Category Archives: Selectmen matters

SB 8/11

Here are the agenda and back up materials for the Select Board meeting next Tuesday – 20200811-agenda & materials

20200811-agenda_Page_1TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call. 1. To join online, use this link: a. https://zoom.us/j/93219505660?pwd=a2JaTUtzZkRzWFdPVm5xVzJQUnI0UT 09 b. Enter Password: 538575 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 932 1950 5660 b. Enter the password: 538575 Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm Agenda (Subject to Change) 7:00 PM Call to Order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country Appointments Chief Guerette requests the appointment of Mark Sterling to the position of special police officer and fill-in dispatcher Jean Mineo to discuss UCC use of Medfield State Hospital Posted: Town Clerk Jeff Marble, Medfield Food Cupboard, to discuss new location Discussion (potential votes) Action Items Vote to call the Special Town Meeting Vote to open the Special Town Meeting Warrant Approve Warrant for 2020 State Primary Election Appoint Election Wardens and Inspectors, per request of Interim Town Clerk James G. Mullen, Jr. Approve Chapter 90 Reimbursement Requests: • $297,447.28 rubber chip seal • $66,320.90 for South Street Extension Approve Change Order for Additional Insurance Costs and Time Extension for Mt. Nebo maintenance project Approve Lease Purchase Finance Agreement Town Administrator Updates Next Meeting Dates Selectmen Reports Informational Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Award of $211,428.57 Shared Streets Grant Award of $11,500

In person office hours return this Friday – mask up

In Person Office Hours at The Center, this Friday 9-10 AM

I hold monthly first Friday office hours, that have been by telephone recently, but are returning in person, outside on the patio, at The Center this Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, for masked residents. Stop by to talk in person about any town matters.

I can be reached via 508-359-9190 or this blog, where any schedule changes will be posted.

SB 7/28

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
MEETING
NOTICE
Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public
who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.
1. To join online, use this link:
a. https://zoom.us/j/95650907195?pwd=YkNmdHRoR3NWNUE0V0htZWRHV
WdWUT09
b. Enter Password: 636000
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 956 5090 7195
b. Enter the password: 636000
Board of Selectmen Revised
Board or Committee
PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
7:00 PM Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
Appointments
Meeting with Planning Board to accept resignation of Greg Sullivan and to make joint
appointment of Seth Meehan to fill the vacant seat until next Town election
Posted:
Town Clerk
Chief Michelle Guerette requests Board of Selectmen appoint Terrence Teehan to the position of
police recruit, effective on his start date at the police academy and accept withdrawal of Joseph
Sherbertes
Kathy McDonald, Medfield Youth Outreach Director to discuss name change for MYO
David Cashman to discuss Medfield Meadows 2020 sales prices
Discussion (potential votes)
COVID-19 Status Update/Operations
Action Items
Vote to call the Special Town Meeting
Vote to open the Special Town Meeting Warrant
Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve the Software User Agreement with Sensus
USA
Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve a contract with Environmental Partners
Group, Inc. (EPG) for Engineering Consulting Services for the Final Design for the iron and
manganese Water Treatment Facility
Chief William Carrico requests the BOS sign new agreements with Beth Israel and Good
Samaritan Hospital
Jean Mineo requests the BOS vote to sign letter of support for grant
Accept resignation of Ken Richard from the Medfield State Hospital Development Committee
and appoint:
• Patrick Casey
• Randal Karg
• Michael Metzler
• Christopher McMahon
Appointments to the Affordable Housing Trust:
• Newton Thompson
• Greg Sandomirsky
ZeLus Beer Garden sign request
Rocky Woods requests approval of one-day permits:
• Hike for Beer – Bonfire and Brews on Friday, July 31 from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
• Meteor Shower Campout on Wednesday, August 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm
• Family and Friends Beaver Discovery Hike on Saturday, August 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm
• Family and Friends Subset Hike Campout on Saturday, August 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Town Administrator Update
Next Meeting Dates
Selectmen Reports
Informational
• Housing Choice Community Designation
• Housing Production Plan Safe Harbor Certification through May 7, 2022
• CDBG-CV grant award of $683,100 for microenterprise assistance and food assistance
for local food banks (regional application with Bellingham, Foxborough, Franklin,
Walpole, and Wrentham)
• 4 John Crowder Road Housing Lottery (applications due August 4 at 5 pm)
• Bike to the Beach

