Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Minutes
Illinois Commerce Commission Main Hearing Room
527 East Capitol Avenue
May 2, 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:
Chairman Walter opened the meeting at 10:00 A.M.; the roll call was taken, and a quorum was present.
- Approval of March 21, 2016 Open Meeting Minutes
On Larry Deetjen’s motion and Ralph Caldwell’s second, the minutes were unanimously approved.
- Legislative Update
A summary of several Senate Bills was presented by the Chairman. Board members were concerned about the possibility of additional sweeps of the 911 funds.
- Fiscal Update
The December surcharge disbursement went to the Comptroller’s Office on April 29, 2016. The Department anticipates that the January surcharge disbursement should occur around the third week of May.
- Administrator Update
- Plan Modifications
Burr Ridge Order – Contracting with DU-COMM
DuPage County Order – Clarendon Hills and Willowbrook contracting with
- Plan Consolidations (Closing a PSAP within an ETSB)
DuPage County – closing Glendale Heights
Going to Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center) by 5/3/16
Kankakee County - closing Bourbonnais by 12/2016
Bourbonnais going to KANCOMM
Lake County – closing Wauconda by 5/11/16
Wauconda going to Lake Zurich
McHenry County – closing Harvard, Lake in the Hills and Woodstock by 6/30/17
Harvard and Woodstock going to McHenry PD
Lake in the Hills going to SEECOM
St. Clair - closing Cahokia, Centreville, Fairview Heights and Swansea by 7/1/17
Cahokia going to CENCOM
Centreville going to East St. Louis
Fairview Heights going to O’Fallon
Swansea going to Belleville or CENCOM
- RFP – In process; close to final review
- Modification Application - creating a separate Modification Application
- Grant Distribution Discussion
There are $19 million in grant requests. A discussion was held about priority of grants. According to the statute the order is as follows: underserved, consolidation, reimbursement and Next Generation
A motion was made by Ken Caudle and seconded by Ralph Caldwell to hold up to $5 million in reserve for grants for this fiscal year. The vote was 6 to 5 in favor of the motion on a roll call vote. Board members Walter, Bloom, Caudle, Clague, McClerren, and Zerwin voted in favor while Caldwell, Deetjen, Fear, Johnson, and Tuttle voted against the motion.
- Waiver/Consolidation Update
Staff reviewed recent submissions of consolidations and modifications. Currently pending are waiver requests from Broadview and Hamilton County and a consolidation plan from Coles/Moultrie Counties.
- Proposed Rules Status
The Chairman reviewed comments submitted for the Administrative Rule hearings. Issues raised were: population vs service area, records retention, use of surcharge for ongoing road side maintenance and an exemption from training requirements for Cook County. The second notice period has not started.
- Old Business
- New Business
Linda Zerwin requested to have some time lines on the website to help ETSBs and PSAPS plan. AT&T indicated that it would be sending out notice to its customers regarding consolidation implementation schedules. No work will be completed without an order or letter from the Administrator.
- Public Comment
Several members of the public commented regarding the review surcharge amounts remitted to the Department, potential sweeps of the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund, combining the November and December .02 for rural counties, sweeps of the 911 Fund and grant recipient accountability.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 P.M. on a motion by Linda Zerwin and a second by Glenna J