MAY 2, 2007


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by APCO Vice President Matt Franke. The meeting was held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 900 W. Dublin Granville Rd.


President Diegel welcomed everyone to the meeting, thanked Time Warner for sponsoring lunch and introduced the guest speaker.


Guest Speaker Craig Whittington, 2nd VP Candidate for National NENA.  He encouraged everyone to fill out their ballots and mail them in.


Ron Bien made a motion to accept the minutes of the February meeting with no corrections, 2nd by Bo Keck motion carried.


Brad Brubaker made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as per the hand out by Treasurer Valerie DeRose with the corrections made at the board meeting (The $250.00 check to Rose Chambers was the donation from Bob Emmons for door prizes and expenses for the Game.  A correction on the service fee under Debits of 3 @ $10.00 is $30.00 not $10.00 and under Credits, Transfer to checking) Anne Barr 2nd, motion carried.

(Checking Balance $427.43. Savings Balance $6174.34 total available $6601.77)


National Office Update:

Bob Cobb:


District Reports:


District 1        Brad Brubaker          Thanked Monte for the Mercer County Dispatcher in Service; which gave over 160 dispatcher’s throughout the state a day of free training.

District 2        Robert Emmons        Not in Attendance

District 3        Ron Bien                 No Report

District 4        Bo Keck                  Coshocton is now Phase II; Meigs passed a levy and is starting the process and should be up and running within 2 years…with this, all counties in the state will have 9-1-1 service.


Committee Reports:

State 9-1-1 Coordinator—Shawn Smith:  There are 67 counties now receiving wireless funds.  More are coming soon.  17 counties are completely phase I and 17 counties are completely phase II.  There is an On-Star Initiative to allow On Star to use 9-1-1 lines when reporting emergencies.  They do pay into the wireless fund, so it would be in the PSAP’s benefit to allow them to do this.  Discussion was held regarding USDOT & NASNA’s development of a model plan to get federal grant monies for PSAP’s.


Legislative—Bill Hinkle & Ken Borror:  They are having monthly meetings regarding the removal of the Sunset with Senator Flowers and the Majority Whip.


Conference—Mel Meloy:  The Ohio NENA/APCO Conference, Communications the Wave of the Future was March 25-28, 2007 @ Holiday Inn Worthington, it was a truly successful Conference.  Mel thanked the entire Conference Committee for their dedication.

Gold Star—Greg Wenz:  Everything went very well and thanked ALL for their help.


TERT—Carolyn Fergus requested anyone interested in being on the committee to contact her.


Unfinished Business:  Swearing in Bob Emmons…Bob could not be in attendance…try for the next meeting.


New Business:  change of meeting dates: September 12th and November 14th.  They will be combined meetings with Ohio APCO.  Tentative Schedule:  10AM-Noon Committee meetings/vendor display; Noon-1PM sponsored Luncheon; 1PM-3PM joint Ohio NENA/APCO Business meeting.


Next meeting will be September 12, 2007. 10AM-Noon Committee meetings/vendor display; Noon-1PM sponsored Luncheon; 1PM-3PM joint Ohio NENA/APCO Business meeting.  All meetings will be held at the Clarion, 900 Dublin Granville Rd.


Lunch sponsored by Time Warner Cable.


Kelley Davidson made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Lydia Wagner, motion carried.


Minutes Respectively Submitted,

Roseanna L. Chambers

Roseanna L. Chambers, Secretary

Ohio NENA Chapter