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City of Lasalle Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch Board met August 27

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 11, 2019


City of Lasalle Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch Board met Aug. 27.

Here is the agenda provided by the board:

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was held Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Peru Municipal Building, 1901 4th Street, Peru, Illinois. Chairman Andy Bacidore called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

ROLL CALL

Voting & Quorum Members Present:

Doug Bernabei, Jason Curran, John Duncan, Jeff Grove, Scott Harl, Joe Hogan, Jeff King, Jim Knoblauch, Ron Popurella, Dominic Rivara, Dennis Rutishauser, Rob Uranich, Vice Chairman Greg Kellen and Chairman Andy Bacidore. Absent: David Boelk (Hunt), Brian Fisher

Non-Voting Members Present: City of Spring Valley, Utica Community Fire Protection District

MINUTES

Chairman Bacidore presented the minutes of the IVRD meeting of July 30, 2019. Rob Uranich made a motion that the minutes be received and placed on file. Dennis Rutishauser seconded the motion. All in favor; motion carried.

PUBLIC FORUM (CITIZEN COMMENT)

None

COMMUNICATIONS

None

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FIRE/EMS OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Ron Popurella reported continued work on the single channel dispatch.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

None, no meeting.

BUILDING & GROUNDS COMMITTEE

Jim Knoblauch reported Dominic Rivara reached out to Jerry Corcoran on the possibility of space at IVCC for IVRD. Dominic Rivara reported a very positive conversation with Jerry Corcoran, and asked Jim Knoblauch to continue discussions. Jim Knoblauch stated the possibility of IVRD using space temporarily in the current IVCC building if needed, with the possibility of having long-term space created in IVCC’s new agriculture building, all of which would need to be negotiated. Board members conducted general discussion regarding viability, a move timeline and moving costs. Jeff Grove asked the timeframe in which IVRD would need to move from their current location in the Peru Police Department. Scott Harl said there is no urgency for IVRD to move out as the construction of the new Peru Police Station still under discussion. Jason Curran reported he and Dominic Rivara contacted Representative Lance Yednock regarding the grant IVRD was awarded in 2014. Jason Curran reported Representative Yednock stated that money was likely spent and gone. Board members conducted general discussion regarding the potential sites in Mendota and at the IVCC campus. Jim from Starved Rock Communications answered questions regarding the technical aspects of the move, including signal reach. Board members agreed to place a newspaper advertisement notifying the public IVRD is seeking a building to purchase or lease to see what other options may be available.

PERSONNEL UPDATE

No changes.

LABOR/MANAGMENT COMMITTEE

Chairman Bacidore and John Duncan reported a positive/beneficial exchange with telecommunicators with no concerns that cannot be addressed.

IVRD PSAP MANAGER REPORT

PSAP Manager Fisher reported IVRD will be going through a 911 upgrade to V5.6 version today, which is needed to run the RapidSOS program.

PSAP Manager Fisher reported MABAS testing was completed on August 23rd. All went well with no issues.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Bacidore reported he asked Jim from Starved Rock Communications to attend the meeting to discuss new equipment which was installed in Earlville. Earlville will be contacted for discussion regarding invoice payment.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Chairman Bacidore presented and reviewed the IVRD August Financial Report. Doug Bernabei made a motion to receive and place the August financial report on file and to approve and pay bills in the usual manner. Jim Knoblauch seconded the motion. Melissa Carruthers called the roll with Bernabei, Curran, Duncan, Hogan, King, Knoblauch, Popurella, Rivara, Uranich, Kellen and Bacidore voting aye; Boelk (Hunt), Fisher, Rutishauser, Grove and Harl absent; motion carried.

ACTIVITY REPORT

Chairman Bacidore presented and reviewed the July Activity Report. Jim Knoblauch made a motion to receive and place the July Activity Report on file. Jeff King seconded the motion. Melissa Carruthers called the roll with Bernabei, Curran, Duncan, Hogan, King, Knoblauch, Popurella, Rivara, Uranich, Kellen and Bacidore voting aye; Boelk (Hunt), Fisher, Rutishauser, Grove and Harl absent; motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

Dominic Rivara made a motion to approve expenses for the PSAP manager and one TC to attend Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Association training conference November 3-November 6, 2019 at Crown Plaza in Springfield. Greg Kellen seconded the motion. Melissa Carruthers called the roll with Bernabei, Curran, Duncan, Hogan, King, Knoblauch, Popurella, Rivara, Uranich, Kellen and Bacidore voting aye; Boelk (Hunt), Fisher, Rutishauser, Grove and Harl absent; motion carried.

PUBLIC FORUM (CITIZEN COMMENTS)

None

EXECUTIVE (CLOSED) SESSION

None.

SCHEDULE NEXT IVRD MEETING

The next IVRD meeting will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

ADJOURNMENT

Doug Bernabei made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jeff King seconded the motion. All in favor; motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

https://www.lasalle-il.gov/sites/default/files/agendas-minutes/2019-09/IVRD%20Minutes%20082719.pdf

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