Georgia Association of Public Safety Communications Officials

Public Notice: Region 10 (GA) Regional Planning Committees to hold 700/800 MHz Meetings

Released: 2021-08-13.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCE REGION 10 (GEORGIA) REGIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEES TO HOLD 700 MHZ AND 800 MHZ MEETINGS. (DA No. 21-990). (Dkt No 92-189 02-378). PSHSB.

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The Region 10 (Georgia) Regional Planning Committee (RPC) will hold their annual meetings of the 700 MHz RPC and the 800 MHz RPC on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center located at 1000 Indian Springs Road, Forsyth Georgia 31029. Both RPC meetings will be held in person and are open to the public. Anyone currently operating in the 700 or 800 MHz public safety bands, or anyone considering operating in those bands are strongly encouraged to attend. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:00, meeting to begin at 10:00. 

Tentative agenda is as follows:         

  • Informal information sharing
  • Welcome and Introduction of Officers
  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Vote on quorum change to Region 10 700/800 Bylaws (see addendum)
  • Review and Approval of 2019 minutes
  • Treasury Report -Mike Ormond
  • Subcommittee Reports
    • Technical 700/800 – Kelly Towe
    • Outreach 700/800 – Howell McKinnon
    • Plan Development 700/800 – Ralph Bevan
  • NPSTC, FCC, and NPRC Update – Ralph Bevan
  • 700/800 Licensing Requirements – Ralph Bevan
  • Proposed Changes to Plans – Ralph Bevan
  • 800 MHz Meeting Call to Order
    • Old Business – 800 MHz Pan
    • New Business
    • Suspend Meeting until officer elections
  • Lunch 12:00 -1:00 PM
    • Working lunch
  • 700 MHZ Meeting Call to Order
    • Old Business
    • New Business
    • Resume 800 MHz meeting in concurrence with 700 MHz meeting
    • Nominations and Election of 700/800 MHz officers
    • Adjourn both meetings

Region 10 RPC meetings are open to the public. All eligible public safety providers in Region 10 may utilize these frequencies. It is essential that eligible public safety agencies in all areas of government, including state, municipality, county, and Native American Tribal be represented to ensure that each agency’s future spectrum needs are considered in the allocation process. Administrators who are not oriented in the communications field should delegate someone with this knowledge to attend, participate, and represent their agency’s needs. It is critical that agencies currently licensed to operate in the public safety 700 MHz or 800 MHz bands, or who are considering designing and building a 700 MHz or 800 MHz system attend this meeting.

All interested parties wishing to participate in planning for the use of public safety spectrum in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands within Region 10 should plan to attend.

It is requested of all persons intending to attend the meeting RSVP with your name, your agency, and number of attendees to:

chairregion10rpc@…  or

vicechairregion10rpc@…

Please respond prior to October 26, 2021.

Your cooperation will allow us to better arrange for social distancing and food procurement.

Ralph Bevan                                                    Howell McKinnon

Chairperson                                                    Vice Chairperson

Georgia Technology Authority                       800 MHz Coordinator, Athens-Clarke County

47 Trinity Ave SW, 3rd Floor                          3035 Lexington Road

Atlanta, Georgia 30334                                  Athens, Georgia 30605

Phone: 404-656-2042                                     Phone: 706-613-3710

Mobile: 404-797-7223                                    Mobile: 706340-0314

Fax: 404-657-0320                                          vicechairregion10rpc@…

chairregion10rpc@…

Addendum to notice:

Proposed Change to Region 10 700 MHz and 800MHz By-Laws

Quorum as defined by Robert’s Rule of Order:

A quorum is the minimum number of voting members who must be present at a properly called meeting in order to conduct business in the name of the group. A number that must be present in order that business can be legally transacted.

Current By-Law:

“2.9 Quorum. At any meeting of the members, a majority of the officers and (either a minimum number of members or a minimum percentage of members) of the voting members shall constitute a quorum. Any meeting may be adjourned to such date or dates not more than ninety days after the first session of the meeting by a majority of the votes cast upon the question, whether or not a quorum is present, and the meeting may be held as adjourned without further notice.”

Proposed Change as submitted by the Executive Board:

2.9 Quorum. At all meetings of the voting membership, the voting membership in attendance and a majority of the officers in attendance shall be sufficient to constituent a quorum for the transaction of business. The vote of the majority of voting members at any meeting in which a quorum is present shall be the act of the respective body.