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March 14 First Selectmen’s Meeting Agenda

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Mar 132018
 

  • The REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN will take place on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 AT 7:30 P.M. AT TOWN HALL
    Following is the AGENDA:
    Call to order
    Fire Exits
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Introductions
    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
    (2 minutes per speaker)
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    MINUTES
    To consider and act on the approval of the minutes of the February 14, 2018
    Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)
    NEW BUSINESS
    1. To consider and act on the resolution allowing the Town Clerk to apply for the
    2019 Historic Preservation Grant (enclosure) – Patrick O’Sullivan, Town Clerk
    2. To consider and act on the resolution with respect to the authorization,
    issuance and sale of not exceeding $4,000,000 Town of Orange general
    obligation refunding bonds (enclosure) – John Cifarelli, Finance Director
    3. To consider and act on the Greater Bridgeport Regional Recycling Interlocal
    Agreement (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    4. To consider and act on the Application for Recognition of Supplemental First
    Responders Status (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    5. To consider and act on the License Agreement Between the Town of Orange
    and Ed Oberg d/b/a Ashford Restoration of Connecticut and Daniel Shields
    d/b/a Olbords of Massachusetts (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    6. To consider and act on the request to approve the Tax Refunds for the month
    of March in the amount of $54,176.15 (enclosure)
    COMMITTEES
    1. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
    2. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
    3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
    4. Personnel – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Davis
    Adjournment
    FYI
    Approved Minutes of the January 10, 2018 Public Hearing Regarding a
    Massage Establishment Permit, Public Hearing on the Proposed Financing by
    the Orange Volunteer Fire Association and the Regular Meeting of the Board
    of Selectmen
    Revenue and Expenditure Reports

Orange CERT Hosts Important Safety Course for First Responders

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Mar 292015
 

Speaker Warren Rogers

Speaker Warren Rogers

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.