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

Calendar:

 

·         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.

Permits/Licenses:

 

 

 

  • 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