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Posted on: May 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Use of Mosquito Spray Discussions

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In July 2020, Governor Baker signed into law legislation entitled An Act to Mitigate Arbovirus in the Commonwealth (M.G.L. Chapter 252, Section 2A), which requires the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to develop a process for the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (SRMCB) to permit municipalities to opt out of mosquito control spraying, including aerial or other, conducted by the SRMCB.

The Amherst Board of Health will discuss the issue of Mosquito Spray at their regular meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84738589352 

The Amherst Town Council Agenda for Monday, May 17, 2021 will include an action item regarding the Town’s decision regarding the mosquito spray plan required by the State of Massachusetts. 

At that time Town Council will review the Board of Health’s recommendation, take Public Comment, and either revise and/or refer the recommendation back to the Health Director. The deadline for submission of final decisions are due to the May 28.

More details can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/application-for-municipality-opt-out-of-srmcb-spraying

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