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The Works

The Town of Medfield celebrated Arbor Day for 2019 by planting trees at The Center in Medfield on Ice House Road. Thank you to COA Director, Roberta Lynch and her staff for their assistance in the celebration. As part of the Town’s “Tree City USA” status, we will be conducting tree planting ceremonies each year on Arbor Day, some plantings will be dedicated to individuals or groups and some just to celebrate the day. All of the tree plantings are to improve the environment and the aesthetics of the area. M E D F I E L D D E P A R T M E N T O F P U B L I C W O R K S ** The DPW presents “THE WORKS”, a quarterly newsletter to inform the residents of Medfield on the happenings of their Public Works Department including updates on projects, current events, and upcoming developments ** Tree Division 1 Misc. Town/DPW Events 1, 2 Employee Spotlight 2 DPW Fun Facts 2 Inside this issue: The Works M E D F I E L D D P W ’ S Q U A R T E R LY N E W S L E T T E R Volume 1, Issue 4 July 2019 Arbor Day Celebration TREE DIVISION: “Electric Time” in Medfield Congratulations to Tom and Brandie Erb and the entire staff of Electric Time in Medfield that have constructed their largest structured clock for a new train station in Thailand. The clock will be disassembled and packed in 3 large crates, shipped to Thailand and then reassembled. The assembly could take 2-3 days. MISC. TOWN/DPW EVENTS: Memorial Day Cleanup Special thanks to the Cemetery staff and the assistance of other DPW division staff members who worked tirelessly to prepare the Vine Lake Cemetery for Memorial Day and the parade through the Town. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4 During the Spring, the DPW asked for volunteers to help the Town pick up litter within the Town borders. We had many volunteers that came out on that weekend and we were able to collect over 300 bags of litter on roadsides, parking lots, the grounds of public buildings, churches, schools, parks and river fronts etc…. The cleanup effort was in conjunction with “Earth Day” week. We thank all of the volunteers that helped to clean up Medfield and we hope that many others will take the same initiative. Page 2 Employee Spotlight Meet Steve DellaCamera, Groundskeeper II of the DPW Cemetery Division. Steve is part of a dynamic duo that cares for and maintains the Vine Lake Cemetery as well as supporting the Highway Div. in multiple projects throughout the year. He takes great pride in ensuring that all aspects of the cemetery activities are carefully completed, including coordination of funerals. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver’s License as well as a 2A Excavator Hoisting License. He has been with the department since 2015 and had previously owned his own landscape/ construction company for 10 years prior. His experience and considerate personality makes him an asset to the community and an invaluable member of our team. Medfield Clean-up Days DPW Fun Facts DID YOU KNOW?  Medfield is the 43rd town which was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1651.  Medfield is 14.43 square miles in area. For more information or have questions, please contact our main office at (508) 906-3003 or visit our town website @ Medfield DPW Food Drive The Medfield Department of Public Works held a Food Drive during the month of May at the Transfer Station to help support the Medfield Food Cupboard. Touch—A—Truck Also in May, the Medfield DPW went to the Middle School for a Touch -a-Truck event where many kids got a chance to climb on different vehicles and equipment.20190819-The Works July 2019_Page_2

2019 road repair schedule

At my office hours this morning, Tony Centore asked when Longmeadow was going to be repaved, and I recounted to Tony about Moe Goulet having recently presented his plan for this year (copy attached below), but that I did not recall what streets were on it.

Tony, Longmeadow is not!

Moe also has a five year plan, but said he did not release it because there are likely to be so many changes.  We told him better to release it, with the caveat that it is only a plan and that people cannot count on the actual dates.

