Category Archives: Children

Medfield Children Center at PB

The proposal of the Medfield Children Center has been pending before the Planning Board for some time. It seeks to build a child care facility at 75 High Street to accommodate 120 children, on residentially zoned land – such child care facilities have been held to be an educational uses exempt from our Medfield zoning.

I attended the last two PB hearings, and heard the attorney for the neighbors describe the issues, which are in his 9/29/17 letter to the PB below. I have also inserted the 1974 variance for the property, as that appears to be part of the legal arguments against application of the Dover Amendment’s education use exemption.

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[] i . i I I I l. .. j I _ 135 TOWN OF MEDFIELD Decision #2.38 February 25, 1974 DECISION OF THE BOARD OF APPEALS ON THE APPEAL AND PETITION OF Paul G and Jeanne D. Foucre, 73 High Street, Medfield, Massachusetts. on appl;ication filed with the Board of Appeals for zoning on December 19, 1973·, by: Paul G. and Jeanne D. Foucre of 73 High Street, Medfield, Massachusetts, the applicants seek a variance to allow building on lot 17 adjacent to their home on lot 18. The property lies in an R-T Zone. Notice of said application was duly published in the Suburban Press on January 10 and 17, 1974. All abutters and cognizant Town Boards and officials were notified. A meeting was held at the Town Hall on January 24, 1974, at 7:45 p.m. Mr. Charles Kenny, Chairman, presided. Attorney Steven Gordet represented the applicants. He stated that the applicants purchased the lot where they reside an April 1961. They later purchased the adjacent lot (17) in June 1963 as an investment. At·that time the lot having a frontage of 150 feet was a "legal" lot • . Subsequent to their purchase mne Zoning Bylaws were amended in Section 6.2 to re·quire a frontage width of 175 feet in an R-T Zone. Attorney Gordet stated that the applicants have no present intention to construct a home or sell the lot. The meeting was then open to those in attendance. Several letters from abutters in favor of the variance with the understanding that the use be limited to ·the construction of a residence were read into the record. ·T_hose abutters in attendance also spoke in favor. of the appliq_ation. ' ' The Board of Appeals finds that, at the time of- purchase, lot 17 had a legally required frontage, the lot size is substantially the same as other lots in the area and the granting of the variance would not be detrimental to the. neighborhood •. Accordingly, the Board··hereby grari.ts.-the··variance· ·on the condition that lot usage be restricted to the. construction of a residential ·(single family) structure similar to those in the neighborhood. ;'" This decision was UNANIMOUS. . t/ T. -(g)n/ G

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Proposed Child Care Center

Proposed Child Care Center

A child care facility has been proposed for 75 High Street, a fairly narrow lot on which the land slopes up steeply from Rte. 27.  The area is zoned residential, but under the state statute, child care facilities are exempt from local zoning, just as are religious and educational uses, so the facility can locate there subject to reasonable health and safety strictures imposed by the Planning Board on site plan review petition.

Today I was provided a copy of the plans, and I thought that there will be many who will want to see those plans, so I uploaded them here.

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MFi camp fund launched

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The Medfield Foundation launched a fund this summer to provide camp for needy kids in town, and passes to the swim pond.  Importantly, the camp allows their parents to work.  Please help send all the needy Medfield kids to camp!

Help send a child in need to camp this summer

Did you know there are many lower income families living in Medfield who can’t afford many of the basic necessities in life and who depend on local resources such as the Medfield Food Cupboard, Massachusetts Energy Assistance and even the funds raised through the Medfield Foundation Angel Run? This is an especially difficult time of year for some of these families as they try to figure out childcare for the summer? These families want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

That’s where you come in. The Medfield Foundation has been helping raise funds to help Medfield since 2001 with projects such as the original high school turf field, the Dale Street playground, the Angel Run, the Kingsbury Grist Mill and the Straw Hat Park. MFi is now launching a special fundraising effort to help send kids to camp and purchase family passes to Hinkley Pond for local families in need.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Our goal is 200 families donating $50 each. Your generosity and support are much appreciated.

Donate Now!

Thank you,

The Medfield Foundation

 

MFi camp/swim pond fund needs $

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The Medfield Foundation program to send Medfield children to camp or the swim pond this summer has had a good start, but needs donations.  The MFi is looking to raise $10,000 (200 donations of $50) – the MFi has $1,775 in hand – sponsored campers say thank you.

This is an especially difficult time of year for some local families who want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Your generosity and support are much appreciated. Can we count on you to help?

Please donate Now!

https://www.networkforgood.org/donati…/ExpressDonation.aspx…

Send a Medfield child to camp

From the Medfield Foundation, Inc.

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Attention Medfield Residents!

Help send a child in need to camp this summer.

This is an especially difficult time of year for some local families who want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

MFi is launching a special fundraising effort to help send kids to camp and/or purchase family passes to Hinkley Pond for local families in need.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Our goal is 200 families donating $50 each. Your generosity and support are much appreciated. Can we count on you to help?

Donate Now!

https://www.networkforgood.org/donati…/ExpressDonation.aspx…

Parental skills training tonight

From Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) yesterday –

All parents welcome

You are welcome to attend and bring other parents/adults who care about Medfield youth with you.  If you could tweet about this, post to your facebook pages, blogs, share from Medfield Youth Outreach’s facebook page or MCAP’s it would be so very helpful.  This is coming together quickly due to the needs of hurting parents in the community and literally just gained final approval this evening.  This rose organically from the community. Let’s get behind it and spread the word!

Medfield Youth Outreach

 

Open Invitation For All Parents:

St. Edward Church of Medfield warmly welcomes Jim McCauley, LICSW, from Riverside Trauma Center for an evening where parents can develop their skills in navigating conversations with youth about depression and feelings of hopelessness. The Regional MetroWest data supports that youth are reporting more stress and that some have reported depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide (MWAHS, 2016).  Parents have been reaching out community wide for ways to have meaningful conversations with their youth about these issues and to find pathways to build greater support in the community.

This evening is sure to be a dialogue to empower Medfield families in navigating these discussions and finding resources for the future.

 

Please join us on TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH AT 7PM AT ST. EDWARD CHURCH.  For more information please contact St. Edward Church: 508-359-6150 or amosheabrooke@stedward-ma.org.

Childcare available for ages 4+.

 

RSVP here

 

All community parents are welcome.

 

Girl Scouts take on dog waste

Keep Medfield Free 01 Dog waste By Girl Scout Troop 85257 HI we are Troop 85257 we are working on a proiect to complete our Bronze Award. A Bronze Award is the third highest award a girl scout can earn latter silver and gold). For our proiect we are informing people about the imponance 01 picking up their dog's waste to help inlorm we are doing booth's at Wheelock and Hospital Hill we will have a game and better inform people about the the problem's dog waste can cause ii not picked up. we hope you can come and support us and dates are listed below. PLEA'S£ VISlT 6V.t Btl()nl t:JIJ 3lJNE Stl> - rAM Td llAM AT U6SPITAL. UIL.L. 3lJNE 'l'TU - rAM T6 llAM AT WUEEL.6t:.IC FIEL.l>S If this dog can do it so can you. May 18, 2017 Dear Board of Selectmen, Thank you so much for meeting with Troop #85257. Our troop is grateful you took the time to meet with us. We are looking forward to helping Medfield by informing people about picking up their dogs waste. We hope this project will be a success at Hospital Hill, Wheelock, and around town. Our hope is that more people will be informed about this problem and will pick up their dog's waste. Thank you again for helping us and the environment. Sincerely, Troop #85257 rKanna 0'LCA.Jjw;~. ~201705170GS-ltr from_Page_2