Pepperell Board of Health

May 11, 2010 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

Members Absent:    Alfred Buckley Member                                                                                                                       

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

Guests Present:       Paul MacDonald, Nashoba publishing, Fran Strimenos Pepperell Skydiving Center      

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner made a motion to accept the minutes of April 20, 2010 as printed. Mr. Lambert seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken


Scheduled Appointment:  7:05


Pepperell Skydiving Center



·         Fran Strimenos owner of Pepperell Skydiving Center has been coming  before the Board to request a variance in her campground permit for many years in order to modify the guidelines, as this would present a hardship for the business.

·         An inspection was performed as part of the annual campground permit. The inspector found a couple of the trailers are in need of smoke detectors. Once this has been done Ms. Strimenos will call the Health Agent for a re-inspection and call the Fire department for an inspection of the smoke detectors..

·         A letter will be forwarded to the Department of Public Health, Division of Community Sanitation for their approval.


Mr. Marriner made a motion to sign a variance request pending the approval of the smoke detector by the Fire department.


Mr. Lambert seconded it.


A vote was taken.

All were in favor.


New Business:

Vote for Chairman of the Board



·         Mr. Marriner nominates Mr. Lambert as the Chairman of the Board and he wishes the nominations be closed.





Mr. Marriner made a motion to nominate Mr. Lambert Chairman of the Board with the nominations being closed.





·         12 Emerson Circle approved for a construction disposal permit.

·         Three bill warrants signed.










Scheduled Appointments:

120 Main St. Apt. # 3

David Veo























·         The Health Agent reviewed the letters that were sent by regular mail and by certified return receipt to the owner of 120 Main St. He did sign the certified letter. A second letter was sent out certified indicating that he has not made the repairs, so he is to appear before the BOH. He has not contacted the Health Agent nor is he present at this meeting.


·         The Health Agent has sent three letters to the landlord giving him ample opportunity to take care of the violations. The first letter was an order letter stating the violations and time frame to correct them.  The second was a friendly request asking him to show up at the next scheduled BOH meeting on April 20, 2010, to explain to the Board his plan of action. A third letter was sent stating he must show up at the next BOH meeting on May 11, 2010, otherwise, the BOH will have him appear before housing court.

·         The Health Agent will send another letter informing him the BOH is bringing him to housing court and if convicted he can be imposed with fines.




Other Item:

·         Mrs. Grogan received a phone call from the Town Clerk asking if the BOH would like to give the Town Clerk permission to sign the death certificates/burial permits in behalf of the BOH agent.


Mr. Marriner made a motion to have Town Clerk sign the death certificates/burial permits in behalf of the BOH


Mr. Lambert seconded it.

A vote was taken.

All were in favor

Other Item:

Secretary’s time owed.

·         Mrs. Grogan requested to take off May 17th and May 18th.

·         The Board agreed this is fine.



Scheduled Appointment: 7:30

12 Foster St.

·         Mr. O’Donnell has not appeared tonight. The Health Agent will generate a letter and mail it to him.








Other Item:

Medicare Forms







·         The Secretary advised the Board, NHIC billing Company who processes the Medicare bills for the seasonal flu shot, has deactivated the BOH identification number since we have not used them in the past 12 months. Every time you have a new Chairman of the Board a lot of paperwork is involved. When the BOH finally got approval from NHIC the Secretary’s hours had been cut down to 9 hrs. Per week. NABH is now caring for the seasonal flu shots and processing forms for reimbursement.



Other Item:

Emergency Trailer

·         The Board received approval from the BOS to receive the trailer from Region II, and put it in the garage in back of the town hall.

·         The Health Agent was asked by Mr. Gikas of Region II to have the Board sign a letter saying they are interested in a trailer.

Mr. Marriner made a motion of receiving a trailer from Region II, at no cost to the BOH.


Mr. Lambert seconded it



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 7:40PM

Next Meeting: May 25, 2010

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan



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  Robert Lambert, Chairman                   John Marriner                               Alfred Buckley