Friday, May 28, 2004
Shorts from the Board of Health
• 131 Virginia Farme. The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) found itself reconsidering the septic system replacement at 131 Virginia Farme at its most recent meeting on May 13. Ted Doucette of Wind River Environmental appeared again to request a third waiver for the property. The BOH had already granted two waivers at its meeting in April.
Doucette sought to reduce the setback between the soil absorption system to groundwater interceptor from the required 50 feet to as close as 25 feet. Unfortunately the BOH had to delay a decision as the hearing had been closed at the last session, and reopening it would require a new public hearing and notifying abutters to the property again.
• 88 Forest Park Drive.The board did consider the second application Doucette brought up for a septic system replacement at 88 Forest Park Drive. This case required two waivers of state laws. There are only three feet of natural occurring soil around the system rather than the required four. In addition, the distance from the system to groundwater is less than four feet, versus the required five feet. After a lab test of the soil, the BOH granted the waivers, but the site still requires state approval before the septic replacement can occur.
• Water testing. BOH Agent Linda Fantasia reported that 79 homeowners participated in the recent well-water testing. A summary presentation will be made at the next meeting of the board on Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
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