July 2020


July 21, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. via online webinar meeting and in the Board Room of the Cullman County E911 Administration Building located at 604 Seventh Avenue, SW, Cullman, Alabama.

There were no public comments. 

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

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

Sandlin reported no unbudgeted expenses.

Sandlin reported a court order was received from the Circuit Court of Cullman County in the case of Tracy Deanne Gilley versus Susan Weaver Goodner for a copy of 911 calls regarding a MVA.  Copy of the calls were made and sent to Board Attorney Williams for distribution.

Sandlin attended and briefed the Board on the Two-Day Summit held in Prattville, Alabama on July 16-17, 2020.

Humphrey attended and briefed the Board regarding the webinar of the July Alabama State 911 Board meeting.

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

Sandlin reported that Governor Ivey has issued a new order concerning face mask in addition to the existing protocols and guidelines.

Sandlin reported problems with mailing the Board meeting packets and suggested emailing them in the future.

After Board discussion, the Board approved the installation of a sprinkler system at the 911 Administration property upon receiving a second quote and Sandlin has the authority to choose the company.

MEVO phones have been installed at the Hanceville PSAP and are being scheduled for installation at CEMS.

Board approved a quote to convert the Vipers to process SIP calls and eliminate the gateway previously installed.

The Board approved security/fire system installation is complete and working well.

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 and they are working with their vendors on the details.

Sandlin briefed the Board on the possibility of partnering with the Cullman County Revenue Department to upgrade the imagery/flyover in 2021. Board approved for Board Attorney Williams to draw up a contract for the Board’s review at the next meeting.

Board approved the grant proposal to offer assistance to the PSAP’s in purchasing consoles capable of toning agencies regarding 911 information and authorized it to be released to the agencies.

The FY2021 Budget is being prepared and will be presented at the August 2020 meeting.

Three Board members terms will expire September 1, 2020.  Board approved a letter to be sent to the Cullman County Commission in request to fill these terms.     

The APCO National Conference 2020 has been cancelled, the ACCA Annual Convention will be webinar only, and the 2020 Alabama NENA Gulf Coast Conference will be held but limited to 300 attendees. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jackie.

Board Attorney Williams reported a subpoena request received for medical records and a motion to quash has been filed.

Review of the May 2020 financial reports and the June 2020 PSAP report.

The meeting adjourned at 3:16p.m.

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