GRANT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
SOUTH GLENN, ULYSSES,
GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
August 22, 2003
LEPC Meeting -- August 21, 2003
Meeting was called to order by Don Button at 7:10
PM with 10 members present.
Ben Oliver Debra
McDaniel Vivian Button Steve Sawyer
Tom Kramer Sherry
Thompson Richard Banes Bill Powers
Ruben Flores Don Button
Sherry Thompson gave an up date on West Nile Virus in Grant County. As of this time, Kansas Department of Health
criteria for a positive case of West Nile Virus is the patient also has to have
encephalitis or meningitis. Sherry also
reported on the Southwest Kansas Health Initiative. This is our regional Health Department Coalition.
Don gave a presentation on Meth Labs that was requested by the committee.
The state has sent a Mitigation 20/20 program that has to be completed
and return. The committee looked over
some of the Mitigation 20/20 forms. Don
has requested assistance from the committee in completing these forms.
The Department of Justice Grant was discussed and possible training that
could be brought to our area.
Don received a letter from the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center which is a part
of Texas A and M
University System. This letter informed
him of training that they could bring to our area at very little or no cost to
the community. Don will be checking into
Don went to training in Hays on August 13, for Integrating Bio-security
Practices into Livestock Production Management.
He is sharing this information with area feed lots, dairies, Grant
County Extension, area veterinarians, and others. Don and James Lane of Dodge City are putting on a
presentation at the Kansas Emergency Management Association about the animal
industry and planning and prevention methods.
He also hopes to share some information with the 4-H groups through the
KEMA Conference is September 17, 18, 19.
Steve Sawyer made a motion “To skip the September meeting”. Ruben seconded. The committee agreed.
Next Meeting October 16, 2003
Vivian Button, Secretary