[Ord. No. 90-02, 1-2-1990]
An Emergency Telephone System Board is hereby established in accordance with statute and shall be known as the Monroe County Emergency Telephone System Board, hereinafter to be referred to as the "Board". (See 50 ILCS 750/15.3)
The Board shall consist of 11 members appointed by the Monroe County Board, with the advice and consent of the Emergency Telephone System Board. The members of the Board shall be representative of the whole County, both rural and urban areas located within Monroe County. One of whom may be a public member who is a resident of the local exchange service territory included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom may be a member of the County Board, and at least nine of whom shall be representative of the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to police departments, fire departments, emergency medical service provides, and emergency services and disaster agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or experience. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses. (See 50 ILCS 750/15.4)
All terms of office shall be for a period of four years. All terms shall be measured from the first day of December of the year of appointment. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in a similar manner as original appointments.
The Board shall have the power and duty to perform the following functions:
Planning of an enhanced 9-1-1 System;
Coordinating and supervising the implementation, upgrading or maintenance of the System, including the establishment of equipment specifications and coding system;
Receiving money from the surcharge imposed under 50 ILCS 750/15.3, Emergency Telephone System Act, and from any other source, for deposit into the Emergency Telephone System Fund;
Authorizing all disbursements from the Emergency Telephone System Fund;
Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation or upgrade of the system;
To adopt rules providing for its procedures, organization, and officers;
In accordance with 50 ILCS 750/15.4, Emergency Telephone System Act, the Treasurer of Monroe County shall create an Emergency Telephone System Fund in a separate interest bearing account which all money received by the surcharge imposed shall be deposited. No expenditure may be paid from the said Emergency Telephone System Fund except upon the direction of the Board present. Expenditures to be made from the Emergency Telephone System Fund, and the interest accrued thereon, may be made only to be paid for the cost associated with the following:
The design of the Emergency Telephone System;
The coding of an initial Master Street Address Guide database, and update and maintenance thereof;
The repayment of any money advanced for the implementation of the system;
The charges for automatic number identification and automatic location identification, and maintenance, replacement and update thereof;
The nonrecurring charges related to installation of the Emergency Telephone System and the ongoing network charges;
The acquisition and installation, or the reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street signs that are essential to the implementation of the Emergency Telephone System and that are not duplicative of signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction charged with maintaining road and street signs.
Other products and services necessary for the implementation, upgrading and maintenance of the system and any other purpose related to the operation of the system, including costs attributable directly to the construction, leasing, or maintenance of any building or facilities or costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation of an Emergency Telephone System do not include the costs of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment that is dispatched in response to an emergency call. (See 55 ILCS 5/5-1056 and 50 ILCS 750/15.4 and 15.3)
The Board Shall prescribe the time and place of the regularly schedule Board meetings and the manner of which special Board meetings may be called. It shall conduct these meetings in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be made available for public inspection.
A member of the Board may be removed by the Monroe County Board, with the advice and consent of the Emergency Telephone System Board, for neglect of duty, for not attending a Board meeting on at least three consecutive occasions in any one fiscal year (December 1 through November 30) without an excused absence, for misconduct and misfeasance in office after being given a written statement of the charges and an opportunity to be heard thereon.
Any information or data contained in documents furnished by telecommunication carriers to the Board shall be held completely confidential by the members of the Board and its agents or employees.
The Board shall annually prepare and submit to the County Board an annual report detailing the income received and disbursements made in the Emergency Telephone System Fund during the fiscal year. The annual report must be published within 30 days of the close of the fiscal year, and shall be made available for public inspection.
(See 50 ILCS 750/0.01 et seq.)