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Minutes of Redding Safety Committee, 06/06/2019

AGENDA: Redding Safety Committee

RECEIVED 06/10/2019 1:24pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Town Hall Hearing Room

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 p.m.

Present: Jeff Hanson (co-chair), Krista Gramer (secretary), Marc Deluca, Mark Lubus, Vicki Cram, Cordy Crane, Rob Blick

Minutes of the March 7, 2019 meeting were approved. (Gramer/Deluca)

The Committee welcomed Cordy Crane (John Read Middle School) to the Committee meeting.

Old Business

Jeff Hanson noted that the painting of the speed humps on Hopewell Woods Road is still pending.

There was no representative for the Historical Society present at the meeting to give update on replacement of the cracked well head. Jeff Hanson noted that Highway was not able to do the repair and suggested the Historical Society contact Robert Paradise for repair.

Jeff Hanson reported that some of the trees tagged for removal on the Parade Path were removed. There are some additional trees needing removal at the end of the Parade Path which is pending.

New Business

Board of Education:
Vicki Cram reported the following injuries since October:
– A JRMS employee fell on the curb and broke wrist.
– A RES paraprofessional was injured when a student bent thumb backwards. Employee has been out of work over a year.
– A custodian injured knee and forearm when slipped while climbing a ladder through the hatch to the roof.
– A JRMS teacher slipped on a wet floor falling on buttocks.
– A RES paraprofessional slipped on wet floor with injury to the right knee; no loss of time.
– A RES custodian injured left leg when plowing tractor hit a frost heave and jerked back.
– A paraprofessional sustained injury to right shoulder and upper back when student pulled on arm. Employee requires surgery and will be out until next school year.
– An employee slipped on mud in the playground sustaining a hip injury.
– An employee walked into metal door divider sustaining injury to right forehead.
– An RES employee sustained injury to head and right hand when window shade fell.

Town Hall:
Krista Gramer reported three non-preventable injuries:
– A park and recreation employee sustained back injury when lifting a push-style leaf blower that was too heavy.
– A volunteer fire department fire chief injured foot when it slipped off of the step of the truck during training.
– A police officer had saliva exposure from being spit on during a crisis intervention investigation.

Jeff Hanson noted two highway workers on extended workers’ compensation/disability; one has reached maximum medical improvement and no longer able to work in the capacity necessary as a highway driver/laborer.

Mark Lubus reported that the lead paint on the Annex building has been removed and the building has been repainted.

Jeff Hanson suggested that all future safety meetings be held at Town Hall for the convenience of all members. Everyone agreed.

Jeff Hanson proposed having Marc Deluca step into the role of co-chair for Mark O’Donnell. Motion will be made at the next meeting after discussion with Mark O’Donnell.

Vicki Cram inquired about option to attend meeting by phone when unavailable to attend in person. Jeff Hanson noted that is acceptable.

Marc Deluca noted that a resident called regarding the Long Ridge Railroad project inquiring if there will be sidewalk or pedestrian crossing areas. Jeff Hanson did not believe it is noted on the plans as such but will review at the next project meeting.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 4:00 PM – Town Hall Conference Room


The meeting was adjourned at 4:28 p.m. (Crane/Lubus)

Submitted by Krista Gramer, Secretary