Pepperell Board of Health

August 03, 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, Alfred Buckley Member

Members Absent:                                                                                                                                                               

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

Guests Present:        Paul MacDonald, Nashua Publishing

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner made a motion to accept the minutes of July 20, 2010 as revised.

                                          Mr. Buckley seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.  Mr. Lambert informed all present the meeting is being recorded.

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken


Old Business:

133 Brookline St. – debris in yard
















Old Business:

49 Lowell Rd. – debris in yard
















49 Lowell Rd. – Continued















Old Business:

224 South Rd. – Possible septic failure









Old Business:

120 Main St. – Housing



















Old Business:

12 Foster St. Units A & B















Permits/Licenses/Bill Warrants:









Other Item:

131 Brookline St.








Informational Items:

Farmer’s Market guidelines














Update Item:







·         The Health Agent had sent an order of violation to the homeowner saying they had 30 days to clean up the piles of debris and trash in the yard. The order has expired without resolution or communication from the homeowner. “There is a large quantity of debris that needs to be cleaned up. The Board may want to extend the order or have them come before the Board and explain why they haven’t attempted to correct the situation,” said the Health Agent

·         Mr. Marriner said “he will go and talk to the homeowner hoping this may get more results, rather than sending another order”.

·         Mr. Buckley agreed.

·         The Board agreed to table the issue until Mr. Marriner’s contacts the homeowner and bring back information regarding this problem.




·         Mr. Lambert informed the other Board members he had driven by this property earlier today and saw two big dumpsters that were full to the top. An order had been issued to resolve this problem. Numerous complaints have been received. The police were involved at one point because a refrigerator was sitting I the front of the yard with the doors still attached.








·         The Health Agent explained that an order was issued to clean this property within 30 days, since then the order had expired. The tenants have moved out so it’s up to the landlord to correct the situation. It is up to the Board to decide whether they wish to modify the order, give an additional 7 days to correct violations, or have the landlord come into a meeting.

·         Mr. Lambert decided to send another order giving the homeowner another 7 day extension to correct all violations.








·         The Health Agent did a site visit and found that the septic system in obvious failure. The homeowner is moving forward with a voluntary upgrade of the system and Mrs. Buss in the process of getting prices. If the Health Agent does not hear from her within a month, she will contact her.






·         The Health Agent explained two orders had been mailed requesting Mr. Veo to appear before the Board in which he never showed up. He was also requested to appear in court again he did not comply. The judge recommended the BOH contact town counsel regarding this issue.

·         The Board discussed having a constable to serve Mr. Veo, the homeowner to correct the violations.

·         With the judge’s recommendation, the Board would like the Health Agent to discuss this matter with town counsel.













·         Health Agent provided the Board members with an update on the violations at 12 Foster St., Units A & B. She explained one of the violations in.; Unit A was to clean the carpets. You have 7 days from receiving the original order to appeal, and he did not exercise his right at that time.  However, he has submitted in writing to contest the carpets. The owner explained that there has been years of wear and tear on these carpets in the apartment and it’s up to the tenant’s to keep them clean. Ms. Garbarz said “she would not object to this request”.

·         Mr. Buckley agreed.

·         Foster St., Unit B, has been corrected of violations a letter will go out that he is in full compliance.




·         Disposal Construction Permits were issued for Lots 1-3 on River Rd.

·         A D-Box replacement permit was signed by the Board for 12 West St.

·         One Bill warrant signed.







·         An order had been sent out on June 21, 2010 for 25 violations, some deemed health and safety issues, other violations to name a few are leaky faucets, missing railings, rotting windows and floor, since  it is past the 30 days, the Health Agent asked the Board if the owner should come before the Board.

·         Mr. Lambert would like him to come to a meeting.



·         The Board members received guidelines that state what can be sold at a Farmer’s Market.

·         The Health Agent will bring in a list for the Board members of all who are permitted to sell at the Farmer’s Market.









·         Mr. Buckley informed the other Board members that he does plumbing at 224 South Rd., so he has to abstain from signing anything or making decisions regarding this property.








































Mr. Buckley made a motion to extend the landlord of 49 Lowell Rd., another 7 days to correct violations. If they do not comply then they are to come before the Board.


Mr. Lambert seconded it.









































Mr. Buckley made a motion to approve the homeowner’s request of not having to clean the carpets.


Mr. Marriner seconded it.





Mr. Buckley did not sign the permit for River Rd, as he said he may have done business (plumbing) at the request of one of the Lorden’s he is not sure which one.














































A vote was taken.

All were in favor.









































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 PM

Next Meeting: August 17, 2010

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan



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  Robert Lambert, Chairman                   John Marriner                               Alfred Buckley