Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Article I - Emergency Telephone System Board

The Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Board shall have the fol­low­ing pow­ers and duties:

(A) Plan­ning a 9–1‑1 system;

(B) Coor­di­nat­ing and super­vis­ing the imple­men­ta­tion, upgrad­ing, or main­te­nance of the sys­tem, includ­ing the estab­lish­ment of equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tions and cod­ing systems;

(C) Receiv­ing monies from any sur­charge imposed under Sec­tion 15.3 of the Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Act, and from any oth­er source, for deposit into the Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Fund;

(D) Autho­riz­ing all dis­burse­ments from the fund;

(E) Hir­ing any staff nec­es­sary for the imple­men­ta­tion or upgrade of the system;

(F) Par­tic­i­pat­ing in a Region­al Pilot Project to imple­ment next gen­er­a­tion 9–1‑1, as defined in this Act, sub­ject to the con­di­tions set forth in this Act;

(G) Prepar­ing an annu­al bud­get and sub­mit­ting such annu­al bud­get to the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers in accor­dance with the County’s annu­al bud­get process.

(Ord. No. 2010–29; 12–06–10)

(A) Each mem­ber of the Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Board shall be appoint­ed by the Chair­man of the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers with the advice and con­sent of the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers.  Any vacan­cy shall be filled in like manner.

(B) Sev­en (7) mem­bers of the Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Board shall be appoint­ed to terms begin­ning upon the first day of Decem­ber 2010.  Three (3) such mem­bers shall be appoint­ed for terms of two (2) years and four (4) such mem­bers shall be appoint­ed for terms of four (4) years.  Upon the expi­ra­tion of the appoint­ments made in Decem­ber 2010, each suc­ces­sor shall hold office for a term of four (4) years begin­ning upon the first day of Decem­ber of the year in which the term of office commences.

(C) Any per­son appoint­ed to fill an unex­pired term shall serve until the expi­ra­tion of the orig­i­nal appointment.

(D) Any mem­ber of the Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Board may be removed from office upon a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board Commissioners.

 The Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Board shall con­sist of sev­en (7) mem­bers as fol­lows:

(A) A pub­lic mem­ber who is a res­i­dent of the local exchange ser­vice ter­ri­to­ry includ­ed in the 9–1‑1 cov­er­age area.

(B) A mem­ber of the Board of Commissioners.

(C) The Union Coun­ty Sher­iff or some oth­er per­son rep­re­sent­ing a law enforce­ment agency.

(D) The Direc­tor of the Union Coun­ty Ambu­lance Ser­vice or some oth­er per­son rep­re­sent­ing the Union Coun­ty Ambu­lance Service.

(E) Three (3) rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 9–1‑1 pub­lic safe­ty agen­cies, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to police depart­ments, fire depart­ments, emer­gency med­ical ser­vices providers, and emer­gency ser­vices and dis­as­ter agen­cies, whom shall be appoint­ed on the basis of their abil­i­ty or experience.

Such mem­bers shall be rep­re­sen­ta­tive of both the incor­po­rat­ed and unin­cor­po­rat­ed por­tions of the County.

An emer­gency tele­phone sys­tem board forUnion County,Illinois is here­by estab­lished and shall be known as the Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem Board.