NENA/APCO quarterly meeting September 9, 2009 


Matt Franke welcomed everyone to the meeting which began at 1:03pm and asked Terry Hamilton from Ashland County to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Matt took a moment to thank the companies that participated in the two hour vendor show and said a special thanks to Sound Communications and Emergitech for co-sponsoring the lunch.

Secretary Report – NENA – no report, duh you weren’t there.

Treasurer Report- NENA/Val :

Two debits; one to Holiday Inn Worthington and one to Inspired Collection Gifts, totaling $1,470.86.  Three credits; one to NENA National, one to Xybix and one to Kenwood Communications, totaling $239.00.   Which gives the Checking account a current balance of $2,038.35 and the Savings account a current balance of $5,700.64 – Savings balance had an interest deposit of $0.24.  Total available balance for both accounts equals $7,738.99.

Motion to accept Treasurer’s report – Mel Meloy, seconded by Ron Bien.

NENA National – no report

State 9-1-1 Coordinator, Shawn Smith;

9-1-1 Council reconvened and appointed Lynne Feller as chair.  Ken Borror also reappointed to the Council.  Next meeting is on September 15th and will be a work session to decide the next initiatives and create workgroups.  Nine counties are Phase 1 and 64 counties are Phase 2.  Meigs county has been approved for 9-1-1 wireline service.  A fairly lengthy discussion was also had about the recent Attorney General’s opinion regarding the 5 PSAP funding rule in relation to wireless 9-1-1 monies.

District 1- Indiana is working with InDigital for ability to transfer 9-1-1 calls to Ohio border communities.

District 2 – Former Trumbull County Director, Tim Gladys (?), who left this position to work for Kimball and Associates is now back as the Columbiana Chief.  Please welcome him to this new position.

District 3 – no report

District 4 – Meigs County is going live with wireline 9-1-1 after completing much testing.  Meigs is the last of Ohio’s 88 counties to have wireline 9-1-1.

Conference committee- no report

Training committee- November 19th is the annual training day, however, still need to decide what type of class and where to hold it.

TERT- no report

Gold Star – will be held April 14th and is a standalone event next year.  It will be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Doubletree Avenue under the “big white tent”.  Nominations are currently open and any suggestions for a keynote speaker are welcome.  Also if anyone knows of any companies willing to provide sponsorship, items such as bag stuffers are needed.

Kim Brandt read a thank you note from Rose Chambers for the item sent to her from Ohio NENA for her father’s passing.

Ohio NENA open positions and nominations;  District 1- Brad Brubaker, District 3- June Johnson and Secretary – Kelley Davidson and Brian Fluegeman.  Kelley Davidson declined the nomination.

Motion to close nominations made by Mel Meloy, seconded by Ron Bien.

Summit County is in the process of taking applications for an 800 MHz Administrator position.


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn.