2021 Annual Town Meeting

The 2021 Annual Town Meeting has been postponed from Monday, May 3, 2021, to a new date of Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5:00 PM with a rain date of  Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 5:00 PM.   

The Board of Selectmen will close the Annual Town Meeting Warrant on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 12 PM. If you are interested in submitting a citizens petition for Town Meeting please contact Kristine Trierweiler. 

Annual Warrant Hearing
The Annual Warrant Hearing will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM via zoom.

Materials for the Warrant Hearing:
Draft Town Meeting Warrant Articles
Draft Annual Operating Budget

Town Moderator
Annual Letter from the Town Moderator
2021 Annual Town Meeting Logistics

Warrant Articles
2021 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 
Mailed to all Households on May 3rd. Please bring your report to Town Meeting.

Final list of Warrant Articles (April 2, 2021)



  1. Scott McDermott

    Town Moderator

  2. Kristine Trierweiler

    Town Administrator
    Phone: 508-906-3011

  3. Nicholas Milano

    Assistant Town Administrator
    Phone: 508-906-3009

Town Meeting 2020 Field Layout

For more information on the Warrant Articles (IN PROGRESS)

ARTICLE
VOTE  
Project Information
1. Accept Annual Reports

Warrant Committee Recommends Approval    
Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Annual Town Reports 
2. Accept Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Cemetery Commission 
3.  Vote Revolving Funds Expenditure Limits

 Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

Departmental Revolving Funds 
MGL Revolving Funds
DOR Departmental Revolving Funds
4. Vote to appropriate  $206,991.63 from PEG Fund to Medfield TV

 Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

MGL Chapter 44, Section 53 F3/4
MA DOR Guidance January 2016
5. Fix Salaries and Compensation for Elected Officers

Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval 

Town Charter
6.  Amend Personnel Administration Plan and Classification of Positions and Pay Schedule

   Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
   Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval 

Personnel Plan
Collective Bargaining Contracts (CBA)
Collective Bargaining Law
Police MOU
Fire MOU
7. Operating Budget (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
Board of Selectmen Recommends Approval

FY2022 Operating Budget as printed in the Warrant

FY2022 Medfield Public Schools Budget
8. Appropriate $1,090,500 from Municipal Buildings Stabilization Fund (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

MA DOR Guidance July 2017
BOS Financial Policy
2018 Town Meeting Warrant
9.  Transfer Funds to the Municipal Buildings Stabilization Fund from MSBA Reimbursements and FY2021 MBSF Emergency Fund

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends
 Approval


10. Establish a Capital Stabilization Fund and Appropriate Funds into the Capital Stabilization Fund 

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Special Purpose Stabilization Funds
Stabilization Funds
11. FY2022 Capital Budget (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Article 11 FY22 Capital Budget, as printed in the Warrant Report
FY2021 to FY2026 Capital Project List
12. Lease Purchase Finance Agreements (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee To Be Heard
    Board of Selectmen 
To Be Heard

Municipal Modernization Act
DOR IGR May 2019 (Lease Purchase Finance Agreements)
13. Approve bond for new Water Treatment Plant (TWO-THIRDS Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends
 Approval

Additional information about this project on the Town website

Presentation by the Water and Sewer Board to the Board of Selectmen (March 16, 2021)
14. Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund Budgets

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Water Enterprise Fund Budget
Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget 
Enterprise Fund Manual
Enterprise Fund Best Practices 
15. Accept and transfer funds from Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing services

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


Chapter 187 of the Acts of 2016
Bill H. 4570 (History)
16. Authorize Board of Selectmen to lease former landfill for potential solar energy system

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

 Map of Former Landfill
17. Authorize Board of Selectmen to lease DPW Town Garage Roof for potential solar energy system

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


18. Authorize Board of Selectmen to enter into Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for solar energy system projects
    
    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


EPA Info on PPA
DOER guidance on PPA
19. Authorize Board of Selectmen to enter into tax agreements related to solar energy system projects
    
    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

DOR Guidance on Valuation/Taxation
20. Authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell or lease portions of parcels of land on Ice House Road

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval
 

Hinkley South Plan 
Affordable Housing Trust Additional Info
21. Authorize the Board of Selectmen to initiate the process of seeking to aggregate electrical load through a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program
    
    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


22. Climate Goals / Net Zero Resolution 
   
    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval



23. Rezone 37 Janes Avenue from Business-Industrial (BI) to Business (B)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


Additional information from the Planning Board

Planning Board Handout
24. Prohibit establishments that only sell vape and tobacco products and paraphernalia

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Additional information from the Planning Board

25. Amend the Table of Use Regulations to allow food trucks / mobile food vendors on the property with permission of the property owner in certain zoning districts

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends
 
Approval

Additional information from the Planning Board

Planning Board Handout
26. Amend the Table of Use Regulations to allow decks or porches etc. to extend into the required front or rear setback with a Special Permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Additional information from the Planning Board

Planning Board Handout
27. Amend the Table of Use Regulations to allow align with the State Building Code regarding accessory structures under 200 square feet (i.e. sheds, barns)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Additional information from the Planning Board

Planning Board Handout
28. Update the existing zoning for solar energy systems 

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval 

Additional information from the Planning Board

Planning Board Handout
29. Recommendation for Dale Street School Site Selection Amendment with MSBA (Citizens Petition)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Dismissal
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Dismissal

Citizens Petition
30. Bylaw Committee for School Building Committee (Citizens Petition)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Dismissal
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Dismissal

Citizens Petition 
31. Amend the Town's Stormwater Bylaw to comply with federal stormwater regulations

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Medfield MS4 Permit Info
MassDEP Stormwater Info
32. Designate certain streets as Scenic Ways

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


Additional information from the Planning Board

Planning Board Handout
33. Retroactive payments for the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Medfield Police union

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


Police MOU
Collective Bargaining Law 
34. Retroactive payments for the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Medfield Fire union

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval

Police MOU
Collective Bargaining Law
35. Retroactive payments for COVID-19 stipends for frontline Medfield employees

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


36. Prior Year Bills in the amount of $165.00 and $177.08 (Four-Fifths Vote Required)

    Warrant Committee Recommends Approval
    Board of Selectmen Recommends 
Approval


37. Transfer from Free Cash 

    Warrant Committee Will Be Heard
    Board of Selectmen 
Will Be Heard