Hello Medfield Patch Readers -
There is an article being proposed at the town meeting on Monday that needs your support. The article, #21, would grant the Board of Selectman permission to lease a piece of land behind the Kingsbury Club to a private developer.
The proposed facility would be privately funded with no town financial support.
A local developer, Bob Borelli, has developed a proposal for this piece of property to build an 120,000 sq. ft. indoor sports facility featuring 4 soccer fields and 4 multipurpose courts for basketball and other activities. The soccer fields could also be used to support lacrosse, baseball and softball teams.
The benefits for having a business such as this in town are clear:
- Increased tax revenue for the town.
- Access to indoor facilities for our teams. As of now we have 29 soccer teams playing at Forekicks, lacrosse teams renting a baseball facility and basketball teams renting space in Dover and Norfolk.
- Added business for other local businesses. Other businesses such as Honey's, Noon Hill Grill etc would benefit from added traffic as well.
The local Park and Recreation Committee is also trying to gain control of the land for two fields to be built as a later date. The town already has playing fields at the Junior and Senior High School, Dale St., McCarthy Park, Metacomet, the Hospital, Wheelock and the PFAFF. Does the town really need more fields? Or do we need closer facilities for our kids to use when the weather turns cold?
As a long time Medfield resident, I truly believe it is the best interest of the town to enable other businesses to come to town to increase our tax base.
Please come support Article 21 at the Town Meeting on Monday, April 29th. Please visit www.medfieldsports.com to learn more.