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Board of Health Meeting Minutes 03/16/2017

MARCH 16, 2017

Chairman: Vincent Forte, Jr.
Vice Chairman: Tricia Leclair
Member: Kelly McGovern
Health Agent: Michael Catalano
Minutes Clerk: Tina Griffin

Mr. Forte called the meeting to order at 7:31 pm.

A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to approve the minutes of March 02, 2017, as amended.
Ms. Leclair seconded and the motion carried.   

Livestock Update:  The Board reviewed the livestock regulations that the committee had prepared and received back from town council.  The Board members made some revisions to these regulations and suggested that this draft go back to town council for review.  

Ms. Leclair made a motion to continue the public hearing until the next Board of Health meeting on April 06, 2017.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and the motion carried.

Circle CG:  The Board discussed the project status and deadline of March 31, 2017 that is quickly approaching.  Mr. Catalano confirmed that Mr. Daley did order and receive the new Flow Meter that they will be using.  Ms. McGovern suggested that contact should be made with Circle CG to ensure that the project will be completed by the deadline.  Mr. Catalano told the Board that he will be contacting them through a phone call as well as a letter and will update the Board on the status.

Earth Day:  Ms. McGovern discussed the details that she and Mr. Catalano have been working on to finalize everything for this event.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  An advertisement has been placed in the local newspapers and flyers will be posted in multiple locations around town.  The Board discussed the amount of volunteers needed and areas that will take priority based on the amount of volunteers that respond.  

Mr. Forte discussed the use of recreational marijuana and edible sales.  Mr. Catalano told the Board that he would contact Ruth Sandler from the MHOA (Massachusetts Health Officers Association) to see if other towns are selling edibles and what their food permitting procedures are for these products.

The Board discussed the number of current and future tobacco permits, as well as the ratio of permits in comparison to other towns.  Mr. Catalano told the Board that he would contact the Tobacco Agent, Marilyn Edge to confirm these details.  

Ms. Leclair asked to continue this discussion as well as the number of “adult only store” permits, until the next meeting so that the Board will have the information needed from Mr. Catalano and the Tobacco Agent.

Mr. Catalano discussed a complaint that came in regarding McDonald’s restaurant.   A customer had contacted the Board of Health to report that three family members all became ill after drinking milkshakes from this establishment.  Mr. Catalano advised the Board that he has been in contact with the food inspectors and the milkshake machine was already taken apart to verify its cleanliness and condition.  Also, a sample was sent out for bacterial testing to confirm if the machine did have any issues.

A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Michael Sarasin $375.00 for food inspections.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay the Town of Upton $2,243.12 for nursing services.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

Ms. McGovern moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 pm. Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tina M. Griffin
Tina M. Griffin