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SE MN Regional Radio Users Group
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
6:30pm – 8:00pm
OCSO – Work Release Center Classroom, Rochester, MN

Attendance:   Quorum present   (19 members)

Members present:

Michael Peterson, Winona County SO
Mark Darnell, Olmsted County SO
F. John Rowan, Rice County SO
Jack Stansfield, Olmsted County
Matt Maas, Dodge County
Lyle Schumann, Lake City PD
Brenda Wodele, Wabasha County Emergency Management
Lynai Torabpour, Rice/Steele
Wayne Betcher, Goodhue County SO
Dan Mueller, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport
Darren Hanson, Albert Lea PD
Blaine Hentz, Wabasha County SO
David Thomson, Rochester
Joel Corcoran, Winona Fire Department
Scott Myers, Redwing Fire
Mary Borst, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport
Neal Pederson, Faribault PD
Melissa Burns, Rochester Dispatch
Lyle Peterson, St. Charles Fire

Agenda Details:

A. Meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm by Mike Peterson
B. Motion was made to approve the agenda with the addition of an update form the Statewide Leadership meeting in St. Cloud.  There was a second to the motion.  Motion to accept agenda with revision approved unanimously.
C. There was a discussion on the meeting date and time of the users group.  Currently the users group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  It was discussed that there has been a push to move the users group meeting date to coincide with the owners and operators committee and the RAC meeting.  Currently those groups meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  There were a lot of different possibilities as far as time and dates.  There was a motion made move the users groups regular meeting to the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm.  There was a second to that motion.  The motion carried with 1 dissenting vote.
D. There was a discussion regarding the governance structure of the Southeast Users Group.  It was discussed that the by-laws in place of the group do not match up with the Joint Powers Agreement of the Southeast Minnesota Regional Radio Board.  There was a motion made and a second to recommend to the Southeast Regional Radio Board to look at possible changing their Joint Powers Agreement.  There was then much discussion on this topic.  A vote was called for and the motion failed unanimously.  It was then determined that the by-laws of the users group should be looked at and changed to coincide with the Joint Powers Agreement.  This will be brought up at a future meeting.
E. The Federal Engineering SE Draft Report was discussed and feedback from the users group was called for.  Comments were made that it appeared as though the report did not include a lot of information from counties in the Southeast Region.  A comment was made that the information that was in the report did appear to be well written.  A comment was also made that review of that document appears to be out of the scope of the users group.  No action was taken.
F. New business was called for.  There was a discussion on the status board.  It was brought up that the status board does not have the Southeast Regional resources in it now.  A question was asked if it is a possibility to have a separate tab on the status board to have a statewide resource tab and a southeast resource tab.  Dave Thomson said he had checked with the state on this and found that a second tab can not be added, but the Southeast Regional Resources can be added to the status board.
G. A motion to adjourn was made and there was a second.  Motion passed and meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.


Next Meeting: 

       When:    Thursday February 18, 2010
       Time:     6:30pm – 8:00pm
       Place:     Olmsted County EOC


Minutes prepared by: Michael Peterson

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