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Forum 5PM tomorrow on master plan

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Arbor Day – 10:30 on 11/12

Master Plan – forum Sunday at 5PM

https://zoom.us/j/92833674553?wd=b0IvcnZla01pVE00T3RBRU5YcVpwQT09

Meeting ID: 928 3367 4553 Passcode: 653653
Or Join by Phone: Dial: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 928 3367 4553

Halloween

The Board of Health is asking that residents follow the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance in order to most safely celebrate Halloween amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With these guidelines in mind, the Board of Health recommends you keep Halloween activities outside, maintain social distancing, wear a protective face mask (instead of, or in addition to, a costume mask), and maintain good hand washing. As a reminder, any Halloween activities are subject to Governor Baker’s order on gathering size limits

MA Department of Public Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween 

The Center for Disease Control has offered guidance on low, moderate, and high-risk activities: Center for Disease Control Guidance

Car versus Frairy Street house

Photos this morning from the Medfield Fire Department –

Town House office hours

Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler and other town employees are moving their office functions outside, to encourage resident interaction and use of the town services.  This afternoon Kris (left) and Kathy VandenBoom, Director of Human Resources, were holding court in front of the Town House front entrance.

20200812_Kristine Trierweiler office hours

During my visit, I waited in line behind Matt McCormack and his son, and then this user dropped off his vote by mail request in the USPS mail box on the table, went inside to sign the Town Clerk’s warrant for the upcoming primary election, to sign the weekly town spending warrants, and to pick up the Medfield Foundation’s mail.

Kris posts on Twitter when the outside office is available – it has recently been several times a week.  Look for them out front.

Thursday evening micro burst

Tree against house on North Street. See Colleen Sullivan’s Medfield Patch photo of the end of the tree by the sidewalk, and generally much better photographs.
Colleen Sullivan got a lot of great photos of the storm damage – see her Medfield Patch article.

Vigil 3PM Sunday

A group of residents has organized a vigil for Sunday at 3 pm, with the UU Church bell to toll at 4 pm to mark an 8 min. 46 sec. moment of silence. Additional details are below. We’d like to thank Chief Guerette for her input on the timing. Please join us if your schedules permit.

 

You are invited to gather in solidarity with the BBIPOC (Black Brown Indigenous People of Color) community members in Medfield and beyond, to condemn racism and promote racial equality and to hold vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and their families on Sunday at 3pm AND to participate in a day of action.

 

On Sunday at 3 pm you are invited to line the sidewalks between the Police Station and Town Hall with signs and/or candles OR outside your home in your neighborhood.  At 4 pm we will be in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. The Unitarian Church will ring the bells to commence and complete the moment of silence.

 

You are also welcome to show your solidarity with a sign, piece of art or chalking in the town center on Sunday at any time during the day.  There will be some interactive art, writing installations and an altar outside the Unitarian Church at which you can leave an offering of peace, and we encourage whatever else the community wants to offer.

 

There will be no speakers at this event, we are coming together in action and a show of support. Please honor social distancing and wear masks.

 

Racism is an ongoing problem. This gathering on Sunday is only one step in the direction of promoting racial justice. If you are interested in being part of an ongoing effort, please reach out to Kathy McDonald at Medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP ON SUNDAY:

 

  1. Spread the word! Please tell all of your friends, schools, businesses you know, library etc.

 

  1. If you own or know someone who owns a business in Medfield (or would like to go call them or show up at their door) ask them to offer their store front or windows for art and messaging.  Gather a group of friends to create something with that store together. Take the lead!

 

  1. Create a sign and show up in the town center with your family or a group of people anytime on Sunday.

 

  1. Do you feel passionate about education? Perhaps you want to pass out fliers with resources.

 

  1. Do you want to gather some students to sing during the day? Do it. And spread the word so people come.

 

  1. Want to gather a smaller group in your neighborhood for the moment of silence? I encourage you to take the lead and hold space for that.

 

TWMPC’s Public Forum #2 – 5PM this Sunday

Please review the background materials via the link below –

Zoom Instruction Guide Added

Townwide Master Plan – Prep for the Second TWMP Forum on 6/7

 Medfield_logo_color_Final wTag_300CMYKVirtual Forum #2: Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm Zoom link and documents available for review now… Read on

 

Forum #2 Zoom Instructions Guide

The Townwide Master Planning Committee and consultant team are performing an enumeration of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources.

The purpose of the Forum is to gain Medfield citizen input on the 8 goals and objectives.  Each goal has up to 3 objectives with ideas on strategies on how to achieve them.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.

  • Format: There will be a presentation and interactive polling with a follow-up survey for feedback on the draft goals, objectives, as well as the impact of covid-19 on short and long term planning.
  • Zoom link or RSVP forthcoming.
  • Medfield TV to stream on local TV.
  • Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.
  • Look for the meeting flier in the 6/4 edition of the Hometown Weekly

Prepare for Forum #2 by reviewing the Summary Sheets. Download 1-9 as one PDF HERE or individually by Element below: 

  1. Housing Summary
  2. Economic Development Summary
  3. Historic & Cultural Resources Summary
  4. Natural, Open Space, and Recreational Resources Summary
  5. Transportation Summary
  6. Public Facilities and Services Summary
  7. Medfield State Hospital Summary
  8. Land Use & Zoning Summary
  9. Sustainability Summary 

Townwide Master Planning Committee (TWMPC)

  • Jay Duncan, Chair
  • Teresa James
  • Jessica Reilly
  • Mary McCarthy
  • Tom Erb
  • Roberta Lynch
  • Kevin Ryder
  • William Harvey
  • Michael Pastore
  • Jerry Potts
  • Philip Stashenko
  • Laurel Scotti
  • Sean Kay
  • Cynthia Greene
  • Matt Triest
  • Osler L. Peterson
  • Sarah Raposa, Town Planner
  • Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator

Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.

Memorial Day – church bells

Memorial Day – First Parish and Baptist church bells rung at noon

John Kraus shared his recording (below) of the church bells rung on Memorial Day.  John made his recording in front of the Town House.

I observed Memorial Day by going to the former Medfield State Hospital to listen to the noon bell ringing at the Lee Chapel (the bell in the photo above, with the large sounding hammer showing to the right).  John Thompson, Chair of the Medfield State Hospital Building and Grounds Committee and the Property Manager, shared that the bell is inscribed “1896,” that one rings it from the clock room that is on what would be the second story, and that the Lee Chapel was constructed around the bell, as the bell is too large to be remove.

 

https://medfield02052.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/church-bells.m4a