PEPPERELL — Several approvals were granted during Tuesday night’s Board of Health meeting, three of them given for requests made by Doug Smith of Soilsmith Designs.
Smith presented septic-system plans for two separate lots. The first variance request was in reference to property at 60A Nashua Road. Two weeks ago, he presented the same plan to the Conservation Board.
Overall, the Board of Health was happy with what it saw, with the exception of the driveway. Members felt the driveway was too close to the wetland area. The plan for the driveway has been revised.
“The only thing I’m asking you people for, for variance, is the one regulation to base the system at 110 gallons per day instead of the 150 that Pepperell requires,” said Smith. “By doing this, I can fit the two standard trenches and the two reserved trenches and keep everything 50 feet from the wetlands.”
After looking through the blueprints and seeing the design, the board was comfortable approving the request. In a similar respect, the board also approved Smith’s second variance request in reference to property at 224 South Road.
Unlike the first lot, this one already has an existing home. But the septic tank has failed, and needs to be replaced with a new one. Again, Smith asked to base the system at 110 gallons of water per day. Again, the board approved, along with the request for the permit associated with the property.
The next meetings are scheduled for Dec. 7 and Dec. 21.
— Kelly Brough