Tangipahoa Communication District No. 1
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Present: Cutrer, Trabona, Ballard, Sims, Volkmann.
Absent: Moore, Hodges.
The meeting was called to order by Vice- Chairman Sims.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed. A motion was made by Ballard, seconded by Trabona, to approve the minutes of the previous meetings as presented. The motion carried with a unanimous vote, no abstaining.
A motion was made by Cutrer, seconded by Ballard, to approve payment of the bills paid prior to the meeting. The motion carried with a unanimous vote, no abstaining.
A motion was made by Trabona, seconded by Cutrer, to approve payment of all current bills as presented. The motion carried with a unanimous vote, no abstaining.
Mr. Darouse presented three quotes for replacing/adding exterior lighting to the building. Cutrer suggested getting new specifications and quotes to retrofit the existing fixtures for LED and add the new lighting. Darouse will get new prices for the next meeting.
Mr. Darouse reported on the meeting with Jeya, Ballard, and Cutrer concerning the radios for the backup center. The recommendation is for six radios for the five positions with paging capabilities. This system will give 911 all the needed capabilities with no bells and whistles for a cost of $87,855.67. The cost includes antenna combiner with extra ports, headset capability, recording output for transmit and receive audio, installation and training with a three year warranty. Questions and discussion followed. There was a motion by Trabona, seconded by Ballard to purchase the radios for the backup center as presented. The motion passed with a unanimous vote, no abstaining.
Mr. Darouse stated the only other item needed for the backup center will be the console furniture. He stated the district could piggy back on another district’s contract at a cost of approximately $70,000 according to Jeya. He feels we can get a scaled back version for less. The Board requested Mr. Darouse have specs for the furniture for the next meeting.
Mr. Darouse gave an update on Kentwood Fire, Hammond Fire, and permission request from the Secretary of State on disposal of old records.
LA Compliance Questionnaire
The completed LA Compliance Questionnaire was presented and reviewed. There was a motion by Cutrer, seconded by Ballard to adopt the LA Compliance Questionnaire as presented. The motion passed with a unanimous vote, no abstaining.
The financial report, including budget to actual information, was reviewed. Volkmann made a motion, seconded by Trabona to accept the financial report. The motion passed with a unanimous vote, no abstaining.
There being no further business to come before the board, Volkmann made a motion to adjourn seconded by Trabona and the motion so carried.
Publish in the North Tangi News on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.