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Board of Health, December 28, 2011
TOWN OF SCITUATE MASSACHUSETTS
Board of Health
PRESENT: Members Frank Lynch and Michael Vazza, Director Jennifer Sullivan and Secretary Pam Mullin. Also present was Selectman, Shawn Harris.
The Scituate Board of Health held a meeting on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Scituate Town Hall located at 600 CJC Highway. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
7:10 p.m. Lobster Express/Public Hearing/Patuto/Nuisance Complaint continued
Lessee, Ronald Patuto made no appearance. Director Sullivan has formally registered a complaint with the State about the buildings structural integrity claiming it only marginally passed a year ago. Building Commissioner Neil Duggan has reinforced this claim of structural damage to the building. When the Director receives a letter from the Building Department about the building she will then consider appropriate enforcement. The board is aware that the lease on the property will expire in March. Enforcement at this time will remain status quo and no further action will be taken.
7:20 p.m. 74 Sedgewick Drive/Public Hearing/Grady/Grace
Kevin Grady from Grady Consulting presented for the homeowners. Abutter Luke O’Connell from 78 Sedgewick Drive was also present.
Variance from effluent loading rates to use a percolation rate of 125 min/in.
The requested variance for a system in maximum feasible compliances with a perc rate that exceeds 90 mpi has been granted pending DEP approval. The option of eliminating the innovative component was also discussed and the Board has no objection if that is something DEP will approve. The required groundwater separation is being maintained.
Motion by Frank Lynch to approve pending DEP approval, seconded and approved unanimously.
Discussion – 27 Captain Pierce Road Sewer Connection
A brief discussion took place amongst the members and Selectman, Shawn Harris. An agreement must be reached between the Selectmen and the Board of Health about emergency sewer connections. All parties must be in agreement with a policy and provide a clear concise checklist of information with no exceptions.
Discussion – Grease Trap Regulations
At the next meeting of the Board we have to tailor the rules and regulations with the restaurant owners and provide them with any cost saving methods of disposal, possible cost(s) to install and the maintenance of these grease traps.
Discussion – Budgets and Goals
The Director briefly discussed the budget and goals for 2012. The increases to this budget included appropriation money for the purchase of flu vaccine and increasing the nurse’s hours. At this writing the Town Administrator recommended budget figures are still pending.
Motion by Frank Lynch to adjourn meeting at 8:30 p.m., seconded and approved unanimously.
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