Monthly Archives: March 2021

Select Board office hours this Friday, 9-10 AM at The Center

Select Board Office Hours this Friday

The town’s newly elected Select Board member will hold his monthly first Friday of the month office hours at The Center this Friday from 9-10 AM.


Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters.

I can be reached via 508-359-9190 or this blog about Medfield matters. 

Election results – Leo Brehm re-elected

Newly elected Town Clerk, Marion Bonoldi, in her first act as our Town Clerk reported yesterday’s election results as follows:

A huge thank you from this candidate to all the residents who voted for him. Please know both that it is humbling to receive your votes, and that I will continue my most diligent efforts to deserve the trust you have placed in me.

Select Board 3/30/2021

Meeting Materials

The meeting materials are now available here – https://www.town.medfield.net/663/Agenda-Packets

BEAVER DAM

I took this photo of the beaver dam that is to be breached per the emergency order requested by the MASS DOT from the Town of Medfield’s Conservation Commission. That application and emergency order are in the packet of meeting materials. The dam was built by the beavers where a culvert goes under the North South Framingham to Walpole RR line, between the tracks and McCarthy Park, ponding water where none had before and putting the railbed at risk per MASS DOT. I accompanied Conservation Commissioner Deborah Bero on her site walk before the emergency order issued.

The beavers had previously dammed the other side of the RR tracks, between the RR tracks and Rte. 27, causing large numbers of trees along Rte. 27 to die, and great blue heron to start nesting in the dead trees this past year. However, that former beaver pond activity area between the RR tracks and Rte. 27 is now no longer flooded by the beavers, so the beavers appear to have moved to the other side of the tracks.

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5075/Board-of-Selectmen-Meeting-Packet-March-30-2021 https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5058/BOS-Meeting-Packet-March-23-2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING
DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
Chair to identify Board members who are participating remotely
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country
Annual Board Reorganization
Appointments / Potential Votes
First Posted:
1. Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen appoint Mark Bryson as the Veterans Service Officer for the Town of Medfield
2. Keegan Van Sicklen requests Class II Motor Vehicle Sales License at 27 Brook Street
3. Roberta Lynch, Council on Aging to discuss reopening the CENTER to the public
4. Board of Health to discuss Public Health Nurse Position and provide COVID-19 update
5. Geoffrey Pedder requests one day beer permit for May 14 and June 11 to serve beer at the Pollard’s Texas Que temporary site at the MSH
6. Kim Price and Janie Boylan request permission to decorate Straw Hat Park for the Rolling Rally
Discussion (potential votes)
7. COVID-19 Status Update and CARES Funding Update
8. Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets and Financial Policies
9. 2021 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant Articles
Action Items
10. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen vote to award annual contract with Stumpy’s Tree Service for Town-wide tree services
11. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen vote to award contract with Weston & Sampson for Chief Operator services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
12. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen vote to award Contract with Truax Corporation for catch basin cleaning
13. Gazebo Players requests permission to use MSH on July 24 and July 25 to provide free Shakespeare performances
14. Board of Selectmen to vote to direct the SBC to pursue a Net Zero building and pursue all options for savings to maximize the return on the town's investment.
Consent Agenda
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
• April 1, 2021 Annual Warrant Hearing
• April 6, 2021
• April 20, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational

MCPE’s OneMedfieldOnward

From Clair Meehan for MCPE –

MCPE”s #𝙊𝙣𝙚𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙡𝙙𝙊𝙣𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 campaign starts TODAY!

All year, you have asked how YOU CAN HELP get our kids back into the classroom as safely as possible, and Monday is the time to come together and make it happen!!

Today we officially launch a 5 day fundraising initiative to help cover needs that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as air filters, disinfecting spray and wipes. Keeping our kids, teachers, staff and administrators safe is critical, but it’s not free. Join us next week by making a donation and encouraging your friends and neighbors to do the same!

To learn more, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit the MCPE website.

Election today

Town Election Today

Polls at The Center are open until 8PM.

When I voted I was #75 if Precinct 1, so maybe about 300 total so far.

