December 2020


December 22, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:09 p.m. via online webinar meeting of the Cullman County E911 Administration Building located at 604 Seventh Avenue, SW, Cullman, Alabama.

Roll was called to establish a quorum and members present were Dewayne Goodwin, Dorothy Maddox, Dana W. Phillips, Barry Slatton, Samuel Tucker, and Kenneth Nail.  Also present were Gordon L. Sandlin, Administrative Director; Roger C. Humphrey, Administrative Advisor; Jackie Burnham; and Roy W. Williams, Jr., Board Attorney. Chairman Dewayne Goodwin welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Review and approval of the minutes and expenses since November 2020 meeting.

Motion approved to amend the October 2020 minutes to reflect FY2020 audit.

Sandlin reported no unbudgeted expenses.

Sandlin reported that an order to appear subpoena from the Circuit Court of Cullman County in the case Tisa Green, Glenda Reid versus Willoughby Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. for recordings of 911 calls.  A copy of the subpoena wasforwarded to Board Attorney Williams for further action.  Williams reported quash motion was granted.

Sandlin briefed the Board on recent legislative activity regarding 911. Received excess cost recovery funds from Alabama 9-1-1 Board.

Sandlin will research the qualifications to apply for State of Alabama Coronavirus Relief Funds.

Sandlin gave an update of the wireless telephones 911 calls made in Cullman County in November  2020.

Sandlin reported that letters were sent to each agency authorizing Road Sign Allocations.

Sandlin reported that Governor Ivey has not issued any additional orders concerning COVID19.  The 911 Business Office continues to use the existing protocols, guidelines, in addition to the use of an infrared thermometer for anyone entering the office area.

Sandlin reported that the proposal from the Cullman Electric Cooperative has been signed by the Board and returned.  No response has been received.

Sandlin reported that the Pictometry/Eagleview Flyover/Imagery is being scheduled for early 2021.

Sandlin reported that the installation of a fourth answering position at the City of Cullman Communication Centering is still in the planning stages.  

AT&T is working with Indigital to configure the VIPERS to receive SIP calls.  The equipment has been received at the business office and an installation date is set for early February 2021.

Sandlin reported that the grant for possible interface/connectivity from the Viper to the PSAP CAD’s for data dump was sent to the agencies.  Equipment has been installed and is being tested.  Agencies requested an extension of time to be reimbursed.  Sixty-day extension approved.

Sandlin reported that Database Manager Donna Smithson will give the yearly address report at the January 2021 regular meeting.

The grant proposal to assist the PSAP’s in purchasing consoles capable of toning agencies regarding 911 information was released to the agencies. Agencies are securing equipment applicable to the grant and all intend to apply.

Sandlin reported that the agreement for the upgrade on the recorders has been signed and sent to QRS.  Installation will be coordinated with SIP call delivery, and the fourth call station installation at the City of Cullman Communication Center

Fricke, Sweatmon and Co., P.C. will present the FY2020 Audit Report at the regular January 2021 meeting.

Sandlin resented the FY2020 analysis for PSAP allocations.  Board approved to distribute 70% of available funds.

Attorney Jackson reported that there are no additional legal issues that will affect the E9-1-1- Board of Commissioners.

Sandlin researched potential institutions on CD rates for government monies and motion passed to revisit at the January 2021 regular meeting.

September, October, and November 2020 financial reports will be presented at the January 2021 regular meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 2:54 p.m.

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