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Local Emergency Planning Committee


Meeting Minutes


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – 12:00 Noon


Meeting Site :  Coshocton County Services Building

724 South Seventh Street, Lower Level - Room B-100, EOC Location

Coshocton, Ohio  43812



The bi-monthly meeting of the Coshocton County Local Emergency Planning Committee was called to order at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, by Chairperson, Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.


(11) Members Present :       


Rob McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director

Troy Cole, Coshocton County EMA Deputy Director

Glenn Hill, Chairperson, Assistant Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department

D. Curtis Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner

Steve Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES

Mark Westbrook, Organic Technologies

Don Carpenter, Citizen Member

Dan Hardy, Coshocton County ARES

Stu Gray, American Red Cross

Bernie Minet, Coshocton County EMS

Berry Nolan, Coshocton Hospital


(3) Excused Absences


Jim Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office

Ralph Beegan, Mental heath

Bill West, Coshocton County REACT



A motion was made by Berry Nolan to approve the July 2, 2014 meeting minutes, and was seconded by Steve Wheatcraft. Motion carried.


The Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.  The unencumbered balance as of September 2, 2014 is $47,169.89. Stu Gray made a motion to approve the financial report as given, and the motion was seconded by Berry Nolan.  Motion carried.




Old/Unfinished Business


Rob McMasters reported that no Haz-Mat responses were made during July – August 2014.


New Business



Rob McMasters gave a report that Troy and himself would attend the LECP conference on Friday, September 5, 2014 and the Coshocton County LECP should receive the 20 year award from the Ohio LECP.


Rod McMasters also show a short video clip from Ready.gov to show the importance of being ready for bad weather. Also talked about monthly Tornado siren test happening Wednesday September 3rd 2014.


Training update (Troy Cole)

Railcar Incident Response class will take place on November 9th 2014 here at the EOC by working with Findlay University All Hazards  Training Center the class will be offered for free.


Motion made by Glenn Hill to approve food and miscellaneous expenditures associated with Rail car training in November. 1st Dan Hardy/ 2nd Curtis Lee



Prior to adjournment, Glenn Hill asked members to share any updates that they would like to report. Comments noted were:


  • Bernie Minet (EMS) noted the great response for the grain bin explosion in August all local Fire, EMS and the Sheriff’s Office work well together. Very fast response times for all units EMS had 5 medics/Squads on scene within 5 minutes. Also Coshocton County EMS will be starting to build a new building in the early spring in Warsaw all plans have been reviewed.
  • ARES (Steve Wheatcraft) reported that they had been contacted by Rob when the weather moved across the county on August 11 and had 12 people on the NET to help keep tract of the storm and its movement across the county. Also on August 23 2014 for a 12 hour period the EOC radios were manned and they talked to over 50 counties and a few other EOCs, during a ARES event
  • Berry Nolan (Coshocton Hospital) reported that the Hospital was ready for any patients from the grain bin. They opened up a few beds and moved some people around.



Following the round table updates, Glenn Hill asked for a motion for adjournment.  A motion for adjournment was made by Curtis Lee and seconded by Steve Wheatcraft. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:25 p.m.


Please mark your calendars for the next scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, here at the County Services Building location.  With this being Election Day the date will be tentative till we see if any issue or matters that need to be brought forth to the committee come forward.



Respectfully submitted,




Troy Cole, Deputy Director

Coshocton County

Homeland Security &

Emergency Management Agency

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