Medfield, Massachusetts 'Proposed Roadway Capita/Improvement Plan - 2019 • costs Serve For Estimating Purposes Only. Not to be used for Bidding/Construction. Repair Type Width Square Yards Repair Police Contingency Supplemental Total Chapter 90 + Local CROSS STREET 0.43 Miles CROSSST-01 PHILIP ST KNOLL WOOD RD Crack Seal 22 1,580.49 $790.24 $39.51 $79.02 $0.00 $908.78 CROSSST-02 KNOLLWOOD RD GRACE DR Crack Seal 22 2,084.01 $1,042.01 $52.10 $104.20 $0.00 $1,198.31 CROSS ST-03 GRACE DR ELM ST Crack Seal 22 1,914.12 $957.06 $47.85 $95.71 $0.00 $1,100.62 Project Totals: 5,578.62 $2,789.31 $139.47 $278.93 $0.00 $3,207.71 DALE STREET 0.71 Miles DALE ST-01 NORTH ST ADAMSST Crack Seal 29 1,885.97 $942.98 $47.15 $94.30 $0.00 $1,084.43 DALE ST-02 ADAMSST TURTLE BROOK WAY Crack Seal 29 1,096.08 $548.04 $27.40 $54.80 $0.00 $630.24 DALE ST-03 TURTLE BOOK WAY THOMAS CLEWES RD Crack Seal 29 1,093.50 $546.75 $27.34 $54.68 $0.00 $628.76 DALE ST-04 THOMAS CLEWES RD NORTH MEADOWS RD Crack Seal 29 1,511.78 $755.89 $37.79 $75.59 $0.00 $869.27 DALE ST-05 NORTH MEADOWS RD GROVE ST Crack Seal 29 2,159.39 $1,079.70 $53.98 $107.97 $0.00 $1,241.65 DALE ST-06 GROVEST CHARLESDALE RD Crack Seal 29 860.39 $430.20 $21.51 $43.02 $0.00 $494.73 DALE ST-07 CHARLESDALE RD BRIDGE ST Crack Seal 27 3,219.40 $1,609.70 $80.48 $160.97 $0.00 $1,851.15 Project Totals: 11,826.51 $5,913.25 $295.66 $591.33 $0.00 $6,800.24 ELM STREET 0.27 Miles ELM ST-01 SOUTH ST CROSS ST Crack Seal 34 3,488.93 $1,744.47 $87.22 $174.45 $0.00 $2,006.14 ELM ST-02 CROSS ST STEVEN LN Crack Seal 34 1,864.94 $932.47 $46.62 $93.25 $0.00 $1,072.34 Project Totals: 5,353.87 $2,676.94 $133.85 $267.69 $0.00 $3,078.48 FOUNDRY STREET 0.19 Miles FOUNDRY ST-01 PHILIP ST NEBOST Crack Seal 22 2,492.90 $1,246.45 $62.32 $124.65 $0.00 $1,433.42 Project Totals: 2,492.90 $1,246.45 $62.32 $124.65 $0.00 $1,433.42 HARTFORD STREET 1.14 Miles HARTFORD ST-01 MAINST ROCKY WOODS RES. RD Crack Seal 23 8,507.04 $4, 253.52 $212.68 $425.35 $0.00 $4,891.55 HARTFORD ST-02 ROCKY WOODS RES.RD DOVERTL Crack Seal 23 6,826.05 $3,413.03 $170.65 $341.30 $0.00 $3,924.98 Project Totals: 15,333.09 $7,666.54 $383.33 $766.65 $0.00 $8,816.53 KNOLLWOOD ROAD 0.37 Miles KNOLLWOOD RD ELMST CROSS ST Crack Seal 28 6,156.01 $3,078.01 $153.90 $307.80 $0.00 $3,539.71 Project Totals: 6,156.01 $3,078.01 $153.90 $307.80 $0.00 $3,539.71 LEE ROAD 0.53 Miles LEE RD-01 STAGECOACH RD SNYDER RD Crack Seal 26 833.84 $416.92 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $416.92 LEE RD-02 SNYDER RD RIDGE RD Crack Seal 26 2,682.85 $1,341.43 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,341.43 ManageMyRoads by BETA 5/14/2019 This Report Is Intended For General Planning and Informational Purposes Only Page 1 of 320190514-DPW-proposed roadway work 2019_Page_220190514-DPW-proposed roadway work 2019_Page_3

Thanks Moe!

The Medfield Community Clean Up Day was a great idea!!!

And thanks to Bobby for sending me to “the pit!”  At least I now know where it is.

20190430-Maruice Goulet-ltr from

BOS actions / street repairs

These are both my (1) notes of what happened at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night, and (2) the list of roads on which the DPW plans to do work this summer, that Maurice Goulet gave us at the meeting.


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Medfield Clean-Up Days 4/27 & 4/28

From the Medfield DPW –


Posted on: April 18, 2019

Medfield Clean Up Days

Medfield Clean Up Day Flyer 2019

Volunteers Needed! Take pride in your community and help clean up litter in your neighborhoods, parks, schools, and public buildings. Bring a Team! Ask your friends and co-workers! This is a great community service opportunity!  A few days prior to the event you can visit the Town Hall at 459 Main Street for your Medfield Clean Up Day Recycled Trash Bags as well as litter locations where we need your help!

