2:00pm The Callaway County Commission will meet with Michelle Kidwell, County Emergency Management Director, to discuss a Smart 911 program.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.
Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer attended a CRN (Callaway Resource Network) meeting at Callaway Electric Cooperative.
County Treasurer’s Fees Filed
Now on this day comes Debbie Zerr, County Treasurer, and files her report of Tourism Tax collected by her office for the month of March, 2016. Said report was examined and ordered filed by the Clerk of the Commission.
Smart 911 Program
The Callaway County Commission met with Michelle Kidwell, County Emergency Management Director, to discuss a Smart 911 program. Deborah Goldman was also present for this meeting to represent the County Clerk’s office.
Ms. Kidwell first represented the Commission with printed information regarding the Smart 911 program. She then explained that this program offers a texting service, which would be beneficial for the large deaf community within the County. The program also allows County residents to input and/or upload their personal, medical, and other important information that could be beneficial during an emergency situation. This information is secure and is only visible to 911 dispatchers and other emergency personnel when the user calls 911. Dispatchers will also be able to enter notes on callers that could be beneficial for future calls or emergencies with that particular caller.
Ms. Kidwell informed the Commission that Boone and Osage Counties use Smart 911 and have reported that it is a great program. Smart 911 has submitted a quote to Callaway County in the amount of $15,000 per year plus and initial setup fee of $5,000. If Callaway County implements the program, Smart 911 will contact all the local media outlets and advertise in order to educate County residents about the program and its features.
After some discussion, the Commission requested that Ms. Kidwell find out the percentage of residents in Osage and Boone Counties that are utilizing the service. The group will meet at a later date to discuss the issue further.
Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Friday, April 8, 2016.