911 commissioner to retire; surplus items to UMCOR
Maj. Steve Veal, Sheriff’s Association representative and vice chairman of the St. Mary Parish E-911 advisory council, will retire in August.
The advisory council presented Veal with a plaque for all his years of service on the council.
St. Mary Parish 911 Communications did not receive any feedback on their surplus equipment.
“We didn’t receive bids at all, either,” St. Mary Parish 911 Communications Director Charlette Angeron said.
Chief Gerald Minor suggested donating the surplus equipment to the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Baldwin.
Angeron contacted Edispatch and decided that each fire department should contact the company on their own, “because for every frequency you have you have to have a separate tower,” Angeron said.
Once the system is installed at the various fire stations it’s automated and would not affect their operations. This way, each fire station can choose their own package.
Also, Angeron contacted Cross Cut Shredders in Houma to shred documents on site. It will cost $0.20 per pound.
“Our ladies here participated in a puppet show in Patterson. The City of Patterson has a daycare for the summer for the citizens there. They did a child safety puppet show. It was really well perceived,” Angeron said.
Four employees will be certified for fire service communications and everyone will be fully certified.
The income summary for June was $43,874.96 with the largest item being BellSouth Communications Systems. The expense summary for June was $42,273.42 with the biggest ticket item being payroll expenses. This leaves a net income of $1,601.54.