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January 20, 2005


LEPC Meeting Minutes


            Meeting Started 7:05 PM.  Eleven members were present.

Sherry Thompson, John Crosby, Jeff Baier, Alan Olson, Richard Everett, Richard Banes, Marty Long,Tom Kramer, Don Button, Lance Babcock, and Vivian Button.

            We received written confirmation of our Mitigation plan it was approved on Nov. 9, 2004.

            Received the 2004 DOJ Grant biannual paper work that need filled out.  Estimates will need to be gotten for each 2004 project.

            County Emergency plans discussed with Angie Morgan, Senior Planner for KDEM.  Angie Morgan is putting a team together with one or two representatives from each region to develop template for all of the counties to use to update their County Emergency plan.

            Mass Fatalities in Weapons of Mass Destruction Class will be held in Ulysses on April 13-15 at the Pioneer Communications Multi-media Room.

            KDHE and Via Christi Regional Medical Center and others are conducting a class about Preparing for Burn Disasters: A training Course for pre-hospital and hospital professionals in Kansas.  This course is in 7 locations from now until April. It is in Garden City on February 12 at the Plaza Hotel, Colby Community College on January 29, and Hays on February 5.  These are all on Saturday, Registration and pre-test starts at 7:30 a.m. and it should wrap up at 5:30 p.m.

            There will be two National Weather Service Weather Spotter Training classes, 3:00 pm and 7:00 p.m., on March 8, 2005 at the Lawson Room at the Civic Center.  Training should last one hour to 1½ hour.

            Sherry Thompson from the Health Department stated flu shots are still available.  The Health Departments are getting ready to update their Bio-terrorism Plans.  Everyone needs to check the last date of his or her Tetanus shot and keep these updated.  You should get a Tetanus shot at least every ten years.  The five regional Health Departments will have a meeting on Tuesday, January 25.

            John Crosby of the Fire Department stated all of the fire units are back in working order.  John is working with Garden City Community College trying to set up a Fire Fighter II Class.  The generators purchased with DOJ Grants Monies have been tested and are working.

            The County Emergency Services, Health Department and Hospital would not be as prepared for emergencies were it not for the Department of Justice Grant Monies.

            Richard Everett talked about equipment and supplies available to our county from the Southwest Kansas Health Initiative.  The Grant County Health Department is a member of the Southwest Kansas Health Initiative.  Richard also talked about equipment Northern Natural Gas has available to the area.  MMRC and KDHE are also putting on a State Exercise at the Kansas Speedway.

            The pipeline explosion was discussed.  Marty Long stated how nice it was that we had a generator to take to Sewell’s house until they got the electricity turned back on.

            Tom Kramer from the Road Department stated they are working on getting the pump assemble put on the tanker to have available to fill fire trucks quicker from the tanker on site.

            BP is conducting a Safe Driving Awareness Day at the Grant County Civic Center on April 30, 2005 from 10 AM to 6 PM

            Next meeting:  February 17, 2005

            Meeting adjourned 7:56 PM.


            Dates of future meeting, March 17, 2005, April 21, 2005, May 19, 2005, June 16, 2005, July 21, 2005, August 18, 2005, September 15, 2005, October 20, 2005, November 17, 2005, and December 15, 2005