Regular “Solarize Medfield Library Hours”

solarize mass medfield

Calendar Listing – Solarize Medfield Library Hours

“Solarize Medfield Library Hours” will be held weekly, on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., starting on Thursday, September 29 and ending on Thursday, November 17, at the Medfield Public Library, 468 Main Street. Medfield residents and business owners are invited to stop by to talk with representatives from the program’s solar installer, New England Clean Energy. Residents and business owners with proposals from New England Clean Energy can bring their proposals and ask questions. Admission is free. Solarize Medfield is a community program designed to help local homeowners and business owners save money and help the planet by installing solar energy systems at discounted prices. Solarize Medfield is supported by the Town of Medfield, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and run by local volunteers. The program ends November 30. For more information, contact Marie Nolan, Medfield Solar Coach, at (508) 361-8786 or SolarizeMedfield@gmail.com.
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CONTACTS:

Marie Nolan
Medfield Solar Coach
(508) 361-8786
mznolan@comcast.net

Susan Boucher
New England Clean Energy
(978) 567-6527
susan@newenglandcleanenergy.com


Praise for COA

Email received from renown Medfield basketball player Jerry Cianciolo –

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An Open Letter to the Medfield Selectmen

 

It may be the best kept secret in Medfield.  Certainly to many under the age of 65 it’s something unknown.

 

But more than nine-hundred older people and their families who use the facility daily, weekly, or monthly will tell you what a gem the town has in The Center at Medfield.

 

As one who offers a workshop for those with a touch of gray, I’m familiar with senior centers throughout the area.  To their credit many are good, but only a handful are great. Ours falls into the latter category.

 

Walk into One Ice House Road, home to the Medfield Council on Aging, and what you feel at once is warmth.  There’s not a bureaucrat in sight.  Not only are you immediately at ease but intuitively you sense your needs will be addressed and your questions answered.  What permeates is an atmosphere of competence and conviviality.

 

What I find equally striking about The Center is the bustle inside.  I’ve visited senior centers in the early afternoon and found many to be strangely empty and quiet.  In Medfield it’s the opposite.  On any given day, The Center teems with exercise groups, enrichment classes, fashion shows, 12-piece swing bands, retirement seminars, ballroom dancing, card games, respite care activities, and a friendly gent or two eyeing the topography of a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

 

Many deserve credit for the success of The Center, among them Susan Bernstein, Cheryl Lavallee, Bill Pardi, Kathy Powers, and the unfailingly friendly receptionists at the front desk.

 

But it is director Roberta Lynch who is The Center’s fulcrum, the magnet that pulls everyone and everything together.  I’ve known Roberta for only a short time, but up-close I’ve observed her unerring instincts for hiring the right people, setting the perfect tone, and experimenting with different, even novel approaches.  All the while she makes the complexity of her job seem deceptively easy.

 

Oh yes, and Roberta listens.  Walk in The Center and you’ll find her door always open – whether you simply want to share a funny story or need a compassionate ear to help you navigate a crisis.

 

Many older people have a bias against senior centers.  I did.  But take a step or two into The Center at Medfield and you’ll have that notion completely dispelled.

 

Jerry Cianciolo

Minds in Motion Workshop

Medfield

 

 

MassHousing give town extension to 11/18 to submit comments

Email from Sarah Raposa today announcing that MassHousing gave town an extension to respond to the Mega-B –

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Memorandum

To:       Town Officials, Boards and Commissions

From:   Sarah Raposa, Town Planner

Date:    September 26, 2016

Re:       Medfield Meadows 40B –

New Deadline for Municipal Comment Letter

 

Following up on my memo from 9/22/16:

 

MassHousing has extended the Town’s Municipal Comment Letter deadline.  The new deadline for submitting Town comments is no later than Friday, November 18, 2016.

 

Please inform us of any issues that have been raised or are anticipated in the review of this application and have preliminary comments ready by Friday, October 7th so that they can be compiled in advance of the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, October 18th when the developers are presenting their application.

 

We will then review comments and formalize the comment letter by November 10th, in advance of the Selectmen’s meeting on November 15th.

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052

Info for Mega-B site visit

Email this morning from Sarah Raposa, Town Planner –

Rendering

Memorandum

To:       Town Officials, Boards and Commissions

From:   Sarah Raposa, Town Planner

 

Date:    September 22, 2016

 

Re:       Medfield Meadows 40B –

MassHousing Site Visit Scheduled for 9/28/16 at 10 am

 

On September 20, 2016 the Town of Medfield received notice that MassHousing is currently reviewing an application for Site Approval submitted by Medfield Meadows, LLC (the “Applicant”).

 

The proposed development will consist of 200 rental units on a 6.24 acre site located at 39, 41, and 49 Dale Street. Of the 200 units, 50 will be made available to low to moderate-income residents.

 

Should MassHousing deem the conceptual design appropriate for the site, the Applicant is then allowed to submit a formal comprehensive permit application to the Medfield Zoning Board of Appeals for this project.

