February 17, 2011
Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
Don Button called the meeting to order 11:35 AM with eleven
present, Don Button, Alfred Baker, Richard Banes, Vivian Button, Jerry Jo
Deckert, Richard Everett, Roger Gardner, Frank Goldsby, Danny Law, Nahum
Manzano and Janet Thomeczek.
Jerry Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the
last meeting. Motion Seconded by Alfred Baker. Motion carried.
It is time for elections. Officers are Don Button, Chair,
Alfred Baker Vice-Chair, and Vivian Button secretary. Jerry Deckert made a
motion to keep the officers as is. Motion seconded by Richard Everett. Motion
Our Mitigation Plan has been approved. The County and City need
to pass resolutions to accept the Mitigation Plan.
National Weather Storm Identification and spotter training is
scheduled for March 8, 2011 with the state tornado drill on March 8th.
Upcoming trainings are G15.a -Special events Contingency
Planning February 22-23 Hays; G300 -Intermediate ICS Feb 22-23 Meade, March 8-9
Wichita, March 15-16 Salina: G400 -Advanced ICS March 3-4 Scott City, March
16-17 Salina, March 23-24 Meade, May 3-4 Goodland, May 10-11 Wichita: MGT 317 -Disaster
Management for Public Service March 29-30 Dodge City; PER 211 -Medical
Management of CBRNE Events April 12-13 Hays; IS 288 -The Role of Volunteer Agencies
in Emergency Management, Russell March 30; and EMSAK Conference March 31 ?
April 1 Russell.
Pioneer Electric and Pioneer Communication?s Health Fair is
scheduled for March 26.
Regional FAD Project will be sending out a survey, doing
workshops in each county, developing a plan and introduce the plan holding
meeting in 6 locations and then conduct 3 table top exercises.
Still like fourteen 800 MHz towers in western Kansas having
them all digital. Seven regions have agreed to help by memorandum of understanding
½ of the 3.5 million to finish tower from the 2011 homeland security funds. The
Stevens tower should be up this year.
Jerry Jo Deckert talked about a KDHE grant to the Board of
EMS for $60,000 and they are going to give $12,000 to each EMS region. At the
region they discussed using the funds to help with the 800 MHz towers.
Roger Gardener talked about Pioneer Communications working
on putting the new fiber optic cable.
Nahum Manzano talked about BP hoping to drill wells this
Alfred Baker gave an update about the Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) Meeting.
Danny Law from Pioneer Electric talked about the law as it
applies to the large loads coming thru town and moving electric lines. By law
the companies are suppose to get Pioneer Electric notice so they can help them
thru town without damaging lines. Pioneer Electric is concerned about someone
Richard Banes Jr., the new building inspector, is getting
oriented to the job. He stated if you are having trouble with sewers backing
up, please contact the city first to make sure it is not a city problem. He
talked about the difference between licensed and unlicensed contractors.
Jerry Deckert stated EMS had been busy with calls and
CPR/First Aid classes. EMS will not be at the health fair because of a
training conflict. They will be conducting a PHTLS (Pre Hospital Trauma Life
Support) class that same weekend. EMS will be providing Blood Sugar test at
the Lions? Club Pancake supper. The Lions? Club collects used eye glasses to
help provide glasses for the needy. Because diabetes can affect the eyes this
goes along with their project.
Janet Thomeczek stated they have a new doctor, Dr. Appling, and
a new physician?s assistant, Christine O?Conner at Ulysses Family Physicians.
The hospital has purchased two stair chairs. The hospital needs to conduct an
exercise this year to meet requirements.
Next meeting March 17, at 11:30AM
Motion to Adjourn was made by Janet Thomeczek. Motion seconded
by Jerry Deckert.
Meeting adjourned at 12:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.