Storms spur Fisher meeting on preparing for disaster

Storms spur Fisher meeting on preparing for disaster

The Fisher Village Board agreed that the village will host a disaster preparedness meeting at the Fisher community building on Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. for all local entities and any other interested parties. Mayor Milt Kelly said the idea comes from the November tornado that struck Gifford.

Representatives from the fire protection district, the school district and the emergency response agency will be invited. Community members are welcome, as are people from local churches.

Kelly said the purpose of the meeting is for everyone to determine their roles should a disaster hit. "We can plan ahead how to stay out of each other's way if, God forbid, something like that would hit Fisher," Kelly said. He also said the local people can also learn which outside agencies to direct residents to for other help.

The board also agreed to pay various bills, including a $1,250 bill to Berns & Clancy for various engineering services arising out of the detention pond project. The board is still not satisfied with the seeding and the tree planting done at the site but said it will continue to press the matter with the contractor without relying on the engineer to press the case.

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