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November 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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November 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. David, Secretary
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • D. Holland
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • M. Peterson

Meeting called to order at 10:30am

Annual Financial Review:  The annual financial review was presented by Certified Public Accountant Mitch Downs of Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP.  The review and Form 990 were accepted by the Board, and will be filed with the IRS and Secretary of State accordingly.

  • 1st: T. Rekar
  • 2nd: L. Warnes
  • All Approved

Member Comments:

  • A question pertaining to extension of the DROP program was brought forth; to be included on next Chiefs’ meeting agenda.
  • Clarification regarding the PTO requirement for the Corporal program was brought forth; it was reiterated that to be eligible, an officer must be a PTO in good standing, regardless of unit.

Board Discussion Items:

Update on Meeting with the Chiefs:

  • Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: Changes in statutory requirements are to be addressed via policy, which is currently undergoing review. Discussion to continue at next meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Medical Settlements/Retirements: It had been brought to the Board’s attention that in some cases, medical settlements included a provision barring the claimant from working in another capacity for the City of Colorado Springs. While it is incumbent upon the claimant to review any settlement prior to signing it, in general, medical retirees are given opportunities for alternate employment consistent with ADA.

Risk Management: Several issues were discussed, including Rule 5-4 (C), which stipulates that a 5 year history of only those medical records pertaining to the claim at hand must be released. Dissatisfaction with the newly hired Risk Management physician was also expressed, specifically related to MMI rulings and continuing care for work-related injuries. The Board of Directors will continue to discuss these concerns with the Office of the Chief and individual members as warranted.

Miscellaneous: Ameriben representatives will be available at the PPA building on November 13th and 15th by appointment, to review individual concerns regarding health insurance claims.

The Hundred Club, which accepted tax deductible donations on behalf of the CSPPA for many years prior to the start up of the CSPPA’s (c)(3) Fallen Officer Relief Fund, is to return any remaining funds it is holding on the PPA’s behalf for deposit into the (c)(3) account.

Financial Reports: October banking statements unavailable as of meeting date; report to be given at December board meeting.

 

The general session adjourned 12:00pm, at which time the Board convened Executive Session.

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November 1, 2018 Board Meeting Time Change

Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the November 1, 2018 PPA Board of Directors meeting will now begin at 10:30am.

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October 4, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the October 4, 2018 Board of Directors meeting are posted.  Members, please log in to view.

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October 4, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • P. David, Secretary
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  •  P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  •  J. Keller
  • D. Holland

Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • J. Somosky, President
  • L. Warnes

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Check presentation: Sheldon Schnese, representing Stockers Car Club, presented a check to the CSPPA Fallen Officer Relief Fund.

Member Comments:  None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

Update on Meeting with the Chiefs:

  • Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: Updates continue to be given at the PPA’s monthly meetings with the Chiefs; policy is currently undergoing review and is to be revised as appropriate. To be discussed at next meeting with Chiefs.
  • Critical Incident Peer Support: The Department is committed to providing officers with the support needed post-critical incident; best practices, to include trainings and outreach, are currently under review.
  • Traffic and Corporal Goals: Traffic goals may be revised, although this is not definite; Corporal goals have been revised to include greater detail.
  • Risk Management: Board representatives and the Chief continue to discuss risk management concerns in general, and as it relates to specific members with member permission.

Seizure Warrants/Cold Fraud: Deferred until November Board meeting.

Compensation Update: PPA representatives, along with Chief Carey, met with City Human Resources to continue discussing compensation for 2019. It was indicated, and has subsequently been made public, that the P1 raise will be 8.5 percent beginning January 1, 2019, with raises for all ranks increasing accordingly. Factoring in cost of labor, this brings CSPD to market when compared with the nine comparator agencies included in the annual salary review.

Board Vacancies: As there were an equal number of candidates to vacancies, the 2019 Board of Directors election was canceled. New at-large members include Officers Tracy Toth, Paul Malchow and Roberto Williamson; Officer Todd Rekar will assume the Vice President seat. Outgoing Board members include Derek Graham, Patrick David, and Russ Balka.

 

Miscellaneous:

A one-time purchase of 15 round magazines was approved to give to retirees buying guns through the buyback program.

  • 1st: M. Peterson
  • 2nd: D. Holland
  • All Approved

Privacy for Cops: CSPPA again given a discounted rate enabling CSPD employees to sign up for the service through October 31st.

