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Session 1- Stump the Instructor - Shared screen with speaker view
Dave Smith
47:38
I asked our T/A about week on/week off and the response was that they would have to use their own time
James - Marlborough
47:52
Marlborough is working 50% staff weekly rotating
Jeffrey Auer
48:02
Town of West Springfield DPW has split the crews in half, yes the crew off is being paid.
rusieckia
49:06
Amherst is rotating crews daily (all getting paid 40 hrs/week). Operations are now 7 days/week. Each division has a different rotation - highway is every 4 days, water is every-other-day, tree and grounds is a 3-day rotation.
Benn Sherman-Uxbridge
49:54
Uxbridge is looking to go to minimum staff but the issue of paying employees has not been decided. If it was up to me, they are being asked to stay home, they should be paid accordingly.
vthai
50:36
Town of Shrewsbury is also at 50% alternating crews (redundant staff are separated in case one gets sick). Off-site staff are working at home. Certain staff are always home because they're too important to lose (e.g. billing).
jvelazquez
51:29
Town of Stoughton has split the crews in half and we are on a 3 day on 3 day off schedule with being paid when off, but also knowing that you could be called in or need to answer emails or calls if needed.
kesposito
51:56
Our employees at home are considered as working remotely and must be available for emergencies.
art
52:56
Art from indus here. What are you doing with existing road maintenance contracts and/or bids like paving, crack sealing, etc.?
avillani
54:12
Do crews have N95 masks? I did read that during swine flu they prevented spread of virus by 30%. These masks can offer protection for you and others
Shane Mark
54:46
Newton DPW does not have the masks currently.
Butch Jackson Sturbridge DPW
55:20
No masks in Sturbridge yet.
Dave Lane
55:32
Danvers does not have a supply of N95
Butch Jackson Sturbridge DPW
56:20
Art. No plan to push anything back at this point
Dan Nason
58:02
Sudbury does not have any supply of N95 masks
Benn Sherman-Uxbridge
59:22
How are other towns handling construction representative services? In house or through consultants? We do mostly in house which becomes an issue.
Lisa DeMeo
01:00:37
Salisbury does all consultant inspections. Consultant firms are now discussing if they are going to stay open.
Michael Stankovicvh
01:07:29
Has anyone heard if MASSSEP may relax waste bans to allow recyclables to be taken to incinerators/landfills? Our contractor is concerned with picking up these materials.
Dave Taylor
01:08:23
Rockland Mass is out of Mask
Dave Taylor
01:08:56
How are towns staggering crews for everyday work
avillani
01:09:47
Other types of acceptable respirators include: a R/P95, N/R/P99, or N/R/P100 filtering facepiece respirator; an air-purifying elastomeric (e.g., half-face or full-face) respirator with appropriate filters or cartridges; powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) with high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filter; or supplied air respirator (SAR). See CDC/ NIOSH guidance for optimizing respirator supplies at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirators-strategy
vthai
01:10:09
Anyone with similar responsibilities (e.g. DPW DIrector + Town Engineer) are split so that if one gets sick, the other can still run the DPW.
Brenda
01:10:28
Thanks for that important info, Aldo!
Dan Nason
01:11:10
Sudbury has a Continuity of Ops Plan (COOP) to address if the Director or Asst. Director gets ill.
kesposito
01:12:55
Shrewsbury is trying to go without private contractors.
Melissa Foley
01:13:21
What about keeping roads clear for emergencies?
avillani
01:13:50
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
kesposito
01:14:00
Our split crews will be separated from each other. For example , use different restrooms and eating areas.
Lisa DeMeo
01:16:44
In Salisbury, Parking Enforcement is handled by Police. We put the kiosks in place. The regulations begin May 1.
Benn Sherman-Uxbridge
01:17:03
Uxbridge is trying to go without private contractors. Temperatures are high so anticipate not going to be much
Shane Mark
01:21:58
Thank you UMass for coordinating this. Is there a plan to have additional sessions s this progresses?
Michael Smith
01:22:39
Shane, yes in a sense. I'll talk to this in a moment.
karen dodge
01:22:41
Yes, Mike is going to make this a weekly event, at least for the time being…
Highway
01:22:47
This has been a great forum.
Shane Mark
01:23:30
I'll be sure to discuss with the Commissioner and Division heads to get them on the next session.
Sam Squailia
01:23:58
Thank you everyone...great discussion
hchew
01:24:01
Thank you all!
Lisa DeMeo
01:26:57
MEMA sent out a COOP template. I can share if others want it.
Lisa DeMeo
01:27:25
Just sent it to Brenda
Butch Jackson Sturbridge DPW
01:27:27
This was good.
Lisa DeMeo
01:27:46
IT's a word document.
avillani
01:28:30
lisa you are unmuted
Lisa DeMeo
01:29:01
I know the mute is off. The mic on the computer doesn't work.
Kathryn - Baystate Roads
01:29:40
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Lisa DeMeo
01:29:45
Thanks for running this. We're all getting good at Zoom.
MWSC Superintendent
01:30:00
thanks
Dave Smith
01:31:09
Guys are pretreating and ive got nothing else to do Dave Smith