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Board of Health Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Town Hall Office Meeting Space
A meeting of the Board of Health

Meeting of Board of Health

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Devon Whitney-Deal, Member
  • Absent: Tilda Hunting, Member
  • Present: Kathy Llamas, Chair, at 5:00 PM
  • Present: Jackie Choate, Member, at 5:00 PM
  • Present: Emily Sweet, Member, at 5:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Laurie Lucier
  • Carl Nelke

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:00 PM

Meeting closed: 5:50 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Permit Applications

    • Review new permit applications

      General Discussion...
      No applications to review

  3. Title V Agent report

    • Carl Nelke's Report

      General Discussion...
      124 Mathews Road - compliance inspection

  4. Health and Wellness report

    • COVID Updates

      General Discussion...
      - Franklin County is back in the high risk level for communicable spread
      - There has been a national increase of 25% / positive test results, waste water sampling, hospitalizations
      - The increase in COVID added to RSV and the flu is concerning for hospitals
      - There are two new Omnicron variants - they are more contagious and immune evasive than the previous
      - Vaccines should still prevent severe illness with new variants

    • Other

    • Vaccination Updates

      General Discussion...
      Flu and COVID vaccine clinics for December:
      - December 13th 3:45 - 6:45 at Hillcrest Elementary School in Turners Falls
      - December 20th 3:30 - 6:30 at the Newton School in Greenfield

  5. Food Services and Inspections

    • Food Inspections

      General Discussion...
      New permit issued for Beaumont's Berries

  6. Complaints

    • Noise complaints on Bardwells Ferry Road and Ashfield Rd.

      General Discussion...
      Draft letters were written and reviewed by the board. Letters approved as written and will be printed on letterhead and mailed to all involved parties.

  7. Animal Inspector / Quarantine Officer Report

    • Animal / Barn Inspections

      General Discussion...
      Inspections are going along slow and steady. Nothing of concern to report.

  8. Unanticipated items of concern that arises after posting

    • from Emily

      General Discussion...
      - Emily has received backpack mailers regarding COVID vaccinations for children and COVID boosters. After final approval from the school these will be distributed to Conway Grammar School students to bring home.
      - Emily has registered for the ''Be S.M.A.R.T.'' training on December 17th.

  9. Public comments

  10. Meeting Wrap-up

    • Next Meetings:
      1. Mon, Dec 26, at 5:00 PM "Board of Health Meeting - CANCELED" -- Town Hall Office Meeting Space
      2. Mon, Jan 9, at 5:00 PM "Board of Health Meeting" -- Town Hall Office Meeting Space
      3. Mon, Jan 23, at 5:00 PM "Board of Health Meeting - POSTPONED to January 30, 2023" -- Town Hall Office Meeting Space
    • Published! Meeting Closed at 5:50 PM.

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes approved on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023

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