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September 3, 2020 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • J. Carson, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • J. Cowan
  • T. Kippel
  • T. Toth
  • B. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused:

  • D. Holland
  • P. Farmer

Staff Members Present:

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

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

Annual Financial Review

  • 2019 financial review presented by Mitch Downs of accounting firm Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP. As reported by OPR, the PPA continues to manage and record all financial transactions in alignment with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), and successfully implemented improvements recommended in the prior year’s review.  The board voted to approve submission of the 2019 Form 990.
  • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
  • 2nd: T. Toth
  • All in Favor

 General Session called to order at 11:00am

  • Guests: DA-Elect Michael Allen and Chief Investigator Bret Poole: Allen thanked the Board for its support and indicated that when he assumes office as District Attorney, Mr. Poole will remain on as Chief Investigator. Discussion included county court policies requiring officers to complete traffic school and community service for on-duty traffic accidents; the Brady List; public release of BWC video; and use of grand juries. Mr. Allen proposed meeting quarterly with the Board, which will commence after he is sworn in.

Board Discussion Items:

  • July Financial Report
    • 1st: B. Walsh
    • 2nd: P. Malchow
    • All in Favor

 

Investment Accts  July 2020 July 2019
Checking $123,123.57 $116,114.15
Gen’l Invested Fund $263,499.72 $339,686.81
Fallen Officers Fund $165,981.71 $162,567.40
Totals $552,605.00 $618,368.36

 

Investment Accts.     July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020
Checking $123,123.57 $125,791.75 $111,002.55 $127,099.35 $106,509.21 $97,381.05
Gen. Invested Fund $263,499.72 $253,223.09 $252,306.73 $316,079.15 $300,922.94 $339,666.72
Fallen Officers Fd. $165,981.71 $159,612.87 $159,469.40 $152,450.50 $142,883.56 $162,176.06
Totals $552,605.00 $538,627.71 $522,778.68 $595,629.00 $550,315.71 $599,223.83

Small Donor Account:                $23,244.00                          

  • Donation Request: A request was made by PPA board member Tracy Toth to help fund Operation Morale, an endeavor undertaken by Officer Toth with support from the Pikes Peak Region Law Enforcement Family Support Group (LEFS). The request died for lack of a motion as the PPA provides LEFS with an annual standing contribution in support of their good works, as well as to avoid bias towards board member requests.
  • Member Benefits: The board discussed the economic impact of continuing to  reimburse members’ athletic and educational fees.  As designed, it is a non-sustainable benefit, and thus the board undertook a vote to reallocate remaining funds in this line item to other member benefits, including but not limited to, improvement of the PPA gym.
    • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
    • 2nd: J. Cowan
    • 6 in favor/2 opposed

Motion passed

  • Preservation of Life Medal: Discussion deferred due to board member being called out of meeting.
  • Report on August Meeting with the Chiefs: Discussion reflected in the August 28th Chiefs’ meeting minutes.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • CSPPA Community Outreach: Subsequent to the PPA billboards coming down, and as the next phase of community outreach, lawn signs in support of CSPD officers are available for a donation of $10.  All proceeds will go to the Fallen Officer Relief Fund.
    • Magnum: An email notice went out to members with information on how to access the new PPA Magnum benefit. Several members have already taken advantage of the discounts offered.
    • Gleneagle Sertoma Club Golf Tournament: The tournament will proceed as planned for September 21st, with accommodations to adhere to social distancing.  PPA lawn signs will be available for purchase by tournament participants.
    • Retirement Badges: The benefits page on the CSPPA website will be amended to accurately reflect bylaw stipulations on eligibility to receive a PPA retirement badge.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm

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September 3, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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September 3, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

Call to Order

Executive Session: Independent Financial Review

General Session

  • Guest: DA-Elect Michael Allen
  • July Financial Report
  • Member Benefits
  • Municipal Gym
  • Agenda items for meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director Report
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August 6, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda Posted

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August 6, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

Call to Order

Guest: DA -Elect Michael Allen

Discussion Items:

  • June Financial Report
  • City Budget
  • Magnum Shooting Range
  • Municipal Gym
  • Agenda items for meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director Report
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July 2, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                   

  • J. Carson, President
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Kippel
  • W. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused:

  • J. Cowan
  • P. Malchow, Sgt. at Arms
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • T. Toth
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • R. Williamson, Secretary

 Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Board Discussion Items:

