own of Lenox
Board of Health
Minutes of Meeting - September 3, 2003
Members Present: Andrew J. Breslin, Chair, Marie V. Feder, Joseph A. Kellogg
Chair A. Breslin called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Lenox Town Hall.
Minutes of the August 6, 2003 meeting were reviewed and signed by all members.
The Board held a discussion about a proposal by the Town’s Environmental Committee and endorsed by the Selectmen which called for a Idle Free Lenox. This program would encourage motorists to turn off their engines while idling in an effort to reduce fuel emissions and save energy. It was noted that the Idle Free group had talked with the Board at our May 7th meeting at which an agreement had been reached where all interested parties would meet jointly to talk about the proposal further before any implementation. Disappointment was expressed by members that the group had excluded the Board from being involved in its planning.
M. Feder and J. Kellogg provided A. Breslin with a report about the most recent Tri-Town Health meeting which focused on solid waste issues. It was noted that the Tri-Town department would be setting up a meeting with Selectmen from the three towns, together with the Boards of Health to discuss the possibility of Lee and Lenox taking over trash and recycling collection for all residents. Such action would allow a number of efficiencies in the process and provide for better control of recycling programs.
The mail was read and included a letter from Eco-Genesis, offering help with problems relating to clean drinking water and wastewater treatment, a letter from the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), transmitting comments on the EPA’s Risk Assessment of the Housatonic River Clean-up, and a notice from the Lenox Department of Public Works, enclosing results of sodium testing in the Town’s public water supply.
Board members reviewed a large map of the town which was sent by DEP and showed the location of water resource areas which are subject to Title V regulations. A. Breslin agreed to be responsible for the map’s safekeeping.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
Andrew J. Breslin
Marie V. Feder
Joseph A. Kellogg