Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee
Minutes July 21, 2011
Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:37 a.m. with
six members present, Jerry Deckert, Randy McCauley, Janet Thomeczek, Richard
Everett, Don Button and Vivian Button.
Jerry Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the
last meeting. Motion was seconded by Richard Everett. Motion carried.
Fair is going well. There does not seem to be a lot of
people out. However, that could be due to the heat.
A good part of the country is experiencing these high
temperatures. We are lucky the county has not had a lot of people sick from
the heat. Eight people have died in Kansas and twenty-two nationwide.
Don talked about the LEPC compliance letter that we have to
fill out by October. We are compliant on all but one issue and that is a
public notice being put in the paper.
Vivian sent out the correction she has made to the Local
Emergency Operation Plan most were changes like Western Prairie Care home to
the Legacy@Parkview; links to web pages; information on communications with
narrow banding; and not being able to use the plectron warning system any
Richard Everett stated they are finishing year end things
for the health department and are about to complete the Continuity of
Operations plan update. They received grant funding for another year however it
has been cut by 11%.
Randy McCauley talked about a road closure for Road I from
Road 12 (Highway 160) to Road 11 (Patterson Avenue) starting July 28th
at 8:00 a.m. until July 29th at 5:00 p.m. They are replacing a
culvert. Road and Bridge ask ?Citizens living north of Wheat Street please use
Road 11 (Patterson Avenue) to get to their residence and Citizens living south
of Wheat Street please use Road 12(Highway 160) to get to their residence. The
county apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.? Randy also said we
need rain. He apologized for the rough roads but they cannot do a lot about
this until we get some rain. They will also be Chip and Sealing Milepost Road
(Road E) in August.
Janet Thomeczek stated the hospital has been conducting some
continuing education for their staff and they are continuing to recruit
Jerry Deckert stated Emergency Medical Service is busy with
the fair and rodeo standby. August will be business as usual. September will
be busy with football standby and classes. They will also start conducting the
upgrade classes for First Responders. The basic EMT update classes will be in
October and November and the Advanced EMT will start in January.
Jerry Deckert requested an ICS 300 be held in Ulysses in
October or November.
Next meeting August 18, at 11:30AM.
Motion to adjourn made by Janet Thomeczek and seconded by
Meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.
Minutes were respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.