  • May Financial Report
    • 1st: B. Walsh
    • 2nd: S. Carbonara-Ramos
    • All in Favor
Investment Accts  May 2020 May 2019
Checking $111,002.55 $101,697.63
Gen’l Invested Fund $252,306.73 $324,102.13
Fallen Officers Fund $159,469.40 $154,818.05
Totals $522,778.68 $580,617.81

 

Investment Accts.     May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019
Checking $111,002.55 $127,099.35 $106,509.21 $97,381.05 $100,991.60 $71,276.65
Gen. Invested Fund $252,306.73 $316,079.15 $300,922.94 $339,666.72 $354,333.46 $355,606.78
Fallen Officers Fd. $159,469.40 $152,450.50 $142,883.56 $162,176.06 $168,928.61 $169,298.69
Totals $522,778.68 $595,629.00 $550,315.71 $599,223.83 $624,253.67 $596,182.12

Small Donor Account:

  • May 2020                              May 2019
  • $23,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Law Enforcement Liability Insurance: PPA representatives met with local insurance agency to develop law enforcement liability insurance consistent with provisions of Senate Bill 20-217.

LE Transparency and Accountability Commission: City Council received more than 800 applicants for the 11-member Commission. Council to continue discussing scope of board’s work and member qualifications at its July meeting.

Municipal Gym Update: Postponed until August meeting.

Executive Director Report:

  • Children’s Christmas Party: Board voted to cancel the 2020 Children’s Christmas Party due to Covid 19.
    • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
    • 2nd: B. Walsh
    • All in Favor
  • CSPPA Billboard: Billboard to run on Powers Blvd. south of Platte throughout July.
  • Membership and Legal: Review of 2nd quarter 2020 membership figures and legal case status; does not include any identifiable member information.

Meeting adjourned at 12:20

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July 2, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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June 4, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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June 4, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • J. Carson, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • J. Cowan
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Kippel
  • T. Toth
  • W. Walsh
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused

  • S. Warren

Staff Members Present:

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

Meeting called to order at 11:06am

Board Discussion Items:

April Financial Report

  • 1st: B. Walsh
  • 2nd: P. Malchow
  • All in Favor
Investment Accts  April 2020 April 2019
Checking $127,099.35 $100,587.60
Gen’l Invested Fund $316,079.15 $331,526.63
Fallen Officers Fund $152,450.50 $158,425.84
Totals $595,629.00 $590,540.07

 

Investment Accts.     April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019
Checking $127,099.35 $106,509.21 $97,381.05 $100,991.60 $71,276.65 $101,153.66
Gen. Invested Fund $316,079.15 $300,922.94 $339,666.72 $354,333.46 $355,606.78 $348,646.08
Fallen Officers Fd. $152,450.50 $142,883.56 $162,176.06 $168,928.61 $169,298.69 $166,239.02
Totals $595,629.00 $550,315.71 $599,223.83 $624,253.67 $596,182.12 $616,038.76
  • Small Donor Account:
    • April 2020                            April 2019                                                  
    • $23,244.00                           $ 24,244.00
  • City Budget Update: No update available as of the date of this meeting
  • City Protests: Removed from agenda
  • Executive Director Report:
    • Legislative Update given on Senate Bill 20-217
    • Christmas Gala: the Board voted to cancel the 2020 Christmas Gala due to Covid 19. Deposits for both the facility and DJ have been applied to the 2021 event.
  • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
  •  2nd: P. Farmer
  •  All in Favor
    • CSPPA Gym: the Board voted to make improvements to the CSPPA gym located in the basement of the Municipal Courthouse to address flooring and other equipment as able.
  • 1st: L. Warnes
  • 2nd: T. Kippel
  • 7 in favor; 2 opposed; 1 abstaining
    • Media Outreach: the Board agreed to move forward with a short-term billboard outreach program.

Meeting adjourned at 12:30

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July 2, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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July 2, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda

General Session: CLOSED MEETING DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING

Call to order

Discussion Items:

  • Approval of May financials
  • Law Enforcement Liability Insurance
  • LE Accountability Commission
  • Municipal Gym Update
  • Agenda items for July meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director report
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May 2020 Letter From Board President Jim Carson

The Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association vigorously opposes any decrease in pay and/or benefits for CSPD sworn and essential personnel due to revenue shortfalls driven by COVID-19.

While the City of Colorado Springs must maintain a balanced budget in accordance with the City Charter, a reduction in compensation of law enforcement officers and other essential personnel is an unacceptable solution for numerous reasons.  Chief among them:

You have continued to protect and serve the citizens of Colorado Springs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at great risk to the well-being of yourself and your families.

You have already been impacted by COVID-19 through reductions in training; travel; educational assistance; uniform and protective gear replacement; and extra duty and overtime assignments.

