Guest Speaker - Gary Johnson for Smart911 ... Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a FREE Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 operator providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, Smart911 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed, which could be the difference between life & death. This service can also alert you to major issues in your area... ie: forest fires or other natural disasters
You can sign up for Smart911 at www.smart911.com and create a Safety Profile for your household to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will display automatically on the 9-1-1 operator's screen when you make an emergency call. It's private and secure and you control what information is in your profile. These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency. You can be as detailed as you want... putting in detailed medical information for each family member if you want.. especially helpful for special needs, types of allergies or medications being taken.
This service is available nationwide even if you are traveling.. Any call to 9-1-1 away from home locates the nearest cell tower and sends your call to the nearest 911 facility. Every 6 months you will be notified to verify your information. Please correct or respond to this notice.. You will NOT be deleted from the system, but if information is not accurate, it could waste time in an emergency situation.
Michigamme Township Supervisor - asked that all cardboard boxes be flattened when putting them into the recycle trailer. NO glass is accepted at this time. Please do NOT put plastic bags into trailers, please place in trash bin located between trailers. Events for Michigamme are on the township website as well as the LMPO website.
Republic Township Supervisor - indicated they have a website www.RepublicMI.com which has lots of events that happen in their area. The fishing derby happened earlier this year. Anyone is welcome and the fireworks following the derby are available to all.
Anyone interested in spear-heading the publication of the Michigamme Messenger should contact Karen Johnson. The publication is available once a year plus publication is compiled and printed by another source so only the articles within the publication are needed.
5 new buoys were installed in the lake this year and kudos goes to all who work so hard to place, maintain & remove those each year. If interested in helping, please contact Dan Ostola. He is also the person to contact for additional information about fish cribs..
Water testing was done again this year in several sites around the lake. The water is so clean that is part of the problem with our lake supporting a good fish population.
Election of board members included 4 from the current board and 1 new member. They are Karen Johnson (president), Lisa Blondeau (secretary), Bob Hill, Greg Meyers and new this year is James Guspitis... In addition, Karen & Lisa have agreed and been re-elected to their current positions. Thanks to these people plus others on the board who give of their time and energy.
Following the meeting everyone was welcome to join for a picnic luncheon. The food was wonderful and the variety of dishes brought to be shared was exceptional...