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RESOLUTION NO. 13-78 <br />A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE REGULATION BY <br />ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION OF THE CON- <br />TINUING OPERATIONS OF 911 EMERGENCY COM- <br />MUNICATIONS CENTERS BY LOCAL AGENCIES OR <br />LOCAL PULLIC SAFETY AGENCIES <br />WHEREAS, the Illinois Commerce Commission has in the matter <br />of General Order 207, Standards of Service Applicable to 911 <br />Emergency Systems adopted by resolution dated June 8, 1977 proposed <br />"Standards" to regulate the operation of 911 emergency answering <br />points; and <br />WHEREAS, said Standards of Service Applicable to 911 Emergency <br />Systems are proposed as mandatory rules binding on all public agencies, <br />and require a formal "Order of Authority to Operate a 911 System" <br />issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission; and <br />WHEREAS, the enabling legislation for these regulations <br />entitled "An Act In Relation To The Designation Of An Emergency <br />Telephone Number For Use Throughout The State" (Illinois Revised <br />Statutes, Chapter 134, Section 31 et seq) place the mandatory rules <br />regulating the continuing operation of 911 emergency communication <br />centers beyond the authority granted to the Illinois Commerce Com- <br />mission by such enabling legislation; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village President and Board of Trustees for the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village recognize the expertise of the Illinois <br />Commerce Commission in the field of telecommunications and their duty <br />to regulate telephone companies in the State of Illinois and the <br />responsibility of the Illinois Commerce Commission to oversee the <br />development of 911 emergency communication systems; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, the Village President and Board of Trustees for <br />the Village of Elk Grove Village goes on record in opposition to the <br />regulation by the Illinois Commerce Commission of the continuing oper- <br />ations of 911 emergency communication centers by local agencies or <br />local public safety agencies; <br />FURTHER, the Village President and Board of Trustees for the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village takes the strongest possible exception <br />to the principle that the ongoing operation of the emergency com- <br />munications center of a public safety agency should be placed under <br />