Office Hours this morning 9-10AM

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Selectman Office Hours this morning 9-10AM

My regular monthly selectman office hours are at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (this Friday).

Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters. Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on).

I can be reached via my cell phone at 508-359-9190 or my blog about Medfield matters, where any schedule changes will be posted.

About 400 vote

I voted just before 8pm, and as either the penultimate or last voter, and being number 97 in my precinct, I think it is likely that about 400 voted today.

Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards 3PM, 3/31 at The Center

Come join MFi in celebrating volunteerism in our community!

The Medfield Foundation is proud to celebrate the amazing citizens of Medfield who give of their time, talent and energy toward making our town so incredible.  Please join us on March 31, from 3pm to 5pm at The Center at Medfield to honor all of this year’s very special Volunteers!  Let’s come together to applaud the character of volunteerism, the backbone of our community.  There will be light refreshments, riveting speeches, and good old-fashioned community building.  We hope to see all our fellow civic do-gooders join in honoring this year’s nominees, and giving thanks to those who are dedicated to making Medfield a truly remarkable place to live!

2019 MEDFIELD FOUNDATION VOLUNTEER AWARDS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEESNOMINATORSPROJECTS/WORK Richard JudgeSharon JudgeKingsbury Pond Grist Mill Committee, Bay ColonyRail Trail Pat CaseyJack Wolfe, Martha Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Festa, Joanna HilvertCommittee, Economic Development Committee Michele FeinsilverJane CarterMedfield Garden Club, Peak House Heritage Hoye Center, Medfield Memorial Library, The Center Elizabeth SandemanDawn Alcott,Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP), Errin ChapinMedfield Lions, Medfield TV, NE Donor Servcices,Medfield PTO-Box Tops Collect, Hannah Adams Michelle BarretteNicki GustafsonMedfield Public Schools, St. Edward’s Parish, andothers YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Hannah RoganJack Morrill Miss Amazing, New Life Student Council Speaker,UCC Youth Group Leader, and others Maeve DevlinGail DuffyBest Buddies, Medfield High School, and others Morgan Caro Meg DrewGolden Opportunities for Independence, New HomeLife, Medfield Dance Academy, Miss Amazing,National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society Sam JolineErik OrmbergNew Life, Millis Book Drive, Lions Club TreeDelivery, MHS, MAP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Stephen Nolan &Martha Moon, Town of Medfield Marie Nolan Cynthia Greene, Sarah Raposa Marie Zack Nolan Geographic Information System 1995-2012; Conservation Commission2004-2008; , Medfield Energy Committee (chair & member) 2008-2018;Open Space Committee 1998-2005; Warrant Committee 1997-2003;Council on Arts (chair, treasurer, member) 1989-1996; Medfield ArtsLottery Council 1986-1997; Medfield Cultural Council 1997-2000 Stephen Nolan Medfield Affordable Housing Committee 1990-2018; Zoning Board ofAppeals (chair & member) 1993-2018; Town Bylaw Review Committee2011-2017; Planning Board (chair & member) 1989-1991; HistoricDistrict Commission (chair & member) 1990-1993; State HospitalAdvisory Committee 2013; State Hospital Negotiating Committee2013-2017; State Hospital Master Planning Committee (chair & member)2014-20182019 MFI Volunteer Awards - Nominees-3_Page_2

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The Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brother’s Marketplace.

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Photo by Colleen Sullivan

2018 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards recipients

 

Vote today – to 8PM

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BoS 3/26

Click here for both agenda and the back up materials – 20190326-agenda & materials

