Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Selectmen set a budget of $1,500 to trap beavers that are building dams in locations that are then causing problems for residents.
The Board of Selectmen has set a budget of $1,500 to try to control the town's beaver problem. Beavers have been causing trouble at several locations in town, said Town Administrator Michael Sullivan, particularly off Brook Street (near the Hinkley Swim Pond), down South Street (along the Stop River), and off Harding Street. Sullivan informed the selectmen at their meeting last week that it is now beaver trapping season and the trapper will charge the town a $500 set-up fee then $100 per beaver it traps. According to trapping guidelines, the trapper will check the traps each day and remove any captured animals. The board voted to set a maximum amount of $1,500 for this year's trapping. Officials said the money would likely be taken from …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Here's a look at the agenda for tonight's Board of Selectmen's meeting.
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at the Town House at 7 p.m. Agenda items include: ACTION Discuss application for extension permit regarding beaver dams upstream of South Street Report on water main construction on North Street Report on Solid Waste Committee and recycling LICENSES AND PERMITS St. Edward Parish requests a one-day liquor license for event on Oct. 27, 2012 from 7-11 p.m. Medfield Girl Scouts request permission to set up tables in front of Town Hall to collect books, school supplies and donations for the food cupboard on Saturday, Oct. 13, an event in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts PENDING FY13 Calendar prepared by Town Administrator OTHER Medfield State Hospital Status Update Check back …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson reports in his blog "Medfield 02052" that residents in the Stop River neighborhood (including Bayberry Road and Stagecoach Road) say the water was flowing fast at week's end.
Editor's Note: This is taken from Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's personal blog where it was posted as an update on 8/21/12 at 2:36 p.m. Beaver update by Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson Emailed report from neighbor of the beavers - ===================== Well our backyard water is down about seven or eight inches, no nice to see. The beaver dam at South St. was flowing fast on Thursday and Friday. Sunday, today, a different story, our little eager beavers have worked overtime this weekend and they have patched up the breech to a trickle and all is back to beaver normal!!!!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Pete Peterson reports in his blog, Medfield 02052, that neighbors say the beavers are back.
**Editor's Note: This post appeared on Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052, today, August 21, at 2:36 p.m. This is in response to Medfield residents near the Stop River. The Board of Selectmen will discuss this matter at its meeting tonight at 7 p.m.** Beaver update By Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson Emailed report from neighbor of the beavers - ===================== Well our backyard water is down about seven or eight inches, no [sic, "so"] nice to see. The beaver dam at South St. was flowing fast on Thursday and Friday. Sunday, today, a different story, our little eager beavers have worked overtime this weekend and they have patched up the breech to a trickle and all is back to beaver normal!!!!
Selectmen will meet with the Downtown Study Committee and the COA Director for an activities update.
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Room at the Town House. The agenda includes: Appointments Action Authorize Chairwoman Ann Thompson to execute Letter of Engagement with auditors Malloy, Lynch, Bienvenue, LLP. Other Items Informational For a full copy of the agenda, click here.