Ohio NENA Chapter Meeting


May 3, 2006


Signature Inn, Columbus



The May 3, 2006 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by State 9-1-1 Coordinator Shawn Smith.


The Program was give by Bruce D’Autremont of DDTI.  Discussed was Mapping and Huron Counties Mobile Command Software Program.  This has AVL over a secure internet site that can be accessed anywhere.


Minutes of the February Meeting were posted on the web site.  Bo Keck made a motion to approve, 2nd by Carol Armitage, motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report:   Checking Balance $521.36; Savings $5361.46; Total Balance $5882.82.  Treasurer DeRose also advised that the Books were audited by Bo Keck & Carol Armitage on May 2, 2006.  Carol Armitage made a motion to approve, 2nd by Greg Wenz, motion carried.


National Office Update by Dr. Bob Cobb:

  • TDC/ODC was held March 25 in Orlando
  • 9-1-1 Goes to Washington-Members learned more about what was happening federally and looked at Next Generation.
  • Encouraged everyone to read the email blasts to keep up to date.
  • US DOT project status of wireless implementation is on the NENA website.  86% of the population is the US is Phase 1, 74.7% of the populations is Phase 2. 
  • National Conference will be June 11-15 in Pittsburgh.  This is NENA’s 25th Anniversary.
  • ENP exam can be taken on line.  Application process is the same, an approval is sent out and to make it convenient for you, you have 2 weeks to make an appointment at a testing site.  The next testing dates are October14-28, 2006.    Since last August there are 90-95 new ENP’s across the nation.  This makes over 750 total.  They would like to have 1000 ENP’s for the June 2007 convention which has been moved from Ft. Worth to Charlotte.
  • For more information on NG=Next Generation go to the NENA website.
  • TERT-Encouraging states to set up a response team with EMA to assist in rapid deployment of responders.


Officer Reports:

  • District 1:  Brad Brubaker, no report (absent)
  • District 2:  Bob Emmons-Geauga-Columbiana & Ashtabula have been had their 9-1-1 plans approved.
  • District 3: Ron Bien, no report
  • District 4: Bo Keck-Muskingum now has City Watch System (a type of reverse 9-1-1); Meigs County-NO activity; Monroe County has hired Swiss Valley Associates to design their 9-1-1 center and has also hired them to be their 9-1-1 Coordinator


Committee Reports:

Legislative: Ken Boror advised that Senate Bill 9 Officially went into effect last month.  The PBX bill is in rough draft.  The State is doing a survey on VOIP legislation.  Bill Hinkle advised that they are trying to get the Training Standards refunded or get new funding.  The 9-1-1 training committee will make a presentation to the 9-1-1 Council.


Conference:  Mel Meloy advised the combined APCO/NENA Conference will be March 25-28, 2007 at the Holiday Inn, Worthington.  Vendor Support is needed.  The committee will meet after this meeting.


Gold Star:  Greg Wenz advised that the stand alone luncheon was very successful with 180 attending the luncheon.  There were 65 nominees.  Greg thanked all committee members and vendors for their help.  The 2008 stand alone will be at the Marriott North.


State 9-1-1 Coordinator:  Shawn Smith advised that 10 counties have already been approved, 8 more on the schedule for today and 7 more before the end of the month.  The 9-1-1 Council will be meeting on Thursday, Bill Hinkle is the Chair for that committee.  They are discussing a wide range of topics, they have adopted NENA’s standard for how to process wireless calls.  This is a standard guideline on how to hall wireless calls and the duty to act.  This is the first standard adopted by the 9-1-1 council and it will be given to all county coordinators.  They will also be doing a comprehensive survey about how counties are spending their wireless monies.


TERT:  Kelley Davidson and Monte Diegel are trying to set up a meeting with Ohio EMA so that all agencies (NENA-APCO-EMA) are working together and not against each other.


Unfinished Business:   Nothing brought forth.


New Business:   Carol Armitage advised that District 2 & 4 Trustee’s are due for re-election.  Ron Bien made a motion that Bob Emmons for District 2 & Bo Keck for District 4 be retained, 2nd by Valerie DeRose; nominations will remain open until the August Meeting.  This will be posted on the web site.


Good of the Order:  President Diegel advised that we are looking to find a larger venue to hold our meetings; Mel Meloy has volunteered to look into finding something on the outer belt of the Columbus area and report back at the August meeting.  THE AUGUST MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE SIGNATURE INN ON AUGUST 2, 2006.


Mel Meloy made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Ron Bien, motion carried.


Lunch provided by Positron


Minutes Respectively Submitted,


     Roseanna L. Chambers

Roseanna L. Chambers, Secretary

Ohio NENA Chapter