Board of Health


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TOWN OF MERRIMAC BOARD OF HEALTH PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111, Section 31 of the MA General Laws, the Merrimac Board of Health will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Merrimac Police Department meeting room, 2 Jana Way, Merrimac, at 7:15 PM for proposed Regulation of the Merrimac Board of Health Minimum Standards for the Keeping of Animals. A copy of the regulation is available at the Board of Health Office by calling the Office at 978-346-4066 on Monday or Wednesday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM or by email at to make an appointment to view the same. Any interested person or wishing to be heard on the proposed regulation should appear at the time and place designated. Participation instructions for the hearing may be found on the Board of Health page on the Town of Merrimac website or posted at town hall or by calling the Board of Health during times indicated in this notice. Christine Berube, Chairperson MBOH

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  • Christine Berube, Chair
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Irina Gorzynski, Member
    Term Expires: 2024

  • Jason Sargeant, Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Deborah Ketchen, Agent
  • Linda Ralph, Administrative Assistant


We respond to requirements and complaints from the general public and contractors. We oversee the Title V Program as it pertains to septics; monitor inspections of food establishments, schools, and rentals; maintain current with state health advisories and immunizations.

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Note From the Board of Health

Pet Lovers,

Kindly remember that there is a leash law, and a law that mandates that animal feces must be picked up and properly disposed of. Do not leave your dog out without being tethered. If you are walking your dog, keep him on a leash and please pick up the feces in a plastic bag and take it home with you, or discard it in a rubbish receptacle if there is one available during your walk. Please be considerate and do not throw the bag on the ground in an empty lot or anywhere else. Thank you.

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