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE I POSTED: TOWN CLERK ._5_;. I!:" lui9 HAR 22 A ID: 55 POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED. :·1:-:=-1;('r' rJ~ THE . ,. ~ • ,.__.. .. - l Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME -rr.1•1•i ('I ERK ' t __ : :j ~--,, J L ~ . Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2°d floor Tuesday March 26, 2019@ 7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Citizen Comment Appointments 7:05 PM_Charlie Harris Discuss 2019 Car Show at State Hospital site 7:10 PM Liz Sandeman Request permission to hang banner in the Town Hall Reception area for "April is Donate Life Month" 7:20 PM Jay Duncan, Chair pro tern, Townwide Master Planning Committee Discuss Committee's request to change the timeline as written in the Charter 7:30 PM Sergeant Colby Roy Discuss bulletproof vest grant and reimbursement Action Items Maurice Goulet, DPW Director requests the Selectmen vote to declare a Snow Emergency under Municipal Finance Chapter 44, Section 31D Board of Selectmen received an invitation from Troop 10 to attend Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Alexander Jason Hissong, Christopher Liam Johnson and Collin Robert Judge on Saturday April 27, 2019 at the United Church of Christ At 1:00 PM Ron Gustavson, Chair Medfield Cultural Council requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Mary Torpey to the Council Ongoing FY2020 Budget Review and Discussion Town Finance Discussion Discussion of Proposed Budget Cuts Discussion of COLA Discussion and possible vote on the Building Capital Stabilization Fund Vote to approve preliminary Town Budgets Discussion Town Meeting Warrant Structure of Budget Articles Warrant Articles Licenses and Permits (consent agenda) William Pope, Executive Director of Zullo Gallery requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for: Saturday May 11, 7-11 :30 PM and all Thursdays--July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5 from 5-11 :30 PM. In addition request is made for the use of the Town Common to host the Tevtt/tvA~ZuUo-GcU.lery Arl:F0ft'walton Friday June 7, 2019 7-11:30PM; request a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for the event and permission to setup the tent on Thursday June 6, 2019. Request from Arturo Rodriguez, Director of Youth Programs at United Church of Christ to hold a fundraising car wash behind Town Hall May 4, 2019 9AM to 3PM Pending Town Administrator Goals Town Administrator Update Review Board of Selectmen Action List Selectmen Report Informational Arbor Day Foundation announces T~for Tvee1T initiative Copy ofTown Counsel's letter to residents at 25 Noon Hill Road U1 U120191029-agenda_Page_2

FPUU wins climate change award

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Full article is available here –

https://www.uuworld.org/articles/climate-change-work-honored

 

Two UU congregations honored for climate change work

Iowa and Massachusetts congregations win awards in Interfaith Power & Light’s Cool Congregations Challenge.

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First Parish UU Church of Medfield, Massachusetts, won in the Community Inspiration category for forming a town-wide coalition that launched an educational campaign to encourage drivers to stop idling their cars. The UU Society in Coralville, Iowa, won in the Renewable Role Model category for its new “green” church building.

Town cuts on table

Kristine Trierweiler has proposed the following budget cuts that were recommended by her department heads, in an attempt to get to a balanced (no override) town budget.  On this iteration of the proposed cuts, those related to

  • the elimination of the Saturday hours at the Council on Aging,
  • elimination of the evening hours at the Town House, and
  • Sunday closing of the Medfield Memorial Library.

were stricken and eliminated from the proposal, as not being worth doing for the savings effected.

Budget Cuts Fiscal Year 2020 Department Total $ 152,817.00 Police Public Safety Building Level Fund Water and Sewer $ 550.00 Reduce Electricty Budget $ 3,000.00 Police Operations Reduce Cruiser Repair $ 2,500.00 Reduce Training and Education $ 2,500.00 Reduce Medical Budget $ 3,500.00 Subtotal $ 12,050.00 Youth Outreach Training and Education $ 250.00 Professional Services $ 200.00 Office Supplies $ 83.00 Subtotal $ 533.00 Information Technology Cut FT EE/Replace with on call consultant $ 70,350.00 Subtotal $ 70,350.00 Town Administrator (submitted to WC) Eliminate PT EE $ 7,000.00 Adjust the ATA Salary $ 15,000.00 Subtotal $ ‐ Town Administrator Eliminate Evening Hours at the TH for hourly EE (37.5 to 34.5) $ 26,094.38 Subtotal $ ‐ Accounting (Submitted to WC) Training and Education $ 100.00 Meetings/Conferences $ 400.00 Subtotal $ ‐ Library Information Technology $ 1,300.00 Utilities Electricity $ 560.00 Fuel and Gas $ 154.00 Telephone $ 885.00 Water and Sewer $ 40.00 Supplies $ 1,000.00 Eliminate High School Page $ 1,900.00 Close on Sundays (3 Hours) $ ‐ Subtotal $ 5,839.00 COA Reduce Saturday Program by 1/2 $ 7,335.00 Subtotal $ ‐ Park and Recreation Professional Services $ 1,500.00 Office Supplies $ 500.00 Subtotal $ 2,000.00 Planning Department Planning Board Reduce hours of Planning Consultant $ 645.00 Zoning Board of Appeals Reduce Professional Services $ 150.00 Subtotal $ 795.00 Department of Public Works Sidewalks $ 5,000.00 Solid Waste $ 20,000.00 Highway Materials $ 23,000.00 Equipment Repair $ 10,000.00 Utilities $ 2,800.00 Subtotal $ 60,800.00 Treasurer/Collector Postage Reduction $ 250.00 Subtotal $ 250.00 Assessors Office Supplies $ 200.00 Subtotal $ 200.0020190320-KT-Budget Cuts_FY2020_Page_2