 

Approval of September Financial Report:

Investment Accounts   September 2018 September 2017
Checking $86,993.91 $ 48,257.39
Gen’l Invested Fund $325,149.30 $309,383.02
Fallen Officers Fund $154,185.72 $145,153.74
Totals $566,328.93 $502,794.15
  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: B. Walsh
  • All Approved

The meeting adjourned at 12:20pm.

 

 

 

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November 1, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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November 1, 2108 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Executive Session: 10:00am

  • Staff discussion

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

  • Annual Financial Review Presentation/Independent Auditors

Member comments

Discussion items:

Update on Meeting with the Chiefs

  • Officer Involved /Shootings/Use of Force/SBI
  • Medical Settlements/retirements

Seizure warrants/Cold fraud

Executive Director Report

  • Risk Management
  • Ameriben
  • 2018 Holiday Gala
  • Hundred Club Fallen Officer Fund
  • Medal of Valor

Agenda items for November 28th Meeting with the Chiefs

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September 6, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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September 6, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. David, Secretary
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  •  P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  •  J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • D. Graham, Vice President

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

Political Donations: It was suggested that the Board seek a vote of the PPA membership prior to making political endorsements and contributions.  Due to the short window of time involved, it was explained that it is not feasible to seek a vote of the entire membership; rather, the Board employs a thorough vetting process, selecting only those candidates it believes represent the best interests of the membership.

Corporal Program:  The purpose of the Corporal program was discussed, specifically regarding a lack of goals and function.  It was also noted that there is a similar lack in NeoGov with respect to the Traffic Unit.  It was decided to bring the issue forward at the next meeting with the Chiefs.

Risk Management:  A new concern regarding Risk Management’s use of surveillance and the new Occupational Health physician were both discussed at length.  This issue is also to be brought forward at the next Meeting with the Chiefs.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Update on Meeting with the Chiefs regarding Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: PPA representatives are continuing to meet with the chiefs regarding policies and protocols. Information will be communicated to members as it becomes available.
  • Use of Fallen Officer Fund vs. Fallen Officer Relief Fund: The CSPPA Fallen Officer Fund supports CSPPA members, and as such, will continue to provide financial relief associated with duty related critical incidents. The newly formed Fallen Officer Relief Fund, a 501 (c) (3) entity, serves as a vehicle to distribute designated community donations, fundraiser income, etc., to officers involved in critical incidents, whether or not they are CSPPA members. Non-designated funds will remain in the FoRF account for distribution as determined by its Board of Directors.
  • Manpower: As discussed at the August meeting, the Board is aware of member concerns regarding staff shortages within Patrol and the use of hire-backs for mitigation. The issue is to be brought forward at the September meeting with the Chiefs, specifically with respect to long-term planning.
  • Compensation Update: PPA representatives, along with Chief Carey, met with Mayor Suthers and Chief of Staff Jeff Greene to continue discussing compensation for 2019. Mayor Suthers remains committed to getting PD to market for 2019. Cost of labor will be factored in, as will comparator agency increases.
  • Civilian Pay Raises: Clarification regarding the timing of pay raises for civilian employees will be brought before the Chiefs at the September monthly meeting. 
  • Risk Management: CSPPA representatives, along with Chief Carey, met with Risk Management to discuss records release requirements. As discussed in detail in the August Centurion, claimants are able to select records to be released, rather than releasing their entire 5-year medical history. Additional concerns, as noted above in member comments, were discussed as well.
  • Retiree Board Seat: The Board of Directors voted to appoint recently retired CSPD Officer Drew Holland to a board seat for a 2-year term to begin October 2018 and end December 2020.
  • 1st: J. Carson
  • 2nd: L. Warnes
  • All Approved

Approval of June/July/August Financial Report:                                                              

 

 

Investment Accounts   July 2018 June 2018   July 2017 June 2017
Checking $74,801.54 $62,109.30   $51,832.25 $45,666.92
Gen’l Invested Fund $322,457.63 $317,013.70   $305,528.87 $302,041.19
Fallen Officers Fund $153,404.02 $150,685.49   $141,994.65 $140,555.30
Totals $550,663.19 $529,808.49   $499,355.77 $488,263.41
  • 1st: P. Farmer
  • 2nd: B. Walsh
  • All Approved

 Executive Director Report:

  • Training Academy: CSPPA representatives set to visit recruits on September 10th.
  • Fundraisers for Cem Duzel:A portion of proceeds from the COS Marathon, to be held on Saturday, September 29th, is to be donated to the FoRF on behalf of Cem. A concert fundraiser, to be held on October 7th at the Stargazer theater will designate a portion of their proceeds as well to both Officer Duzel and the FoRF.
  • Board Composition:There are 5 board positions up for election this Fall: Vice President, Secretary, and 3 at-large sworn seats. Candidates must submit their intent to run via email, to sherryl@csppa.org

