Pepperell Board of Health Meeting

December 2, 2008 Minutes



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

Members Present:         Scott Butcher Chairman, Virginia Malouin, John Marriner

Members Absent:                                                                                                                                                              

Staff Present:                Robert Lambert Health Inspector, Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary

Guests Present:             Paul MacDonald, The Lowell Sun

Minutes to be approved:     November 18, 2008 motion made to accept with corrections. December 2, 2008 make corrections

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken


Appointment 7:30

Tessa David

Devens Regional HHW Coll. Program




·          Tessa David expressed to the Board of Health, the benefits of Pepperell joining the regional cooperative. Ms. David explained that joining 11 other surrounding towns would be cost-effective for the residents. The site is located on Devens. The price for dropping off a car load or 25 gallons would be about $55.00.  A half a carload is $30.00 or 10 gallons. Before the cooperative was established Ms. David said towns were paying over $100.00 per car load.

·         The Board thanked her for her time to come out and explain the program.


The Board did not take any action.




Old Business:

14 Prospect St.



  • Mr. Butcher asked Mrs. Malouin if she is satisfied with the letter from the Wiring Inspector, regarding the homeowners of 12 Prospect St. not needing to pull an electrical permit because the Wiring Inspector considered the work as repair work.
  • Mrs. Malouin said no. She wants the homeowner to pull an electrical permit, or have someone ask the Wiring Inspector if he could accommodate the Board of Health, re-inspect the apartment and then write a letter stating his findings. Mrs. Malouin feels if a re-inspection is not carried out, this would be a dereliction of her duty.
  • Mrs. Malouin would like to see a report from Mr. Lambert, Health Inspector, stating the repair work on the outside railing, has been corrected and a hand railing going down to the basement has been installed.






Mr. Marriner asked if he could get a copy of the Wiring inspector’s letter. Then he will speak to John Dee, Wiring Inspector.



Old Business:

Mutual Aid Agreement

·         Mr. Butcher would like to see the other towns that are part of the agreement listed on the agreement. In addition an original agreement must be signed not a faxed copy.
















·         The Board discussed the full-time Health Agent position

·         Mr. Marriner would like another couple of weeks to look at the Health Agent position, before he can agree or disagree whether it should be full-time or part-time position.


·         Mrs. Malouin has inspected 4 facilities and she explained the number of inspections is increasing.

·         The Board discussed the requirements needed for a part-time food inspector. They would like to have a job description for part-time food inspector at the next Board meeting.

·         Mr. Marriner brought up Medicare Part B.

·         Mrs. Malouin said she spoke to a Medicare representative regarding getting reimbursed for last years doses.

·         Mr. Butcher said the fact that there are outside sources that would do the billing for 10% of the claims, obviously show that it is not all that easy. He suggested the Board review this and at the next meeting see what the best position is.



Licenses/Permits/Bill Warrants

·         2 DSI license: William Ladue, James Boraczek

·         3 Construction Permit to install SDS: Emerson Village lot 38,  8 Boynton St.91A Harbor St.

Board signed warrants and licenses.



Mr. Butcher made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Mrs. Malouin seconded. All were in favor.

The meeting was adjourned for open session at 9:15 pm

Next Meeting:  December 23, 2008

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan




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  Scott Butcher, Chairman                      Virginia Malouin                            John Marriner