Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
– 12:00 Noon
Coshocton County Services Building
724 South Seventh Street, Lower Level
- Room B-100, EOC Location
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
bi-monthly meeting of the Coshocton County Local Emergency Planning Committee was
called to order at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, by Chairperson,
Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
(18) Members Present
McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director
Cole, Coshocton County EMA Deputy Director
Hill, Chairperson, Assistant Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department
Curtis Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner
Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES
Beiter, Coshocton County Health Department
Westbrook, Organic Technologies
Carpenter, Citizen Member Co-Chairperson
Hettinger, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
West, Coshocton County REACT
Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Hardy, Coshocton County ARES
Shroyer, Coshocton County EMS
Maroni, Coshocton Hospital (Guest)
Noland, Coshocton Hospital
Potter, Coshocton Hospital (Guest)
(6) Excused Absences
Jones, Coshocton Co. Engineer’s Office
Rick Mills, City Fire Department
Baker Coshocton City Council
Applegate, American Red Cross
Frank, Coshocton City Health Department
Adams, Coshocton County ARES
motion was made by Berry Noland to approve the September, 2014 meeting minutes
(November 2014 meeting was cancelled), and was seconded by Bill West. Motion
Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.
The unencumbered balance as of January 5, 2015 is $25,300 Curtis Lee made
a motion to approve the financial report as given, and the motion was seconded
by James Crawford. Motion carried.
McMasters reported that two Haz-Mat responses were made during September –
8th Bakersville area natural gas leak.
14/15 oil in the river. Turned out to be a natural foam.
McMasters briefly updated members of another change in our State Liaison
representative and changes at OHIO EMA. Rob also mentioned that our annual
Haz-Mat Plan updates have been approved by the State, with no recommended
suggestions for improvement. This is the second year in a row that the annual
update requirement was meet with no need for changes.
McMasters addressed the issue of the EMA/LEPC annual contract renewal. This contract is primarily for the
reimbursement to the EMA for the administrative duties involved with doing LEPC
functions. Rob stated that he would like to see the contract renewal at
$15,000.00 annually, and asked for a motion to approve the contract increase. Barry
Noland made a motion to approve the increase and annual EMA/LEPC contract, in
the amount of $15,000.00. The motion was seconded by Becky Beiter. Motion carried.
update of the annual LEPC Conference was given by Rob McMasters. Rob noted that
this is the 20th consecutive year that our LEPC has successfully
fulfilled all the requirements and received the annual reward.
updates were given by Troy Cole: .Grain Bin Rescue Training was held in March.
This training was a joint effort of the EMA office, OSU Extension Office, Soil
& Water, the local Ethanol Plant, and the Grain Company. Troy Cole informed
the group of the Haz-Mat Operations training took place in early fall. And we
also had a Rail Car Haz-mat class in November all class’s had good attendance.
Rob asked members to please let him know if there is any other training that
needs to be addressed.
2015 annual LEPC Exercise updates were given by Rob McMasters. will be a Full
Scale exercise with the date yet to be determined. Rob asked for members
interested in volunteering, to contact him within the next few days.
to adjournment, Glenn Hill asked members to share any updates that they would like
to report. Comments noted were:
Becky Beiter (Coshocton Co.
Health Dept.) noted that the Fle has been bad this year. Still should get
the shot if you can because it does help. She recommended using
preventative measures to lessen the chances of getting or spreading the
flu virus, such as washing hands frequently and covering mouth when
coughing. She also noted that the first 48 hours were the most crucial in
getting to a doctor, should you have flu symptoms. The Coshocton County
Heath department received an award for the Measles outbreak. Thanked Rob
McMasters for acting as IC for a 3 week period.
Berry Noland (Coshocton Hospital)
Hospital is working hard for upcoming JCO inspection and drills
Don Carpenter Thank EMA for all
the training they hosted with in the last year. Rail car was very needed
for the local Fire Departments.
Steve Wheatcraft (ARES) On
December 17th there was a request for ARES to help out with the
gas leak in Monroe County. Six Ares members where ready to travel and stay
for up to five days to help, but the request was withdrawn a few hours
later. ARES members will also be going to training in Columbus in the next
couple months. Thanked Rob for all his help
West (Coshocton County REACT) advsed that REACT has gained one new member.
Rob McMasters thanked everyone
for their attendance, in spite of today’s bitterly cold weather.
the round table updates, Glenn Hill asked for a motion for adjournment. A motion for adjournment was made by Curtis
Lee and seconded by Dean. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned at
approximately 12:40 p.m.
Please mark your
calendars for the next scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2015,
here at the County Services Building location.
Homeland Security &
Emergency Management Agency