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 …
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!!!!
Monday, August 20, 2012
The following is a blog posted by Selectman Osler "Pete" "Peterson regarding the beaver dam trouble on the Stop River. Norfolk County Mosquito Control addresses issue of mosquitos.
Editor's Note: This appeared on Peterson's blog on Friday, Aug. 17. Mosquitoes and Beaver Ponds Emails from Stagecoach Road resident to Norfolk County Mosquito Control, their reply, and Mike Sullivan's cover email to selectmen re same, all about the different types of mosquitoes at the beaver's pond. There is really detailed information available at the state website link provided. *** Below is a response from Caroline Haviland regarding species of mosquitos and habitats. Norfolk County started breeching the dam today and will continue for as long as it takes. Hope no one misses Lake Beaver. On the other hand, if they're really "eager beavers" they may put the lake back next week. Mike Sullivan I apologize for the delay in responding to …