Antrim County E-911 Board
Date: March 8, 2006
Meeting held in the Antrim
County Sheriff Administration Conference Room,
Johnson , Trumble, Chapman, Drollinger, Robinson, Goeman, Bargy, Sgt. Stevens for MSP79
Sgt. Steve Bratschi, Dave Smith from Dave’s Towing in Bellaire.
Call to Order:
Meeting called to order at 3:07 PM by Johnson
Approval of Minutes:
Motion by Trumble, seconded by Drollinger to approve the minutes of January 11, 2006. All
members present voting Aye. Motion passed and minutes approved as written.
Dave Smith was present to make a complaint against Dave Fischbach of Fish Towing-Dave’s Collision.
Mr. Smith feels that Mr. Fischbach is not responsive to calls from 911 Dispatch for service and should be
removed from the list of towing companies available through Dispatch. He cited two instances that
the Sheriff Department removed companies. Sheriff Johnson advised that both were removed as they
were not based in
minutes and that the policy would be reviewed by the sub-committee currently reviewing the policy and
procedures for Dispatch.
Election of Vice-Chairman:
Motion by Chapman, seconded by Drollinger to nominate Goeman for the position of
Vice-Chairman . All members present voting Aye. Motion passed.
Financial reports for December 2005 and January 2006 were provided to all members for review
and approval. Balance for January for Operating Fund 261 is $593,602.55 and for Wireless Fund 262 is
$225,592.81. Year 2005 finished just under budget.
Motion by Trumble, seconded by Chapman to approve the financial report as provided. All
members present voting Aye. Motion passed.
Sgt. Bratschi provided a CAD Event report for January and February 2006.
Wireless phone revenue receipts were down for January from the prior year.
Sheriff Johnson mentioned that wireless funding legislation should be passed to continue and maybe
even increase rates.
Trainee Hedin is in phase 2 of her training.
TraineeVeenstra is in phase 1 of her training.
No training classes have been attended yet this year.
The 5-10 year plan committee has had one meeting to date.
The policy and procedure committee will meet on March 17th to continue revision of the plans.
OTEC has completed licensing requirements for the FCC. Sheriff Johnson and Sgt. Bratschi
commended Pete Vandenburg for his diligence in that effort.
Tele-Rad is working on console problems and the Elk Rapids tower signal problems have been
A new console is in the 2006 budget. Templates for an RFP are being requested.
Burt Thompson had an electrician check on the 60KW generator to appraise moving costs
the Mancelona Road Commission Garage as approved by the
Memos were received reflecting the Antrim County Board of Commissioners approval of
Bill Chapman for a term to expire 1-1-07 and Burt Thompson for a term to expire 1-1-07.
Both are also reflected in the Commissioners minutes of 1-12-06.
The Antrim County Sheriff Department annual report, including 911 dispatch will be
presented at the Antrim County Board of Commissioners meeting in May.
Sheriff Johnson brought up prior discussion as to a position title for Sgt. Bratschi. The
policy and procedure committee wanted to include that title in appropriate procedures in
the policy book. It was also discussed that Sgt. Bratschi needs more administrative time
as time allows after current training is completed.
Motion by Goeman, seconded by Drollinger for Sheriff Johnson to pursue the job
title of Assistant Director of Central Dispatch for Sgt. Bratschi. All members present
voting Aye. Motion passed.
Motion by Chapman, seconded by Drollinger to adjourn at 4:05 PM.
Goeman – next meeting is scheduled for May 10, 2006