Monthly Archives: September 2017

BoS 8/15 & 9/5 minutes

NB – CORRECTION = I believe it was Gus who talked about the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee disbanding after the special town meeting (STM), but I know it was not me.

Meeting Minutes August 15, 2017 Chenery Meeting Room draft PRESENT: Selectmen Peterson, Marcucci, Murby; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 P1M and read announcements STATE PRIMARY WARRANT VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to sign the September 19, 2017 Special State Primary Warrant ROUTE 109 PAVING PROJECT DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign a contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Wethersfield, CT. The engineering company will oversee the paving of Route 109 to make certain all standards are being met VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Marcucci, seconded by Selectman Murby it was voted unanimously to sign contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin for paving inspection in conjunction with the construction on Route 109; contract amount $19,000.00 PENDING ITEMS State Hospital Committee guidance: Selectman Murby formulated a document of his ideas that he feels the Selectmen could use as a starting point to help guide the master planning hospital committee as they prepare for the special town meeting on the redevelopment of the property. It is his hope that together with Selectmen Peterson's and Marcucci's input the document will provide more clarity to the committee's focus. Mr. Peterson remarked that in his mind he feels that after the special town meeting and vote of the taxpayers the master planning committee will have completed their work and a new development committee will continue the process to carry forward with a specific plan. Resident Bill Massaro was recognized and he said that he has a copy of a matrix from the committee outlining their goals from the present to the STM. He continued that the master plan phase is completed so that another committee will carry forward with a plan. Selectman Marcucci remarked if the plan is adopted at special town meeting then it will be up to the members if they want to continue or not. A lengthy discussion continued; a point was made that if the Town becomes too specific as to what they want at the site it may turn developers away. Selectmen Peterson and Marcucci August 15, 2017 Page two agreed that they will review Selectman Murby's document and make suggestions as to what they feel should or not be included in the document. Continue discussion at the next meeting Town Goals: Selectman Murby previously drafted a document of goals for the Board to review and comment. Selectman Murby will do a revision for the Board to review and make comments at the next meeting. Veterans' Service Officer: To date the Board has received three applications for the position. Applicants are William Gallagher and Gregg Fernandes, both Medfield residents and Dover resident Ken Badertscher. Letters were sent to Medfield veterans (list provided by the Assessors) to garner interest from a wider net. As of August 15 no responses have been received. Dale Street proposed 40B project: waiting to hear back from developer as to a date to meet with Town representatives. Selectman Marcucci to attend LICENSES AND PERMITS / CONSENT AGENDA Move to approve all licenses and permits as appear on the consent agenda. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR UPDATE Mr. Sullivan presented a draft copy of the Selectmen's Annual Calendar. He remarked that the Park and Recreation Commissioners may attend the September 5 or the September 19th meeting to discuss their proposed plan. He also said that perhaps the Board should consider having a meeting on August 29 instead of September 5, day after Labor Day. Selectman Marcucci said that as Chair of the Affordable Housing Trust he has designated the first Tuesday of each month as the date his committee will meet. MEETING MINUTES VOTED unanimously to accept the meeting minutes of April 4 and May 23, 2017 as submitted and accept the May 4, 2017 minutes as amended SELECTMEN'S REPORTS Selectman Marcucci remarked that the AHT had its first meeting and he was designated chairman. The committee will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 5PM. Selectman Marcucci continued that at the first meeting the committee discussed the list of projects for the Town to reach safe harbor; members were assigned projects to review at future meetings. Update regarding Tilden Village; it appears progress is being made to move forward adding additional units to the site, he said. August 15, 2017 Page three The Board extended congratulations to the Vine Lake Preservation Trust on receiving the Fred Oakley Award. This is a nation-wide designation. Under the new Modernization Bill municipal officials may review speed limits in certain areas in their towns and determine if they should be lowered. The Selectmen feel a review of Medfield's speed limits should be taken up and discussed with Chief Meaney. The meeting adjourned at 9:05 PM. Meeting Minutes September 5, 2017 Chenery Meeting Room draft PRESENT: Selectmen Peterson, Marcucci, Murby; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Administrator Trierweiler; Town Counsel Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and announced this meeting is being recorded. He asked for a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world. CHAPTER90 VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to sign Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request for chip seal various roads project in the amount of $210,404.65 and as recommended by DPW Director Maurice Goulet CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to sign Agreement with O'Sullivan Flooring Company, North Quincy to perform floor sanding and refinishing at the CENTER and as recommended by Facilities Director Jerry McCarthy KINGSBURY CLUB MEDFIELD Town Counsel Cerel explained that the Kingsbury Club has made application to refinance and make capital investment