LEPC General Meeting Minutes
ECDOPS Public Safety Center
2880 Flower Road
August 10th, 2018

Attendance: Dan Loewenheim, Gabe Miehl, Bob Gandley, Dale Robinson, Charles Ramsey, Kale Asp, Bruce Eicher, Joe Walko, Brian Mesaros, Chuck Kanarr, Maryann Mook and Keerinique Valencic.

Public Safety Report:

  • Public Safety Report – Dale Robinson
    • Act 12 is up in June 2019. They are considering a two (2) year sunset extension until June 2021.
      • Northern Tier applied for 13 projects this year, list of projects was sent around.
      • Regional CAD is moving along well; great for EMA as well.
  • Consolidation of dispatch services with East County.
    • Met with the last agency Wednesday night.
    • Will take over dispatch services for East County in January 2019.
  • Radio Project
    • Bid walk through for the collocated sites was Wednesday.
    • All the towers are up with the exception of Union City and Girard.
  • Recommendations for membership of the Recruitment and Retention committee under the PSAC were sent to the County Executive.
  • Earned income tax credit discussion.
  • First Net
    • Discussion regarding AT&T and Verizon pricing and coverage.
    • EMA Report – Dale Robinson
      • Task Force Logistics Exercise will be at Edinboro on 08/27.
      • Table Top on August 16th at ECDoPS in the evening.
      • August 27, 28 and 29 ICS Division Group Supervisor Class at Public Safety.
      • August 30th is the next local emergency management coordinator training; focus on mass care and emergency assistance.
        • We just returned from Harrisburg for a mass care and emergency assistance class.
  • September 20th nationwide WEA test.
  • EMA will be assisting the County Health Department with their exercise on November 15th.
  • EMA in the process of buying another trailer.
  • EMS Subcommittee on the PSAC has finished the MCI Plan; Bill Hagerty received just over $10,000.00 of equipment / materials to make the kits and pocket guides.
  • Hazmat Report – Brian Mesaros
    • We have brought in $47,300.00 so far this year.
    • Working with some municipalities that forgot they have to pay Tier II.
    • Continuing the Rail Plan Exercises throughout the County.
    • The Hazmat Team will be working with the CERT Team to do a full scale exercise on August 27th.
    • Chautauqua County has a tox medic class that is free; EMT’s and paramedics can take this class.

Old Business: None.

New Business: None.

Good of the Order:

  • Discussion about SR6 and PSATs recommendations for volunteer issue.
  • Celebrate Erie is next week.

Adjourned: Meeting adjourned at 8:38AM.


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