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Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Minutes July 21, 2011


Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:37 a.m. with six members present, Jerry Deckert, Randy McCauley, Janet Thomeczek, Richard Everett, Don Button and Vivian Button.


Jerry Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting.  Motion was seconded by Richard Everett.   Motion carried.


Fair is going well. There does not seem to be a lot of people out.  However, that could be due to the heat. 


A good part of the country is experiencing these high temperatures.  We are lucky the county has not had a lot of people sick from the heat.  Eight people have died in Kansas and twenty-two nationwide.


Don talked about the LEPC compliance letter that we have to fill out by October.  We are compliant on all but one issue and that is a public notice being put in the paper.


Vivian sent out the correction she has made to the Local Emergency Operation Plan most were changes like Western Prairie Care home to the Legacy@Parkview; links to web pages; information on communications with narrow banding; and not being able to use the plectron warning system any longer.


Richard Everett stated they are finishing year end things for the health department and are about to complete the Continuity of Operations plan update. They received grant funding for another year however it has been cut by 11%.


Randy McCauley talked about a road closure for Road I from Road 12 (Highway 160) to Road 11 (Patterson Avenue) starting July 28th at 8:00 a.m. until July 29th at 5:00 p.m.  They are replacing a culvert. Road and Bridge ask ?Citizens living north of Wheat Street please use Road 11 (Patterson Avenue) to get to their residence and Citizens living south of Wheat Street please use Road 12(Highway 160) to get to their residence. The county apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.?  Randy also said we need rain.  He apologized for the rough roads but they cannot do a lot about this until we get some rain.  They will also be Chip and Sealing Milepost Road (Road E) in August.


Janet Thomeczek stated the hospital has been conducting some continuing education for their staff and they are continuing to recruit doctors.


Jerry Deckert stated Emergency Medical Service is busy with the fair and rodeo standby.  August will be business as usual.  September will be busy with football standby and classes. They will also start conducting the upgrade classes for First Responders.  The basic EMT update classes will be in October and November and the Advanced EMT will start in January.


Jerry Deckert requested an ICS 300 be held in Ulysses in October or November.


Next meeting August 18, at 11:30AM. 


Motion to adjourn made by Janet Thomeczek and seconded by Jerry Deckert.

Meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.


Minutes were respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.