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Minutes

The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the EMA Office, 26 Western Avenue, South Paris. The following were in attendance:

Allyson Hill

ODEMA/Treasurer

Dick Knight

HAM

Dwight Corning

Stephens Memorial Hospital

Geff Inman

OCRCC

Art Allen

RRT #10

Teresa Glick

ODEMA/Chair

Bill Hussey

Peru Fire Department

Bradford Peck

Maine Veterans Home

Keith Sastamoine

Maine Veterans Home

Bob Hand

PACE Ambulance

John Luongo

Maine DEP

 

I.     Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:08 PM pm by Chair Teresa Glick.

                             

II.     Approval of Minutes

Members reviewed the minutes from August. Dwight Corning motioned to approve the minutes. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved


a.     Treasurers Report

Members reviewed the treasurer’s report. Bill Hussey motioned to approve the minutes. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

 

b.     Chemical Spill Report

The group reviewed the spill reports provided by the RCC. Brad and Keith from Maine Veterans Home talked about their response to a propane leak at their facility.

 

c.      Training and Events Scheduled for March/April/May

Upcoming events and trainings were reviewed by the committee. The spring is getting booked up with hazardous materials course. MEMA is also promoting the Maine Partners in Preparedness Conference and a Propane IQ course.

 

III. Old Business

 

d.     ALICE Training

Allyson gave an overview on the status of ALICE training in the county, and how the training is being well received by participants in the county. Brad talked about how well the training went at the Maine Veterans Home facility. Dwight mentioned that Stephens Memorial Hospital sent three people out to the train the trainer and the hospital will be training to ALICE soon.

 

e.      Exercises

                              i.     Water District TTX

The water district table top, put together by Maine Rural Water and Maine DEP, brought together Norway, Paris and Oxford Water Districts with their local first responders and critical customers. The exercise brought up communication and notification issues, as well some confusion about water orders. The improvement plan includes working with first responders on notification procedures and phone lists, as well as educating critical customers on what the different water orders mean and how to plan for water emergencies.

 

IV. New Business

 

f.      LEPC Operating & Training Funds

The group review the two spreadsheets from the SERC with operating and training amounts listed. Teresa noted that training funds are down this year, but did not believe that this would be an issue. Amounts are based on a formula, and one piece of that is how many facilities have reported in early March. Teresa encouraged all facilities to get their reports in on time, and will reach out to some of the biggest reporters in the county so that their numbers will be included in next year’s figures.

 

g.     Tier II Reporting

Teresa handed out the list of Tier II reports received. Facility still have until March 1st to report and Teresa will reach out to facilities once she is able to compare lists with the state.

 

h.     ICS Training

ICS 300 will be on March 2nd and 3rd and ICS 400 will be on April 6th at Woodstock Fire Department.

 

i.    2019 Training and Exercise Plan

The group review the draft Training and Exercise Plan for Oxford County. Members are encouraged to reach out if there are any exercises they would like to have on the calendar or would like support from the EMA Office.

 

j.    LEPC Plan Update

Faith Staples reviewed the LEPC plan, which is the hazardous materials annex of the County EOP. The recommendations are to update the EHS facility information and maps.

 

k.    Homeland Security Grants

Allyson reminded the group that Homeland Security Grants would be opening soon for FY2019.

 

l.    LEPC Vice Chair

Bill Hussey nominated Geff Inman. Bob Hand seconded the motion.

Geff accepted the nomination. Vote: Approved.

 

m.    New Members

Allyson Hill motioned to accept Brad Peck as a member of the LEPC. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved.

 

Brad Peck motioned to accept Keith Sastamoine as a new member of the LEPC. Dwight Corning seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved.

 

n.    Facility of the Year

John Luongo nominated Maine Veterans Home to receive the 2018 Facility of the Year Award. Dwight Corning seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved. 2 abstentions.

 

o.    Location and Timing of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on May 28th at 4PM at Rumford Power.

 

p.    Adjournment

Dick Knight motioned to adjourn. Brad Peck seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved. Meeting adjourned at 1:27 PM 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Glick

LEPC Chair

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