SB 7/7

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call. 1. To join online, use this link: a. https://zoom.us/j/94899194640?pwd=TWhCdlFKaThjOVU3MlJyck9ocVgrQT09 b. Enter Password: 399938 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 948 9919 4640 b. Enter the password: 399938 Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm Agenda (Subject to Change) 7:00 PM Call to Order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country Appointments Chief Michelle Guerette requests Board of Selectmen appoint Joseph Sherbertes to the position of police recruit, effective on his start date at the police academy Discussion (potential votes) COVID-19 Status Update/Operations Posted: Town Clerk Action Items Vote to approve FY20 Budget Appropriation Transfers Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve the Software User Agreement with Sensus USA Transfer Station and Recycling Committee request permission to post signs for new curb program Amy Colleran requests the Board of Selectmen vote to sign:  Contracts for municipal trash removal  Contract renewal with Solect for management and maintenance of solar panel systems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Public Safety Building Vote to approve license agreement with ZeLus Beer Company Vote to authorize Town Administrator to sign VFIS Police and Fire 111F Insurance Town Administrator Update Next Meeting Dates Selectmen Reports20200707-agenda_Page_2

Office hours tomorrow 9-10

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Selectman Office Hours this Friday

I hold my Select Board monthly office hours by phone on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, and will be available tomorrow.

Residents are welcome to call about about any town matters.

I can be reached at 508-359-9190.

ATM – 11AM on 6/27/20 at MHS

Get all the detailed information for the 2020 annual town meeting (ATM) from the town website here

atm Town Meeting 2020 Field Layout

atm 2020 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Logistics_KTEDIT

 

https://www.town.medfield.net/1842/2020-Annual-Town-Meeting

 

SB 6/23 revised

Board of Selectmen Meeting - 6.23 REVISED_Page_1

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE Posted in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 39 Section 23A, as amended Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will take place remotely. Members of the public who wish to view or listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call. 1. To join online, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/93643849894?pwd=OUxUR2lESWp5TmN4MjI5MGZZU25EUT09 a. Enter Password: 312718 2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 a. Enter the Webinar ID: 936 4384 9894 b. Enter the password: 312718 Board of Selectmen Revised Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Remote Meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm Agenda (Subject to Change) 7:00 PM Call to Order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of our country Appointments Maurice Goulet to discuss shared road concept Jean Mineo to discuss Medfield State Hospital Chapel lease/potential vote to approve lease MEMO/Russ Hallisey:  Request Discover Medfield Day be September 26, 2020 at Medfield State Hospital  Request Common Victualler license for September 26, 2020 Posted: June 19, 2020 at 5:01 pm  Request banner approval  Request that summer concert series begin in July at the Medfield State Hospital Discussion (potential votes) COVID-19 Status Update/Operations Action Items Chief Carrico requests the Board of Selectmen vote to sign the application for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESF) Interim Town Clerk James Mullen requests the Board of Selectmen to accept the resignation of Lee Alinsky from the Board of Registrars and appoint Donna Young as a Registrar for a threeyear term Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve the Software User Agreement with Sensus USA Maurice Goulet requests Board of Selectmen approve 604B stormwater program grant application and partnership with the Neponset River Watershed Association Joy Ricciuto requests Board of Selectmen vote to sign one-year engagement with Powers and Sullivan for the FY21 Town audit Vote to authorize Town Administrator to sign application to the Massachusetts Shared Streets grant program Sarah Raposa requests the Board of Selectmen approve Medfield Meadows 2020 letter regarding sales prices Authorize Town Administrator to sign letter to DHCD regarding 4 John Crowder Road Authorize Chairman to sign letter to DLS regarding deficit spending related to COVID-19 Vote to accept budget earmark for West Street/Route 27 study and authorize Town Administrator to sign state contract Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget 2020 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant Articles Town Administrator Update Next Meeting Dates June 27, 2020 Annual Town Meeting June 29, 2020 Annual Town Meeting (rain date) Selectmen Reports

