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November 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the November 2, 2017 Board of Directors meeting are posted.  Members, please log in to view.

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November 2, 2107 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • T. Charles
  • R. Balka
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • P. David, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • D.  Graham, Vice President
  • J. Somosky

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

Board Composition: Given the need for greater board member engagement, as permitted by CSPPA by-laws, the Board of Directors voted to add one additional sworn-at-large position bringing the total number of board members to 12.

  • 1st: R. Balka
  • 2nd: J. Carson 
  • All approved

Sworn-at-large Appointee: Officer Todd Rekar was appointed to the new sworn-at-large seat, bringing the total number of sworn-at-large representatives up to six.

General Session called to order at 11:15am

Member Concerns/Comments:

  • Officer access to Intel when it has potential impact on officer responsibilities; agreed to take forward to meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Protracted length of time to conclude IA investigations; to be taken forward to meeting with the Chiefs.

Board Discussion Items:

CSPPA Burglary: Damage to the CSPAA building and status of repairs discussed. Claim filed with insurance company; replacement glass on order; alarm system upgrades completed; rear door lock and closer replaced; incidental damage to be addressed.For safety purposes, 9mm reflective security film will be installed on exterior front and rear glass windows of building; a wrought iron barrier is to be installed above front patio wall.

Roof Replacement: Two more Gaco estimates have been requested prior to selecting a roofing vendor. Goal is to have re-roofing completed as soon as possible.

Sheriff Endorsement: A subcommittee of the Board interviewed the two declared candidates for El Paso County Sheriff: incumbent Bill Elder and newcomer Mike Angley. After careful vetting, the Board opted to endorse Sheriff Elder given his collaborative leadership approach and vision with respect to public safety.

Update on Holiday Parties: The PPA Children’s Holiday Party will be held on Wednesday, December 6th, while the Christmas gala will be held on Saturday, December 16th. Both events are to follow the same format as in 2016, and it is anticipated that they will come in within budget.

Approval of October 2017 financial report.

  • 1st: J. Carson
  • 2nd: B. Walsh
  • All approved

Monthly Investment Account Report: 

Investment Accts.     October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017
Checking $ 66,558.92 $48,257.39 $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64
Gen. Invested Fund $312,425.16 $309,383.02 $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51
Fallen Officers Fd. $146,107.71 $145,153.74 $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20
Totals $525,091.79 $502,794.15 $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35

Non-investment Accounts:

October 2017       October 2016

$ 10,081.07       $   9,118.15                      Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00       $   33,244.00                 SDC account- political candidates

Meeting adjourned at 12:45pm

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November 2, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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November 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Executive Session: 10:30am

  • Year-end business

General Session: 11:ooam

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Update on building break-in/damages
  • Update on roof replacement
  • Sheriff endorsement
  • Update on holiday parties
  • Agenda items for November 20th meeting with the Chiefs
  • October financial report

 

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October 5, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the October 5, 2017 Board of Directors meeting are posted.  Members, please log in to view.

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October 5, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • T. Charles
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Donation:   Joseph Mitchell, representing the Air Force Security Forces’ Front Range Chapter, presented the CSPPA with a $500 donation designated for use towards hurricane relief efforts.

Member Comments: Potential impact of Corporal program on senior patrol officer shift picks was raised and discussed.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Board Vacancy: Four CSPPA members are to be interviewed by a subcommittee of the Board for the vacated sworn-at-large seat. Interviews will be completed and an announcement made as soon as possible.
  • Candidate Endorsement Request: The Board was asked to provide an endorsement on behalf of Sheriff Bill Elder’s campaign for re-election. It was agreed that a subcommittee of the Board will interview both Sheriff Elder and opposition candidate Mike Angley to enable an informed decision. 
  • Executive Director Report:
    • Roof Replacement: Due to its age and condition, the CSPPA roof is in need of replacement.  Estimates thus far indicate a cost range of $30,000 – $50,000. Information sufficient to select a roofer should be presented at the November board meeting.
    • Tree Removal: After seeking estimates to deadwood and clearance prune the large elm in the parking lot, it was learned that the tree has significant disease.  After discussing estimates and option, the Board agreed to have the tree removed.
    • Municipal Courthouse Gym:  Estimates to repair the Stairmaster ranged from $400 – $800.  As $500 has already been spent on the machine, it was decided to remove the Stairmaster.  A replacement will be sought via donation.
    • Approval of combined September 2017 financial report.
      • 1st: J. Somosky
      • 2nd: J. Keller
      • All approved
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017
Checking $48,257.39 $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23
Gen. Invested Fund $309,383.02 $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85
Fallen Officers Fd. $145,153.74 $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46
Totals $502,794.15 $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54

