Snow and Ice Operations - Whately

Date: 10/12/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Whately Town Offices
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, Massachusetts

Capacity:

23/30


Overview

This course will teach planning for winter weather and cover:

  • The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts.
  • Pre wetting and pre-treating
  • Anti-icing vs. De-icing.
  • The use of sand and it’s environmental impact.
  • Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology.
  • Snow and ice policy for public review. 
  • Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand.

For more information see the course flyer.

 

 

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Keith Town of Whately
Doug Town of Whately
Darrell East Longmeadow Public Works
Peter Town of Williamsburg
Dan Town of Williamsburg
David Town of Westhampton
Keith Town of Plainfield
Larry Town of Warwick
Michael City of Greenfield
Richard Town of Northfield
Neil Town of Greenfield
Tyler Town of Whately
Kurt Town of Greenfield
Paul City of Greenfield
Arnold Town of Northfield
Kevin Town of Northfield
Samuel Town of Northfield
Jason Town of Conway
Ron Town of Conway
Bill Town of Williamsburg
Don Town of Williamsburg
Thomas Town of Northfield
Jennifer Town of Williamsburg
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst

    Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operation and long range planning for the municipality.

    Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction. Mike can be reached at: mdsmith@umass.edu