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South Western Head Mechanics
Chapter Minutes
14 May 2010


The meeting was called to order at 9:30. Those in attendance were: Michael Fetherston, Avoca; Ray London, H-port; Rich Costley, Bath; William Green, Bath; Brian Grant, Bath; Douglas Witter, Andover; Warren Smith, Bradford; Brian Ennis, Andover; Lynn Chamberlin, Fillmore; Jayson Chandler, Scio; Shane Sharrett, Scio; Mike Hulse, Andover; Brian Burdick, Alfred-Almond; Wayne Hoffman, Avoca; John Pierce, GVCS; Ron Smith, Addison; Mike Robbins, GVCS; Larry Harris, Harris-Corning, DeWitt Van Alstrm, Harris-Corning; Kevin Passaretti, Corning; Chuck Preston, Corning; Jason Johnson, Elmira Heights; Loren Smith, Smith-Corning; Gordon Smith, Smith-Corning; Bob Coble, DOT.; Steve Picard, DOT.; Tim Drum, DOT.; Dan Quibell, NY Bus Sales; Dan Adrian, Leonard Bus.

We want to thank Dan Quibell from NY Bus Sales, and Dan Adrian from Leonard Bus for providing the Lunch.

The Treasurers report was read and excepted.

Old Business
 The annual Safety and Training Seminar was mentioned again. The registration forms were made available too.

New Business
 A motion was made and seconded to donate $50. to this summer’s HMA Safety seminar.

Round Table
 It was brought up that an IC CE 300 bus had a small heater valve next to the driver come apart and leak copious amounts of antifreeze. The quick fix was to shut the coolant line off under the hood.
 The sock on the header pipe on the C2’s was an issue. Steve Picard, from DOT mentioned that Freightliner had determined that the insulation and sock was not really necessary. And a letter to that affect was in the making.

D.O.T. Steve Picard and his guys were here to present the feature presentation.
 Presentation on: Regional Guide to Bus Inspection. This was a real informative presentation and discussion. Thanks guys for taking time out for us.



Next Month’s Meeting.
 It will be a steak roast put on by Matthews Bus, Leonard Bus and NY Bus sales, sponsored by Elmira Heights at the Horseheads Bus garage.

The meeting was adjourned and we all ate lunch.



Respectfully submitted,

Wayne Hoffman

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