MARCH 6, 2013 BOARD AGENDA
1. 9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW: By Chairman Paul Kennedy
Housekeeping: Emergency Egress – Cell Phone Use
2. 9:05 A.M.: APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
3. VARIANCE REQUESTS:
VR-138) MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY – 101 ACADEMY DRIVE – BUZZARDS BAY
The Petitioner (Ms. Caitlin Gamache, from Cosentini Consulting Engineers) requests a variance from the current Board Policy allowing one washing machine connection per thirty two students in a dormitory. Petitioner states that these students wear uniforms most of the time which are laundered elsewhere by the academy. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.
VR-154) BI MEDICAL SUITE – 400-440 BOSTON POST RD. – WAYLAND
The Petitioner (Mr. Douglas Anderson, C3-Boston) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) to: (1.) allow one unisex toilet room for the staff in lieu of separate facilities for men and woman. (2.) As this is an outpatient facility, petitioner requests relief from the shower requirement. (3.) Petitioner requests relief from the requirement for drinking fountains. Bottled water will be provided and rough plumbing will be installed. The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Wayland Board of Health.
VR-157) MELITA FIORE CAKES – 83 WASHINGTON ST. – SALEM
The Petitioner (Ms. Picciotto, Chef / Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to allow one (1) unisex handicap bathroom in lieu of the required two (2). The Salem Board of Health approves this variance request.
VR-158) MT. HOLYOKE CAREWELL URGENT CARE – 47 MORGAN ST. – SOUTH HADLEY
The Petitioner (Mr. James Moynihan, Plumbing Supervisor, Mt. Holyoke College) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.06 to allow the use and installation of PVC, ABS or Approved / Accepted Acid waste piping for the repair and/or replacement of existing systems and the installation of new or renovated systems in each of the college’s 14 dorm kitchen facilities and in the central commissary and bakery. The South Holyoke Board of Health has no objection to this variance request.
VR-160) ONE THONG THAI CUISINE – 12 POST OFFICE AVE. – ANDOVER
The Petitioner (Mr. Joseph Santos, Owner, Santos Construction) requests a variance from 248 CMR Section 10.10 to allow one (1) Unisex Handicap Bathroom in lieu of required two (2) bathrooms. The Andover Board of Health supports this variance request.
VR-162) DEPT. of AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES – 1305 MEMORIAL DR – WEST SPRINGFIELD
The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Doyle, Sr. Plumbing Engr., Architectural Engineers, Inc.) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) (n) (5) to allow removal of a locked partition enclosing a single
urinal and toilet; and the installation of a lock on the bathroom door, thereby retaining single occupant use. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.
FYI – Staff Approvals per Board Delegation – No Board Vote Required
A. Variances from shower requirements
VR-159) CAREWELL URGENT CARE OF NE. – 60 BEDFORD ST – LEXINGTON
B. Variances from floor drain requirements due to use of bollards
VR-161) PIER 1 IMPORTS – 425 WASHINGTON ST #6 – WOBURN
4. PRODUCT ACCEPTANCE
D1) Regarding the use of 1.28 GPF toilets
7. CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:
CR1) J. P. CR2) S. M. CR3) R. M.
8. QUASI JUDICIAL SESSION:
9. THE BOARD TO CONSIDER ANY MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE
Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in this Plumbing Board meeting. All requests should be submitted to Deborah Cassano at
(617)-727-3110 no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled Board Meeting. While the Board of Examiners of Plumbers & Gas Fitters will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after that date may not be provided due to feasibility.