May 9, 2017
The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on May 9, 2017 at noon at the Grundy County Health Department. Members/guests in attendance: Kelli Hillerman, Glen Briggs, Dan Wiebers, Don Sager, Rex Ross, Karla Long, Tara Diegelman, Joe Brinser, Ron Urton, Jeremy Summers, and Steve Tracy.
Glen Briggs called the meeting to order at 1200.
Introductions were conducted.
Rex moved, and Joe seconded to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. All were in favor.
Glen Briggs gave the financial report. A CEPF balance of $1,261 was reported. Hazmat dues have been paid.
Set Date for MERC Class
Tentative date was set for August 12th for a chemical suicide class.
Discussion of spill history in which 800 pigs were disposed of due to fire.
Joe Brinser moved to use CEPF funds to pay for the LEPC meeting meal. Rex seconded. All were in favor.
Solar Eclipse Planning
There was discussion of the upcoming solar eclipse in August and of the state’s planning efforts. No significant influx of people is anticipated in Grundy County because of the eclipse.
911 Radio Improvement
On May 17th at approximately 0900, work will begin to improve 911 radio. It is anticipated to take close to 3 hours. Dispatcher will be at Trenton Fire Department. Outdoor burning is discouraged during this 3-hour period while the 911 repeater is moved. Discussion of the presence of unidentified digital noise also took place. Running decoder in attempt to identify the source.
Grundy County Health Department:
Kelli Hillerman shared upcoming events of the GCHD; including skin cancer screenings, blood tests, sports physical exams, school health fair and Gooseberry Festival 5k/10k.
American Red Cross:
Karla Long spoke of their support of flood response efforts. They currently have eight people deployed. Recent flooding has been labeled of “historic” proportions. On May 18, the St. Joseph American Red Cross will celebrate their 100th birthday.
Trenton Police Department:
Rex shared information about the upcoming Cops & Bobbers event (June 3rd at Barton Campus, 0900-1200 with activities for kids).
Trenton R-9 Schools:
Dan Wiebers noted May 18th would be the last day of the regular school year with summer school soon to follow. Graduation for the senior class of 2017 will be Sunday at Ketcham Community Center.
Discussion of a new event to the area, the Mid-America Music Festival, also took place. The festival will take place July 28-30 in Trenton, MO. There will be two stages for music entertainment. RV/tent camping will be available. Plans for additional lighting and positioning of medical personnel were also discussed. Projections are for 5000+ attendees.
Continuation of the THIRA Process
The THIRA process does not have to be updated for three years, but the process continues for Grundy County as the existing THIRA is being expanded. The group talked through discussion of a hypothetical mass casualty incident during the MO Days Festival for the purpose of identifying planning gaps, training needs, personnel resources, and equipment inventory.
Rex moved to adjourn. Steve seconded the motion. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned at 1250.