TOWN OF REDDING
REDDING SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, 3/5/2020, 4:00PM
TOWN HALL HEARING ROOM
Filed subject to approval.
Jeff Hanson, Co-Chair
Marc Deluca, Co-Chair
William Roman, Facilities Director
Mark Lubus, Building Department
Rob Blick, Park and Recreation Department
Michelle Stillman, Social Services/Senior Center
Eugene Burke, Veolia Water
Helen Gore, Redding Historical Society
Julia Pemberton, First Selectman
Alice Smith, Selectman’s Office
Tom Feroleto, Redding Elementary School
Doug Hartline, Health Department
Chair Hanson called the meeting to order at 4:04PM.
1. Approval of the minutes from the Thursday, December 5, 2019 Meeting
MOTION: Chair Hanson made a motion to approve the minutes of the Thursday, December 5th meeting. Chair Deluca seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.
2. Old Business
– Update from the Historical Society regarding the replacement of the cracked well head.
Chair Hanson said the well is an abandoned well, and the Town will deal with it. It can be replaced or filled in. He suggested filling it in.
– Update from the Highway Department regarding the removal of tagged trees along the Parade Path.
Chair Hanson said this is an ongoing process.
– Update on the Reunification Drill at John Read Middle School in May 2020.
Chair Deluca said he met with JRMS staff about this. The event will happen on Wednesday, May 6th at either 9:30AM or 10:00AM. Route 53 will be closed off at Umpawaug Road and Route 107. The students will be walked from JRMS to the Mark Twain Library. This is a relocation drill, not a reunification drill.
– Update from John Read Middle School regarding the chain in the gymnasium.
There was no one present from JRMS to update the Safety Committee about this.
– Update from Central Office regarding snow plowing/salting.
There was no one present from Central Office to discuss this item.
– Update from the First Selectman about ice/slippery hand-rails.
Ms. Smith said there was a sign put outside to notify the public about the possibility of slippery hand rails and to exercise caution.
3. New Business
Ms. Gore asked about the hay field that needs mowing. Discussion followed concerning future maintenance on this field.
Ms. Gore asked about the windows at the Lonetown Farm building. First Selectwoman Pemberton said these windows need to be historically accurate and this would cost around $1,000.00 a window.
– Review of First Reports of Injury since last meeting for Schools and Town.
Mr. Smith reviewed the four incidents that occurred. There were:
Two slip and falls (no lost time)
One cat scratch (no lost time)
One spider bite (no lost time)
– Safety Concerns/Prevention Measures at School and Town Facilities
Mr. Hartline updated the Safety Committee about Covid-19 and the steps necessary to contain it. Discussion followed concerning how this would affect the Town.
Mr. Burke asked the Safety Committee about the creation of a trench at the WPCC plant to help mitigate ice formation on the asphalt.
MOTION: Chair Hanson made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Roman seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:34PM.