Monthly Archives: October 2022

Select Board 11/1/2022

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. Webinar ID: 885 3036 6678
    b. Password: 637025
  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: 885 3036 6678
    b. Enter the password: 637025
    The packet with meeting materials for this meeting is available at this link:
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. The Board of Selectmen will attend in person and
members of the public may attend in person. In addition, members of the public who wish to
participate via Zoom may do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. Webinar ID: 885 3036 6678
b. Password: 637025
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: 885 3036 6678
b. Enter the password: 637025
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting is available at this link:
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
Library Media Center, Medfield High School
Remote participation available through Zoom Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
1. Chief Guerette to request the appointment of John McKenna as a Special Police Officer
2. Continued public hearing for the following applications to solicit:
a. Power Home Remodeling
i. Jacob Cram
ii. Anthony Saster
iii. Sean Aguiar
3. Rick Fink to continue discussion about the community event at the Gazebo on
Wednesday, November 23 from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm which will include entertainment,
free food and drinks for Medfield’s school children following their early release before
4. Mike Pastore, OPEB Trust Committee, presentation
5. Causeway Street Community to discuss safety on Causeway Street
6. Continued discussion of Deerfield Drive road concerns
Discussion Items (Potential Votes)
FY2024 Budget
7. Financial Forecast
8. FY2024 Budget Calendar
Action Items
9. Committee and Board Appointments
a. Accept Resignation of Gus Murby from the OPEB Trust Committee
b. Appoint Steve Callahan to the OPEB Trust Committee
c. Appoint Karen Smith to the Community Garden Committee
10. Vote to authorize the use of ARPA funds to cover the cost of Zoom license for the Town
11. Vote to sign the contract with for MSH chapel leak investigation and repairs
Citizen Comment
Consent Agenda
12. Medfield Public Library request for a one day beer/wine permit for a Wine and Craft Nite
on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8pm
13. Bellforge Arts Center requests to place sandwich board promoting the December 2
Holiday Stroll in the usual locations starting November 18
14. Sign the citations congratulating the following individuals in Boy Scout Troop 89 for
earning the rank of Eagle Scout:
a. William Henry Whitaker
b. Hayden Christian Sutherland Gray
c. Joshua L. Lozano
15. Sign the proclamation for Herbert Burr on the occasion of his 95th birthday
16. Request to place sandwich boards promoting the MFI Angel Run from November
11-December 4 at:
a. Corner of North and Main Streets
b. Corner of South and Route 27
17. Zullo Gallery requests a one day beer/wine permit for Saturday November 5th from
4:30-11:30 PM for a benefit music concert for the Zullo Gallery and Ukraine
Meeting Minutes
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
Tues, November 15, 2022
Tues, December 6, 2022
Tues, December 20, 2022
Selectmen Reports
● MBA Early Adopters Program - Process and Findings Memorandum

New Life Is Turning Empty Spaces into Homes

Publishing on behalf of New Life Furniture Bank Executive Director, Rich Purnell –

New Life Is Turning Empty Spaces into Homes

Nearly a decade ago two friends met at a coffee shop and worked on a plan to start a locally based furniture bank. Not long after, that napkin sketch came to fruition and New Life Furniture Bank of MA was formed. Since that time the non-profit has brought hope and comfort to the lives of almost ten thousand people, including: veterans, single parents, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees, people who lost their footing due illness or job loss, and, of course, their children.

New Life is launching its annual campaign with an ambitious goal of raising $185,000 by December 31, and New Life Furniture Bank Executive Director, Rich Purnell is asking that the community support their mission. “Over the last 12 months there has been a massive increase in demand for New Life’s services and our expenses are increasing. For example, donations of gently-used mattresses have declined significantly this year due to the diminished housing market. As a result, we need to purchase more mattresses than ever. Furthermore, the wholesale price we pay for mattresses has doubled over our nine years of operation. Cash donations are essential so that we can provide mattresses for as many of our clients as possible.”

“Try to imagine the challenges, stressors, and fears one faces when coming out of a homeless shelter,” said Purnell as he stood in New Life’s Walpole showroom surrounded by tables, chairs, other gently used home furnishings. “When we meet our new clients, they have at long last found a space to live in, which is fantastic! It’s what they’ve dreamed of for months or even years. But an empty space is not a home. Do you know what makes a place a warm, welcoming home? [It’s] beds, furniture, towels, sheets, and necessary kitchen items. But, with little or no budget for shopping, how can a person do it?” New Life Furniture Bank helps them do it, and supporters financial donations will enable New Life to reach and serve more households and bring support and security all year round.

Over its nine years of operation, New Life has gained a reputation across eastern Massachusetts as a reliable resource partner that provides those in need with quality, gently used home furnishings and personalized support from caring volunteers. During that time the organization has provided household items to more than 4,400 households because of generous donations from residents and businesses in the surrounding communities.

Gifts may be made at or by check payable to New Life Furniture Bank of MA, sent to P.O. Box 573, Medfield, MA 02052.

Housing for Adults with DD/IDD – Survey Available

From Newton Thompson of the Affordable Housing Trust –

The Medfield Affordable Housing Trust was created by Town Meeting approval in 2017 for the purpose of preserving and creating affordable and community housing in the Town of Medfield for the benefit of low and moderate income households.

To that end, one of the Trust’s outstanding goals is to foster and support the creation of housing for local adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (DD/IDD). To help achieve that goal, the Trust members have recently engaged a consultant, Cathy Boyle, President of Autism Housing Pathways, to advise the Trust on the level of need and interest for such housing in the Medfield area.

In order to determine local need and interest, a survey has been prepared by Autism Housing Pathways (“AHP”). If you have interest in such housing in the next few years, please contact Cathy Boyle at by November 11th for access to the survey.

Based on the survey response, the consultant will conduct up to 3 respondent focus groups (which may be done virtually) to discuss housing options.

We greatly appreciate your help in this important Town initiative.

School Building Committee – apply by 11/1

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

The Town of Medfield seeks town residents to apply to serve on the new School Building Committee (SBC). Members will be charged with the development and execution of a construction project of a new elementary school or renovation/addition of the Dale Street School or other current elementary building, as identified by the SBC. 

The SBC will be supported in its efforts by external project managers and consultants. Serving on the SBC will require a significant commitment of time and talent through the completion of the project, but the lasting impact on the future children and citizens of Medfield will last for generations to come.  

The Medfield School Committee, the Board of Selectmen and the Town Moderator are looking for committed volunteers with a working knowledge in ANY of the following areas:  

  • Contemporary elementary education practice
  • Project management
  • Commercial or educational construction
  • Architecture
  • Municipal or educational administration and finance
  • Public engagement, and
  • Members-at-large who will present the views and concerns of multiple perspectives within the community.

All information regarding the SBC, including the common application for potential members, may be found here on the Town of Medfield website. 

Applications, along with a letter of interest and resume should be submitted by Tuesday November 1, 2022 to Brittney Franklin, Assistant to the Town Administrator.

Well #4 taken off-line due to E.coli detected at well – no E.coli tested in distribution system – NO HEALTH RISK

Alert from town this afternoon –


Posted on: October 14, 2022

Drinking Water Tier 1 Notice (Non Emergency)

To all users of the Medfield Water Department
located in Medfield, Massachusetts 

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants to ensure the safety of the water supply.  

On October 13, 2022, our water system was notified that a water sample collected on October 12, 2022 from Well #4 tested positive for E.coli, which is a fecal indicator.  Fecal indicators are used to detect groundwater sources that may be susceptible to fecal contamination which may contain harmful viruses or bacteria.  When we learned of the fecal positive sample, THE WELL WAS IMMEDIATELY TAKEN OFFLINE.

The water delivered to your taps through the distribution system is disinfected with chlorine to kill viruses and bacteria, including E.coli.  It is important to note that samples collected on October 12, 2022 in the distribution system did NOT detect any fecal contaminants. 

This source is one of four active wells that supplies drinking water to our system.  In accordance with the federal Ground Water Rule (GWR) requirements, we are notifying you of the situation and conducting additional sampling to evaluate the extent of potential fecal contamination and will take further actions as necessary.  


This is not an emergency, you do NOT need to boil your water or take other corrective actions at this time.

  • The USEPA requires us to provide you with this notice and the following information on fecal indicators: “Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes.  Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms.  They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.”  These symptoms can also be caused by issues unrelated to drinking water.  If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, or, if you have specific health concerns, you may want to discuss such concerns with your doctor.  General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or
  • Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and Businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

The well will remain offline for further evaluation. Our system is undergoing repeat testing and evaluation to determine if the current level of treatment is adequate or if additional corrective actions are necessary to reduce the risk of potential fecal contamination in our drinking water supply.  

We are in contact with MassDEP during this process who will evaluate the effectiveness of the steps taken and determine if any further action is required.  If necessary, you will be notified again if you need to take any corrective actions.  This notice does not affect persons using private drinking water wells.

For more information and further updates, please contact Moe Goulet, DPW Director at 508 906 3311 or visit our website at

AG Approved the SBC Bylaw

Email from the Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler this afternoon –

