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August 19, 2010

Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee



Don Button called the meeting to order at 12:10 PM with five members present, Jerry Jo Deckert, Richard Banes, Richard Everett, Don Button and Vivian Button.


Jerry Jo Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting as read.  Motion Seconded by Richard Everett.   Motion carried.


The 2nd public hearing for the Mitigation Plan was held on August 10 at 10:00AM. The Public can make comments until August 20 and then on August 26 after corrections it will be submitted to the state for approval.  After the state approves the plan it will have to go before the Board of County Commissioners, City Council and the School District for resolutions of approval.

Debris Management Plan revisions have been completed.  After some of the departments look over the plan it will be submitted back to State of Kansas and FEMA for approval.


All Emergency Dispatch and hospitals in the region have 800 MHz radios.  They may not all be installed yet. Grant County?s tower has been digitized.   


The next Regional Council meeting will be September 1.  They are trying to complete the FY08 and FY09 grants and are working on the paperwork for FY10.


In January we will start going over our Local Emergency Operations Plan.  We will look at the basic plan at the first meeting and then at least one ESF (Emergency Support Function) each month.


Interviews for a new Regional coordinator will be on August 27.


The August CERT class did not make.  We are trying to set up another class starting in October that will meet on Mondays.  We are also working with Johnson to set up a class over there.


Jerry Jo Deckert stated the Grant County Fire Department will be holding a First Responder Class that is sponsored by Grant County EMS.  The class will be held on Monday and Thursday from September 20 thru November 11 at Grant County EMS. There is a cost for this class.  EMS also held an Advanced Cardiac Life Support class.  Nine health care providers completed the class.


Richard Everett stated the Health Departments are required to conduct Point of Distribution (POD) Exercises this year again.  Most of these will be done with Flu vaccinations.  The H1N1 flu shot will be included in the flu vaccine this year so you only have to get one shot.  They are working on updating the COOP Plan for the Health Departments.


The next meeting date was discussed. It was decided to hold the next meeting on September 23 at 12:00 Noon.


Motion to Adjourn was made by Vivian Button.  Motion Seconded by Jerry Jo Deckert.

Meeting Adjourned at 1:02 PM.


Respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.