September 6, 2001

President Michael A. Midiri called the General Membership Meeting of INENA to order at 10:35 A.M. at the Bloomington Police Department in Bloomington, Illinois.

Michael Midiri (President), David Tuttle (Vice President), Vickie Leibach (Secretary), Scott Sylvester (Treasurer), Douglas Edmonds (Region 1, Vice President), Jerry Bleck (Region 2, Vice President), Richard Gragert (Region 4, Vice President), and Kathy Monken (Region 6, Vice President).

Sandy Beitel (Region 3, Vice President), Marci Schroll (Region 5, Vice President), Ken Smith (Region 7, Vice President), and Jeff Rodrigues (Region 8, Vice President).

APPROVAL OF INENA MINUTES: The motion was made by Kathy Monken and seconded by David Whipple to approve the INENA Annual Membership minutes dated July 12, 2001. The motion passed unanimously.

TREASURER’S REPORT (Scott Sylvester): The membership was advised of the INENA and Education accounts totaling $45,460.08; the Certificate of Deposits totaling $24,328.49; for a grand total of $69,788.57. A motion was made by Ron Bonneau and seconded by Gene Valentine to approve the treasurer’s report. The motion passed unanimously.

NENA REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT (Ron Bonneau): Ron Bonneau advised the “Report Card to the Nation” was complete and would be presented to Congress on September 11, 2001. The PSAP Managers Resource Manual will be published in November. Tracy Matthews, NENA Membership Manger has left her position with National NENA and Michelle Maclin will be her replacement. A GIS Critical Issues Forum will be hosted in Columbus, Ohio on September 17-18, 2001 (This event was rescheduled, check the National NENA web site). National NENA is also hosting a Best Practices Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on November 11-14, 2001.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT (David Tuttle): No Report

SECRETARY’S REPORT (Vickie Leibach): Vickie Leibach reported the annual election ballots will be mailed very soon.

Region 1 (Doug Edmonds) No Report
Region 2 (Jerry Bleck) No Report
Region 3 (Sandy Beitel) Absent
Region 4 (Richard Gragert) Knox County is receiving Phase 1 wireless service from US Cellular. Livingston County is working with XY Point to bring up Phase 1 service.
Region 5 (Marci Schroll) Absent
Region 6 (Kathy Monken) No Report
Region 7 (Ken Smith) Absent
Region 8 (Jeff Rodrigues) Absent

OFFICER’S NOMINATIONS: Past President, David Whipple presented the slate of candidates to the membership.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (Richard Jones): No Report.


CONFERENCE COMMITTEE (Kathy Monken): The Emergency Number Professional’s test will be held at the Hilton Hotel. The Hilton Hotel advises all rooms are all reserved. Gregg Riddle reported the sessions were filled and the Sunday class will be on Management Training called “Building for Excellence in the New Millennium.” Jerry Bleck reported 14 of the 77 vendor booths are still available. Tammy Peterson requested volunteers wishing to help with the conference should contact a member of the Conference Committee.


NEW BUSINESS: Rick Gasparin of the Illinois Commerce Commission advised the membership the ICC toured Conor Communications in Chicago, Illinois. Conor Communication reported receiving 1,500 9-1-1 calls per day. The ICC is going to ask the Commission to allow for an extension of the Administrative Code Part 728. A lengthy discussion followed as to the legality of the extension and whether it was warranted. A motion was made by Norm Forshee and seconded by Nathan Brown that INENA gather a group to visit legislators involved in this law and to start a backwards political action against Conor Communications. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made by David Swan and seconded by Norm Forshee to have our legal counsel review the action proposed by the I.C.C. and to meet with the JCAR Committee to try and get back on track the implementation of wireless 9-1-1 service and to cover any expenses incurred by this issue. An amendment was made by David Whipple and seconded by Scott Sylvester to have legal counsel check on legalities of a second emergency rule submitted within the two-year time frame. The motions passed unanimously. A motion was made by Morrie Farbman and seconded by Doug Edmonds that INENA prepare a form for the filing a FCC complaint by any interested 9-1-1 System. The motion passed unanimously. Rick Gasparin advised the ICC would be hosting a meeting with the wireless 9-1-1 Systems and wireless carriers in Springfield on Wednesday, September 12, 2001. 9-1-1 Systems and Wireless Carriers will be notified of the location and times.

PROGRAM TOPIC: “GIS & Mapping Wireless Caller’s Locations” by Paul Linnee – to be rescheduled.

The motion to adjourn was made by Richard Gragert and seconded by David Whipple. The motion passed unanimously. Meeting was adjourned at 12:38 P.M.