Odd behavior by Fisher Cat on Copperwood Road
This morning Deb and I had an encounter with a fisher cat that did not seem fearful of us at all – it came within about ten feet of me. My neighbor later told me that it had squabbled with her dog and then peered in their screen door at them.
I alerted Jenny Cronin, the Town of Medfield Animal Control Officer, as the odd behavior made me wonder whether the fisher cat might be rabid. Jenny said that if you see the fisher cat and know where it is at that moment, call the Medfield Police Department at 508-359-2315, and they can dispatch Jenny to see if she can capture it.
This today from Susan Gorog –
Medfield Food Cupboard
Don’t forget to Vote and Donate on Monday, June 11! Food donations will be collected in a DPW truck at the voting polls…help us stuff the truck!
Needed items are peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, large bottle of juice and juice boxes.
You can also stuff the truck on Tuesday – Saturday, June 12-16 at the Fire/Police station. THANK YOU!
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:
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
Police Chief Search Committee Openings
There are four slots open for residents to serve on the committee that will conduct the search leading to the hiring of the new police chief. They will serve along with the five members of the fire chief search committee representing particular boards, who will continue on.
Residents interested in serving on the police chief search committee should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Evelyn Clarke (email@example.com) in the select board’s office before June 12. The committee’s work is expected to be finished by fall.
Medfield Chief of Police, Robert Meaney, told the Board of Selectmen last night that he will be retiring in August. Chief Meaney counseled selectmen that with Deputy Chief John Wilhelmi already in place there should be no loss of continuity or need, in his opinion, to appoint an interim chief.
The selectmen reconstituted the committee that just finished the search for the new Medfield Fire Department Chief, leading to the hiring of Chief Carrico, to lead the town search to find a new police chief. The town will also employ the same search consultant firm it has in the past, so that it was projected that a replacement chief will be hired this fall.
Under state statutes, Chief Meaney faced mandatory retirement in July 2019 at age 65.
Agenda and informational materials for the Board of Selectmen meeting on May 22 – 20180522-agenda & information
Last night while attending the Warrant Committee meeting at the Public Safety Building, I picked up one of the relatively new INTERFACE referral cards (a copy of the card appears below). The Town of Medfield signed on with INTERFACE starting in November, and since then any resident can INTERFACE to get a referral to a mental health professional. The back of the card lists other mental health resources.