Friday, March 12, 2010
Board of Health shorts, March 9
• Ferns Construction Update. The owners of Ferns Country Store recently requested an equipment inspection by the board so the business could receive a new Occupancy Permit. The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) contacted the Town of Concord for an inspector, as per the contract they hold, and one was sent. However, it was reported that the inspector did not conduct the requested work, instead spending time on other issues that were not under review at the time. The board then had to find another inspector who was hired for the day to carry out the inspection. Only a few minor signage issues were noted, that the proprietors said will be quickly corrected, and Ferns passed the inspection.
• Inspection Contract. Due to issues with the current contract for inspections the board holds with the Town of Concord, they will be looking at other service providers when the current contract ends in June.
• 142 Bedford Road. The contractor appeared on behalf of the owners to request a re-issue of the original waiver that was granted by the board for the property last year that was allowed to expire. Since then the owners tore down the original house and built a new one, which is allowable under Title V so long as the new structure has the same design flow as the previous one. The builder did not have documentation of the original building’s design, so due to this and other town permitting requirements needing similar information the hearing was tabled and will be continued to the next meeting of the board on March 30.
• 545 South Street – distance of septic system to wetlands waiver. Since no representatives for the applicant were able to attend the meeting, the hearing for this waiver application was postponed until March 30.
• Hazardous Waste Collection. The free hazardous waste collection day will be Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, not May 28 as previously reported.
• Milk Pasteurization Permit. The proprietor of Carlisle Farmstead Cheese, Patricia Smith, was granted a permit to pasteurize milk for the next year.
• Rabies Vaccine Clinic. The rabies clinic was held this past Saturday with nine cats and 14 dogs for a total of 25 animals receiving vaccination.
• Town-wide emergency contact phone system. Work on the system continues with three main companies now being looked at for system purchasing. The board will discuss them with the school and surrounding towns to see how users of all three systems like their performance. State grant money will be used to fund the system for the first few years, and a final decision on which system to purchase will be made on March 30.
• Benfield Farms site visit. The board was invited to send a representative to the public site visit to Benfield Farms to be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday, March 12, at 8 a.m.∆
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