Medfield TV Live Again

Medfield TV is Live Again

This email from Medfield TV about fixing its problem –


Selectmen and Town Administrator,


I am very happy to say that the issues with our Selectmen Meetings has been resolved. We were getting interference sending out our signal back to the station through the Town’s Network. We hooked up a separate router that allowed us to better our flow back to the station to send out our signal.


Thank you for you patience both from the Selectmen and the Town.

Brett Poirier

General Manager

Medfield TV

Selectman office hours this morning 9-10

Selectman Office Hours This Morning, 9-10AM

Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson holds regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (his litigation schedule permitting). Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters. Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on). Peterson can be reached via 508-359-9190 or his blog about Medfield matters, where any schedule changes will be posted.

MSH STM 1/8/18


Photo by Victor Cevoli

Special Town Meeting for Medfield State Hospital Planned for 1/8/2018

The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee’s current best estimate continues to be that the special town meeting (STM) at which residents will be asked to decide on the Medfield State Hospital use and zoning issues will be held on January 8, 2018.

The annual calendar for the Board of Selectmen that I posted yesterday contained a Feburary 2018 place holder date for that STM, which was a misstatement.  Adjust your ski plans accordingly.

My Twitter competition

I just discovered that the pesky other Medfield, the one which is a part of Baltimore, Maryland is trying to horn in on my @Medfield Twitter handle  with @MedfieldMD, which sounds too medical to me.

However, that other Medfield does appear to have a really nice sign –


BoS annual calendar

At the meeting last night Mike Sullivan distributed his suggested calendar for the Board of Selectmen covering the period from today through the next annual town meeting (ATM) in April 2018 –








 August 15

-Veteran’s Services Officer

-Review Town Goals for Master Plan

-Preliminary listing of potential Warrant Articles for 2018 Annual Town Meeting


August 29


–Preliminary  FY18 Budget Estimate

— FY17 Preliminary closing update on finances

-Discuss and/or adopt Selectmen’s Goals for FYl8

-Meet with Medfield Affordable Housing Trust Commissioners

-Review progress on Housing Production Plan and FY19 Housing Goals


September 5 or 12

-Discuss FY19 Budget Guidelines with Warrant Committee and School Committee

-Set Target Dates for submission of Budgets and Warrant Articles


September 19

-Primary Election for State Senate vacancy


September 19 or 26

-Review 20 year Capital Budget and Green Communities Projects with Energy/Facilities Manager, Capital Budget Committee, Master Plan Committee and Energy Committee.

-Submission of Town Administrator goals


October 3

-Meet with DPW Director for presentation on Pavement Management Plan and discuss road and sidewalk maintenance, tree planting,North St. reconstruction a bridge repairs.


October 17

-Election for State Senate vacancy


October 17

-Meet with Water and Sewerage Board for update on Iron Manganese Study, Painting of Mt. Nebo Water Tower, Rules and Regulations Manuel and other issues of concern.


November 7

-Annual Budget Meeting, Distribution of Budget Forms, Opening of Warrant for 2018 Annual Town Meeting and review of Department accomplishments and goals.

-Update on Hospital rental and discussion of future special uses


November 21

-Hospital Master Plan Update


December 5

-Deadline for submission of unedited Warrant Articles for 2018 Annual Town Meeting.

-Downtown,Economic Development and Historic issues


December 8

-Submission of Operating Budgets

-Update from ALS Committee

-year-end update on SWAP area


December 12 or 19

– Final FY17 Financials and review of Budget Guidelines, Free Cash Certification for close of FY17, and updated Tax Levy estimate for FY19


January 6 (Saturday)

-Budget meetings with Departments


January 9

Budget meeting with Departments (continued from January 6)

Submission of FY19 Capital Budget

-Open Warrant for Special Town Meeting on Hospital


January 23

-Begin review of edited Warrant Articles for FY19

-Meet with Hospital Planning Committee to review recommendations to be made at Special Town Meeting Close Warrant for Special Town Meeting on Hospital


January 31

– Board of Health and Lyme Disease Committee on Marijuana, Tics, Beavers, and other health related issues.

-School Committee submission of budget to Board of Selectmen

-Close Warrant for Annual Town Meeting


February 6

-Opening of Warrant for Town Election

-Review of edited Warrant Articles for FY19 (continued). Year-end update on OPEB Trust Fund


February 20

–Meet with Warrant Committee and Hospital Planning Committee to Special Town Meeting recommendations


February 2.6

–Special Town Meeting on Hospital Master Plan & Zoning Changes


March 6


-Meet with Department Heads who have concerns about budget recommendations

Meet with Medfield Affordable Housing Trust for update


March 20

Meet with DPW Director on scheduling of capital projects for Summer of 2018, update on bridge repairs and other projects.


March 26

-Town Election


April 3

-Re-organize Board of Selectmen

-Meet with Warrant Committee for review of budget and Warrant Article recommendations


April 17

-Review recommendations and assign articles for Town Meeting


April 23

-meet in High School Library prior to Town Meeting for last minute items

-2018 Annual Town Meeting


BoS 8/1 agenda information #2


There was ultimately a second email this morning with informational materials for the meeting of the Board of Selectmen on 8/1/2017, and the following link shares the materials that came with that second email.  20170801-agenda-2

8/1 BoS agenda

Computer problems fixed – the complete agenda and supporting materials  are here via this link,  20170801-agenda and the actual agenda is inserted below –