Here is a recap of last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
The Board of Selectmen met last week and discussed the following agenda items: The selectmen met with Brandi Morris of the Downtown Study Committee and discussed: Selectmen also met with Council on Aging Director Roberta Lynch who asked for (and was granted) a one-day liquor license for an upcoming singles night at The Center, and who also gave the selectmen an update on The Center’s activities. Lynch reported that attendance was up at The Center’s summer barbeques from 600 last year to 800 this year. After the meeting, Peterson told Medfield Patch that towns should invest more in programs for seniors to keep them invested in their communities so they do not move out of town. “The more older people we can keep in town by getting them …
Medfield Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson suggests in his blog that following Needham's lead in enacting a zone change to make the process for starting new businesses in town easier would be beneficial to Medfield.
Needham recently enacted a zoning change to make it easier for new businesses to get approval under Needham zoning to open the doors. To me, it sounds like a good idea to make the process both easier and faster for businesses looking to locate in Medfield. A similar zoning change in Medfield could create the discretion to allow the new business uses that do not fit on all fours with what the zoning says. Another thing we could do at the town meeting the last Monday in April. To read more on Needham's zoning changes, click here. To read more posts on Peterson's blog, "Medfield 02052," click here.