Thursday, February 28, 2013
Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson holds office hours on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Center at Medfield.
Selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson will hold his monthly office hours on Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Center at Medfield.Peterson started these office hours a few months ago in an effort to make himself available to residents on a predictable basis, and the response has been good.“There has been more interest and demand than I anticipated,” said Peterson who says those attending mostly want to discuss topical issues.“I have been surprised that I have not had much free time, as there has been a steady stream of residents coming to talk. I also learned that others from out of town also thought of it as a good idea, such as Representative Winslow, who asked if he could share the idea and time with me (he has however, become …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A grant to fund the senior respite care program has been extended one more year.
Medfield's respite care program will continue one more year, according to Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's personal blog, Medfield02052, and Roberta Lynch, the Director of the Medfield Council on Aging. "Roberta Lynch tells me that the Council on Aging’s grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation to provide respite care at The Center has been extended for another year. Roberta said that the Metrowest Health Foundation expects them to get their census up over the next year. The hope is that the program will become self-financed once the census increases." About the Program The program is based in the “warm, cozy, secure atmosphere” of The Center at Medfield on Ice House Road. The room is set up like a studio apartment with tables and …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The following is taken from the blog of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson.
The following is taken from the personal blog of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson called Medfield02052. Starbucks still a go November 12, 2012 I had noticed as I jogged that the Mobil station pumps have had their hoses removed and the station looks closed (and ratty), so I asked at our meeting of the Board of Selectmen last Tuesday whether the town should be looking whether to take some action. Kristine Trierweiler responded that the developer who has been pursuing the Starbucks at that location had in fact recently been in contact with her, that he is still going forward with the Starbucks, that he is making progress, and that he is planning on an opening next fall. Kristine Trierweiler indicated that she is looking to get the town’s …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A blog by Osler "Pete" Peterson who also serves on the Board of Selectmen.
This was taken from Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052. Medfield has a problem - people cannot seem to get notification of upcoming meetings in which they are interested. I am told that the Bayberry and Stagecoach Road neighbors missed our last Board of Selectmen meeting where their beaver problems were discussed because they were apparently not aware that the Board of Selectmen would be discussing their beaver problems that night. And this morning I missed a Building Committee meeting that I wanted to attend because I did not get notified that it was happening. My work around has been to rely on the list of town meetings published daily on Patch to fill in the gaps in what I know and do not know. However, that does not work …
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!!!!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Town officials say work to remove the problematic beaver dam near the Stop River could start today.
In his personal blog, "Medfield 02052" on Wednesday, Selectman Osler Peterson's addressed the beaver issue on that is causing trouble for residents on Bayberry Road and Stagecoach Road. Work to remove the dam is scheduled to begin this week, weather permitting. Here is Peterson's post. Editor's note: The following commentary is the opinion of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson, which was published on his blog, "Medfield 02052" on August 10, 2012. Beaver Dam By Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson Email from Mike Sullivan about the permits in place to breach the beaver dam - 8/15/2012 3:10PM Removal of the beaver dam Sullivan, Michael J. =========================================================== The permits authorizing the removal of the beaver …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Town officials respond to complaints from residents of standing water that is a public safety risk.
On Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen heard from several residents of Bayberry Road, Stagecoach Road, and Nauset Street who complained of standing water in the Stop River that is being caused by beaver. Residents said the standing water was a public safety concern for children in the area who might fall into it, the increased chance of mosquitos and EEE, the foul odor, and the potential to damage house foundations and septic systems. Town officials said they would do all they could to help the residents who have had no luck trying to find the right agency or department to address the problem. In his personal blog, "Medfield 02052," Selectman Osler Peterson's addressed the beaver issue on Friday. Here is that post. Editor's note: The …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The town has received a 46-page market analysis discussing reuse options for the former Medfield State Hospital.
Last week, the town received a draft copy of the Medfield State Hospital Market Analysis Report which is intended to be “the foundation document for a subsequent Comprehensive Re-Use Study.” The purpose of the study, authored by Jones Lang LaSalle, was to “evaluate current market conditions for the major commercial real categories, recommend the most viable uses and mix of uses, and advise at a high level on the massing and form of future development as it relates to the market.” There is good news and bad news in the 46-page report. Good news: The former state hospital site is located in a suburban setting with above-average economic demographics which boost demand in all categories. Bad news: The property is remote and lacks …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Medfield Board of Selectmen met Tuesday to discuss the following town business.
The Board of Selectmen's Tuesday night meeting was brief as representatives from First Light Energy, a solar energy consultant, did not appear for a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. During the meeting, the board approved the following internal budget transfers for town departments: Selectmen Approved the Following: Other News The full Board of Selectmen attended Tuesday's meeting including Ann Thompson, Osler Peterson, and Mark Fisher. Also attending was Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Effective July 1, hauling fees for regular trash will increase to $74.01 per ton, more than twice the cost of single-stream recycling at $35 per ton.
Medfield Town Administrator Michael Sullivan says resident participation in the town’s recycling program is up nearly four percent from 23 to 27 percent but there is still room for improvement, especially with an increase in hauling fees on the horizon. Sullivan told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that, effective July 1, the cost for hauling trash to the Millbury incinerator will increase $1.73 per ton – from $72.28 to $74.1 per ton – more than twice the cost of single-stream recycling at $35 a ton. He said that, while recycling efforts are up, there is still room for improvement. “People here are very good … 95 percent of the people in town are very cooperative and very willing to do things but you’ve got some where there’s a sense …