Chairs Report: Encouragement to increase attendance at OCC Users Group for the opportunity to gain additional insight on what other states are doing operationally and post mid-term election legislative report.
NULCA introduction from speaker Ron Peterson discussing recommended damage prevention practices from the perspective of the locator. Emphasis on private facility awareness.
Previojs Meeting Items: MNCAER's potentially misleading presentation slide has been removed and split rule for non-excavation tickets at township boundaries will remain in effect.
Encouraging Greater Use of Meets: Does the MN statute allow a routine ticket to be converted into a meet and ,if so, are there any unintended consequences of doing so. A subcommittee will be formed to address some of these concerns.
COO report: Ticket volumes, the contact information collection project status, delayed request feature initial usage numbers, MetroNet fiberoptic installation project in Rochester, and the piblic awarenss surveyon recogniztion of GSOC and 811, and 3 year strategic plan for GSOC.
OCC report: After a very slow start to 2018, the numbers for the year are finally on par with where they were at this time last year, online ticket submission has gone up every month, online emergency locate pilot will continue, and OCC plans to do more training in 2019 regarding the extended start time.
PR report: 14 major events were attended creating approximately 1500 in-person interactions, over 45 education sessions, successful use of targeted radio ads, 2019 proposed campaigns with MN United and All Over Media using truck facades, and revisions to the new GSOC app.