BOARD of HEALTH - Agendas & Minutes

 BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  September 8, 2020 at 6:30pm

 Location: Board of Health Office in Town Hall

                                                                                              

Open meeting at 6:30 PM

  • 645 Washington Road: Illegal rental of property.

  • Other Business

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  August 25, 2020 at 4:30pm

 

Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  • Bissellville Septic System

  • COVID-19

  • Ipswich Pharmaceutical

  • 17 Main Street junk RV

  • Transfer Station Swap Shop

  • 71 Maple Street: Overgrown lawn

  • Other Business

  • Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  / July 28, 2020 at 4:30pm

Monthly Meeting Minutes

July 28, 2020

Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

  1. Bissellville Septic System: No progress.

  2. Residential Camps for Children: No complaints. Things appear to be going well.

  3. COVID-19: Complaints were received from tenants of apartments on Main Street that a neighbor was not properly quarantined. They were contacted and agreed to quarantine properly.

  4. Plunkett Algae Bloom: Testing results prior to July 4th weekend were negative so the lake was opened up again.

  5. Ipswich Pharmaceutical: The owner wants to know what options are available to them for sanitary waste disposal. The Board all agreed that they can continue to use portable toilets, they can get a new job site trailer with an integral sanitary tank, or they can install an on-site septic system. The Health Agent will contact the owners to let them know this information.

  6. School Reopening: The school district is working with the Dalton Board of Health to develop a return to school COVID-19 safety plan. The Health Agent will stay in communication with this group.

  7. Voting Concerns from the Town Clerk: The Board of Health determined that the procedure for voting for both the September primaries and the November national election will have to remain the same as for the voting earlier this year. Mail in/Absentee voting is to be encouraged.

  8. Manufactured Housing Annual Permitting: The Health Agent will mail out annual permitting notices.

  9. Next monthly meeting has not been scheduled.

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  July 28, 2020 at 4:30pm

  • Open meeting

  • Bissellville Septic System

  • Residential Camps for Children

  • COVID-19

  • Plunkett Reservoir Algae Bloom

  • Other Business

  • Next monthly meeting is to be determined

 

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  / June 30, 2020 at 4:30pm

Monthly Meeting Minutes

June 30, 2020

 

Meeting opened at 5:00 PM

 

  • Residential Camps for Children: Jeff Saltz, Daniel and Kimberly (Head Nurse at Camp Romaca) attended the meeting to discuss their plans for opening the camp for overnight stays for children when allowed by the State.

    • They provided draft operating procedures for the camp to allow the camp to operate with COVID-19 precautions.

    • They will get their Fire and Building inspections completed before the Board of Health conducts inspections.

 

  • Bissellville Road Conditions: It appears that the road has been maintained so that the roads do not have large potholes.

 

  • Food Service and COVID-19: Food service inspections have been conducted for the middle of the year.

 

  • Plunkett Algae Bloom: The health advisory for the lake is currently in place. It is hoped that the recent testing results will allow for the advisory to be rescinded before the July 4 holiday.

 

  • Next monthly meeting has not been scheduled. The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  June 30, 2020 at 5:00pm

Office of the Hinsdale Board of Health, Town of Hinsdale, Hinsdale, Massachusetts 01235

posted on 6/23/2020 at 6:05pm

        

1.    Open meeting at 5:00 PM
2.    Bissellville Road Conditions
3.    Residential Camps for Children
4.    Food Service and COVID-19
5.    Plunkett Reservoir Algae Bloom
6.    Other Business
7.    Next monthly meeting is to be determined
The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.
 

