MFi Lifetime Achievement Award
Kim Agricola was nominated for the MFi Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work for the Medfield Animal Shelter. Interestingly, this year Kim also nominated another Animal Shelter volunteer as the Medfield Foundation volunteer of the year. This was Theresa Burns’ nomination:
Primary organization or initiative where she/he volunteers: the Medfield Animal Shelter
How many years has the nominee be donating her/his time? At least 20.
Kim and her husband, Mike, after years of dedication to the Medfield Animal Shelter, decided to spearhead a group to raise funds to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. Optimistically, they need the initiative Shelter 2000. While it was not built by 2000, it was built. Mike made sure that each arterial used was cost effective, durable, easy to clean, and the optimal for the animals. Kim markets the facility, organizes the volunteers and rescues animals from other shelters to be adopted from Medfield.
The public is invited to the reception honoring all the MFi volunteer award nominees at 3PM on Sunday, April 8 at The Center.
The Medfield Foundation volunteer awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace, as well as a contribution for Rockland Trust.
Issues that came up this AM at my selectman office hours:
First, a Castle Avenue resident told me that there is a telephone pole that was in the middle of the cul-de-sac that broke off and needs replacement, and he is hoping it can be replaced 15-16′ to the West, out of the asphalt. It is a pole that hosts a guy wire to another pole, now leaning. Also, he abuts the rear of 93-95 North Street and he said that property floods after heavy rains and it takes 3-4 days to dry out at times.
Second, I had discussions with a resident about the town buying their land, how a price might get determined, timing, and their capital gain tax issues.
Third a resident wants to create a dog park in town where dogs can run off leash. I encouraged her to get in touch with the Animal Control Study Committee, and I put her in touch with them. She also had concerns over trucks parked on North Street in front of Nosh N Grog to make deliveries. She also suggested parking meters – I told her how happy I was that we had a parking problem, because it means things are going on, and I mentioned that a parking study is coming soon, so we will have data from which to make decisions. I also recounted how Wellesley was always tight on parking when I would commute home at night, until Blue Ginger closed, and now they have plenty of parking. We now have a similar restaurant effect at night downtown.
Lastly, I discussed senior housing with another resident who hopes for sale price point of $350-500K (with deeded owner profit limitations), preferences for Medfield residents, and town staff assistance in writing a warrant article for the annual town meeting.
Don’t Miss the Angel Run!
There’s Joy to share,
An event to remember:
Get your bells and your bib
Wear your Wings, your Antlers or Holiday gear
It’s that Festive Time of Year!
There will be hot cocoa and Christmas Carols
Beautiful Bells and Jazz Ensembles.
You can walk or you can run
For 5K or ‘til you’re done.
Bring the kids, the dogs and Gran,
Call your friends and make a plan.
For Charity and for Fun –
It’s the Angel Run!
Leanne LaBelle 2016
Join Us! December 4, 2016 at 12:00pm
The newly formed Medfield Animal Control Study Committee held its first meeting. Good people staffing this committee looking at solving existing issues in a realistic manner. But if it is about peoples’ dogs, people will have strong opinions.
From the Medfield Police Department’s Animal Control Officer, Jennifer Shaw Cronin, is the notice below. Please come forward if you are and/or know the owner –
On Thursday, July 21, around 2:30-3:00pm a young woman was jogging at the state hospital and was bitten in the leg by a medium sized, chocolate brown dog, maybe some sort of boxer mix. The owner of the dog was a middle-aged woman, with dark colored hair, and she was picking berries. The young woman did not realize she had a puncture wound until after her run and went back to find a dog but they were gone. Unfortunately since we do not have the rabies vaccination history on this dog, the young woman will have to undergo the series of rabies shots. If you own this dog, please call me at the Medfield police station, 508-359-2315 so I can verify your dog’s vaccination history. Thank you very much.