Friday, May 29, 2009
Board of Health shorts, May 19
The Board of Health met in the Nickles Room on May 19. It was reported that there have been no suspected or confirmed cases of swine flu in Carlisle.
• 210 Concord Street. George Dimakarakos from Stamski and McNary requested waivers for a failing septic system. A new leaching field is required and will be located 51 feet from wetlands. Rob Frado, the board’s technical consultant, had reviewed the proposal and found no problems. The board gave unanimous approval to the waivers, conditional on approval by the Conservation Commission.
• Fox Hill irrigation well. Taking the next step after appearing before the Conservation Commission (see Mosquito, May 22), John Bakewell and Kevin Brown requested a permit to install an irrigation well for their organic agricultural project on the Fox Hill Conservation Land. They are growing 60 mature fruit trees, 300–400 root stocks, and vegetables on a 1.3-acre parcel using organic farming techniques. The well will be driven by solar panels, using a low-voltage submersible pump to fill two 275-gallon water tanks. The crops are then watered from the tanks. The board granted unanimous approval. Bakewell then requested a waiver of the permit fee in exchange for careful documentation of the project for future use by Carlisle residents. The board agreed that the waiver was reasonable. ∆
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