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  May 6, 2020 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

NOTE: THIS MEETING WAS HELD AS A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL DUE TO THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY

posted on 5/26/2020 at 5:45pm


1. Meeting opened at 4:30 PM
2. Ipswich Pharmaceutical: Tight Tank and Well Permit. The owner agreed to have the tight tank removed from the property and replaced with a portable toilet, or have the existing on-site trailer equipped with an above ground waste tank. The owner agreed to take photographs of the removal of the tank and forward them to the Board of Health for confirmation. The Board of Health waived all fines. The Board of Health requested that hard copies of the Well Application, Plan and Permit Fee be forwarded to the Board of Health offices for review prior to issuing a permit.
3. Town Election Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions: The Board of Health will pass along a set of recommended procedures for carrying out the annual town elections with COVID-19 precautions to the Town Clerk.
4. Residential Camps for Children: There has not been any guidance on how to open children’s camps for the summer with COVID-19 precautions. At this point the state of emergency does not allow camps to operate. The Board of Health will wait to find out if camps are allowed to operate this coming summer.
5. Bissellville Estates: Complaints were received about the road conditions at Bissellville. When the Health Agent contacted the owner to inquire about the schedule for routine spring road maintenance the owner threatened the Health Agent. An order was issued to the owner requiring that the roads be maintained by May 3, 2020. One of the members of the Board of Health will inspect the roads and report back regarding any requirements for enforcement.
6. Next monthly meeting has not been scheduled.
The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  May 6, 2020 at 4:30pm

Location: This meeting will take place as a telephone conference call. The conference call telephone number is 413-449-5095, the password for the telephone conference is 069716#

posted at 2:45pm on 5/4/2020

  

1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM
2. Ipswich Pharmaceutical: Tight Tank and Well Permit
3. Town Election: procedures for COVID-19 precautions
4. Bissellville Road Conditions
5. Residential Camps for Children
6. Other Business
7. Next monthly meeting is to be determined
The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  February 25, 2020 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 5:45pm on 3/10/2020

1. Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

2. Distributed the meeting agenda
3. Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations
Country Road Cooperative inspection will be scheduled in the spring when the property is more easily accessible and the main contacts are back in town.
Bissellville Campground will be contacted again to attempt to begin the permitting/inspection process.
4. Housing
349 Ashmere Road: Still in planning process.
69 Longview Avenue: Still in planning process.
5. Septic Systems
Bissellville Campground: The deadline for the enforcement order has expired. The DEP was contacted and stated that they can take over the enforcement if the Hinsdale Board of Health requests it. The Board voted to pass the case on to DEP for enforcement.
1220 Washington Road: Nothing additional to report.
160 Buttermilk Road: Nothing additional to report.
251 Pittsfield Road: Nothing additional to report.
6. A Notice of Noncompliance will be issued to Sullivan Sanitation for not complying with the Septage Hauling permitting requests.
7. Camp Ashmere: A meeting was held with Mr. Osborne at the camp on February 13, 2020. Mr. Osborne understands that there are a number of improvements required at the camp in order to begin operations. He will be developing plans over the next few months in the hopes of possibly opening on a limited basis for a Fall 2020 camp session. Mr. Osborne is aware that the camp is required to attain both a Building Inspection and a Fire Inspection prior to issuance of the required Residential Camp for Children Permit and Food Service Permit.
8. Next monthly meeting is scheduled for March 24, 2020.
The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  February 25, 2020 at 4:30pm

Board of Health Office, upstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street

posted at 7:45pm on 2/18/2020

  

1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM
2. Distribute the meeting agenda
3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting
4. Housing
5. Septic Systems
6. Residential Camps for Children
7. Other Business
8. Next monthly meeting is to be determined
The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  January 28, 2020 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 6:45pm on 2/4/2020

