Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Minutes
Illinois Commerce Commission Main Hearing Room
527 East Capitol Avenue
July 25, 2016
The Board met pursuant to notice, at 10:00 A.M. in the Main Hearing Room at the Illinois Commerce Commission’s offices at 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL.
Board Members physically present:
Col. Kelly Walter
Board Members present by phone:
Board Members not present:
Chairman Walter opened the meeting at 10:06 A.M.; the roll call was taken, and a quorum was present.
- Approval of June 27, 2016 Open Meeting Minutes
On Kenneth Caudle’s motion and Glenna Johnson second, the minutes were unanimously approved.
- Fiscal Update
The May network costs have been sent to the comptroller and the Department is working on June network costs. Chairman Walter explained that the Department has been focused on paying network cost for this fiscal period first because those cost must be paid by August 15, 2016 which is the end of the lapse period. Disbursements to the 9-1-1 systems are not subject to the fiscal lapse period.
The April main and rural county distribution hope to be completed in Aug. Also Karl is working on providing a spreadsheet to the board with projections that include different grant levels for next month’s meeting.
Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund reconciliation – approximately 2 million will be transferred out of the fund and distributed to the 9-1-1 authorities.
- Administrator Update
- Grants – Notification for funding of grants sent to comptroller. The issuance of grants will be subject to an approved consolidation plan.
- RFP – Proposals were due on July 2nd. Three responses to the RFP were received from Black & Veatch, Federal Engineering and Mission Critical Partners.
- Extensions- Issued 26 extensions on consolidation plans and 6 extensions on waiver plans.
Sam McClerren brought up the fact that the Board was not given much time to review the Fayette County Waiver and requested the board be given a little more time to review. Chairman Walter acknowledged the problem, however explained the time crunch in the review process. It was agreed to try and get the information to the Board on the Wednesday before the next board meeting if at all possible.
- Waiver/Consolidation Update
The Department received a total of 56 plans.
- 33 were consolidation plans - of those, 26 requested extensions.
- 23 were waiver request - of those, 6 requested an extension.
Markham and Maywood were the only 9-1-1 authorities who did not file a consolidation plan or waiver request.
Chairman Walter advised that the August meeting will be a 2 day meeting. Please advise if planning to stay overnight so accommodations can be made.
- Public Hearing
- Tazewell County Waiver Application
- Motion was made by David Tuttle to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the waiver request subject to the conditions stated in the Administrative Law Judge’s recommended decision and was seconded by David Clague. Motion carried by a 10-0 vote by the Board.
- Kane County Waiver Application
- Motion was made by Ken Caudle to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the waiver request subject to the conditions stated in the Administrative Law Judge’s recommended decision and was seconded by Glenna Johnson. Motion carried by a 10-0 vote by the Board.
- Fayette County Waiver Application
- Motion was made by Ken Caudle to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the request for a waiver of consolidation as filed, subject to the following terms and conditions (1) that the County be able to complete their system and commence operating as an approved 9-1-1 authority on or before July 31, 2018; (2) that in order to ensure redundancy the County enter into an agreement with an outside 9-1-1 authority to provide backup to the County’s PSAPs; and (3) that the County file a report with the 9-1-1 Administrator detailing the status of the implementation of their system within six months of the Administrator’s Decisions, and every six months thereafter until final approval is issued by the Administrator. The motion was seconded by David Clague. Motion carried by a 9-1 vote by the Board.
- Old Business
- New Business
Chairman Kelly reminded the Board that the next meeting will be a two day meeting for August 29th and 30th. Board members need to advise the Chairman if they need overnight arrangements by 8/15/16 so hotel rooms can be booked. The following items will need to be addressed:
- Amount of consolidation grant to be given out next year.
- Issues for legislative action
- TC training
- Public Comment
The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 pm.