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February 28, 2017
           ***APPROVED***                               cc: Town Clerk     
                                                                            February 28, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Basement, 250 Main Street
Present:          Scott Gilroy, Chairman
Elliott (Butch) Nadeau, Clerk
               Randy Mizereck, Health Agent
Lynn Miller, Administrative Assistant     

        Karin Prucnal, Vice Chair – she entered meeting @ 6:09 p.m. as Vice Chair of the Board of Health

Dorothy LeBlanc

  • Opening of meeting by the Chair:  Scott Gilroy opened the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Review & Acceptance of Minutes: Elliott Nadeau motioned to accept the minutes of January 10, 2017.  Scott Gilroy seconded.  Vote was unanimous.

The Board of Health will be referred to as the “Board”.

New Business:   

24 Walnut Street – Lot 2

The Board discussed the plans for 24 Walnut Street.  The Board will allow Julian Votruba to design the plan for 24 Walnut Street as long as the plan is stamped by an engineer. There were no further issues to discuss at this time.

Food Establishment & Tobacco Permits

The Board discussed the status of the inspections for Food Establishments. Most of the establishments have the necessary paperwork in the office.  The Board asked Randy to go to Rutland Pharmacy (applications still have not been received by new owner- reminders have been sent). The Board talked about the state law for businesses carrying workers compensation if they have 1 or more employees.  The State law is that every employer with one or more employee(s) is required by law to have a valid workers’ compensation policy at all times.  This “no fault” insurance not only provides injured workers with medical care and partial wage replacement, but also protects the policyholders from potentially damaging lawsuits.  At this time, the office is still awaiting the certificate of workers compensation and general liability insurance for Flos Country Farmstand. They have been informed that this is required.   

Randy spoke to the Board about having Richard Stevens, Assistant Health Inspector assist Randy with some of the Food Establishment inspections.  Rick will be attending the next meeting on April 3 to speak with the Board.  

Public Hearing:   6:00 p.m. – 61 Pommogussett Road

Present:        Karin Prucnal, 273 Pommogussett Road, owner
                George Kiritsy, Counsel for owners
                Seth Knipe, Fire Chief

BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES                         February 28, 2017                                   2 of 3

George Kiritsy updated the Board on the progress of the housing situation.  Tenant, Stacey Leonard had been served a notice to quit.  Ms. Leonard told him that she was vacating the house on February 28, 2017 and the dog should also be gone by then.  (Since this meeting – the tenant and dog are no longer living at the premises). There was a second dumpster located at the house, which has been filled and removed.  The house has been cleaned out.  A letter has been received by the Board from Attorney Kiritsy, dated March 4, 2017 confirming that the tenant(s) has evacuated the building. Attorney Kiritsy stated that the building inspector; Will Cassanelli was okay with the status of the house because there is no one living there. The Board does not want to order a condemnation at this time. Board will close the hearing at the next meeting.
Old Business:   

  • 541 E. County Road
The Board discussed the ongoing situation at this property.  Paul Cranston is going back to court on March 15, 2017 regarding this matter.  Discussion will continue at the next meeting. Scott Gilroy is trying to make arrangements to attend the hearing.  At this time, he is scheduled to be out of state. The two other board members cannot attend.  
  • 310 Main Street
The Board discussed that there is no record of Title 5 inspection being conducted at this property.  The Board will send a certified letter to the owner, JM Soucy Contracting, notifying them that a Title 5 inspection must be conducted within 60 days (May 1) of the notice, dated March 1, 2017. If the inspection does not pass, then they must repair the system with 60 days (July 1, 2017).

Health Agent’s Report:  

Correspondence:    All correspondence was reviewed as presented.


Health Agent –  Job Description -  The Board gave a copy to Randy to review.  

Next scheduled meeting is scheduled for April 3, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

Bills:  none
Adjournment:  Elliott Nadeau made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Scott Gilroy seconded. All in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,  
Lynn M. Miller, Administrative Assistant

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