Pepperell Board of Health

September 21, 2010

Meeting Minutes

Town Hall Conference Room A



Call to order:   The Pepperell Board of Health was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mr. Lambert. He informed all present the meeting was being recorded.

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

Members Absent:      Kalene Garbarz R.S.                                                                                                                          

Staff Present:           Sandra Grogan Board Secretary

Guests Present:        Paul MacDonald, Nashua Publishing, John Davey, Pizza Depot

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner made a motion to accept the minutes of August 17, 2010 as written.

                                          Mr. Buckley seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.  

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken


Scheduled Appointment:

John Davey, Pizza Depot

















































Old Business:

222 South Rd.







Old Business:

224 South Rd.





Old Business:

120 Main St. apt. #3













New Business:

Knights of Columbus




New Business:

Fourth of July Committee Carnival






New Business:

Special Town Meeting







New Business:

Landfill Monitoring Closure
















New Business:







New Business:

Flu Update











Other Item:




·         A letter from the Food Inspector was sent to Mr. Davey asking him to appear before the BOH. The reason for this request was due to the fact of several food inspections there have been issues with the general cleanliness and refrigerators not running at the proper temperature. In addition to an employee not handling food properly. The letter from the Food Inspector recommended that at least 1 person attend a food safety course within the next 2 months.


·         Mr. Davey reviewed his video and suspended this employee for 3 days, and then upon reviewing the video again, he fired this employee based on what he saw and his general appearance. When the Food Inspector checked the temperature of the coke cooler the temperature was above the required 40 degrees so the salad dressings that were stored in this cooler had to be thrown out. Mr. Davey had Coca Cola Company come in and clean it up and the temperature went back down to 40 degrees so they refilled it with salad dressing. The Food Inspector returned and found the temperature of the cooler had gone above the 40 degrees, so the salad dressings had to be thrown away. Mr. Davey should be getting a new cooler next week.









·         In regards to the other cooler, the temperature was found to be above the 40 degrees requirement, so the meat that was in it was disposed of and a repairman was called in and fixed it. Currently the salad dressings are in this cooler in addition to other foods and the coke cooler is unplugged



·          Mr. Davey addressed the employees to keep doors closed to prevent flies from getting in, they have flies strips up.

·         Mr. Davey has changed his work schedule and will be working at the Pizza Shop three nights a week; his wife will work on Sunday and Thursday.

·         Mr. Lambert and the other members heard the steps that have been taken to correct the violations and were satisfied.  A Food Inspector will return to Pizza Depot in about 13-14 days.”




·         The Health Agent did another site inspection on

        September 15, 2010, and found the yard to be cleaned up.  

     The owner would like to keep one platform for other use.

     The house is in compliance with the Mass. State Sanitary




·         The Health Agent had received an updated letter along with a soil testing application from Mrs. Buss.





·         Mr. Lambert informed the other Board members the BOH has received a summons for Mr. Veo, landlord of 120 Main St., Apt. #3, as he is in contempt of court.



·         Mrs. Grogan read the Health Agents memo saying “Mr. Veo did not appear at court again so the judge issued a summons for contempt of court. The secretary has a list of constables and is in the process of contacting one.






·         The Health Agent received an interoffice memo and she notified in writing that the Knights of Columbus will require a temporary food permit.




·         The Health Agent received an interoffice memo and she let them know in writing that the carnival will be in town in October, and they will need a temporary food permit for this event.




·         The BOH has a warrant article requesting 5 additional hours to the current 15 hours for the secretary as work load increases.


·         Mr. Lambert had a couple of phone calls from members of the Finance Committee, asking the BOH to come to a meeting to explain the additional hours needed.



·         The Mass. D.E.P. requires the landfill on Boynton St., be monitored until FY 2027. The Board discussed how many years the BOH landfill monitoring account has until the money runs out.

·         Mr. Lambert said “there is enough money in the account for another 3 years of monitoring the landfill and after that the BOH budget will not be able to cover the cost.

·         Mr. Marriner wondered if the D.E.P. would lessen the years of monitoring the landfill from 30 years to 15 years.

·         Mr. Lambert didn’t think they would accept this proposal but he said “we can try.”

·         The Chairman and the Health Agent want the current company that is contracted for the landfill monitoring to change their billing procedures.

·         The R.F.P. will have to be ready for the spring of FY 2012.



·         The Board members received information pertaining to the protocol of rabies testing of animals.





·         The vaccine for the flu has not arrived yet, once it does the NABH Nursing will begin to advertise and set up flu clinics. Also, the vaccines this year are going to be Monovalent, which means they will contain both the Seasonal and H1N1 vaccine in one shot.


·         Emerson Village Lots 43 & 45 New DSI Construction Permit.

·         One bill warrant.




·         October BOH meeting dates were accepted




















































Mr. Buckley made a motion to close this case.

Mr. Marriner seconded it.





Mr. Marriner made a motion to table this issue for 30 days.

Mr. Buckley seconded it.









































































Mr. Marriner moved to accept the October dates for the BOH meeting.

Mr. Buckley seconded it.




















































A vote was taken.

All were in favor.






A vote was taken.

All were in favor.










































































A vote was taken.

All were in favor.


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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM

Next Meeting: October 05, 2010

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan



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  Robert Lambert, Chairman             John Marriner, Member            Alfred Buckley, Member