Clearly established partnership agreement with McCracken County to create a sustainable revenue source, establish governance, and make necessary capital infrastructure improvements.
Note: This was also a 2021 City Commission Priority.
City Clerk/Customer Experience Department Director Lindsay Parish
Finance Director Jonathan Perkins
Fire Chief Steve Kyle
Police Chief Brian Laird
Support the joint 911 Communication Oversight Committee in its efforts to recommend a governance structure, capital improvements, and a sustainable revenue source for both capital and operations.
Project Infrastructure Project consultant, Federal Engineering, has updated the cost estimates for the 911 capital needs and infrastructure costs. A draft report has been received updating the capital needs, costs, and options. Federal Engineering also reviewed a proposal from Motorola/Kentucky State Police. At its May 10, 2022, meeting the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a municipal order authorizing a contract amendment with Federal Engineering to move forward with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of a six-tower 911 radio system as recommended by the 911 Communication Oversight Committee. With this amendment, Federal Engineering will prepare the RFP, review the proposals, and conduct contract negotiations. The City and McCracken County are partnering in this endeavor with the County reimbursing the City for half of the cost of this contract amendment.
Grant Funding Paducah Police Department received a $314,450 Kentucky Homeland Security grant for radio equipment upgrades which will reduce the overall project cost.
911 Communication Oversight Committee In November 2021, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Commissioner Carol Gault and Kevin Kauffeld and the joint appointment of Jewel Jones to the 911 Communication Oversight Committee. McCracken County appointed Eddie Jones and Dr. Irvin Smith. This five-member committee is reviewing the 911 project and the draft report from Federal Engineering to determine the project funding needs, funding mechanism, and timeline. Additional information is below.
Pictured: Mayor George Bray (4th from left) welcomes 911 Communication Oversight Committee at its first meeting on January 10, 2022.
Committee Members County Commissioner Eddie Jones, Kevin Kauffeld (Chairman), Dr. Irvin Smith (Vice Chairman), City Commissioner Carol Gault, and Jewel Jones
Meetings The Committee meets monthly on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Agendas are posted below.
911 Committee Agenda - May 23, 2022
911 Committee Meeting - May 9, 2022 (Cancelled)
911 Committee Agenda - April 25, 2022
911 Committee Meeting - April 11, 2022 (Cancelled)
911 Committee Agenda - March 28, 2022 Minutes - March 28, 2022
911 Committee Agenda - March 14, 2022 Minutes - March 14, 2022
911 Committee Agenda - February 28, 2022 Minutes - February 28, 2022
911 Committee Agenda - February 14, 2022 Minutes - February 14, 2022
911 Committee Agenda - January 24, 2022 Minutes - January 24, 2022
911 Committee Agenda - January 10, 2022 Minutes - January 10, 2022
Read all Commission Priorities and Continuous Improvement Items including each action item's objective, key team members, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.