Snow and Ice Operations - Acton

Date: 11/14/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Acton Public Safety Facility
371 Main Street
Acton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

36/36


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
Collin Town of Acton
Michael Town of Acton
Anthony Town of Belmont
Joe Town of Hopkinton
Thomas Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Dan Town of Sudbury
Pat Town of Hopkinton
Marc Town of Hopkinton
David Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Duncan Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Tony Town of Sudbury
Chris Town of Hopkinton
James City of Marlborough
Jeffrey City of Easthampton
Noah Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Alysha Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Alex City of Easthampton
Derrik Town of Sudbury
James City of Easthampton
Stew City of Waltham
Keith Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Raf Town of Sudbury
Mark Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Jarred Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Tristen Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Brandon City of Easthampton
Christopher Town of Littleton
Reneto Town of Acton
Theodore City of Marlborough
John Town of Belmont
William Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Paul Town of Sudbury
Stephen Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
Mark Town of Holden
Chris Town of Littleton
Lisa Town of Framingham Water & Sewer
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