Monthly Archives: April 2018


BoS 4/24

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE POSTED: TOWN CLERK ,U,ll ¥ t U iO ii:i OF MEDFIELD. MASS 2018 APR 20 A 10: 33 POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED. OFF ICE OF THE Board of Selectmen TOWN CLERK Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room Tuesday April 24, 2018 @7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Announcement Disclosure of Video Recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Executive Session at close of meeting to discuss Collective Bargaining Citizen Comment Action Item Police Chief Meaney requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Police Officer Candidate Paul Treggiari to the Department Vote to authorize Chairman Marcucci sign letter regarding Application for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant Program Vote to sign Memorandum of Understanding for the proposed project, Medfield Green LIP, developer John Kelly Vote Warrant Articles Town Administrator Update Selectmen Report Informational Copy of Town Counsel Cerel's letter regarding Rockwood Lane basketball hoop and backboard

Mosquito aerial larvicide application 4/19 – 4/27

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS The State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board NORFOLK COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT 144 Production Road, Suite C, Walpole, MA 02081 (781) 762-3681 fax: (781) 769-6436 ROBINL. CHAPELL NORMANP. JACQUES MAUREENP. MACEACHERN LINDAR. SHEA RICHARDJ, POLLACK, PHD Commissioners DAVID A. LAWSON Director To: Public Safety Departments Date: 04/17 /18 RE: Aerial Application Norfolk County Towns CAROLINE E. HAVILAND Field Operations Manager This is to notify you that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project and its contracted helicopter company, JBI Helicopter Services, Inc., will be conducting aerial larvicide applications in your town, beginning Thursday April 19 through Friday, April 27, 2018, between the hours of 6:00 am and 7:30 pm daily. The targets for this application are wetlands in your town that have been determined to breed mosquitoes. We will be using three or four helicopters to treat wetlands in the entire district. There will be one or two helicopters working in your town at a time. On each day that we work in your town we will call the Fire and Police departments first thing that morning. The following is a list of the numbers of the helicopters and a brief description of them to help you confirm their presence if residents call. If it is circled, this is the helicopter we know will be in your town. If not it may be any one of the four. Bell Jet Ranger #N64JB Blue/Yellow/Silver Bell Jet Ranger #N445JB Blue/Yellow/Silver Bell Jet Ranger #N802JB Green/Gold/Rose Bet Jet Ranger #N800JB Blue/Yellow/Silver Thank you for your cooperation. Please pass this notice on to all shifts. Further questions? Call the office at 781-762-3681 or see our website listed above. Norfolk County Mosquito Control District 2018 Medfield Targeted Spring Aerial Wetlands Map features courtesy of: Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Legend Spring Aerial 201820180418-Norfolk County Mosquito Control-notice from_Page_2

House budget #s

The Division of Local Services (DLS) today put online the House Ways and Means Committee’s numbers (copy attached below).  The Senate typically gives us a little more.

Massachusetts Department of Revenue Division of Local Services Municipal Databank/Local Aid Section Preliminary Municipal Cherry Sheet Estimates 1. Where present, uncheck NULL boxes and enter values (no commas) to set min and max data ranges. 2. Report will always include all data, but will display only communities within set ranges. 3. Click “View Report” and scroll down to check report status. 4. To view or sort data, export to Excel. Close Municipality (type municipality name): Fiscal Year (must be greater than 2010) of 2 ? Find | Next FY2019 Local Aid Estimates Medfield FY2018 Cherry Sheet Estimate FY2019 Governor's Budget Proposal FY2019 House Budget Proposal FY2019 Senate Budget Proposal FY2019 Conference Committee Education: Chapter 70 6,137,784 6,188,024 6,213,144 School Transportation 0 0 0 Charter Tuition Reimbursement 13,415 0 0 Smart Growth School Reimbursement 0 0 0 Offset Receipts: School Choice Receiving Tuition 0 0 0 Sub-total, All Education Items: 6,151,199 6,188,024 6,213,144 General Government: Unrestricted Gen Gov't Aid 1,448,128 1,498,812 1,498,812 Local Sh of Racing Taxes 0 0 0 Regional Public Libraries 0 0 0 Urban Revitalization 0 0 0 Veterans Benefits 15,060 13,811 13,811 State Owned Land 27,898 43,926 43,926 Exemp: VBS and Elderly 36,842 35,498 35,498 Offset Receipts: Public Libraries 16,164 16,623 16,484 Sub-Total, All General Government 1,544,092 1,608,670 1,608,531 Total Estimated Receipts 7,695,291 7,796,694 7,821,675

BoS 4/17

The Select Board meets tomorrow night, mainly to interview the candidate for the fire chief position.  We also meet nest Tuesday.  The agenda and informational materials for the April 17 meeting are available here – 20180417-agenda