Atty Gen Approved the SBC Bylaw –

(508) 792-7600
(508) 795-1991 fax
October 13, 2022
Marion Bonoldi, Town Clerk
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Re: Medfield Annual Town Meeting of May 2, 2022 -- Case # 10545
Warrant Articles # 16 and 17 (Zoning)
Warrant Articles # 14 and 20 (General)
Dear Ms. Bonoldi:
Article 14 - We approve Article 14 from the May 2, 2022 Medfield Annual Town
Article 16 - We will issue our decision on Article 16 on or before our deadline of
November 16, 2022 (extended deadline by agreement with Town Counsel as authorized by G.L.
c. 40, § 32).1
Note: Pursuant to G.L. c. 40, § 32, neither general nor zoning by-laws take effect unless the Town
has first satisfied the posting/publishing requirements of that statute. Once this statutory
duty is fulfilled, (1) general by-laws and amendments take effect on the date these posting
and publishing requirements are satisfied unless a later effective date is prescribed in the
by-law, and (2) zoning by-laws and amendments are deemed to have taken effect from the
date they were approved by the Town Meeting, unless a later effective date is prescribed in
the by-law.
Very truly yours,
Nicole B. Caprioli
By: Nicole B. Caprioli
Assistant Attorney General
Municipal Law Unit
10 Mechanic Street, Suite 301
Worcester, MA 01608
cc: Town Counsel Mark Cerel
In a decision issued October 1, 2022, we approved Articles 17 and 20.Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler

Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler’s UPDATE REPORT #1

Please welcome new employees Megan Rogers and
Sarah Downs to the DPW
Our boards and committees had a busy month with
over 36 meetings in the month of September!
BOS will meet in the High School Library on 10/25 and
11/1 due to Early Voting
Frank Gervasio will begin as the new Asst Town
Administator on 11/14
Town House
Andrew Foster, Ashley McCullen, Yvonne Remillard, and Brittney Franklin
attended the Division of Local Services What's New in Municipal Law 2022
The Accounting Dept is in the process of closing out the FY2022 books and
begin submission of the Schedule A, Balance Sheets, and Free Cash
Georgia Colivas, Treasurer/Collector, announced second quarter
preliminary real estate tax bills were mailed and are due back 11/1/22
Yvonne Remillard, Principal Assessor, is working with the COA to make sure
our seniors understand and are aware of tax exemptions
Chief Carrico applied for three grants in
September including grants for fire prevention,
emergency management, and fire equipment
The department responded to 63 medical calls
and 47 fire calls in September
Fire Department
Department Head Meeting
on the Rail Trail
Financial Team
Rail Trail Ribbon CuttingAdministrator, Kristine Trierweiler
Brenda Healey, Public Health Nurse, has been
approved to offer COVID-19 Booster Clinics.
Updated clinic information can be found on the
BOH website
The BOH members and our Public Health Nurse
had a busy Medfield Day distributing goodie bags
and meeting residents
Board of Health
Never miss a meeting again! Sign up for
emails/texts from your favorite boards and
Sign up for important alerts from the Town
Are you signed up for notifications?
Medfield Day 2022
Town Clerk
Land Use Department
We are seeking a new part time administrative
assistant for the department
Sarah Raposa, Town Planner, has applied for
three grants this month including accessibility,
infrastructure, and a tree inventory grant!
Marion Bonoldi, Town Clerk, reports that the
Primary Election was a success! 24.6% of the
vote was captured with Vote by Mail and Inperson
Please welcome Tracey Klenk as the new part
time Assistant Town Clerk. Tracey also serves
as the Election Warden
Are you interested in serving on the next
School Building Committee?
The application is now live and can be
completed online
Deadline to apply is Tue, Nov, 1, 2022

FY23 Budget

Email this afternoon from Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler –

We have submitted the FY2023 budget to GFOA  (Government Finance Officers Association) today seeking a distinguished budget award. The document has also been posted on the Town’s website:

Kristine Trierweiler Town Administrator

Kevin Kalkut for state representative

I am supporting and endorsing Kevin Kalkut for State Representative in the November general election.

I have met with Kevin several times, and I find him bright, interested, engaging, knowledgeable, educated, and well aware of our municipal issues. He has most recently had responsible relevant executive level work experiences, after starting out his career as a chef. Importantly too, he has had municipal government experience on the Town of Norfolk Select Board. I have come to feel that Kevin truly cares about making our towns work better for our residents. I found Kevin approachable and good at listening. From our conversations, I am confident that he would represent Medfield’s town interests well in the Legislature. I hope you will join me in supporting Kevin Kalkut for State Representative.

Town Committees Seeking Volunteers

From the town website –

Boards and Committees currently seeking new members include:

  • Affordable Housing Trust (vacancy beginning July 31, 2022)
  • Board of Council on Aging (remainder of a term expiring in 2024)
  • Committee to Study Memorials 
  • Community Gardens Committee
  • Conservation Commission (associate positions available)
  • Dog Control Bylaw Committee
  • Kingsbury Pond Committee
  • Medfield Community Choice Aggregation Committee
  • Medfield Energy Committee
  • Medfield Historic District Commission
  • Medfield Wildlife Committee
  • Memorial Day Committee (posted September 3, 2021)
  • Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (formerly Safety Committee)
  • School Building Committee (application process closes October 18, 2022 at noon)
  • OPEB Trust Fund Committee (posted Sept 28, 2022)
  • Permanent Planning and Building Committee (posted Sept 28, 2022)

If interested in a board or committee that is not listed, or not sure which one might be the best fit, please contact Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler to discuss further and learn more. Kristine Trierweiler can be reached at