Feb    19   U4   04:43p                                                     p.2
Dale Gribler
From:          Dale Gribler
Sent:          Thursday, February 19, 2004 4:18 PM
To:            Gary L. Maddox (E-mai!)
Cc:            paul Rogers (E-mail); Peter Munoz (E-mail); Mary Jo Hovey (E-mail)
Subject:       Allowable Expenses

Sheriff Maddox,

Pursuant to our conversation this morning I discussed with Paul Rogers, past 
chair of the Emergency Telephone Committee, the previous conversation you two 
had regarding the use of wireless funds for official meetings of your 911 
authority. Such allowable expenses could be the rental of a meeting room, 
refreshments and as in your case meals, I would reiterate Mr. Rogers original 
assessment, these expenditures are for official business meetings only.

House bill 4439 requires counties to be Phase I compliant by June 30, 2004 and 
Phase II compliant by June 30, 2005. If they are not then wireless funds can 
only be used for Phase I and ll compliance and not operational expenses. 
According to the compliance certifications our committee has on file from 
Schoolcraft County you have met the Phase I requirements and are on schedule to 
finish your Phase II process approximately one year in advance of the dates 
specified in our current legislation. As chair of the ETSC I would like commend 
your 911 authority for your diligence to promote this emergency service to your 
residents and visitors of your area.

If you should need any further information please feel free to contact me at 
your earliest convenience.

Dale R. Gribler,Sheriff
Van Buren County Sheriff's Office
205 South Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone:     269-657-2006 
Fax:       269-657-5161
E-Mail:    griblerd@vbco.org