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)