Emergency management, roads lead county commission agenda
By Annette Tait
The numerous efforts needed to keep Oliver County residents as safe as possible were apparent during the quarterly report provided to the commission by Emergency Manager Carmen Reed. Reed outlined emergency management activities, which included a SkyWarn weather class held at the Oliver County Ambulance bay, training scheduled to prepare for the upcoming functional and full-scale hazardous materials – HazMat – exercise in September, the HazMat exercise itself, and work on grants to purchase equipment and provide training.
Reed also touched on issues with the north emergency warning siren controller, which will cost $3,000 to replace. She is seeking funding options to assist with or cover the cost.
The final topic in Reed’s report has been a concern for some time, with cost being the greatest inhibitor in moving forward. Reed reported to Commission Chair Lee Husfloen and commissioners Darrell Berger and Blake Wilkens the costs for installing road signs at county roadway intersections.