After several years of a significant lag in compensation compared to other Front Range agencies, CSPD is currently reflective of the market average.

There is no definitive plan to bring compensation back to market average.

A reduction in compensation will affect sick time and vacation buyout for those approaching retirement and will have a negative impact on pension calculations.

When it became apparent that the City was going to have to make hard decisions regarding revisions to the 2020 budget, several members of the Executive Committee met with Chief Niski to discuss likely scenarios.  The Chief has continued to be very forthright with the Board of Directors, sharing what information he can.  He is aware that the Board stands in opposition to cuts in compensation, yet we have clearly indicated our willingness to work together to find a more amenable solution.

In the interim, there is reason to believe that the $37 million transferred to the City from the $125 million El Paso County received via the Cares Act, will mitigate much of this concern.  We also anticipate meeting with Mayor Suthers as well as City Council members in the coming weeks when April sales tax data is released.

We will keep you up to date as new information becomes available.

Jim Carson,

President, CSPPA Board of Directors

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June 4, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda Posted

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June 4, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda

General Session: CLOSED MEETING DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING

Call to Order

Discussion Items:

  • April Financial Report
  • City Budget
  • Agenda items for June meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director Report

 

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May 7, 2020 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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May 7, 2020 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present                                                   

  • J. Carson, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • J. Cowan
  • B. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland

Staff Members Present

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager

Excused

  • T. Kippel
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Toth
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Guest:

  • Chief Vince Niski

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Board Discussion Items

  • Chief Niski: Chief Niski provided an update on the budget, noting that as of the meeting, there were no finalized plans for additional cuts. April sales tax data and distribution of the $37 million Cares Act funds will help determine next steps.
  • Loan Update: ENT approved the PPA’s request to restructure the current building loan to a 10-year mortgage with a lower interest rate than we now pay.  The current loan would leave the PPA with a balloon payment at the end of the term, whereas the restructure will permit the building to be paid in full at the end of the 10 years, and provide a substantial savings in interest over time.
  • Membership/Benefits: The Board voted to increase Civilian dues, beginning January 1, 2021, to be equal to that of Sworn members ($27.91 per pay period).  This is because benefits are identical regardless of whether a member is a Sworn or Civilian CSPD employee.
    • 1st: J. Cowan
    • 2nd: L. Warnes
    • Motion passed on a 5/4 vote
  • Job Sharing: Sworn employees of CSPD may submit a request to job share, however, it requires coordination by the interested officers to match division and shift.  More information can be obtained from Heather Edwards in CSPD’s HR department.
  • Small Donor Fund Request: A campaign contribution request was submitted to the Board, however, it did not go forward as a motion was not made.
  • Financial Report:
    • 1st: P. Malchow
    • 2nd: D. Holland
    • All in Favor
Investment Accts.     March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019
Checking $106,509.21 $97,381.05 $100,991.60 $71,276.65 $101,153.66 $109,195.71
Gen. Invested Fund $300,922.94 $339,666.72 $354,333.46 $355,606.78 $348,646.08 $341,731.97
Fallen Officers Fd. $142,883.56 $162,176.06 $168,928.61 $169,298.69 $166,239.02 $163,489.63
Totals $550,315.71 $599,223.83 $624,253.67 $596,182.12 $616,038.76 $614,417.31

 

Small Donor Account:             March 2020                     March 2019

                                                      $23,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:30

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May 7, 2020 BOD Agenda Posted: No guests due to COVID-19

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May 7, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

General Session: CLOSED MEETING DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Call to Order

Discussion Items:

  • Loan Update
  • City Budget Cuts
  • Member categories and dues
  • Job Sharing
  • Small Donor Fund Request
  • Agenda items for May meeting with the Chiefs

Approval of February/March Financial Reports

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April 2, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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April 2, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                     

  • J. Carson, President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • B. Walsh
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager

Guest:

  • Chief Vince Niski

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THE BOARD DID NOT CONVENE IN FULL. 

