Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Minutes
Illinois Commerce Commission Main Hearing Room
527 East Capitol Avenue
February 7, 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) Annual Report
The Chairman explained that the February 27, 2017 board meeting was cancelled due to a scheduling issue with the Commission Hearing Room. A special meeting was scheduled for today so the board could discuss the draft annual report to the General Assembly and draft legislation. The Chairman wants to address any areas of concern and get board consensus.
The amount of the surcharge in both the draft legislation and in the annual report was discussed. The Chairman suggested that the board first review the surcharge issue and draft legislation. Then break for lunch and review the draft annual report.
There was much discussion on the amount of surcharge needed to support the 9-1-1 systems, the Department, network cost, NG9-1-1 Statewide network build out and maintenance, consolidation grants and to assist in shortening the lag period for surcharge pay out. The Chairman cautioned the board that it should recommend a surcharge amount that the Board is able to substantiate. Consensus was reached to increase the surcharge from $.87 to $1.05. Increasing the surcharge by 18 cents which would be broken down as follows:
4 cents to the systems to make total dollars even to the original estimates of PA 99-6
1 cent to the Department
5 cents for additional grant monies for 2 years; then redirect for NG9-1-1 costs.
8 cents to systems for 2 years to shorten distribution time; then redirected for NG9-1-1 costs.
There was a request for the ISP to provide quarterly financial report the 9-1-1 Board.
Public Comment was invited, but no comments were received.
• Vote on Board recommendation – A motion to recommend an increase in surcharge to $1.05 with the suggested breakdown of usage was made by Sheriff David Claque. Jana Fear seconded the motion. Motion carried.
3) Legislative Update
The Chairman 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. Changes will be made to the draft legislation to accommodate the increase in surcharge as recommended by the Board.
The Chairman presented the Board with the draft report to the General Assembly. The draft was reviewed section by section and suggested changes were discussed.
• Vote on Board recommendation – A motion to recommend approval with changes discussed was made by Linda Zerwin. Glenna Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
4) Additional Special Meeting Date, If Needed.
No additional meeting scheduled. Next meeting is already set for March 20, 2017
5) Public Comment
The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM on a motion by Ralph Caldwell and a second by Sam McClerren.