Pepperell Board of Health

October 27, 2010

Meeting Minutes

Town Hall Conference Room B



Call to order:   The Pepperell Board of Health was called to order at 8:30 am by Mr. Buckley. He informed all present the meeting was being recorded.

Members Present:   Alfred Buckley Member,  John Marriner Member

Members Absent:                                                                                                                                                              

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

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken



New Business:


Vote on Board of Health Chairman



·        Mr. Buckley explained why the BOH called the meeting.

·        Mr. Marriner asked Mr. Buckley ‘if he wanted to be the Chairman, as he didn’t want the position.’

·        Mr. Buckley replied “if you don’t want the position, I will take it.”

·        Mrs. Gendron said “we are a quorum of two, do we know if the BOS is temporarily adding someone to this board.”

·        “They are going to be advertising for a volunteer” said Mr. Buckley.

·        The reason this was mentioned just in case one member can’t make the meeting. The Health Agent has no jurisdiction to vote.

·        Mr. Marriner asked “why do we need a third person before the election.”

·        Mr. Buckley responded by saying “we are a three member board and we have a vacancy to fill, if we were a five member board, we wouldn’t have a problem to make a quorum, we are a quorum with two members but it’s not up to one member to make the decision.”

·        The Health Agent said “if she was to propose a permit and one member said yes and the other said no then you could run into problems.”

·        Mr. Marriner said “if it’s a good project we both will say yes and if it’s not we won’t approve it.”








Mr. Marriner nominated Mr. Buckley as BOH Chairman with an aye.


Mr. Buckley seconded it.








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 8:37am

Next Meeting: November 16, 2010

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan



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  Alfred Buckley, Chairman                     John Marriner, Member