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File #: 20-1130    Name: NCTCOG 9-1-1 District Board Member Appointment
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution to Appoint a Member to the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District Board of Managers within the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. About NCT9-1-1

Title

Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution to Appoint a Member to the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District Board of Managers within the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)

 

Summary

COUNCIL GOAL:                     Enhance the Quality of Life in McKinney

(5E: Develop sustainable quality of life improvements within the City of McKinney

 

MEETING DATE:                     December 15, 2020

 

DEPARTMENT:                      Police

 

CONTACT:                       Greg Conley, Chief of Police

 

RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL ACTION:                     

                     Appoint a member to the NCTCOG 9-1-1 (NCT9-1-1) Emergency Communications District Board of Managers

 

ITEM SUMMARY: 

                     McKinney City Council will appoint a member for the vacant McKinney seat to the NCT9-1-1 Emergency Communications District Board of Managers to a partial term expiring December 31, 2021. The appointed member must be an elected official of the city.

 

                     The board generally meets once in March, June, September, and December of each year.

 

                      The program responsibilities of the NCT9-1-1 Board of Managers are to:

 

ÿ                     Name, control and manage the District

ÿ                     Annually adopt the Strategic Plan, Budget, and Service Fee for NCT9-1-1

ÿ                     Adopt, alter, or amend the policies of the District

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: 

                     In the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature, SB 1108 was passed to allow councils of governments to form 9-1-1 Districts whereby all fees collected from citizens and businesses within these districts are remitted directly to the districts to be used solely for the provision of 9-1-1 services.  It also called for these districts to be governed by local elected officials from member counties and cities.

 

                     The North Central Texas COG (NCTCOG) currently administers 9-1-1 services under the direction of the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications.  To pay for the provision of these 9-1-1 services, state law provides for a $0.50 fee to be collected each month on individual and business telephone bills.  These fees are collected by the State Comptroller’s office and the State Legislature determines how much of the funds from these fees are returned to the region.

 

                     The NCTCOG 9-1-1 District was created December 3, 2018, comprised of elected officials appointed by their governing bodies through an official resolution.  Eligible jurisdictions are entitled - but not required - to appoint a representative.

 

                     At the NCT9-1-1 Board of Managers meeting of January 24, 2019, a lottery was completed, with half of the members given an initial one-year term and the other half given an initial two-year term.  The purpose was to set a staggered schedule of two-year terms where half of the Board was up for replacement/reappointment each year. City of McKinney was assigned to an initial one-year term which expired December 31, 2019.

 

                     Previous Membership (McKinney Representatives to the Board):

 

Name                     Appointment Date                     Enactment                                                               

La’Shadion Shemwell                     November 6, 2018                     Resolution #2018-11-141 (R)

La’Shadion Shemwell                     January 21, 2020                     Resolution #2020-01-019 (R)

 

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:  N/A

 

BOARD OR COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION:  N/A