to their property located on Ice House Road. He has been negotiating with their counsel over the past several weeks putting together the necessary Amendment to Ground Lease and Agreement Regarding Ground Lease. He noted that Kingsbury Club's original lease will remain in place. The amendments will show the amounts of refinancing that will cover the work the owners have in mind, i.e. adding tennis and pickle board courts, daycare expansion and separate entrance to their restaurant. There will be no expansion beyond Zoning Board approval. As an abutter Selectman Peterson recused himself. VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to sign Kingsbury Club Amendment to Ground Lease and Agreement Regarding Ground Lease and as recommended by Town Counsel Cerel COMMITIEE APPOINTMENT The Council on Aging Board respectfully requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Richard Ryder as a full member of their Board and it was so voted. September 5, 2017 Page two LICENSES AND PERMITS / CONSENT AGENDA Granted as noted by the Chair: MEMO to hold the 39th annual Discover Medfield Day September 16; a common victualler license for the event; permission to hang a banner across Main Street to announce the event One-day wine and malt beverage permit to Matt Triest for grand opening of his new store Be Charmed located at 70 North Street Medfield High School Swim Team to hold a car wash behind Town Hall September 17 One-day wine and malt license to Council on Aging for September 13 Supper Club and one-day Permit for the October 14 Harvest Dance Block Party permits to Ledgetree Road for September 16; Knollwood Road September 16 PENDING ITEMS Mr. Sullivan said that he continues to talk with Needham and Dover in hopes of creating a district with one Veterans' Service Officer serving all towns. Mr. Peterson suggests that we might want to explore Council on Aging and Outreach Dawn Alcott sharing a candidate to work with veterans and handling those issues that would come under outreach. It was noted that the candidate needs to be a veteran. Discussion continued regarding the Selectmen's guidance to the hospital master planning committee. Ms. Trierweiler will search for a 2014 document that could have the title of Selectmen's charter to the committee. This may be the missing link that the committee should have used to move forward with a proposed plan with the Selectmen's guidance. Selectmen Murby refined the draft of Town Goals and asked Selectmen Peterson and Marcucci to review, add categories as they feel were not included. Continue discussion next meeting. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR UPDATE Mr. Sullivan reported that the Town Gazebo roof has been replaced. The weather held out so that the contractor was able to complete the work. Next will be repairs to the Town Hall roof that will include adding the gutter along the back of the building, east side. The road construction along Route 109 turned out really good; best decision to do the work overnight. We have hired a Facilities Director Assisant; he started working today. Jerry let me know that he has almost completed his 20 year capital plan. The Assessors have received several resumes from candidates that look very promising. They will be doing interviews very soon. Mr. Sullivan continued reporting that Mr. Kelly has agreed to make changes to his proposed project as the Town recommended. Selectman Marcucci said that Mr. Kelly will be invited to come before the Affordable Trust committee once the proposal is ready for review. Developer Bob Borrelli will attend the Selectmen's September 19 meeting to discuss his proposed plan for 71 North Street, his second LIP project. September 5, 2017 Page three MEETING MINUTES VOTED unanimously to accept the meeting minutes of June 6 and June 20, 2017 as submitted SELECTMEN'S REPORfS Selectman Marcucci said that Mr. Kelly will be invited to come before the Affordable Trust committee once his Dale Street proposed project is ready for review. The committee will be meeting with the Housing Authority to learn more about the project adding more units. New Gates is the developer and the AHT is interested in finding out the budget for attorney fees. Selectman Murby remarked that at the recent ALS Study Committee meeting there was an open discussion with Brewster Ambulance. No concrete decisions only an open discussion. Committee sub teams are working on various items so that a draft report will be composed very soon. Selectman Peterson received a call from a resident in the Hospital Road area who wants to alert the Town that right now vehicles driving down Hospital Road travel at excessive speeds approaching Harding Street. The resident's concerned and suggests the traffic be reviewed keeping in mind when the hospital land is developed the number of vehicles traveling will be much greater. INFORMATIONAL A total of 4,164 Transfer Station Stickers have been issued. The Town has worked with the Montrose School planting trees in front of their building. A suggestion was made that we should consider planting trees at the Post Office site. The town received a notice from DCAMM that MASS Bay Community College is seeking to lease 40,000 square feet of usable space. Selectman Murby advised Ms. Trierweiler to research the item a bit more; perhaps the school may consider the hospital site. ADJOURNMENT On a motion made by Selectman Marcucci at 10:05 PM seconded by Selectman Murby the meeting adjourned.20170815_Page_220170815_Page_320170905_Page_120170905_Page_220170905_Page_3

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More on how to help Puerto Rico

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This email came from a fellow plaintiff personal injury attorney in Puerto Rico this afternoon on our American Association for Justice listserv –

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Dear Pam and listmates,

Thanks so much, really appreciate the warm thoughts. Our immediate family is fine, just coping with no water or power and rationed gas/diesel and intermittent communication.

