Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Minutes
Illinois Commerce Commission Main Hearing Room
527 East Capitol Avenue
January 23, 2017
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 10:00 A.M.; the roll call was taken, and a quorum was present.
1) Approval of December 5, 2016 Open Meeting Minutes
On Ken Caudle’s motion and Ralph Caldwell’s second, the minutes were unanimously approved.
2) Public Hearings
• E-Com/Country Club Hills Consolidation Plan:
o Motion was made by Glenna Johnson and seconded by Ralph Caldwell to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the application for consolidation as submitted. Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.
• Proviso-Leyden (Bellwood, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, River Grove, Westchester) Consolidation Plan:
o Motion was made by Larry Deetjen and seconded by David Clague to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the application for consolidation as submitted. Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.
• Des Plaines Valley (Bedford Park, Summit, Hometown, Hickory Hills) Consolidation Plan:
o Motion was made by Glenna Johnson and seconded by Jana Fear to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the application for consolidation subject to the conditions stated in the Administrative Law Judge’s Recommended Decision. Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.
• Markham Waiver Application:
o Motion was made by Ralph Caldwell and seconded by Larry Deetjen to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the request for a waiver of consolidation subject to the conditions stated in the Administrative Law Judge’s Recommended Decision except as modified as follows: a consolidation plan must be filed by December 31, 2017, and consolidation must occur by December 31, 2018. Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.
3) Legislative Update
The Chairman made the Board aware of HB 477 which adds 2 cents to the surcharge for the South Suburban Trauma Center. The Chairman also presented the Board with the draft language of the Emergency Telephone System Act. The draft was reviewed section by section and suggested changes were discussed.
4) Fiscal Update
Karl Pound presented a financial summary of 9-1-1 surcharge collections and distributions for the January to September 2016 remit periods for the Board’s review.
5) Administrator Update
• 2016 AR911 Reports – 14 reports are still outstanding.
• 2017 Consolidation Grants – Grants up to $12.5 million will be available for unserved areas and consolidations. Grant applications are due by February 28, 2017, at 1:00 pm.
• NG911 Project – A kickoff meeting was held with Mission Critical Partners on January 10, 2017. The consultants are working on a PSAP survey. Seven town halls meetings with be held throughout the State during the month of March.
• 2016 Year in Review – The Administrator gave a summary of the year’s accomplishments.
6) Old Business
Deno Perdiou asked about progress with VoIP providers not remitting surcharge. There was nothing to report at this time.
7) New Business
There was a short discussion regarding expiring Board member terms and the reappointment process.
8) Public Comment
Urbana Mayor Laurel Pressing expressed the need for a surcharge increase to $2.50. She also stated that the surcharge could be based on a percentage rather than a flat amount.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:58 PM on a motion by Ken Caudle and a second by Ralph Caldwell.