Non-investment Accounts:

September 2017           September 2016

$ 10,080.21                   $   9,118.15                             Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                   $   33,244.00                          SDC account- political candidates

Meeting adjourned at 12:40 pm

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CSPPA Board Endorses Sheriff Bill Elder for Re-election

On behalf of the members of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, the Board of Directors strongly endorses Bill Elder for re-election as El Paso County Sheriff.  After a thorough vetting, we believe there is only one candidate that positively stands out. Bill Elder, when re-elected, will continue to bring the highest level of collaboration and cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies and military in the Pikes Peak region.   Sheriff Elder has proven to be a leader in public safety innovation and will continue to bring that innovation, along with creative ideas, to propel public safety in a much needed way.  In this era of scarce resources, it is imperative that we have a leader with integrity and a proven track record  on how we deliver public safety services in our community. Working in a collaborative and cooperative, regional manner has proven to provide the greatest return on our hard earned tax dollars.  Please join your Colorado Springs Police Protective Association in re-electing Bill Elder as our El Paso County Sheriff!

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October 5, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Posted

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October 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, October 5, 2017

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Presentation of check to CSPPA for hurricane relief

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Board Vacancy: Sworn-at-Large
  • Candidate Endorsement Request
  • Executive Director Report
    • Membership Tracking
    • Roofing Estimates
    • Tree Removal
    • Municipal Courthouse gym
  • Agenda items for October meeting with Chiefs

September financial report

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CSPPA Announces 2018 Board of Directors

At its September 7, 2017 meeting, the CSPPA Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2018 board election due to an uncontested slate of candidates.  Members, please log in to the Announcements page for this information.

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CSPPA 2018 Board of Directors Announced

At its September 7, 2017 meeting, the CSPPA Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2018 board election due to an uncontested slate of candidates.  The new Board of Directors, as of 2018, is:

  • President: Joe Somosky
  • Vice President: Derek Graham
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Tim Kippel
  • Treasurer: Jim Carson
  • Secretary:  Patrick David
  • Sworn-at-Large:
    • Larry Warnes
    • Bill Walsh
    • Pam Farmer
    • Russ Balka
    • To be appointed (seat vacated by Joe Somosky)
  • Civilian-at-Large
    • James Keller

If you are interested in submitting your name to be considered for the Sworn-at-large seat, please submit an email to sherryl@csppa.org.

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CSPPA Board Passes Resolution in Favor of Stormwater Issue 2A

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, AT ITS MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO SUPPORT ISSUE 2A, ALSO KNOWN AS THE STORMWATER BALLOT ISSUE.

WHEREAS, representatives of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) have had numerous meetings with City officials regarding infrastructure needs, and

WHEREAS, the CSPPA recognizes that Issue 2A, if passed by voters, will ensure a dedicated funding stream to address stormwater infrastructure and long-standing maintenance issues, and

WHEREAS, Issue 2A will generate $17 million per year for 20 years to be used exclusively to address stormwater needs, including 71 necessary infrastructure projects, at a cost of five dollars per month to homeowners and thirty dollars per acre per month on commercial property, and

WHEREAS, passing Issue 2A will permit monies in the City of Colorado Springs General Fund to be reallocated to address priorities as identified in a pre-campaign poll, including police response times, pro-active policing, and fire and emergency response, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association unanimously agrees that passing Issue 2A is the best mechanism to address both stormwater infrastructure needs and public safety concerns as identified by residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, to unanimously endorse Stormwater Issue 2A and to encourage the citizens of Colorado Springs to vote yes on Issue 2A.

