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Notes from Noble City Hall - July, 2016

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From City Manager Bob Wade

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

 

Cleveland County officials met with Noble officials on June 27th to conduct a formal “Table Top” exercise to plan an emergency response to a significant tornado event.  Cleveland County Emergency Manager, George Mauldin, and Rhiana Caldwell, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, led the exercise.  Those in attendance included:  Cleveland County Commissioner, Dr. Harold Haralson and foreman, Richey Fink;  Noble City Manager, Bob Wade; Noble Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, Bob Hall;  Noble Police Chief, Keith Springstead, Lt. Casey Cottrell and Noble Animal Control Director, Jared Cox;  Noble Public Works Director, Mike Blanton;  Noble City Clerk-Treasurer, Marion Shaw;  Noble School Superintendent, Frank Solomon;  Noble EMS Chairman, Terry Schat.  

 

The exercise was extremely beneficial.  We were able to plan the emergency response to a hypothetical, devastating tornado event.  It was determined that communication, search & rescue, traffic control, and the establishment of a temporary incident command station were critical.   The discussion was highlighted by insight from Terry Schat, a Noble resident who recently retired as Assistant Fire Chief in Moore, OK.  Terry was in Moore and personally involved in several tragic tornado events, including the 2013 tornado that took the lives of many children at the Plaza Towers Elementary School.  




Noble has been very lucky when it comes to tornados.  But, we need to plan for possible emergencies and be ready.  Residents need to be reminded that Noble and the Noble Schools do not have Public Storm Shelters.  Residents are advised to shelter in place during tornado warnings. 

 

½ CENT SALES TAX FOR PUBLIC SAFETY TO BE ON AUGUST 23, 2016 ELECTION BALLOT

 

The Noble City Council recently approved placing an item on the 8-23-16 Election to ask residents to approve a ½ cent sales tax to be earmarked for Noble Police and Fire.  The additional funds generated, currently estimated at $15,000 per month, would provide for needed vehicles and equipment.  The funds would not be used for personnel expense.  The Noble Police and Fire Departments will be publishing information regarding this proposal in the next month.  

 

 

ALERT NOTICE OFFERED

We are continuing to announce the email alert system that has been organized for anyone who wishes to be informed of a local emergency.  Simply go to Noble’s website-- cityofnoble.org and on the home page you will be prompted to give your email address.  We are not asking for names, addresses or any other contact information.   Then indicate if you want Alerts, and/ or News.