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STATEWIDE 911 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2010 MINUTES Board Members Present: Vicki Atchley, M.T. Berry, Lanette Coppedge, Greg Fisher, Ronnie Freeman, Linda Herndon, Darita Huckabee, Leroy Lage, Darryl Maggard, Norman McNickle, Lynn Mell, Diane Pedicord, Richard Ruhl, Blaine Smith, Ben Stout, Gene Thaxton, Steve Willoughby Board Members Absent: John Hampton, Ron Strecker, Stephen Williamson Notice and Agenda of this regular meeting of the Statewide 911 Advisory Board was posted on the Conference Center door of the Embassy Suites Hotel. An additional posting was made at http://www.ok.gov/911/Meeting_Information/index.html on October 12, 2010. I. Meeting called to order by Chairman, Norman McNickle, at 1:30 p.m. II. Roll Call – Quorum present III. Introduction of Guests: Mary Harris, Dana Church, Orval Jones, James Fitzpatrick, Eric Holtzclaw, Kevin A. Morris, Philip Clover, Sam Bard, Nate Wilcox, Curt Ghormley, Paul Rinkel IV. Approval of minutes from August 12, 2010 meeting: Motion to approve minutes made by Blaine Smith. Motion seconded by Ben Stout. The Chairman declared the vote to have passed as follows: AYE: Vicki Atchley, Lanette Coppedge, Greg Fisher, Ronnie Freeman, Darita Huckabee, Leroy Lage, Darryl Maggard, Lynn Mell, Diane Pedicord, Richard Ruhl, Blaine Smith, Ben Stout, Gene Thaxton, Steve Willoughby ABSTAIN: Linda Herndon, Norman McNickle NOT PRESENT AT TIME OF VOTE: M.T. Berry V. Discussion and possible action on legislative issues affecting 911: Darita Huckabee spoke about the following issues: the 911 interim study held by the Enid Police department and the need for a technical amendment to HB 2556. Ms. Huckabee made a motion that Diane Pedicord work with Garfield County in regard to developing additional 911 legislation. The Chairman declared the vote to have passed as follows: AYE: Vicki Atchley, Lanette Coppedge, Greg Fisher, Darita Huckabee, Leroy Lage, Darryl Maggard, Lynn Mell, Diane Pedicord, Richard Ruhl, Blaine Smith, Ben Stout, Gene Thaxton, Linda Herndon, Norman McNickle ABSTAIN: Ronnie Freeman, Steve Willoughby NO: M.T. Berry October 19, 2010 Statewide 911 Advisory Board Meeting Page 2 VI. Update concerning the State of Oklahoma’s E911 Grant: Gene Thaxton discussed those agencies that have already submitted for reimbursements for the 911 grant. Those agencies are Garvin County and ACOG. The remaining approximate balance of the grant to date is $950,813.00. Only one known agency is re-working their budget. Richard Ruhl asked if those applicants originally denied grant funding, like Guymon, could be reconsidered for grant funding if the current sub-grantees were unable to spend the full amount of grant funds they were awarded. Mr. Thaxton advised that he would follow up with NHTSA for clarification of this type of ruling. VII. Discussion and possible action on the Board’s Annual Report to the Governor: The boards annual report to the Governor should be completed by Norman McNickle and Gene Thaxton for review at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. Steve Willoughby volunteered to assist in the development of this report as well. VIII. Discussion and possible action of certification of wireless fee PASPS: Ronnie Freeman stated that the first step in the certification process is to determine who is eligible to receive the funds. Those who have not enacted an E-911 fee will not be eligible to receive E-911 funds until their county has enacted an E-911 fee. Those collected fees should be held for the PSAPs at the COG level until their county has enacted an E-911 fee. IX. Discussion and possible action regarding Magic Jack Phone Service and interface with 911: Lynn Mell reported that she spoke with the Arkansas 911 Board on the issue of Magic Jack not remitting 911 fees. The Arkansas Attorney General has been in correspondence with Magic Jack and has encouraged the company to comply with current Arkansas Statute. Arkansas’ Attorney General has expressed an interest in meeting with the attorney who represents the Board. Lynn Mell will follow up with the Arkansas 911 Board on this issue and convey the Boards alternative solutions such as petitioning to the FCC. X. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of a sub committee to investigate training standards for 911 call takers: A motion to form a sub-committee to investigate the development of training and standards for 911 call takers was made by Lanette Coppedge and seconded by Darita Huckabee. The motion passed unanimously. Those who will serve on this subcommittee are Darryl Maggard, Eric Holtzclaw, Greg Fisher, Vicki Atchley, Lanette Coppedge and Paul Rinkel. XI. Public comments concerning 9-1-1: Orval Jones announced that M.T. Berry received a commendation from the City Council for 40 years of service. October 19, 2010 Statewide 911 Advisory Board Meeting Page 3 XII. Presentation of Next Generation 911 Technology: Curt Ghormley of AT&T and Nate Wilcox of microData provided the Board with an overview of the technology and infrastructure of Next Generation 911. AT&T has partnered with MicroDATA to upgrade what is rapidly becoming their legacy networks of selective routers, to what AT&T believes is the 911 call taking technology for the future, IP enabled call processing. MicroDATA is currently testing location services such as Location Service Translation (LOST) and Emergency Call Routing Function (ECRF). XIII. New Business: No new business voiced. XIV. Adjournment: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made Steve Willoughby and seconded by Ronnie Freeman. The motion passed unanimously.
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