L.E.P.C. is a volunteer organization of Coshocton County citizens that develops, revises and exercises the
Coshocton County Hazardous Materials Plan and establishes procedures for providing citizens information about dangerous materials in the county.
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MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2013
L.E.P.C. Meetings are held at 12:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the following months:
January, March, May, July, September and November
All meetings are held at the County Services Building, 724 S. 7th Street - Lower Level, Room B-100.
Minutes from the Tuesday, September 3, 2013 LEPC Meeting follow:
Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, September 3,
2013 – 12:00 Noon
Coshocton County Services Building
724 South Seventh Street, Lower Level
- Room B-100, EOC Location
bi-monthly meeting of the Coshocton County Local Emergency Planning Committee was
called to order at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, by Chairperson,
Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
(14) Members Present
McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director
Vance, Coshocton County EMA / LEPC Administrative Assistant
Hill, Chairperson, Assistant Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department
Curtis Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner
Hardy, Coshocton County ARES
Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES
Davis, Coshocton City Health Department
Baker, Coshocton City Council
Adams, Coshocton County ARES
Jim Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Beiter, Coshocton County Health Department
Mark Westbrook, Organic Technologies
Frank, Coshocton City Health Department
Dean Hettinger, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
(8) Excused Absences
Long, AK Steel – Coshocton Plant
Carpenter, Citizen Member
Smailes, WTNS Radio
Worthington, Conesville Volunteer Fire Dept.
Courtright, Coshocton County REACT
Reed, Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital
Jones, Coshocton Co. Engineer’s Office
Beegan, Muskingum Area C.I.S.M.
motion was made by Jim Crawford to approve the July 2, 2013 meeting minutes,
and was seconded by Jim Baker. Motion carried.
Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.
The unencumbered balance as of September 1, 2013 is $35,360.54. Expenses
for the 2-month period include cable charges, annual bench testing, and
reimbursement to City Fire for expenses incurred in the August 12 diesel fuel
spill. Rob also noted that the FY2014 SERC Grant was received on August 22. Mark
Frank made a motion to approve the financial report as given, and the motion was
seconded by Curtis Lee.
Hill discussed the details of the August 12, 2013 diesel fuel spill at C.R. 10
and T.R. 171.
A dump truck, which was hauling
pea gravel, lost its brakes and overturned, and leaked an undetermined amount
of diesel fuel in to the creek.
Haz-Mat was called, along with the EPA and local EMA office.
Reimbursements to City Fire and West
Lafayette Fire Departments are being processed by the local EMA office.
McMasters welcomed new and returning members to the 2013-2015 Membership Term.
He also opened the floor for nominations
and/or approval of retaining the 2011-13 Chairperson (Glenn Hill) and
Co-Chairperson (Don Carpenter).
Adams made a motion to retain the current Chair/Co-Chair positions.
Becky Beiter seconded the motion. Mark Frank
then made a motion to close the nominations, with Jim Crawford seconding the
motion. Motion carried.
Glenn Hill and
Don Carpenter will remain the LEPC Chairperson and Co-Chairperson,
County Haz-Mat has a gas meter in need of repair. Rob McMasters has received a
quote from Fastenal, in the amount of $986.93, and asked members for a motion
for the LEPC to provide funding for this expense.
Bruce Adams made a motion for the LEPC to
cover this expense, and Mark Frank seconded the motion.
McMasters informed members that effective today, Joe Haller will be replacing
Dan Winningham as our State Field Liaison. He briefly discussed the State EMA’s
redistricting of their field liaisons.
Joe was previously the State EMA’s Grant Coordinator.
McMasters discussed plans for his vacation coverage during September 29 –
October 7, 2013.
Gerry Beckner, Guernsey
County EMA Director, has agreed to be on call for emergency situations.
Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office will have
her contact information.
Sue Vance will
be working her regular hours of Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and
will be available for any routine EMA or LEPC needs.
McMasters discussed the EMA Deputy Director position opening. The deadline for
submitting an application was Friday, August 30th. He has received
fourteen (14) applications/resumes and plans on beginning the interview process
the week of September 9th.
will select three applicants, who will then be interviewed by the County
Commissioners, with Rob and the Commissioners then making the final
The start date is tentatively
set for Monday, October 7, 2013.
McMasters advised members of a change with the scheduling of the Annual LEPC
This year, the conference
will be held in conjunction with the Annual Director’s Conference, and will be
held on Wednesday, October 30th, the second day of the
As soon as Rob has complete
details, notification will be sent out to LEPC members, who are invited to
Meth Lab Training is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Frontier
Power meeting room location, and once again will be instructed by Joe Mullet
(Holme’s County Sheriff’s Office).
sessions are available from 12-3 p.m. and again at 3-6 p.m.
The training is free of charge.
Rob McMasters asked for a motion for the LEPC
to provide the funding for light refreshments to be served at both
Jim Baker made a motion for
LEPC to cover the costs of refreshments, and Becky Beiter seconded the motion.
to November 5th being an Election Day, Rob McMasters questioned
whether the scheduled Tuesday, November 5th LEPC meeting should be
After a brief discussion,
members suggested November’s meeting be “tentatively” scheduled for a week
later, Tuesday, November 12th.
It was decided that if a need arises, a meeting will be held and members
will be advised of the status prior to November 12.
to adjournment, Glenn Hill asked members to share any updates that they would like
to report. Comments noted were:
Becky Beiter (Coshocton County
Health Dept.) noted that County Health Department is getting ready to
administer flu shots.
Dean Hettinger (Coshocton Co.
Sheriff’s Office) informed the group that Coshocton City Schools now have
two (2) Resource Officers. He also noted that the Sheriff’s Office is
doing their annual qualifying for fire arms.
Jim Crawford (Coshocton Co.
Sheriff’s Office) updated the group on the on-going project involving
radio communications and the MARCs program.
Becky Beiter (Coshocton Co.
Health Dept.) questioned whether local schools were allowing teachers to
carry firearms. Jim Crawford noted that this was a decision that would be
made by the School Superintendents, and that no school in Coshocton County
has made this decision. Currently, Chief Mardis handles school safety at
Ridgewood, and Coshocton City School District now has two (2) resource
He also noted that River
View Schools have not officially addressed this issue, but probably would
be addressing it in the near future.
Steve Wheatcraft (Coshocton
County ARES) spoke briefly about the State ARES Emergency Exercise
scheduled for October 12, 2013. He also noted that the local ARES group would
be set up at the Coshocton County Fair. He thanked Rob McMasters for
letting ARES have space in the EMA booth (located under the Grandstand) to
display their information.
Rob McMasters reminded members
that September is National Preparedness Month, and provided an information
He recommended “liking”
the EMA Facebook page and look for the “tip of the week”.
New “kid friendly” preparedness
materials have been ordered to be used as handouts at the County Fair and
First Fridays. Rob noted that sometimes the easiest way to get adults
interested in preparedness is by providing the information to the children.
the round table updates, Glenn Hill asked for a motion for adjournment.
A motion for adjournment was made by Jim
Crawford and seconded by Mark Frank. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Please mark your
calendars for the next “tentatively” scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, November
12, 2013, here at the County Services Building location.
County Emergency Management Agency / LEPC Committee