Category Archives: Town Services

Town FB page

Assistant Town Administrator, Nicholas Milano, has created a Facebook page  for the Town of Medfield – https://facebook.com/townofmedfield

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Annual Reports on-line

Town’s Annual Reports are on-line

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Hi Kristine,

I heard the digitization of town annual reports came up in the last selectman’s meeting, and I wanted to let you know that the library digitized all of the reports that we had a while back through the State Library commonwealth digitization project. Here’s the link: https://archives.lib.state.ma.us/handle/2452/427813  and you’re welcome to throw that up on the town website.

Thanks,

Pam

Pamela Gardner

Library Director

 

Nicholas Miliano, Assistant Town Administrator

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Good article by Mike Gleason on Nick in the Medfield Press

https://medfield.wickedlocal.com/news/20190829/milano-is-medfields-new-assistant-town-administrator

It was nice to meet Nick at the Select Board meeting last night.

Your tax bill

The Division of Local Services (DLS) of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue sends me emails with lots of data.  I was especially interested to see our colleagues in pain on the attached chart of what towns pay for property taxes.  Look at it on-line here

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This lists the towns paying the ten highest and lowest property taxes – we must be just off the high list:

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This was that same list from last year (which makes me wonder what sources of revenue Concord and Sudbury found to be able to lower their taxes):

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Town House Phone System

Email from Kristine Trierweiler yesterday afternoon –

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Phone system went down earlier today. IT dept has been working and it was determined a piece of Verizon equipment in the Town House has failed. Verizon will be on site at 8 AM Tuesday to try and resolve the issue. 

Kristine Trierweiler

Assistant Town Administrator
Town of Medfield

Mike Sullivan retiring in January

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Michael Sullivan announced at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday that he will be retiring in January, 2019.  Mike will have served as the Town Administrator for 44 years, and he has been the longest serving town administrator in the state for almost the last ten years.  Prior to Mike being hired, the Medfield employed an executive secretary, so Mike is also the town’s one and only town administrator to date.

This selectman has asked Mike to write down all he knows about the town (and maybe its residents), as he has a huge institutional memory of what happened and why, all in his head.

Mike was educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and he has a tremendous understanding of and facility with the town finances and budgets.  I have come to think that he can almost run the  budget process off the cuff, especially where he has done it so many times and has seen so many things in those four decades of being in charge of our town.

Mental health referral service

The William James Interface Referral Service

The School Department and the town signed up with The William James Interface Referral Service, which is a mental health referral service for any resident.  Interface phones are answered by mental health professionals, and they match callers with appropriate clinical staff.  Interface does the legwork, and makes referrals based on the variables. The service became available for Medfield residents November 1.  See the Interface website for other resources – William James Interface Referral Service
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