Monday, March 18, 2013

County to Work Toward a New Interlocal Agreement with City over 911

In Monday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting, District 2 Supervisor Luke Parkes made a motion to  rewrite the interlocal agreement with the City of Louisville over management of the current 911 system.
 Parkes indicated that he felt that some language in the agreement needs to be changed and that the current size and makeup of the 911 Advisory Board needed to be changed as well.

The current agreement comes up for renewal in September of 2013 and requirements indicate that any changes to the agreement require a 60 day notification. Parkes indicated that would require completion of any restructuring of the agreement by no later than July 8.

There was Board discussion about the make up of a new Advisory Board. Discussion centered around reducing the size of the Board and including a representative from EMA, Sheriff, Police Chief, a Board of Supervisors member, Mayor or Alderman, etc. and including the Board of Supervisors' attorney, Hugh Hathorn as legal counsel.

The Board unanimously approved the motion and directed EMA Director Buddy King and Hathorn to begin working on the agreement.

Winston County 911 is managed by the City under the current agreement while much of the funding comes from 911 subscription fees attributed to phone services and collected and disbursed by the County.