Town Meeting voted Monday night to approve at $9.5 million debt exclusion to build a new town garage. The project must now be approved by the voters at the polls today. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Center at Medfield.
Permanent Building Committee
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bids were opened on Wednesday and were about $500,000 less than expected.
Due to cost-cutting and a favorable bidding environment, the estimated cost to construct a new Department of Public Works facility has dropped by approximately $500,000. The previous estimate was a total cost of $11.1 million which has now been reduced to $10.6 million. At the annual town meeting on Monday, voters will be asked to approve the project then asked again on Tuesday, at a special election, to approve an debt exclusion to fund the project. A very similar project was proposed two years ago and passed at town meeting but failed at the polls. The project has been reduced over the last two years (including the elimination of two bays and a reduction in office space) but the cost remains the same due construction costs that …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Public information sessions will be held this month in preparation for Town Meeting.
The following is a letter to the public from Thomas Erb, Chairman of the Medfield Permanent Building Committee, regarding the proposed new Public Works Facility to be voted at Town Meeting. The Medfield Permanent Building Committee (PBC) recommends two articles on the warrant concerning our public buildings for approval at the April 29, 2013 Medfield Town Meeting. One article is to authorize the financing of the Town’s Public Works Facility - the other is for the initial plans for the Public Safety Building (Fire and Police). Now is the time to proceed with these two warrant articles. The cost of construction and financing is at a historic low and debt from prior town construction projects is declining. The town has a series of future …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Permanent Building Committee outlined to the Board of Selectmen and the Warrant Committee the latest proposal for a new town garage.
The Permanent Building Committee made a presentation Tuesday night to the Board of Selectmen and Warrant Committee on the proposed new town garage. The cost of the project, which was proposed two years ago and denied by voters, is expected to cost approximately $11 million, and would likely have an average impact of 25 cents per $1,000 valuation over the course of the 20-year debt. The plan is going out to bid next week so the PBC will have firmer numbers when they hold an additional public forum closer to town meeting. Approval of the project would require passage at town meeting on April 29 as well as in the voting booth at a special town election the following day, April 30. Members of the PBC explained that the Department of …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Selectmen will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
The Board of Selectmen will meet with the Permanent Building Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 26., to discuss the proposed town garage, public safety building, and Dale Street Masterplan. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Room at the Town House. There is an article on the spring town meeting warrant to approve plans for the new highway garage. The public safety building has just started collecting data regarding the current police/fire station and the future possibilities of the building and the site. The Dale Street Masterplan continues to look at the section of Dale Street between North Street and Adams Street, and the town buildings included in that area (including the Pfaff Center), to consider and make recommendations on …
The Board of Selectmen met with the police chief and fire chief last week to discuss their proposed FY14 budgets.
The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday to discuss the Blizzard of 2013, the closing of Lord's Department Store, and the following agenda items: To watch the meeting on Medfield TV, click here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here's a quick look at the government meetings that are posted for this week.
Meetings this week include: Tuesday, Dec. 4 Wednesday, Dec. 5 Thursday, Dec. 6 For more information, and a copy of each agenda, click here.