Friday, July 2, 2004
Shorts from the Board of Health, June 24
• 111 Craigie Circle. The BOH determined renovation plans would not increase waste to the site's 1,000 gallon septic system. Therefore, the board does not require a Title 5 inspection to obtain additional septic information. The BOH will release a letter to this effect pending the successful and routine pumping of the tank at the site.
• 14-18 Westford Street. Owner Chris Hart received approval to install a new well that will be less than 100 feet from the septic tank. The water from the current well has extremely high sodium content so that it is stripping metal from the pipes. According to Hart, most wells are dug to 250 feet, but he would like to go 300 feet below the surface before digging the well. He believes that this would enable him to pass the surface issues of the town's water problem.
• Ferns Country Store. Owner Larry Bearfield discussed the fact that his store offers foods prepared and pre-cooked in Chelmsford by a licensed supplier.
• Old Home Day. Food service permits were issued for the Boy Scout lunch and the Fire Department chicken barbecue.
• New computer. The board decided to spend the $900 remaining in the fiscal year 2004 budget, ending June 30, for a new computer to support town GIS (Geological Information System) mapping efforts. The Planning Board has taken the lead on the project. The system will simplify the ability of the boards to utilize state geological data and share local information.
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