LEPC Meeting Minutes November 17, 2005
Members attending Sharon Phelps, Richard Everett,
John Crosby, Matt Traster, Richard Banes, Ruben Flores, Cindy Howard-Reeves,
David Wagner, Sherry Thompson, Alan Olson, Vivian Button and Don Button and one
guest Matt Mercer, Kansas Homeland Security.
Don Button called the meeting to order at 6:00
A NIMS (National Incident Management System)
and ICS (Incident Command System) class has been scheduled for December 20, at
6:30 PM at the Grant County Fire Station.
This class is for all Grant County Fire, EMS, Emergency Management,
Grant County Law Enforcement, Sheriff and Ulysses Police Department, Department
Heads, City Administrator, City Clerk and elected officials – County Commissioners,
County Treasurer, City Counsel, and Mayor.
Matt Mercer, Kansas Homeland Security,
discussed the regionalization effort by the state. The ODP Funds for 2006 and future will be
shared between counties and regions. A
committee with representative from the local areas will discuss what areas need
to be worked on, for example a bomb disposal squad for western Kansas.
The department heads need to meet to discuss
how we will spend our ODP Funds for 2005.
Don discussed CEDAP (Commercial Equipment
Direct Assistance Program) from the Office of State and Local Government
Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP).
CEDAP transfers equipment to smaller jurisdictions and eligible
metropolitan area and they will accept applications until January 13,
2006. This is for Law Enforcement, Fire
Sherry and Sharon from the Health Department
reminded everyone to get their flu shot and to keep up to date on Tetanus
shots. They also have a Tetanus and
Pertussis booster. Kansas has several Pertussis out breaks.
Richard Everett, Southwest Kansas Health
Initiative, stated they would have a regional meeting on December 15, in
Hugoton. KDHE is sponsoring a Packaging
and Shipping of Diagnostic Specimens and Infectious Substances in Liberal on
December 16, 2005.
John Crosby, Grant County Fire Chief stated Stanton County would be holding a Confined Space
Class in January. They are trying to get
the HazMat Trailer stocked and ready for use.
Matt Traster, Grant County Commissioner,
reminded everyone that the Kansas Association of Counties meeting starts
Sunday, November 20.
Richard Banes, City of Ulysses, has some questions on the new
Planning Standards he will visit with Don about these.
Cindy Howard-Reeves stated the hospital is
revising their emergency Plans to work with the SHERT Plan (Southwest Hospital
Emergency Response Team).
David Wagner, Transfer Station, stated they
are still working with Road and Bridge to complete their trench closure. The paper work for Ulysses to be a Hazardous
Household Waste Satellite site is still at KDHE waiting to be approved.
Don Button, Emergency Management, will attend
a Tetra Tech meeting on Friday November 19 in Dodge City.
Tetra Tech is the firm Kansas Animal Health hired to help the state and
counties write their Foreign Animal Disease Plan. Grant Co. Feeders has an approved burial
site. Cactus who owns Ulysses Feeders East
and Ulysses Feeders West have submitted approved burial sites. Don still need to visit with Rocking E
Feeders, Santa Fe Dairy and Seaboard.
Next meeting will be December 15, 2005 at 5:00
PM in the basement of the Grant County Courthouse.