PR has been ravaged by Maria but citizenry is making an outstanding effort to return to normalcy, all with a very good attitude under very trying circumstances and facing extreme uncertainty!

My daughter (Amy Williams) works at governor’s office in relief effort. She recommends donating through following link:

http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/

Also and as important, please contact your congressmen and women and urge them to help PR, as you know, we are 3.4 million US citizens in PR without a voting representative in Congress!

Pass the word!

Thanks again

Jeff Williams

MPRC feasibility study for new facility

The Medfield Park & Recreation Commission has obtained and is presenting to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday evening a feasibility study that MPRC commissioned about a potential new community recreation center facility.  That study can be accessed here.

MPRC floor plan

The floor plan above is of the basic building, but there is also an option with an attached indoor soccer field, as shown below.

mprc plan with soccer field

 

Library’s 100th tomorrow at 2PM

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To recreate the time 100 years ago when the Medfield Memorial Library was dedicated, the town will reenact that event on Sunday at 2PM on the original building’s steps facing Rte. 109, and to make it more realistic, cars will be banned from in front of the library.  This from Colleen Sullivan of the library committee orchestrating the event –

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This Sunday, Oct 1st from 2pm – 5pm, the Medfield Memorial Public Library is having a BIG Celebration!  The Library is 100 years old and we will be holding a reenactment of the 1917 Dedication of the Library on the front steps (facing Main St) at 2pm!

 

Granville Dailey, the NYC investor, and part owner of the Straw Hat Factory was the man who hired famed architect Wm G. Perry to design the Library and Dailey dedicated the building to his deceased wife and daughter (hence the words “Memorial Public Library” on the top of the portico) in 1917 on the same front steps that we see today.

 

“Granville” will be joining us to hand the “key” to the Library to our Selectmen, and a ribbon cutting.  Because there is very little space on the sidewalk, Medfield Police Chief, Bob Meaney, directed by our Selectmen, have agreed to re-route/detour traffic on Rt 109 for a short period of time, beginning at 1:30pm – approximately 2:15 or 2:30pm.  Traffic on North St will not be impacted, and traffic on 109 will be directed around this small area in front of the Library for that 45min – 1hr time frame only.

 

We appreciate your cooperation during this very special event celebrating 100 years of our Public Library and “Granville”, the man who made it all happen.

 

If you have a moment, please stop by to watch the reenactment, or come inside for refreshments, giveaways, and view the 1917-2017 timeline and much more.

 

Thank you,

Colleen Sullivan

Library Board of Trustees

Library Centennial Committee

Open Meeting Law changes

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Changes by the Attorney General to the regulations about the Open Meeting Law:

  • allow for posting of meetings at the town website,
  • suggestion that minutes get approved at the next meeting

This is from a Massachusetts Bar Association listserv –

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The Attorney General’s Office has updated OML materials to reflect the regulatory changes. The materials linked below will replace the existing resources on the OML website on October 6, 2017.  Please continue to check the website for additional updated educational and training materials.

www.mass.gov/service-details/…

If you have any questions about the new regulations, please contact the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government at (617) 963-2540 or OpenMeeting@State.MA.US.

 