For more information and a list of locations please call the DPW Office at 508 906-3003.

The Works

The Medfield Transfer Station is pleased to announce that sticker renewals will be offered on-line on the Town’s website. ( Town residents will have the opportunity to purchase, by credit card, their new stickers for 2019-2021 access to the Transfer Station and its services. This on-line program will be available beginning May 1, 2019 and the cost will be $100 for the two year period. (Please allow 5-7 business days for your stickers to be delivered by mail) Walkins at the DPW Office on the basement level at Town Hall, 459 Main Street will still be accommodated. M E D F I E L D D E P A R T M E N T O F P U B L I C W O R K S ** The DPW presents “THE WORKS”, a quarterly newsletter to inform the residents of Medfield on the happenings of their Public Works Department including updates on projects, current events, and upcoming developments ** Transfer Station 1 Misc. DPW Events 1 Highway Projects 2 Employee Spotlight 2 DPW Fun Facts 2 Inside this issue: The Works M E D F I E L D D P W ’ S Q U A R T E R LY N E W S L E T T E R Volume 1, Issue 3 April 2019 On-Line Sticker Program TRANSFER STATION: Town-wide hydrant flushing will begin Sunday, March 31, 2019 and continue for a two week period. The work will be done at night to minimize any inconveniences. Some discoloration of water may occur during this process. This is caused by the water rushing through the pipes, disturbing sediments that have settled. We advise running the cold water tap for a few minutes until the water is clear. Visit the town’s website to access the flushing schedule to see what approximate day we would be in your neighborhood. Hydrant Flushing Household Hazardous Waste Day Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) was held on Saturday March 23, 2019. Over 240 residents participated in disposing of hazardous items from their homes, garages, basements and sheds. This is an annual event that the towns of Medfield and Dover conduct to encourage the residents of the communities to dispose of chemicals, cleaners, oil-base paints, motor oil, gasoline, turpentine, fertilizers, etc.. At the event, brochures were handed out by our staff to give helpful information of the Medfield Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative organized by the Transfer Station and Recycling Committee. MISC. DPW EVENTS: VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3 During plowing operations over the long winter months, sometimes there are unfortunate damages that are not visible until the Spring weather arrives. As the snow melts, it reveals reparations that need to be done. These damages would consist of curbing, grass strips, sidewalk sections, debris and potholes that have developed. Our Highway Division explores the town’s roadways and shoulders and schedules these repairs to move forward with preparations for the upcoming construction season. Meet John Miner, Equipment Operator of the Medfield DPW Highway Division. John is a 25 year resident of the Town and has been a great addition to our Highway staff over the past 4 yrs. (2 yrs. part-time, 2 yrs. full-time). John is asked to do a variety of tasks from plowing sidewalks during the winter, operating the mini-loader during paving, or even just emptying the trash around the center of town. He does everything he is asked to do, and he does so with a smile and a friendly demeanor. We are very proud to have dedicated and enthusiastic employees such as John, who are also great community representatives. Page 2 Employee Spotlight Winter/Spring Cleanup Pavement Management Methods of Repair and Maintenance DPW Fun Facts DID YOU KNOW?  In our latest roadway status summary, the Town of Medfield consists of 77.59 miles of accepted roadways, 5.03 miles of Private roads, .64 miles of State, and 2.64 miles of unaccepted roadways. Total: 85.9 miles.  According to the most recent information from the Water Division of the DPW, there are 86.09 miles of water main and 754 fire hydrants in the town. For more information or have questions, please contact our main office at (508) 906-3003 or visit our town website @ HIGHWAY PROJECTS: Crack Seal: Routine maintenance to keep excess water from penetrating asphalt and to prevent further cracking, base failures and the overall deterioration of the roadway. (ex. various roadways town-wide) Chip Seal: Preventative maintenance hot spray application of 20% asphalt-rubber followed by a layer of cover heated and treated cover aggregate. The application provides a flexible, waterproof wearing surface that seals the existing pavement. (ex. Lowell Mason Road) Bonded Wearing Course: Preventative maintenance of high performance thin hot mix overlay that consists of a single-step placement of spray applied polymer providing a new paved wearing surface. (ex. Route 109 - Causeway Street to Millis Town Line) Mill and Overlay: Rehabilitation process of grinding off the the top layer of existing pavement and replacing the this layer with a new hot mix asphalt riding surface. (ex. North Street - Pine Street to Dover Town Line) Full Depth Reclamation: Rehabilitation process that involves grinding and pulverizing the existing pavement and mixing the material to create a uniform base material. A rough binder asphalt layer is added as well as a smooth top riding course of asphalt. This process allows the profile of the road to be regraded before the newly paved surfaces are installed. (ex. Green Street)20190328-The Works April 2019_Page_2

