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Lyme Disease Study Committee:  Medfield deer hunt costs town $1500 to cull 30 deer, or $50 per deer, versus state deer hunt at Blue Hill which cost nearly $300,000 in 2015 and 2016, translating to a cost of at least $2,200 per deer.  Medfield’s annual number of deer/vehicle crashes continues the decline that started with onset of the deer hunt eight years ago.  The committee’s primary goal is to reduce the incidence of ticks, with one secondary goal being to reduce the adverse effects on our forests from the over grazing by too many deer.

Minutes May 8, 2018 Chenery Meeting Room PRESENT: Selectmen Michael Marcucci, Gus Murby, Osler Peterson; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Town Counsel Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Marcucci called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and announced this meeting is being recorded. He asked for a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world. 7:00 PM LYME DISEASE STUDY COMMITTEE; MEMBERS CHRIS KALDY AND FRANK PERRY Ms. Kaldy remarked that she is here to present the committee's annual update on our activities. The committee was formed eight years ago and in general we feel that we have been successful in our efforts of the deer management program and also educating the public to raise awareness that protection is vital to prevent illness from tick bites. She went on to report that first and third graders receive tick check cards, and this year as a new educational item, Tick Check Shower Cards were ordered from the University of Rhode Island that were distributed to third graders. The committee posts warning signs around Town about ticks, particularly at the playing fields. Frank Perry remarked that they encountered no issues the past year with deer culling. The average number per year has been approximately 30 deer. So we feel we have met our goal annually regarding deer management. He noted that he has been tracking deer hit by vehicles in Town and the number continually has gone down. Chris remarked that Barbara Gips and Nancy Schiemer will not continue as members of the committee; she will be looking to step out in a while. Frank and Barry Mandell will continue. Frank said that we have about 47 hunters involved with our program, 43 are very active. He offered that he will contact the hunters to see if anyone may be interested in joining our committee. Selectman Marcucci said that you are the first committee to respond to our new committee structure, thank you. The Board thanked the committee for their continuing good efforts. 7:15 PM MEDFIELD LIONS CLUB MEMBER RON GUSTAVSON Mr. Gustavson said that he is requesting the Selectmen's permission for the Lions to conduct their annual Toll Booth on Saturday May 19. Lions will be stationed at North and Main Streets, Pleasant Street, in front of Needham Bank, SWAP area at the Transfer Station and this year we added Starbucks and Blue Moon Bakery. Our goal is to collect $5-7,000 for eye research. He remarked that he has been in contact with Chief Meaney and he approves our date of May 19, and time 9 AM to Noon. Mr. Gustavson also announced that the Eye Mobile will be in the Shaw's parking lot this Saturday May 12 from 9-noon for eye screening. 'Vote: Selectman Murby made a motion to approve the Medfield Lions Club holding their annual Toll Booth on May 19 at the locations as mentioned by Ron Gustavson. Motion seconded by Selectman Peterson and the vote was unanimous May 8, 2018 Page two ACTION ITEMS MEDFIELD HISTORICAL COMMISSION Selectmen received a letter from Co-Chairmen David Temple and Dan Bibel letting them know that member William Hasapidis has resigned due to a job change. They recommend that the Selectmen vote to appoint Seth Meehan as his replacement. 'Vote: On a motion made by Selectman Murby, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was voted unanimously to appoint Seth Meehan as a member of the Historical Commission for a three year term ending June 2021 and as recommended by Co-Chairmen David Temple and Dan Bibel The Selectmen extended their appreciation to Bill Hasapidis for his service. LIP PROJECT, MEDFIELD GREEN, 41 DALE STREET 'Vote: Selectman Murby made a motion, seconded by Selectman Peterson to authorize Chairman Marcucci execute both the application page and letter of support for the 36 Unit project. Additionally voted unanimously for the Board of Selectmen to sign the Memorandum of Understanding ENERGY GRANT CONTRACT Facilities Director Jerry McCarty requests the Selectmen vote to sign contract with Rise Engineering for exterior LED light upgrades at the middle school, high school, library, town hall, memorial elementary and wheelock elementary schools. Contract amount is $130,515. Grant monies will cover $128,286 and the remainder of $2,228 will be paid from the Town budget. 