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Board of Health Meeting Minutes 11/16/2017

November 16, 2017

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

Ms. Leclair called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 02, 2017 meeting, as submitted.  Mr. Forte seconded and the motion carried.

Board members reviewed the tasks from the previous meeting of November 2nd.  

7:35 – MR. MACHADO
Mr. Machado of 93 Salisbury Street was present at the meeting to discuss a recent fine that he received for livestock violations.  Mr. Machado told the Board that he tries to keep the livestock in their fenced in area but they do sometimes escape when he enters the gate to feed them.  Mr. Machado told the Board that he does not have a rooster on the property, as was previously reported by a neighbor on his street.  
The Board asked Mr. Machado to fill out the free livestock permit application while he was in front of them.  Mr. Machado completed the application and then asked the Board to please reconsider the fine that he received.  Board members discussed the situation and then Mr. Forte made a motion to waive the fine for Mr. Machado.  
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

Mr. Brandon Li of Kelly Engineering came into the meeting tonight with Mr. Tom Ryder, Peer Review Consultant, to discuss the project on High Street.  Mr. Li presented plans to show the septic system that will be used for both buildings being built at 351 and 353 High Street.  This lot is approximately 86 acres and will have 2 buildings on it.  The site is proposed to have a warehouse of approximately 127,000 sq. ft. and a second warehouse building of approximately 300,000 sq. ft.
Mr. Ryder explained the details of this system and answered any questions that Board members had.
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the plan as presented to the Board for Lot 1 which will contain a 127,000 sq. ft. building on Maple Street and Lot 2 which will contain a 300,000 sq. ft. building on the corner of High Street and Maple Street.  Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.  
Plans were signed and a copy was given to Mr. Li.

Planet Aid Donation Bins:
Ms. McGovern discussed the Planet Aid donation bins that are located at Larry’s package store.  Recently the bins were again full to the point where no additional items could be added and the grounds around the bins would have again become a problem.  Ms. McGovern told the Board that she contacted
the owner of Larry’s Package Store as well as Planet Aid to ask them to please empty the bins.  
Ms. McGovern stated that Planet Aid told her it would be emptied within an hour and the problem was quickly addressed.  Ms. McGovern told the Board that if Larry’s Package Store would have contacted Planet Aid sooner it might not have become an issue.   Therefore, she would like to monitor the area for the next month and see if the issue can be resolved by having Larry’s Package Store keep a better eye on the bins and make a phone call to Planet Aid when they are full.    
The Board agreed to have Kelly monitor the area for the next month.
Mr. Catalano told the Board that he will also discuss this situation about the bins with Town Council before the next meeting on December 14, 2017.

Board members reviewed and confirmed the Meeting Change Notice for the cancellation of meetings on December 7th and 21st and the scheduling of one meeting on December 14, 2017.
Should an emergency situation arise, a second meeting will be re-added to the December schedule.

The Board acknowledged and reviewed a copy of the 2019 Policy Statement that was provided to all Board members tonight.

Complaint Log:
Board members reviewed new and previous complaints that have come into the Board of Health office since the last meeting.  Mr. Catalano updated the Board on the status of these recent complaints.  

Litter By-Law:
Mr. Catalano provided the Board with a copy of the town Litter Bylaw that was requested by Board members at the last meeting.  Ms. McGovern asked Mr. Catalano to check on the “State Litter Law” to see if it has a clearer definition regarding the illegal dumping of items around these donation bins.  The Board was also like to confirm the timeframe that is allowed for the property owners to clean the area around the donation bins.

Food Inspectors:
The Board discussed the upcoming contract renewals for the Food Inspectors.  Mr. Catalano told the Board that he has been discussing different options for the inspector’s liability insurance with               Mr. Fraine.  Board members discussed the possibility of offering to pay half of the inspector’s insurance at the time of their renewal, instead of the full premium amount.   Ms. Leclair suggested paying half of the premium for the 2018 contract and then re-evaluating after the year is up to see if it should be adjusted further.  Mr. Catalano told the Board that he will email the inspectors to let them know about the changes with the insurance premiums before their contracts renew.

A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $225 to Mike Sarasin for food inspections.  Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.  

A septic plan for repairs at 450R South Main Street was reviewed by the Board.  
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve a local upgrade request for 450R South Main Street as noted:
  • Local upgrade request to offset the SAS (Soil Absorption System) from 4’ to 3’                      per 310 CMR15.405(i)
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. McGovern moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 pm.  Her motion was seconded by Mr. Forte and carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tina M. Griffin
Tina M. Griffin