Pepperell Board of Health

January 06, 2009 Meeting 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:             Don Erickson, Nashoba Publishing


Minutes to be approved:    December 2, 2008 and December 23, 2008 accepted.

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken


Appointment:   7:15pm


Mr. George Ux, Director of Emergency Management



·         Mr. Ux, informed the Board of the provisions the Shelter provided for the Pepperell residents during the ice-storm December 2008. The Varnum Brook Middle school is the designated shelter. Approximately 151 persons came in and out of the shelter to warm up, take showers and return home. Mrs. Castellano played a vital role in volunteering her services.

·         The Emergency Committee would like a representative from the current Board to take the place of the previous Board member.

·         Mr. Marriner volunteered to be on the committee.


Mrs. Malouin made a motion to nominate Mr. Marriner as the Board of Health’s representative to serve on the Emergency Management Committee.


Mr. Butcher seconded it.



A vote was taken. All were in favor.

Mr. Marriner abstained from voting.


Old Business:


14 Prospect St.



·         Mr. Butcher has not had the opportunity to contact Town Counsel. He will try to do this before next Board meeting.







Business: A

Health Inspector Contract


·         Mrs. Malouin feels the last paragraph of the Health inspector’s contract doesn’t allow the Inspector, to work beyond the 10 hour per week requirement. It restricts the Health Inspector to get permission from the Board before he can respond to a situation that requires his presence if he has already met his 10 hours for the week. Mrs. Malouin would like to see a re-wording in the last paragraph which would allow the employee more flexibility that would allow him to respond to an emergency situation if the need should arise.


Mr. Butcher explained if his services go beyond the 10 hour a week, then perhaps he could work less hours another week. Mr. Butcher would like to discuss this with

Mr. Hanson before any decision can be made by the Board.




Business: B

Internal Procedure



·         Disposal System Installation shut down for winter was discussed.

·         Mrs. Malouin and the Board agree that Mr. Kevin Ritchie, Title 5 Engineer will be the one to make the final decision for any installation of a septic system during the winter months.

·         Mr. Butcher would like to have a procedure manual check list t for the Board of Health. Having a procedure manual would benefit who ever is on the Board and the staff.





Business: C

FY 2010 Budget Discussion



·         The Board went through current budget FY 2009 and proposed budget for the upcoming FY 2010year. Under Nursing Services the current budget is appropriated for $1,500.00. The Board would like to increase this line item in the new budget to $1,800.00 in order to get emergency coverage in case Mrs. Castellano is not available.




Licenses/Permits/Bill Warrants

·         Pizza Pizzazz, Dunkin Donuts, Pepperell Senior Center,

       C & S Pizza, China Express, Rite-Aid, White Hen Pantry, 

       Wilkins Farm, VFW, McNabb General Store Food Permits.

       Timothy O’Loughlin, Charles Watt, Disposal Installers.

       Wind River Environmental, Robert LaCombe Septic

       Haulers .Green Acres and Suburban Village Park permits.

·         Two bill warrants

Board signed warrants and licenses.



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

The meeting was adjourned for open session at  9:35pm

Next Meeting: January 20, 2008

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan


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  Scott Butcher, Chairman                      Virginia Malouin                            John Marriner