'Vote: On a motion made and seconded it was VOTED unanimously to sign the Energy Grant Contract with Rise Engineering, Cranston, Rhode Island for exterior LED light upgrades at several municipal buildings EAGLE SCOUT The Selectmen are invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Samuel Weston Evans on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the United Church of Christ at 1:00 PM DISCUSSION ITEMS Mr. Marcucci said that at the Affordable Housing Trust meeting we discussed the Medfield State Hospital and what we could be doing to help move the project forward. The Committee May 8, 2018 Page three authorized funds provisionally for a site survey and subject to Board of Selectmen approval. We also talked about a subdivision plan but that could come later. Selectman Marcucci remarked that he had discussion with Steve Nolan about it who feels that a subdivision plan is premature. Selectman Peterson agreed that a site survey is needed for whatever we do up there. Holding off on a subdivision plan makes sense. Discussion continued highlighting that Judith Nitch did a survey for boundary lines a while back. That should be reviewed again. Bill Massaro said that he and John Thompson have walked the back area many times without finding any markings to indicate any back lines. Mr. Murby queried would this be a survey to document where those lines are. Yes, that is what we/ MSH Committee would want. Cost for this survey could be in the $38,000 range and $10-12,000 for a subdivision. Mr. Marcucci said that he thought it best to take this up now and come the fall when we need it we will have it. Mr. Murby agrees that anything we can do to get the preliminaries out of the way is prudent. Selectman Marcucci said that he will let Sarah know she can get the RFP going. June 11, 2018 ballot Town Counsel Mark Cerel advised the Board that he has written a document that only clarifies and ratifies the Selectmen's May 3, 2018 vote regarding the June 11, 2018 proposition 2 Yi ballot questions. He remarked that he feels this spells it out and hopefully if explanation should be needed in the future for overrides we have it in hand. Actually it is G.L. Ch. 59 Section 21C that mandates how a ballot question may be worded. As such, he advised that the document be part of the Selectmen's record. There are a few minor word changes that the Board agreed to. Selectmen are requested to vote to sign 'Vote: On a motion made by Selectman Murby that the Selectmen approve and sign the Document Clarifying and Ratifying the May 3, 2018 vote to basically define the nature of the five override questions on the June 11, 2018 ballot, seconded by Selectman Peterson, and the vote was unanimous LICENSES AND PERMITS (CONSENT AGENDA) Granted as noted by the Chair: Memorial Day Committee parade permit and discharge of firearms permit for May 28, 2018 MEMO permission to hold Summer Concert Series June 14 through August 16 and to hang a banner across Main Street announcing the event MEMO permission, a common victualler permit and to hang a banner across Main Street Promoting the 39th Annual Discover Medfield Day to be held September 15 High School Swim Team permission for May 19 car wash behind Town Hall Norfolk Hunt Club one-day wine and malt beverage permit for Sunday May 27, 2018 Notch Brewing, Salem, MA one-day wine and malt beverage permit for three dates, July 27, July 28 and July 29, 2018 for Traveling Biergarten event at Rocky Woods Reservation May 8, 2018 Page four MINUTES 'Vote: Move to approve the May 1, 2018 and May 3, 2018 meeting minutes as submitted SELECTMEN REPORT Selectman Peterson, no special report Selectman Murby remarked that as of this date the housing survey has had a strong response, 550 returns which is about 25% from approximately 2200 residents. Selectman Marcucci reported that the Affordable Housing Trust has learned of a proposed project on Adams Street and a prospective group home is being researched. Mr. Marcucci remarked that it was a great day for the baseball parade last Sunday. ADJOURNMENT Selectman Murby made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 PM, seconded by Selectman Peterson and the vote was unanimous.20180508_Page_220180508_Page_320180508_Page_4

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