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Board of Health Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2023, 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)

  • Present: Kathy Llamas, Chair, at 5:00 PM
  • Present: Jackie Choate, Member, at 5:00 PM
  • Present: Devon Whitney-Deal, Member, at 5:10 PM
  • Present: Emily Sweet, Member, at 5:00 PM
  • Present: Tilda Hunting, Member, at 5:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Laurie Lucier
  • Carl Nelke

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:00 PM

Meeting closed: 6:00 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Title V Agent Report

    • - None

  3. Meetings / Trainings attended by board members

    • Kat

      General Discussion...
      Nine hours / six courses through B.U.
      CPHS meeting on the Capacity Assessment results
      CHIP meeting

    • Jackie

      General Discussion...
      CPHS meeting on the Capacity Assessment results
      Two courses through B.U.
      Conversations with the Whately area Neighbor Helping Neighbor
      Racial Equity training

    • Emily

      General Discussion...
      Barn Inspector / Animal Inspector trainings from both the Mass Department of Agriculture and B.U.
      CPHS meeting on the Capacity Assessment results
      One rabbis quarantine
      One animal complaint

  4. Health and Wellness report

    • - Franklin County is back in the low risk category for community spread

  5. Food Services and Inspections

    • - None

  6. Neighbors Helping Neighbors program

    • - Jackie spoke with the head of the Whately/Deerfield area N-H-N program. He was very helpful and provided information on beginning the process in Conway. Or possibly having Conway join the program there. There will be a very brief comment in the Conway Currents searching for people willing to volunteer their time.

  7. Mass in Motion Age and Dementia friendly initiative

    • Age-Friendly Franklin County

      General Discussion...
      * Statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places people live, learn, work and play.
      * Mass In Motion Franklin County’s grant is designed to complement LifePath’s ongoing Age-Friendly project.
      * Changes community conditions by looking at long-term solutions to address root causes of problems.
      * Leading with race explicitly but not exclusively.

      This will be a joint project with multiple committees/departments involved.

  8. Capacity Assessment

    • - Kat, Jackie and Emily attended the COHS meeting. It is geared toward larger towns and cities.

  9. My role with the Board, currently and going forward

    • Kat

      General Discussion...
      Will continue with education and guiding the board through current and future responsibilities.

    • Jackie

      General Discussion...
      Jackie will continue working with the health-based responsibilities. She will also spearhead the Neighbor Helping Neighbor program.

    • Emily

      General Discussion...
      Emily will continue as the Barn Inspector / Animal Inspector; while also taking part in other activities that may require her assistance.

    • Tilda

      General Discussion...
      Interested in working on the Neighbor Helping Neighbor program. She will also work with FRCOG on food inspections.

  10. Unanticipated items of concern that arises after posting

    • Requirements

      General Discussion...
      * All board members are required to sign up for and complete the MAHB 2023 certification program

      * All board members are required to complete the Racial Equity training

  11. Public comments

  12. 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 prepared by Laurie Lucier

Minutes approved on Thursday, Apr 13, 2023

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