meeting was held at the Signature Inn, Westerville, OH. President Meloy opened
the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance at 1000.
reminded all attendees to sign in and purchase raffle tickets for prizes donated
by Van Wert County. Pick up an agenda and a pin picked up at the Denver
Conference. Thanked Michael Warren, Emergitech for the lunch they are providing
after the meeting.
had 2 speakers lined up for meeting, however, they both canceled prior to the
meeting. Terry Peters, National Office was supposed to be at the meeting but
couldn't make it, he apologizes. Therefore, John Melcher, past national
president presented the video NENA Goes to Washington. This video gives a
little background on what is transpiring on the national level. There is 2
handouts, one on the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus and how it establishes the
E9-1-1 Institute and the other one is the E-9-1-1 Implementation Act of 2003.
Approval of the
asked if there was anyone that is not getting the minutes, Ken Borror did not
receive a copy. Also President Meloy asked if anyone would prefer to get the
minutes by e-mail to sign up with Wanda Steiner. President Meloy asked if there
were any additions or corrections to the meeting. He advised there was one
correction, a treasurer's report was made available at the August meeting.
Motion to approve, Paul Emch approved, second by Holly Wayt. Opportunity for
discussion, votes taken and motion passed.
states there was no treasurer's report available for this meeting. There was a
change on the account, Valerie De Rose switched our accounts to Bank One, as we
were being charged $13.00 a month, now we will not be being charged a monthly
Miscellaneous - President Meloy stated that Ron
Bonneau sent a letter thanking each chapter to public thank Bob Currier for
running a positive campaign for North Central Vice President. Past election 900
votes were cast, which was approximately 60% of eligible voters. This is an
excellent percentage and reflects the quality of the region. President Meloy
also thanked Bob Currier and announced that Ron Bonneau did win the election.
Each regional Vice President is suppose to try and attend one meeting at each
state chapter, as well as attends regional conferences if available to.
TDC/ODC - President Meloy announced the TDC/ODC
conference is scheduled for March 14-17, 2004 in Orlando. It will be a working
conference. This will be the last time it will be at this location. Anna Marie
Batt advised this is a combined conference but separate meetings. ODC stands
for operational development conference and TDC stands for technical development
2004 National Conference Tampa Florida June
13-17, 2004 - President Meloy announced this conference would be at the Marriott
Volunteers for National Committee's - President
Meloy is looking for volunteers for subcommittees, Rick Jones, Director of
Operations NENA. Once you've completed the subcommittee's objective you are
done, there is no specified length of term. Looking for volunteers for railroad
mile markers, limited speaking callers and a national wireless publication
plan. They are also working on a national standard on class of service for
wireless calls. If this interests anyone contact Mr. Jones at NENA.
Training Standards for Pre-Arrival Instructions -
President Meloy advised NENA is trying to develop training standards for
Pre-Arrival Instructions. Training certifications and standards for pre-arrival
instructions are their goals. Rob Martin, NAED, is chairing this committee to
look at obtaining these goals. Check the NENA website for updates.
NAED Alliance - President Meloy stated an
alliance has been formed with NENA to utilize each organization's resources for
the betterment of 9-1-1 and the deliver of that.
APCO/NENA Alliance - President Meloy stated an
alliance was formed between APCO and NENA to identify each other's goals to
limit duplication of services and allow both organizations to work together on
E911 Implementation Act of 2003 -President Meloy
explained this handout. It gives the highlights of the Act. Coordination of
E-9-1-1 Implementation, amends the National Telecommunications Information
Administration Organization Act. There was an opportunity for discussion on the
E911 Institute - President Meloy discussed this
handout. This is something everyone can join, for more information, go to the
NENA national website. Supports the work of the congressional E-9-1-1 Caucus.
They have appointed Gregory Rohde as the Institutes Executive Director. Feel
free to sign up and be a part of this institute.
