Pepperell Board of Health

December 7, 2010

Meeting Minutes

Town Hall Conference Room A



Call to order:   The Pepperell Board of Health was called to order at 7:03 PM by Mr. Buckley. He informed all      present the meeting was being recorded.


Members Present:   Alfred Buckley, Chairman, John Marriner, Member, Phillip Durno, Member

Members Absent:                                                                                                                                                               

Staff Present:          Kalene Gendron R.S., Health Agent, Robin Hebert, Animal Inspector

Guests Present:       Kelly Brough, Nashoba Publishing, Paul MacDonald, Nashoba Publishing

Minutes to be approved:   None

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken



·         January 4, 2011 and January 18, 2011



Correspondence/Info. Items

34 Nashua Rd.-Complaint


·        An anonymous complaint was received by the BOH about this property.  Mr. Buckley knows the owner and he will speak to him.

·        Mr. Durno doesn’t believe this is a BOH issue and there is no reason to speak to the owner.

Mr. Buckley made a motion to go talk to the homeowner.


Mr. Marriner seconded it.


Mr. Durno abstained.


Mr. Durno would like to rescind the previous vote.


Mr. Buckley seconded it.


Mr. Durno made a motion on the grounds that the BOH members read the letter and agree that this pertains to another department not the BOH at this time.

Mr. Marriner seconded it.











A vote was taken.

All were in favor.




A vote was taken.

All were in favor.





  • Three septic system disposal construction permits for Emerson Village.



Old Business:

Region 2 Equipment Grant


  • A generator is a good idea. A brief discussion took place about the cost of fuel to run the generator.
  • Mr. Marriner asks to hold off on grant purchases until he attend the emergency management meeting.






Old Business:












New Business:

Funeral Director – Licenses





Other Item:





·         The Health Agent made a general statement about the secretary status.  She explained to the Board that she has taken on more duties than what she is comfortable.

·         The Board discussed alternatives to getting the office work getting done while the secretary is out.

·         The Health Agent explained she is dual role.

·         Mr. Buckley will speak to the Town Administrator.






·         The Health Agent wanted to know if the Board would like her to pursue the funeral director’s licensing.


·         The Board would like the Health Agent to pursue this.



·         The Health Agent was made aware by the Selectmen’s office of a complaint on Heald Street, of dogs barking excessively. She did a site visit with an abutter of the property and there are about 60 dogs, and 4 horses. The complaints had come into different departments.





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

Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM

Next Meeting: January 4, 2011

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary



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  Alfred Buckley, Chairman                     John Marriner, Member            Phillip Dunro, Member