BoS on 10/3

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING TOWN CLERK NOTICE Rt.Ctl'JE.U · ss: H.Wiri Of HEOfELO. MA  .. ; POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS oF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 $:l~a~A ~s K~oED. Board of Selectmen · OffCE OF THE TOW» CLER~ Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room 2nd floor Tuesday October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording Announcements: We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world 7:00 PM Park and Recreation Commission, Mel Seibolt Chairman, Kevin Ryder Director Discuss results of Programmatic Needs Study 7:20 PM DPW Director Maurice Goulet Discuss Pavement Management Plan; road and sidewalk maintenance; tree planting; bridge repairs; reconstruction North Street 7:40 PM David and Robert MacCready, Builders Discuss proposed LIP project at 93-95 North Street 8:00 PM Jean Mineo, request Selectmen's support for the re-use of the Chapel at the hospital site for A community art center CITIZEN COMMENT ACTION ITEMS DPW Director Maurice Goulet recommends the Selectmen vote to award the Bid for Joint Purchase of Salt 2017-2018 to Eastern Minerals for the amounts of CC $45.20, Solar $45.20, Treated Salt $62.20 DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign Chapter 90 Reimbursement request for Main and North Street paving in the amount of $38,024.43 I Stephen Nolan, ZBA Chairman respectfully requests the Selectmen vote to appoint William McNiff and Michael Whitcher as Associate Members; accept the resignation of full Board member Douglas Boyer; appoint Associate Member Jack McNicholas as a full Member; appoint Douglas Boyer as an Associate member Vote to sign letter of support for Robert Borrelli's LIP project at 71 North Street Vote to award 2018 rates for Med ex 2 and Blue Med Rx; additionally vote to authorize Town Administrator Michael Sullivan to sign Acceptance Form Copy of letter to State Hospital Master Planning Committee from consultants McCabe Enterprises for a Change Order Request Request from Consensus Building Institute, consultants to the Hospital Master Planning Committee for authorization of additional funds LICENSES AND PERMITS (CONSENT AGENDA) Medfield Foundation Angel Run Committee requests permission to post signs October 11 to November 1 announcing last day to register for the December 3rd event is November 1, 2017 Cheryl O'Malley, President Friends of Dwight-Derby House requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for Derbyfest event on October 21 4-6PM Church of the Advent Bazaar Committee requests permission to post signs October 28 to November 11 advertising the annual Holiday Bazaar to take place on Saturday November 11, 2017 '%:,, .. PENDING Selectmen annual calendar Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee Guidance Annual appointments Veterans Service Officer; letter received from Council on Aging ...., -0 l ;= ' ::IE 0 -' % ·"'""1-ri 0 l':) -n ~ _,,_ :~;;s-:; ."..'_O.. ..... , ..... ,., ...... ~~ a~ .£20 -" ::!'!20171003-agenda_Page_2

Tom Mulvoy to Warrant Committee

The Moderator has appointed Thomas F. Mulvoy, Jr. to the vacant slot on the Warrant Committee created by the resignation of Tim Nugent.  I recently heard Tom described on the radio (either WGBH or WBUR) as the “unofficial historian” of the Boston Globe.  This email this afternoon from the moderator:

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Good afternoon all:

 

I am very pleased to appoint Thomas Mulvoy to the Warrant Committee.  Tom (bio below) will succeed Tim Nugent and fill the remainder of Tim’s term.   Tom will bring his good judgment, professional experience, and commitment to Medfield to the work of the committee.    I want to thank Tim for his service on the Warrant Committee;  and also express the Town’s appreciation for his many long-standing contributions to our community.   Please see my letter to the Town Clerk (attached).

 

Very best regards,

SCOTT

Scott F. McDermott

scott@nhpllc.com

781.799.1285

 

Tom Mulvoy, who lives on Donnelly Drive, is a 17-year resident of Medfield. A widower (his wife died in 2006), he is the father of four boys aged 30 to 18 – Stephen, Michael, Nicholas, and Benjamin. Tom was born in Dorchester and was educated in his parish school (St. Mark’s), at Boston College High School, and at Boston College. He also spent a year as a professional journalism fellow at Stanford University in California.


Tom has been a newspaper professional his entire adult life, beginning with a two-year stint as a general assignment reporter at radio station WPLM in Plymouth, Mass., from which position he joined the staff of The Boston Globe in late 1966. He retired from the paper as its managing editor for news operations in December 2000. He then taught for six years at Boston College as an adjunct professor in the Communication Department. While working at BC, he signed on as a part-time editor at the Dorchester Reporter, a weekly, and he still puts in three-four days a week there as an associate editor. He is the managing editor of the Boston Irish Reporter, a monthly sister paper to the weekly edition.

September 29, 2017 Carol Mayer, Town Clerk Town of Medfield Medfield MA 02052 Re: Appointment to the Warrant Committee Dear Ms. Mayer: I am very pleased to make the appointment of Thomas F. Mulvoy to the Warrant Committee of the Town of Medfield. Tom will succeed Tim Nugent and fill his term which expires in 2019. The following represents the current composition of our committee as it prepares to address the business of the town for FY 2018: John E. (Jack) Wolfe of 17 Harding Street [term expires 2018] Nikolaos Athanasiadis of 30 Quarry Road [term expires 2018] Thomas C. Marie of 72 Pine Street [term expires 2018] Abby Marble of 16 Pheasant Road [term expires 2019] Thomas Mulvoy of 11 Donnelly Drive [term expires 2019] Joanna Hilvert of 14 Pueblo Road [term expires 2019] Barbara Gips of 25 Boyden Road [term expires 2020] Sharon Kingsley Tatro of 12 West Street [term expires 2020] Michael E. Pastore of 6 Liberty Road [term expires 2020] As always, thank you for your consideration. Very truly yours, Scott F. McDermott Scott F. McDermott cc: Town Administrator Board of Selectman Warrant Committee TOWN OF MEDFIELD Scott F. McDermott Town Moderator