The REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN will take place on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 AT 7:30 P.M. AT TOWN HALLFollowing is the AGENDA: Call to order Fire Exits Pledge of Allegiance IntroductionsPUBLIC PARTICIPATION(2 minutes per speaker)ANNOUNCEMENTSMINUTESTo consider and act on the approval of the minutes of the February 14, 2018Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)NEW BUSINESS1. To consider and act on the resolution allowing the Town Clerk to apply for the2019 Historic Preservation Grant (enclosure) – Patrick O’Sullivan, Town Clerk2. To consider and act on the resolution with respect to the authorization,issuance and sale of not exceeding $4,000,000 Town of Orange generalobligation refunding bonds (enclosure) – John Cifarelli, Finance Director3. To consider and act on the Greater Bridgeport Regional Recycling InterlocalAgreement (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli4. To consider and act on the Application for Recognition of Supplemental FirstResponders Status (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli5. To consider and act on the License Agreement Between the Town of Orangeand Ed Oberg d/b/a Ashford Restoration of Connecticut and Daniel Shieldsd/b/a Olbords of Massachusetts (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli6. To consider and act on the request to approve the Tax Refunds for the monthof March in the amount of $54,176.15 (enclosure)COMMITTEES1. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt2. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt4. Personnel – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, DavisAdjournmentFYIApproved Minutes of the January 10, 2018 Public Hearing Regarding aMassage Establishment Permit, Public Hearing on the Proposed Financing bythe Orange Volunteer Fire Association and the Regular Meeting of the Boardof SelectmenRevenue and Expenditure Reports
The Orange Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently hosted a training session for fellow Orange, Bethany, New Haven, and Hamden CERT members at the High Plains Community Center.
More than 60 volunteers attended the session entitled “Electrical Hazard Safety for First Responders” presented by Warren Rogers, of Eversource (CL&P) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Rogers runs the class on his own time and expense for all first responders, including CERT members, Police, Fire, EMS. It’s also good for anyone in the household.
Orange CERT members Annie Davis and Jamie Buck attended a previous session and immediately decided they needed to have him come down to this area.
The session was very informative and well received. It instructed everyone on how electricity is delivered from the very first source to where we flip a switch and our lights turn on, etc.
Most important instruction was how to be safe while on duty doing their jobs, etc. During storms, motor vehicle accidents, anywhere where the electrical wires etc. are compromised, how to deal with all of that safely.
What to do, and what NOT to do.
For example, did you know that if a wire is “hot” (charged) and falls on a guardrail the entire guardrail becomes electrified – even if it is 60 feet or more down the road from the source?
If you or someone else is in an accident and wires are lying on the car — everyone should stay inside the vehicle — and everyone outside the vehicle should stay away until the utility company turns the power off.
Before using a generator, make sure it is hooked up properly by someone who knows what they are doing. There are consequences to having an improperly installed generator.
Never walk near a downed wire — or in water that the wire is touching.
Rogers is a phenomenal, animated speaker and would be a great guest for police, fire, even senior groups.