Board of Health

Monday, February 7, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Remote call-in
A meeting of the Board of Health

Meeting of Board of Health

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Mary Ryan
  • Remote: Nick Venti, at 7:07 PM
  • Remote: John Hillman, at 7:00 PM
  • Remote: Michael Fair, Chair, at 7:00 PM
  • Remote: Peter Sylvan, at 7:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Susan Nagy - Clerk
  • Steve Ball - Health Agent 7:20 - 7:53 PM

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 7:00 PM

Meeting closed: 9:00 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • - Call meeting to order and review minutes of the previous meeting.

    • - Announcements, Information and log incoming mail.

    • - 1. Received from William J. Sieruta, PE, Title 5 Inspection Report dated 1/24/2022 for 45 Richardson Rd., owner Richard Williams. System passes. Received from William J. Sieruta check #135, dated 1/24/2022 for $150.00 for Title 5 Inspection.

    • - 2. Received from William J. Sieruta, PE Title 5 Inspection Report, dated 1/19/2022 for 36 Long Plain Rd., owner David Keenan. System passes. Received from William J. Sieruta check #134, dated 1/24/2022 for $150.00 for Title 5 Inspection.

    • - 3. Received Form 9A - Application for Local Upgrade Approval from William J. Sieruta for 62 Shutesbury Rd., owner Gerry McFarland. Received DSCP Application for 62 Shutesbury Road dated 1/14/2022. Signed by owner. Complete Septic System Upgrade. Also received Form 11 Soil Suitability Assessment for On-Site Sewage Disposal.

    • - 4. Michael Fair, Chair announced that he will not be running for re-election when his term expires.

    • - 5. Health Agent, Steve Ball updated the Board on PFAS. 2 more houses have tested positive. Caprice Shaw from Massachusetts DEP will be our PFAS contact.

    • - Citizens Business: Permits and general questions for the board.

    • Variance Hearing - 1. 7:30 PM Variance Hearing for 62 Shutesbury Road. Variance Hearing opened at 7:30 PM for 62 Shutesbury Road.

      General Discussion...
      It was noted that the abutter have not been notified. Assigned DSCP#R2022-02-07a
      Hearing will be continued on 2/23/2022 at 7:30PM.
      Hearing closed at 7:42PM

    • - 1. Received from L&F Construction, check #21087, dated 1/20/2022 for $100.00 for 2022 Installers Permit. Issued Permit #22-10. Signed by Clerk.

    • - 2. There was an inquiry from the owner at 16 Long Hill Road; there was a perc test done in 2000, can it still be used? The test needs to be updated with another deep hole test.

    • - 3. Member Nick Venti has been speaking to various people regarding PFAS in areas of North Leverett, and its strange distribution pattern. Chestnut Hill Rd., North Leverett Center and Hannabrooke Dr. Fair will update list of Wells testing positive.

    • - 4. The Library Direct was asking the Board for guidance regarding function at the Library. Any COVID updates. Hillman reminded the Board that there is still a mask mandate in affect. Should the mandate be lifted? Fair will contact the Director.

    • - Adjourn and schedule next meeting.

    • - To call in to the remote meeting 1-425-436-6363 access code 133125

  2. 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 Susan Nagy - Clerk Next meeting February 23, 2022

Minutes approved on Monday, Apr 4, 2022

Posted to: Board of Health