Pepperell Board of Health

May 17, 2011

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. 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, Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary

Guests Present:       Larry Topjian, 52 Boynton St ., Brad Smith, 110 River Rd.

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner made a motion to approve the minutes of May 17, 2011with a corretion

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

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken

Other Item:

Nashoba Boards of Health (NABH) dental program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mr. Durno and Mr. Marriner were at hand during the NABH dental screening offered at the Peter Fitzpatrick School.  
  • Both Board members are concerned as to why this program is not taking place in the school where the children attend.
  • Mr. Marriner said “the two dental chairs don’t take up much space, and the children could get out of class to get their teeth checked, and go back to class, rather than the parents having to dismiss the child and go to another school for this service.
  • Mr. Durno would like a letter to be sent to the School Committee requesting to be put on the meeting agenda in order to discuss this matter.

 

 

Appointments: 7:05 pm

Brad Smith – 110 River Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mr. Smith appeared before the Board as he wants to build an addition to the property at 110 River Rd. He would like to request a modification to his existing sewage disposal construction permit.
  •  Based upon the information submitted, the Board unanimously voted to approve this modification to allow the permit to read three Veterinarians, one Kennel facility, originally issued on November 4, 1998.

Mr. Durno made a motion to modify the permit change “from two doctors offices and one kennel” to reflect the change to “three veterinarians and one kennel facility.”

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

 

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

 

 

 

 

 

Old Business:

DEP Letter-Reduction in

Landfill testing

 

  • The Board reviewed the letter for Mass. DEP; the BOH is requesting a reduction on certain parts of the testing to go from semi-annual to annual. The over all letter was agreed upon except for two minor changes.

Mr. Durno made a motion to approve the letter with corrections be mailed to Mass. DEP.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded

 

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Appointments: 7:05 pm

Brad Smith – PVH-110 River Rd

 

 

 

 

  • Mr. Smith appeared before the Board to approve his request to modify his existing sewage disposal construction permit.
  •  Based upon the information submitted, by Mr. Smith, the Board unanimously voted to approve this modification to allow the permit to read as “three Veterinarians offices and one Kennel facility,” that was originally issued on November 4, 1998.
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Old Business:

52 Boynton St.-Landfill testing

 

  • Mr. Topjian appeared before the Board to inform them since three gas monitoring vents are on his property he asked the field crew of Corporate Environmental Advisors (CEA) for a copy of the testing results, as he did previously when GZA was doing the testing without results. He is requesting the BOH send him a copy of tests results from this time on. 
  • The Board agreed to his request.

Mr. Durno made a motion for the BOH send a copy of the latest copy of landfill test results.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Old Business:

Well Regulations

 

 

 

  • The Board opened discussion for input to the current well regulations.
  • The Health Agent had some recommendations to add.
  • The Board will continue to discuss the well regulations at other BOH meetings as this is an ongoing process until they are completed and approved.

 

 

Old Business:

20LWheeler St. Rubbish/Debris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Business:

Tobacco Control Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyes Property

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence:

12 Cross St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mr. Durno went on site inspection with the Health Agent to see if any violations had been corrected. He is putting his debris up against the fence between his and neighbor’s yard.
  • The Health Agent sent an order of violation to dispose of the rubbish within thirty days, in order to comply with the Health Sanitary Code; winter came you and now its spring   Mr. Durno and I did another site visit.
  •  The Health Agent explained Mr. Bancroft has made some progress since these past fall pictures were taken.
  • The Health Agent reminder the Board why we are citing him. He is being cited under the housing code 602A which is rubbish. Some of items can be listed as rubbish, are we asking him to dispose of this stuff because it’s a public health nuisance or are we asking him to keep it in a clean and sanitary manner. What direction would the Board go on? We may have may more progress made by asking him to keep his property in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • The Health Agent will send a new order upon the Boards decision to allow a time extension of thirty days.

