Pepperell Board of Health

 January 10, 2012

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. Durno. He informed all present the meeting was being tape recorded.


Members Present:     Acting Chairman, Phillip Durno, John Marriner, Member

Members/Staff Absent:  Alfred Buckley, Chairman of the Board

Staff Present:          Kalene Gendron R.S., Health Agent, Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary

Guests Present:       Paul MacDonald, Nashoba Publishing, Erica McLellan, 55 Oak Hill St.

Minutes to be approved:   Mr. Marriner approved and accepted as amended the 12/6/2011 minutes. Mr. Durno seconded it. A vote was taken. All were in favor.

Topic of Discussion

Relevant Discussion

Action taken

Vote taken

New Business F:

55 Oakhill Rd.

  • The homeowner is running a business out of her home making goat soap, laundry detergent and other goat products out of her home.
  • The Health Agent (HA) mentioned the size of her septic system, and the last pumping record that concerned her. In addition, a garbage grinder was indentified by an older Title 5 report. The homeowner said “presently there is no garbage grinder present.
  • The homeowner explained to the Board there is no waste from the goat’s milk as they use every bit of it.
  • The Board took no action.



Correspondence 6:

Annual Report

  • Mr. Marriner volunteered to get the annual report ready.
  • The HA will gather the inspections and other pertinent information for the report.



Correspondence 7:

Corporate Environmental Advisors (CEA) – Landfill Reduction Letter

·        The HA explained CEA did the fall landfill report and Mr. Last, of CEA, will write a letter to the PBOH with reduction request of the groundwater Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) to be eliminated as part of the testing.

·        Once the PBOH reviews it and approves of it, it can be forwarded to the DEP.



Correspondence 8:

Office supplies






  • The Secretary asked if she could order some office supplies.
  • The Board said “get what you need.”
  • Mr. Durno told Mr. Marriner the microwave in the PBOH office doesn’t work he would like the Secretary to purchase a new one at a reasonable price between $70.00 and $80.00 dollars.
  • Mr. Marriner agreed.



Mr. Durno made a motion that the Secretary purchases a microwave at a reasonable price for the PBOH office.



Mr. Marriner seconded it.








A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Old Business: A

Fee Schedule – Audio C.D.

  • The Board members discussed a fee associated with a request for the PBOH meeting minutes on CD.
  • Mr. Marriner would like the PBOH to charge $10.00 for a CD copy.

Mr. Marriner made a motion to charge a $10.00 fee for a CD copy of meeting minutes.


Mr. Durno seconded it.


A vote was taken.

All were in favor.

Old Business: B

NMHS – Response letter

  • The Board reviewed the letters in regards to the smoking complaint, which requests a written response from the school committee and the superintendent.

Mr. Durno made a motion to forward the letters.


Mr. Marriner seconded it.

A vote was taken.

All were in favor.



  • The Board members signed Waste Not – Rubbish Hauler

G.W. Shaw & Sons, Inc. – Rubbish Hauler, E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc., - Rubbish Hauler licenses to operate in Pepperell.

  • Green Acres and Suburban Village Community Home Parks, licenses were signed.
  • The Board approved of a well destruction permit for 224 South Rd.





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: 00 pm

Next Meeting: January 24, 2012

Respectfully submitted by:   Sandra Grogan, Board Secretary



          ABSENT                                             ____________________                         ______________________

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