Watering ban details

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Public Works

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Water Restriction Elevated to Tier 3

Nonessential water use limited to once a week

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Board of Selectmen, following a recommendation from the Board of Water and Sewerage, announced that Medfield is now subject to a Tier 3 Water Restriction. This restriction goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

A Tier 3 water restriction limits nonessential water use to once per week. Even numbered houses are allowed nonessential water use on Mondays. Odd numbered houses are allowed nonessential water use on Thursdays.

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses that are limited to once per week include but are not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement

Example of an acceptable outdoor water use that is not affected:

  • Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only

Please note that allowed uses, or nonessential water use on the assigned day, is not permitted between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, when evaporation and evapotranspiration are highest.

This water restriction was put into place due to the extended dry spell. In addition, daily water usage has continued to increase, despite the Tier 2 water restriction that limited water use to every other day. The Town’s water pumps are running significantly more hours per day than is typical, increasing the risk of mechanical issues. In addition, water levels in the Town’s storage tanks have declined.

The Town’s Water Rules and Regulations include additional information on water restrictions and can be found at this link. MassDEP maintains a list of all communities with water restrictions in place.

Water uses not subject to mandatory restrictions are those required:

  • For health or safety reasons
  • By regulation
  • For the production of food and fiber
  • For the maintenance of livestock
  • To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

Thank you for adhering to this new water restriction and working together to reduce our water consumption.

Questions about the water restriction can be directed to Director of Public Works Maurice Goulet at 508-906-3002 or mgoulet@medfield.net.

Day per week watering -odd Mondays / even Thursdays

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From: Nicholas Milano <nmilano@medfield.net>
Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 12:21 PM
Subject: Water Restriction
To: Kristine Trierweiler <ktrierweiler@medfield.net>

 

The Board of Water and Sewerage just voted to request the BOS to approve a Tier 3 water restriction, which would limit nonessential outdoor water use to one day per week. 

  • Even numbered houses can water lawns on Mondays
  • Odd numbered houses can water lawns on Thursdays 

Per the by-laws, the Water and Sewer makes the recommendation, but BOS has to approve it.

 

They would like it to go into effect immediately and until further notice. They also asked about communicating it out and would like us to use the Reverse 911 system.

 

This restriction is due to increasing usage (usage has increased each day over the past week) and the extended dry spell.

 

Typical, daily use is 1.5 to 1.75 million gallons per day. We are at around 2.2 million gallons per day and climbing. Even since sending out notices about the odd/even usage restrictions, the total daily usage has continued to climb.

 

The pumps are running 20 hours a day. Typically they would run 14-16 hours a day.

 

In addition, we have a risk of not maintaining enough water in the storage tanks for fire suppression.

 

Thanks,

 

Nick

 

Nicholas J. Milano

Assistant Town Administrator

Town of Medfield

459 Main Street

Medfield, MA 02052

o: 508-906-3009

Water ban to tighten

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The Water & Sewer Board will be asking the Select Board, in an emergency meeting at 3PM this afternoon, to institute a stricter water ban, given the amount of recent water usage.  I think Kris said we will be going from even odd watering to once a week watering.

This resident pleads guilty to being part of the problem – I watered my lawn twice this past week in order to try to keep it from dying.  I had to replace it twice and do not want to have to ever do so again – it was too much work.

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Date:
June 22, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
This meeting will be held remotely on Zoom due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Address:
Medfield, MA 02052