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Minutes of Redding Safety Committee, 12/01/2016

AGENDA: Redding Safety Committee

RECEIVED 12/05/2016 12:03pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Redding Town Hall

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

Present: Mark O’Donnell (co-chair), Jeff Hanson (co-chair), Krista Gramer (secretary), Mark Lubus, Annette D’Augelli, Helen Gore, Ken Larkin, Tom Feroleto, Alice Smith

Minutes of the September 8, 2016 meeting were approved as submitted. (O’Donnell/Larkin)

Old Business
• Community Center security enhancements and upgrades are pending. Rob Blick and Willie Roman to discuss appropriate materials and report back to committee with timeline.

• Krista Gramer noted that a review of the Safety Committee membership includes a mix of both managerial and non-managerial presence for all Town and Board of Education buildings and facilities. Helen Gore from the Historical Society was welcomed to the Safety Committee. It was noted that a member of the Water Pollution Control Committee on behalf of the sewer plant in Georgetown was also invited to participate in the committee but did not attend; a second invite will be made to attend the March meeting.

• Annette D’Augelli reported on safety for food pantry access at the Heritage Center. While a formal protocol has not been established, caution has been taken when an employee must escort someone to the food pantry when alone on site by requesting support assistance from another department, i.e. Facilities, Park & Rec. Additional measures were discussed by the Committee including installation of security camera and signage, as well as providing the patron with some emergency items and request they make an appointment to return when there is adequate staffing. It will be requested that the Social Services Department meet to establish a formal protocol so that proper safety measures are implemented.

New Business
Board of Education:
Injuries for schools were not reported at this time.
Ken Larkin reported additional indoor security cameras have been ordered to be installed at RES and JRMS.

Town Hall:
Krista Gramer reported one non-preventable injuries since September:

-An EMT/volunteer firefighter sustained a wrist injury from lifting equipment.

Mark O’Donnell noted a police officer was on leave due to a non-work-related injury to the elbow that was aggravated by lifting during an EMT call.

Mark Lubus reported lighting in the rear of the Annex/Post Office building was not working. A request to Willie Roman will be made to repair/replace bulbs and lighting fixtures to provide adequate lighting. Alice Smith also recommended installation of solar powered lights.

Jeff Hanson reported an issue with water safety at JRMS. A recent violation was received regarding the water at JRMS indicating the salt content was too high at 186. As such, Jeff Hanson was requested to be judicious when salting the school parking lot during inclement weather to avoid excess salt run-off. Ongoing communication will be maintained by Jeff Hanson, Peggy Sullivan and Ken Larkin during the winter season to discuss appropriate safety measures. Committee suggestions included using a material other than salt such as sand.

Mark O’Donnell reported a recent hazmat situation at the Police Department that was discovered due to leaky plumbing involving sewage waste. The piping, fixtures and affected areas have since been repaired, cleaned up and refinished as necessary.

Next Meeting:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 4:00 PM – Town Hall Conference Room

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. (Hanson/O’Donnell)

Submitted by Krista Gramer, Secretary