February 17, 2005
Don Button called the
Meeting to order at 7:00 PM with 12 members
present and one guest. Julie Fowler with
EMS was the guest.
Members present were Richard Banes, Richard Everett, John Crosby, Sherry
Thompson, David Wagner, Tom Kramer, George Bushnell, Sharon Phelps, Raymond
Fonseca, Jeff Baier, Don Button and Vivian Button.
Correction to January
minutes Don Button needs to be added to list of attending.
The Biannual report for
the 2004 ODP funds has been complete.
The 2004 ODP Grant Funds should open the first of March. We have most of the planning done for
enhancing the EOC. The committee for the
communication vehicle needs to meet and make some final decision.
HMEP grants for training
have been approved. Don will meet with
the Commissions on Tuesday to sign the paperwork. We will receive $19,329.72 to send 6 people
to the Hazmat Technican Training in Pueblo. We also will receive $5,412.87 to send 3
people to the Highway Specialist Class.
Eight out of the nine participants have confirmed they will be able to
Remember the NWS Storm
Identification/spotter training meeting March
8, 2005 at the Lawson room Civic Center at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Mass fatalities in WMD
class in Ulysses on April 13-15 at the media room at Pioneer
Communications. We are applying for
Continuing Education Hours for Mortuary and EMS hours.
Todd and Don have
started using the GIS information to help with the county Foreign Animal Disease
Planning. This information was passed
around to the committee.
Now that we have this
new information the FAD Committee need to meet again
for some discussion. KDHE wants all
counties to work on pre-determining animal burial sites. Todd and Don are hopeful that in 5 weeks they
will have all of the GIS information.
Don is involved with the
SHERT (Southwest Hospital Emergency Response Team) organization. They are going to start visiting with
Commissioners in their 18 county region to let them
know about the Hospital Plans.
We have received several
Tier II reports
John Crosby said the
fire Department is preparing to teach several Fire Extinguisher Classes.
Richard Everett stated
the Southwest Kansas Health Initiative is meeting next week with a
representative from KDHE to go over the Health Departments’ Bio-terrorism
George Bushnell stated
Pioneer Electric sent 4 employees to Wichita to help restore
power after the ice storm.
Raymond Fonseca invited
everyone to BP’s Safe Driving Awareness Day at the Civic Center on April 30 to
promote safe driving. He also stated BP is
in the process of upgrading pipeline to better protect the community.
Dave Wagner was
introduced. He is the new Transfer
Station Manager. The Transfer Station is
working on setting up a cost share program with Liberal to take Household
Tom Kramer with Grant County
Road and Bridge said the pump has been installed on the
water tanker. When we have warmer
weather Road and Bridge and the Fire Department will hold training. The work on the Moscow Road Bridge is on hold until
Sherry Thompson and
Sharon Phelps stated they still have Flu Shots at the Health Department. It is not to late to
get a Flu Shot as the Flu season is still here.
Next meeting March 17, 2005
Meeting adjourned 7:40 PM.
Meeting Dates for rest of year --April 21, 2005: May
19, 2005: June 16, 2005:
July 21, 2005: August 18, 2005: September 15, 2005: October 20, 2005: November 17, 2005:
December 15, 2005