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Henri

Email today from Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, also sharing the Eversource storm update –

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Chief Carrico is closely monitoring the storm as Emergency Management Director. We have staffed additional public safety personnel including the DPW through Monday. 


8/22 8:30am Eversource Hurricane Henri Update

Good morning,

As of 8:30 a.m., the company does not have storm-related outages on its Massachusetts system. Eversource has crews staged throughout its service area Sunday morning in preparation for any damage caused by the high winds and heavy rain of Hurricane Henri.

The storm has changed track several times in its approach to New England and is now tracking further to the east, which could increase wind impacts in Eastern Massachusetts. Eversource is prepared to shift resources as necessary to respond to hardest-hit areas. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is predicted for Western Massachusetts, with up to 1½ inches forecasted for eastern areas. Peak wind gusts could reach 70 mph on the South Shore, Cape Cod and Islands; 55 mph in Boston and other areas of Eastern Massachusetts; and 45 mph in Western Massachusetts. Winds are expected to peak Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in eastern areas, and between 3 p.m. and midnight in western areas.

Arbor Day celebration yesterday

Select Board Chair Michael Marcucci reads the Arbor Day proclamation yesterday afternoon, while the Brownie Troop that arranged for the two cherry trees to be planted in front of the post office look on and then mulched the trees. The DPW’s Robert Kennedy, Jr. assisted the Brownies with the mulch.

Photos by Pamela Bates

Pam McCarthy and Kate Holmes, the Leaders of Brownie Troop 82076 stated:

“The girls felt special, and so happy to get together (in person, hooray!) as a group to do something meaningful for the town. Those beautiful cherry trees will be there for years to come, and I’m sure each time they drive by, they will fondly remember that those are ‘their trees.’  And we, as their parents, will take pride in thinking the same! What a wonderful way to wrap up the school year for them!”

Transfer Station stickers available

May 01, 2021

2021-2023 TFS STICKERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW


 MEDFIELD TRANSFER STATION

You can now use our On-line Service for Transfer Station Permits 2021-2023… Read on

DPW plants trees at Post Office

DPW’s Drew Dauphinee at the tree and Joe Gorman running the machine

Today the DPW’s Drew Dauphinee and Joe Gorman are planting two good sized cherry trees on the berm in front of the post office. The Town of Medfield owns that site and leases it for the post office to use. North Street is starting to achieve a critical mass of cherry trees for the town to build on, starting with the large one at the Bank of America up through the cluster Bob Borrelli installed in front of his two buildings across from Deb’s and my office.

Jean Mineo was heard to think that once there are six more cherry trees along North Street that she will organize an annual Medfield cherry blossom festival.

Clean-Up #3

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Clean-Up Days – try #2

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Clean-up Days 4/24 & 25

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Clean up your Medfield 4/24 & 25

SAVE THE DATE

TOWNWIDE CLEAN UP

VOLUNTEER

April 24 & 25

Department of Public Works will be holding two clean up days on April 24 and April 25 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For information and to sign up to volunteer, please call DPW at 508-906-3003.

Smoke testing coming

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Public Works Department
I/I Field Investigations Town of Medfield Public Works Department
Smoke Testing Notification 1 of 1 November 2020
SEWER SYSTEM EVALUATIONS IN YOUR AREA
SMOKE TESTING – NOVEMBER 2020
WHAT: Non-toxic and non-staining smoke will be introduced into the sanitary
sewer system to detect connections to the storm water drainage system. Work will
follow the State and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.
WHERE: Smoke testing will be conducted on your street and surrounding area.
No entry into your residence will be required.
WHEN: Field crews will be on your street within the next week to perform this
test. The hours for testing are between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, beginning Tuesday,
November 10 through Friday, November 20. Note: Tests will only occur in dry
weather and could be delayed for 24 to 72 hours due to rain.
WHY: This project is part of the Town’s long-term efforts to identify connections
between the sanitary sewer system and storm water drainage. These connections
can add unnecessary flow to the sanitary sewer system resulting in additional
treatment costs and water pollution.
WHO: EST Associates, Inc. (Contractor) and Woodard & Curran (W&C)
(Engineer) will be walking around your area with company vehicles and yellow
safety vests. A Medfield Police detail will be on site as well.
Impact on Area: There is no anticipation of disruption to your sewer service
during these tests. Smoke may billow out of area drains, catch basins, roof leaders,
and house plumbing stacks. Residents are encouraged to fill any unused plumbing
traps (for example, a basement toilet/sink not used frequently) with water.
In case of emergency or an actual fire, please contact 911.
Contacts: If you have any special needs, deliveries, concerns, or questions, contact:
EST Associates at 781-455-0003
Kellie Messer of Woodard & Curran at 978-494-6807
Check the Department of Public Works website or the Town of Medfield Facebook page for additional
information.

Watering lawns now prohibited

An alert from the Town of Medfield DPW –

Water Restriction Update – No Outdoor Water Use

** Updated October 14, 2020 **

All nonessential outdoor water use prohibited

Following the state’s declaration of a Level 3 drought for the Charles River watershed, the Town of Medfield is now subject to a mandatory prohibition on all nonessential water use. This restriction goes into effect immediately and remains in effect until further notice. This state-mandated restriction prohibits all nonessential outdoor water use. The state’s announcement of the new restrictions can be found at this link. 

In addition, since Monday, September 28, 2020, the Town has been working on a long-planned maintenance project on the Mt. Nebo Water Tower that will take approximately two months to complete. The Mt. Nebo Water Tower has been drained and taken temporarily offline. The Town’s contractor is making repairs to and painting the outside of the water tower as well as making repairs to the interior of the tank. This project will extend the life of the water tower. The Town currently has only one water tower in operation (the Medfield State Hospital Water Tower). 

The Medfield Board of Water and Sewage and the Medfield Water Department will continue to monitor the weather, water demand, and the Town’s infrastructure throughout the Mt. Nebo project.

Thank you to all residents for your continued diligence in helping to conserve our water resources. 

A Tier 5 water restriction prohibits nonessential outdoor water use. 

Examples of nonessential outdoor water use that are now prohibited include:

  • Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via handheld hoses.
  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement

This water restriction was put into place due to the state’s Level 3 drought declaration for the Charles River watershed.  

The Town’s Water Rules and Regulations include additional information on water restrictions and can be found at this link. MassDEP maintains a list of all communities with water restrictions in place. 

Water uses not subject to mandatory restrictions are those required:

  • For health or safety reasons
  • By regulation
  • For the production of food and fiber
  • For the maintenance of livestock
  • To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

Thank you for adhering to this new water restriction and working together to reduce our water consumption.

Questions about the water restriction can be directed to Director of Public Works Maurice Goulet at 508-906-3004 or mgoulet@medfield.net