PEPPERELL — The Board of Health has released its schedule of seasonal flu clinics for September and October.
The clinics will be held on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Babbitasset Village; Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center; and Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center.
The clinics will also be held at the private facilities on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Schofield House and at 1 p.m. at the Independent Living Facility.
The clinics are administered by the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health.
NABH Health Agent Kalene Garbarz was quick to point out that these clinics are for the seasonal flu shot only, as the H1N1 shots and guidelines have yet to be released. More information on H1N1 flu clinics will be released as soon as the information is received.
The board gave its approval this week to allow Emerson Village to construct up to 56 three-bedroom homes at its Nashua Road site. Joseph Peznola of Hancock Associates, representing the developers, explained that an earlier restriction by the board limiting the number of three-bedroom homes to 44 with the remaining 12 homes as two-bedroom units was confusing, given approvals from the state and other town boards for 56 three-bedroom units.
A nitrogen-aggregation permit allowing for a total of 168 bedrooms had recently been approved by the DEP.
Noting the Board of Health restriction, Peznola said, “We would like not to live with that.”
Health Agent Kalene Garbarz provided the board with a list of communications over the past two years supporting a plan calling for 56 three-bedroom homes at the site, or a total of 168 bedrooms.
“There’s no reason to say no,” said board member Alfred Buckley. “I have no problem,” added board Chairman Robert Lambert.
The board agreed to amend its earlier restriction dated June 19, 2008 with the exception that any two-bedroom units that had already been constructed would have to remain as two-bedroom units.
The board also approved three variances for a septic project at 58 Nashua Road. Doug Smith of Soilsmith Design requested a groundwater-reduction variance two feet less than standard to accommodate a gravity feed for the Presby System he has designed for his client.
“My goal is to have it work as a gravity system,” said Smith, who explained that his request will also require a DEP approval.
Smith also requested that the board allow just six inches over the cover, rather than the standard nine inches, and 110 gallons per bedroom using the state guidelines, rather than the 150 gallons that Pepperell uses.