Claremore Daily Progress

Government

April 5, 2013

E911 Trust Authority seeks approval

CLAREMORE — Rogers County E911 Trust Authority met Thursday to discuss the approval of a trust indenture document submitted by Attorney Jim Orbson.

Orbson and Assistant District Attorney David Iski have been working to finalize the document for weeks, and the trustees and Rogers County Commissioners must approve the contract to finalize the trust. The trustees had several questions about the documents;  however, the primary concern was the staggering of trustee terms and the Board of County Commissioners’  authority to hire or fire the E911 Administrator.
 “I think it would be better that whoever sits on this board have the authority over the administrator,” one member stated.
Others voiced similar concerns questioning the possibility of future compatibility issues between the trustees and the commissioners.
The primary concern is that the board would lack the ability to do more than complain to the BOCC if any issue was to arise in the future.
Orbson agrees the language in article six of the contract could be considered unusual, but clearly stated that is was permitted under the law.
Additionally, the BOCC will be required under Oklahoma State Statute to appoint all the members of the trust and approve any indebtness the trust may seek to incur, according to Orbson.
The Trust Authority will oversee the general operations and business of the E911 Center, he added.
The trustees have requested further review of the document and are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on April 10 to sign the contract.
Rogers County Commissioner Kirt Thacker requested the item be presented to the BOCC on April 8, however, the item will once again be delayed.
The Trust Authority has been meeting for months without legal formation, as a result the BOCC has continued to supervise and approve the actions of the group. The formation of the trust has been delayed due to the preparation of the trust indenture documents and because the trustees were seeking a commitment from the BOCC to continue funding the E911 employee salaries.
The commissioners recently gave a verbal statement of intent to continue funding, however are prohibited from committing funds beyond the current fiscal year.
 

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