NENA National Office - President Meloy announced
the NENA national office is up for sale. It has been decided that the NENA
National Office will be moving to Washington D.C. and leasing a building. This
will assist with the National office being closer to the "action". The National
office also feels this move will ease the financial burden due to travel to
Washington D.C. Anna Marie Batt stated she and Roger Hixon would still be with
the National office but working out of their homes. Bill Hinkle discussed the
importance of the National Office in Washington D.C. will be a benefit as a lot
of time is spent there. It will allow NENA to stay on the inside track being
easily accessible to contacts we have in Washington D.C. President Meloy
stated the National office is going to be outsourcing some of the tasks, such as
graphics. More information coming in the NENA news. President Meloy stated
that the national booth will be shipped out to any chapter that needs/requests
it. NENA also has a report on Homeland Security, which included 9-1-1, the
price tag that they came up with to bring all PSAP's up to wireless phase II is
$10.6 billion. Anna Batt also asked Bill Hinkle to bring everyone up to date on
the SWAT round table meeting that was held in Washington D.C. Bill Hinkle gave
a summary of those activities. President Meloy thanked Mr. Hinkle for all his
participation and being able to bring information back to our chapter.
was asked to speak on NORAD. Mr. Bien stated that back in November at the ODC
in St. Louis, there was concern about PSAP's getting calls from someone on a
plane stating they were hijacked. NORAD has created a SOP that explains how
they want the PSAP's contact them in the event a call of this nature is
received. This is strictly confidential information and should be treated as
is the contact e-mail address to obtain this procedure. Anna Marie Batt stated
the following information would be required 1. PSAP contact information, 2. PSAP
Name, 3. PSAP location, 4. an e-mail address 5. a 24 hour telephone number
(manned). This is a very high-level security issue. Ron Bien explained that
NORAD is the contact point that has the capability to scramble the jets if
needed. A discussion followed.
Anna Marie Batt
discussed the operational standards are going to be placed on the website. She
encourages everyone to review the information on wireless standards. They
welcome any replies back with comments, suggestions or input. Your input will
be forwarded to Rick Jones.
Bill Hinkle had
some concern about the APCO/NENA alliance as to the ability for both
organizations to work towards the same goals. He gave the following example.
In 1999, reference cost recovery from the carriers, NENA had taken a position
that was just the opposite of APCO. This resulted in APCO telling FCC that they
were opposed to the carriers and NENA supporting the carriers on cost recovery.
He was concerned with the means in which each organization decided on the
position they would take in this matter. A discussion followed.
District 1 - Jackie Clark - Jackie Clark was not
in attendance, Kim Brandt gave a report that Phase 1 was complete in Van Wert,
District 1 was also affected by flooding.
District 2 - Valerie De Rose - Valerie De Rose was
not in attendance, Wanda Steiner reported that Summit County was affected by the
flooding, we had 2 flood fatalities and Valerie, who works with Summit County
Emergency Management, has been very busy providing resources to the communities
and getting everyone back on their feet.
District 3 - Ron Bien -Everybody still has 9-1-1,
March 2004, the ODC is designed for PSAP's. This is for the operational side of
PSAP's. He encourages everyone to attend as the participation one can add is
very important. This gives one a chance to bring up concerns and suggestions
and hear others input also.
District 4 - Bo Keck - Bo Keck was not in
attendance as his mother-in-law passed away. President Meloy stated that
Columbiana County was in the process of getting up and running. Rick Hagar,
SBC, added that Columbiana is going for a surcharge and gave an update on
Washington and Monroe Counties. Mike Warren, Emergitech gave an update on Megs
County, he states they have reformed a 9-1-1 Board and are starting to have
Web Site - President Meloy stated that the domain
name is official, Mike Kusche, Westerville, is in the process of getting this
website up and running. The web site address is
, it should be up soon. Anna Marie Batt requested that the national office be
notified when up and running so it can be linked to the National website.
