The Board of Health upheld both a demolition order on a multi-unit building on John Street and a suspension of Thing or Two's tobacco license.
Thing or Two Variety on Francis Avenue will have its tobacco licenses suspended for seven days following a number of violations. Health Director Gina Armstrong said on May 10, inspectors from the Tri-Town Health Department found flavored tobacco products in stock. Such products were banned dating back to sweeping new tobacco regulations crafted in 2014
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