 

 

  • Mr. Durno has been approached by residents about not having this program in town. He would like a better explanation as to why his other Board members refused to have this program.
  • Mr. Marriner feels it’s not for free, it maybe free to them, but the taxpayers are funding this.
  • Mr. Durno replied “it is running anyways.”
  • Mr. Marriner said “maybe it shouldn’t be.”
  • Mr. Durno explained he can’t stop it it’s from the Federal Government.
  • Mr. Marriner said “his second reason is smoking bans are another layer of bureaucracy, the smoking ban should be enforced at home.
  • Mr. Durno explained this isn’t a smoking ban it’s already a law.
  • Mr. Marriner said if you go down to the stores they already have the smoking information.
  • Mr. Durno asked if they are following the regulations.
  • Mr. Marriner doesn’t know. This won’t make them follow the regulations; all it will do is giving them a thousand dollar fine when they don’t.
  • Mr. Durno wanted to know what happens to one of these retailers are slapped with a thousand dollar fine. Do they just keeping selling as is.
  • Mr. Buckley said “pay the fine.”
  • Mr. Durno said pay the fine and keep selling the cigarettes.
  • Mr. Buckley said “the managers have already told his employees not to sell cigarettes to minors, everyone knows if you don’t look twenty-one you ask for their I.D. card.”
  • Mr. Durno said “he knows he’s not getting anywhere so let’s drop it.”

 

 

  • Mr. Marriner explained the Keys property transferred several acres of land to town, it was attached to conservation to control it, there piece of that land that goes down behind green acres park and someone has set up shop and you only can see it in the winter time. This stuff is on town property and who is responsible to clean this up.
  • The Health Agent had done some research and she had an arial photograph to show the Board where all this stuff has accumulated. She and the Conservation Agent believe this is on someone else’s property and the homeowner knows where the utility easement is so they contained it with the orange fence. 
  • The Health Agent feels it’s on personal property. She showed the Board member the location in question. To the best of her knowledge this is on private property.
  • Unfortunately some people were living on conversation land but have left it has been cleaned up by conservation.
  • The Health Agent explained she was out there with the Conservation Agent who is very well aware of conservation property and at best it’s on the utility easement. Would the Board like the property owner come to a meeting or you may want pictures of this stuff.
  • Mr. Marriner said “before you do that the keys property has been surveyed I don’t know if conservation would have a copy of that.”
  • Mr. Marriner would like to table this for now so he can do some searching for himself.

 

 

 

  • The Health Agent explained she had done a housing inspection at 12 Cross St., Unit A, and she will be speaking in behalf of Priscilla Scott the landlord. She has submitted a letter and she is exercising her right within the seven days to appeal. The tenants didn’t leave her unit until April 30, 2011 which is part of the timeline of the order being issued. She is actively pursuing repairs; she is asking for an extension her order expires on May 22, 2011, would the Board allow an extension for her.
  • The Board agreed for an extension to correct the violations cited in the original order. She has been granted until

       June 7, 2011 to correct violations.

 

Mr. Durno made a motion to approve Mr. Bancroft thirty days time extension in order to have his property in a clean and orderly manner.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Marriner made a motion to

approve an extension of her

written order that she be given

until June 7, 2011 to correct

the violations.

 

Mr. Durno seconded it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permits/Bill Warrants:

 

 

 

 

New Business:

Secretary Re-appointment

 

 

New Business:

Body Art Regulations

 

 

 

 

 

Other Items:

 

 

  • 52 Emerson Cir.-New septic disposal const. permit
  • 54 Emerson Cir.-New septic disposal const. permit
  • 11 Fairchild Ct.-New septic disposal const. permit
  • One bill warrant

 

 

  • The Board voted unanimously to re-appoint Sandra Grogan, as Board Secretary

 

  • The Health Agent presented the current regulations to the Board as someone is interested in opening a tattoo shop.
  • The Board discussed the regulations and made additional changes.

 

  • The Health Agent informed the Board that Chef on Wheels has changed its name to Culinary Experience.

 

  • Sweet Additions were sent a letter.
  • Crumpets have an invalid license and a letter went out to cease and desist.

Board signed permits/bill warrant.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Durno made a motion to accept the Body Art Regulations as re-written and will be effective as of May 18, 2011.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

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

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm

Next Meeting: June 7, 2011

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary

 

 

 

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