 

The meeting adjourned at 1:20pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 4, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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October 4, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, October 4, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Update on Meeting with Chiefs regarding Officer Involved Shootings/Use of Force/SBI/DFIT; critical incident peer support; traffic/corporal goals; manpower; Skype; civilian pay raises; risk management
  • Seizure Warrants/Cold Fraud
  • Update on compensation meetings
  • Ameriben
  • Financial Report

Executive Director Report

Agenda items for October 24th Meeting with the Chiefs

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August 9, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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August 9, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                              

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson,Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Excused

  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. David, Secretary
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller
  • R. Keller

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

Member Comments:

None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

Protocols for Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: CSPPA Board and Staff members received numerous inquiries regarding the grand jury indictment of a veteran CSPD officer in July2018. PPA representatives met with Chief Carey shortly after the indictment, and the topic will be discussed further at the August 22nd Meeting with the Chiefs. Discussion to include policies and protocols in place to guide the process when an officer is involved in such an event.

PPA Media Statements: It was reiterated that the CSPPA will make no statements regarding ongoing investigations. Statements regarding the support that a member officer receives from the PPA may be acceptable, but will be determined on a case by case basis and will not violate an individual’s right to privacy.

Fallen Officer Relief Fund: The Fund has received generous donations from the community, the vast majority of which are designated for Officer Cem Duzel. The non-designated funds will remain in the F.o.R.F. for needs in the future. Although not yet determined, there was also discussion that all or part of the funds that are currently in the CSPPA (c)(5) FoF account may be donated over by the Board of Directors to the new (c)(3).

Use of Member Benefits: The practice of non-members utilizing PPA member benefits on an a la carte basis, such as for background checks and attending the Christmas gala, has grown in recent years. The Board determined that this is not within the scope of the CSPPA, and as such, non-members will no longer be able to avail themselves of any benefits. The only exception to this is in the case of spouses; if one spouse is a member, then both are eligible to attend PPA member events.

  • 1st: T. Rekar
  • 2nd: M. Peterson
  • All Approved

Manpower (Patrol): The Board is aware of member concerns regarding staff shortages within Patrol and the use of hire-backs for mitigation. The issue is to be brought forward at a future Chiefs meeting.

Political Endorsements: It was determined that political endorsements will be determined on a case by case basis, but in general will be restricted to municipal candidates. Donations to candidates will entail a vote separate from the endorsement. 

Holiday Gala: Beginning with the 2018 Christmas gala, only members will be eligible to win prizes. Non-members; the CSPPA Board of Directors; and CSPPA employees and their families are no longer eligible to win prizes.

  • 1st:M. Peterson
  • 2nd: T. Rekar
  • All Approved

Miscellaneous:

  • CSPPA engagement in critical incident peer support was discussed and will be brought forward for discussion at a future meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Effective immediately, office hours will be from 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday. The office will no longer close at 2pm on Wednesdays. 

June and July Financial Report: The Board vote to approve the financial report was deferred until September as all data was not available at the time of the meeting.

 

Investment Accounts   July 2018 June 2018 July 2017 June 2017
Checking $74,801.54 $62,109.30 $51,832.25 $45,666.92
Gen’l Invested Fund $322,457.63 $317,013.70 $305,528.87 $302,041.19
Fallen Officers Fund $153,404.02 $150,685.49 $141,994.65 $140,555.30
Totals $550,663.19 $529,808.49   $499,355.77 $488,263.41

 

Executive Director Report:

Quarterly Membership Review: There was a net gain of one member in 2nd quarter 2018, yielding a total membership of 925. There was a decrease in the sworn category due to the retirement of 10 officers, however, nine of these kept their CSPPA membership, transitioning over to the retiree category. These numbers do not reflect Academy recruits who have signed on as PPA members; they will be included in the third quarter report.

Retiree Reunion: Turnout was very high for the retiree reunion, held at Navajo Hogan on Friday, July 20th. The CSPPA will continue its financial support of this event moving forward.

CSPPA Picnic Wrap-up: While a sizeable number of retirees attended the CSPPA 2nd Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 21st at Bear Creek Park, there was a low turnout with respect to current members. As such, the Board decided to discontinue this event and will explore other avenues to reach out to membership in the summer months.

