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Local Emergency Planning Committee

Minutes

Michele Adams:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                      
Allen J. Buechel:  Absent

Erick Gerritson:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                       
Robert J. Giese:  12-12:39 p.m.                       

Bobbi Hicken:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                         
Tom Janke:  12-12:39 p.m.                              

Nick Miofsky:  Excused                                                                   
Kay Mittelstadt-Lock:  12-12:39 p.m.            

Brad Sabel:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                               
Greg Stensland:  Excused 

John Teachout:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                        
Ryan Waldschmidt:  12-12:39 p.m.

Renee Weier:  Excused

 

Alternates

Shannon Abler:  Absent                                                                    
Rory Beebe:  12-12:39 p.m.                             

Karla Breister:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                         
BJ DeMaa:  12-12:39 p.m.               

Bill Hankee:  Absent                                                                         
Scott Louden:  Excused                                    

Kim Mueller:  Absent                                                                        
Jordan Skiff:  12-12:39 p.m.            

Joe Sliper:  Absent                                                                             
Ian Stapleton:  12-12:39 p.m.

Steve Weston:  12-12:39 p.m.                                                          

 

Also present were Shelley Brown-Giebel and Lisa Freiberg. See citizen attendance form.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

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

 

2. Introductions and roll call.

Those present introduced themselves.

 

3. Approve minutes of the November 8, 2017, meeting.

Motion (Giese/DeMaa) 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. Strategic Plan review.

Director Bobbi Hicken provided to the committee a draft Fond du Lac County Hazardous Materials Countywide Strategic Plan 2018. She explained the plan is required to apply for grants. Committee members were asked to look over the plan and let Ms. Hicken know of any changes. She will move forward if she doesn’t hear any concerns.

 

6. Hazmat.

Ms. Hicken provided to the committee Fond du Lac County Board Resolution No. 70-14. She explained the change in the contract, which is that titles will be used instead of names. “County executive” will be referenced for the county and “fire chief” for the city.

 

7. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act report.

Shelley Brown-Giebel provided and presented the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act report.

 

8. Spill report.

Ms. Brown-Giebel provided and presented the 2017 DNR Spill Report.

 

9. Director’s report:

a. Ms. Hicken gave an update on current grants. Grant funding was recently used to purchase a SMART Board,

which is located in the Emergency Operations Center.

b. Ms. Hicken reminded members their appointments expire May 1. Members will be contacted to see if they’ll

serve another term.

 

10. Off-site Plan review/training.

Ms. Brown-Giebel went over the off-site facility template. She explained how a facility would complete the form and the information that would need to be provided. She also explained the steps she takes administratively and who is on the distribution list once completed.

 

11. Subcommittee reports.

a. The Training, Information and Education Subcommittee will need to set a meeting date and select a new

chairperson, due to Tony Zelhofer’s retirement. Ms. Hicken would like this subcommittee to review the LEPC’s

bylaws. She would also like the subcommittee to become involved in a shelter-in-place exercise for long-term care

facilities. These facilities are required to do an exercise. When this comes together, LEPC members would also be

involved.

b. The responsibility of the Off-site Planning Subcommittee is to review off-site plans and report them to the LEPC.

They have met and reviewed six off-site plans.

 

12. Future agenda items and meeting date.

The next meeting is at 12 p.m. on May 9 in the Emergency Operations Center. There is a tabletop on cybersecurity at 8 a.m. on March 15 at St. Agnes Hospital.

 

13.  Adjournment.

Motion (Janke/Mittelstadt-Lock) to adjourn the meeting at 12:39 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk

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