The Mashpee Board of Health is fining six businesses in town for failing to complete this year’s operating permit renewal process.
“All these folks have had multiple reminders, phone calls and chat through the permitting software, so they’re just delinquents and either ignoring or forgetting…but it’s too late to let this go,” Mashpee Health Agent Glen E. Harrington said during the most recent board meeting on Wednesday last week, February 4.
Stop & Shop, Estia and Johns Pond Village, as well as septage haulers J.M. Barros and Wind River Environmental, have not yet paid their fees. Vaughn Vittorini, a body art practitioner, has a blood pathogen certificate due.
The board fined these businesses double their initial permit fee on January 1 for operating without a license. Fees for the business initially ranged from as little as $10 up to $300 for an individual permit. In addition, once they receive notice from the board, these businesses will also be charged another $25 for each day that the fees are not paid and the permits have not been submitted.
This will occur for up to 60 days for these businesses and will result in their closure 60 days after receiving notice from the board until payment and permitting are complete.