Mike Sullivan just called to update me on town plans in light of the storm and their conference call this morning with MEMA, and reports the following:
- MEMA counseled that the strong winds are likely to be the major problem, as wind gusts are predicted to get reach 70 MPH, and with light fluffy snow there will be lots of drifting
- NSTAR counsels that power outages should be reported to them, not the town, as calls to NSTAR are logged by its computer systems and algorithms to make its lists of what to fix first
- Council on Aging, Medfield Park & Recreation Commission, and the Medfield Memorial Library have already announced that they will be closed both Tuesday and Wednesday
- the schools will be letting people know their decision soon
- we agreed to cancel the Board of Selectmen meeting for tomorrow evening
Please hunker down for the storm and keep safe.
Active citizen, Chris McCue Potts had recently focused the town on the problem of an invasive vine, and as a result of her efforts progress is being made. Below are emails from the Superintendent and Director of the MPR, respectively.
Now just to solve the woolly adelgids confirmed by Mike Lueders (thank you Mike!) in the hemlocks by the tennis courts.
Tree Warden Hinkley will take care of bridge on Curve St.
From: “Medfield ParksandRecreation”
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:23 AM
Subject: Vine Update
The MPR maintenance crew is out today ripping out and bagging as many vines as they can find and then spraying the roots with roundup. The spread of the vine is all over town. I noticed it just off they playground on Green Street, at the Pfaff Center and I am sure it has invaded private properties. Either Ken and/or I will get the Bridge on Curve Street.
James Snyder, Director of Parks and Recreation