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Vivian Button called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM with 8 members present.  Don Button is speaking at a Business Ag Conference today.  Tuesday Don attended the interviews for the new Southwest Regional Coordinator.


Jerry Deckert made a motion to approve the Minutes of last meeting. Frank Goldsby Seconded.  Motion carried


We have only received 5 or 6 responses from our Resource Typing letters.  All of this information has been inserted into spread sheets for the County.  We hope to receive more.


Exercise Committee has not met. We will try to set up a meeting after June 9.


May 6th Capabilities Assessment Meeting had 50 people Don is going thru the capabilities assessments and adding what needs to be completed. The Adj. General and head of Highway Patrol and Director of KDEM came. We greatly appreciate and thank everyone who helped with the assessment.


The Southwest Kansas Regional Emergency Planning Council is working on a GIS project.  They have conducted a survey of Regional GIS resources.  We need to look at what kind of layers we would like to see be available on GIS. Some of the layers discussed are parcels; water system and fire Hydrants; gas pipeline; electric and telephone lines; day care and special needs residences.   They have set up GIS training basics on June 8th and 9th in Ulysses or July 28 and 29 Garden City.


KDEM’s next training in our area is EOC Management and Operations June 16 & 17 in Garden City. You can sign up on KS-Train


FEMA is offering “Household Pets and Service Animals in Disasters Evacuation and Emergency sheltering” June 23 at FEMA Region VII 9221 Ward Parkway Kansas City 8:30 am to 4 PM no cost


The state has requested a federal disaster for the snow storm.  Grant County and the City of Ulysses qualified for category B snow removal. The cost incurred were between $40,000 - $45,000 for the county and the City of Ulysses around $20,000.  If we get the federal disaster we could possibly receive as much as 85% of the money back.  The feds pay 75% the state 10% and the county portion is 15%.


Vivian went to training on the website and will be updating the Emergency Management website and will be putting the LEPC minutes on the web.


We are still checking into the ADT system.  Don has received contracts and is reviewing them at this time.   Richard stated Seward County has this system and it is working well.


Jeff Baier stated that response training will start at the old care home as soon as allowed. 


Sharon Phelps gave an update on the H1N1 virus. Washing your hands is still one of the best ways to prevent this virus.  She also stated that the Public Preparedness Quarterly affidavit and work plan had been completed.


Danny Law wanted to make sure the Emergency Services are aware of the large number of crews working in the area and the need to be ready to respond to an electrical accident. He also stated Pioneer Electric has some concerns with the oversize loads coming thru town and moving electric lines.


Danny needed some help upgrading Pioneer Electric’s AEDs.  Jerry Jo Deckert stated Jeff Baier had been working on updating EMS’s AED. Jeff stated he would help Danny with this project.


Richard Everett stated they are working on updating the health departments’ Standard operation Guideline and the Strategic National Stockpile Guidelines.


Jerry Deckert stated 4 EMS members had completed the Paramedic class.  They are in the process of taking the final computer test and the test of the 12 skill stations.  Also 7 of the Basic EMTs completed the EMT-I Course and passed.


The Next meeting date is June 18 at the training room in the basement of the Grant County Courthouse.


Jeff Baier made a motion to adjourn.  Al Baker seconded.  Motion carried.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 PM.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.