BOARD OF HEALTH
February 01, 2018
Vice Chairperson: Kelly McGovern
Member: Vincent Forte, Jr.
Health Agent: Michael Catalano
Minutes Clerk: Tina Griffin
CALL TO ORDER
Ms. McGovern called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.
Mr. Forte made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 18, 2018 meeting, as amended.
Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.
Board members reviewed and discussed the tasks from the previous meeting.
Ms. McGovern asked to postpone the submission of employee review forms for Mr. Catalano until the next meeting, when Ms. Leclair will be present.
The Board reviewed a copy of the Disease Count Report that was provided to all Board members by the Public Health Nurse, Patricia Parent.
Board members acknowledged a memo they received from the Planning Board, letting them know that the Macy Estates Project is moving forward and is now in the planning stages.
A copy of the Choke Saver Class flyer was given to all Board members to review. The next Choke Saver Class will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The Class will take place at the Bellingham Fire Station, located at 28 Blackstone Street. Payment in the amount of $25.00 in the form of cash only, will be accepted at the Class.
Board members reviewed a copy of the Public Hearing Notice that the Conservation Commission will be holding on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm. This Public Hearing is regarding the Wetlands on Box Pond Road and the Notice of Intent for a proposed garage addition onto an existing dwelling at 36 Box Pond Road. The hearing will be held at the Municipal Center – 10 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA.
Ms. McGovern discussed some of the details for the upcoming Earth Day Cleanup event. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21st, with the option of a rain date on Sunday, April 22nd.
Mr. Catalano let the Board know that he has already given the information to the local cable television station to start advertising, as well as the March issue of the Bellingham Bulletin newspaper.
Board members discussed the current Tattoo Regulations and agreed to have a Public Hearing to amend the regulations and adopt Micro-Blading into the current Regulations. A Public Hearing will be held at the next meeting, on February 15, 2018 to amend the current Tattoo Regulations.
Ms. McGovern gave all Board members a copy of the 2017 Annual Report to review. The Board made minor adjustments and agreed to have Ms. Leclair submit the 2017 Annual Report after she has a chance to review it.
Mr. Catalano informed the Board about a violation letter that was prepared and sent out to the owner of 21 Governor Avenue, regarding trash and debris on the property. Mr. Catalano told the Board that the issue was quickly addressed and all the trash has been placed inside a dumpster that was recently delivered to the property.
HEALTH AGENT UPDATES
Mr. Catalano discussed the septic system installation advisory with the Board. Mr. Catalano stated that the current weather would not cause an issue with septic system installations. However, the advisory would have to come back into effect if the weather starts to get colder again.
Mr. Catalano discussed the complaints that have come into the Board of Health Office since the last meeting. A copy of the complaint log was given to all Board members to review. Board members acknowledged and discussed these complaints.
A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $82.02 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 $225.00 to RI Analytical for Board of Health Professional Services. His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $675.00 to William Fisher for Food Inspections. His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Forte to pay $750.00 to Tara Gurge for Food Inspections. His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.
The Board reviewed a Betterment Loan application for Rachel Leenhouts of 57-59 Blackstone Street.
A Betterment Loan application for Thomas Steeves of 42-44 North Street was reviewed by the Board. Mr. Forte made a motion to deny the Betterment Loan application for Mr. Steeves due to non-payment of taxes. His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.
Mr. Forte made a motion to add a statement above the signature line of the Betterment Loan Application, stating that this property must be the applicant’s permanent residence. Ms. McGovern seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Forte moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm. His motion was seconded by Ms. McGovern and carried.
Tina M. Griffin
Tina M. Griffin
NEXT MEETING IS FEBRUARY 15, 2018 AT 7:30 PM