February 1st 2006
The February 1st 2006 Ohio NENA Chapter meeting was called to order by President Carol Armitage followed by the pledge of allegiance.
President Armitage explained that Wanda Steiner was unable to take leadership as President so Carol will preside over today’s meeting. The State NENA Board voted that the Vice President-Monte Diegel will take over as president and Kim Brandt will move up from secretary to Vice President. Rose Chambers has been appointed as Chapter Secretary.
PRESENTATION: There was a presentation by Chris Mizera of Vonage. Chris is to be our contact for VOIP 9-1-1 issues his office number is 732-202-5440 fax number is 866-817-7128 E-mail is email@example.com
http://www.vonage.com/psapcenter/ is their web page.
Chris talked about several
VOIP issues such as address verification, all Vonage call
takers are APCO 33 trained. Vonage is partnered with
Level 3 Communications and TCS for call steering for selective routing. Vonage is doing what they can to pay surcharges. Currently
· Van Wert County has been approved for wireless funding.
· Senate Bill 9 has passed. February 13th or later planning committee/Review Board etc. can approve amendment to final plan for wireless funding.
APPROVAL of MINUTES:
There were no additions or corrections. Minutes were approved by a motion of Roger Hixson second by Greg Wenz. Motion passed.
TREASURERS REPORT: Was read by Carol Armitage due to Val DeRose absence.
A new tape recorder has been purchased for the Chapter.
Checking Balance__575.18_ Savings Balance__5353.63__ Total Balance_5928.81_
Motion to approve report: Brad Brubaker second by Ron Bien Motion passed
NATIONAL UPDATE: Roger Hixson
TDC Conference in
9-1-1 Goes to
GEO Spatial in
Annual Conference in
· TTY recommendations is on National website
· Interim solution I2-is out after public review in December
· Look for a major redesign of National NENA website soon
Fran Sloan of National NENA
gave update for wireless implementations across the
70.3% of US counties have Phase 1
42% have some Phase 2 also NENA is doing cost studies to find out what is needed funding wise to get all counties to Phase 2
Michael Warren and Bob Cobb gave update on ENP testing. It has moved to electronic format. NENA website has a form to determine eligibility for testing.
District 1 - Brad Brubaker- reported that Van Wert County has had final plan approved to receive wireless assistance.
District 2 -
Bill Hinkle met yesterday
with APCO training committee about
Ken Borror will be working on mandatory education with Bill Senate bill 9 passed. We will need to be addressing the current sunset for 361 and VOIP issues. We need state wide standards rather than county by county.
Mel Meloy gave update on
next conference meeting looking for vendors and volunteers.
Greg Wenz reported that the next Gold Star awards banquet will be at noon on April 11th at the Marriott Columbus North. Greg thanked the selection committee for their involvement.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
Mel Meloy installed new officers- Monte Diegel as President, Kim Brandt as Vice President and Rose Chambers as Secretary
At this point Monte Diegel took over as President and conducted the rest of the meeting. He thanked Carol Armitage for all her hard work as President.
FOR the GOOD of the ORGANIZATION:
Mel Meloy thanked everyone
for prayers and condolences during the tragedy
Monte Diegel explained TERT
meeting coming up. Monte would like to create such a team for
No further business was brought forward
Next meeting is May 3rd
Meal provided today by Vonage.
Motion to adjourn by Mel Meloy, second by Bo Keck Motion carried.