Madison County Emergency Telephone System Board met June 16.
Madison County Emergency Telephone System Board met June 16.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Board Members in Attendance:
Rich Schardan Retired Chief, Maryville Police Department
Donald Moore County Board Member
Steve Evans Chief, Collinsville Police Department
Marc McLemore Captain, Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Terry M. Bell Chief, Highland Police Department
Vince Martinez Chief, Granite City Fire Department
Robert A. Rizzi, Jr. Dir. of Support Serv., Madison County Sheriff’s Off.
Board Members Absent:
Staff Members Present:
Terry McFarland 9-1-1 Coordinator
Dana Burris Training Administrator
Rob Hursey GIS Specialist
Ellen Rogers Administrative Aide
Clint Soldan Data Base Manager
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Chairman Schardan opened the Special Emergency Telephone System Board meeting at 10:00 a.m. on June 16, 2017 at the Madison County Board Room, 157 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL.
Chairman Schardan asked for action on the June 2, 2017 Minutes.
There was a motion by Mr. Evans which was seconded by Mr. McLemore to accept the Minutes. All voted Aye.
Chairman Schardan asked for action on the June 7, 2017 Minutes.
There was a motion by Mr. Martinez which was seconded by Mr. McLemore to accept the Minutes. All voted Aye.
Sheriff Lakin expressed his concerns that going from 16 PSAPs to one PSAP would result in more of a degradation in service than going from 16 PSAPs to 8 PSAPs and he would not support a one-PSAP option. He also noted concern that the Sheriff’s Office will lose funding.
Bob Coles from South Roxanna expressed concerns about the lack of financial information that has been provided to the County.
Chairman Schardan clarified several matters from the last meeting including: what the State will pay regarding re-occurring vs. non-reoccurring costs; clarification that many ETSB’s submitted a waiver request to the State; and background on the one- PSAP consolidation option that was proposed by Coordinator McFarland. Chairman Schardan stated that after the meeting and further review of the costs associated with a one-PSAP option he doesn’t feel the County can afford it. In fairness to those Board members who favored a one-PSAP consolidation, the benefits and cons of a one-PSAP consolidation will be presented at this meeting. There were questions and discussion.
Mr. Rizzi stated he would like a negotiating committee with ATT to be formed.
Chairman Schardan gave a presentation via overhead on a one-PSAP option. Pros and cons, call numbers, staffing, funding, ATT costs, and personnel costs were discussed. After looking at revenues and expenditures, the staffing costs alone for a one-PSAP consolidated center would not make it feasible. There were questions and discussion.
Chief Link provided an overview of the subcommittee’s process in narrowing its decision down to option 2.1 (eight PSAPs) and the benefits of that selection: little in infrastructure upgrades; little in additional personnel costs; geographical and technological commonalities for the most part; groups similar radio systems together; and groups like CAD and RMS computer systems together. Chief Link proposed that the ETSB go with option 2.1.
Ms. Schaller presented the Board a handout and gave a presentation via overhead on PSAP consolidation. The presentation included information on: the current 911 dispatch centers; annual budget costs; current call handling model; consolidated call handling model; problems; PSAP staffing; number of 911 calls; man hours; current staffing; additional call numbers to PSAPs taking on other PSAP’s calls; costs of option 2.1; revenue budget; the current ATT contract; ATT hosted solutions estimated contract costs; annual resource pool (which could be adjusted as needed); surplus fund; and benefits of option 2.1. There were questions and discussion.
Chairman Schardan thanked Chief Link and Ms. Schaller. He stated the Board will need to decide where to place Troy, and decide what to do with the Wood River, East Alton and Bethalto area and make sure that the agencies that take on additional calls get compensated. He stated that Coordinator McFarland has withdrawn his recommendation of a one-PSAP option. There were questions and discussion in reference to compensation and the timetable of when compensation would begin.
Other areas discussed were volunteer fire departments calls, a possible increase in surcharge revenues from the State and the new ATT contract costs will need to be finalized in order to better determine financial compensation.
Mr. Rizzi made a motion to adopt the 2.1 plan as far as PSAP alignment for the sites, (eight remaining PSAPs: Madison County Sheriff (Troy); Alton; Granite City; Collinsville (Highland); Wood River (Bethalto and East Alton); Edwardsville (SIUE); Glen Carbon and Pontoon Beach (Madison and Venice) with Troy going to the Sheriff’s Office contingent on financial issues being worked out. The motion was seconded by Mr. McLemore. There were questions and discussion. Roll call was taken. All voted aye.
Financial compensation will be decided upon at a later meeting.
There was discussion on forming an ATT contract negotiation committee.
There was a motion by Mr. Evans for the ETSB to appoint an ATT contract negotiation committee. The motion was seconded Mr. Martinez. All voted Aye.
The ETSB formed a committee consisting of seven members: Capt. Decker; Ms. Schaller; a representative from the Madison County IT Department; Mr. Moore; Mr. Martinez; Coordinator McFarland and Mr. Militello.
There was a motion by Mr. Moore to accept Capt. Decker, Ms. Schaller, a representative from the Madison County IT department, Mr. Moore, Mr. Martinez, Coordinator McFarland and Mr. Militello to form a negotiation committee for the ATT contract. The motion was seconded by Mr. Evans. All voted Aye.
Coordinator McFarland was asked to present the waiver update to the Board prior to the next full ETSB meeting.
Mr. Rizzi moved that the meeting be adjourned. Mr. Moore seconded said motion. The motion passed by unanimous voice vote, with the meeting adjourning at 11:21 a.m.
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101 East Edwardsville Road
Wood River, IL - 62095