Just received the inaugural issue of the Medfield DPW’s newsletter, The Works. Kudos to Moe and the DPW employees involved – publishing a newsletter is an excellent idea, and this one is informative and gets we residents up to date –
We have developed a quarterly newsletter to update yourselves and the Medfield residents on the happenings in the DPW. I’m planning to run updates in Jan, April, July and Oct. for the foreseeable future. It will be posted on-line to our website and put out on Twitter later today. We will do our best to publish relevant information on projects, events and developments throughout the year. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding the structure and content of the newsletter.
Maurice G. Goulet
Director of Public Works
Per email today forwarded by Mike Sullivan –
From: Joy Ricciuto
Date: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Final snow deficit
At my office hours Friday, resident John Palombo reported to me that the manholes on Rte. 27 were set down too low in the area by St. Edwards. I had not personally noticed the issue, and knew nothing about it, but I knew who would know, so I emailed Maurice Goulet, Director of Public Works. Today when Mo got back in his office I received his report (a copy of the emails appear below).
It is nice to have the DPW already aware and on top fixing of such issues for we residents. One of my favorite memories as a selectman was the day I met then DPW employee and Water Department foreman, Ed Hinkley, the day he drove the Selectmen to perambulate the town bounds, as I quickly learned that Ed had an encyclopedic knowledge of the layout of the town and its systems. Our DPW employees really know our town well.
At my office hours last Friday, John Palumbo related to me his concern that the height of the manhole covers in Rte. 27 in the area by St. Edwards is not right. I think he said the manhole covers appear to be sinking. I related that I would pass the concern along to you to handle.
Thanks in advance for getting back to Mr. Palumbo about his concern.
We have a contractor scheduled to come in next Tuesday /Wednesday to adjust and reset these manhole covers. They will be doing possibly 20 of them throughout the town. The manholes you call out happen to be on our list already. The company that will be doing the work is Tasco Construction from Belmont MA.
This follow up, to Mo’s earlier list of scheduled road repairs upcoming this summer by the DPW, in the email below from Chief Meaney:
In addition, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace the railroad crossing on Cottage Street over the Fourth of July, exact dates to be determined. This should have minimal impact on traffic.
Chief Bob Meaney
The Director of Public Works, Maurice Goulet, has been really good, right from his start, at keeping the Select Board apprised of what he is doing. The email below just arrived from him.
Below is a quick update on current projects for your information:
- Philip Street Bridge project has been completed. MassDOT has conducted their final inspection of the bridge and has given approval to have it reopened. We are finishing a small paving project nearby and will reopen the bridge this evening.
- The North Street Roadway Construction Project was delayed from last construction season. The limits of the project is on North Street from Pine Street to the Dover Town Line, including the Harding Street/West Street intersection. This project consists of milling the roadway 1.5” deep and repaving the top surface course with a 1.5” Superpave aggregate mix. There will also be adjustment work for all of the utility structures in that area and completed with traffic markings. P.J. Keating will be the pavement contractor responsible for the project. (same contractor we had last year doing the center of town paving on Route 109) They had an opening for the week of June 4th to begin construction work. If we did not take this opportunity, we may not be able to get the work done until after school opens in September. The work is scheduled to commence on Wednesday June 6th and continue into the following week for completion.
- We will be conducting crack sealing operations on many roadways throughout the town intermittently as the contractor has availability.
- Lorusso Corp. will begin milling and paving large patches on Route 109 from Brook Street towards the Town Line of Dover heading East. These patches are necessary to keep the integrity of the road. If funds allow, we plan to put a preventative pavement surface on top of this section next construction season.
- During the week of 4th of July, we are tentatively scheduled to put a preventative pavement surfaceon the section of Route 109 from Causeway Street to The Millis Town Line, West towards TRESCA.
- Also in July we will be looking at one of our subdivisions for a Rubber Chip Seal process. This type of process will lay the stones with the emulsion but would be able to be swept within 20 minutes after the process to eliminate any long term issues residents may have with stone buildup.
- In coordination with the Medfield Food Cupboard, we will be participating in a food drive to “Fill a Public Works Truck” stationed on June 11th at the Medfield Senior Center parking lot during the election and then through the remainder of the week at the Public Safety building to help collect necessary products.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these projects, please let me know.
Maurice G. Goulet
Director of Public Works
Department of Public Works
55 North Meadows Road
Medfield, MA 02052
(508) 359-8597 office
(508) 359-4050 fax
Maurice Goulet, Director of Public Works, has scheduled the paving of North Street from Pine Street to the Dover line to start June 6 and to finish in about a week. His memo today to Kristine Trierweiler about it appears below.
From the Town of Medfield website –
Philip Street Bridge UPDATE April 11 2018
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.