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Minutes of Redding Safety Committee, 06/01/2017

AGENDA: Redding Safety Committee

RECEIVED 06/06/2017 9:50am

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Redding Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Heritage Center

The meeting was called to order at 4:07 p.m.

Present:   Mark O’Donnell (co-chair), Jeff Hanson (co-chair), Krista Gramer (secretary), Annette D’Augelli, Helen Gore, Rob Blick, Mark Lubus, Ben Vega

Minutes of the March 2, 2017 meeting were approved.  (D’Augelli/Gore)

Old Business

  • Annette D’Augelli indicated that signage will be posted at the Social Services Department regarding appointment policy for accessing the pantry. As well, two wireless panic alarm/pendant buttons can be provided by our current alarm company for employees to wear when accessing the food pantry which will be hardwired to the alarm system.  The panic button alarm system has a one-time cost.
  • Mark Lubus indicated that the lighting in the rear lot of the Annex building has not been repaired. Further suggestions for corrective action included installation of a pole with two lights in the rear of the lot that will face toward the Annex building.  This option will be conveyed on a work order to the Facilities Department.
  • Jeff Hanson reported that the DEEP, along with Health Director, Doug Hartline has now taken control of ongoing testing in regards to the effect of salt in the water at the schools as the salt run-off seems to be resulting from the drainage on Route 53.
  • Annette D’Augelli reported that Willie Roman is working on a quote for the magnetic emergency door openers at the Heritage Center.

New Business

Board of Education:
Board of Education committee members were not present.  Injuries at the schools during the last quarter are unknown.

Town Hall:
Krista Gramer reported one non-preventable injury:

-An employee sustained injury to right leg, knee and thigh from ice falling off a shelter in the Police Department parking lot.

Helen Gore reported that the split rail at the Historical Society was damaged from a motor vehicle accident and raised concern over safety issues of parking and egress control during the upcoming Rock and Roots festival.  Krista Gramer will follow up with Finance Director regarding pending insurance claim and expected timeline for repair.

Helen Gore noted that the Historical Society will not be allowing any BBQ grills to the upcoming Rock and Roots festival giving prior notification through announcements.

Rob Blick made a suggestion that the Historical Society block off the two fields designated as the fireworks zone with proper signage.

Rob Blick noted overgrowth of grass on the corner of the Redding Community Center drive and Route 107.  Jeff Hanson indicated that the trimming work has been completed and is routinely maintained to keep sight lines open.

Annette D’Augelli raised the idea of additional security measures at the Community Center and Heritage Center with video monitoring and card-reader entry.  Committee members noted that such security upgrades would require manned stations to give access to visitors along with costs for equipment.  The need for such security changes and upgrades would be under the purview of the Board of Selectmen and they will be advised of the inquiry.

Rob Blick reiterated the security upgrades punch list for the Parks & Rec Department as recommended by the Police Department in Spring 2013.  These upgrades include a metal pull-down gate on the front office window, a bolt across the main entrance office door, a lock and shade on the conference room, and a means of egress from the conference room to allow staff and students to exit safely through the window.  Rob Blick will forward the list to Willie Roman for pricing and to the First Selectman for further assessment.

Next Meeting:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 4:00 PM – Town Hall conference room

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. (Hanson/O’Donnell)

Submitted by Krista Gramer, Secretary