Medfield Historical Commission

Members:

  • David Temple, Co-Chair
  • Seth Meehan, Co-Chair
  • Joseph Opiela
  • Maria Baler
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Medfield residents interested in serving on the Medfield Historical Commission are asked to contact Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler by email at ktrierweiler@medfield.net

Here is the commonwealth's law articulating the 'powers and duties' of a town historical commission:


A two-pager from the commonwealth intended to introduce new commission members to their roles is here:

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcpdf/lhcsum.pdf


In terms of Medfield, here is the town's bylaw on the demolition delay review for historic structures, which governs much of what we do:

https://ecode360.com/27373808


Much of the property information in the Massachusetts Historical Commission database is accessible through the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS)


The Zoning Board of Appeals can call on us when considering special permits for historical structures (https://ecode360.com/27374169), and we constitute one of town bodies that can propose warrant articles to designate new scenic roads.


Here is the town's historic preservation plan from 1999:


The Medfield State Hospital Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) is Exhibit C of the Land Disposition Agreement (pdf page 32 of 72): http://ma-medfield.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3354/Land-Disposition-Agreement-with-Exhibits-PDF