BoS minutes for 6/6/17


Meeting Minutes June 6, 2017 Chenery Meeting Room draft PRESENT: Selectmen Peterson, Marcucci, Murby; Town Administrator Sullivan; Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Town Counsel Cerel; Administrative Assistant Clarke Chairman Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. He announced this meeting is being recorded and called for a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world. EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATE Ian Gipson is present to describe his proposed Eagle Scout project and request the Selectmen's approval. He plans to build and install three map signs at the state hospital site. The purpose of the map will be used to guide visitors as they navigate their way around the area. The signs will contain a small amount of information about each building and its history. Ian hopes that this will be very interesting for the visitors as they will learn what each building was used for when the hospital was in operation. Ian has had conversation with John Thompson who has endorsed the project and will assist in finalizing locations to place the signs. Ian will also talk with area businesses to seek donation of materials for the project and expects to complete the project this summer. The Selectmen agreed Ian gave a good presentation. VOTE: On a motion made by Selectman Marcucci seconded by Selectman Murby it was voted unanimously to support and authorize the Eagle Scout project as described by candidate Ian Gipson DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Maurice Goulet presented to the Board an update on roadway projects: Philip Street bridge, the engineer's design is 25% complete and reiterated that this is a state reimbursement project. Metacomet Street sidewalk; DPW will do the construction that will include granite curbing, concrete and access panels (i.e. handicap access). Hopefully project done before school opens Pavement Management Systems contract; he is working with Beta Group, Inc. to define a five year schedule to repair Medfield's 72 miles of roads. Director Goulet remarked that he is seeking some guidance from the Board regarding paving projects on North Street from Frairy Street to Pine Street and Route 109 from Brook Street to Causeway Street. He explained that under the TIP program North Street scored very low, 29 out of 135 points; he feels the Town will not be considered until 2023 as a TIP project. He would like the Board to consider the Town takes on the project to grind and repave North Street that will provide a smoother surface and should last about 10 years. Cost $140,000.00 June 6, 2017 Page two Director Goulet went on to say that consideration be given to the 109 project as the roadway is buckling and has many dips due to the large and heavy vehicles that travel along the road; similar work as North Street, grind and repave, cost of $210,000; estimates that this completed project would also last about 10 years. He would like to do the work this summer. Due to the size of the project he recommends the work be done at night for minimal disturbance. The Selectmen discussed the options for the projects and concluded that the 109 work be done this summer. However, revisit North Street at a later date. Selectman Marcucci would like to see an analysis to determine if the Town should pay for a permanent solution on North Street; cost approximately $2.5 million. VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to move forward with the project to grind and repave Main Street from Brook Street to Causeway Street VINALD ROAD Town Counsel Cerel requests the Selectmen vote to sign document relating to the Vina Id Road Layout voted at Town Meeting; he will record at the Dedham Registry VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to sign Confirmatory Order of Layout, Acceptance and Taking of Public Right-of-Way over a portion of Vinald Road RESIGNATIONS Board of Health member Gabriele Harrison has resigned. The Board of Health is requesting interested residents contact their office for consideration to serve on the board VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to accept with regret the resignation of Board of Health member Gabriele Harrison Board of Registrars member William Dun lea submitted his .letter of resignation to the Board of Selectmen. He was appointed in 1985 VOTE: On a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to accept with deepest regret the resignation of Board of Registrars member William Dun lea NEW MEMBER APPOINTMENT Town Clerk Carol Mayer respectfully requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Eileen DeSorgher as a member of the Board of Registrars and it was so voted PENDING ITEMS Annual calendar I Selectman Murby prepared a detailed spreadsheet of meeting dates to discuss those items pertaining as to when departmental budgets should occur. It is hoped from June 6, 2017 Page three Mr. Murby's information an annual calendar will be established. The Board and the Warrant Committee would very much like to have budgets worked out in a more timely manner so as not to have articles/budgets submitted that would create additional time to formulate town meeting articles. It was discussed but not agreed that the annual date of January 15 would be the last date to submit the articles. Selectmen will continue discussion at a future meeting. LICENSES AND PERMITS CONSENT AGENDA Granted as noted by the Chair: One-day wine and malt beverage permit for event Global Women's Health Initiative Friday June 16, 2017 at the First Parish Unitarian church Starbucks Medfield to hold event Coffee With A Cop Saturday June 24, Straw Hat Park Medfield Library to hold summer programs in Gazebo Park Norfolk Hunt Club one-day liquor permit for Polo in the Country event September 10; rain date September 17 MEETING MINUTES VOTE: on a motion made and seconded it was voted unanimously to accept the meeting minutes of May 23, 2017 and December 20, 2016 SELECTMEN'S REPORTS Selectmen Marcucci attended the June 3 bench dedication ceremony held at the Grist Mill, it was very impressive. The bench commemorates two Medfield servicemen, Richard Werner and Douglas MacKeachie who served during WWII and who remain missing in action. Selectman Murby reported that the ALS committee held their first meeting and he was chosen to be chairman. Selectman Peterson attended the bench dedication ceremony remarking that it was very moving. He went to the high school gym to see the terrific decorations set up for the all-night graduation party. He went on to say that he received calls about a company soliciting in Medfield, Insight Pest Solutions. Mr. Sullivan said that they did not have a permit to solicit. Mr. Peterson voiced his dismay about O'Brien and Sons Company leaving Medfield. He queried if there is anything the Selectmen can do so that other businesses do not exit Medfield. Discussion ensued regarding the Affordable Housing Trust committee. The Board agreed that July 3 is the cut-off date to receive applications from interested residents. The meeting adjourned at 10:05 PM

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