March 15, 2012
Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee
Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:33 AM with 10
members present. Members present were Alfred Baker, Jeff Baier, Don Button,
John Crosby, Jerry Jo Deckert, Richard Everett, Kristy Frazee, Frank Goldsby,
Nahum Manzano, and Randy McCauley.
Jerry Jo Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the
last meeting. Motion Seconded by Randy McCauley. Motion carried.
Sixty-six people attended the National Weather Service Storm
Identification and Spotter Training on March 6th.
Don talked about the Tier II Reports that had been received
and are stored at the Emergency Management Office.
Don talked about hazardous material spills that happened in
the county, that were not reported to the LEPC. They need to be reported to
the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Kansas Department of Health and
Environment, Kansas Corporation Commission and your local Emergency Management
or Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Events coming up are Pioneer Electric and Pioneer
Communications Health Fair and Annual meeting on Saturday March 17, The Local
Emergency Planning Committee Conference in Salina April 2-4th, and
the Emergency Management Support Association of Kansas. Gray County is also
holding an IS 300 Class April 23 and 24 and an IS 400 class on May 21 and 22.
Our Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP) is on the web at
NetEOP. The state is discontinuing NetEOP and our LEOP will now be hosted by
The state has set up a planning meeting for July 31 and
August 1 in the South Room of the Grant County Civic Center to look at the new
planning standard and our LEOP.
A workshop was held to look at the changes that need to be
made to our Local Emergency Operation Plan to reflect the new Kansas Planning
Standards. We compared the current plan, to the new planning standards and the
new format to assist in updating our county plan. We looked at the basic plan
and ESF 1 and ESF 2 at this work shop. We discussed what needed to be added,
deleted or changed. Don also passed out copies of the ESF 3, ESF 4, ESF 5 and ESF
6 to the primary and support agencies for the next workshop.
Richard Everett advised Grant County will be doing a
Community Health Needs Assessment. A focus group needs to be set to attend a
conference on how this needs to be done. All the counties in Southwest Kansas
have to complete this assessment.
Nahum Manzano stated they are preparing for the change of
ownership from BP to the Linn Energy.
Kristy Frazee state everything is going good at the Health
Department. School enrollment is coming up and the Health Department will be
at the Health Fair.
John Crosby stated things have been slow at the Fire
Department but they continue to conduct training. Traffic will be picking up
with the Wind Farm construction starting.
Jerry Jo Deckert state they have completed lots of CPR and
First Aid classes. A class for Road and Bridge will be coming up in April.
Randy McCauley stated they are building up roads and getting
ready for the wind generator traffic. The designated route is US 160 at this
Next meeting date is April 19 at 11:30AM.
Motion to Adjourn was made by Kristy Frazee. Motion seconded
by Jeff Baier.
Time Adjourned 12:58PM.
Respectfully submitted by Vivian Button