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State gives town $59,369 to repair potholes

This today in the newsletter from the Division of Local Services (DLS) of DOR –  Medfield to get $59,369.00 –

$30M in Pothole Repair Reimbursement Allocated for Cities and Towns Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito

The Baker-Polito Administration has launched the Winter Recovery Assistance Program (WRAP), a $30 million targeted effort to assist cities and towns with repairs to roads and bridges under municipal jurisdiction.

“Since day one, we promised to partner with our cities and towns to provide them with the support needed to keep local infrastructure in reliable shape,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “After an unprecedented winter of heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures, this additional support will allow municipalities to patch up potholes and address local repairs as needed.”

“This winter’s record-setting snowfall has left our cities and towns with a major maintenance deficit that needs to be addressed immediately,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “This program gives our cities and towns additional resources to accelerate those repairs and make our roadways safer for everyone.”

The $30 million has been allocated from the existing FY2015 bond authorization for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). While the WRAP is a distinct effort separate from the Chapter 90 program, to ensure equity, the funds will be distributed to cities and towns based on the Chapter 90 formula.

The Chapter 90 formula determines the apportionment of funding for municipal roads and bridges based on a weighted average of a city or town’s population, employment, and total mileage of roads. To view how the $30 million is apportioned to each city or town using the formula, click here.

Under the WRAP, cities and towns can seek reimbursement from MassDOT on expenditures related to patching potholes, pavement cracking, surface defects, paving projects, repair or replacement of damaged signs, guardrail, storm drains and line striping.

In order to accelerate local repairs, the WRAP requires all work on municipal infrastructure to be completed by June 30th, 2015, and for all work invoices to be provided to MassDOT by July 31st, 2015. MassDOT will reimburse cities and towns as invoices are received.

Correction about the fire

The fire last night was at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, not the Transfer Station (what I thought I heard Kristine tell Ken, in the row behind me at the Warrant Hearing last night), per Will E’s comment.  I am not sure how widely comments are distributed and seen, so I wanted to post what Will says was the correct location.

Fire st Transfer Station

There was a fire at the Transfer Station tonight, that broke out during the Warrant Hearing, causing a large exit from the room.

The fire was in the roof and was extinguished by the end of the meeting.

Kennedy in town on Saturday

The Congressman’s press release had Saturday and I transposed it to Sunday – my bad.  The Congressman’s office hours are this Saturday, 3/21, at the Library 12:30PM – 2:00PM.

Rep. Kennedy in town Saturday

This from the Congressman – office hours this Saturday, 3/21, at the Library 12:30PM – 2:00PM –


 Newton, MA –Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced that ‘Tour 34’ will continue this Saturday, March 21 with open constituent office hours in Dover and Medfield. Originally launched during his first term, Tour 34 reflects Congressman Kennedy’s commitment to bring office hours to all 34 cities and towns in the 4th Congressional District.

“Office hours are an integral part of my office’s mission to make our constituents’ voices heard in Washington,” said Congressman Kennedy. “Bringing Tour 34 back to Dover and Medfield this weekend will help ensure the needs and concerns of this district drive our legislative agenda in Congress.”

The schedule for office hours on Saturday, March 21st  is as follows:

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Dover Police Department

3 Walpole Street

Dover, MA


12:30PM – 2:00PM

Medfield Public Library

468 Main Street

Medfield, MA
Congressman Kennedy’s local office hours are open to constituents across the 4th District. No appointment is necessary. For questions or additional information please call (617) 332-3333 or visit the Congressman’s website at

Pack 113 Blue & Gold Banquet

At the Legion for the annual ceremony. Lots of planning going on to keep the kids interested and engaged. This was a game before the ceremony even began. Also lots of kids having fun with the many balloons dispensed at the beginning.

Juice bar coming

Stavros of Royal Pizza just allowed me to hang my Medfield Foundation volunteer of the year posters in the windows of the former Jenny Boston store for the next week until the 3/22/15 reception at The Center at 3PM a week from tomorrow honors the eight volunteers.

Stavros told me that his new tenant plans to run a juice bar, all natural and made from scratch.  Permitting is pending before the Zoning Board of Appeals.