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Board of Health Meeting Minutes 01/18/2018

BOARD OF HEALTH
January 18, 2018
Minutes



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

CALL TO ORDER
Ms. Leclair called the meeting to order at 7:31 pm.

MINUTES
Ms. McGovern made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 14, 2017 meeting, as amended.  Mr. Forte seconded and the motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS
Board members discussed the town litter and trash regulations.

Employee Review – Ms. Leclair asked the Board to complete the employee review form for Mr. Catalano and bring the completed form to the next meeting on February 01, 2018.

Board members reviewed the Marijuana Regulations / Bylaw and agreed to continue this discussion at a later date when more information is available and the Board is more educated on the regulations.

Ms. McGovern told the Board that Planet Aid has been cooperating with the emptying of their collection bins and there have not been nearly as many problems as there have been in the past.

Mr. Forte discussed commercial littering in town and the amount of trash that can sometimes fly out of the trash and recycling trucks.  Mr. Forte stated that he was recently behind a trash truck in town and witnessed trash blowing out of the back of the truck.  Mr. Forte said that he contacted the DPW and has also been in contact with the Town Administrator, Denis Fraine to discuss some of these issues.
Mr. Forte will update the Board after he talks with Mr. Fraine to see what can be done about this situation.

CORRESPONDENCE
The Board discussed the contract between the Board of Health and Public Health Nurse, Patricia Parent and the length of contract term that was agreed upon.   

All Board members were given a copy of the Board of Health Tobacco Regulations to review.  The Board acknowledged this information and agreed to continue this discussion at the February meeting when the tobacco agent is present.


GOALS
Ms. McGovern discussed some of the details for the upcoming Earth Day Cleanup event.  The Board agreed on scheduling the event for Saturday, April 21st with an option of a rain date for Sunday, April 22nd.

NEW BUSINESS
The Board reviewed a copy of the 2017 Annual Report that was provided to all Board members at tonight’s meeting.

Mr. John Pasquale, Vice President of Facilities Support at Cumberland Farms was present at the meeting tonight to discuss “Alternative Technology Installation.”
Ms. Pasquale discussed the issues that some of the Cumberland Farms stores are having with their septic systems failing prematurely.  Ms. Pasquale has been having good success with this newer procedure called “Alternative Technology Installation,” which works by using blowers to push oxygen into the system.  Ms. Pasquale has already used this method in 12 other Cumberland Farms locations with great success.  
Mr. Pasquale asked the Board to approve the use of “Alternative Technology” at the Cumberland Farms store located at 459 Hartford Avenue, in order to keep the system within compliance.
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the “Alternative Technology System” under the Boards local upgrade approvals per 310 CMR 15.405.
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Heather Rivkin came into tonight’s meeting to introduce herself to the Board and discuss her plans for opening a micro-blading facility in town.  Ms. Rivkin wanted to talk to Board members about the requirements and restrictions for opening this type of business in Bellingham.  Micro-blading is very similar to tattooing and she wanted to make sure that a license would be available for her to apply for so that she can start looking for locations to open her business.  Ms. Rivkin told the Board that she would be doing this type of permanent make-up on customers for their eyes, lips and eyebrows.  
Ms. Rivkin left some of her information with the Board for them to review the current licenses and trainings that she has.  
Mr. Catalano told Ms. Rivkin that the Board would review all of the information and will vote on a license at the next meeting on February 1, 2018.

HEALTH AGENT UPDATES
Mr. Catalano discussed the septic system installation advisory with the Board.
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the request of the Health Agent to suspend septic system installations during the winter months.  Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

Mr. Catalano discussed any complaints that have come into the Board of Health Office since the last meeting.  A copy of the complaint log was also given to all Board members.

BETTERMENT BILLS
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the Betterment Bill in the amount of $2500.00 to Seth Lajoie for the Engineering of the new septic system project located at 28 Bliss Road for Mr. Silva.
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the Betterment Bill in the amount of $16,850.00 to Phil’s Landscaping and Excavating for the installation of a new septic system at 28 Bliss Road for Mr. Silva.
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

BILLS
A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $91.49 to WB Mason for office supplies.  His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and the motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $240.00 to the MHOA for membership renewals of three Board members and one Health Agent.  His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $147 to the Postmaster for three rolls of stamps.  His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $750.00 to Michael Sarasin for Food Inspections.  His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $1,875.00 to William Fisher for Food Inspections.                     
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.     

BETTERMENT LOANS
Mr. Forte made a motion to re-approve the signing of the following Betterment Loan Agreement, due to an update on the Betterment Loan application:
  • Re-signed agreement for 28 Bliss Road for Mr. Silva
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.  
Betterment Loan Application was signed and signatures were notarized.

PLANS TO REVIEW
The Board reviewed a plan for a new septic system at 40 Lowland Road.  
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the plan as submitted with the following local upgrade requests:
  • Reduce the required 10’ property line setback to 6’ per 310 CMR 15.405(a)
  • Reduce the required 20’ setback from the S.A.S. to the foundation wall to 12’ with a 40 Mil Impervious barrier  installation per 310 CMR 15.405(b)
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Forte moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:48 pm.  His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tina M. Griffin
Tina M. Griffin



NEXT MEETING IS FEBRUARY 01, 2018 AT 7:30 PM
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