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Board of Health Meeting Minutes 03/02/2017

BOARD OF HEALTH
MARCH 02, 2017
Minutes



PRESENT
Chairman: Vincent Forte, Jr.
Vice Chairman: Tricia Leclair
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 February 16, 2017.
Mr. Forte seconded and the motion carried.  Ms. Leclair abstained from the motion, as she was not present at previous meeting.   

OLD BUSINESS
Circle CG:  The Board reviewed an email that was exchanged between Circle CG and DPW Director, Don DiMartino.  Mr. DiMartino approved the Flow Meter that Circle CG wanted to use.  He gave Circle CG permission to move forward with ordering of the Flow Meter so that they can continue with the project and get it completed before the deadline of March 31, 2017.  Mr. Catalano told the Board that he would keep in touch with Mr. Daley of Circle CG to make sure the Flow Meter was ordered and that the project is moving forward.

Livestock Regulation Committee:  Ms. Leclair discussed the details that she is finishing up with the Committee.  Ms. Leclair advised the Board that she believes the next Livestock Regulation Committee Meeting scheduled for March 7, 2017 should be the last meeting.  After that meeting Ms. Leclair will prepare the final draft of the proposed regulations and will present them to the Board of Health.

NEW BUSINESS
The Betterment Loan Reconciliation was discussed and reviewed by the Board.  Ms. McGovern and Mr. Catalano had met with Mr. Chris Laviolette from the Accounting Department prior to this week’s meeting and were able to bring the Reconciliation Information they received to this meeting for all Board members to review.

Ms. McGovern made a motion for the Re-Appointment of Mr. Vincent Forte, Jr. as Chairman of the Board of Health for a 3-year term.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.  

The Application for a 3 Lot Subdivision named “Nerina Estates” was acknowledged and reviewed by the Board.

Ms. McGovern discussed the proposed Earth Day / Litter Clean-up Day that is being organized for April 22, 2017.  Ms. McGovern and Mr. Catalano have been in contact with multiple departments and organizations to find out the best plan of action for this day, as well as expenses that may arise.   At this time the Board is working to organize the event and will be looking for volunteers by advertising locally through newspapers, bulletins and flyers.   

HEALTH AGENT UPDATES
Mr. Catalano discussed the application he received from Sue Durkin of the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at St. Blaise Church.  The application was reviewed and acknowledged by the Board.

Mr. Catalano has also been in contact with the DPW to get clarification on the types of batteries that are accepted at the town Recycling Center.  He has confirmed that all battery types and sizes are allowed to be disposed of, free of charge at the Recycling Center location on Maple Street during normal hours of operation.

CORRESPONDENCE
The Department of Environmental Protection updates were reviewed by the Board.  All Board members were provided with a copy of the “2017 Notice to Local Boards of Health.”

The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust Betterment Loan information was provided to all Board members for review.  The Board acknowledged and discussed the information and details of the packet.

BILLS
A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Trippi’s Uniforms $ 117.00 for a new Food Inspector Badge.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay WMPHA $25.00 for a food course registration fee for Mark Bascio.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay Gangi Printing $80.05 for letterheads.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

A motion was made by Ms. McGovern to pay WB Mason $54.30 for office supplies.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

BETTERMENT LOANS
Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the septic betterment loan application for 12 Fairway Lane.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.  Application is approved but will not be funded until the betterment funds are available.  Mr. Forte abstained from the vote.

Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the septic betterment loan application for 1221 Pulaski Boulevard.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.  Application is approved but will not be funded until the betterment funds are available.

Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the septic betterment application for 30 Arthur Street.  Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.  Application is approved but will not be funded until the betterment funds are available.



PLANS FOR REVIEW
A new construction septic plan for 61 Silver Lake Road was reviewed by the Board.  Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the plan as noted:
  • Please reduce setback from septic tank to the foundation from 10’ to 6’ per 310 CMR 15.405(a)
  • Please reduce setback from the SAS (Soil Absorption System) to property line from 10’ to 5.2’ per 310 CMR 15.405(b) 
  • Please reduce offset from the SAS to estimated seasonal high groundwater table from 4’ to 3’ per 310 CMR 15.405(h)
Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

ADJOURNMENT
Ms. McGovern moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 pm. Her motion was seconded by Ms. Leclair and carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tina M. Griffin
Tina M. Griffin


NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 16, 2017 AT 7:30 PM