Board of Health Remote Call-in

Monday, September 20, 2021, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Remote call-in
A meeting of the Board of Health

Meeting of Board of Health

Members: (Quorum)

  • Remote: John Hillman, at 7:00 PM
  • Remote: Michael Fair, Chair, at 7:00 PM
  • Remote: Peter Sylvan, at 7:00 PM
  • Remote: Mary Ryan, at 7:11 PM
  • Remote: Nick Venti, at 7:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Susan Nagy - Clerk

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 7:00 PM

Meeting closed: 8:58 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

    • - Call meeting to order and review minutes of the previous meeting.

    • - Announcements, Information and log incoming mail.

    • - Citizens Business: Permits and general questions for the board.

    • - 1. 61 Camp Road the Health Agent, Stephen Ball has determined that the property is in fact able to be designated as a 4 season dwelling.

    • - 2. There was a complaint at the transfer station that one of the volunteers was not wearing as required by the Board of Health. Also at the transfer station the "Take it, or Leave it" shed has a window that is permanently shut which should be fixed to allow better air flow.

    • - 3. Michael Fair stated that the survey should be sent out soon. He also asked member Nick Venti for his bill-able hours for working on the survey.

    • - 4. COVID Discussion:

      General Discussion...
      The Board had questions about how much information to give the town residents as far as sharing only the number of cases, not personal information.
      Also, DPH vs MAVEN numbers.
      1. Data and what to use.
      2. Is there a need for others input.
      3. What information would the town residents like to see.

    • - COVID School

      General Discussion...
      Parent and School Committee member Jess R. called into the meeting at 7:35pm.
      1. Contact tracing in school system; test and stay program.
      2. Safe Space at school if a child is positive. (the library?)
      3. Test kits.

    • - 6. Town Recommendations:

      General Discussion...
      1. Indoor mask wearing mandate over the age of 5 regardless of vaccination status.
      2. Outside mask mandate of gatherings with more than 20 people if social distance is not possible.
      3. mask wearing while eating in a restaurant is not necessary.

      MOTION, moved by Peter Sylvan, seconded by Michael Fair: To approve discussed mask mandates for the Town of Leverett.

      Pass: Aye: Michael Fair, Nick Venti, Peter Sylvan, John Hillman, Mary Ryan.

    • - Adjourn and schedule next meeting.

      MOTION, moved by Michael Fair, seconded by John Hillman: To adjourn 8:57PM.

      Pass: Aye: Michael Fair, Nick Venti, Peter Sylvan, John Hillman, Mary Ryan.

    • - To call in to the remote meeting 1-425-436-6363 access code 133125

  2. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes prepared by Susan Nagy, Clerk

Minutes approved on Monday, Oct 18, 2021

Posted to: Board of Health