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Local Emergency Planning Committee



Michele Adams:  12-12:40 p.m.                                                      
Allen J. Buechel:  12-12:40 p.m.

Erick Gerritson:  12-12:40 p.m.                                                       
Robert J. Giese:  12-12:40 p.m.                       

Bobbi Hicken:  12-12:40 p.m.                                                         
Tom Janke:  12-12:40 p.m.                              

Nick Miofsky:  Excused                                                                   
Kim Mueller:  Absent

Brad Sabel:  12-12:40 p.m.                                                               
Greg Stensland:  12-12:40 p.m.       

John Teachout:  Excused                                                                  
Ryan Waldschmidt:  12-12:40 p.m.

Renee Weier:  12:05-12:40 p.m.



Shannon Abler:  Absent                                                                    
Rory Beebe:  Absent                          

Karla Breister:  12-12:40 p.m.                                                         
Shelley Brown-Giebel:  12-12:40 p.m.
BJ DeMaa:  Excused                                                                         
Bill Hankee:  Absent                         

Scott Louden:  Excused                                                                    
Jordan Skiff:  12-12:40 p.m.

Joe Sliper:  Absent                                                                             
Ian Stapleton:  Excused

Steve Weston:  12-12:40 p.m.


Also present were Lisa Freiberg and John Topczewski.


1. Call meeting to order.

Chair Erick Gerritson called the meeting to order at 12 p.m.


2. Introductions and roll call.

Introductions were made.


3. Approve minutes of the August 8, 2018, meeting.

Motion (Giese/Hicken) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.


4. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

There was no public comment.


5. Presentation on XPO Logistics by John Topczewski.

John Topczewski, representing XPO Logistics, 1674 Fox Ridge Drive, Fond du Lac, gave an overview of the company. He said the company is very safety-oriented and is considered a Tier II reporting facility.


6. Strategic Plan review.

The draft strategic plan was sent to committee members to review. Communications & Emergency Management Director Bobbi Hicken briefly highlighted sections of the plan and explained how information will be added as it becomes available. In order to receive grant funds, a strategic plan must be completed.


7. Planning/reporting facilities update.

Shelley Brown-Giebel reported that Tier II reporting for 2019 is not yet closed. These facilities have until Feb. 28 to file the necessary reports. The final totals will be completed about mid-March.


8. Director’s report.

a. Ms. Hicken reported that $1,728.82 of grant money was used for office equipment, which included a computer, DVD burner and Verizon signal booster. The HazMat portion of the grant, which was $6,348.23, was used for miscellaneous equipment. 

b. Members will be contacted by staff to see if they’re willing to continue serving on the committee.


9. Subcommittee reports.

a. Michele Adams reported that the Training, Information and Education Subcommittee met before this meeting. There was discussion about the shelter-in-place exercise that was held, as well as trainings to offer in the future to continue educating the public and businesses.

b. The Off-site Planning Subcommittee needs to schedule a meeting.


10. Local Emergency Planning Committee exercise review.

Ms. Brown-Giebel reported that there were good comments from those involved with the shelter-in-place exercise. Committee members who participated gave positive remarks. There are plans to have more exercise opportunities in the future.


11. Future agenda items and meeting date.

The next meeting is at 12 p.m. on May 8. Agenda items include reviewing bylaws and selecting a chair and vice chair.


12. Adjournment.

Motion (Janke/Waldschmidt) to adjourn the meeting at 12:40 p.m. Motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk

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