  
1. Meeting opened at 4:30 PM
2. Distributed the meeting agenda
3. Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations
Country Road Cooperative inspection will be scheduled in the spring when the property is more easily accessible and the main contacts are back in town.
Bissellville Campground will be contacted again to attempt to begin the permitting/inspection process.
4. Housing
349 Ashmere Road: Brad Felix has been contacted again and has stated that he is still in the planning process for demolishing the structure.
5. Septic Systems
Bissellville Campground: An enforcement order was served to the owners by the Police. The deadline for compliance is February 20, 2020.
1220 Washington Road: Nothing additional to report.
160 Buttermilk Road: Nothing additional to report.
251 Pittsfield Road: Upgrade plans were received and reviewed. The plans complied with 310 CMR 15.000 and the permit will be issued when the owner has signed the applications and an approved contractor has been chosen by the owner to do the work.
6. Almost all annual Solid Waste, Seepage Hauling, Food and Tobacco permitting has been completed. Jim Sullivan has not submitted his Seepage Hauling permit application and fee.
7. New Smoking Regulations: The State of Massachusetts has issued new smoking regulations. The tobacco retailers in Hinsdale have been informed of the new regulations and have complied with them.
8. Camp Ashmere: The former Camp Ashmere has recently been purchased, and will be operated/directed by Brent Osborne as Berkshire Lake Camp. The Board of Health plans to meet with Mr. Osborne to ensure that the camp facilities and procedures are correctly established to ensure that the camp can operate according to the Massachusetts standards for recreational camps for children.
9. Next monthly meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2020.


The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 PM.

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  November 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 9am on 12/19/2019

 

  1. Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

  2. Distributed the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations

The first attempt to schedule the annual inspection at Country Road Cooperative has not been successful. The health agent will contact them again to try to schedule.

Bissellville has not responded to the Board of Health request for application, or any other requests for information for annual permitting. The Board of Health will decide at a later date how proceed with this process.

   4. Housing

49 Longview Avenue: Owner is still working on site preparation for demolition.

349 Ashmere Road: No information since last month. The Health Agent emailed the owner but received no response.

38 Robinson Road: No progress. The Health Agent contacted the owner again but did not get a response.

17-19 Holmes Road: The Draft Fine letter was forwarded to the Town Administrator for review with town council no response yet.

113 Longview Avenue: The Board of Health has informed the Town Administrator of the situation and will wait for direction from the Select Board.

   5. Septic Systems

Bissellville Campground: The letter of Non Compliance was served to the owner by the Hinsdale Police Department. If no response is received an enforcement order will be forwarded to the owner.

1220 Washington Road: The system is under construction. A certificate of compliance will be issued when the system is finalized and a letter, with a swing tie sketch is received from the design engineer.

160 Buttermilk Road: A septic system design plan and applications were received by the Board of Health. The plans were reviewed and there were some questions to be addressed. The Health Agent will forward a letter to the design engineer to ask for clarification. The owner will be forwarded a copy of the letter.

   6. Plunkett Reservoir: The latest round of testing for algae was below the recommended limit. The advisory has been rescinded.

   7. Annual permitting for food establishments, tobacco licenses, solid waste hauling and septage hauling will be undertaken during the month of December.

   8. Next monthly meeting has not been scheduled yet.​

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  November 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

Board of Health Office, upstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street, in conference room

posted at 8pm on 11/21/2019

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting

  4. Housing

  5. Septic Systems

  6. Plunkett Reservoir Algae

  7. Oil Spill

  8. Other Business

  9. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  October 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 8pm on 11/21/2019

                                                                                               

  1. Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

  2. Distributed the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations

Annual permitting application and fee was received from Country Road Cooperative. The annual inspection will be scheduled for a Saturday so that all Board of Health members will be available for the meeting.

Bissellville has not responded to our request for application, or any other requests for information for annual permitting. The Board of Health will decide at a later date how proceed with this process.

  4. Housing

49 Longview Avenue: Owner reported that trees need to be cut to prepare for the demolition.

349 Ashmere Road: No information since last month. The Health Agent will contact the owner.

38 Robinson Road: No progress. The Health Agent will contact them again to follow up on cleanup.

17-19 Holmes Road: The Draft Fine letter will be forwarded to the Town Administrator for review with town council before being sent out to owner of property.

113 Longview Avenue: The owner of the property does not have the financial means to proceed with demolition of the structure. The Health Agent will contact the Town Administrator and ask that he discuss how the Select Board would like to proceed.

349 Main Street: Letters to abutters were sent out warning of the need for permits for fires.

  5. Septic Systems

Bissellville Campground: The letter of Non Compliance was returned to the Board of Health as “not delivered.” The Health Agent will have the Police serve the letter to the owner.

