September 2020


September 15, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:01 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.

Bonnie Baty, Brian Lacy, Josh Caretti, and Brody Knight, Cullman Electric Cooperative (CEC), presented to the Board a proposed subsidiary company project for county-wide internet, Sprout broadband. CEC is interested in acquiring data in the form of addresses assigned by the 911 Administration to use to validate account information. CEC exited the meeting at 2:19.

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

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

Sandlin reported no unbudgeted expenses. The Alabama Examiners of Public Accounts have concluded the audit for FY2018 and FY2019. The Board authorized Sandlin to research and explore additional CD options and request documentation from the current financial institution on a quarterly basis of the compounded interest received on existing CD’s.

Sandlin reported a subpoena was received from the District Court of Cullman County to appear in court and give evidence regarding any calls into the CCSO referring to people walking around an abandoned business. Copy was forwarded to Board Attorney Williams and an objection was filed.