Dated: September 7, 2017

Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

 

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September 7, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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September 7, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh

Excused

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am: Financial review presented by Mitch Downs, CPA                                                                                       

General Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

Concerns raised include:

  • The disposition of no camping ordinance cases. PPA to gather additional information on the issue and will subsequently report back to the board.
  • CSPD staff and CSPPA representation at line-ups.
  • The possibility of adding Marshalls to help with POC and Division transports.
  • Accessibility of minutes on CSPD website

Board Discussion Items:

  • Membership: To improve revenue forecasting and monitoring, the Board will receive a quarterly membership report broken down by member category. This has historically been issued on an annual basis only.   
  • Stormwater Issue 2A: The Board passed a resolution endorsing Stormwater Issue 2A. A copy of the resolution in its entirety is attached to these minutes.
    • 1st: J. Somosky
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All approved
  • Hurricane Assistance: The PPA building will serve as a collection center for items donated specifically for law enforcement agencies impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Efforts are being coordinated with the Pikes Peak Region Law Enforcement Family Support Group and Shield 616.
  • 2018 CSPPA Board of Directors: As there is an uncontested candidate slate for 2018 Board openings, the Board voted to cancel the pending CSPPA election.
    • 1st: J. Carson
    • 2nd: T. Charles  
    • All approved
  • Building Work Day: Plans were finalized for a building work day on Saturday, September 9th. Several members of the Board as well as staff indicated they would be available to do general building maintenance and clean-up. 
  • New CSPPA Coin: Due to quality control and design issues, production of two new CSPPA coins has been shifted over to a different vendor. We anticipate receiving the coins by mid-October.
  • Approval of 2016 Form 990, as presented in Executive Session.
    • 1st: T. Charles
    • 2nd: R. Balka
    • All approved
  • Approval of combined June/July/August2017 financial report.
    • 1st: J. Somosky
    • 2nd: R. Balka
    • All approved
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017
Checking $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94
Gen. Invested Fund $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19
Fallen Officers Fd. $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47
Totals $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60
  • Non-investment Accounts:

 August 2017                 August 2016

$ 10,080.21                    $   9,117.33       Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                   $   33,244.00     Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 11:46am

Stormwater Resolution:

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, AT ITS MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO SUPPORT ISSUE 2A, ALSO KNOWN AS THE STORMWATER BALLOT ISSUE.

WHEREAS, representatives of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) have had numerous meetings with City officials regarding infrastructure needs, and

WHEREAS, the CSPPA recognizes that Issue 2A, if passed by voters, will ensure a dedicated funding stream to address stormwater infrastructure and long-standing maintenance issues, and

WHEREAS, Issue 2A will generate $17 million per year for 20 years to be used exclusively to address stormwater needs, including 71 necessary infrastructure projects, at a cost of five dollars per month to homeowners and thirty dollars per acre per month on commercial property, and

WHEREAS, passing Issue 2A will permit monies in the City of Colorado Springs General Fund to be reallocated to address priorities as identified in a pre-campaign poll, including police response times, pro-active policing, and fire and emergency response, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association unanimously agrees that passing Issue 2A is the best mechanism to address both stormwater infrastructure needs and public safety concerns as identified by residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, to unanimously endorse Stormwater Issue 2A and to encourage the citizens of Colorado Springs to vote yes on Issue 2A.

Dated: September 7, 2017

Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

 

 

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September 7, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Posted

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September 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Executive Session: 10:30am

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Membership tracking
  • Issue 2A (Stormwater)
  • Executive Director Report
    • Hurricane Harvey Assistance
    • 2018 Board of Directors slate
    • Building Work Day
    • Coin Update
  • Agenda items for September meeting with Chiefs

August financial report

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August 3, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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August 3, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D.Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • P. David, Secretary
  • T. Charles

Staff Members Present

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney                                                                                                                                                                             

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

General Member Comments:

  • Concern raised regarding the PAT lawsuit. It was generally agreed that it is premature to discuss implications until the case is concluded, and thus it will not be brought forward to the monthly meeting with the Chiefs at this time.

