AHT seeks members

affordable-housing

Mike Marcucci, selectman and Chair of the Affordable Housing Trust, mentioned at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night that the Affordable Housing Trust is seeking new members, due to some departures.  Interested residents should contact either Mike or Sarah Raposa.

Toys for elephants

Elephants at the Buttonwood Park Zoo receive new toy from Mass. College of Art student class

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/13/massart-students-create-toys-for-elephants-new-bedford-zoo/EGB79VBrsiZB3TgUjpmpnO/story.html

elephant & toy

Revised BoS agenda for tonight

BoS

CHANGES ARE IN RED –

 

Board of Selectmen

Agenda  May 14, 2019

 

7:00 PM  Call to order

Disclosure of video recording

We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world

 

Appointment

7:05 PM  Medfield Garden Club / discuss request for funding for beautification work   POSTPONED

 

7:20 PM  Jean Mineo / discuss request to approve a year of placemaking activities at MSH

 

Citizen Comment

 

Action Items

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Municipal Police Training Council .02Exemption for Police Chief Michelle Guerette

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse HPP certification letter dated May 14, 2019 for the Medfield Meadows project, 41 Dale Street, which has been approved by the ZBA. The decision will be filed with the Town Clerk on May 10, 2019 (allows for one year of safe harbor, 5/10/19 to 5/9/2020)

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby endorse “2019 Rents” letter for Hillside Village, 80 North Meadows Road, acknowledging that HUD has raised the AMI found in the previously Regulatory Agreement

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse ‘Affordable Fair Housing Marketing Plan for Affordable Units” letter for Hillside Village acknowledging that the AFHMP has been approved by the Town.  The AFHMP has been previously submitted and this confirmation is a formality.

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse eligibility letter regarding MHP Technical Assistance application pertaining to The Rosebay

 

DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign:

Chapter 90 Final Report for Engineering Main Street reimbursement in the amount of $17,100.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Engineering Philip Street in the amount of $90,013.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for North Street Milling in the amount of $10,292.10

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Causeway Resurfacing in the amount of $96,057.31

E.L. Harvey contract through Dec.31, 2019 ($170 per haul; $70/ton Single Stream Recycling, $55/box)

 

Fire Chief Carrico requests the Board of Selectmen vote to sign a contract with ComStar Billing

 

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign License with Charlie Harris for the June 23, 2019 Car Show at the MSH

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Ground Lease Agreement pertaining to the Kingsbury Club installation of solar panels on the property located at 2 Ice House Road.  Town Administrator Trierweiler to speak

 

Troop 10 cordially invites the Selectmen to attend the Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday June 8, 2019 for

Ross P. Johnson and Gabriel Muir Springer

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Eagle Scout Citations for Brian M. Schubert, Nicholas Joseph Iannone III and Isaac Drew Popper.  Eagle Court of Honor will be held Saturday May 18 2 PM at the United Church of Christ

 

David Temple, Co-Chair Historical Commission requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Joseph Opiela and Tracey Hogan as full members and Dennis Ericson as an associate member of the Commission

 

Discussion Items

Advertising at the Transfer Station

 

Pending

Fraud Risk Assessment Policy

 

Licenses and Permits (consent calendar)

Memorial Day Committee respectfully requests a parade permit and a discharge of firearms permit for Monday

May 27, 2019.  Selectmen are cordially invited to participate in the parade and ceremony

 

A one-day wine and malt beverage permit is requested by the American Legion for Monday May 27, 2019

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to grant a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for the Kells Beer Company, Thomas Wilber Manager for May 18 event, Brew Moon Hike at Rocky Woods Reservation

 

Christine McCue, on behalf of the Zullo Gallery requests permission to post signs promoting the annual art festival fundraiser.  This year the event takes place on Friday June 7 and titled “Funk Friday Festival”.  Prior years this event

was held on Saturday

 

Norfolk Hunt Club requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for their May 23 event, “Grounds for Celebration Fundraiser” 6-10PM

 

Town Administrator Update

 

Review Board of Selectmen Action List

 

Selectmen Report

 

Informational

Recognition letter received from the Arbor Day Foundation

Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission

Financial information as of 12/31/18 from Comcast

Received copy of MASS Coastal Railroad’s 2019 operational plan and environmental monitor notice

 

Volunteers & styrofoam both wanted next Saturday

From Barb Myers and Helen Dewey of the Savvy Women’s Alliance –

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Volunteers Needed for Styrofoam Recycling

 

Volunteers are needed to help receive, sort, and pack styrofoam at the Medfield Transfer Station on Saturday, May 18.  Since only clean, white Expanded Polystyrene (#6)  packing blocks and coolers can be accepted for recycling, all foam collected must be inspected before it is packed.   Residents should remove cardboard, glues, tapes, labels, and stickers before bringing foam for recycling.  No take-out food containers are accepted, as guidelines for recycling are strict in order to clean up the process and final product of styrofoam recycling.

