Pioneer, Farm Bureau partner to provide grain-bin training
By MEGAN COOPER
Mt. Pleasant News
“Local fire departments received training that was pretty neat,” said vice-chairman Marc Lindeen during Thursday’s Henry County Board of Supervisors meeting.
“Pioneer and Farm Bureau partnered together to provide grain-bin training to the fire departments. It was for extraction exercises and the training included a portable grain bin with corn in it,” Lindeen informed the board. “They did the training at Walt Jackson’s (county emergency management) facility and it was interesting to hear about.”
Lindeen told the board that some of the local fire departments received a grant from Homeland Security. He received this information during his regular emergency management meeting.
“Also during the meeting we looked at our bylaws and we are organizing a committee to see what changes need to be made. We are going to be talking with Darin Stater and we will get his input on that as well. We also appointed a committee to discuss the budget and work on that,” Lindeen said.
In another sub-committee report from Lindeen, he discussed information from Community Action of Southeast Iowa. “It was discussed that the budget needs to be revised because the federal government wasn’t funding a few things that needed funded,” he said.
There is still no word on the solid-waste site issue that has been ongoing for the last two years.
The board will meet again Tuesday at 9 a.m.