June 2020


June 16, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:21p.m. via online webinar meeting.

There were no public comments.  

Roll was called to establish a quorum and members present were Dewayne Goodwin, Kenneth Nail, Dana W. Phillips, 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; and Roy W. Williams, Jr., Board Attorney.  Chairman Dewayne Goodwin welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Review and approval of the minutes and expenses with corrections since May 2020 meeting.

Sandlin reported no unbudgeted expenses and office building landscape maintenance was performed.

No public petitions since last meeting.

Sandlin reported the upcoming changes to the number of county commissioners as per the bill passed.  Humphrey attended the webinar of the Alabama State 911 Board meeting on May 20, 2020 and briefed the Board.

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

Sandlin reported that Governor Ivey has not issued any additional orders and the business office has continued using the existing protocols and guidelines.  The next regular Board meeting can be attended at the business office or via webinar using the existing protocols and guidelines.

Cullman County 911 District switched to ANGEN and experienced some issues that are currently being assessed.

Sandlin reported that the AL911.net training has been scheduled for June 30, 2020.

MEVO phones were approved for purchase as per Indigital estimate for Cullman EMS.

Board approved to enter a one-year contract with Equature to continue the use of their software installed as a trial.

Sandlin reported that the Board approved security/fire system is currently being installed.

Research is ongoing for a grant for tone out boards for Cullman EMS and the PSAP’s. Sandlin will have additional information on this research for the next regular board meeting.

Board approved to raise the ACH limit with Premier Bank the South to meet the Board’s financial needs.

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.

Board approved raising the director’s purchasing limit.

Anyone interested in attending the APCO National Conference, the 2020 Alabama NENA Gulf Coast Conference, or the 2020 NENA Conference and Expo scheduled this year, please contact Jackie. The ACCA Annual Convention will be webinar only.

Board approved for Sandlin to use his discretion in sending a 6-month Legacy cost information spreadsheet the State 911 Board.

Board Attorney Williams did not have any legal issues to discuss that affect the E911 Board of Commissioners.  Williams briefed the Board on the new law firm for the State 911 Board.

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

The meeting adjourned at 3:18p.m.

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