Logan County Briefs: EMA
full-scale exercise coming up; education and employment
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[September 20, 2016]
- On Thursday, September 15, 2016, the Logan County Board held their
Workshop to hear committee updates and put motions on the agenda for
the Tuesday, Sept. 20th, Regular session.
Emergency Management Agency to hold exercise October 5
EMA Director Dan Fulscher said there will be a full-scale exercise
with seven other counties on Wednesday, October 5.
Fulscher said the exercise is done every four years to practice what
to do in the event of a disaster like a tornado. Law enforcement,
fire departments, paramedics, public works and support agencies will
be involved in the exercise with the other counties also sending
EMA has been doing training with the other counties to prepare for
the exercise. The Resource Reception Center and Disaster
Intelligence will have more trainings this month.
The Emergency Operations Center would be opened on Oct. 3rd and 4th
A news conference would be conducted on the day of the exercise,
Oct. 5th, when news media will have a chance to ask questions.
Board Chairman David Hepler said it is nice to see the seven
different counties working together.
Work force Investment
O’Neill said Workforce Investment had a lengthy meeting on Wednesday
that included discussions of many positives about Logan County.
O’Neill said Lincoln College has a record enrollment this year with
300 more students than before. The college will be receiving a $2.2
million grant to help recruit inner city and low income students.
The college is also in the process of looking at property and land
for expansion and the grant money will help with expansion costs.
Lincoln Community High School has an increased enrollment this year
after several years of a downward trend.
O’Neill also said 12 of the 20 Logan County residents who lost jobs
when Mitsubishi closed have found other jobs.
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Other committee updates
Insurance and Legislative chairman Scott Schaffenacker said Tuesday he would
make a motion for a list of potential appointees for the office of public
defender from the Eighth Judicial District.
Schaffenacker said he would also make motions for an animal rescue raffle and
for the appointment of James Terrell to the Middletown Fire Protection District.
Finance Committee chairman Chuck Ruben said Tuesday he would make a motion for
several resolutions for tax sales.
Ruben said he would also motion to put the fiscal year 2017 on display. He gave
the other board members a packet to review changes made at Tuesday’s finance
committee meeting. Ruben said it can be amended after being on display, but he
prefers to have all the changes made before it goes on display.
Personnel Committee Chairman Miles Craig said Tuesday he would motion for
approval of the comp time language and language changes recommended by CERMA for
the personnel policy. The committee worked on these changes over the summer.
Board members present were board chairman David Hepler, vice chairman Bob
Farmer, Dave Blankenship, Kevin Bateman, Miles Craig, Emily Davenport, Pat
O'Neill, Gene Rohlfs, Chuck Ruben, Scott Schaffenacker and Adam Schmidt. Rick
Aylesworth was absent.