Category Archives: Selectmen matters

SB 3/31

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                TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED:

 

 

 

           MEETING                              TOWN CLERK
             NOTICE  
POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED.
  Board of Selectmen  

 

 
Town Hall is closed to the public due to COVID-19. Members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so by joining via the web, or a conference call.

To join via the web, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/565941154?pwd=WVEvUjl4VFFLRXRtL3VOSUtDOFk2Zz09 and enter password: 483957

Or

1.       Dial: +1 929 436 2866 pr +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592

2.       Enter the Meeting ID:  565 941 154

3.       If asked, enter password: 483957

 

Remote Meeting Tuesday March 31, 2020 @ 7:00PM

 

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

Evan Weisenfeld, Abby Marble, Kathy Thompson, Georgia Colivas

Discussion of community funds available to residents including but not limited to the Medfield Foundation, Medfield Food Cupboard, Covid-19 Relief Fund, and the HOME committee

 

Jay Duncan, Townwide Master Plan Committee

Townwide Master Plan Update

 

Discussion (potential votes)

Board of Selectmen to discuss small business resources and the use of the Economic Vitality Fund

 

Board of Selectmen to discuss Town of Medfield Bill Collection with Treasurer/Collector Georgia Colivas

 

 

Action Items

Sarah Raposa, Town Planner requests the BOS sign the following:

  • Medfield Meadows Regulatory Agreements
  • Housing Choice MoU for ADA planning

 

BOS are requested to vote to approve health insurance renewal and authorize Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler to sign renewals

BOS are requested to vote to approve renewal for workers compensation insurance and property/general liability insurance and authorize Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler to sign renewals

BOS are requested to vote to approve letter with T-Mobile regarding Mt. Nebo Water Tower lease negotiations.

 

 

FY2021 Budget

Annual/Capital Budget

Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles

 

 

Town Administrator Update

 

Next Meeting Dates

 

Selectmen Reports

 

 

Opps

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The annual town meeting (ATM) was re-scheduled by the Select Board this afternoon to June 15, not “TBD,” as I stated earlier, however, recognizing that the situation is fluid and it may be required to be changed again.

Thank you Chris McCue Potts for noting my error and letting me know so people have the right information.

Emergency SB meeting today

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The Select Board held an emergency meeting this afternoon at 1:00 PM via an on-line remote meeting service provided by Zoom.com.

The purpose of the meeting was to consider whether to postpone the town election that was scheduled for this coming Monday, March 30, given the virus issues.  After consideration that the town has only a small number of absentee ballots available (planning was done for a typical town election with no contested seats), and that we wanted to be sure that all that wanted to vote absentee could do so, the decision was made to postpone the election to May 4, a date when residents were already aware that another town event was scheduled to take place – the annual town meeting (ATM) was scheduled to take place that evening.  However, today, the ATM was also postponed to June 15.

The SB also voted to make the primary place for posting notices of any future meetings of town bodies to be the town web site, with the bulletin board on the back of the Town House as the physical back up site.  The bulletin board had been the primary site. Where the employees may be posting the notices remotely, look to the web site as the first place for that future meeting information.

Today’s SB meeting was open to the public, and about half a dozen residents attended, with Martha Festa getting the prize for the best backdrop – a beach scene complete with breaking waves and palm trees blowing in a breeze.

The public was able to ask questions, and did.  A recording of the meeting will be posted on You Tube.

Select Board members next meet Monday, March 30 by attending the virtual Warrant Committee meeting, and the next regularly scheduled SB meeting is the next evening on Tuesday, March 31 (also a virtual meeting).  Both are at 7 PM.

SB tonight – 3 ways to watch, 1 way to participate

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The Board of Selectmen 3/17 meeting will be televised by Medfield TV.