 

Please sign up to help at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa623a4f49-styrofoam6 or call Barb Meyer for more information 508-359-9613.

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Note: popped bubble wrap can be recycled in the bins for plastic bags at the Transfer Station  (near the single-stream recycling) and at large-chain grocery stores.  Clean packing peanuts will not be accepted but can be reused at Express Business Center 258A Main St., Medfield, 508-359-7444 or  Postal Center 14 Milliston Rd B, Millis, 508-376-1200.

MFi 2019 Volunteer Awards

 

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Medfield Foundation (MFi) Volunteer Awards 2019

 

By Janet Casey

 

The enthusiasm was palpable at the Medfield Foundation Awards Ceremony honoring this year’s volunteers at the Center at Medfield, on Sunday, March 31.  A common theme of the eleven recipients was that volunteering is its own reward.

 

“I like doing community service because there is no better feeling than helping someone out,” said Sam Joline, a Medfield High School student, and one of the nominees for the Youth Award.

 

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) started the Volunteer Awards in 2008 as a way to recognize people who freely give of their time to help others and make Medfield a better place.  Each honoree receives a $100 donation in their name to their favorite charity. The awards categories are: Youth Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Medfield High School student, Maeve Devlin, was honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year for her leadership role with Best Buddies, a club that matches high school students up with students with disabilities.  “Disabilities do not define them,” said Maeve, who has volunteered at the Special Olympics since first grade.

 

Other Medfield High School nominees for Youth Volunteer of the Year include Hannah Rogan for her efforts with Miss Amazing as a buddy, dance workshop helper and now Co-Director.  Morgan Caro found her calling in helping at Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI), a nonprofit that breeds, raises, and trains service dogs for disabled members of the community.  She is looking forward to working with some new puppies. Sam Joline was nominated for his volunteer work at the Medfield After School Program (MAP) and at New Life Furniture Exchange in Millis.

 

The Volunteer of the Year Award went to Pat Casey for his 17 years on the Economic Development Committee, and for his work on the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee, where he was a “conciliator and collaborator” in producing a 210-page report using his “data analytic” expertise.  The committee met every two weeks for four years.

 

Other Volunteer of the Year nominees include Dick Judge, whose passion is restoring Medfield’s 300-year-old Kingsbury Grist Mill.  “The grist mill represents to me a Currier & Ives view of Medfield,” said Dick, who is always looking for people to donate their time, materials and/or money to continue the mill’s restoration.  Another nominee, Michele Feinsilver Hoye, is all about gardening, whether as president of the Garden Club, teaching through her native shade garden at the back of the Medfield Public Library or as one of four administrators of the newly formed Peak House Heritage Center.  Michele helped restore the Peak House gardens with plants that were around during the time of the early settlers. Nominee Liz Sandeman is passionate about New England Donor Services. “Twenty-two people die every day on the waiting list,” said Liz, who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness.  “My sister was one of them, she was 54.” She explained that you can register as an organ and tissue donor with any condition. A busy mother of five, nominee Michelle Barrett is a driving force in the Medfield schools and community, as a past MCPE president, past president of New ‘n Towne, St. Edward’s Church faith formation classes, girls’ lacrosse coach and on just about every school event.  Michele said she volunteers so the teachers and nurses can do their jobs.

 

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Steve Nolan and Marie Zack Nolan, who have been volunteering in Medfield for more than 30 years, on just about every town committee.  Marie led the Medfield Energy Committee to reduce Medfield’s municipal buildings’ energy use. Through her efforts, the town’s energy cost was reduced from $1.2 million in 2008 to $670,000 in 2017, a 44-percent reduction.

 

Steve used his legal expertise, calm and sense of humor to aid in the development of the 17 Affordable Homes at Allendale when the state was holding up progress.  His work on the Medfield State Hospital property earned him Citizen Planner of the Year from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association. He was also instrumental in the planning that led to a thriving, downtown Medfield.  “The strength of the town is in its volunteers,” said Steve, who finds volunteering rewarding, enriching and social.

 

The recipients were presented certificates from State Senator Paul Feeney, State Representative Denise Garlick, State Representative Shawn Dooley and Medfield Selectman Gus Murby.  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III sent certificates.

 

 

3M documents show company hid PFAS dangers

From my daily e-newsletter from the American Association for Justice (attorneys representing injured people) –

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Civil Justice System

Internal 3M documents show company hid PFAS dangers for decades.

