Category Archives: Town Services

Drop Box moved

Email from Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler about an improvement at the Town House. Making town services better all the time. Thanks to Georgia Colivas, Moe Goulet, and Bobby Kennedy, Jr.!

With the increase of people using the drop box at the town hall, Georgia worked with Bobby and Moe to move the box so that people can now drive up to use the box. This is not only more convenient, handicapped accessible and overall a much safer option.

We are now working on an additional “walk up” box for the front of town hall where we see more walking traffic.

Great teamwork! 

Melissa Coughlin, RN & BOH member on Medfield services related to COVID-19

Read Melissa Coughlin’s full Medfield Patch article here https://patch.com/massachusetts/medfield/help-covid-19-relief-medfield-residents

Melissa is both a nurse at a downtown hospital and a member of the Town of Medfield’s Board of Health. The Board of Health has been providing our town historically unprecedented, diligent services this past year because of COVID-19.

Election Ballots Accepted Here

Ballots Accepted Here

This email this afternoon from Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler –

“We have received numerous inquiries today about dropping off absentee ballots and/or ballot applications at the Town Hall. Anyone who would like to drop it off with us directly may do so using the Green Drop- Box in the rear of Town Hall. The box underwent a makeover recently and is ready for a busy fall! “

Town House office hours

Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler and other town employees are moving their office functions outside, to encourage resident interaction and use of the town services.  This afternoon Kris (left) and Kathy VandenBoom, Director of Human Resources, were holding court in front of the Town House front entrance.

20200812_Kristine Trierweiler office hours

During my visit, I waited in line behind Matt McCormack and his son, and then this user dropped off his vote by mail request in the USPS mail box on the table, went inside to sign the Town Clerk’s warrant for the upcoming primary election, to sign the weekly town spending warrants, and to pick up the Medfield Foundation’s mail.

Kris posts on Twitter when the outside office is available – it has recently been several times a week.  Look for them out front.

Town tables, and my first ice coffee of the summer

 

Let me know if I missed any tables – I thought we bought more than these.

Medfield Small Business Survey

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The Town of Medfield is committed to helping local businesses through this unprecedented challenge but we need your input on how we can be of assistance. It has been remarkable seeing how adaptive local business has been. Please use THIS GOOGLE FORM so we can identify and support the needs of our business community.

Additionally, please update our Medfield Open For Business Google Doc with details of your offerings as well. We have enabled comments/suggestions feature on this document. We are encouraging both business owners/managers and customers to alert us of a change by adding a comment or suggestion to this document.
Sign up for COVID-19 alerts from the Town of Medfield HERE
Economic Development Updates are HERE
Housing related updates are HERE
All the best,
Sarah
Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027

sraposa@medfield.net  

Transfer Station closed on Easter

Transfer Station sign - Copy

Public Works

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Medfield Transfer Station will be CLOSED SUNDAY April 12, 2020

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Thanks to the DPW workers

for adding Sunday openings of the Transfer Station to their work week.  One can only assume that the extra work time must make for a long week and be tiring for them.

An appreciation of our town employees

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An appreciation for a job well done

I have been thinking this morning about the Town of Medfield employees who provide we residents with the services that allow our lives to continue with as much semblance of normalcy as possible at all times, but most especially in these truly unsettling circumstances we are currently experiencing. Our water goes on, public safety continues to serve us, the Transfer Station even added Sunday openings, and all the town government systems continue to function, if behind a digital curtain, all so that we residents can continue our lives.

The town employees are providing essential services, so while they likely share the same unease that envelopes us all, they continue to work their jobs.  I wanted to publicly share with the Town of Medfield employees my sincere appreciation for their efforts  and to thank them.

I am extremely appreciative of what all the town employees are doing now, working under difficult circumstances – I want to let them all know just how much this one resident, one who tries hard to observe closely the functioning of the town government so as to understand it as well as possible, truly appreciates what our team of town employees are accomplishing for we residents.

Medfield Board of Health recommendations

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD
BOARD OF HEALTH
TOWN HOUSE, 459 MAIN STREET
MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 02052-0315
(508) 906-3006 (phone)

To: Town of Medfield
From: Medfield Board of Health

Date: March 18, 2020

Re: Playdate Guidance for Medfield Families

The Medfield Board of Health today issued tangible recommendations to help Medfield families better navigate the social distancing strategies advocated by Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With schools and childcare services closed, many parents may be struggling to cope with children at home. Working from home with children present can be challenging, especially when they are younger.

It is important to remember that playdates put people in your family and community at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The best way to protect vulnerable members of your family and your community is to not have playdates; however, for some families, it may not be feasible to completely eliminate them.

If you must have playdates, there are strategies you can use to greatly reduce transmission risk:

  • Have fewer playdates
  • Locate playdates outside and minimize shared equipment
    • Good options: going for hikes, riding bicycles or scooters
    • Activities to avoid: playing on communal play structures or sandboxes.
  • Include as few participants as possible (see recommendation below regarding ‘monogamy’)
  • Encourage your children to play in a way that maintains social distance.
  • Have children wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water after the playdate.

Consider Playdate Monogamy

Consider a “monogamous” playdate relationship. If, because of your work or family situation, you must have your children participate in some playdates, consider partnering exclusively with another family, and sticking with them throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Pick a family that is in a similar situation and is also serious about social distancing. If the adults in both families are consistently practicing social distancing, and their children are only playing with children of one other family, that is much better for slowing down the spread of COVID-19 in our community than a situation where children are playing with children from different families each day.

Please see the enclosed Washington Post article
(https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/03/14/parenting-tips-coronavirus/) which contains very good recommendations. This article emphasizes the importance of establishing a routine with your children. It also provides several resource links for homeschool resources, working from home with kids, and screen time strategies.

Guidance and information regarding COVID-19 is being updated frequently. We recommend the following resources:

 

Medfield Board of Health
Carol Read, Chair
Stephen Resch
Melissa Coughlin
Holly Rand

Monday repairs to the Hawthorne Booster Station

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From Kristine Trierweiler –

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On Monday, March 23, the Medfield Water Department will be conducting necessary, planned, repairs to the Hawthorne Booster Station.  This will work will begin at 8:00 am and should only last a few hours.  During this time, your neighborhood may notice a decrease in water pressure.  If you have any questions, please contact the Water Department at 508-906-3004 or email Tracey Klenk at tklenk@medfield.net.

Below is a list of the streets that may be affected:

  • Alcott Way
  • Boyden Road
  • Chestnut Lane
  • Derby Lane
  • Hawthorne Drive
  • Martingale Lane
  • Minuteman Road
  • Overfield Drive
  • Pederzini Drive
  • Pine Street (part)
  • Quail Run
  • Quarry Road
  • Snow Hill Lane
  • Steeplechase Drive
  • Sturbridge Road
  • Vine Brook Road
  • Walden Court

Thank you,

Kristine Trierweiler

Town Administrator

ktrierweiler@medfield.net

508-906-3011