Monthly Archives: August 2017

Watering restrictions enacted

TOWN OF MEDFIELD

WATER USAGE RESTRICTION

 

The Town of Medfield has received notice from the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection to increase the level of outdoor watering restrictions due to decreasing stream flow from the Charles River.

Therefore, the Town of Medfield is declaring a mandatory odd/even outdoor watering program.  Also, no outside watering should take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.  If you have further questions, please contact the Medfield Water Dept. at 508-906-3004.

 

Kristine Trierweiler

Assistant Town Administrator

Library Director, Kristen Chin, leaving

Kristen Chin Leaving as Library Director

Kristen Chin has announced that she will be leaving her position as the Director of the Medfield Memorial Library to take a “dream position” in Barrington, RI, nearer to her home.  The Library Trustees will start the search for a new director.

Medfield also lost its last library director so she too could be nearer to her home, in Gloucester on the North Shore.

Office hours this Friday 9-10AM

Selectman Office Hours this Friday 9-10AM at The Center

Selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson holds regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (his litigation schedule permitting).

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).

Peterson can be reached via 508-359-9190 or his blog about Medfield matters  https://medfield02052.wordpress.com/, where any schedule changes will be posted.

1:30PM today – Grief Support Meeting for the Friends of Tom Beardsley

From Medfield Youth Outreach –

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Hi Everyone,

Grief Support Meeting for the Friends of Tom Beardsley

Young adults and concerned parents are invited to a grief support meeting for the friends of Tom Beardsley.  The meeting will be held at the United Church of Christ (496 Main St., Medfield), at 1:30pm.  The meeting will be facilitated by Psychologist Larry Berkowitz, EdD of Riverside Trauma Center and Dawn Alcott, LICSW of Medfield Youth Outreach.  If you have questions about the meeting, please call Pastor Karen Munn (cell: 269.932.8602) or the UCC Medfield office(508.359.2351).

Also… Forwarded is a webinar from Family’s From Depression Awareness.  If you recognize the name of the person who sent it…yes…our own Ari the MSW intern from BC who helped us in 2016 and 2017 with data collection for MCAP is now a big part of what they do.  Please share this webinar as a resource to parents and professionals in your circles.

My best,

Dawn

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arielle Cohen <ari@familyaware.org>

Subject: Please share! Free Teen Depression Webinar with Dr. Nancy Rappaport
To: Dawn Alcott <dalcott@medfield.net>, cgoldstein-walsh@medfield.net
Hello Dawn and Chelsea

I hope this email finds you well. I saw that the Medfield Youth Outreach Facebook page shared our Teen Depression webinar post. Thank you so much! I wanted to go ahead and send you this email as well. At the bottom you will find a flyer and some fact sheets that may be of use to you. The flyer has a QR code (believe it or not, people still use those!), so it makes it easy for families to register if they are waiting in your office. We have two more webinars coming up, so I’ll reach out again when I have more information.

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Expert Presenter, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, will discuss what schools and parents can do when a teen is reluctant to seek treatment or ask for help. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and personnel, youth workers, and anyone interested in teen mental health. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion.

After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and we’ll send you a free set of our Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, in English or Spanish.

Can’t attend the live webinar? Register today to submit your questions and watch the recorded webinar after it airs.

Please share information about the free webinar with your network!

On behalf of the families of Families for Depression Awareness, thank you for helping save teen lives by sharing this resource!

Kindly,

Arielle


Arielle Cohen
Programs Coordinator
Families for Depression Awareness
391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101
Waltham, MA 02451
781-890-0220
www.familyaware.org

Follow Families for Depression Awareness on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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This email is intended for municipal use only and must comply with the Town of Medfield’s policies and state/federal laws. Under Massachusetts Law, any email created or received by an employee of The Town of  Medfield is considered a public record.  All email correspondence is subject to the requirements of M.G.L. Chapter 66. This email may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient please contact the sender and delete all copies.

 

Tracy Mitchell, RIP

Tracy’s daughter Jen told me that Tracy would like people to see his card on my blog.

MSH site reopens 9/15

Photo by Victor Cevoli

It was reported last night at the Board of Selectmen meeting by Assistant Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, that the Medfield State Hospital site should reopen to residents on or about 9/15, after filming by 20th Century Fox winds down and concludes.

At Kris’ suggestion, the town also opted to accept the return of the site in its improved condition, rather than requiring the lessee to return the site to its prior condition.

Rte. 109 repaving starts tonight

Repaving Starts Tonight

Per Mike Sullivan at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night, the repaving of Rte. 109 starts this evening, with all work running from 7PM to 6AM:

  • Wednesday – grinding from RR tracks to Brook Street
  • Thursday – grinding from RR tracks to Causeway Street
  • Sunday and Monday – paving

BoS minutes for 4/4, 5/4, and 5/23/17

Evelyn just got us the minutes for selectmen meetings on April 4, May 4, and May 23, which appear below.

My one notation is that Dr. Ruth Potee was made know to the Superintendent by Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP), and she was so well received that Jeff arranged for her to come back to spend the day with the kids, I believe this fall.  She talked to the kids directly and connects with them well.

BoS on 8/15/17

The agenda for the Board of Selectmen meeting on August 15, 2017 appears below, and the 113 pages of back up materials can be accessed via the PDF file linked here 20170815-agenda TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED: K MEETING NOTICE (.U VH~ Of ' p \2~• Q\.\ t''"'' ~UG \ \ POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 ff~1e~2J~\cA S AMENDED. 0 \OW~ Ctf\'\ Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, ANDTIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room 2nd floor Tuesday August 15, 2017@ 7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording Announcement: We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world CITIZEN COMMENT ACTION ITEMS Vote to sign September 19, 2017 Special State Primary warrant PENDING Memos from Selectman Murby I MSHMPC guidance and overall goals; Veterans Service Officer; Draft copy I Selectmen annual calendar; discuss request for a meeting with developers of Dale Street proposed project LICENSES AND PERMITS Medfield Youth Lacrosse request permission to post signs for Spring 2018 registration; signs in place October 1 to October 16 Norfolk Hunt Club requests a one-day liquor permit for annual event Polo in the Country on September 10; Rain date September 17 INFORMATIONAL Letter from Dept of Housing & Community Development regarding N orth Street project ZBA Decision no 1307 Notice I Annual Legislative Reception to take place September 28 Information packets from Medfield Conservation Commission From Sovereign Consulting, Inc. regarding 26 Spring St. groundwater sample report

Proposed Child Care Center

Proposed Child Care Center

A child care facility has been proposed for 75 High Street, a fairly narrow lot on which the land slopes up steeply from Rte. 27.  The area is zoned residential, but under the state statute, child care facilities are exempt from local zoning, just as are religious and educational uses, so the facility can locate there subject to reasonable health and safety strictures imposed by the Planning Board on site plan review petition.

Today I was provided a copy of the plans, and I thought that there will be many who will want to see those plans, so I uploaded them here.

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