Discussion Items:

  • Membership Update: Several board and staff members hosted lunch at both the CSO and Police Training Academies. More than 30 trainees signed on as members of the PPA; recruitment efforts are continuing with periodic visits to the range and academy.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: The Corporal posting is up and positions are on track to be filled for 2018; currently 24 slots are available, although that is subject to change. 
  • LEOSA CCW Update: Issuing LEOSA CCW compatible identification for separated, as opposed to retired, officers was discussed at the July meeting with the Chiefs. Consistent with current legislation, Chief Carey indicated he is receptive to issuing the necessary ID to officers completing at least 10 years with CSPD. Additional criteria to ensure compliance with respect to safety will be considered and discussed at a future Chiefs’ meeting.
  • Summer Barbecue: Approximately 150 CSPD employees attended the CSPPA’s first family summer barbecue event, held on July 22nd at Fox Run Regional Park. Given the positive feedback from attendees and its affordability, the Board agreed to host the barbecue again next summer.
  • Merchandising: Due to quality issues, 500 new CSPPA coins were returned to the vendor; the re-design is expected in early September.
  • Donation Requests:
    • Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement: request made for silent auction items, conference goody bag items, or a monetary contribution for RMWLE Annual Conference.  The Board approved a $200 donation and gift bag.
      • 1st: D. Graham
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All approved
    • Police Foundation fundraiser: request made for tickets ($75 each) to the Vittles for Vests fundraiser hosted by the Police Foundation. The Board approved the purchase of four tickets.
      • 1st: D. Graham
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All approved
  • Approval of the combined June/July 2017 financial report deferred pending accounting revisions.
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017
Checking $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10
Gen. Invested Fund $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09
Fallen Officers Fd. $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51
Totals $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70

Non-investment Accounts:

June 2017                     June 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund          $ 10,079.35                   $   9,116.61

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm

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August 3, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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August Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, August 3rd

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Membership update
  • Corporal proposal update
  • LEOSA CCW Update
  • City Council Meetings Update
  • Summer Barbecue
  • Coin Update
  • Donation Requests
  • Agenda items for August meeting with Chiefs

June/July financial reports

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July 6, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Canceled

The July 6, 2017 CSPPA Board of Directors meeting is canceled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, August 3rd.

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June 8, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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June 8, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D.Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Luncheon and presentation of scholarship checks: Scholarship recipients in attendance were invited to discuss their academic interests and goals, and were given their awards by CSPPA Board President Mike Singels.  Scholar essays are to be published in future issues of The Centurion.

Member Comments:

  • Concerns raised regarding compensation and staffing. CSPPA’s member advocacy work reviewed, with specific emphasis on meetings with Mayor Suthers and City Council to-date.

Discussion Items:

  • Council Member Update: In addition to prior CSPPA meetings with Council President Richard Skorman and President Pro-Tem Jill Gaebler, Board members and Executive Director S. Dillon recently met with Council members Yolanda Avila and Andy Picos. Discussions continued to focus on compensation, staffing, and recreational marijuana. Both recognize the need to address these issues, although differed with respect to recreational marijuana.
  • Compensation Survey: Under the direction of former CSPPA Attorney Rich Radabaugh, also a certified compensation analyst, the CSPPA will undertake a compensation survey of law enforcement agencies across the Front Range, including the CO State Patrol.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: On track for roll out in 2018, the proposal includes a testing/appointment process, pay ten percent above the P1 rate, and is structured to calculate towards retirement meeting certain timeframe parameters.
  • Civil Service Commission Vacancies: With the term completion of Commissioners Lujan and Chavanon, two seats are available to be filled via an online application process.
  • Response to member inquiries:
    • Conceal carry on school grounds: During the next session, the Department has plans in place to work with its lobbyist to secure a legislative fix permitting sworn police officers to conceal carry on public school grounds.
    • BWC vest safety concerns: Member concerns were brought forward to the Chiefs, and will be addressed via education and a possible change in how the BWC vest is worn to diminish sliding of the apparatus. Policy regarding how the vest is worn to go under review by the Deputy Chiefs.
  • Merchandising: Two new CSPPA coins are currently in production and should be available for purchase by early July. The CSPPA is also now carrying “thin blue line” merchandise, with items available for purchase in the office store. Another new line of personalized merchandise will become available for order and purchase by mid-summer.
  • Donation Request: A donation was requested to support the SRO Unit training/meeting.  As this is a Department function, the request was tabled until further notice.
  • Approval of May 2017 financial report:
    • 1st: J. Carson
    • 2nd: J. Keller
    • All approved
Investment Accts.     May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016
Checking $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94
Gen. Invested Fund $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51
Fallen Officers Fd. $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78
Totals $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23

