Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Board of Water and Sewerage has suggested a 25 percent rate increase to cover expenses and upcoming projects.
The Board of Water Sewerage has proposed an increase in the water rate that would result in an average increase of $48 per year for the 'average' Medfield water rate payer. There is no rate increase proposed for sewerage. The current rate of $31.05 base rate (for the first 10,000 gallons) would increase to $38.81 for a base rate with incremental increases depending on gallons used. With the increased rate, water bills would generate an estimated $900,000 of revenue this year (depending on usage). At a public hearing Wednesday night, Jeremy Marsette of the W&S Board said the increase is necessary to meet the expenses of the water enterprise fund which has fallen short the last couple of years by about $200,000 each year which is then…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Here's a look at meetings going on around town tonight.
There are a few meetings going on in Medfield tonight that might interest you. If you attend, circle back and let us know what you thought. Have any questions on the agendas? Would you like Patch to follow up on something in particular? Tell us in the comment section below. Highlights of tonight's various meetings include: 6 p.m., Downtown Study Committee, Town House, Warrant Room (location subject to change) 6 p.m., Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund, Town House, Warrant Room 7 p.m., Water & Sewer Commission, Town House, Warrant Room 7 p.m., Conservation Commission, Town House, Chenery Room 7 p.m., Medfield Energy Committee with Sagewell, Town Library 7:30 p.m., Board of Assessors, Town House, Assessors Office
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here's a look at the headlines from Jan. 6 to Jan. 12.
In case you missed any, here's a recap of last week's headlines. Also,
Monday, January 7, 2013
The company has appealed the sewer portion of the bill. They also let their wine and malt license lapse so they can no longer sell alcohol.
UPDATE: Town officials report that, on Jan. 17, Medfield Commons paid $45,000 for the water charges it owes to the town, and was expected to pay the back real estate taxes on Jan. 18. The company's appeal of the remaining $45,000 sewer charge will be heard in court on Jan. 28. Original story ran Jan. 7, 2013 Medfield Commons owes the town $90,000 in back water and sewer charges. Medfield Commons currently combines gasoline sales, a convenience store, car wash, and Dunkin’ Donuts at its 270 Main St. location. The business is owned by Gulf Resources, according to the wine and malt application filed in 2011, and managed by John Carrigg who did not return Patch's phone calls regarding the outstanding charges. In addition, the store's wine …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Town-wide fire hydrant flushing starts today.
Fire hydrant flushing starts today and runs through Sept. 28. The town's Water and Sewerage Department will be flushing the following streets today: Tomorrow, Sept. 17, these hydrants will be flushed: For a full flushing schedule, click here.