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Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority

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Description LETA was created on November 14, 1990, through an Intergovernmental Agreement entered into by Larimer county; the towns of Berthoud, Estes Park, Timnath, and Welliington the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland; the Park, Poudre and Thompson Vallely hospital districts; and ten fire protection districts located in Larimer County. Since that time, the towns of Windsor and Johnstown have joined in the LETA. The creation of emergency telephone authorities was authorized by the Colorado Legislature in 1981. That legislation authorized governing bodies in Colorado counties to join together by intergovernmental agreement to provide for emergency telephone services countywide. Pursuant to the Intergovernmental Agreement, LETA is responsible for the administration and operation of the "E-911" emergency telephone service in Larimer County.

LETA is governed by a board consisting of seven members, including two representing each of the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, two representing the towns of Berthoud, Estes Park, Johnstown, Timnath, Wellington, and Windsor, one representing the hospital districts in the county, one representing the fire districts, and one member representing Larimer County. Larimer County appoints members to the LETA Board upon the recommendations of the participating entities. Members are appointed for two-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms.

In accordance with Colorado law, LETA is funded through surcharges which are assessed monthly on citizens maintaining hard wire and wireless telephone service in the County.

Since its creation in 1990, LETA has funded and overseen the installation of the Enhanced 911 Telephone System countywide. This system enables dispatchers in the various public service answering points (PSAPs) to identify and dispatch emergency assistance upon the receipt of a 911 call even when the caller is unable to identif himself or the location of the emergency. LETA is cureently in the process of implementing a similar system for wireless telephone users. In counjunction with implementing the Enhanced 911 service in Larimer couny, LETA has also played an instrumental role in upgrading the emergency medical dispatch system which allows dispatcher to provide medical assistance to emergency callers prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.

The LETA Board meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month beginning in January. Meeting sites rotate throughout the County.

Number of members 7
Term length 2
Meets First Wednesday of the month, 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Location Varies
For the exact date/time and locations of meetings held this week, refer to the Commissioners' schedule.
Time commitment
Staff contact(s) Bill Nelson - Sheriff's Office - 498-5103 - send email
Commissioner contact Tom Donnelly
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