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Butler County Regional Snow Summit October 18, 2009 9:00AM-12:00PM Butler County Engineers Office 1921 Fairgrove Avenue Hamilton, Ohio 45011 Welcome………………..Gregory.

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1 Butler County Regional Snow Summit October 18, :00AM-12:00PM Butler County Engineers Office 1921 Fairgrove Avenue Hamilton, Ohio Welcome………………..Gregory Wilkens, County Engineer, Butler County Engineers Moderator………………Scott Bressler, Operations Deputy, Butler County Engineers Presenters Butler County Engineers Office…………..Scott Bressler, Butler County Engineers Office Butler County EMA……………………………Jeff Galloway, Director, Butler County Emergency Management Agency Butler County Sheriffs Office………………Matt Franke, Butler County Sheriffs Office ODOT………………………………………………Diana Clonch, Office of Maintenance Operations Moderated Discussion…………..Moderator, Scott Bressler

2 Butler County Engineers Office Snow / Ice Control Plan

3 BCEO Plan Winter Tons of salt spread: 7,202 Tons of salt spread: 7,202 (Avg. winter: 6000 tons) Gallons of salt brine: 18,513 Gallons of salt brine: 18,513 Gallons calcium chloride: 12,800 Gallons calcium chloride: 12,800 Labor hours: 7,607 Labor hours: 7,607 Snow/Ice events: 18 Snow/Ice events: 18 Avg. cost per event: $59,398 Avg. cost per event: $59,398 Total cost for season $1,069,165 Total cost for season $1,069,165

4 BCEO PLAN Responsible for 596 lane miles Responsible for 596 lane mileshttp://bceo.org/departments/operations/operations.html Two teams, A-Team / B-Team Two teams, A-Team / B-Team Each team includes 1 supervisor, 15 drivers, Each team includes 1 supervisor, 15 drivers, 1 mechanic, 1 operator, 2 back-up drivers (if needed).

5 BCEO PLAN Local Training / Roadeo October 28th and 29 th Local Training / Roadeo October 28th and 29 th Start winter on-call November 5 th Start winter on-call November 5 th Each team works 12hr shifts if Each team works 12hr shifts ifneeded Switch at 7:30AM and / or 8:00PM Switch at 7:30AM and / or 8:00PM Respond to answering service from BCSO / PD Respond to answering service from BCSO / PD Page teams Page teams Goal, on routes within 90 minutes of call Goal, on routes within 90 minutes of call

6 BCEO PLAN Monitor Weather Tap Monitor Weather Tap Anti-icing-apply 25,000 gallons prior to snow Anti-icing-apply 25,000 gallons prior to snow After hours, First flake, BCSO / PD needs to call main number, for county roads After hours, First flake, BCSO / PD needs to call main number, for county roads Dont forget the twp crews, ODOT, cities Dont forget the twp crews, ODOT, cities Know the difference / map Know the difference / map

7 BCEO PLAN If forecast warrants, we will load trucks previous night, come in prior to storm and be on routes before snow falls If forecast warrants, we will load trucks previous night, come in prior to storm and be on routes before snow falls

8 BCEO PLAN Please call the main number after hours and normal hours Please call the main number after hours and normal hours Record of call, supervisors will be paged Record of call, supervisors will be paged Dont call trucks off routes Dont call trucks off routes Please help with traffic control if possible, if we are stuck in traffic we cant help. Please help with traffic control if possible, if we are stuck in traffic we cant help. Continue to work with townships, remote salt pick-up Continue to work with townships, remote salt pick-up If truck breaks down or gets stuck in ditch we will notify townships, pull spare truck If truck breaks down or gets stuck in ditch we will notify townships, pull spare truck

9 BCEO PLAN Anti-icing Plan Anti-icing Plan weather permitting apply liquid brine Takes just over 8 hours to apply 25,000 gallons of brine using 5 distributors and 4 remote sites Takes just over 8 hours to apply 25,000 gallons of brine using 5 distributors and 4 remote sites Continue to Evaluate Beet Juice 2010 Continue to Evaluate Beet Juice 2010

10 BCEO PLAN Cargil ($64.48/ton) Cargil ($64.48/ton) BCEO currently has a full barn and enough on contract to get through the season BCEO currently has a full barn and enough on contract to get through the season Twp. Cities and villages are also under same county contract Twp. Cities and villages are also under same county contract Order salt often Order salt often Be ready and have an alternate plan Be ready and have an alternate plan

11 BCEO PLAN New Tools New Tools Plow Blades Plow Blades Beet Juice / Brine Mix Beet Juice / Brine Mix 800Mhz Radios 800Mhz Radios

12 BCEO PLAN Work together Work together Be patient Be patient Use the press to help communicate to the public, keep them informed Use the press to help communicate to the public, keep them informed Be safe Be safe


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