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County E-911 board leader resigns post

Friday, April 30, 2010

The man who has served as president of the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board since its inception has stepped down from his post.

Bill Shiveley, who has been the board's at-large member for the past five years, submitted his resignation to the E-911 Board at its meeting Monday night.

"After several months of consideration and prayer, I hereby submit my resignation as a member of the Barry County E-911 Advisory Board," wrote Shiveley in his resignation letter. "I have truly enjoyed being a part of this board and working with present and past board members and employees.

"A lot of obstacles have been overcome in the past five years to get from the initial idea of a countrywide central 911 dispatch center to the current operation of the Barry County E-911," Shiveley continued. "Some decisions are not popular with everyone but you try to do what is best for the majority. I wish the board and management good luck and success in the future operation of the Barry County E-911."

After accepting Shiveley's resignation, board members appointed Jon Horner to fill Shiveley's unexpired term. As the board's at-large member, Horner will serve as board president. Horner will not be new to the board. He formerly served on the E-911 Board from November 2006 to November 2008.

During Monday's meeting, the board reviewed the State Auditor's Report and a list of recommendations they suggested the E-911 Board consider. Some of these recommendations included the following items:

* Minutes should be taken at executive sessions and kept in a separate folder from regular meeting minutes.

* Meetings should be held monthly.

* Anyone with check-signing authority needs to be bonded.

* Budget needs to be sent to state auditor's office after approval.

* Expenditures need to be published and sent to state auditor's office within 60 days after the end of the fiscal year.

* A log of all driver and mileage for company vehicle should be kept.

The state audit of Barry County E-911 is done in conjunction with Barry County's state audit.

Barry County E-911 Director Pat Leighter presented board members with her regular report that included information on the radio system and office operations.

According to Leighter, installation of the Central Fire repeater is set to begin. A signed copy of the KAMO tower lease agreement was sent to Smith 2 Way Radio, which will allow the company to begin the installation.

In addition, Leighter reported that the Barry County E-911 Center handled a total of 9,462 calls in March. This number included 859 "911" calls, 5,286 incoming calls, 3,314 outgoing calls and 102 abandoned calls. The Center dispatched 1,993 law enforcement calls for service, 102 fire department calls and 151 ambulance calls.

Board members present at the April 26 meeting were Shiveley, Mike Redshaw, Dave Dalton, Leonard Witt, Mick Epperly and Richard Asbill.

The next Barry County E-911 meeting will be held on June 28 at 6 p.m.

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