 

As part of its review, MassHousing will conduct a site visit, which Local Boards[1] may attend. The site visit for Medfield Meadows has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th at 10 a.m. Please meet at the project location (at or near 39, 41, 49 Dale Street).

 

A municipality has an opportunity to submit comments to the agency within 30 days.  The public may also wish to submit comments.  The Town has requested an extension of this deadline to MassHousing which is under review.  The current deadline for comments is no later than October 20, 2016.

 

Departmental or local board comments should be submitted to me by Friday, October 7th so that they can be compiled in advance of the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, October 18th when the developers are presenting their application. Please inform us of any issues that have been raised or are anticipated in the review of this application.

 

[1] Local Board – means any local board or official, including, but not limited to any board of survey; board of health; planning board; conservation commission; historical commission; water, sewer, or other commission or district; fire, police, traffic, or other department; building inspector or similar official or board; city council or board of selectmen.  All boards, regardless of their geographical jurisdiction or their source of authority (that is, including boards created by special acts of the legislature or by other legislative action) shall be deemed Local Boards if they perform functions usually performed by locally created boards.

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027

40B dates & 9/26 agenda

This sheet was handed out at the Tuesday meeting of the selectmen –

Upcoming 40B related events PROPOSED, dates subject to change Hospital Road: • Monday, October 3 - Applicants present to PB (~8 pm, Town Hall) • Tuesday, October 4 - Applicants present to Bos (time, Town Hall) • Thursday, October 13 - ZBA public hearing #1 (7:30 pm, Town Hall) Dale Street: • Wednesday, September 28 - MHP site visit (10 am, Dale St) • Tuesday, October 18 - Applicants present to BoS (time, Auditorium) Other: • Monday, September 26, 2016 - BoS meeting with Affordable Housing Committee, Board of Assessors, Building Inspector, Housing Authority, Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee, Planning Board, Town Wide Master Plan Steering Committee (7:30 pm, Town Hall) • Monday, October 17 - Housing Production Plan public meeting to PB & Bos (8 pm, Town Hall)

Mike Sullivan’s proposed agenda for the September 26 meeting, received this afternoon (I would add a #7, naming Mike as the person responsible to execute on the plan that is created):


Agenda for September 26th Selectmen’s Meeting Affordable Housing Workshop
Welcome by Mark Fisher, Chairman of Board of Selectman and Introductions
This meeting is being recorded. We will begin by observing a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Mideast and around the world.

  1. Presentation on Housing Production Plan and Strategies by Roberta Cameron, consultant from Community Opportunities Group (COG)
  2. Affordable Housing Discussion
    1. Adoption of Housing Production Plan
      1. Approval by Planning Board
      2. Approval by Board of Selectmen
      3. Submission to and approval by State
    2. Implementation of Housing Production Plan
      1. Selection of locations for future 40B housing developments
      2. Determination of developers (Town (LIP), non-profit, for-profit) and types of housing
      3. Bidding, sale and/ or transfer (disposition) of land
      4. Details of financing methods
      5. Request for site approval from Mass Housing
      6. Application to Zoning Board of Appeal for Comprehensive Permit
      7. Appeals Period
      8. Bidding for design, construction, site work, landscaping, etc.
      9. Construction
      10. Lottery and/or marketing of units and determination of management plan
    3. Construction of Additional units at Tilden Village
      1. Transfer of Land and Project Approval from State (which Agencies)
      2. Project Funding
      3. Selection of Project Manager and Architect
      4. Design, Bidding and Construction (Public construction process)
      5. Tenant Selection
    4. Update on Hospital Road 40B project
      1. Status
      2. Options
    5. Update on Dale/North Meadows 40B project
      1. Status
      2. Options
    6. Creation of Affordable Senior Housing
      1. Locations
      2. Zoning
      3. Funding
      4. Local Preference

