Survey for Medfield Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP)

From Mary McCarthy, Chair of the Conservation Commission –

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This is for anyone who may have missed the other invites to complete the survey for whatever reason. Sorry if you have seen this already!


Friends and Neighbors,

If you attended the Town Wide Master Plan Public Participation Forum/Visioning on Sunday October 20, you know that the availability of Open Space is one of the most highly valued features of living in Medfield.

The Medfield Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) Committee, in collaboration with the Medfield Conservation Commission and Parks and Recreation, is putting the finishing touches on its updated OSRP. (A state approved OSRP is necessary for the town to be eligible to receive certain state funding.) A final step in this process is completion of a survey by residents on use of Open Space in town.

Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey located here:

Thank you for your participation!

Best regards,



Mary McCarthy

Medfield Conservation Commission

Town Wide Master Planning Committee

Arrowstreet is the top rated architect for the new Dale Street School

Deborah B. Goldberg James A. MacDonald John K. McCarthy Chairman, State Treasurer Chief Executive Officer Executive Director / Deputy CEO 40 Broad Street, Suite 500 ● Boston, MA 02109 ● Phone: 617-720-4466 ● November 6, 2019 Mr. Gus Murby, Chair Board of Selectmen Medfield Board of Selectmen 59 Main Street Medfield, MA 02052 RE: Designer Selection Dale Street Elementary School MSBA ID: 201701750005 Dear Mr. Murby: On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the Massachusetts School Building Authority Designer Selection Panel ("DSP") interviewed the finalists for the above-referenced project. The following individuals represented the Town of Medfield on the DSP: • Jeffrey Marsden, Superintendent of Schools, Medfield Public Schools • Leo Brehm, Medfield School Building Committee/School Committee Member Liaison • Mike Quinlan, Medfield Building Committee Chair In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 7C, Sections 44 through 58, and the MSBA Designer Selection Procedures, the DSP voted unanimously to rank the finalists, in order of qualifications, as follows for the subject project: 1. Arrowstreet Inc. 2. CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. 3. Raymond Design Associates, Inc. The DSP determined that Arrowstreet Inc. possesses the requisite skills and experience for this project, particularly in light of their extensive experience in the design and construction of schools in Massachusetts. The Town of Medfield should now take the appropriate local steps necessary to award the contract for designer services to the first-ranked firm and authorize fee and contract negotiations. Please know that the Town of Medfield must use the MSBA's standard contract for designer services, a copy of which can be downloaded from our website, Designer Selection Panel Finalist Interview Results Letter Dale Street Elementary School, Medfield, MA November 6, 2019 Page 2 of 2 Before beginning the contract and fee negotiations, however, and in order to remain eligible for the reimbursement of a portion of the designer services fee, please have your Owner's Project Manager contact the MSBA Project Manager for this project, Anthony Proia, to discuss the MSBA's guidelines. Upon completion of contract and fee negotiations with the first-ranked firm, please forward a copy of the fully executed contract to Kathryn DeCristofaro, Capital Program Manager, at the MSBA. Sincerely, Karl Brown, AIA Design Director cc: Legislative Delegation Kristine Trierweiler, Medfield Town Administrator Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke, Chair, Medfield School Committee Mike Quinlan, Chair, Medfield Building Committee Dr. Jeffery Marsden, Superintendent of Schools, Medfield Public Schools Michael LaFrancesca, Director of Finance and Operations, Medfield Public Schools Leo Brehm, Medfield School Building Committee/School Committee Member Liaison Laurence Spang, Arrowstreet Inc. Paul Viccica, CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. Gene S. Raymond, Raymond Design Associates, Inc.James LaPosta, JCJ Architecture, P.C. Lynn Stapleton, Owner’s Project Manager, Leftfield, LLC Anthony Proia, MSBA Project Manager File 4.3 Feasibility Study; 10.2 Letters20191106-MSBA-ltr from-11.6.19 Medfield (Dale St ES) Interview Results Letter_Page_2

Reasons for 29% decline of birds


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Habitat Loss:
The Biggest
Cause of
Bird Declines

Western Meadowlark by Brian Sullivan

If you were alive in 1970, 29% of breeding birds in the U.S. and Canada have disappeared within your lifetime. These data signal an urgent need to repair the very fabric of our ecosystems — and bring birds back.

Habitat loss and degradation are the biggest reasons for the rapid and staggering loss of birds across the continent. What are other leading causes of bird deaths because of humans? Every year, more than 2.6 billion birds are estimated to be killed by cats, and up to 1 billion birds are killed by window strikes in the U.S. and Canada alone.

Birds need urgent help, and everyone can do their part. At the Cornell Lab, we work daily to advance solutions, from engaging people in their own backyards to generating the scientific information needed to inform decisions and actions that protect birds and habitats across the hemisphere.

Angel Run Early-Bird Registration Ends November 8th

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Greetings Angel Run Friends,

Join us for the 14th running (or walking) of the Angel Run on Sunday, December 8 at 12:30pm.

Early registration ends on Friday, November 8th so register now for $25.00 per person and receive your commemorative shirt.  You can still register online after November 8th, however the price goes up to $30.00 per person and you will not receive a shirt.


