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Emergency Management

Joel Biggs, Director

Location:  Clayton County Office Building

Position: appointed by the Emergency Management Services Board

The duty of the Emergency Management Director is to administer disaster services programs such as severe weather warning and assist in the federal and state agencies in disasters. The Emergency Management Services Board is composed of the Board of Supervisor's and the mayors of all the cities in the Clayton County.

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Tornado Safety

During tornado season, it's a good idea to review how to be best prepared for them.  The Red Cross has some good information in this regard at the following address: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/tornado

2014/02/05 EMA Minutes

LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER, 7:00 PM
 
  • Call To Order
            Meeting called to order by Bill Crandall, Chair
  • Members In Attendance

Those in attendance included Joel Biggs, Bill Crandall, Mike Tschirgi, Jerry Schroeder, Gary Bowden, Dan Bickel, Fred Schaub, Barb Collins,  Russ Loven, Dean Courtnage, Lynette Sanders, Leigh Rekow, Nioka Schroeder, Dennis Freitag, Nic Doughan, Harold Brooks

  • Approval Of Agenda

 Barb Collins (Monona) motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by Harold Brooks (McGregor).  Agenda was approved by all in attendance.

  •  Redefinition Of Quorum and Establishment Of Executive Committee

Motion was made by Dean Courtnage (Strawberry Point) and seconded by Barb Collins (Monona) to redefine a quorum as a majority of those voting members at the  meeting.

Motion was made by Barb Collins (Monona) and seconded by Mike Tschirgi (Clayton County Sheriff) to establish an Executive Committee made up of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Commission.  Motion approved by all in attendance.

  •  Opened and Closed Public Hearing For The FY’15 Proposed Budget

No public comments were made. Commission discussed the budget and coordinator salary.  Hearing closed by a motion of Russ Loven (Guttenberg) seconded by Leigh Rekow (Postville) and approved by all in attendance.

  •  Approval Of The Proposed FY’15 EMA Budget And Coordinator Salary Increase

Motion made by Dean Courtnage (Strawberry Point) and seconded by Barb Collins (Monona) to approve the proposed FY’15 budget.  Motion approved by those in attendance.

Motion made by Dean Courtnage (Strawberry Point) and seconded by Russ Loven (Guttenberg) to approve a 3.25% salary increase for the Coordinator for FY’14.  All in attendance approved the motion.

Motion made by Jerry Schroeder (Luana) and seconded by Barb Collins (Monona) to approve a 2.0% salary increase for the Coordinator for FY’15.  Motion approved by all in attendance. 

  • Review And Approval Of FY’15 Millage Rate

Motion made by Russ Loven (Guttenberg) and Leigh Rekow (Postville) to approve a one-half cent increase in the millage rate to $.085/$1,000 assessed value for FY’15.

  • Summary Of Last Year’s (2014) Work

A copy of the 2012-13 PARS was provided to each Commission member in attendance indicating the number of hours spent on specific projects and activities for the last budget year.

  •  Election Of Officers

Motion was made by Dean Courtnage (Strawberry Point) and seconded by Barb Collins (Monona) to place Russ Loven’s name in consideration as Chair of the E-911 Board. The nomination was approved by all in attendance.

Motion was made by Mike Tschirgi (Clayton County Sheriff) and seconded by Barb Collins (Monona) to place Jerry Schroeder’s (Luana) name in consideration as Vice-Chair of the E-911 Board. The nomination was approved by all in attendance.

Motion was made by Dan Bickel (McGregor/Marquette) and seconded by Dean Courtnage (Strawberry Point) to place Joel Biggs’ name in consideration as Secretary of the E-911 Board. The nomination was approved by all in attendance.

  • Open Discussion/New Business

No open discussion.  Motion by Gary Bowden, BOS, to close the meeting. Motion seconded by Mike Tschirgi, Sheriff.  Motion approved by those in attendance.

2011/02/08 EMA Minutes

CLAYTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 8, 2011

The meeting convened at 7:00 P.M. at the Clayton County Law Enforcement Center’s Training Room outside Elkader, Iowa.
Those in attendance included Michael Tschirgi (Sheriff’s Office); Gary Bowden (Board of Supervisors); Robert Pope (Strawberry Point); Robert Ludovissy (North Buena Vista); Jerry Schrader (Luana); Margaret Corlett (Farmersburg); Jim Fannon (Edgewood); Jerry Gamm (Elkader); Lynette Sander (McGregor); Dan Bickel (Marquette); Bill Crandall (Volga). Others in attendance included James Gordon (Holy Cross); Donald Riniker (North Buena Vista); Dave Brietbach (North Buena Vista); Joel Biggs (CCEMA).


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