Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Town and state officials will discuss environmental remediation for the Medfield State Hospital site.
On Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m., the Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will present the proposed approach to the environmental remediation for the former state hospital property. The meeting will take place at The Center at Medfield, One Icehouse Road. The Committee urges all interested residents to attend this public meeting to learn more about the mediation process and proposed outcome of the mediation. About the Committee The Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee -- including Ann Thompson, John Thompson and William Massaro -- was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in the spring of 2012. The purpose of the mediation was to work with the state's Division of Capital Asset Management …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here's a recap of Tuesday's meeting.
The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday and covered issues from the Boston Marathon Bombings and the former Medfield State Hospital to contracts for the local town garage and veterans' poppies. Here's a recap of their May 7 meeting with Chairman Mark Fisher and fellow members Osler Peterson and Richard DeSorgher. * Selectmen recognized Medfield Police Officers Jim O’Neil and Eric Pellegrini who are part of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council and were called into action after the Boston Marathon Bombings. Read the full story HERE. * Selectmen then met with representatives from the Massachusetts Division of Asset Management who outlined a new "sales partnership model" that would allow the town to purchase approximately 90 acres of …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Representatives of DCAM said they want to work with Medfield to sell a portion of the property to the town.
State representatives said Tuesday night that they are willing to sell approximately 90 acres of the former Medfield State Hospital property to the town. The acquisition price would be based on the Commonwealth recouping a portion of the costs it has incurred on the site since the hospital closed in 2004. Carole Cornelison, Commissioner of the Commonwealth's Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), told the Board of Selectmen that the state would like to sell a portion of the property to the town so "you can control your own destiny with regard to this property." We see this as a partnership opportunity to help you achieve your goals to enrich the town and to assist the Commonwealth...We see this as a land disposition model," …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
The Medfield Board of Selectmen will meet TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Room of Town Hall. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion about the former Medfield State Hospital with the Commonwealth's Commissioner of the Department of Capital Assets and Management, Carole Cornelison, according to Selectman Osler Peterson's personal blog. The board is also expected to award contracts for demolition and construction for the new town garage, construction of which was approved at last week's annual town meeting and special town election. Other items on the agenda include these "action" items: Executive Session at 8:30 PM to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The public was invited to hear an update on the project and to ask questions.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, representatives from the town's Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) provided a status update to the town regarding their efforts and the progress to date of trying to reach agreement on an adequate and appropriate cleanup for the construction and demolition (C&D) area on the state-owned property. Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson attended that meeting. He noted, "Seven sessions of mediation have been held and more are still needed. The goal to date has been to better define the facts." To read his full report at Medfield02052, click here.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The public is invited on Thursday at 7 p.m. to a status update meeting with representatives from the town's mediation committee and the state's DCAMM office.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, representatives from the town's Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) will provide an update to the town on the status of their efforts and the progress to date of trying to reach agreement on an adequate and appropriate cleanup for the construction and demolition (C&D) area on the state-owned property. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Chenery Hall at the Town House with a question-and-answer session for the public. The mediation committee was formed in April to address issues between the town and state regarding remediation of the property. The town is concerned about DCAMM's plan for only partial remediation of the 3.2 acres of …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Letter to Medfield Selectmen from DCAM Commissioner Carole Cornelison, received Sept. 5, 2012.
Editor's Note: The following appeared in Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052, on Sept. 5. ================= August 31, 2012 Ann B. Thompson, Chair, Medfield Board of Selectmen Mark L. Fisher, Member, Medfield Board of Selectmen Osler L. Peterson, Member Medfield Board of Selectmen Medfield Town House 459 Main Street Medfield, MA 02052 Dear Chair Thompson, Selectmen Fisher and Peterson, I do apologize for the delay in responding to you; however please know that I was delighted to learn from your letter that you have appointed a Committee of local residents to formally join us in our collaborative process of taking a fresh look at the former Medfield State Hospital property. Reuse land planning is a creative dynamic process…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
State contractors continue to dismantle the Clark Building.
As part of the demolition process, all bricks have now been removed from the Clark Building at the former Medfield State Hospital. The state has been working slowly but surely over the last few months to dismantle and utlimately remove the circa 1958 building from the property. Town officials say the removal of that building will give access to a "scenic vista" on the property and could increase its resale value. The removal project is reported to cost the state $2 million.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Medfield Board of Selectmen met Tuesday at Town Hall to discuss the following town business. The meeting was recessed to tonight (July 18) at 7:20 p.m.
The Board of Selectmen met Tuesday night to discuss the following business, and then recessed until Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. when the board will discuss the latest correspondence regarding the Medfield State Hospital. The agenda includes the following items: Action Items Informational Medfield State Hospital Other items
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The committee was appointed last month and will meet tonight to review its mission statement, which the Board of Selectmen approved Tuesday night, and to learn the lengthy history behind the former Medfield State Hospital property.
The newly-appointed “State Hospital Redevelopment Study Committee” will hold its first official meeting tonight at Town Hall at 7 p.m. The committee visited the former Medfield State Hospital on June 14 but tonight will meet to review its mission statement and learn the history of the property. The committee includes Marc Verreault, Jim Rohnstock, Ken Richard, Scott Colwell, Kerry McCormack, Roberta Lynch, Timothy Bonfatti, Stephen Nolan, William Mann, and Robert Ingram. In a memo to the Redevelopment Study Committee, the selectmen thanked the members for their willingness “to work on a difficult and complex problem.” “It is only because of the willingness of so many of Medfield’s residents to step up and volunteer their services, that …