E911 commission board signs lease agreement

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Saline County E911 Commission Board approved and signed a lease agreement for the purpose of a tower during its monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 26.

Last month, the board announced that a land owner near Blackburn offered his land to host a tower, free of charge, if he was allowed to use a portion for a wireless link. Director Stacie Smith presented an amended lease to the board for approval.

Amendments include stating the tower would revert back to the land owner if the commission decides it is no longer needed. The lease is considered a 99-year lease agreement, and the land is located off Highway 20.

In other business, the board approved additional cyber liability coverage.

This would cover if someone had access to something and messed it up, on this side of the firewall, Smith explained.

The cyber liability data breach liability proposal was approved, at a cost of $3,255 annually. This coverage would be an addition to current coverage.

For the month of September, the Saline County E911 Center had 14 visitors, and received 11,461 total calls. Of those calls, 92.3 percent were made wirelessly, and 7.7 percent of calls were made using a landline.

If you guys remember, over the years, its usually been about 80 (percent) and 20 (percent), Smith said.

In terms of equipment updates, Smith said new floor mats for underneath chairs have been purchased. Updates to administrative office computers is scheduled for Oct. 31. Those computers had not been updated since 2009, Smith added.

During the property cooperation segment of the meeting, debt reserves were reported at $52,038, repair and extension at $45,358, and operations and maintenance at $4,900.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m.

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