1220 Washington Road: Septic system installation ongoing.

  6. Plunkett Reservoir: The advisory is still in place. Additional testing is currently underway.

  7. Oil Spill: The owner of the property contacted the Board of Health and has begun cleaning up the oil. The Health Agent visited the property on October 9, 2019 with the owner and instructed him to dig up the contaminated soil and deliver it to a licensed facility. Once delivered the owner was instructed to provide the Board of Health with a receipt to document correct disposal of the contaminated soil.

  8. Next monthly meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2019, at 4:30PM

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  October 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 8am on 10/18/2019

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting

  4. Health/Housing

  5. Bissellville Campground Septic System

  6. Other Business

  7. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  September 24, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 8:15am on 10/18/2019

                                                                                               

Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

Distributed the meeting agenda

Housing

49 Longview Avenue: Owner has contacted the Board of Health to let us know that he is getting quotes from contractors for demolition of the structures.

349 Ashmere Road: No information since last month.

38 Robinson Road: Health Agent will contact them again to follow up on cleanup.

17-19 Holmes Road: A Fine letter will be sent out after the deadline is exceeded for more than 20 days which will equal the maximum fine of $1,000.00.

113 Longview Avenue: The Health Agent will contact the owner to inform them that the Sheriff’s Department cannot work on the property. The Health Agent will speak with the Town Administrator to determine the best way forward with cleanup of the property.

349 Main Street: The Health Agent will send letters to the abutters to inform them of the need for permits for fires.

Septic Systems

Bissellville Campground: A letter of Non Compliance has been sent to the owners via certified/return request mail service.

400 Michaels Road: Septic upgrades were completed.

1220 Washington Road: Septic Installer Permit was issued to C.G. Blacktop, Inc. to construct the system.

Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations

The two manufactured housing sites were informed that applications are to be completed, and returned to the Board of Health so that inspections can be scheduled.

Plunkett Reservoir: An advisory was issued due to an algae bloom. This was confirmed with sampling and testing which showed the presence of cyanobacteria. No scum/algae was visible on the lake today. Additional testing will be scheduled to determine if the algae has gone away. If so the advisory will then be rescinded.

Oil Spill: An oil spill from a 55 gallon drum was reported at 5 Lakeview Road. The Health Agent viewed the property from the adjacent property, and then visited the property with a representative of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Following the inspections a letter was sent to the owner of the property to request cleanup.

Next monthly meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2019, at 4:30PM

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  September 24, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 9am on 9/12/2019

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting

  4. Health/Housing

  5. Bissellville Campground Septic System

  6. Other Business

  7. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  August 27, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 9am on 9/12/2019

Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

Distributed the meeting agenda

Housing

•49 Longview Avenue: Owner has not been able to get his insurance company to pay to have the structures taken down. He is now getting bids from contractors for the demolition.

•113 Longview Avenue: The Sheriff’s department has stated that they cannot work on private residences even if the Town puts an insurance rider on the project.

•349 Ashmere Road: The owner is seeking bids from contractors to have the house demolished.

•38 Robinson Road: The owner provided the Board of Health with a copy of the registration for the trailer which is up to date. The owner began clearing the property by cutting down the overgrown lawn/weeds. Before completing the project he had debilitating back problems. He stated that he will continue with the cleanup when his back gets better.

•17-19 Holmes Road: The health agent spoke to both the landowner, and tenant after sending a fine letter. The tenant stated that he would get things cleaned up but needed more time. The health agent granted a 30 day extension which ends on September 7, 2019. At that time, if the property is not cleaned up, the Board of Health will proceed with daily fines of $50.00.

Septic Systems

•400 Michaels Road: The septic upgrades are nearly completed. The health agent has conducted an as built inspection. Once the engineer provides a letter, and the contractor provides an installers permit the Board of Health will issue a Certificate of Completion.

•Bissellville Campground: The deadline of August 2, 2019 has expired. The owner was required to provide evidence of a contract with a wastewater treatment plant operator to inspect and report on the septic system by this date. They were also required to provide evidence that the malfunctioning pump was in fact repaired. The owner has not complied with either requirement. Enforcement of these items will be pursued during the upcoming permitting process which is soon to be put into place for all manufactured housing sites in Hinsdale.

Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations

The permit application has been completed. Notification of the requirement for an annual inspection will be forwarded to both sites (Bissellville, and Country Road) that the inspections will be scheduled. Bissillville will be notified that they will be required to submit all correct documentation to begin the permitting process.

Next monthly meeting is scheduled for September 24, 2019, at 4:30PM.

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  August 27, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 8:30am on 8/8/2019

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting

  4. Health/Housing

  5. Food Service Inspections

  6. Bissellville Campground Septic System

  7. Other Business

  8. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

 

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  June 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 10:30am on 6/24/2019

                                                                                               

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting

  4. Health/Housing

  5. Summer Camps for Children Inspections/Permitting

  6. Other Business

  7. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

 

 

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  May 28, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in Board of Health Office 

posted 6/24/2019 at 11am

Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

Distributed the meeting agenda

Manufactured Housing Permitting and Regulations

Mr. Domenico Suppappola attended the meeting to represent Country Road Cooperative as the president. He stated that Country Road Cooperative has submitted their written regulations to the State Attorney General but have not received them back yet. He offered to provide the Board with a copy of their regulations. A template Manufactured Housing Permit Application was distributed to everyone for review and discussion. Mr. Suppappola offered to fill out the template application and submit to the Board. The health agent will use the template to provide an application in a similar format for use for the Town of Hinsdale. Once complete and agreed upon this application will be used in the future. The application fee was discussed and the Board stated that a nominal fee will be charged. The actual fee will be discussed and voted on at a future meeting.

 

There were no representatives from Bissellville Campground in attendance at the meeting.

Health/Housing

17-19 Holmes Road

Cleanup of junk on the property appears to have begun, but is not complete.

349 Ashmere Road

It appears that the property has been secured. A discussion of a timeframe for further work will be scheduled for a future meeting.

49 Longview Avenue

A complaint was received about 2 dilapidated structures at the property. A letter will be sent to the owners.

113 Longview Avenue:

A second letter was delivered to the owner.

A discussion of a timeline for compliance will be scheduled for a future meeting.

85 Goodrich Street

A complaint was received about garbage on the property.

The Health Agent will view the property.

Junk Cars

180 Smith Road

An enforcement letter was sent out and also given to the Police Department.

49 Old Dalton Road

The vehicle has been removed from the site.

Recreational Camps for Children:

Permitting is underway. Inspections are scheduled for the week of June 17, 2019.

No permit application has been received from Duquette Sports Academy.

Next monthly meeting is scheduled for June 25, 2019, at 4:30PM.

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  May 28, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in upstairs conference room

posted at 10am on 5/20/2019

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Manufactured Housing/Trailer Park Permitting

  4. Health/Housing

  5. Summer Camps for Children Inspections/Permitting

  6. Other Business

  7. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  April 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in Board of Health Office                                                                              posted 5/1/2019 at 3:30pm

 

  1. Meeting opened at 4:22pm

  2. Distributed the meeting agenda

  3. 113 Longview Avenue:

Michael Cornellier, owner of 113 Longview Ave. attended the meeting to discuss a letter issued by the Board of Health to him regarding a dilapidated building on the property. The letter was delivered to Mr. Cornellier by constable on April 1, 2019. Mr. Cornellier stated that he has been working with a scrap metal company to begin removing items from the dilapidated garage in the back of his property, as well as other items on the property. He said that he is currently unemployed and therefore does not have sufficient funds to have the structure cleaned out and demolished soon. The Board has tabled the matter for now, but will discuss it and forward Mr. Cornellier a letter. Mr. Cornellier requested that he be notified of any correspondence ahead of time due to problems with his mail delivery.

