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Board of Health Meeting Minutes 04/03/2014

Board of Health Minutes
April 3, 2014

Present - Chairman Vincent Forte, Jr., Members: Kelly McGovern, Agent Catalano, and Elizabeth Donovan, Clerk
Call to Order - Chairman Vincent Forte called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  
Minutes - A motion was made by Ms. McGovern and seconded by Mr. Forte to approve the Minutes of March 20, 2014,  as amended. Mr. Forte put this motion to vote and the minutes were approved unanimously.

New Business

J.D. Raymond, Inc. Complaint – Mr. Dow, employed by JD Raymond Co, of 174 Maple Street, was issued a citation and fine for a noise violation while operating construction equipment before 6:00 a.m.  The
company was advised of the noise ordinance hours of operation.

Tobacco Control Compliance – Reports prepared by Marilyn Edge were reviewed.  Information as to where underage sales took place and when the Youth Buyer was not asked for identification were included.  Agent Catalano agreed to ask Laura to contact Masood Bhatti to determine his continued interest in conducting compliance checks.

Restaurant Fees Review – The Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2014 was reviewed and Agent Catalano reported that all are paid up to date. Agent Catalano agreed to research surrounding towns with similar populations and present a comparison at the next meeting.

Quarterly Food Reports The Food Inspections Time Line was reviewed.  Agent Catalano will ask Michael Sarasin to review inspections with the food agents to ensure accuracy and consistency across the board.

Tobacco 21 – Chairman Forte reported that he was in receipt of an e-mail from Drs. Winickoff and Hartman urging Bellingham to join ranks with other towns in banning sales of tobacco to individuals under 21. The Board reiterated their earlier decision to not raise the age to 21 to purchase tobacco products.

Old Business/Health Agent Report

Goals – Public will be notified that proposed changes to Title V regulations and inspection criteria will be presented at the May 15th meeting. Chairman Forte is concerned that  important information is not being captured on the existing  form.  Board members agreed to devise a new inspection form that includes all pertinent information.

Goody’s Restaurant – Agent Catalano reported that the matter has been postponed. The owners have not responded  to Zoning Board’s demands and the restaurant has been closed.

41 Carrier Street – Mr. Sullivan has filed for a tax abatement. Town Manager, Denis Fraine, is working with RK Management to install a fence with a gate in an effort to resolve the matter.
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CVS Pharmacy - Chairman Forte is in receipt of a letter from CVS pharmacy thanking him for his complimentary remarks regarding their decision to stop selling tobacco products this Fall.

On motions made by Ms. McGovern and seconded by Mr. Forte, the following bills were approved for payment:

Tara Gurge
4 inspections
Sarah Waskiewicz
BP clinic and Mavin Training
William Fisher
1/2/14 and 3/25/14 inspections

Betterment Loans

The Betterment Loan Agreement for 28 Mendon Street was signed and notarized.

Plans for Review

10 Andrews Street – Ms. McGovern moved to approve the septic plan review to reduce ground water offset from 4 feet to 3 feet, her motion was duly seconded and passed unanimously.

Lot 3 Hixon Street – Ms. McGovern moved to approve the septic plan review for new construction with no variance, her motion was duly seconded and passed unanimously.

Adjournment - Ms. McGovern motioned to adjourn the meeting at 10:08 p.m.; her motion was seconded and passed without objection.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Donovan
Minutes Clerk