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December 28, 2012

Hazmat response team dominates EMC discussion


Knoxville —

Regardless of costs, this is an expense Goemaat feels is justified and cost-effective.

"We've got to have it," Goemaat said. 

Proposed team members include:

Pella-Jeremy Scott, Jim Zylstra, Dave Cottington, Mike Branderhorst, Steve Bennett, Jason Schroeder, Lance Van Zee, Tom Van Woerkom, Chad Klein, Jeff Gritters, Randy Reineke and Brad Ter Louw.

Melcher-Dallas: Rodney Kennedy, Zack Kalvig and Jeff Bingham.

Knoxville Township FD: Dennis Williams, Calvin Kennedy, Bryan Schlotterback, Bob Pelong and Kenny Thompson.

Knoxville FD: Chris Camden and Ben Truetken.

Pella Community Ambulance: Ben Harmon and Dan Turner.

Marion County Sheriff's Office: Justin Kingery

Pleasantville Emergency Services: Scott Johnson, Todd Caulkins, Mark Clifton, Aaron Hurt, Brian Houser and Jordan Van Ness. 

Bussey has no representatives. Anderson did not receive responses from Harvey, Clay Township or Columbia. He is waiting for names from Indiana Township. 

Not every City was represented at the meeting. The City of Bussey, City of Hamilton, City of Swan and City of Marysville were not present. The supervisors were represented by Supervisor-elect Mark Raymie. Mayors present were Knoxville's Don Zoutte and Harvey's Dennis Seibert. Melcher-Dallas City Councilman Terry Fisher represented that community. 

The commission was also presented new bylaws, to coincide with legislation passed this year. No action was taken on this. 


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