Select Board 3/30/21

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfield-net.zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5075/Board-of-Selectmen-Meeting-Packet-March-30-2021 https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5058/BOS-Meeting-Packet-March-23-2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING
DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
Chair to identify Board members who are participating remotely
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country
Annual Board Reorganization
Appointments / Potential Votes
First Posted:
1. Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler requests Board of Selectmen appoint Mark Bryson as the Veterans Service Officer for the Town of Medfield
2. Keegan Van Sicklen requests Class II Motor Vehicle Sales License at 27 Brook Street
3. Roberta Lynch, Council on Aging to discuss reopening the CENTER to the public
4. Board of Health to discuss Public Health Nurse Position and provide COVID-19 update
5. Geoffrey Pedder requests one day beer permit for May 14 and June 11 to serve beer at the Pollard’s Texas Que temporary site at the MSH
6. Kim Price and Janie Boylan request permission to decorate Straw Hat Park for the Rolling Rally
Discussion (potential votes)
7. COVID-19 Status Update and CARES Funding Update
8. Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets and Financial Policies
9. 2021 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant Articles
Action Items
10. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen vote to award annual contract with Stumpy’s Tree Service for Town-wide tree services
11. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen vote to award contract with Weston & Sampson for Chief Operator services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
12. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen vote to award Contract with Truax Corporation for catch basin cleaning
13. Gazebo Players requests permission to use MSH on July 24 and July 25 to provide free Shakespeare performances
14. Board of Selectmen to vote to direct the SBC to pursue a Net Zero building and pursue all options for savings to maximize the return on the town's investment.
Consent Agenda
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
• April 1, 2021 Annual Warrant Hearing
• April 6, 2021
• April 20, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational

Clean-Up #3

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Clean-Up Days – try #2

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Clean-up Days 4/24 & 25

<img src="https://medfield02052.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/clean-up-flyer.jpg?w=672" alt="Oriaitiud by 1'Q!U' Medtidd ~<lltm~ of Pub!k Worts ~Jeclficld Plea.e rono… covm_,, s1arc G~liaa for tlals na.1: W8'h hanc1s er. i tally, lllaintaiQ ~dis~ aad "'rar. mat Clea11-U Saturday a nd Sun a 1Days Apn·1 24th & 25th 8:00 am – !.-00 pm Office at the Visit the11 ~~Main Street now Town Ho recycled trash ntil the event for Locations! u bags and Clean-up ~ ~ ct):') 1 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED/ Take pride in Your commuroty and help clean up litter in Your neigbborb

Select Board 3/23/2021

Meeting materials available here – https://www.town.medfield.net/663/Agenda-Packets

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public
who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://medfieldnet.
zoom.us/j/81577342022?pwd=ZTV3VU1EMnRBOHJINGh6SS9wV3dvdz09
b. Enter Password: 060672
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 815 7734 2022
b. Enter the password: 060672
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting will be uploaded at this link:
https://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/5058/BOS-Meeting-Packet-March-23-
2021
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
Chair to identify Board members who are participating remotely
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments / Potential Votes
1. Police Chief Michelle Guerette to recommend that the Board of Selectmen vote to
appoint Connor Ashe to Sergeant
First Posted:
2. Todd Trehubenko, Medfield State Hospital Development Committee to discuss the
Request for the Proposals for the Medfield State Hospital and request Board of Selectmen
vote to release the Request for Proposals
3. Medfield Affordable Housing Trust to discuss the Hinkley South Request for Proposals
and recommendation to the Board of Selectmen; potential vote of award by the Board of
Selectmen
Discussion (potential votes)
4. COVID-19 Status Update and CARES Funding Update
5. Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets and Financial Policies
a. Vote to increase the override for the Municipal Buildings Stabilization Fund by
2.5% to $1,076,890
6. 2021 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant Articles
Action Items
7. Vote to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Medfield Police League July 1,
2020 to June 30, 2022
8. Accept the resignation of Tracey Hogan from the Medfield Historical Commission
9. Appoint the following to the Medfield Historical Commission:
a. Kirsten Poler for term to expire May 19, 2022
b. Doug Whitla for a three-year term
c. Peter Fletcher for a three-year term
10. Vote to approve a Cost of Living Adjustment for nonunion employees, per the Personnel
Board’s recommendation of a 2% COLA
11. Vote to approve the Employment Contract with the Town Administrator Kristine
Trierweiler
12. Vote to approve the Employment Contract with Police Chief Michelle Guerette
Consent Agenda
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
 March 30, 2021
Selectmen Reports
Informational