Non-investment Accounts:

                                                                        May 2017                    May 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund       $ 15,626.15                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 pm

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June 8, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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June 8, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, June 8th

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Luncheon and presentation of scholarship checks

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Council Member meeting update
  • Compensation study
  • Corporal proposal update
  • Civil Service Commission vacancies
  • Response to member inquiries:
    • Conceal carry on school grounds
    • BWC vest safety concerns
  • Merchandising
  • July Family Day
  • Agenda items for June meeting with Chiefs
  • Donation request

May financial report

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JUNE 1, 2017 BOD MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 8, 2017

Due to funeral services for Detective Jerry Yeager, the June 1st Board meeting is postponed until June 8th.

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May 4, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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May 4, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

 

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused:

  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

  • Body Worn Camera Vest: Member voiced concern regarding perceived shortcoming of the body worn camera vest design. It was agreed to bring this concern forward at the May meeting with the Chiefs.
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.5 and C.R.S. 18-12-214: Several members continue to be concerned about concealed carry on public school grounds when off duty. It was agreed that this will be brought forward at the next Chiefs meeting.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Council Member Update: CSPPA Board members and Executive Director S. Dillon had meetings with Council President Richard Skorman and President Pro-Tem Jill Gaebler. Discussions centered on pay/compensation, stormwater fees, and recreational marijuana. Both understood the need to address pay/comp to remain competitive and indicated that a stormwater fee and recreational marijuana should be decided by a general vote, although Council must vote to put these issues on the ballot. CSPPA voiced its concern regarding implications of moving forward with recreational MJ and will follow up with Council. 
  • Pay/Compensation Update: CSPPA Board representatives and Executive Director S. Dillon to meet with Mayor Suthers and Chief of Staff Jeff Greene on May 11th. PPA prepared with spreadsheet comparing CSPD pay with ten Front Range agencies as well as CO State Patrol.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: The current plan includes a 2018 roll-out, implementing a testing process, a pay rate ten percent above the P1 rate, and staffing of two corporals per shift.
  • Civil Service Rule Amendments: The Civil Service Commission voted to approve language designed to add consistency to its rules, and to amend provisions surrounding probationary employees.
  • Donation Budget Review and Requests:
    • Shield 616 requested that the CSPPA again serve as a sponsor of its community event and 5k race, to be held September 16th at Great Wolf Lodge. A motion was made to donate $500.00:
      • 1st: R. Balka
      • 2nd: J. Keller
      • All in favor
    • A donation request was also submitted by the CO Association of School Resource Officers (CASRO). After discussion, the request was not moved forward.
  • Building Use Request: The board approved a member request to use the CSPPA building to hold support group meetings which will be open to sworn and civilian CSPD employees. These meetings will be coordinated by the member only.
    • 1st: T. Charles
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All in favor
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Board approved up to a $500 expenditure to develop a CSPPA video presentation.
      • 1st: J. Carson
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All in favor
    • CSPPA to replace broken TV in the Municipal Courthouse gym.

April 2017 financial report:

  •  1st:B. Walsh
  • 2nd:D. Graham
  • All approved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Accts.     April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016
Checking $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94 $   55,669.59
Gen. Invested Fund $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11
Fallen Officers Fd. $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12
Totals $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82

Non-investment Accounts:

                                                                     April 2017                   April 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund        $ 15,626.15                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

 

Meeting adjourned at 1:05pm

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May 4, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, May 4th

Executive Session: 10:30am

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order:

  • Extra duty sign ups

Member comments

Board discussion items:

  • Council Member meeting update
  • Pay/comp update
  • Corporal proposal update
  • Civil Service Rule Amendments
  • Conceal Carry on School Grounds
  • Body worn camera vest
  • Donation budget review and requests
  • Request for building use
  • Merchandising

April financial report

 

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GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • B. Walsh

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Annual Edward Jones Update: Edward Jones advisor Kevin Dunbaugh presented the board with its annual investment and fiduciary responsibility update. Due to investment returns over the prior year, the proportion of investments in recommended risk categories were no longer fully aligned with best practices.  As such, the Board agreed to recommended adjustments to reduce risk in both the General and Fallen Officer funds, maximizing capacity for slow, yet steady growth.

