May 2020


May 19, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.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 April, 2020 meeting.

No public petitions since last meeting.

Humphrey and Sandlin will Zoom-in on the the Alabama State 911 Board meeting on May 20, 2020.  Sandlin reported that the new state coordinator has requested a copy of the map. Board approved request for  the copy to be sent.

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

Sandlin reported that the 2008 Ford Expedition was transferred to the Cullman County Commission on Aging and taken off the Board’s insurance.

Sandlin reported that the Equature software was loaded at each PSAP successfully.  Sandlin will ask each PSAP to evaluate at the end of the trial period.

Sandlin reported that the Cullman County Commission opened on May 13, 2020. Board staff followed and opened the 911 Business office.  Social distancing guideline signs were placed on the lobby doors.

Sandlin reported that the training has been scheduled for June 23, 2020 and the integration to ANGEN has been rescheduled for June 8-9, 2020.

Research is ongoing for a grant for tone out boards for Cullman EMS and the PSAP’s.  The grant for the interface/connectivity from the Viper to the PSAP CAD’s was sent to the agencies and options for maintenance costs are being discussed.

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.  The SO is working with Spillman on application and billing.

Sandlin contacted ADS Security for a proposal on the installation of a commercial security/fire alarm system in the 911 Business office. Board approved.

Anyone interested in attending the APCO National Conference, the ACCA Annual Convention, or the 2020 NENA Conference and Expo scheduled this year, please contact Jackie.

Board Attorney Williams did not have any legal issues to discuss that affect the E911 Board of Commissioners.

Review of the March, 2020 financial reports and the April, 2020 PSAP report.

The meeting adjourned at 2:51p.m.

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