Hero's Program - Greg Wenz not in attendance, Ron
Bien reported that the first mailing has just gone out. President Meloy
announced the date will be April 14, 2004 at the Worthington Holiday Inn, this
is a stand-alone luncheon. April 10-13, 2005 is the tentative dates for the
2005 APCO/NENA conference. Ken Borror commended Greg Wenz on the incredible job
he does with this program. Excellent job Greg!
Legislative - Ken Borror discussed the task force
has a meeting scheduled August 28, 2003 to address wireless issues. Ken Borror
and Bill Hinkle are meeting with Representative Meadhouse and will continue to
keep everyone updated on any new information. Both encourage everyone to show
your support. A discussion followed.
to Ken Borror and Bill Hinkle for their continued efforts.
ENP - Mike Warren was appointed by the North
Central Region to be on the ENP board. Mr. Warren states the committee is
finishing up a new study guide and the committee is working on new questions.
He has offered a mentoring assistance program to assist with getting more
prepared for the test. Don't wait too long however, as once he starts working
on the new questions, he will not be able to offer this information. If you are
interested contact Mike at
discussed a point system that might be used to re-certify one as an ENP. The
next formal meeting will be next year.
SBC Tariffs - Pat Anderson, SBC, stated everything
is at a standstill. This tariff has been suspended but not eliminated.
President Meloy stated there is nothing new with Verizon . Ron Bien stated the
Cincinnati Teleco's are looking at contracts.
Laptop Purchase - Bo Keck was not in attendance,
President Meloy advised any vendor or PSAP that has a spare laptop, and the Ohio
Chapter of NENA would gladly accept the donation. Still nothing done with this
Closing of Nominations - President Meloy stated
there is an opening for the secretary position, district 1 and 3 trustee. Asked
if there were any nominations from the floor. No nominations, asked for motion
to close nominations, Anna Marie Batt made the motion, Christine Bade 2nd the
motion. Vote taken, motion passed. President Meloy advised ballots would be
sent out to the members of the districts with an opening. The ballots must be
returned 14 days before November 5, 2004. Everyone votes on secretary.
Ohio Scholarship to National Conference -
President Meloy recommended that we as a chapter would offer a scholarship
strictly to pay for registration. Would like input on having an Ohio
Scholarship Program. Discuss followed*Paul Emch asked if this would be an
annual program, President Meloy stated yes. there were questions asked what
criteria would be used to select this recipient. It was discussed that a
committee would be formed to generate a criteria list rather than a lottery.
Pat Anderson stated this was done in Michigan and it was given away as a door
prize. It was suggested that a vendor might be willing to work with NENA Ohio
Chapter to assist with travel or lodging expenses. Anyone interested, contact
President Meloy. President Meloy stated he was looking for volunteers to be on
this committee*Wanda Steiner, Chris Bade and Paul Emch will start this
Good of the
asked if anyone knew of a scholarship program for the ENP program. Mike Warren
stated there might be grants available. This has been discussed with the
Thank you note
read from Holly Wayt. Her father passed away in June.
stated there was an Indiana dispatcher killed on her way to work, a fund has
been set up by Kevin Willett to assist the children she left behind.
announced a speaker from Ohio EMA discussing grant opportunities available to
dispatch centers at our next meeting. Bill Hinkle also discussed opportunities
for money through safety foundation of America. You can contact Mr. Hinkle for
additional information about this website. PFSA.com
thanked the Ohio Chapter for all their support and the opportunity to run for
the position of Regional Vice President.
would like anyone that is NOT getting your minutes via e-mail and would like to
start receiving this information please see her to get your e-mail address
corrected or added. Anna Marie Batt reminded everyone that you should go on the
NENA website and update your information as this too will help keep you
February 4, 2004
May 5, 2004
August 4, 2004
November 3, 2004
Motion for the
meeting to be adjourned, Kim Brandt made the motion, Paul Emch 2nd the motion.
Motion passed, meeting adjourned.
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