 General Member Concerns:

  • Workers Compensation: Member concern raised regarding an ongoing workers compensation issue. Executive Director Dillon to speak with Risk Management on behalf of member. It was reiterated that prior to a member contacting an attorney, the CSPPA is available as a resource. Once a member engages an attorney, the CSPPA is not able to assist.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Master Patrol Officer proposal update: The proposed MPO position has shifted to a Corporal proposal. Proposal still under review, however, at present there is across the board support from the Office of the Chief.
  • Donation Request: The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs requested that the PPA sponsor 1 – 2 holes at its annual Golf Tournament for first responders from CSPD, CSPD, and EPSO.
    • 1st: J. Keller
    • 2nd: P. David
    • Motion passed with 7 yes; 1 abstention
  • Equipment Request: A member request was received to donate weights from the CSPPA municipal courthouse gym to the hangar for use with a squat rack. Vote deferred to permit board to inventory gym weights.
  • Civil Service Commission update: Commissioners voted 3 – 1 to approve CSPPA request that the three year patrol requirement to test for sergeant be changed to a two year requirement.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: Corporal proposal follow-up.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Leaks to roof to be repaired by CRS Roofing
    • By-Law revisions and updates
      • 1st: J. Carson
      • 2nd: Theron Charles
      • All Approved
  • March 2017 financial report:
    • 1st: J. Keller
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All approved
Investment Accts.     March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016
Checking $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94 $   55,669.59 $44,132.02
Gen. Invested Fund $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43
Fallen Officers Fd. $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10
Totals $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82 $467,810.55

Non-investment Accounts:                 March 2017                   March 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund          $ 15,624.82                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

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Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, April 6th — 11:00am

General Session:

Call to order

Annual Edward Jones update/ discussion of fiduciary responsibilities

General Membership Concerns

Discussion Items:

  • Master Patrol Officer proposal update
  • Election update
  • Donation request
  • Equipment request
  • Civil Service Commission update
  • Agenda items for April meeting with the Chiefs
  • Miscellaneous: Building roof; by law revisions; line-ups
  • Financial report

Adjournment

 

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GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Excused

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles

 Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • Meeting called to order at 11:00am

 General Member Concerns:  None brought forward.

Member Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Press Release: There was brief discussion on the press release response to the anonymous letter published in the Colorado Springs Independent. The letter has not been sent to any member of the CSPPA board directly from the author.
  • City Council Candidate Interviews: All CSPPA City Council candidates were emailed a questionnaire to aid in determining endorsements; those responding to the questionnaire are to be interviewed by a subcommittee of the Board. It was also suggested that:
    • The CSPPA not endorse any pro-recreational marijuana candidate as it is prohibited by Federal law.
    • The CSPPA Board of Directors develop one-on-one relationships with City Council members when the new Council is seated.
  •  SDR Document Retention: CSPPA Attorney John Newsome confirmed that SDR documents must follow guidelines established by the Colorado Uniform Records Retention Act. Questions regarding SDR protocol will be put forward as an agenda item for the March meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Conceal carry on public school property by off duty officers: State statute indicates this is to conform with policy of the employing agency. As such, this will be brought forward at the March meeting with the Chiefs for clarification.
  • Workers Compensation Survey: In preparation for its March 10th Workers Compensation meeting, it was noted that the CSPPA distributed a survey among members regarding their experiences with the City of Colorado Springs Risk Management Department.
  • Civil Service Commission Request: At the February meeting with the Chiefs, the CSPPA requested support for changing the eligibility requirement to take the Police Sergeant Exam from three years in patrol to two years in patrol. With support of Chief Carey, this request will be presented to the Civil Service Commission for approval.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:
    • SDR retention
    • Concealed carry on public school property by off duty officers
  • Financial Report: January 2017 and February 2017 financial reports approved.
    • 1st Joe Somosky
    • 2ndJames Keller
    • All approved

 

