Snow and Ice Operations - Westfield

Date: 11/26/2019 8:00 AM - 11/26/2019 3:00 PM

Location: Amelia Park
21 South Broad Street

Westfield, Massachusetts

Capacity:

27/28


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.

Registration 7:30 AM. Class begins at 8:00 AM.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Richard City of Westfield
Michael City of Westfield
Dave Town of Williamsburg
Charlene Town of Williamsburg
Gary Town of Wilbraham DPW
Jock City of Westfield
Brad Town of Sandisfield
Scott City of Westfield
Austin City of Westfield
Damon Town of Wilbraham DPW
Frank City of Westfield
Tim Town of Wilbraham DPW
Matthew City of Westfield
Steve City of Westfield
Mike Town of Wilbraham DPW
James Town of Hadley Public Works
Jake Town of Southwick
Ed Town of Hadley
Brian Town of Hadley
Keith Town of Sandisfield
Ralph Town of Sandisfield
Louis City of Westfield
Scott Town of Hadley
Raymond Town of Hadley
William Town of Wilbraham
Reyes City of Westfield
Patrick City of Westfield
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