Compensation Meetings: PPA representatives continue to meet with City officials regarding compensation for 2019, advocating for a full market increase; the next scheduled meeting with Mayor Suthers is to occur in late August.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30pm; the Board convened executive session to discuss personnel related issues. 

 

 

 

 

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September 6, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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September 6, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, September 6, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Update on Meeting with Chiefs regarding Officer Involved Shootings/Use of Force/SBI
  • Use of Fallen Officer Fund vs. Fallen Officer Relief Fund
  • Seizure Warrants/Cold Fraud
  • Manpower (Patrol)
  • Update on compensation meeting
  • Timing of pay raises for civilian PD employees
  • Risk Management
  • Ameriben
  • Retiree Board seat
  • Financial Report

Executive Director Report

  • Training Academy
  • Fundraisers for Officer Cem Duzel
  • CSPPA building use
  • Vittles for Vests
  • 2019 Holiday Gala

Agenda items for September 26th Meeting with the Chiefs

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CSPPA Board Meeting Rescheduled

The CSPPA Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled.  Members, please log in and visit the Announcements tab for details.

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Board of Directors Meeting Rescheduled

Members, please note that the CSPPA Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 9th at 5:30pm.  The meeting will be held in the PPA conference room per usual.

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Meeting Cancellation

Members –

Due to officer involved shooting on August 2nd, today’s CSPPA Board of Directors meeting has been postponed.  We will inform you of a new date as soon as possible.

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August 2, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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August 2, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, August 2, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Protocols for Officer Involved Shootings/Use of Force
  • PPA media statements on investigations
  • New Fallen Officer Relief Fund
  • Use of member benefits
  • Manpower (Patrol)
  • Political Endorsements (PPA position)
  • Quarterly Membership Review
  • June Financial Report

Executive Director Report

  • Picnic wrap-up
  • Vittles for Vests
  • PPA Survey
  • CASRO Survey
  • Compensation Meetings
  • Holiday Gala
  • Gleneagle Sertoma Golf Event
  • Police and Fire Games

Agenda items for August 22nd Meeting with the Chiefs

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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July 5th Board Meeting Canceled

Members, please note that the July 5th Meeting of the Board of Directors is canceled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on August 2nd.

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June 7, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the June 7, 2018 Board of Directors meeting are posted.  Members, please log in to view.

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June 7, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                              

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

 Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • J. Somosky, President
  • L. Warnes

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

  • PPA Gym: A concern was brought forward regarding maintenance of the CSPPA gym located in the Municipal Courthouse building. A new maintenance service is set to begin at the end of June as the prior individual retired at the end of May. Antibacterial wipes will be available to wipe down equipment before/after use.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Donation Request: The CSPPA received a request to support the 2018 Colorado Police and Fire Athletic Games, to be held July 30th – August 5th in Colorado Springs. The Board approved a $1000.00 sponsorship.
    • 1st: Patrick David
    • 2nd: Jim Carson
    • All in favor
  • Extra Duty Hours: Release time from events held at the World Arena and Sky Sox Stadium was discussed. While it is generally understood that events in these venues can run over, it was agreed that there would be informal follow-up by a representative of the Board regarding extra duty training and policy.
  • Body Worn Camera Policy: Follow-up on amendments to BWC policy to be added to next Chiefs’ meeting agenda.
  • Retiree Insurance: Retiree insurance continues to be a pervasive and unresolved concern, especially given the gap between age of retirement and onset of Medicare benefits. The board agreed to reach out to community and City resources to advance a solution to address this increasing burden.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • PPA Biennial Survey: The biennial survey was distributed department-wide on June 4th and will remain open, via a survey monkey, link through July 3rd. Close to 200 responses were submitted in the first 48 hours.
    • Financial Report: Approval of May 2018 financial report:
      • 1st: P. David
      • 2nd: B. Walsh
      • All Approved

 

Investment Accounts   May 2018 May 2017
Checking $72,592.25 $73,655.64
Gen’l Invested Fund $319,152.28 $300,495.51
Fallen Officers Fund $151,193.31 $139,390.20
Totals $542,937.84 $513,541.35

                               

Investment Accts.     May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017
Checking $72,592.25 $52,166.88 $65,378.15 $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75
Gen. Invested Fund $319,152.28 $317,046.11 $316,657.90 $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60
Fallen Officers Fd. $151,193.31 $150,243.42 $148,865.09 $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03
Totals $542,937.84 $519,456.41 $530,901.14 $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38

 

April 2018                   April 2017

$ 8,761.87                      $ 15,627.35            Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 24,244.00                       $ 29,244.00        Small Donor Account

