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Garrison resigns as LEPD chairman

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Members of the Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) heard the resignation of Charlie Garrison, board chairman, at their May meeting.

Garrison cited health concerns in his letter of resignation.

Vice chair Tom Jones will take over Garrison's duties as chairman, and an executive committee will be appointed to nominate a vice chair to the board.

Jones will also appoint a combined exercise and training committee before the next general meeting.

Board members approved aligning the LEPD's fiscal year to Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 in order to coincide with the Barry County's fiscal year, making it easier for bookkeeping purposes.

In old business, the Aurora Fire Chief has still not provided inventory numbers and photos of the conference phone, projector and projector table. Bonnie Witt-Schulte reminded members that the information had been pending for four months and requested that either the information be provided so the inventory project could be cleared or the equipment returned to the LEPD by the next meeting.

The membership committee approved changing the monthly meetings to a quarterly basis. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of January, April, July and October.

The executive committee will continue to meet on a bi-monthly basis, at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the designated months.

Upcoming training opportunities include: trench recovery in June; structural collapse in July and confined space training, to be determined.

Lawrence County's Web-EOC training will also be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 30. For more information, contact Chet Hunter, Lawrence County Emergency Management Director, at 417-461-0164 or 417-466-0295.

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