Pepperell Board of Health

December 15, 2009 Meeting Minutes



Call to order:   The Pepperell Board of Health was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mr. Lambert

Members Present:         Robert Lambert Chairman, John Marriner Member, Alfred Buckley Member

Members Absent:                                                                                                                                                               

Staff Present:              Kalene Garbarz RS, Health Agent, and Sandra Grogan Board Secretary

Guests Present:             Paul McDonald Nashoba Publications,

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner made a motion to accept the minutes of December 01, 2009, as written. Mr. Buckley seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken


Old Business:

Red Cross Letter



·         The Board of Health had received a letter from Red Cross asking the Board of Health to sponsor the blood drive(s) in Pepperell.

·         Mr. Buckley and Mr. Marriner both feel this is a separate entity apart from the Board of Health.


Mr. Marriner made a motion that the Board of Health will not be responsible to staff the Red Cross Blood drives(s) therefore the letter by the Red Cross will not be signed.


Mr. Buckley seconded the motion.


Mrs. Grogan will call the Red Cross and inform them of the Boards decision.



A vote was taken. All were in favor.




·         77 Lawrence St.- Transfer of property






·         Reimburse Etchstone Properties of overpayment for

fee application(s) of lots 31 & 33. Monies will come out of general fund.


Board signed warrant.



Nashoba Boards of Health:



·         Mr. Marriner wanted to know what makes the budget go up verses going down.

·         Health Agent Garbarz informed the Board Mr. Garreffi and Mrs. Horgan both from Nashoba Associated Boards of Health will be attending the Board meeting scheduled for January 19, 2010. These persons will be able to answer any questions the Board may have.


·         Mr. Lambert said he was told the 2011 budget will remain the same as the current 2010 budget for Nashoba Boards of Health.





Other Item:





·         The H1N1 clinic was held at the Nissitissit School. The nurses gave 555H1N1 shots and 221 people for the seasonal flu shot. The clinic had 11 nurses on hand and 18 volunteers on hand.




Massachusetts Region 2

·         The Board received a letter stating the Pepperell Board of Health would be receiving a PHER grant for $13,861.96 for H1N1 prevention.



Mr. Marriner made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Lambert seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM

Next Meeting:  December 1, 2009

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan


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  Robert Lambert, Chairperson               John Marriner                               Alfred Buckley