Pepperell Board of Health

November 01, 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 tape 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        Joann Arsenault, 222 South Rd., Jessica Cathcart, 222 South Rd., #1, Dina Faureau, Billerica, Jack & Gale Visniewski, 24 Shirley St., Nicole & Freddy Colon, 222 South Rd. Apt. #1

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Durno made a motion to approve the minutes of October 18, 2011.

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

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken

Permits/ Bill Warrant

 

155 Heald St.

 

  • Mr. Jack Visniewski appeared before the Board to request a change in the loading rate from Pepperell’s local regulation of 150 gpd to 110 gpd per Title 5 requirement.

Mr. Durno made a motion to grant the variance request from 150 to 110 gpd at 155 Heald St.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Housing Code Review:

 

·        The Health Agent (HA) presented the members of the Board with a sheet that explains the process of a housing code violation and how the process proceeds.

·        The members of the Board appreciated the overview of the process.

 

 

Appointment 1:

 

Joan Arsenault - Appeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continued:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ms. Arsenault appeared before the members of the Board to appeal certain violations that were listed when she received an order by the HA back on 10/6/11.
  • The HA suggested to Ms. Arsenault go down the list and tell the members which ones she would like to appeal.
  • Ms. Cathcart had the opportunity to appear before the members of the Board and read a prepared statement.

 

 

 

 

 

  • The members of the Board feel the landlord and tenant relationship soured and wants the BOH to be the referee between them.
  • Ms. Arsenault said “she contacted Northeast Housing Court and discussed some of the violations listed; they in turn said they are not violations.  She will be going there next week.
  • Mr. Marriner said “he would like something in writing as to whether what was listed on the order is in fact not a violation.”
  • Mr. Durno agrees with Nashoba Boards of Health as they are the professionals, as far as he is concerned the violations listed must be corrected by the landlord.
  • After a continued discussion the Board agreed to a thirty day extension except on the critical violations.
  • Mr. Buckley asked the two parties to work together mutually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Durno made a motion to grant Ms. Arsenault a thirty day extension which will expire on 12/6/2011 to correct all violations except the critical violations.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Correspondence 6:

EDS Drill

 

 

 

 

  • The HA reminded the members of the Board of the mock emergency dispensing site drill (EDS) that should take place during the flu clinic. They will be using 2-way radios to communicate with each other.
  • Mr. Durno and Mr. Buckley will attend along with the HA.

 

 

Correspondence 7:

20L Wheeler St.

  • The HA asked the members of the Board if the letter by the Bancroft’s is acceptable. The only change she sees is the deed addresses this dwelling at 20 Wheeler Rd., not 20L Wheeler Rd. So with keeping with the deed does the Board agree with the Bancroft’s letter that reads 20 Wheeler Rd.

Mr. Durno made a motion to accept the letter as written.

 

Mr. Marriner seconded it.

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Permits:

49 South Rd. – Well permit

  • The HA presented a well permits before the members of the Board for approval.

Mr. Durno made a motion to approve the well permit for 49 South Rd.

 

Mr. Marriner Seconded it.

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Meeting Dates:

  • The meetings in December will be held on Dec. 6th and Dec. 20th.

 

 

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8: 50 pm

Next Meeting: November 15, 2011

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary

 

 

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