**per the Hundred Club, a banking debit error in the amount of $1326.12 is to be credited back to account.

  • CSPPA Scholarship Awards Luncheon: Eight of 13 scholarship recipients and their guests were present for the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon and check presentation.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm

 

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June 7, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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June 7, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, June 7, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

  • May Financial Report

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Donation Request: Colorado Police and Fire Athletic Games 2018 sponsorship request
  • CSPPA Gym
  • Extra duty hours
  • BWC Policy Update
  • Executive Director Report
    • Fallen Officer Relief Fund Update
    • PPA Biennial Survey
    • Retiree insurance
  • Agenda items for June 22nd Meeting with the Chiefs  
  • CSPPA Scholarship presentation
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CSPPA Member Benefits at a Glance

If you have not yet joined the CSPPA, and are wondering about the cost/benefit differences between us, your local Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, and the State PPA, please click here — CSPPA vs CPPA

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May 3, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes from the May 3, 2018 Board of Directors meeting are posted.  Members, please log in to view.

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May 3, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                              

  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

 Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. Farmer

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Candidate Visits

  • Congressional Candidate and current El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glen: Commissioner Glenn met with the Board to request the CSPPA’s endorsement in his bid for Congressional office. Much discussion centered on Glenn’s position on asset forfeiture and the impact of federal government at the state and local levels. The Board chose to reserve its decision until interviews with competitive candidates are completed.

General Member Concerns: None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Gym Maintenance: The current maintenance person responsible for the CSPPA gym will be retiring at the end of May; a new vendor is expected to be in place prior to that time.
  • Post-OIS Interviews: Unless there are mitigating circumstances, all Office Involved Shooting interviews typically occur within 48 hours of any incident. CSPPA attorney John Newsome reiterated his availability to conduct interviews in the evenings and on weekends as necessary.
  • Discipline across Divisions: Current protocol dictates that when discipline involves officers assigned to different divisions who responded to the same call, each officer’s chain of command is responsible for oversight. Consideration is being given to instead assign discipline to the primary division’s chain of command. CSPPA Board to discuss at Chiefs’ meeting.
  • Timing of Discipline: It has been brought to the attention of the Board that in some instances, the onset of discipline has occurred as late as twelve months post-event. CSPPA Board to discuss at Chiefs’ meeting.
  • BWC Policy Update: There is some concern about implications of BWC video being viewed by supervisors in the absence of complaints or specific incidents. CSPPA Board to discuss at Chiefs’ meeting.

Executive Director Report:

  • HB18-1404 (IA Transparency Bill): As reported at the time, HB18-1404 was still under consideration in the Colorado State House of Representatives. Subsequent to the Board meeting, it was learned that HB18-1404 was killed in the Senate’s State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee.
  • Homes for Heros: The PPA participated as Bronze Sponsor and Vendor at the Homes for Heroes K-9 Fundraiser held at Weidner Field on Saturday, April 28th .

Financial Report: Approval of April 2018 financial report:

  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: J. Keller
  • All Approved
Investment Accounts   April 2018 April 2017
Checking $52,166.88 $41,091.23
Gen’l Invested Fund $317,046.11 $296,632.85
Fallen Officers Fund $150,243.42 $137,744.46
Totals $519,456.41 $475,468.54

                               

Investment Accts.     April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017
Checking $52,166.88 $65,378.15 $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52
Gen. Invested Fund $317,046.11 $316,657.90 $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47
Fallen Officers Fd. $150,243.42 $148,865.09 $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45
Totals $519,456.41 $530,901.14 $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44

 

April 2018                   April 2017

$ 10,086.89                       $ 15,626.15      Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 24,244.00                       $ 29,244.00        Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm

 

 

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April 5, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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April 5, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                            

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Rekar
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

 Excused

  • M. Peterson
  • B. Walsh

 Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Candidate Visits

  • Sheriff Bill Elder: Sheriff Elder received 65 percent of the vote at the Republican Assembly, short of the 70 percent required to bypass a primary election. As such, he asked the CSPPA to consider making a financial contribution to his campaign since he will now be running in both a primary and general election. The Board voted to contribute $5000.
  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: R. Balka
  • All approved
  • Patrick McIntire: A candidate for State Senate in District 11 running against current Representative Pete Lee, Mr. McIntire requested a meeting with the Board of Directors to discuss his campaign goals and to learn about the needs of law enforcement. The meeting was kept informative in nature.