 

It will be streamed on the Medfield TV YouTube page:  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGvbXwZfpeIazcSi1myVsg  

 

It will also be streamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/medfieldtv/ 

 

Members of the public who wish to comment or ask questions about the topics below may do so by submitting a comment on the stream of the meeting at: 

https://www.facebook.com/medfieldtv/ 

Virus update – closures

March 15, 2020

Town House Closing to Public

The Town House will be closing to the public effective Monday, March 16. Other town facilities have already closed to the public.… Read on

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD

Office of BOARD OF SELECTMEN
TOWN HOUSE, 459 MAIN STREET
MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 02052-0315

Kristine Trierweiler
Town Administrator
(508) 906-3011 (phone)
(508) 359-6182 (fax)

To: Town of Medfield
From: Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator
Medfield Board of Selectmen

Date: March 15, 2020

Re: Town of Medfield’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #3

The Town of Medfield today announced that the Medfield Town House (508-906-3012) will be closed to the public, effective Monday, March 16, 2020. In addition to the Town House, the following Town facilities have been closed to the public:

● Medfield Public Schools – closed Friday, March 13 (508-359-2302)
● The CENTER at Medfield – closed Thursday, March 12 (508-359-3665)
● The Medfield Public Library – closed Friday March, 13 (508-359-4544)
● The Pfaff Center – closed Friday, March 13 (508-359-2715)
● The Department of Public Works Town Garage – (508-906-3003)

Police and Fire will remain open to respond to public safety related matters as they arise.
Emergency dispatch has included enhanced screenings to further diagnose any calls with
infectious diseases.

Although Town buildings will be closed to the public, staff will continue to work. Residents seeking services or having questions may contact Town departments directly. Many Town services can be provided over e-mail, by phone, or by mail. Residents are also able to use the Town website for many services: https://www.town.medfield.net/.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Board of Selectmen’s office by phone at 508-906-3012 or by e-mail to Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler at ktrierweiler@medfield.net.

Town officials would like to thank the public for their understanding during this challenging time for our community. The situation involving COVID-19 continues to evolve and Town officials remain in close contact with state officials, the Board of Health, and the Town’s Emergency Management Director to share information and guidance. These building closings are intended to help employees and the public practice social distancing, a tactic aimed at helping stop the spread of COVID-19. At this time, there remains no indication of community spread of coronavirus in Medfield.
The Town website will be the best place to stay up to date on local information and we created a page dedicated to COVID-19 information:

https://www.town.medfield.net/1860/CoronavirusInfo-COVID-19

The Town recently converted to a new emergency notifications application (CivicReady). Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, we moved up the roll-out of this new service. Residents can create an account to receive alerts and notifications here:
https://www.town.medfield.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=183

Any residents who are having issues with signing up can contact Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator, at nmilano@medfield.net or by phone at 508-906-3009.

SB 3/17

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Coronavirus resources

An Massachusetts Municipal Association email worth sharing with information worth knowing.  There is also good information at the suggested websites –

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Coronavirus resources for local government leaders

 

Governments, agencies and communities around the globe are currently responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China in December.

 

The virus is named “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes is “coronavirus disease 2019,” commonly known as COVID-19.

 

Because communities and municipal leaders are often on the front lines in emergency situations, the following are some helpful resources to inform local leaders and help them respond.

Examples of local outreach, preparedness and response

Additional information

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that the risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low.

 

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the DPH has:

  • Established an Incident Command Structure to facilitate regular dissemination of information from federal and state partners to statewide stakeholders
  • Launched a new website that provides up-to-date information on the status of novel coronavirus for all residents (www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus)
  • Developed and disseminated clinical advisories to all Massachusetts health care providers and issued guidance to hospitals, health systems and Emergency Medical Services
  • Scheduled calls with other key health care partners including local boards of health

On Feb. 28, the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory received approval to begin testing patients for COVID-19, in accordance with guidance from the U.S. CDC. Only those who are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have recently traveled to China or have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should be tested, according to the DPH.

 

Those who have traveled to affected areas within the past 21 days are advised to contact their local board of health or health department. Those who have recently traveled to affected areas and are experiencing lower respiratory illness symptoms, such as, but not limited to, fever, cough, and shortness of breath, are advised to also contact their health care provider immediately.

 

Clinicians who have patients they think may have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should contact the DPH via the 24/7 EPI line (617-983-6800).

 

Individuals who are in voluntary self-quarantine continue to be monitored by their local boards of health.

 

Currently, there is no vaccine available to prevent COVID-19 and no medication available to treat the disease. Treatment is supportive care and relief of symptoms.

 

Local officials are encouraged to remind residents and businesses of the following best practices to avoid exposure to the virus:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
  • Using alcohol-based hand rubs and gels.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid sharing food utensils, containers and other personal items.

Those who have any cold or flu symptoms can help others by:

  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneezes.
  • Wearing a mask if you leave home and have a cough.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and this information may change as updates are available from the DPH and U.S. CDC.