By the Division of Professional Licensure




APRIL 6, 2011 BOARD AGENDA

9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW: By Chairman Paul Kennedy

Emergency Egress - Cell Phone Policy

9:05 A.M.: APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:

  • The March 30, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The March 30, 2011 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) RITZ CARLTON - 2 AVERY STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Scott Curran) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (7) (b) 1., 2, to allow a tub and shower stall to discharge through an existing 1 ½" drain. Boston Inspectional Services, acting as the Board of Health takes no position regarding this variance request.

VR2) WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - 100 INSTITUTE AVENUE - WORCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. John Swift, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (10. The petitioner proposes to discharge roof drains to galvanized steel column as a means to transport rainwater from canopy drainage to the site underground storm system. The columns serve as supports for a stand- alone canopy adjacent to the building. Worcester Inspectional Services and the Board of Health, having concurrence from the Plumbing and Gas Inspection Unit, requests the variance.

3) DYS-JUDGE CONNELLY YOUTH CTR - 450 CANTERBURY STREET - ROSLINDALE

The Petitioner (Ms. Robin Greenberg, Architect) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 regarding the requirement of drinking fountains. Senior State Investigator, Taylor Roth has no objection regarding this request. As this is a State project, No Board of Health letter is required.

VR4) COMMON CROW NATURAL HEALTH - 6 ELM STREET - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Ms. Kathryn Noonan, owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 to not require the installation of a restroom within the shop for the proposed addition of five stools and one table for two. Presently, patrons and staff must exit the shop to access restrooms. The Gloucester Board of Health objects to this request due to the fact patrons would have to walk through the kitchen to access the restrooms.

VR5) SEA DOG BREW PUB - 230 MISHAWUM ROAD - WOBURN

The Petitioner (Mr. Jeffrey Boisseau, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The petitioner is reduce the seating from 279 to 249. The petitioner is requesting he be able to utilize the existing designate restrooms without the need to upgrade the women's restroom to meet Table 1 seating. The Woburn Board of Health takes no position regarding this request.

VR6) HIGGINS/O'CONNOR FUNERAL HOME - 146 MAIN STREET - ATHOL

The Petitioner (Thomas O'Connor, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 10.10 (18) (b) 2 a. The petitioner proposes to convert two non-conforming pre-existing restrooms into one unisex handicap accessible restroom and convert an existing closet to a unisex restroom. The Athol Board of Health has no objection and supports the request.

VR7) RESIDENCE - 110 WAUWINET ROAD - NANTUCKET

The Petitioner (Andrew Bedar, AIA) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00 and 10.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (2) and 10.06 (1) (a) 2. The owner, Ms Gale Arnold, while visiting in Europe, purchased various plumbing products. Ms Arnold was unaware of the product requirements in 248 CMR. The petitioner requests the variance to install these fixtures in her home. The Nantucket Board of Health defers to the Board.

VR8) WASABI RESTAURANT - 1245 WORCESTER STREET - NATICK

The Petitioner (Clyde Davis, President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The mall owners have agreed to install a unisex handicap accessible restroom within 300' for employees. The location of the restroom is in a storage corridor and not accessible to the public. The petitioner notes there are sufficient public restrooms within 430' of the restaurant. At this time, the Natick Board of Health has no objection to the request on the condition that the agreed upon arrangements are enacted.

VR9) JANET'S COUNTRY STORE AND DELI - 326 SANFORD ROAD - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Janet Rego, owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. Because of limited space, the petitioner proposes installing one unisex handicap accessible employee restroom in lieu of the required non-handicap accessible restroom. The Westport Board of Health voted to approve this request.

VR10) SALEM STATE COLLEGE - SULLIVAN BUILDING

The Petitioner (Shane Wise, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 10.10 (18) (h) 4 & 10.10 (18) (i) 3. The request is to utilize the existing ADA unisex toilet rooms on the 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd floors for staff toilet rooms. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

CR1) a) M.A.B

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS:

ED1) As may be required

ADJOURNMENT: