Health Director Gina Armstrong doesn't see the enforcement of new trash regulations becoming a difficult task.
The Board of Health is currently in charge of enforcing nuisance issues regarding trash already. Armstrong brought up some areas of concern about the proposed toter system regulations, but overall said it will keep the city cleaner.
Already 31 people have enrolled in the local needle exchange program.
The state Department of Health allocated grant funds earlier this year to bring a syringe exchange program to the area through Berkshire Health Systems at 510 North Street. The intent is to reduce harm to those using intervenous drugs. The program opened on Sept. 4 and enrollment has been growing ever since.
The Board of Health has questions about the town's recently implemented plastic-bag ban and how it is applied to takeout services.
Kelly Cross of Chee's Chinese Cuisine attended Wednesday's board meeting to ask if the restaurant could use biodegradable bags instead of paper bags because if sauces spill in the paper bags, they tend to rip
The Board of Health is making progress on disposing of discarded syringes.
Member Bruce Shepley told the board on Wednesday that collected syringes for the time being will be sent to the North Adams Ambulance Service.