•349 Ashmere Road:

Brad Felix, owner of 349 Ashmere Road attended the meeting to discuss a “Notice to Secure” forwarded to him by the Board of Health on March 21, 2019. Mr. Felix is considering construction options for the property, and is concerned that if the house is demolished he may not be able to get a building permit for a new home. The Board advised Mr. Felix to pursue building options with the building inspector, and the zoning board of appeals. In the meantime the Board of Health requested that Mr. Felix secure the property to ensure that no one is able to enter the structure and get hurt. Once the property is secured, and the Board of Health is notified, the property will be inspected by the Health Agent. Following the inspection the Board of Health will issue a letter with a timeline for improvements.

•Bissellville Campground

The Board of Health has researched permitting regulations for “Manufactured Housing” in Massachusetts. Current regulations dictate that each manufactured housing site be inspected and permitted annually. The Board of Health will work to develop a permitting and inspection protocol for the site as well as any other manufactured housing sites in Hinsdale. Once this protocol is developed it will be put into action.

•Recreational Camps for Children:

  • With the exception of Duquette Sports Academy application packets were sent out to all camps via e-mail, and U.S. Mail on April 10, 2019. A complete package of required information and applications was sent out to Duquette Sports Academy previously.

  • A letter will be forwarded to the owner of Duquette Sports Academy to re-inform him of the requirements for operating a recreational camp for children and the deadline for applications.

  • Health inspections will be coordinated with the Fire Chief and Building Inspector this year.

  • Next monthly meeting is scheduled for May 28, 2019, at 4:30PM

 

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

BOARD of HEALTH AGENDA  /  April 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in Board of Health Office                                                                      posted 3:32pm on 4/19/2019                         

  1. Open meeting at 4:30 PM

  2. Distribute the meeting agenda

  3. Bissellville Campground

  4. Health/Housing

  5. Other Business

  6. Next monthly meeting is to be determined

  7. The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

BOARD of HEALTH MINUTES  /  March 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

Town Hall, 39 South Street, in Board of Health Office                                                                 posted 4/5/2019 at 9:21am

 

  1. Meeting opened at 4:30 PM

  2. Distributed the meeting agenda

  3. Bissellville Campground

Residents of Bissellville Campground attended the meeting to report poor road conditions at the manufactured housing site, and asked if the Board of Health could be of any assistance with this issue. They complained that the roads have been in bad, nearly impassable condition for some time and that they are afraid that emergency vehicles may not be able to access the property in an emergency. The Board will investigate regulations pertaining to manufactured housing and bring information to the next monthly meeting for discussion.

 

  1. Junk/Unregistered Vehicle Regulation Enforcement:

  • 39 Old Dalton Road: Last month’s meeting minutes mistakenly listed this property as 49 Old Dalton Road. A warning was issued to the owners of 39 Old Dalton Road on March 14, 2019. Following the deadline of March 24th, 2019 the Hinsdale Police were provided a copy of the warning letter and asked to enforce the regulation.

  • 180 Smith Road: A warning letter was issued to the owner of 180 Smith Road on March 14, 2019. Following the deadline of March 24th, 2019 the Hinsdale Police were provided with a copy of the warning and asked to enforce the regulation.

  1. Health/Housing

  • 113 Longview Avenue: A letter regarding an unsafe structure was forwarded to the owner of 113 Longview Avenue via certified/return request mail. The letter was returned as undelivered on March 26th, 2019. Another letter will be sent to the owners and delivered by the Hinsdale Police.

  • 349 Ashmere Road: Due to complaints from area residents about the condition of the house at 349 Ashmere Road, and following a viewing of the property by the health agent from the public way, an Order to Secure the premises was issued on March 21st, 2019.

  1. Well Construction Permit: A well construction permit was issued for a new well for Ashmere Landings.

  2. Camps: Summer Camp Permit Applications and information will be sent out in April.

  3. Vaping Regulations: Tri Town Health Department has forwarded new information regarding regulations for new vaping products which are beginning to be sold. Tri Town has offered assistance with development of amendments to the current tobacco regulations to help regulate new vaping products. The Board of Health will review the information forwarded by Tri Town Health Department.

  4. Next monthly meeting is scheduled for April 23rd, 2019, at 4:30PM

 

The Board of Health Monthly Meeting is typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30pm.

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