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Board of Health Meeting

Monday, November 28, 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: 6:05 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Permit Applications

    • 2023 Haulers permit for Greg's Wastewater Removal

      General Discussion...
      Permit approved. Copy to be mailed to business owner.

  3. Title V Agent report

    • Nothing new

      General Discussion...
      There has been no new activity since the last meeting.

  4. Health and Wellness report

    • COVID Updates

      General Discussion...
      COVID tests showing 5-1/2 to 6% positive results.

      COVID levels are about the same

    • Vaccination Updates

      General Discussion...
      Biggest lag in vaccinations is the under 12 yo group - can we pass out flyers at the school? Emily to follow up with this.

      Another lag is poor numbers in booster shots, especially for the new bivalent booster.

  5. Food Services and Inspections

    • Food Inspections

      General Discussion...
      No new inspections / permits since last meeting.

  6. Complaints

    • Noise complaint on Ashfield Road

      General Discussion...
      This was a ''unofficial'' complaint. The board will wait to see if anything develops.

    • Noise complaint on Bardwells Ferry Road

      General Discussion...
      A ''closing'' letter will be written and sent off to both parties involved.

  7. Mass Dept. of Agricultural Resources

    • Animal / Barn Inspections

      General Discussion...
      Approximately 15-25 barns inspected since last meeting.

    • Current Quarantines

      General Discussion...
      No current quarantines.

  8. Unanticipated items of concern that arises after posting

    • Opioid Funds

      General Discussion...
      Possible to pool funds with other FRCOG area communities. These funds could be used for harm reduction services, increased access to methadone clinics, community outreach programs, and more.

      The option to pool funds must be approved at town meeting.

    • Semi-Annual Stipends

      MOTION, moved by Kathy Llamas, seconded by Emily Sweet: To approve stipend payments for board members and animal inspectors.

      Pass: Aye: Jackie Choate, Emily Sweet, Kathy Llamas. Not Present: Devon Whitney-Deal, Tilda Hunting.

  9. Public comments

  10. Meeting Wrap-up

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 3, 2023

Posted to: Board of Health (updated 2023-02-27 10:17:05).

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