Pepperell Board of Health

January 11, 2010 Meeting Minutes

Annex Building



Call to order:   The Pepperell Board of Health was called to order at 8:00 AM 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:            

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner made a motion to accept the minutes of December 15, 2009, as written. Mr. Buckley seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken




January 5, 2010 Board Meeting


·      Mr. Lambert would like to have the Board make a motion to accept the meeting of January 5, 2010, any motions and actions taken at the meeting be accepted at this meeting. That wrong meeting date was posted. Since then the Secretary has posted the Board of Health Meetings for the remainder of “2010”.

These are the motions and actions that were discussed at the

January 5, 2010 meeting.


Mr. Marriner made a motion to affirm that all actions taken at the January 5, 2010 Board Meeting be accepted.

Mr. Buckley seconded it.


A vote was taken.

All were in favor.


Business: A

Board Authority


·      Mr. Lambert would like the Board to sign all permits after Nashoba has reviewed the permits, the Health Agent can bring the permits to the meeting and the Board will sign the permit.

·      Mr. Marriner likes the idea and feels the Board should be involved.

·         Mr. Buckley agrees as long it doesn’t slow the process down.

·            Health Agent Garbarz currently signs the sewerage permits and has the Board sign it. Now the Board would like to sign all permits.

·      Mr. Lambert said in case of an emergency comes and a permit needs to be signed out of meeting, two Board Members can sign the permit. This has been past practice and would like to keep it this way.


·         Health Agent Garbarz asked if the Board wants to see all the     permits.

·         Mr. Lambert said once Nashoba receives the money for the permits and as the Health Agent you approve the permit, the Board would like to see the permit for approval.




·         Mr. Buckley feels this is a good idea since the Board will not be blind sided if a question comes up about a permit.


·         Health Agent Garbarz explained she currently signs the well permit, now the Board wants three slots for the Board members signature.



·         Mr. Lambert said yes.


Board signed warrant.

























Mr. Buckley made a motion the Board of Health see all permits and be signed by the Board.


Mr. Lambert would also like the motion to include any 2 Board Member may sign a permit out of the meeting if necessary.


Mr. Marriner seconded the amended motion.






































A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Business: B



·         Mr. Lambert said the Health Agent and the Secretary have been going budget.

·         The Secretary explained under the present 2010 budget that there are some line items that have not been touched. During May & June the board can use the money out of those line items if needed to pay for other things. The Board may want to discuss with the Finance Committee the possibility of changing the name of the line item so the BOH can use this money.

·         Health Agent Garbarz referred the Board to page 2 to the FY 2011 the 5% decrease.

·         Discussion ensued line item by line item.

·         Mr. Lambert told the Board the Secretary spoke to the Dr. Smiths nurse Cathy Howard about the Rabies Clinic.

·         Mrs. Grogan said Dr. Smith will be happy to hold the clinic as long it can be held at the Jersey St. Fire station, and they would like to have a detail officer there. Since we have the banner we could have it hung in advance of the Rabies clinic.

·         Mr. Marriner asked why they feel a police officer is needed.

·         Mrs. Grogan was told a detail officer is needed because of the big turn out. I did tell her we have the money in the budget for this current year but next year we will not have one.

·         Mr. Lambert said we have the money in the current budget for a detail officer.

·      The Board members are questioning why a detail officer is needed. They feel there is plenty of room for parking, so they don’t need a police detail officer.




·      Part of the 5% decrease will include eliminating the police detail officers.

·         Nashoba Boards of Health current budget and FY 2011 budget of $62,000.00 so we can take a 5% decrease of $1,000.00

·         Mrs. Grogan asked the Board in reference to the 2011 budget would they like to leave the Hazardous Waste day at $8402.00 and eliminate the Rabies clinic of $1,000.00 in the FY 2011 budget.

·         Mr. Lambert asked if we could take some of the money and put it back into the Animal Inspector wages. She does the barn inspections. She gets calls about animals not being taken care of properly.

·         Mrs. Grogan made a suggestion of putting back $700.00 into the Animal inspector’s wages.

·         Mr. Lambert agreed.

·         Mr. Marriner likes the theory of hazardous waste on Devens but we can keep it in town.

·         Mr. Buckley said if we keep the Hazardous Waste at the 8,402.00 and eliminate the rabies clinic for FY 2011. In order when they ask for another cut, we will have the hazardous waste to cut from.

Decreases came from Animal inspector, telephone, postage, dues, mileage, meetings, rabies clinic, conference registration, Nashoba BOH.








·      Health Agent Garbarz said she will go over the figures again and it will be ready to pass in January 11, 2010.






·         E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc., Tully recycling, and Allied Waste, Rubbish hauler permits.






Mr. Buckley made a motion to adjourn the meeting of January 5, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

Board signed.




A vote was taken.

All were in favor

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 AM

Next Meeting:  January 19, 2010

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan


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  Robert Lambert, Chairperson               John Marriner                               Alfred Buckley