2019 Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting is Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM--Medfield High School Gymnasium

Note the time has changed this year to 7:00 PM.

2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Report 

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For more information on the issues:


2. Town Report

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Annual Town Reports 
3. Accept Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval 
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Cemetery Commission 
4. Vote Revolving Funds Expenditure Limits

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
   Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Departmental Revolving Funds 
MGL Revolving Funds
5. Vote to accept Chapter 44, Section 53F 3/4 and establish PEG Fund

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

MGL Chapter 44, Section 53 F3/4
MA DOR Guidance  January 2016
6. Appropriate Funds for Prior Year Bill

    Warrant Committee Recommends Dismissal
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Dismissal


7. Fix Salaries and Compensation for Elected Officers

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Town Charter 
8. Amend Personnel Administration Plan and Classification of Positions and Pay Schedule

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
   Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Personnel Plan
9. Operating Budget (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

FY2020 Proposed Operating Budget
Warrant Committee
10. Capital Budget (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Capital Budget Committee
BOS Financial Policy
11. Appropriate $782,145 from Municipal Building Stabilization  Fund (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


MA DOR Guidance July 2017
BOS Financial Policy
2018 Town Meeting Warrant
12. Appropriate $350,000 for repairs of the West Street Bridge

    Warrant Committee Recommends Dismissal
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Dismissal

Map of West Street Bridge
13. Amend Code Chapter 30, Finances Section 30-6 Disposal of Personal Property

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Chapter 30 Section 30-6
MGL Chapter 30B, Section 15
14. Transfer Uber/Lyft Funds

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Chapter 187 of the Acts of 2016
Bill H. 4570 (History)
15. Authorize Lease of Space on Mount Nebo Water Tower for 10 Years (3rd renewal) (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Map of Mount Nebo
16. Authorize BOS to accept a gift of land on Mohawk Street

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval

Map of Land Mohawk Street
17. Appropriate $90,000 for repairs to Danielson/Ritchie's Pond Dam

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


DCR Non-Compliance Order
Proposal for Design Work
Proposal for Hazard Evaluation
Recorded Registered Dam
18. Appropriate $1,000 from funds raised from local meals tax to improve the economic vitality of the Town

     Warrant Committee Recommends Approval (Minority Report)
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval     


Local Option Meals Tax
MGL Chapter 64L Section 2
19. Transfer funds from Sewer Betterments paid in advance to Sewer Stabilization Fund

     Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Betterment Information 
MGL Chapter 80 
20. Appropriate $425,000 to the Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund

     Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


DOR Guidance on OPEB
GASB 75
Medfield GASB 75-Actuarial Study
Medfield GASB 74-Actuarial Study

21. Adopt a new Bylaw to prohibit Plastic Bags at Checkout

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Medfield Plastic Reduction Website

22. Amend Code Chapter 130 Fire Protection to add Fire Hydrant Access

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval


Medfield CODE Chapter 130
23. Vote to create a new overlay zoning district called Proposed Upper Spring Street Overlay District (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

Warrant Committee Recommends Approval

Guide to Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes  for 2019 Annual Town Meeting 
Map of Upper Spring Street Overlay District
24. Amend Code Chapter 3300 Zoning Table of Use Regulations (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval

Guide to Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes  for 2019 Annual Town Meeting 
25. Amend Code Chapter 300 Table of Use Regulations (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval   

Guide to Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes  for 2019 Annual Town Meeting 
26. Authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a Ground Lease for development of Senior Housing  on Town-owned land off Ice House Road (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval



Map of Hinkley Property
Hinkley ANR Plan
27. Amend the Code Chapter 15 Affordable Housing Trust

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Medfield Code Chapter 15
28.Amend the Code Chapter 10-8 Town Clerk Duties

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Medfield Code Chapter 10
29. Authorize the BOS to accept a gift of land on Main Street

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval   


Map of Main Street Property
30. Appropriate $150,000 for Medfield State Hospital

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval



31. Appropriate additional funds to various FY20 operating budgets (subject to override vote)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Dismissal
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Dismissal  


Proposition 2 1/2
32.Vote to authorize the Board of Assessors to use Free Cash to reduce the tax rate

    Warrant Committee Will be Heard
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


DOR Free Cash Info Sheet
BOS Financial Policy