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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Campers Not Ticketed: Ordinance did not include campers: Minutes

Public Safety Committee Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:30 P.M. Regular Meeting Evansville City Hall Council Room 31 S Madison Street MINUTES 1. Chairperson Jacobson called meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. 2. Roll call of committee and staff members present was: Chairperson Jacobson Alderperson Hayes (Absent), and Alderperson Fuchs, Chief Scott McElroy, Mayor Sandy Decker and EMS Coordinator Mary Beaver. Others present: Gene Cratsenberg 3. Motion by Jacobson, second by Fuchs, to approve the agenda as printed. Motion passed. 4. Motion by Fuchs, second by Jacobson, to approve the August 1, 2012 regular meeting minutes as printed. Motion passed. 5. Citizen appearances other than agenda items listed – None 6. Old Business-None 7. New Business a. Motion by Jacobson, seconded by Fuchs, to approve the Operator’s License applications for Braden T Harper, Sheri L Biddick, Chelsea J Arndt and Barbara J Lange. Motion passed. b. Gene Cratsenberg, 124 Highland, spoke about RV’s being parked on streets. Chief McElroy stated the police department marked 40 campers during the month of July. Owners of these units were moving them off the streets. He had spoken with the Judge and the Judge recommended not ticketing these as the ordinance does not apply to campers. Chair Jacobson stated that the city is trying to change/redesign our ordinance. Committee would like this referred to Dan Wietecha, City Administrator for an ordinance change as to the definition and time. Motion by Jacobson, second by Fuchs, to approve an ordinance change related to RV camper parking on city streets, sponsored by Jacobson and Fuchs. Motion passed. c. Discussion of the capital and operating budgets. EMS submitted handout of Operating Budget with a 0% increase, with nothing for capital. Police department will be adding back in accreditation and final numbers will be put in Friday. Chief will email out the final to the committee. 8. Evansville Police Report – There were 1006 calls for service for the month of August, 2012 compared to 1243 in July of 2011. We had 76 license plate transactions for the month of September. Officers Reese and Jones attended a Legal Update August 6 at McFarland Police Department. Fall in-service is scheduled for all EPD officers September through November, 2012. Officers Laufenberg and Reilly attended on September 4, 2012. We have on officer evaluation remaining. On-site accreditation evaluation is set for November 2013. The process, cost, time frame, etc. will be discussed with the Mayor Friday, September 7. Rachel Marx’ last day was August 31. Coop student, Evan Benedict, started August 20. Officers Anacker and Reilly are now working alone, with Officer Reilly taking over as court officer. Margo Wirth is working alone with another officer on duty. The department is short of part-time officers and plan to hire later this year or early in 2013. The city-wide burn ban was lifted Monday, August 6 by the Fire Chief. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunken drivers runs August 17 through September 3, 2012. National Night was August 7 from 5pm to 9pm at Schilberg Park in Milton Wisconsin. EPD participated, Chief requested that we host this event in 2014. Police department staff reported various signage that needs attention throughout the city. This list was forwarded to Public Works Director Dave Wartenweiler in July. One sign has been repaired as of this date. Radar trailer continues to be out weather permitting. A second Taser was added in August from donated funds, making two for the department and both are now in service. Files have been scanned up through August 31 thanks to Rachel Marx. Air cards are being utilized now rather than modems. Air cards appear faster and less expensive. Rock County Computer Services and General Communications continue to be called upon to get systems working properly. We are scheduled to have approval of the server purchase for the CAD/LRMS system at the County Board meeting September 13. Spillman will be coming in October/November to setup the server. Between then and the end of the year, we will be working with each agency to establish network connectivity. The kickoff for the RMS project will be October 10th at 9am in the IT Training Room at the Health Care Center. Two staff members will be sent to this three hour meeting. $10,000 has been budgeted for this project. 9. Evansville Medical Service Report – There were a total of 37 ambulance runs for the month of August 2012. Refresher/transition training for the next year cycle has been started. Half of the training is computer based. This month, Zachory and I were certified to teach Emergency Vehicle Operation class. Every two years, all EMS personnel will be certified in EVOC. EMS had a fundraiser brat sale last Saturday at Kopecky’s Piggly Wiggly. There was a great turnout and citizens were able to view the new ambulance. Friday Night Football games began at the end of August. We will have an ambulance at all home games. The 911 center is still working on getting all the bugs worked out of the new radio system for the mandated switch over in 2013. There have been many conference calls that I have been a part of to keep up to date on the progress. Budget was handed into Lisa Novinska, Finance Director/Treasurer. Our bottom line stayed the same. The townships were notified that the per capita fee is tentatively the same as last year of $21.00. Coordinator Beaver submitted the month’s schedule with a handout from Life Quest. 10. Motion by Jacobson, second by Hayes, to adjourn the meeting at 7:24 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Barbara Jacobson, Chairperson These minutes are not official until approved by Public Safety at their next regular meeting

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