Member Concerns: None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Gun Buy Back: Any CSPD Sworn officer who will be buying back a gun can fill out an FFL form at the CSPPA any time during normal business hours. Non-members will be charged the $15.00 CBI fee for a background check plus a $20 processing fee which will be deposited in the CSPPA Fallen Officer Fund. There is no charge for CSPPA members.
  • Media Report: The CSPPA was a recent target of KOAA investigative news reporter Eric Ross. Members are aware of the report and its wholesale inaccuracies.
  • Fallen Officer Fund Update: Progress report given on transitioning FoF into a 501 (c)(3) entity to permit greater latitude in fundraising and capacity for growth.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • Membership Update: There has been movement across membership categories, specifically from Sworn to Retired, however, the total number of members remains steady at an all-time high of 924.
    • PPA Biennial Survey: In an attempt to collect longitudinal data, the CSPPA will again release its biennial survey in June 2108
    • PPA FoF Benefit Event: The Fallen Officer Fund is scheduled to be the recipient of a Ladies Night fundraiser hosted by Sportman’s Warehouse on the night of April 5th.
    • Building Use: The PPA building will be utilized for an SRO staff meeting, K-9 Training Class, and Meth Lab Recertification class. This is part of the PPA’s intent to make space available for groups/organizations aligned with law enforcement.
    • Retirement Event: The CSPD sworn retiree reunion, underwritten by the CSPPA, will be held at Navajo Hogan from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, the evening prior to the PPA’s second annual family-day BBQ.
  • Approval of March 2018 financial report:
  • 1st: P. David
  •  2nd: P. Farmer
  • All Approved

 

 

Investment Accounts   March 2018 March 2017
Checking $65,378.15 $39,743.94
Gen’l Invested Fund $316,657.90 $294,713.18
Fallen Officers Fund $148,865.09 $137,180.47
Totals $530,901.14 $471,637.60

                               

Investment Accts.     March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017
Checking $65,378.15 $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52 $ 66,558.92
Gen. Invested Fund $316,657.90 $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47 $312,425.16
Fallen Officers Fd. $148,865.09 $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45 $146,107.71
Totals $530,901.14 $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44 $525,091.79

March 2018                    March 2017

$ 10,086.89                       $ 15,6234.82      Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                       $ 33,244.00        Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

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Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, April 5, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Brief meet and greet with D-11 State Senate Candidate

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Gun buy-back
  • Media Report
  • Fallen Officer Fund 501 c(3) update
  • Executive Director Report
    • Member update
    • PPA Biennial Survey
    • PPA FoF Benefit Event/Donors
    • Building Use
    • Retiree event
    • Recruiting
    • Congressional candidate request
  • Agenda items for April 16th Meeting with the Chiefs
  • March Financial Report      
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Dear Members:

Many of you have likely seen the KOAA/Eric Ross Investigative News report that aired on Monday night, March 26th.  The video, along with an article authored by Ross, is available at http://www.koaa.com/story/37814635/news-5-investigates-non-profit-collecting-donationsfor-police-officers-cant-explain-how-they-spend-public-money.

This news piece grossly misrepresents the CSPPA with respect to our financial integrity. As such, you are receiving this letter to clarify how we actually do manage your membership dollars, versus what was reported by KOAA and Ross. For ease of presentation, key quotes from Ross’s online article appear below, each followed by actual fact.

  • “The local non-profit organization accepts public donations and grant money…Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross asked Dillon, “You say you hold yourselves accountable to your members, but shouldn’t the public hold you accountable?”

The CSPPA is NOT a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, does NOT receive public donations or grant money, and thus is NOT accountable to the general public. The rare exception to this is when we are approached to be the beneficiary of local business fundraising activity. In that case, 100 percent of any funds donated go to our Fallen Officer Fund, which is restricted to support officers and their families only in times of significant duty-related injury or death.

Rather, the CSPPA is structured as a 501 (c) (5) organization, a labor organization as defined by IRS guidelines. Our sole source of operating income comes from member dues, and our financial statements are readily available to both members and prospective members. In addition, the board reviews financials at each of its monthly on-site meetings, which are open to all members.

  • “… News 5 found the organization spent thousands of dollars on meals, entertainment and office supplies. One year, the non-profit spent more money on employee salaries than it did on benefits for police officers…”

The year in question regarding salaries versus benefits is 2014. A look back at our statements shows that in addition to $132,389 in member benefits, $13,000 was spent on scholarships for member dependents, bringing the total to $145,389. An additional $29,993 was awarded to allied organizations such as CAPS, Candlelighters, and the Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers Memorial.

