2020 Annual Town Meeting

Watch the 2020 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

The Annual Town Meeting has been postponed from Monday, May 4, 2020, to SATURDAY, June 27th at 11:00 AM. It will take place OUTSIDE at the Calvin Fisher Field,  Medfield High School. Instructions and protocols for social distancing will follow. 

The Board of Selectmen will vote to close the Annual Town Meeting Warrant on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 the Annual Town Meeting Warrant has been reduced to budgetary articles only.

On June 16th the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously in consultation with the Town Moderator to reduce the 2020 Annual Town Meeting Quorum from 250 registered voters to 25 registered voters. (Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2020)

Questions
If you have any questions about the logistics of Town Meeting, have questions about any warrant articles, or need clarification please reach out to any of the Selectmen or the administration:

Selectman Peterson osler.peterson@verizon.net
Selectman Marcucci selectmanmarcucci@gmail.com
Selectman Murby gmurby@earthlink.net

Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator
Nick Milano, Assistant Town Administrator

Questions received will be posted on this site. 

Town Moderator

Welcome to the 2020 Annual Town Meeting Letter

Please review the following important information:

Town Meeting Logistics and Safety
2020 Annual Town Meeting Guidelines
Rain Date Information
UPDATED Town Meeting Field Layout

Warrant Articles
2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Report
Mailed to all Households on June 18th. Please bring your report to Town Meeting. 

2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

Warrant Committee Hearing, May 26, 2020
DRAFT Warrant Articles (Updated May 26, 2020)
Draft Warrant Articles (Updated Feb 24, 2020)

Town Meeting Saturday June 27 at 11AM
Town Meeting 2020 Field Layout

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For more information on the issues:

ARTICLE
VOTE 
Project Information
1. Accept Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Passed
Cemetery Commission 
2. Vote Revolving Funds Expenditure Limits

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
   Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Passed
Departmental Revolving Funds 
MGL Revolving Funds
3. Vote to appropriate $162,713.02 from Chapter 44, Section 53F 3/4 PEG Fund to Medfield TV

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
MGL Chapter 44, Section 53 F3/4
MA DOR Guidance January 2016
4. Fix Salaries and Compensation for Elected Officers

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

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

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
   Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval


Passed
Personnel Plan
Collective Bargaining Contracts (CBA)
6. Operating Budget (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
FY2021 Proposed Operating Budget
Warrant Committee
Town Finance
Summary of Revenue/Expenditures
7. Capital Budget

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
Capital Budget Committee
BOS Financial Policy
Capital Improvement Plan
8. Appropriate $779,500 from Municipal Building Stabilization Fund (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
FY21 Project Descriptions
MA DOR Guidance July 2017
BOS Financial Policy
2018 Town Meeting Warrant
9. Authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease vehicles per Capital Budget

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
Municipal Modernization Act
DOR IGR May 2019 (Lease Purchase Finance Agreements)
10. Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
DOR Enterprise Fund Manual
DOR Enterprise Fund Summary
11. Transfer Uber/Lyft Funds in the amount of $1,022

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
Chapter 187 of the Acts of 2016
Bill H. 4570 (History)
12. Appropriate $15,000 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    
 

Passed
Local Option Meals Tax
MGL Chapter 64L Section 2
13. Transfer $106,895 from Sewer Betterments paid in advance to Sewer Stabilization Fund (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval
 

Passed
Betterment Information 
MGL Chapter 80 
14. Appropriate funds for retroactive FY20 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Medfield Police Union

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Passed
MOU Signed June 8, 2020
Police CBA  2016-2019
Collective Bargaining Law
15. Appropriate $50,000 for Medfield State Hospital Development Committee to assist in RFQ/RFP Process

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval
    

Passed
Medfield State Hospital Committee
Special Town Meeting 2019
16.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

Passed
DOR Free Cash Info Sheet
BOS Financial Policy