Investment Accts.     February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016
Checking $48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $   46,949.94 $   55,669.59 $ 44,132.02 $   50,386.58
Gen. Invested Fund $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43 $298,995.29
Fallen Officers Fd. $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10 $130,726.13
Totals $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82 $467,810.55 $480,108.00
  • Miscellaneous: CSPPA requested to have representation at Critical Incident Review Board on 03/23/17

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm

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March 2, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, March 2nd — 11:00am

General Session:

Call to order

General Membership Concerns

Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Press Release
  • City Council Candidate Interviews
  • Document Retention
  • Conceal Carry on public school property by off duty officers
  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Service Commission Request

Adjournment

 

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CSPPA Workers Compensation Survey

Members, please log in and go to the Announcements page to participate in the CSPPA Workers Compensation survey.

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CSPPA Workers Compensation Survey

Representatives from the CSPPA Board of Directors and staff will soon be meeting with the City’s Risk Management department to discuss the Workers Compensation process.  So that we may better represent you, we are asking you to respond to a brief questionnaire by clicking on the link below, or by copying and pasting it into your browser. You may have already received this link via email, and if so, please be sure that you respond only one time.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSPPAWC

The survey is very brief, and should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.  Your participation will enable us to bring data to the meeting that is representative of member experiences.  The survey will remain open until Tuesday, March 7th, and its design ensures that all responses will remain completely anonymous.

If you have any questions, please email Sherryl at Sherryl@csppa.org or call the office at 719-634-0058.

 

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February 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:10am

General Member Concerns:

  • At member request, the CSPPA October 2016 meeting with Mayor John Suthers was reviewed, specifically as it related to retention and recruitment of CSPD sworn officers.
  • Roll call video 550 was discussed and it was reiterated that officers are advised to adhere to their training for guidance. The CSPPA is to have representation at a panel being convened to further discuss issues surrounding use of force.
  • It was suggested by a member that roll call videos and articles be used to provide greater communication between administration and line level officers.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Use of Force: As noted above, the CSPPA will have representation at a panel that will be convened to further discuss issues surrounding use of force.
  • Political Endorsements/City Council: Questions were developed and approved as a screening mechanism to aid in determining CSPPA City Council candidate endorsements; will be sent to all candidates prior to convening board committee interviews.
  • Recruitment/Membership: It was noted that there is some confusion regarding benefits and cost of membership for the CSPPA versus the CPPA. It needs to be better communicated to potential members that the CSPPA is the only entity offering a wrap around, unlimited, local legal benefit included in the cost of its membership, rather than being offered as an add-on, as is the case with the CPPA.
  • Golf Tournament: In lieu of the July golf tournament, the CSPPA will instead host a department-wide summer family party at Fox Run Regional Park. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: 
    • Use of force
    • Promotion pre-requisites
    • Workers Compensation
    • Roll call videos/communication
    • Time off requests
  • Financial Report: Approval of January 2017 financial report deferred until March. However, note:
    • The decrease in the General Invested Fund compared to a month ago is attributable to the final payment on the construction remodel of 516 N. Tejon. Fund dollars were utilized to circumvent increasing the size of our building loan.

 

 

                               

Investment Accts.     January 2017
December 2017
November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016
Checking $  48,802.45 $ 46,949.94 $  55,669.59 $   44,312.02 $   50,386.58  $ 71,384.39
Gen. Invested Fund $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43 $298,995.29 $298,325.73
Fallen Officers Fd. $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10 $130,726.13 $129,843.03
Totals $470,983.45
$480,154.23
$484,276.82
$467,810.55 $480,108.00 $499,533.15
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Approval to remove Roberto Williamson from CSPPA accounts as authorized signature.
      • 1st Bill Walsh
      • 2nd Theron Charles
      • All approved
    • Approval to add Patrick David to CSPPA accounts as authorized signature.
      • 1st Theron Charles
      • 2nd Bill Walsh
      • All approved

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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November 3, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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November 3, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes

GENERAL SESSION MINUTES

Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • S. Pugsley
  • D. Graham
  • B. Walsh
  • T. Charles
  • J. Keller

Board Members Absent:

  • J. Havenar, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

General Member Concerns:

Clarification requested regarding PPA’s role in advocating for members having workers compensation questions or concerns. It was clarified that with member sign-off, the PPA is able to contact Risk Management on behalf of the member.

