BOARD OF HEALTH
February 16, 2017
Chairman: Vincent Forte, Jr.
Member: Kelly McGovern
Health Agent: Michael Catalano
Minutes Clerk: Tina Griffin
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Forte called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to approve the Minutes of January 19, 2017, as amended.
Mr. Forte seconded and the motion carried.
Re-Appointment of Vincent Forte, Jr. as Chairman of the Board of Health was postponed until the next meeting on March 2, 2017, as Ms. Leclair was not present at tonight’s meeting as a voting member.
The Board discussed the correspondence for Nerina Estates and agreed to have it put on the agenda for the March 2, 2017 meeting.
Ms. McGovern discussed the proposed Earth Day / Litter Clean-up Day that is being organized for a weekend in April of this year. Ms. McGovern did a lot of research and contacted a number of organizations and departments to bring as much information as she could to the Board this evening. Ms. McGovern had been in contact with the DPW regarding the pick-up of litter that would be collected. Also, she has been in contact with the “Keep Massachusetts Beautiful” Organization and had information on fundraising, donations, advertising of the event and more. Mr. Catalano said that he would discuss the event with the Board of Selectmen and see if the date and time of the proposed day will be acceptable so that the Board can begin advertising for this event.
HEALTH AGENT UPDATES
Circle CG: Mr. Rob Daley came into tonight’s meeting to update the Board on the status of the Septic Project at Circle CG. Mr. Daley brought in copies of the communications he has been having through email with DPW Director, Don DiMartino. The project has not moved to the next phase because they are waiting for an approval from Mr. Dimartino on the Flow Meter that they would like to use. Once Circle CG receives approval they can order the Flow Meter which will take approximately 5-7 days to come in and they will also have the remainder of the fill materials delivered in that timeframe as well. Mr. Daley guaranteed the Board that he will have the project completed no later than March 31, 2017.
Mr. Daley left the brochures on the Flow Meter and DPW Communication emails with the Board to show that he has been working with the town and is trying to get the project completed.
Countryside Motel: Mr. Patel addressed the Board this evening about the current septic situation at
115 Mechanic Street. Mr. Patel has full intentions to work with the Board to fix the issues and in the meantime he has hired ADC Septic Company to pump the current system every 2 to 3 weeks.
Mr. Catalano discussed the situation with Mr. Patel and the Board and said that he will do a “soil evaluation test” for Mr. Patel in the spring of this year.
Therefore, as of right now Mr. Patel will continue to have the current system pumped every 2 to 3 weeks until the soil test can be completed. At that time the information will be sent to an Engineer and he will go forward to get pricing and options on replacing the system.
TTX Training: Mr. Catalano discussed TTX (Tabletop Training Exercise) for Region 2 that is coming up. The TTX Training involves all key personnel coming together to discuss hypothetical emergency scenarios in an informational setting. This type of exercise can be used to assess the adequacy of plans, policies, procedures, training, resources, and relationships or agreements that guide the prevention of, response to and recovery from an emergency situation.
Sound Meter Training: Mr. Catalano discussed the training that he had attended for the use of the Sound Meter and the availability of the machine for the town to use.
LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE UPDATE
Ms. Griffin updated the Board with the details that the Livestock Regulation Committee has been working on. At the last Livestock Committee meeting on February 7, 2017, some members had decided to re-discuss certain sections on the draft and make additional revisions. The Committee will meet again on March 7, 2017 to hopefully finalize the draft changes and revisions.
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Northeast Stamp and Engraving $ 43.40. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Laura Renaud $9.10 for postage. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay WB Mason $38.76 for office supplies. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Mark Bascio $46.29 for reimbursement of a Food Thermometer. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Mark Bascio $75.00 for food inspections. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
PLANS FOR REVIEW
A Septic Plan for Lot #2 on Box Pond Road “new construction” was reviewed by the Board. Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the plan. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
A Septic Plan for 192 Paine Street “new construction” was reviewed by the Board. Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the plan. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
Ms. McGovern moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 pm. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.
Tina M. Griffin
Tina M. Griffin
NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 02, 2017 AT 7:30 PM