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Minutes of Redding Safety Committee, 06/04/2020

AGENDA: Redding Safety Committee

RECEIVED 06/09/2020 5:15pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Via Zoom Conference

The meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m.

Present: Jeff Hanson (co-chair), Krista Gramer (secretary), Zachary Smith, Rob Blick, Alice Smith, Michelle Stillman, Shaun Donnelly, Willie Roman, Cordy Crane, Helen Gore

Minutes of the March 5, 2020 meeting were approved. (Gramer/ A. Smith)

Old Business

Old business from meeting of March 5, 2020 was tabled until the next meeting.

New Business

Town Hall:

Krista Gramer reported 11 non-preventable injuries:
– Nine police officers had COVID-19 exposure while on EMS and MVA calls. Precautionary PPE and self-monitoring.
– A facilities worker suffered an injury to the eye from a foreign object.
– A police officer suffered smoke inhalation while responding to a fire call.

Michelle Stillman recounted an incident that occurred on March 18th outside the Heritage Center/Community Center whereby a person was bitten by a dog that was off leash. She has requested signage for the area. Jeff Hanson will speak with Captain Marc Deluca and Animal Control Officer Mike Deluca regarding implementing appropriate signage near the building.

Krista Gramer reported that COVID-19 precautionary measures are in place at Town Hall: staff has been working staggered days/hours to keep social distancing, masks are being worn when interacting with others, plexiglass sneeze shields have been placed throughout the building for employee safety.

Shaun Donnelly reported that there was a meeting with the Fire Marshall and a plan for egress to and from the Town Hall building was discussed; visitors would enter at the main entrance and exit the building at the rear door near the Town Clerk’s office.

Alice Smith noted there would be COVID-19 testing set up at the Redding Community Center on Saturday June 6, 2020 which would be handled as a drive-up testing site requiring pre-registration.

Jeff Hanson noted that Doug Hartline, Redding Health Department, has given regular updates with guidance given from the State via Town Website and email news announcements.

Rob Blick indicated that Topstone Park was readying for opening with plans to have reservations up to appropriate capacity to allow for proper social distancing, six feet all around. Bathrooms would be expected to be cleaned frequently.

Helen Gore inquired about the field mowing at the Historical Society and Jeff Hanson advised that Robert Paradise was scheduled to mow sometime prior to June 22nd.

Board of Education:

No report of injuries were made from Board of Education.

Cory Crane inquired about field mowing at John Read Middle School, as Bob the facilities worker for the Board of Education had retired. Jeff Hanson noted that his highway team was not taking on the responsibility. Vicki Cram will be contacted regarding the issue to expedite a solution on the Board of Education side.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM – Town Hall conference room


The meeting was adjourned at 4:34 p.m. (A. Smith/ Donnelly)

Submitted by Krista Gramer, Secretary

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