Office supply spending has remained consistent at an average of $5,276 per year for the period 2014 – 2016, which includes all tangible supplies and printing. Meals and entertainment included expenses related to hosting scholarship recipients, meeting with recruit classes at the Academy, and monthly board meetings. Receipts are maintained for purposes of our annual financial audit/review, conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.

  • “Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross spent weeks asking the organization’s executive director, Sherryl Ann Dillon, to sit down and explain how the non-profit is spending money, but she refused.”

Eric Ross first contacted me by phone and email on February 11th with questions regarding CSPPA finances.  I responded on February 12th as well as to subsequent emails on February 14th and 15th. In part, my last communication reiterated the following:

“I must again state that we hold ourselves fully accountable to our membership.  As indicated previously, any information beyond the publicly accessible Form  990s are not available for general disclosure.”

I received one more email from Ross, in which he indicated that “no comment” would not be acceptable. At that point, and in consultation with our Board and legal counsel, I ceased communication.

  • “Ross caught up with Dillon as she left work to give her a final opportunity to answer questions.”

I only learned after viewing our CSPPA security video, that Eric Ross and his camera man waited in a vehicle in a neighboring parking lot for one and a quarter hours on Monday, March 5th until I left work at 5pm. It was at that time that he attempted to “interview” me, coming towards me in our empty parking lot with his camera man. I was also unaware until seeing the news report on KOAA, that a few minutes prior to this, Ross covertly videotaped me from inside his vehicle when I was in the CSPPA parking lot with my daughter.

  • “Actual salaries for the CSPPA executive director ranged from $78,000 to just under $87,000.”

The Board of Directors sets my salary annually. For the first three months I was employed at the CSPPA, beginning April 20, 2015, I was paid $48,000 as there was overlap with my predecessor. My salary was gradually brought into alignment with P1 pay as of January 2017.

  • “The industry standard in non-profit management is… No more than 25-percent should go toward overhead that’s associated with personnel and supplies…”

Our most recent financial statement reveals that only 16.79 percent of revenue goes towards general and administrative support.

These are only a few highlights of the misrepresentation that Eric Ross and KOAA presented to the public regarding the CSPPA in Monday night’s news report and online. Rather than continuing to focus on the negative, it is important to be reminded that we have enjoyed great successes thanks to our increasing membership, the Board of Director’s fiduciary integrity, and collaborative working relationships with the Office of the Chief, the Office of the Mayor, and City Council. We also purchased our own building in third quarter 2015; ended 2016 and 2017 with a budget surplus; reallocated spending to align with building ownership; and have extended our community outreach.

Finally, know that fiduciary responsibility is of primary importance, and as such, we undergo full audits every three years and financial reviews in-between, all of which are conducted by an independent accounting firm.

As always, please let me know if you have any further questions. And of course, be safe…

Sherryl

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March 1, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                            

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

 Excused

  • M. Peterson

 Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Concerns:

  • The PPA’s contribution to officers, their families, and the civilian affected by the EPSO/CSPD February 5th critical incident was acknowledged and appreciated. It was recommended that the PPA keep members and the community apprised of its outreach to the local law enforcement community.

 

Member Discussion Items:

State Legislative Review:

  • Several pending bills pertinent to law enforcement were reviewed. Specific to CSPPA member interests, HB18-1037, which would allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on school grounds, was postponed indefinitely.
  • Senator Owen Hill indicated he may be interested in carrying a 2019 bill to permit law enforcement officers statewide to register personal vehicles at their place of business. CSPPA to meet with Senator Hill to further discuss.
  • CSPPA Executive Director met with Richard Radabaugh and Rachel Swazey to continue discussions on extending healthcare and worker’s compensation benefits for families of officers killed in the line of duty. In its current iteration the bill would apply to State employees only. An effort is underway at the Capitol to add the work comp component, which would apply to county and municipal employees, but is not gaining traction due to legislative rules regarding bill introductions. 

 

Retiree Event:

  • The CSPPA has been asked to host a gathering for retired CSPD officers on Friday evening, July 20th. Venue options and pricing are being explored. Retirees are also to be included the following day, July 21st, at the CSPPA Annual Family Summer Party at Bear Creek Regional Park.

PPA Media Request:

  • A local news media representative has requested an on-camera interview with CSPPA’s Executive Director to discuss financials dating back to 2013 – 2015. He was made aware that the CSPPA complies with transparency regulations, and that our Form 990 tax filing is available to any member of the public via the Secretary of State’s website.

