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216 <br /> <br /> Mr. Toscano recommended that neighborhood <br />representatives and the developer meet to explore other <br />options for the property. <br /> <br /> Ms. Nancy Damon of 2407 Jefferson Park Avenue, stated <br />that the Fifeville Square proposal is estimated to add 40 <br />children to Johnson Elementary and recOmmended that Council <br />contact the Superintendent of Schools~ about the impact of <br />adding this number of children to a school which already is <br />crowded and in need of major renovations. <br /> <br />PRESENTATION: PUBLIC WORKS WEEK <br /> <br /> Ms. Judith Mueller, Director of Public'Works, introduced <br /> Gary Brooks, Sr. and Gary Brooks, Jr.~, employees in the Gas <br /> Division who accepted the proclamation proclaiming May 19th - <br /> 25th as National Public Works Week from the Mayor. <br /> <br />PUBLIC HEARING: ENHANCED 911 ~ ~ <br /> <br /> Mr.~Hendrix stated that the proposed ordinance would <br />enact ~an Enhanced 911 syStem which would be purchased through <br />a $1.04 monthly surcharge on all telephone lines in the City <br />for a period of three years. <br /> <br /> Mr. Wayne Campagna, Director of the 911 Center, stated <br />that the Enhanced 911 would help ensure efficient service. <br />Mr. Campagna explained that tracing a call can take three to <br />seven minutes when there is a disconnect or when the person <br />calling is unable to communicate clearly to the dispatcher. <br />Mr. Campagna played a tape demonstrating the difficulty <br />dispatchers experience when a caller's speak is unintelligible. <br /> <br />The public hearing was opened. <br /> <br /> Mr. Bob Stevens, an Albemarle County resident, asked <br />about problems with cellular phones, about problems <br />experienced in Waynesboro where cellular phones which are low <br />on batteries accidentally dial 911, and how prank calls are <br />dealt with. <br /> <br /> Mr. Campagna replied that Enhanced 911 would give the <br />address of the communications tower for cellular telephones, <br />but he was not aware of the other problems mentioned by Mr. <br />Stevens. <br /> <br /> As there were no other speakers the public hearing was <br />closed. <br /> <br /> Ms. Slaughter asked how frequently calls are <br />disconnected and in following up on the disconnects, how many <br />represented critical situations. Ms. Slaughter stated that <br />she was attempting to balance the need for the system with <br />the expense involved. <br /> <br /> Mr. Campagna estimated that at least a dozen disconnects <br />are experienced on a daily basis and of that number <br />approximately 40% were deserving of a follow up response. <br /> <br /> Responding to a question from Ms. Waters, Mr. Campagna <br />stated that when a disconnect occurs and the call is traced, <br />that location is called and a police officer is dispatched if <br />no one answers the telephone. <br /> <br /> Ms. waters raised questions about the responsibility of <br />the system to follow up on disconnects and asked whether <br />other communities which have the system have needed to add <br />more personnel for the increased work load. <br /> <br /> Mr. Campagna stated that other communities have <br />experienced a 10% to 15% increase, primarily in police <br />departments where national statistics show the workload has <br />increased by 5% to 6%. <br /> <br /> <br />