The Works, vol. 1 Issue 2

Received today from Maurice Goulet, DPW Director –

The first snowfall of the season came as sort of a surprise. The storm was forecasted to drop only 1-2 inches across our area. On November 15, 2018, we experienced more than 7 inches of snowfall. Even though there were inconsistencies in the forecast, the Department of Public Works’ staff was prepared and deployed the proper equipment to clear the streets and sidewalks in a timely manner. It was a good test for our first snow operation of the season. M E D F I E L D D E P A R T M E N T O F P U B L I C W O R K S ** The DPW presents “THE WORKS”, a quarterly newsletter to inform the residents of Medfield on the happenings of their Public Works Department including updates on projects, current events, and upcoming developments ** WATER MAINTENANCE PROJECTS: The Mount Nebo Water Storage tank was inspected the week of October 22, 2018. As part of the inspection, the inside of the tank was cleaned and disinfected. The mixing valve at the bottom was replaced to ensure that the water circulates properly and does not become stagnant. The next step is to review the inspection report and create specifications and bid documents to have the tank repaired, sandblasted and painted. Snow and Ice 1 Water Maint. Projects 1 Misc. DPW Events 2 Employee Spotlight 2 DPW Fun Facts 2 Inside this issue: The Works M E D F I E L D D P W ’ S Q U A R T E R LY N E W S L E T T E R Volume 1, Issue 2 January 2019 First Snowfall of the Year SNOW AND ICE OPERATIONS: Early November Snowfall 2018 Hydrant flushing of over 70 miles of water mains, utilizing approximately 300 hydrants was completed in October 2018. The process was done overnight for a two week time period. Hydrant flushing takes place twice a year. It is conducted as a preventative maintenance operation. Mount Nebo Water Storage Tank Cleaning and Inspection Bottom of the tank during cleaning Mount Nebo Water Storage Tank Exterior wall showing rust and defects View looking up to the top of tank Hydrant Flushing VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2 On Monday December 17, 2018, a scene from a new movie entitled, “Morning Bell” was filmed on Route 27 from the Medfield Transfer Station out to the Sherborn Town Line. Stars such as Daniel Craig (007), Jamie Lee Curtis, and Chris Evans (Captain America) are just some of the actors that star in this film. The Medfield Transfer Station and the Medfield State Hospital were utilized for staging areas for the one day filming. The Department of Public Works staff coordinated the detours and road closures with the location manager, and hosted their movie company crews at the Transfer Station. Meet Geoff Brooks, Water Operator of the Medfield DPW Water Division. Although Geoff has only been with the Department since 2015, he brings with him a vast amount of professional knowledge in water operations, construction and excavation from working in other communities such as Norfolk and Millis. He is a talented equipment operator handling water main breaks, meter replacements and troubleshooting multiple problems he comes across in his daily duties. In his off-hours, Geoff’s interests include remodeling and home improvements which adds value to his already impressive resumé. Page 2 Employee Spotlight Transfer Station—Movie Scene Wind and Rain Storms Throughout the Fall and Early Winter DPW Fun Facts DID YOU KNOW?  The Town of Medfield owns and operates approximately 62 miles of gravity sewer lines, 5 miles of force mains, over 1,500 sewer manholes and 9 pump/lift stations.  In 2018 the Medfield Transfer Station collected and recycled 971 tons of single stream recycling, almost 12 tons of organic waste, over 620 mattresses, a ton of batteries, 197 tons of clothing and 1,674 tons of brush and leaves. For more information or have questions, please contact our main office at (508) 906-3003 or visit our town website @ MISC. DPW EVENTS: During the months of October through December, the Town of Medfield experienced multiple storms that had extreme amounts of precipitation and wind. These storms caused the local rivers and wetlands to rise, as flooding took place in some areas of town. Some of these wind gusts did take several trees down and certain areas suffered debris and leaves in yards and in the roadways in which the DPW needed to address.20190124-the works january 2019_page_2