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Driver Skill Safety Update - 2013 N.B.M. & Worcester Cty Highway

Well, Hello All..

First, I would like to give a heartfelt THANKS to all who helped put this first ever together event together.  (how's that for English)  As we all know, any of these events do not happen by themselves, they take the concerted effort of the ever diligent few.  Those who sent or brought some of their staff to assist, please forward these thanks to them.  They were as integral as the rest of us.  if I've missed anyone, please slap me and get me their name(s).
I believe that the event went well.  The turnout was somewhat low, only 12 teams, but at that level, it is a success.  If we show that joint events can happen, perhaps there'll be more success in the future.

 

Second, I would like any and all suggestions for improvement.  Again, it takes thoughts of many to improve things like this.  I have a few:

  • All test stations be on CAD and the slalom be on several CAD pages for easier setup
  • Eliminate the plow drop (several towns do not use fisher plows!!!) BUT we'll need a new replacement test
  • Use two pre-trip inspection trucks
  • maybe give out 'event' reflective vests instead of T-shirts (?)

 I'm sure there are more suggestions - please bring them forward when they pop into your heads.

I give special kudos to Tom Collins for orchestrating getting the idle teams to the various idle events.
I also give special kudos for Cindy for coming solo from Bay State Roads, that's a first!
Brutus, I would like the full name of the Franklin police officer so that i can send a note of thanks to the pd..  he did an awesome job.
Now, if anyone would like to volunteer to take over this event, please step forward.  If not, you can't say i didn't try.

See you all soon,I hope.

Irving

 

Here are the Show Results

NBM:

1st – Belmont – Nick Kacoyanis and Paul Mosca
2nd – Burlington – Mike Giardina and Patrick Duran
3rd – Wellesley – Bill Hickey and Joe Jones
 

Worcester Cty:

1st – Southbridge – Jose Ortiz and John Jesky
2nd – Southbridge – Jeff Beaudette and Michael Zuziak
3rd – Mendon – Michael Cournoyer and Paul Marvelle

 

 

Irving Priest, President WCHA

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Mutual Aid Bill Update

On July 27, 2010 Govenor Duval Patrick signed into law "an act relative to Municipal Relief". As part of this law, there shall be established a statewide Public Works Municipal Mutual Aid Advisory Committee. This committee will consist of the Secretary of Public Safety and Security, or his designee,who serves as Chair of the Committee. The Secretary or his designee shall appoint one member from the following, all of whom shall be residents of the Commonwealth:

Mass Highway Assocation
Mass Municipal Assocation
American Public Works Assoc./N.E. Chapter
New England Water Enviroment Assoc.
Mass Water Works Association
Mass Tree Wardens and Foresters Assoc.

Each of the above mentioned will need 3 points of contact.

If a city of town chooses to participate in this agreement, the Mayor, Town Manager, Administrator or Board of Selectmen must act on behalf of their city or town by notifying the Chairman of the Advisory Committee in writing.

The Committee shall develop procedural plans, costs, protocols, and program for intrastate and interstate cooperation.

The Mass Highway Association must take the lead in getting this Committee started and when the guidelines are formulated, the County Representatives shall set up meetings for the puropse of educating their cities and towns on how to opt in to the Mutual Aid System. Time is of the essence in getting this program started, and it is essential that the representatives noted above begin immediately to put in place, the necessary tools and programs to insure that this Mutual Aid Bill will work to the advantage of the cities and towns within the Commonwealth.

It has taken six years to get this bill passed, keeping in mind that that there was no financial cost or consideration to this bill, and it still took this long. With that in mind, we cannot waste any time in advising the cites and towns of the necessity of implementing this practice. Let up give this our best efforts to make the passing of this bill the sucess we intended it to be, six long years ago.

Any additional information will be posted as we receive it.

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