Member request that CSPPA look into shift differential pay at agencies along the Front Range.

Clarification requested and given regarding CSPPA role in, and support of, patrol and special unit staffing changes.

Member Discussion Items:

Approval of 2015 Audit as presented at October 6th Board meeting.

  • 1st: S. Pugsley
  • 2nd:  J. Keller
  • All in favor

Training Academy Update: Office staff visited Training Academy on October 21st to discuss benefits of PPA membership. Thirty-six recruits signed on as members.

Span of Control Review: Recap explaining that, per discussion at October Chiefs Meeting, the ratio is determined by call load, thus while it may appear that the number of sergeants working mids is high, those are the shifts most likely to have newer officers in need of greater oversight.  Acknowledging that it could be challenging for some day shifts having a much lower ratio, the call load history indicates it nonetheless is the most effective and efficient staffing solution.

By-Law Revision:

Section 3 Current Verbiage: No member of this Association may be elected to more than one (1) office at any time. An Officer or Director who runs for another position, but is not elected to said position, shall retain their original position if so desired until that term is expired. In order to run for the office of President the candidate must have previously served on the CSPPA Board of Directors.

Section 3 Amended Version: No member of this Association may be elected to more than one (1) office at any time. An Officer or Director who runs for another position during his or her term shall vacate their original position to do so, thereby giving up that seat. If the Officer or Director is not elected to a new position, he or she may seek board appointment by an affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors of the Association’s Board of Directors to regain their original position until that term expires. Alternative appointees may also be considered. In order to run for the office of President the candidate must have previously served on the CSPPA Board of Directors.

Amended version approved.

  • 1st: S. Pugsley
  • 2nd: D. Graham
  • All in favor

Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: As the following items are continued over from the October meeting, it was agreed to discuss via email and to cancel the November Chiefs’ meeting.

  • Special Event coverage
  • Volunteer policy clarification

Financial Report: October 2016 financial report — decreases in the General Invested Fund and Fallen Officers Fund reflect market fluctuations.

August and September financial reports previously presented but not voted on due to a lack of quorum, thus August, September, and October financials voted on simultaneously.

  • 1st: R. Williamson
  • 2nd: S. Pugsley
  • All approved                                                                                                                     
Investment Accts.     October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016
Checking $   44,312.02 $   50,386.58 $71,384.39 $   42,826.68 $48,314.96 $   29,915.70
Gen. Invested Fund $294,124.43 $298,995.29 $298,325.73 $297,977.07 $284,840.81 $290,146.25
Fallen Officers Fd. $129,374.10 $130,726.13 $129,843.03 $129,248.09 $124,258.93 $125,512.84
Totals $467,810.55 $480,108.00 $499,533.15 $470,051.84 $457,414.70 $445,574.79

Cross-utilization of income from the General Investment Fund: The Board had previously been asked by Edward Jones to vote on reinvesting dividend and interest income from the general fund to the fallen officer’s fund when paid. Capital gain distributions paid on investments held in the general fund would continue to be reinvested within the general fund.

  • Motion died: Due to the restricted nature of the Fallen Officer Fund, it was agreed to utilize General Fund dollars if there is a need for which the Fallen Officer Fund is insufficient.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

 

 

 

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Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, November 3rd — 10:30 AM Executive Session; 11:00 AM General Session

Executive Session

General Session:

Call to order

General Membership Concerns

Discussion Items:

  • Approval of Audit
  • Training Academy Update
  • By-Law Revision
  • Agenda items for November 9th Meeting with the Chiefs (PPA: 10:30am)
  • October Financial Report
  • Approval of August/September/October Financials
  • Children’s Party Update
  • Holiday Gala Update
  • Medal of Valor

Adjournment

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2016 HOLIDAY GALA!

Mark your calendars for the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association’s 2016 Annual Holiday Gala!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Colorado Ballroom

3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • 6 pm Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
  • 7 pm Dinner
  • 8:30 pm Casino Night and Dancing

A reduced room rate at the Resort will be available

For reservations call 719-538-4000

Code: CSPPA

Kindly RSVP and provide your menu selection prior to December 9th

719-634-0058

Entrée Choices to Include Beef or Chicken

No Charge for member/ $35 for member guest (adults only please)

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