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ORDINANCE NO 11 07 PORTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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ORDINANCE NO. 11-07 PORTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-14 AND ORDINANCE NO. 03-12,

ESTABLISHING AN E-911 TELEPHONE

SYSTEM

WHEREAS, the Porter County Board of Commissioners adopted the Porter County Municipal Code on Tuesday, December 2, 1997, pursuant to Ordinance No. 97-38; and

WHEREAS, the Porter County Board of Commissioners has deemed it necessary to amend Ordinances Nos. 91-14 and 03-12 as is found in the Porter County Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, the Porter County Board of Commissioners has deemed it necessary to amend Chapter 8.16 of the Porter County Municipal Code entitled 911 Emergency Telephone System; and

WHEREAS, the Porter County Board of Commissioners has deemed it necessary to amend 8.16 of the Porter County Municipal Code through the addition of 8.16.060-Creation of an E-911 Policy Board and 8.16.070-Creation of and E-911 Advisory Board; and

WHEREAS, the Porter County Board of Commissioners hereby incorporate by reference the language contained in Ordinance No. 03-12 and No. 91-14.

THEREFORE BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE PORTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS THAT:

1. Chapter 8.16, Ordinance establishing an Emergency Telephone System, Section 8.16.060 is added to the Porter County Municipal Code to read as follows:

8.16.060 - Creation of an E-911 Policy Board

An E-911 Policy Board is hereby created. The Policy Board will consist of fifteen (15) members who will be appointed annually by the Porter County Board of Commissioners as follows:

a.) The President of the Porter County Board of Commissioners;

b.) The President of the Porter County Council;

c.) The Porter County Sheriff or his designee;

d.) The Director of E-911;

e.) A supervisor of E-911;

f.) A T/C representative from E-911 selected by the E-911 Director and supervisors;

g.) The Fire Chief of Valparaiso;

h.) The Fire Chief of Portage;

i.) Two fire chiefs selected upon recommendation of the Porter County Fire Association;

j.) The Police Chief of Valparaiso;

k.) The Police Chief of Portage;

l.) Two police chiefs, one from Northern and one from Southern Porter County, rotated on a two year basis from volunteers for the position. In the event that there are no volunteers, selection will be made by the Advisory Board.

m.) The Director of the Emergency Medical Services.

The Policy Board shall undertake the responsibility of reviewing and discussing major policies and procedures and recommending changes to the Advisory Board for approval.

2. Chapter 8.16 Section 8.16.070 is added to the Porter County Municipal Code to read as follows:

8.16.70 Creation of an E-911 Advisory Board

An E-911 Advisory Board is hereby created. The E-911 Advisory Board will consist of the Chiefs/Executives from all member agencies who will meet routinely (at least quarterly) to review and approve for recommendations to the Porter County Board of Commissioners the following: Planning, documents, budgets, large expenditures, employment policies--such as hiring or promotion standards, and operational issues including technology or personnel performance problems.

This Board is advisory and may provide the Porter County Board of Commissioners and the Director with recommendations to move the E-911 Center forward.

This Ordinance passed and adopted this 17th day of May, 2011.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA

John A. Evans

Nancy A. Adams

Carole M. Knoblock

Attest: Robert J. Wichlinski, Auditor

I affirm under the penalties for perjury that I have taken reasonable care to redact each social security number in this document unless required by law. Melissa Hartig

(May 24, 2011)