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April 22, 2004

LEPC Meeting Agenda


Jeff Baier       Richard Everett         Vivian Button             Steve Sawyer

Al Baker         Chuck Anderson       Sherry Thompson      Cindy Howard Reeves

Don Button     Sharon Phelps           Debra McDaniel       


            Don Button called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with 11 members present.           

            Julia Hanson from Kansas Division of Emergency Management and Vivian Button will be holding a Cameo, Marplot and Aloha Overview Class on April 28, 2004 9 to 6 at the Library.

            Midwest Fire Training Associates came to Ulysses and taught an 8 hour Confined Space Basic Entry to 33 participants and a 20-hour Confined Space Rescue to 21.  These participants were from the Grant County Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service, and Emergency Management, City of Ulysses Public Works and Stanton County Fire Department.   HMEP Grant (Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant) paid for the Confined Space training.

            20/20 mitigation plan is in its final stages of being completed.

            2003 ODP Grant money is available now and has to be spent in 90 days.  It opened April 1 and closes June 30.  All Departments need to get their list to Don so he can get approval for the items.  Some items have already been approved.  If the item has not been approved Don will have to send information for the item to Kansas Highway Patrol to see if they will approve of the item. 

            We are looking at ways of working with Industries and Emergency Services and other county entities to put together an exercise for the county that meets the State requirements.

            Don was told over 1000 people had applied for the 7 KDEM area planner positions and the administrator position that are available.

            The Governor signed the E911 bill. The Bill states that counties with a population of over 125,000 people will be charged 25-cents per cell phone and counties with under 125,000 will be charged 50-cent tax per cell phone.  These funds will be put into an E911 fund to help all counties update to an E911 system.

            The county is getting a GIS system.  We hope to be able to start inputting data by the middle of June.

            Each member talked about what had been going on in his or her department or company.

            Two booths at the Grant County Fair have been reserved for the county Emergency Services.  Sherry from the Health Department was also interested in participating.

            Don has been working with the schools to revise and practice their tornado plans and Shelter-in-Place plans.

            Chuck Anderson expressed an interest in having another Risk and Threat Assessment class or having the advanced class.

            KDHE has a Risk Communication Class set up for April 27 in Dodge City and a class on Personal Protective Equipment on April 26 and 27th in Garden City.

            Debra McDaniel from Columbian Chemicals Company gave everyone a copy of their Spring Safety Tips 2004 and talked about the safety training they are doing at the plant.


            Next meeting May 27, 2004 at 7:00 PM in the basement of the Courthouse.

            Adjourned 8:15 PM


Vivian Button

Grant County Emergency Management