The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 17, 2008

Board of Health shorts, Oct. 2

Flu clinic. A flu clinic will be held November 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. It is free for seniors and $25 for town employees.

Emergency preparedness. The board had used grant funds to aquire a small emergency generator and it is hoped the generator can be installed before winter. However, the DPW reported that the trench line for the school generator may be “a little more complicated” than expected, reported BOH Chair Jeff Brem.

Training for emergency dispensing in case of an epidemic took place in Waltham, October 8. The Corey Building is Carlisle’s emergency dispensing site. Carlisle’s Medical Reserve Corp now has 37 members. It was noted a town-wide drill would be a good idea.

Barn inspections. 104 applications for barn inspections have been received.

Septic system loans. A state grant for $200,000 was received to begin the Septic Loan Program. This program, approved at Town Meeting last spring, provides loans to homeowners with failing septic systems who cannot afford replacement. Four homeowners are interested. The BOH is reviewing the proposed application package with a goal of launching the program in November.

Permit granted. The Carlisle Farmstead Cheese pasteurization facility at 43 Indian Hill Road was permitted. A state inspection resulting in approval took place June 11. ∆

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