Meeting of the Pepperell Board of Health

September 9, 2008

Call to order:               The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:                Myra Cacace Chairperson, Peter Cronin, Mark Walsh

Members Absent:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Staff Present:                        Sandra Grogan Board Secretary,                                 

Guests Present:                    Don Erickson

Minutes Approved:             Correction to Minutes of June 19, 2008 made and signed.

                Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken

Scheduled Appointment

Nitrogen Aggregation Approval Letter Discussion


Attorney, Mr. Jason Talerman, who is representing Jayron Realty, for the Emerson Village Development had to cancel his appointment and would like to re-schedule for first October Board Meeting.






Update on Nashoba Boards of Health



Mrs. Cacace met with Mr. James Garreffi, to discuss the possibility of Pepperell Board of Health becoming part of Nashoba Boards of Health.

·         Nashoba provides:

          Soil testing, Title 5 Inspections, Health agent, Community Health Nurse; Dental Screening for school age children, Food inspections, Housing inspections and follow up on housing complaints.

·         Regular office hours in Pepperell   1 to 2 days per week as well as be available in the Ayer office for Pepperell citizens with questions on other days.

·         The cost for non-nursing services would be $32,000.

·         The Nursing cost is still to be determined.



Mrs. Cacace recommends putting the question about joining Nashoba Boards of Health on the Town warrant for the Special Town Meeting on October 20, 2008.  If the BOH decides not to recommend joining the article it can then be removed.


Mr. Cronin agrees to proceed forward with putting this article on the Town Warrant; he would like a complete package from Nashoba, and meet with Mr. Garreffi before making his recommendation. 


Mr. Walsh is neither supports nor is against the article. He would like to get input from the residents and is in favor of holding a public hearing. He would like a package from Nashoba outlining their services and actual cost before supporting Nashoba Boards of Health.


Mrs. Cacace reminds Mr. Walsh that he may not be able to vote either for or against the recommendation since there is a conflict of interest.


Mrs. Cacace will contact Carol Horgan, of Nashoba Boards of Health, Wednesday, for an exact amount that Pepperell Board of Health, would have to pay out for their services.


All in favor.

Next Meeting:  September 24, 2008

Adjournment:   8:15PM

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan



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Myra Cacace, Chair                                                  Peter Cronin                                              Mark Walsh