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MCED agrees to lend truck to deputies for emergencies

MCED agrees to lend truck to deputies for emergencies

March 20th, 2019 in News

The Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch Board agreed to allow Sheriff Tony Wheatley to borrow a 3/4-ton truck in the event of an emergency to pull the Emergency Management Agency Command trailer.

This request by Wheatley and the board's approval were made at the March 14 emergency dispatch board meeting.

The operation will be under the direction of 911 Dispatch Supervisor Kevin Wieberg when the vehicle is being borrowed by deputies, the board was told. Wieberg is drafting a memorandum of understanding with Wheatley.

The board also heard an update from Wieberg concerning the radio infrastructure project, which is reported to be moving forward as expected.

"We're just working on some paperwork and behind-the-scenes agreements," Wieberg said Tuesday. "We're getting ready to work with our vendor on installing repeaters in Jamestown, those are going to be for fire and law, and we're adding a law repeater to Tipton. In California, we're replacing all the repeaters."

Also heard by the board March 14 was an introduction of a videoconferencing policy, which is a bill that was passed last year.

"What the policy does is grant roll call votes to be granted through videoconferencing," Wieberg said. "We wanted to have a policy on that if we were to ever have a board member not be able to attend the meeting, they could still cast a vote. It's not something we foresee using, it's just a tool we can use in our toolbox."