andrew McCabe Manager; Jim O'Brien Attorney, present Chairman Fisher declared the hearing opened Attorney O'Brien remarked that Astraluna opened about two years ago and has been granted a farmer's distillery license. We have several different liquors, vodka, gin and three different levels of rum. We are applying for a pouring permit as we have had requests for tours of the distillery so people can see the process we use to make our products. The pouring permit will allow us to offer tasting samples during the tour. When queried about how often they will have tours he responded probably a couple of times per week to begin; hours of business are Monday to Saturday noon to 10 PM. It was noted that the server will be TIP certified. VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Peterson, seconded by Selectman Marcucci, it was voted unanimously to approve Astraluna's application for a Farmer Series Pouring Permit subject to ABCC approval TRANSFER STATION AND RECYCLING COMMITIEE Chairman Megan Sullivan said that we are a seven member committee and recently welcomed a new member, Karen Shapiro. We are happy that new director of Public Works Maurice Goulet has attended our recent meetings. Ms. Sullivan updated the Selectmen on programs that her committee offers, i.e. Green Month, Styrofoam collection, the successful SWAP area and newest collection of organic waste. The committee continues to encourage residents to recycle that will help us to see recycle numbers increase. The Board thanked Ms. Sullivan for presenting her good information. MINUTES VOTED unanimously to accept the minutes of October 18 and November 1 as submitted PENDING Youth Outreach Advisory Board appointments. As Chief Meaney has been away Mr. Sullivan suggests that we hold the appointments until he has had discussion with the Chief regarding number of members and is it a good mix. December 6, 2016 Page two TAX RATE The Department of Revenue confirms Medfield's FY17 tax rate at $16.89. TREE CITY Ms. Trierweiler remarked that the Town will make application to be certified as a Tree City USA for the fourth year. She requests the Board vote to authorize Chairman Fisher execute the application form and it was so voted. CHAPrER90 VOTED unanimously to sign Chapter 90-Reimbursement request in the amount of $432,234.50 for the project North Meadows Road, Winter Street, Pine Street and as recommended by DPW Director Maurice Goulet LANDFILL MONITORING AGREEMENT VOTED unanimously to authorize Town Administrator sign Agreement with contractor Environmental Partners Group, Quincy, MA to perform the tasks as outlined MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL MASTER PLAN COMMITIEE Chairman Steve Nolan requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Chairman Fisher sign Amendment 6 pertaining to contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) and their work Associated with Phase 1 of their contract with the Town and it was so voted BUILDING INSPECTOR John Naff requests the Selectmen vote to declare him as Essential Emergency Personnel and/or First Responder. This has come about due to Town Accountant levying a tax on his department vehicle. However as he is called to help town departments, i.e. police, fire, school, MEMA, DPW, for emergencies and his attention to the situation is crucial. VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Peterson, seconded by Selectman Marcucci it was voted unanimously to declare Building Inspector be considered Essential Emergency Personnel and/or First Responder and further this category will include Facilities Manager ANNUAL LICENSES VOTED unanimously to approve 2017 alcohol licenses for Avenue, Basil, Jing's Garden II, Kingsbury Club of Medfield, Noon Hill Grille, Nosh & Grog, Rock 'n Roll Rib Joint, Takara; Bullard's, Larkin Liquors, Palumbo Liquors; club license for American Legion Beckwith Post #110; wine and malt beverage licenses for Medfield Wine Shoppe and Medfield Commons; December 6, 2016 Page three All Entertainment licenses and all Town establishments common victualler SELECTMEN REPORr Mr. Peterson held his monthly office hour at the CENTER on the first Friday; he received some input from residents that the Town should have ALS service and not rely on EMTs. Medfield Inclusion organizers will hold meetings December 20 and January 3 to bring more awareness to creating group homes in Medfield. The Holiday Stroll and the Christmas Parade were very nice events attended by many residents and neighbors. The annual Angel Run was very successful. Monies raised are for families in need. Selectman Peterson received an email from Richard DeSorgher wherein he said that he hopes that the list of tasks he complied while selectman will move forward or should it be decided to abandon so as not to lose track. Selectmen Marcucci enjoyed the Holiday Stroll, a very good turnout. He suggests that we look at the possibility to close Main Street for this event next year as it may help to make it safer for all attending. He gave kudos to all the volunteers who worked to make the Angel Run happen as it was a terrific event. Selectman Fisher commented that all the holiday festivities this past weekend were a great and enjoyed by all. INFORMATIONAL Counsel Cerel addressed a few items regarding marijuana. Municipalities cannot prohibit the use or sale of it. Town will need to consider new zoning regulations, by-law changes and whether to impose a local option tax. It appears it will be left to local governments to make their own decisions. Mr. Sullivan reported that DPW will apply for a grant to repair the Philip Street bridge. As it is a reimbursement program we will pay for the work involved and then receive payment from the state. He said that he received a packet of information about the proposed commuter rail pilot service to Foxborough; anticipated to begin in Spring 2018. He will try to obtain additional information. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.20161206_page_3

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