Ralls County Emergency Services 911 Board Meeting July 18, 2019
The July minutes were approved at the Board’s September meeting. There was not a quorum at the August meeting.
The Ralls County Emergency Services 911 Board of Directors met on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Ralls County 911 Center, 17630 Highway 19, New London, Missouri.
Chairman Roger Stout called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM. Board members Jill Palmer, Bob See, Jerry Brinkman, Don Martin, and Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie were present. Also, in attendance were: Attorney Robert Rapp and 911 Director Mike Hall. Guest in attendance was Janet Koplinski. The meeting began with Gerry Dinwiddie leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A motion to approve the minutes of the June 2019 board meeting was made by Jerry Brinkman and seconded by Gerry Dinwiddie. Motion carried unanimously on an affirmative voice vote
Treasurer Jill Palmer reviewed the June 2019 financial reports as prepared by Wade Stables. A motion to accept the financial reports as presented was made by Jerry Brinkman and seconded by Don Martin. Motion carried unanimously on an affirmative voice vote.
Public Forum: Guest Mrs. Janet Koplinski asked several questions regarding how many Ralls County Deputies are on duty every day and how calls are handled by the dispatchers. The monthly incident summary was discussed as to how many incidents are handled by each agency. Mrs. Koplinski was thanked for her interest in 911 and invited by Mike Hall to visit the 911 center to see the operations firsthand.
Director’s Report: Director Hall gave a summary of call volumes for the month of June. There were no staff changes to report. Hall discussed his findings regarding the issue that Mrs. Koplinski brought up last month where a friend told her there was a two-hour delay in the fire department being called to a house fire. Hall reported that 911 received only one call from the resident and the primary and mutual aid fire departments were dispatched within 60 seconds of answering the original call. He could find no indication that any calls were made earlier or to substantiate that there was any delay of any kind and concluded that the call was handled well within agency fire dispatching standards.
Old Business: Continuing discussion: future operation of 911 center. The board continued its discussion on the future path for the operation of the 911 center. Attorney Robert Rapp offered to begin work on drafting a new agreement and have it ready for review by the next meeting. After discussion, Chairman Stout asked Robert to proceed with the draft.
New Business: Eastern board member David Ray resignation. Chairman Stout presented a resignation letter submitted by David Ray, due to personal issues, effective July 4th, 2019. Jill Palmer made a motion to accept David Ray’s resignation from the board. Motion was seconded by Jerry Brinkman. Motion carried unanimously on an affirmative voice vote.
Eastern board member vacancy. Sheriff Dinwiddie reported that he had been contacted by a resident of the eastern district who is interested in being appointed to fill the remaining term and will be attending the next board meeting.
Regionalization 911 meeting discussion. Chairman Stout discussed information that was covered at the State of Missouri 911 Regionalization meeting held on July 11th in Perry. Chairman Stout asked if the board would wish to write a letter supporting the efforts of the state in consolidation/regionalization of 911 to submit the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments. Jerry Brinkman suggested that in the event that something is organized out of this initiative it that the Ralls 911 board would be happy to participate. The board agreed by consensus.
A motion to adjourn was made at 8:43 PM by Jerry Brinkman and seconded by Robert See. Motion carried unanimously. The next meeting of the board is tentatively scheduled for August 15, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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