Pepperell Board of Health
May 03, 2011
Town Hall Conference Room A
Call to order: The
Pepperell Board of Health was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mr. Buckley. He informed
all present the meeting was being recorded.
Members Present: Alfred Buckley, Chairman, John Marriner, Member
Members Absent: Phillip
Staff Present: Kalene Gendron R.S., Health
Agent, Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary
Guests Present: Beverley Crane, 12B Foster St.,
John Gendreau, 64 Nashua Rd., Kris & Charles Ellis, 6 Sheffield St., Edward
Godsoe, 18 Maple St. Lot 34
Minutes to be approved: Mr. Marriner made a motion
to accept the minutes of April 19, 2011, as is.
Mr. Buckley seconded
it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.
MA DEP – Draft Letter
- At the April 5, 2011 meeting
Mr. Marriner asked about a letter requesting DEP to reduce the number of
tests at the landfill.
- The Health Agent drafted
a letter according to their request and presented it before the Board to
- Mr. Marriner said “he
didn’t see severe fluctuation in the testing results” so he would like a
formal letter be sent asking for reduction of testing.
- The Health Agent should
have it ready for the next meeting.
- The Health Agent informed
the Board, CEA’s field crew was denied access to test three gas vents on
a neighboring property. The homeowner requested monitoring results for
the past ten year.
- The Board wants to know
why after ten years of sample testing these gas vents why the neighbor
is requesting ten years of testing results, and if these gas vents are
on the neighbors property.
12B Foster St. –
Appointment: Public Hearing
18 Maple St. – Lot # 43
- The Health Agent had sent
an order to clean up the trash and debris.
- The tenant Ms. Beverley
Crane has cleaned up the trash but needs time to clean up remaining
- The Board allowed a time
extension to June 7, 2011.
- A letter was sent to Mr.
Godsoe, requesting his presence before the BOH.
- Mr. Godsoe, informed the
Board of his progress in bringing his unit up to livable standards and
code. He is putting skirting around the bottom of the trailer, he said
he has running water, 100 watts of electricity going into trailer, and
is waiting to for fuel assistance to help with purchasing a gas heater.
- The Board made Mr. Godsoe
cognizant that if he wanted to continue to live there he has to have
hot/cold running water, heat and electricity.
- Mr. Godsoe said he had an
electric heater that plugs in. He is waiting for financial assistance
for a wall mounted gas heater.
- The Board agreed to give
Mr. Godsoe until June 6, 2011 to have his trailer up to code and
livable. At that time the Health Agent along with a Board member will do
- The Board tabled this
discussion until June 7, 2011.
4 Sheffield St. – Animal Complaint
- Property owners of 6 Sheffield Street appeared before the BOH asking if there is anything that can be done
about the neighbor’s ducks, and chickens that roam into their yard
constantly and make all kinds of noises that disrupt them.
- Mr. Buckley asked the
Health Agent if she would send a letter to 4 Sheffield St., asking the
owner of the animals to contain them on their property.
19C Wheeler St.
- A permit for a D-Box
single component replacement and the baffle in the septic tank was
The Board signed the
Hand Sanitizer Dispensers
- The Chairman thought
since the BOH has two remaining hand dispensers and boxes of refills the
North Middlesex High School could benefit from having them.
- Mr. Marriner agreed.
- A letter will go to the
school, offering the dispensers and three boxes of hand sanitizer refill.
20 Wheeler St.
Sweet Tooth Marketing
43 Jewett St.
- An order was issued to
clean up the rubbish/debris on this property.
- The Health Agent will be
doing a site visit on May 16, 2011 to see if any of the violations have
- The Health Agent informed
the Board that someone in town is selling retail food to distributors
with no food license and is on private septic system. The owner was informed
his septic system would need to be upgraded but he is ignoring the
- The Health Agent is
asking the Board to approve a letter of cease and desist on this
property until he comes into full compliance.
- The Board agreed a letter
should be sent.
- Mr. Buckley wanted to
know if the owner of Chef on Wheels, in Lomar Park has his license to
operate and cook there.
- The Health Agent said “we
found out after the fact” she will follow up with Bridgett who is another
food inspector for NABH and get back to the Board.
Mr. Marriner made a motion to
adjourn the meeting. Mr. Buckley seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in
Meeting was adjourned at 8:15
Next Meeting: May 17, 2011
Respectfully submitted by: Sandra
Grogan, Board Secretary
Alfred Buckley, Chairman
John Marriner, Member Phillip Dunro, Member