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E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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.

The ACCA had a successful video conference, and the Alabama State 911 Board web meeting will be September 16, 2020.

Board authorized Sandlin to request more information concerning the Cullman Electric Cooperative proposal for acquiring address data.

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

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 Local Government Health Insurance Board will have premium, co-pay, wellness participation, and deductible changes effective January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. Board approved to amend the Budget 2020-2021 and increase the health insurance line item $3,000.00.

The Board was briefed on the progress of the installation of a fourth answering position at the City of Cullman Communication Center. Equipment will ship to the 911 Business office prior to installation.

Sandlin reported that MEVO phones are installed at CEMS.

AT&T is working to configure the VIPERS to receive SIP calls and a date for installation has not been determined.

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. CCSO has received a quote for consideration.

Sandlin briefed the Board on the possibility of partnering with the Cullman County Revenue Department to upgrade the imagery/flyover in 2021. Board Attorney Williams is working with the County Attorney on a contract.

The grant proposal to assist the PSAP’s in purchasing consoles capable of toning agencies regarding 911 information was released to the agencies.

Board members Samuel Tucker, Dana W. Phillips, and Dorothy Maddox were reappointed for four-year terms ending September 1, 2024.

The 2020 Alabama NENA Gulf Coast Conference is scheduled for October 11-14, 2020 in Orange Beach, Alabama. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jackie.

Board Attorney Williams had no other legal issues that affect the E911 Board of Commissioners that had not previously been discussed.

Review of the July 2020 financial reports and the August 2020 PSAP report.

The meeting adjourned at 3:12 p.m.

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E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

August 18, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:10 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, Dana W. Phillips, Barry Slatton, Samuel Tucker, and Keith D. Creel.  Also present were Gordon L. Sandlin, Administrative Director; Roger C. Humphrey, Administrative Advisor; Jackie Burnham, Administrative Assistant; 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 July 2020 meeting.

Sandlin reported no unbudgeted expenses and the state examiners are currently conducting the audit for FY2018 and FY2019.

Sandlin reported that the 911 Board requests a survey to be completed on examiner and independent audits.  Board authorized the survey completion by Sandlin.

Sandlin reported a court order was received from the Circuit Court of Cullman County in reference to Brian Martin et al versus Estate of Steven Dewain Parris, et al for certified copy of all 911 calls on January 2, 2017.  Board Attorney Williams filed objection.

Sandlin reported a subpoena from the Circuit Court of Cullman County in reference to Amanda Jackson Golden, as administrator of the Estate of her deceased husband, Jarod Nelson Golden versus Island Medical Alabama, LLC. for certified copy of all 911 calls from July 24, 2019 and July 25, 2018 pertaining to Jarod Nelson Golden.  Board Attorney Williams filed objection.

No Alabama State 911 Board meeting this month and no existing 911 legislation.  Humphrey complimented Sandlin on his contribution to the 2020 ACCA Convention via webinar.

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

Sandlin reported that Governor Ivey has issued a new order concerning face mask in addition to the existing protocols and guidelines.  The 911 Business Office is now utilizing an infrared thermometer for anyone entering the office area.

Sandlin presented the FY2021 Budget for review and Board approved with changes discussed.

Board approved retaining Fricke, Sweatmon & Co., P.C. for FY2020 audit period.

Sandlin has a second company to estimate a sprinkler system at the 911 Administration property and will report the progress at the next regular meeting.  Given two additional companies to consider.

Sandlin reported that MEVO phones are installed at CEMS.

AT&T is working to configure VIPERS to receive SIP calls.

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 Attorney Williams is working on the contract.

The grant proposal to give assistance to the PSAP’s in purchasing consoles capable of toning agencies regarding 911 information was released to the agencies.

Board members Samuel Tucker and Dorothy Maddox were reappointed for four-year terms ending September 1, 2024 as per the newspaper.  An official letter has not been received   

The 2020 Alabama NENA Gulf Coast Conference is scheduled for October 11-14, 2020 in Orange Beach, Alabama. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jackie.

Board Attorney Williams had no other legal issues that affect the E911 Board of Commissioners that had not previously been discussed.

Sandlin presented a letter requesting a fourth answering position at the City of Cullman Communication Center.  Board approved.

Database Manager Donna Smithson was commended on addressing the county.

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

The meeting adjourned at 3:17 p.m.

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E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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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E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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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E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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 AL911.net 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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E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

April 21, 2020

Chairman Dewayne Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. via online webinar meeting. 

There were no public comments. 

Roll was called to establish a quorum and members present were Dewayne Goodwin, Barry Slatton, 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 since March, 2020 meeting.  Board approved purchase of iPads for Board use for online webinar meetings and Citizen’s Bank CD’s were moved from 9 month to 6 month to receive a better rate.

No public petitions since last meeting.

Humphrey attended the Alabama State 911 Board meeting remotely and briefed the Board on the topics  discussed at the meeting.

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

After speaking with the Cullman County Commission, Board approved transferring the 2008 Ford Expedition to the Cullman County Commission on Aging.

Sandlin reported to the Board the procedure used by The Alabama Department of Public Health to report cases from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sandlin presented a preview video of Equature software to potentially use in the PSAP’s.  Board authorized initiating the 45-day free trial.

Sandlin informed the Board of the 5% raise for a period of 90 days granted to essential full-time employees of the Cullman County Commission and the City of Cullman.  Board approved for 911 office staff to be paid in a lump sum..

Sandlin reported that the AL911.net training has been rescheduled.  The integration to ANGEN has not been rescheduled as of this date.

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.

Road sign allocation cut-off was March 31, 2020 and four agencies participated.

Anyone interested in attending the APCO National Conference and the ACCA Annual Convention 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 February, 2020 financial reports and the March, 2020 PSAP report.

The meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.

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