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE I POSIBD: TOWN CLERK ,;;:.1.,;U n:.u ·· SS rowrt Jr MEOflELO. nA POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTElita> fBtttttnf13A: £°MENDED. PLACE OF MEETING Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room Board of Selectmen Board or Committee OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLfRK DAY, DATE, AND TIME Tuesday April 17, 2018 @7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Announcement 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 7:00 PM John Kelly I LIP Application 7:30 PM ALS Committee update Action Item Vote to sign the Warrant Pending Continued discussion regarding Financial Policies Town Administrator Update Selectmen Report Informational Copy of letter from Tri-County High School regarding Certified Copy of Assessments and Budget Summary DEP April 2 letter approving pilot study for removal of iron and manganese from Well No.3 c QQ

House budget gives us $25K more

The House budget is out this afternoon, and from my look I compute that it is about $25K more in Chap. 70 aid for Medfield that the Governor’s budget.  This is the Massachusetts Municipal Association alert –








April 11, 2018


Dear Osler Peterson,


Earlier this afternoon, the House Ways & Means Committee reported out a $40.98 billion fiscal 2019 state budget plan to increase overall state expenditures by 3.1 percent. The House Ways and Means budget is $83 million more than the budget filed by the Governor in January, increasing Chapter 70 aid by $21 million above the Governor’s recommendation by increasing minimum aid from $20 per student to $30 per student. The full House will debate the fiscal 2019 state budget during the week of April 23.


  1. 4400, the House Ways and Means budget, provides progress on many important local aid priorities, including the full $37.2 million increase in Unrestricted General Government Aid that the Governor proposed and communities are counting on. The House W&M Committee would increase funding for other major aid programs, by adding $18.8 million to the Special Education Circuit Breaker, adding $1 million to Regional School Transportation, $1 million to McKinney-Vento reimbursements, and increasing Chapter 70 aid by $125 million more than fiscal 2018 levels.


Please Click this Link Now to See the Chapter 70 and Unrestricted Municipal Aid Numbers for Your Community


Later Today or Early Tomorrow – Click on this Link to See Your Community’s Local Aid and Preliminary Cherry Sheet Numbers in the House Ways & Means Budget, as Posted by the Division of Local Services




In a major victory for cities and towns, the HW&M fiscal 2019 budget plan would provide $1.1 billion for UGGA, a $37.2 million increase over current funding – the same increase proposed by Governor Baker. The $37.2 million would increase UGGA funding by 3.5 percent, which matches the projected growth in state tax collections next year. Every city and town would see their UGGA funding increase by 3.5 percent.



The House budget committee is proposing a $125 million increase in Chapter 70 education aid (this is $21 million higher than the $103.6 million increase in House Two), with a provision that every city, town and school district receive an increase of at least $30 per student (compared to the $20-per-student amount in the Governor’s budget). The House budget would continue to implement the target share provisions enacted in 2007. Further, the House Ways & Means Committee proposal would build on the Governor’s initial proposal to start addressing shortfalls in the foundation budget framework, by increasing the cost factors for employee health insurance by $39 million more than in fiscal 2018.


In the context of a tight budget year, the House budget committee’s increase in Chapter 70 funding is progress over the Governor’s proposal that was filed in January. The MMA continues to give top priority to full funding for the Foundation Budget Review Commission’s recommendations, and over the long-term will work to build on this increase.


Please ask your Legislators to support a funding increase for Chapter 70 school aid that ensures that all schools receive a suitable and appropriate increase in fiscal 2019, which the MMA targets at $100 per student. The MMA also strongly supports implementation of all of the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission to update the Chapter 70 “foundation budget” minimum spending standards for special education and employee health insurance, and to add to the spending standard a measure of recognition for the cost of services for low-income, English Language Learner (ELL) and other students who would benefit from more intensive services. The Commission recommended phasing in the changes over a four-year period, a position the MMA supports as well. Increasing minimum aid and fixing the inadequacies in the foundation formula are essential.



In H. 4400, House leaders have announced that they support increased funding for the Special Education Circuit Breaker program. The House budget plan would provide $300 million, an $8.9 million increase above the Governor’s proposed fiscal 2019 level of $291.1 million, and $18.8 million more than the $281.2 million fiscal 2018 level. However, the House budget would still be about $23 million short of full funding in fiscal 2019. This is a vital program that every city, town and school district relies on to fund state-mandated services. The MMA and local leaders will work to build on this increase to get to full funding during the Legislature’s budget deliberations.



House Ways and Means Committee budget would add $1 million to bring regional transportation reimbursements up to $62.5 million, compared to the Governor’s proposal to level fund the program at $61.5 million. The MMA will work to continue building on this increase to get to full funding.



Both budgets filed by the Governor and the House Ways & Means Committee would underfund charter school reimbursements in fiscal 2019. The HW&M budget would provide $90 million, compared to the Governor’s recommendation to level fund the program at $80.5 million. Both proposals are far below the amount necessary to fully fund the statutory formula that was originally established to offset a portion of the funding that communities are required to transfer to charter schools. The fiscal 2018 funding level is $73.4 million below what is necessary to fund the reimbursement formula that is written into state law. If the HW&M amount is enacted, the shortfall will grow to an estimated $76.8 million in fiscal 2019. This would lead to the continued and growing diversion of Chapter 70 funds away from municipally operated school districts, and place greater strain on the districts that serve 96% of public school children. Solving the charter school funding problem must be a major priority during the budget debate.