 

Fallen Officer Fund 501 (c) 3 formation:

  • CSPPA Executive Director requested approval from the Board to pursue a 501 (c) 3 designation for the Fallen Officer Fund. Given its current 501 (c) 5 status, donations may be claimed as business deductions only; with a change in designation, however, donations will be considered tax deductible. This will improve capacity to solicit donations for the Fallen Officer Fund from the general public.
  • 1st: D. Graham
  • 2nd: T. Kippel
  • All approved

Approval of February 2018 financial report:

  • 1st: D. Graham
  • 2nd: P. David
  • All Approved
Investment Accounts   February 2018 February 2017
Checking $ 84,791.92 $ 48,538.10
Gen’l Invested Fund $322,058.37 $293,883.09
Fallen Officers Fund $150,710.89 $136,735.51
Totals $557,561.18 $479,156.70

                               

Investment Accts. February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017
Checking $ 84,791.92 $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52 $ 66,558.92 $ 48,257.39
Gen. Invested Fund $322,058.37 $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47 $312,425.16 $309,383.02
Fallen Officers Fd. $150,710.89 $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45 $146,107.71 $145,153.74
Totals $557,561.18 $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44 $525,091.79 $502,794.15

Non-investment Accounts:

February 2018                   February 2017

$ 10,085.29                          $ 15,623.62                  Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                          $ 33,244.00               Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, March 1, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • State legislative review
  • CSPD retiree event
  • Media requests
  • Fallen Officer Fund 501 c(3) formation
  • Follow-up on FFL fee collection
  • Agenda items for March 28th Meeting with the Chiefs
  • February Financial Report
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February 1, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • J. Keller

  Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

 Member Concerns:

  • Difficulties navigating the work comp/risk management process, specifically with respect to care and management of claims. A meeting will be scheduled with risk management to clarify and mediate as necessary.
  • Concern over charging CSPD officers with careless driving for on-duty traffic accidents rather than a perhaps more appropriate, lesser charge. Board to follow up for clarification.
  • Use of public, peer viewed ETACS versus confidential ETACS. Board to follow-up for clarification on determining factors.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Sheriff Endorsement: As a follow up to the CSPPA’s endorsement of Sheriff Bill Elder in his bid for re-election, PPA will be represented at the Republican General Assembly in March to speak on Sheriff Elder’s behalf.
  • Role of PPA with respect to critical incidents and critical incident reviews: Policy regarding Use of Deadly Force, notifications, expectations regarding legal council, and follow-ups by PPA Board members to be discussed with Department staff. 
  • Gun buy-back: Gun buy-back to occur in July; both members and nonmembers will be able to access the PPA for completion of necessary paperwork.  
  • Sales tax on weapons: Sales tax will no longer be collected by the CSPPA when weapons are ordered from out-of-state; instead, a use tax can be paid directly by purchasers via their individual tax returns (see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/consumer-use-tax-quick-answers).
  • CSPPA Summer BBQ: The CSPPA will again host a department-wide summer family party on July 21st. Details will be forthcoming.

Approval of January 2018 financial report:

  • 1st: P. David
  • 2nd: J. Carson
  • All approved

 

Investment Accounts   January 2018 January 2017
Checking $ 75,060.20 $   48,802.45
Gen’l Invested Fund $331,893.19 $288,189.17
Fallen Officers Fund $154,437.01 $133,991.83
Totals $561,390.40 $470,983.45

                               

Investment Accts. January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017
Checking $ 75,060.20 $36,809.75 $75,723.52 $ 66,558.92 $ 48,257.39 $ 63,873.42
Gen. Invested Fund $331,893.19 $319,325.60 $313,346.47 $312,425.16 $309,383.02 $303,623.03
Fallen Officers Fd. $154,437.01 $149,527.03 $146,680.45 $146,107.71 $145,153.74 $141,951.23
Totals $561,390.40 $505,662.38 $537,750.44 $525,091.79 $502,794.15 $509,447.68

Non-investment Accounts:

January 2018                      January 2017

$ 10,084.38                          $ 15,622.25                Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                          $ 33,244.00                Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm

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Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, February 1, 2018

General Session: 11:00am

Call to order

Member comments

Discussion items:

  • Sheriff Endorsement at March 24th Republican Assembly
  • Role of PPA with respect to Critical Incidents
  • Role of PPA in Critical Incident Reviews
  • Gun buy-back
  • Follow-up on FFL fee/ Weapons tax
  • CSPPA BBQ/Retirees
  • Agenda items for February 28th Meeting with the Chiefs
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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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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

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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