The Angel Run course is a USATF certified 5K. The Angel Run uses chip timing to ensure accurate results for all participants. The race begins and ends at Medfield High School.  There will be a special separate starting corral for competitive runners. You decide if you should belong to that group, be sure to note this on your registration.

We hope to see you there (with bells on)!Cheers,

The MFi Angel Run Team

Mosquitos are gone


From: Marsden, Jeffrey <>
Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM
Subject: Message from the Superintendent-Important EEE Information
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Dear Parents,

I have received confirmation from the Norfolk County Mosquito Control that we had a hard frost last night that would have killed any remaining mosquitoes in our area. The risk is now “minimal” and the curfew for outside school and town activities has now ended.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience over the past two months.


Jeff Marsden


Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D


Medfield Public Schools


Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJMarsden

#medfieldps  #medfieldpln



Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D


Medfield Public Schools


Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJMarsden

#medfieldps  #medfieldpln

BoS 11/5/19

Email from Kristine Trierweiler on Friday –


Link to the agenda packet:

Just a few updates:

  1. I have not received any reports of any incidents last evening……..other than the warm weather was great!
  2. Nick has been updating the website to allow online requests for a block party, sandwich board signs, one-day beer/wine permits, etc. It will allow us to better track permits issued by the BOS. We are not live yet but should be ready next week.
  3. Negotiating with film company for a new streaming movie for MSH. 9 days of filming. The campus can remain open and the buses can remain on-site as well.
  4. The warrant has been sent to the printer and we expect it back on Thurs. Nov. 8, and we will mail that day to all households.
  5. This week we had our first project meeting for the new Reverse 911system called CivicReady. We are working on a timeline for the official launch. We have our current company in place until Dec 31st so that we can have a seamless transition.
  6. Margaret Stolfa is working on our response letter to DCAMM regarding the roadway access extension. She should have it to me over the weekend and I will share a draft ahead of the meeting on Tuesday.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 5 BOS Meeting

Nov 6 Capital Budget Committee

Nov 18 STM

Dec 3 BOS Meeting/Tax Classification Hearing/Budget Kick Off

Kristine Trierweiler

Town Administrator
Town of Medfield

459 Main Street


MEETING I POSTED: TOWN CLERK TOWN OF MEDFIELD NOTICE "' "·· . _ .. , .(~EOFlEL'3. t1ASS ' ~...; "f";< l'lt. - POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 8Jt~:fif}fiDl'J ~U:s2:MENDED. n.:-r:'r~,:: u~F THE .;1 l 1~~- Board of Selectmen TOWH CLE~t Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Tuesday November 5, 2019@ 7:00PM 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Appointment 7:00PM Public Hearing-- Kingsbury Club Medfield; Alteration of Licensed Premises Request liquor license to include service to new building Board of Water and Sewerage; discussion of water/sewer infrastructure at MSH and Town wide Action Item Request to sign Lease Agreement with Quarry Road resident regarding walkway Selectmen are requested to authorize Town Administrator to sign license agreement for filming project atMSH Request from John Thompson to approve expenditure ofMSH Revolving Funds for repair of building roofs atMSH Selectmen are requested to vote to appoint Highway Supervisor Bob Kennedy to the Norfolk County Advisory Board Request to issue Cell Tower RFP for Mount Nebo/MSH Water Tower Request to sign Rail Trail Lease Medfield Historic District Commission requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Cheryl O'Malley as Associate Member for one year Selectmen are invited to attend the Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 10 Scouts Alexander B. Fedak and William Michael Maritan that will take place Saturday November 30, 2019 at the United Church of Christ, at 1 :00 PM Discussion Discuss and potentially vote to sign letter in response to DCAMM's request for an extension for roadway easement access at MSH Pending Cultural Council requests $1,000 from Board of Selectmen Economic Improvement Fund for the Holiday Stroll art installation at the Town House Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) Bill Pope, Zullo Gallery Director requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for Saturday November 9 from 5-10 PM for music performance by the band The-- Cetft I Y'~ Church ofthe Advent requests permission to post signs announcing their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 16, 2019. Signs in place November 2 -16, 2019 Medfield Music Association requests permission to post signs November 25 to December 10 announcing 5pCLfJhe:tWwL£1tvS~cv~cvfeMJ Wi.ntev fv~on Tuesday December 10,2019. Also requesting permission to post signs April1-14, 2020 promoting Med.fl,e.«Ltl~Schocl; JCVf/!1 N~to take place Tuesday April14, 2020 Town Administrator Update Review Board of Selectmen Action List Selectmen Report Informational Copies of Board of Appeals decisions nos. 13 72 and 13 7 4 Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission .-.. c:.....: ~·-- ::z: c:> .r_:: )> -.. N o- ...,.. . . .i ::t: ;--· me c.-:r-;' ~< rnrr rc- ? j; Cf> q;


OFFICE HOURS 11/8, not tomorrow

Do not come tomorrow, come a week from tomorrow.

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My monthly select board office hours (usually the first Friday of the month from 9-10 AM at The Center) will be postponed from this coming Friday, November 1, to Friday, November 8, due to a professional conflict.

The office hours on 11/8 will run from 9-10 AM at The Center.