BoS 3/21 minutes


Below are Evelyn’s draft minutes of our 3/21 meeting.  My edits to these draft minutes were to note that I was the one who attended both the Medfield Foundation volunteer of the year reception and the Pack 113 Blue and Gold Banquet.

Meeting Minutes March 21. 2017 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 read announcements. TRANSFER STATION STICKERS The Transfer Station and Recycling Committee recommends and requests the Selectmen vote to increase the fee for residential transfer station stickers from $50 to $75.00. The $50 fee has been in effect for the past six years. The $75 fee will encompass the two year period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 and take effect with the purchase of new stickers. Additional vehicles from the same household will remain at $25.00. VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to increase the Transfer Station sticker fee to $75.00 for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 and as recommended by the Transfer Station and Recycling Committee COMMITIEE APPOINTMENT Medfield Historical Commission recommends the Selectmen vote to appoint William Hasapidis as a full member of the Commission and it was so voted. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. JEFFREY MARSDEN Dr. Marsden requests the Selectmen vote to authorize the School Committee submit a Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for the replacement or renovation of the Dale Street School. A MSBA requirement is that the Town submits an SOI each year until word is received that we are in the queue. On a motion made and seconded, Selectman Peterson, Clerk of the Board said it is resolved: having convened in an open meeting on March 21, 2017, prior to the closing date, the Board of Selectmen of Medfield, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated April 17, 2017 for the Dale Street School located at 45 Adams Street which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future priority: Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy related costs in a school facility. March 21, 2017 Page two Replacement of or addition to obsolete buildings in order to provide for a full range of programs consistent with state and approved local requirements and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the Town of Medfield to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Dr. Marsden thanked the Selectmen for their support. REQUEST TO FILE A DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Senior Housing Study Committee Chairman Tony Centore requests the Selectmen vote to file a disclosure statement with the Town Clerk on his behalf acknowledging that he waves a potential conflict. Selectman Marcucci suggested this item be deferred until we have more details from Town Counsel if in fact there is a conflict. HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT EMPLOYER APPLICATION The Selectmen at their March 7, 2017 meeting voted unanimously to offer a high deductible health insurance option to current enrolled employees and as recommended by the Insurance Advisory Committee. The Board is requested to vote to authorize Town Administrator Sullivan sign the HSA agreement form and it was so voted. PENDING At their March 7 meeting the Selectmen were requested to sign Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request Form for the redesign of North Street in the amount of $5,288.57; however there was a discrepancy in the figures. A corrected form is submitted for Selectmen's vote to sign VOTE: Selectman Peterson made a motion, seconded by Selectman Marcucci to sign Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request Form in the amount of $5,288.75 and as recommended by DPW Director Maurice Goulet. Vote was unanimous MEETING MINUTES VOTED unanimously to accept the March 7, 2017 minutes as submitted LICENSES AND PERMITS VOTED unanimously to grant permission to hang the Donate Life Flag in the reception area of Town Hall for the month of April, designated as National Donate Organ month March 21, 2017 Page three VOTED unanimously to grant permission to the Rotary Club of Natick for their annual Fathers' Day Bike Ride through a part of Medfield on Sunday June 18, 2017 SELECTMEN REPORT Mr. Peterson remarked that the Energy Committee would very much like to move forward with the purchase and conversion of street lights to LED's. To that end the Committee requests that Mr. Sullivan send a letter to Charles Tavares, Eversource representative requesting the process Medfield would need to undertake to purchase the lights. The Energy Committee would like to attend the Selectmen's April 4 meeting for discussion Selectman Fisher attended the Medfield Foundation Volunteer of the Vear reception this past Sunday. Jim and Patti Schwartz received the Lifetime Achievement Award for their combined 77 years of service to the Boy Scouts; Volunteer of the Year is Jean Mineo for her remarkable service to the Town and Lily Doctoroff is the recipient of the 2017 Youth Volunteer award. Congratulations to all. Mr. Fisher went to Pack 113 Blue and Gold Dinner describing it as a nice and fun event. He continued saying that last night March 20 Selectmen, Warrant Committee and Affordable Housing Committee had a working session with the Town's Affordable Housing consultant; a very productive meeting. Selectman Marcucci extended congratulations to all involved with the Medfield Foundation Volunteer reception saying it was incredibly impressive with great attendance and a good time had by all. Well done This is Mr. Fisher's last meeting as a Selectman. Selectman Fisher said that through his nine years he enjoyed many good days, learned so much, met great people both from Medfield and out of town and will truly miss being a Selectman. However, it is time for me to move on. Thank you for all your support over the years. Mr. Sullivan said that it has been a pleasure working with you. Your style has been very calming. Selectmen Peterson and Marcucci read a proclamation in his honor and declared March 21, 2017 as Mark L. Fisher Day in Medfield. Mr. Fisher was presented with a miniature replica of the Town Clock. The Selectmen adjourned at 7:30 PM for the annual Warrant Committee hearing20170321_Page_220170321_Page_3

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