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June 17, 2004

LEPC Meeting Minutes


            Don Button called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM with 9 members present.


Jeff Baier                   Richard Banes          Tom Kramer              Vivian Button

Don Button                 Todd Hampton          Steve Sawyer            Sherry Thompson

Alan Olson


            We discussed the ODP Projects for 2004.  One project will be enhancing the EOC. The main expense will be a standby generator.  The second project will be acquiring equipment to enhance our current inventory. This will mostly consist of upgrading and standardizing our radio systems.  The department heads met and made these decisions.

            Most of the 2005 ODP Grant monies will go to the larger cities.

            Discuss the Mass Fatalities – Incident Response Course.  Don went to the class held in Hutchinson.  He stated it covered a lot of issues like the law enforcement roll, contaminate and burial, coroner operations, family assistance and critical incident stress management as well as how Incident Command works.  It also looked at the local, state and federal side of mass fatalities.

            Don is on the Kansas Division of Emergency Management training Cadre. The training Cadre will meet July 13 and 14.  Please let Don know by July 12 of any training you would like brought to southwest Kansas.  He will see if we can get the training to this area.        

            Emergency Management has available to borrow “Terrorism for Employees”.  If you would like to have your employees view this video call 620-356-4430.

            Vivian attended the Weapons of Mass Destruction Cameo course in Topeka in May.   We discussed how CAMEO could be used in cases of bombings or bio-terrorist incidents as well as everyday issues. 

            Emergency Management has a double booth reserved at the Grant County Free Fair for emergency services.  July 21, 22, and 23.

            KEMA Conference will be September 15,16,17 at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan.  Training schedule will be announced soon.  

            The computer and software is in for the GIS system and it is up and going.  Todd Hampton talked about the GIS capabilities.  He also stated that the New City Administrator has plans of coming to the LEPC meetings as soon as he gets settled.  He seems to be very interested in safety.

            Sherry Thompson stated the Health Department had done 45 kindergarten Physicals on Thursday.  She also stated that KDHE recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot.  They have to report all Chicken pox cases to KDHE now.

            Richard Banes reported that the vulnerability assessment of the Water Department has been completed and sent.

            Tom Kramer reported the Moscow Road Bridge project was progressing nicely.

            Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM

            Next meeting July 15, 2004


Meeting Dates for rest of year         August 19, 2004        September 16, 2004

October 21, 2004      November 18, 2004

December 16, 2004