Board of Directors Special Meeting
Jasper County Emergency Services
July 28th 2021
Chairman Fries called the meeting to order at 12:07 p.m. Meeting was held at the Board office, 13870 Dispatch Lane, Carthage, MO as per public notice. Present in addition to Chairman Fries, Vice Chairman Tim Wilson, Dan Stanley, and James Harrison via conference call. Representing staff was Office Support Clerk Amber Madison and Executive Director (ED) April Ford.
No public represented.
Missouri 9-1-1 Service Board – Phone System Grant
Executive Director Ford request that the Board allow her and Chairman Fries to sign and apply for the Missouri 9-1-1 Service Board Phone System Grant for the ability of virtual consolidation with Springfield Greene County 9-1-1. Springfield Greene County 9-1-1 would be the primary agency and we would be secondary with servers here. Joplin Communications is also wanting to be included in this process. Joplin would be a host and share the costs with JASCO. ED Ford is requesting permission to apply for the phone system grant thru the Missouri 9-1-1 Service Board. April explained that the grant would be for $250,000.00 and it would not cover the entire cost of the phone system. The cost for JASCO and Joplin would be $546,503.57. ED Ford is still actively trying to get the cost down. ED Ford has been working on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Springfield Greene County 9-1-1 and she will also create a MOU with Joplin Communications.
Director Wilson motioned to approve for Executive Director Ford and Chairman Fries to sign and apply for the Missouri 9-1-1 Service Board Phone System Grant. Director Harrison seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0. The motion was adopted.
Executive Director Ford requests that the Board give her permission to sign the MOU that she has been working on with Springfield Greene County. ED Ford advised the Board that she will create a new MOU with Joplin at a later time. ED Ford advised the Board that she will make sure that we have procedures for upgrading and maintenance on the system in place to prevent issues.
Director Stanley motioned to approve for Executive Director Ford to sign the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Springfield Greene County. Director Harrison seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0. The motion was adopted.
12:28 p.m. Director Wilson motioned to adjourn. Director Stanley seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0. The motion was adopted.
The next Board Meeting is set for Monday, August 9th at 12:00 p.m.
On the________ day of ________________2021
I, Jeff Fries, Chairman ___________________________certify these Jasper County Emergency Services Board Meeting Minutes for___________________________. They have been reviewed and are accurate.
On the ________day of_________________2021
I, Dan Stanley, Director __________________________ attest the Jasper County Emergency Services Board Meeting Minutes for ___________________________. They have been reviewed and are accurate.