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            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 this further.


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 extension office.


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