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File #: RS-21-097    Version: 1 Name: Bell County Communications Agreement Amendment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution approving amendments to the Communications System Agreement with the Bell County Communications Center.
Sponsors: City Manager Department
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Redlined Amended Agreement, 3. Agreement, 4. Presentation
Title

Consider a memorandum/resolution approving amendments to the Communications System Agreement with the Bell County Communications Center.

Summary

DATE: July 6, 2021

FROM: Kent Cagle, City Manager

SUBJECT: Amendments to the Communications System Agreement

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

In May 1998 pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Ann. 791.001 et seq (Vernon Supp. 1992) the cities of Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen, and Temple, along with Bell County, Texas entered into a system agreement for the purpose of operating and maintaining a consolidated communications system. The system agreement services to establish the terms, conditions, and expectation by which the Bell County Communications Center is to be operated and maintained. The Bell County Communications System Board of Directors (E-Board), consists of the County Judge and the City Managers from each member city. Over the course of more than a year, the E-Board has been meeting to discuss amendments to the System Agreement. On April 23, 2021, by unanimous vote, the E-Board recommend the following amendments to the agreement:

· Table of Contents - Multiple changes to reflect wording changes in body of agreement.
· Removal of Exhibit A and B from Table of Contents.
· AMENDMENT (pg1:9-14) - Changed date of amendment and restatement to current effective date.
· Section 1 (pg2:13-14) - Added members of the RBO as Parties to the agreement.
· Section 1 (pg2:18) - Added the County as being provided services by the System.
· Section 3.A.1.a (pg4:33-38) - Changed order of rotation of Vice-Chair.
· Section 3.B (pg5:18) - Changed wording from “Comptroller” of System to “Auditor” of System.
· Section 3.D (pg6:8-9) - System Director-Added language “…the County Judge shall seek the advice and counsel of the Board before making an appointment.”
· Section 3.D.6 (pg6:29-33) - System Director/Reports to the Board-Added specifics “(a)…Notice…of any em...

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