Category Archives: DPW

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 @ www.town.medfield.net 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

Inaugural issue of “The Works”

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 –

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Gentlemen,

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.

Thank you.

Maurice G. Goulet

Director of Public Works

Medfield, Massachusetts

Gentlemen, 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. Thank you. -- Maurice G. Goulet Director of Public Works Medfield, Massachusetts20180920-The Works October 2018_Page_220180920-The Works October 2018_Page_3

Snow deficit was $122,664.58

Per email today forwarded by Mike Sullivan –

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From: Joy Ricciuto
Date: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Final snow deficit

$122,664.58

It is the small things – an appreciation

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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.

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Mo,

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.

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Gentlemen,

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.

Thank you.

RR crossing at Cottage Street to be replaced ca. 7/4

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:

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Good afternoon,

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

DPW update from the Director

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.

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Gentlemen,

 

Below is a quick update on current projects for your information:

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. We will be conducting crack sealing operations on many roadways throughout the town intermittently as the contractor has availability.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

Thank you

Maurice G. Goulet

Director of Public Works

Medfield, Massachusetts

 

Department of Public Works

55 North Meadows Road

Medfield, MA 02052

(508) 359-8597 office

(508) 359-4050 fax

mgoulet@medfield.net

www.town.medfield.net

North Street paving starts June 6

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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.

MEMORANDUM TO: Kristine Trierweiler, Assistant Town Administrator FROM: Maurice G. Goulet, Director of Public Works DATE: May 30, 2018 SUBJECT: Roadway Construction on North Street 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. 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. TOWN OF MEDFIELD MASSACHUSETTS Department of Public Works MAURICE G. GOULET Director of Public Works 55 North Meadow Road Medfield, MA 02052 (508) 906-3003 Fax (508) 359-4050 mgoulet@medfield.net