The Detroit Free Press (5/9, Matheny, 1.52M) reports that in a “scathing resignation letter,” a former 3M environmental specialist “accused company officials of being ‘unethical’ and more ‘concerned with markets, legal defensibility and image over environmental safety’ when it came to PFAS.” In a 1999 resignation letter, Richard Burdy called PFOS, one of 3M’s chief PFAS products, “the most insidious pollutant since PCB.” Purdy said, “It is probably more damaging than PCB because it does not degrade, whereas PCB does; it is more toxic to wildlife,” adding, “I have worked within the system to learn more about this chemical and to make the company aware of the dangers associated with its continued use…but I have continually met roadblocks, delays, and indecision. For weeks on end, I have received assurances that my samples would be analyzed soon – never to see results. There are always excuses and little is accomplished.” The Detroit Free Press says that the letter “is just one of a large cache of internal 3M memos and documents obtained by the Free Press through public records law from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.”

 

EPA EXPLAINS WHAT PFAS ARE

BoS 5/14

See the backup materials here http://www.town.medfield.net/663/Agenda-Packets

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD

POSTED:

 

 

                           

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

 

PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME
Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Tuesday May 14, 2019 @ 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 in the Middle East and around the world

 

Appointment

7:05 PM  Medfield Garden Club / discuss request for funding for beautification work

 

7:20 PM  Jean Mineo / discuss request to approve a year of placemaking activities at MSH

 

Citizen Comment

 

Action Items

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Municipal Police Training Council .02Exemption for Police Chief Guerette

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse HPP certification letter dated May 14, 2019 for the Medfield Meadows project, 41 Dale Street, which has been approved by the ZBA. The decision will be filed with the Town Clerk on May 10, 2019 (allows for one year of safe harbor, 5/10/19 to 5/9/2020)

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby endorse “2019 Rents” letter for Hillside Village, 80 North Meadows Road, acknowledging that HUD has raised the AMI found in the previously Regulatory Agreement

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse ‘Affordable Fair Housing Marketing Plan for Affordable Units” letter for Hillside Village acknowledging that the AFHMP has been approved by the Town.  The AFHMP has been previously submitted and this confirmation is a formality.

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to authorize Chairman Murby to endorse eligibility letter regarding MHP Technical Assistance application pertaining to The Rosebay

 

DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign:

Chapter 90 Final Report for Engineering Main Street reimbursement in the amount of $17,100.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Engineering Philip Street in the amount of $90,013.00

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for North Street Milling in the amount of $10,292.10

State Aid Reimbursable Programs, Final Report for Causeway Resurfacing in the amount of $96,057.31

** E. L. Harvey contract (Maurice will deliver) **

 

Board of Selectmen are requested to vote to sign License with Charlie Harris for the June 23, 2019 Car Show at the MSH

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Ground Lease Agreement pertaining to the Kingsbury Club installation of solar panels on the property located at 2 Ice House Road.  Town Administrator Trierweiler to speak

 

Troop 10 cordially invites the Selectmen to attend the Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday June 8, 2019 for

Ross P. Johnson and Gabriel Muir Springer

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to sign Eagle Scout Citations for Brian M. Schubert, Nicholas Joseph Iannone III and Isaac Drew Popper.  Eagle Court of Honor will be held Saturday May 18 2 PM at the United Church of Christ

 

Discussion Items

Advertising at the Transfer Station

 

Pending

Fraud Risk Assessment Policy

 

Licenses and Permits (consent calendar)

Memorial Day Committee respectfully requests a parade permit and a discharge of firearms permit for Monday

May 27, 2019.  Selectmen are cordially invited to participate in the parade and ceremony

 

A one-day wine and malt beverage permit is requested by the American Legion for Monday May 27, 2019

 

Selectmen are requested to vote to grant a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for the Kells Beer Company, Thomas Wilber Manager for May 18 event, Brew Moon Hike at Rocky Woods Reservation

 

Christine McCue, on behalf of the Zullo Gallery requests permission to post signs promoting the annual art festival fundraiser.  This year the event takes place on Friday June 7 and titled “Funk Friday Festival”.  Prior years this event

was held on Saturday

 

Norfolk Hunt Club requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for their May 23 event, “Grounds for Celebration Fundraiser” 6-10PM

 

Town Administrator Update

 

Review Board of Selectmen Action List

 

Selectmen Report

 

Informational

Recognition letter received from the Arbor Day Foundation

Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission

Financial information as of 12/31/18 from Comcast

Received copy of MASS Coastal Railroad’s 2019 operational plan and environmental monitor notice