Tonight’s revised agenda

Board of Selectmen Agenda September 20, 2016 ANNOUNCE: this meeting is being recorded. We want to take a moment of appreciation for our brave servicemen and servicewomen serving around the world APPOINTMENTS Medfield State Hospital Planning Committee, members Brandi Erb and Teresa James Discuss hospital consultant's status Economic Development Committee, Pat Casey, Chair Discuss how the future uses of Lot 3 and Hinkley property be handled 7:30 PM Public Hearing- Verizon wireless requests Grant of Location to place wireless antennas on two existing utility poles; pole #6X on Main Street; pole #79/6 on Robert Sproul Road and Pound Street Police Chief Meaney to discuss department staffing modification OLD BUSINESS Selectmen's calendar Acceptance and/or correction of September 6 meeting minutes NEW BUSINESS Discussion of DCAMM's notification of farming on Parcel Al at the state hospital site Discussion of Affordable Housing Public Forum Preliminary fy18 budget discussion; draft list of warrant articles Discuss preliminary operating and capital budget guidelines Discuss process for evaluation of Town Administrator Selectmen are requested to vote to award the contract to install solar panels on the Town Garage roof to Greenskies Renewable Energy, Middletown CT; bid amount $332,999.72 Director of Public Works Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign Chapter 90 Project Request for Green Street in amount of $50,000 and second Project Request for North Meadows Road, Pine Street, Winter Street in the amount of $50,000 Ms. Trierweiler requests the Selectmen vote to award the grounds keeping contract to Shady Tree Landscaping Vote to authorize Town Administrator Sullivan sign Agreement between Medfield Fire Department and Brewster Ambulance Service regarding Advanced Life Support Services. lnitally this agreement is for 60 days that can then be renewed for successive one month terms Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Legal Services Agreement with Attorney Margaret Stolfa, Gordon & Rees LLP to represent Medfield's Conservation Commission decision and LCB appeal to DEP Notice from MassHousing I scheduled site visit Wednesday September 28 at 10 AM for proposed Dale Street and North Meadows Road development Discuss proposed schedule of "Upcoming 40B related events"; Selectmen vote to approve Medfield Historical Commission requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Jeremy MacPherson as a member of their commission MMA announces dates and times for their Fall Legislative Breakfast Meetings LICENSES AND PERMITS Medfield Lions Club requests permission to display signs October 21 to November 5 promoting their annual Chowder Fest on November 5, 2016 Council on Aging requests a one-day beer and wine malt beverage permit for a Poker Pizza Party on October 19 4-8 PM at the CENTER Medfield Youth Lacrosse requests permission to display signs November 1-20, 2016 advertising Spring 2017 registration Medfield Green Committee requests permission to display signs September 28 to October 12 to advertise October is Medfield Green Month at the Transfer Station SELECTMEN REPORT INFORMATIONAL Medfield has been awarded a Recycling Dividends Program grant of $5,400 ZBA information packet Copy of Conservation Commission's WPA Form 9 Copy of Attorney James Murphy letter to Land Court, Boston regarding the Clark Tavern MAPC to hold annual municipal elections October 26, 2016 Copy of Geological Field Services, Inc., Salem, MA report regarding Cumberland Farms, Main Street Invitation from the Cardinal's Office to attend a special Mass on October 9 to honor public safety personnel throughout the Archdiocese of Boston20160920-agenda-2_page_2

Mega-B site visit 9/28 at 10AM

"' ••. ~OUSlNG Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 TEL: 617.854.1000 I FAX:617.854.1091 VP: 866.758.1435 www.masshousing.com September 20, 2016 VIA CERTIFIED MAIL AND E-MAIL Mark Fisher, Chairman Medfield Board of Selectmen 459 Main Street Medfield MA 02052 Re: Medfield Meadows MHIDNo. 873 Dear Mr. Fisher: MassHousing is currently reviewing an application for Site Approval submitted by Medfield Meadows, LLC (The Applicant). The above-captioned proposed development will consist of200 rental units on a 6.24 acre site located at 39, 41, and 49 Dale Street in Medfield, MA. Of the 200 units, 50 will be made available to low to moderate-income residents. The site approval process is offered to project sponsors who intend to apply for a comprehensive permit under Chapter 40B. MassHousing's review involves an evaluation of the site, the design concept, the financial feasibility of the proposal, and the appropriateness of the proposal in relation to local housing needs and strategies. As part of our review, we are soliciting comments from the local community and we would appreciate your input. You also may wish to include in your response, issues or concerns raised by other town boards, officials or other interested parties. Pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B regulations (760 CMR 56.00) your comments may include information regarding municipal actions previously taken to meet affordable housing needs such as inclusionary zoning, multifamily districts adopted under G .L. c.40A and overlay districts adopted under G.L. c.40R. Your comments will be considered as part of our review. We have been informed by Medfield Meadows, LLC that the Town has received a copy of the application and plans for Medfield Meadows. Please inform us of any issues that have been raised or are anticipated in the Town's review of this application. We request that you submit your comments to this office within 30 days so we may process this application in a timely marmer. During the course of its review, MassHousing will conduct a site visit, which Local Boards, as defined in 760 CMR 56.02, may attend. The site visit for Medfield Meadows has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 281 h at 10 a.m. Please notify me promptly if any representatives of Charles D. Baker, Governor I Michael 1 Dirrane, Chairman I Timothy C. Sullivan, Executive Director I Thomas R. Gleason, Executive Director Emeritus Karyn E. Polito, Lt. Governor Ping Yin Chai, Vice Chair Karen E. Kelleher, Deputy Director your office or if other Local Boards plan to attend the scheduled site visit. Please note that if and when an application is submitted for a comprehensive permit, assistance is available to Medfield Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to review the permit application. The Massachusetts Housing Partnership's (MHP) Ch. 40B Technical Assistance Program administers grants to municipalities for up to $15,000 to engage qualified third-party consultants to work with the town's ZBA in reviewing the Chapter 40B proposal. For more information about MHP's technical assistance grant visit MHP's web site, www.mhp.net/40B or e-mail MHP at pcrean@mhp.net If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to telephone me at ( 617) 854-1201. Thank you for your assistance. J sica L. Malcolm 40B Specialist cc: Sarah L. Raposa, AICP, Town Planner (via e-mail sraposa@medfield.net) Michael J. Sullivan, Town Administrator (via e-mail msullivan@medfield.net) 220160920-masshousing-town-notice-medfield_page_2