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Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Minutes (October 30, 2017)

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Press Release Date: November 21, 2017

Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Minutes


Illinois Commerce Commission Main Hearing Room

527 East Capitol Avenue

Springfield, Illinois

October 30, 2017

10:00 A.M.



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:


Karen Boswell

Ralph Caldwell

Glenna Johnson

Sam McClerren

Deno Perdiou

Deb Prather

David Tuttle

Linda Zerwin


Board Members present by phone:


Col. Kelly Walter


Board Members not present:


Patrick Fucik



Welcoming remarks:


Chairman Walter opened the meeting at 10:05 A.M. and turned the meeting over to Linda Zerwin to chair the meeting; the roll call was taken, and a quorum was present.


  1. Approval of August 28, 2017 Open Meeting Minutes


On Ralph Caldwell’s motion and Glenna Johnson’s second, the August 28th minutes were unanimously approved.   


  1. Public Hearings


  • Des Plaines/Wheeling Consolidation Plan:


  • Motion was made by Glenna Johnson and seconded by David Tuttle to recommend that the 9-1-1 Administrator approve the application for consolidation subject to the conditions stated in the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ’s) recommended decision except as follows:  intergovernmental agreement should be modified within 120 days of the 9-1-1 Administrator’s Order.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.


  • Mid South Comm (Lyons, Justice, Willow Springs) Consolidation Plan:


  • Motion was made by Ralph Caldwell and seconded by David Tuttle to deny approval of the consolidation plan since the consolidation plan includes two PSAPs instead of one.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.


  1. Legislative Update


No action has yet been taken on SB402, exemption from consolidation language for Rosemont and Deerfield, or HB4088, an exemption from consolidation language for Winthrop Harbor.


  1. Fiscal Update


The Board was presented with a summary of the Statewide 9-1-1 Bureau’s spending for FY17 through 10/24/17 and projected spending for all of FY17.  Approximately $500,000 was withheld for the .05 cent NG9-1-1 grants.  The annual transfer from the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund totaling approximately $1.8 million has been distributed.


  1. Grant Allocation for 2018


A motion was made by David Tuttle and seconded by Glenna Johnson to set aside $14 million for grants.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.        


  1. Administrator Update


  • 2016 AR911 Reports – 3 reports are still outstanding:  Dolton, Markham, Maywood.
  • Annual Financial Report – A new combination report covering the Financial Report and Annual Report will be used for the reporting due on 1/31/18.  It captures some new statistics and the emergency transfer number list.
  • Administrative Rules – ISP is currently updating rules due to the legislative changes.  Should be ready for the December Board meeting.
  • 2018 Grant Opportunities -  There will be two grant opportunities:  One for unserved and consolidations and one for NG9-1-1 expenses for 9-1-1 authorities that provide services within the territory of a Large Electing Provider as defined in Section 13-406.1 of the Public Utilities Act.
  • LaSalle County – Several carriers have been delinquent in cutting over this 9-1-1 system in a timely matter causing the Department to incur double network costs.  The 9-1-1 Administrator sought a motion from the Board as to what action should be taken to encourage quick resolution for the problem.  A motion was made by Sam McClerren and seconded by Ralph Caldwell that if a carrier misses a deadline beyond the cutover date, network costs should not be paid by the Department.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote by the Board.
  • Additional items – The 9-1-1 Administrator is currently working with AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Geneseo and NG9-1-1, Inc. on the cost analysis for 9-1-1 authorities with annual network costs in excess of $100,000.  The Administrator has received preliminary approval for a change order to Mission Critical Partners’ contract to work on a statewide Text-to-911 deployment.


  1. NG9-1-1 Feasibility Study – Mission Critical Partners


Mission Critical Partners gave a summary of the study.  The study will be available for review at


  1. Old Business




  1. New Business




  1. Public Comment


Brent Reynolds (APCO) – He supported setting the grant allocation for 2018 at $14 million and also inquired as to whether there would be any chance to comment on the selection process for a Text-to-911 vendor.


Sandy Beitel (INENA) – Inquired as to why the ICC is not involved with LaSalle County’s issues with delinquent vendors.


Ken Smith (CSI) – Stated that the CSI contract with its vendor is expiring soon and he wants to discuss the issue so as not to conflict with the statewide project.



At 1:35 PM, the meeting was adjourned until November 13, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

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