The House budget committee’s proposal would level-fund PILOT payments at $26.77 million, provide $91K less to library grant programs, add $1.5 million to METCO, and add $1 million to McKinney-Vento reimbursements at $9.1 million. The HW&M budget would level fund Shannon Anti-Gang Grants at $6 million.


Please Call Your Representatives Today to Thank Them for the Local Aid Investments in the House Ways and Means Committee Budget – Which Increases Direct Municipal and School Aid Accounts by $41 Million More Than the Governor’s Budget


Please Explain How the House Ways and Means Budget Impacts Your Community, and Ask Your Representatives to Build on this Progress During Budget Debate in the House



Philip Street bridge

From the Town of Medfield website –

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Philip Street Bridge UPDATE April 11 2018

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Philips Street Bridge Update:

April 11 2018 UPDATE

The fabricator/manufacturer has completed the top bridge deck and will be coordinating with the installation contractor for delivery.  Final contracts for the installation contractor are scheduled to be signed on April 12th. Once the manufacturer and contractor have agreed upon a delivery date, a schedule can be determined for the work. We will update the website with the new schedule as soon as it becomes available.

MFi 2018 Summer Camp Fund Appeal

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Medfield Foundation 2018 Summer Camp Fund Appeal

Adults and children throughout Medfield have happy memories of summer camp. From a traditional experience in the woods to skill building or specialized camps, many Medfielders cherish these summer camp experiences and the friends they made there…How would you feel if you were left out of this experience?

Before the summer camp season begins, the Medfield Foundation (MFi) board wants the town to know that there is a highly significant need for assistance by families whose children yearn to attend camp,  but because of difficult financial situations at home they would be unable to attend. It can be challenging to grow up in an affluent community but not have the resources of friends’ families.

The Medfield Foundation encourages you to make a tax deductible donation to help Medfield children attend summer camp! There are easy ways to make your donation or to find out more:

  1. Send your check to the Medfield Foundation, ℅ Medfield Town House, 459 Main Street, Medfield MA 02052. Please make your check out to Medfield Foundation, Inc and then write “CAMP” in the memo line!
  2. Use this link to donate:


Want more information before donating? Contact

MFi Treasurer, Abby Marble call: 508-361-9825  email:

or Executive Board Member John Byrne call: 860-748-1447

Last year, due to the severity of the need and number of children affected, the Medfield Foundation Board responded by creating the Children’s Camp Fund. Together with the generosity of our Medfield donors, $4,700 was raised which ensured 14 weeks of Medfield’s Parks and Recreation Summer Adventure Camp were enjoyed by a number of children, while others were provided summer swim lessons along with family memberships at Hinkley Pond. As a result of that success the Medfield Foundation Board unanimously voted to make the Children’s Camp Fund an ongoing fund, and this year hope to raise $5,000 so that this summer even more children who would otherwise be unable to go to camp can experience that rite of childhood summers!


Did you know…

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Since its inception in 2001, the Medfield Foundation has raised over $2 million to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded based on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. Annual fundraising revenue varies each year as the initiatives and needs in the town change. You are urged to go to


BoS 4/12

TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED: MEETING RK NOTICE · (Or · • 10~ ,~ ul· r u~ 2 3 1ni f~R -C p POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 ~E.!=T5N1~ AS AMENDED. G· 1f oI 'NCNt c' .t r. Rf c Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DA TE, AND TIME Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room Thursday April 12, 2018 @7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Announcement 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 7:00 PM Fire Chief Interview 8:00 PM Resident Douglas Marshall, New Life Board member Discuss request for one-day malt beverage permit for SK Trail Run event Discussion Item MSH Master Plan Pending Remote participation Rockwood Lane discussion Action Items Vote to sign Philip Street Bridge Replacement Contract in the amount of $99,999.00 Vote to sign Annual Town Meeting Warrant Town Administrator Update Selectmen Report

Mental health information

Last night while attending the Warrant Committee meeting at the Public Safety Building, I picked up one of the relatively new INTERFACE referral cards (a copy of the card appears below).  The Town of Medfield signed on with INTERFACE starting in November, and since then any resident can INTERFACE to get a referral to a mental health professional.  The back of the card lists other mental health resources.

Call the INTERFACE® Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411 WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE INTERFACE Referral Service Where can you learn about Mental Health Resources in or near your community? How can you access Mental Health Services for all ages? Find answers at the INTERFACE Referral Service. Call Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. For additional information and resources, please visit interface. wil liam james .edu/ community /medfield. Funding for this valuable service is generously provided by the Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield.Interface cards_Page_2

MFI volunteer awards 2018


Colleen Sullivan’s photograph of the whole crowd involved in making the Medfield Foundation volunteer awards happen, except Gus Murby, who only got his foot in this photo and someone on the left (unless Mike Marcucci now really has two sets of arms).