What follows are three separate lists of tasks the Medfield town government should be working on.
The first page is my 4/29/16 list of Town ToDo’s from this spring, that combined Richard DeSorgher’s list of things not finished when he left office with my own items, but rather than just itemize things this time, I assigned them to the parties that I thought should be responsible for seeing that those things got done. I assigned that responsibility this time because I noticed that past lists went undone because no one had taken responsibility for getting the things done. Then during the summer I went through and circled and highlighted for my selectmen colleagues and Mike all the things that I thought had still not been addressed sufficiently – I did that either in conjunction with pushing to get the selectmen’s annual calendar filled out more robustly and/or seeking to have the regular annual discussion of the selectmen annual goals.
After my two sheets come the annual goals of the Board of Selectmen that were worked out during the summer a year ago, and those are followed by the goals of the town administrator that were done just after the selectmen did our goals. Unfortunately the selectmen and town administrator did not yet go through that exercise of writing down our goals this year.
As one sage commentator noted to me, in the future we should better prioritize tasks, since some are small easily accomplished things, while others are major undertakings that need lots more attention.