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LANCASTER COUNTY MUTUAL AID
NEWSLETTER
HICKMAN FIRE STATION

SEPTEMBER 20, 2004

Meeting called to order at 2000 by President Densberger

Roll call answered by Ashland, Bennet, Ceresco, Cortland, Crete, Firth, Hickman, Lincoln, Malcolm, Pleasantdale, Raymond, Southeast, Southwest, Valparaiso, Health Department, 911, NE Forest Service, Emergency Management

Minutes of the meeting at SCC/LFR classroom read and approved. Treasurers report read and approved

OLD BUSINESS
None presented.

NEW BUSINESS
911 is now using selective routing to receive incoming 911 calls. The routing is based on county boundary lines. 911 will be putting a new PC based phone system in service in the 911 center October 6. Lincoln Police have received a 1.2 million dollar COPS grant to enhance communications with surrounding counties.

George Texeira has been hired to file Larry Wiles old position. George attended our meeting to introduce himself to everyone. Eric Rasmussen wanted to remind everyone to finish and clean up their Fire Service grants.

Doug has received an amendment from the State for the 2005 ODP money that questioned control of City and County communications assets. It looks as if the State wants to have the right to use any tower we are using to put their antennas and communications equipment. Doug said he wasn't going to sign this until it is more clarified. This may mean we won't be getting another radio towe! r. He hoped to know by our next meeting. Doug has the LEOP on CD Rom and he will send them out to everyone. The MCI Plan is being updated also. Doug also brought a sample agreement that has been approved by FEMA to be used for Mutual aid departments to bill each other. I will enclose a copy in this newsletter. Please show them to your board members and chiefs.

COMMUNICATIONS
The Jensen Park tower work is completed except for the tower top Amplifier. Military has everything installed. Hallam has most everything done and Nextel should get worked on soon. 911 will begin testing the pages the week of October 18th.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CALLS Motion to adjourn at 2054 by Firth 2nd by Hickman

*****NEXT MEETING OCTOBER 18TH LFR Station 14*****

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