Meeting called to order at 9:30am

Board Discussion Items:

  • Chief Niski: As discussed in his April 7th Department-wide email, Chief Niski reviewed the city’s projected revenue shortfall due to COVID-19, and measures put in place to reduce the Department’s share.
  • Loan Restructuring: The Board agreed to move forward with a restructuring of the current building loan to a 10-year mortgage with a lower interest rate than we are now paying.  The building will be paid in full at the end of the 10 years, rather than having a remaining balloon payment.
  • Membership/Benefits: Deferred.
  • First Quarter 2020 Membership Report: Sworn members increased by 61; 11 members moved to the Retiree category and Civilians increased by 2.   Overall membership was up 7.6 percent compared to the same period last year.
  • Financial Report: Approval of February financial report deferred due to lack of a quorum.
Investment Accts.     February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 September 2019
Checking $97,381.05 $100,991.60 $71,276.65 $101,153.66 $109,195.71 $100,905.47
Gen. Invested Fund $339,666.72 $354,333.46 $355,606.78 $348,646.08 $341,731.97 $338,787.08
Fallen Officers Fd. $162,176.06 $168,928.61 $169,298.69 $166,239.02 $163,489.63 $162,208.67
Totals $599,223.83 $624,253.67 $596,182.12 $616,038.76 $614,417.31 $601,901.22

 

Small Donor Account:               February 2020               February 2019

                                                            $23,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 11:00am

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April 2, 2020 BOD Agenda Posted: No guests due to COVID-19

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April 2, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

General Session: CLOSED MEETING DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Call to Order

Discussion Items:

  • Loan Restructuring/Financial Update
  • Member categories and dues
  • Membership Report
  • Agenda items for April meeting with the Chiefs

Approval of February Financial Reports

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March 5, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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March 5, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • J. Carson, President
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • J. Cowan
  • T. Kippel
  • W. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused:

  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Toth

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain

Meeting Called to Order at 11:00am

General Member Comments: Nothing brought forward.

 Board Discussion Items:

Complaint Resolution Process: Concern brought forth regarding complaint resolution process, specifically when a supervisor initiates complaint against a subordinate and subsequently is charged with resolving that complaint.  To be Board brought forward at the next meeting with the chiefs.

Loan Restructuring: Board agreed to investigate renegotiation of the current building loan.  Prior to finalizing any new loan terms, the board will vote whether to approve.

Membership/Benefits: The board began a review of member benefits.  Discussion to be continued at the April board meeting.

Mission/Goals: PPA mission and goal statements have been revised and are posted under the “About Us” tab on csppa.org

PPA Resource Room: Discussion deferred until April meeting.

Chiefs Meeting Follow-up: discussed extra duty contracts and exempt/non-exempt pay.  Meeting minutes issued by the Office of the Chief reflect specifics for each item.

Building Cleaning Service: As a cost-saving measure, the board approved a change in cleaning services for the building.

  • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
  • 2nd: L. Warnes
  • All in favor

Financial Report: Approval of January financial report.

  • 1st: B. Walsh
  • 2nd: P. Malchow
  • All in favor
Investment Accts.     January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019
Checking $100,991.60 $71,276.65 $101,153.66 $109,195.71 $100,905.47 $93,364.32
Gen. Invested Fund $354,333.46 $355,606.78 $348,646.08 $341,731.97 $338,787.08 $336,155.68
Fallen Officers Fd. $168,928.61 $169,298.69 $166,239.02 $163,489.63 $162,208.67 $161,298.55
Totals $624,253.67 $596,182.12 $616,038.76 $614,417.31 $601,901.22 $590,818.55

Meeting adjourned at 12:47pm

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Agenda for March 5, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

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Agenda for March 5, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

General Session

Call to Order

Member Comments

Discussion Items:

  • PPA Resource Room
  • Complaint resolution process
  • Loan Restructure
  • Update from meeting with the Chiefs
  • Agenda items for March meeting with the Chiefs
  • Approval of January Financial Reports

Executive Director Report

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February 6, 2020 Board of Directors Meetings Minutes Posted

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February 6, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:

  • J. Carson, President
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • J. Cowan
  • T. Kippel
  • W. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused:

  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Toth

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

General Member Comments: Member inquired as to availability of PPA donation budget and overall annual budget; information is available to any member by request, however, data may not be removed from the PPA office.

Board Discussion Items:

PPA Golf Tournament: Board moving forward with a PPA golf event to benefit the Fallen Officer Relief Fund. Details regarding date, location, and costs to follow in the coming months.
PPA Municipal Gym: Board approved expenditure to upgrade deteriorating cables and equipment needing repair.

  • 1st: L. Warnes
  • 2nd: D. Holland
  • All approved

Retiree Membership: Board approved 1-year free CSPPA membership for all new sworn and civilian retirees.

  • 1st: L. Warnes
  • 2nd: S. Warren
  • All approved

Extra Duty Contracts: Questions regarding extra-duty contracts and expectations to be brought forward at February meeting with the Chiefs.
Work Comp Update: CSPPA board member met with City of Colorado Springs Human Resources Department regarding work comp. Member brought forth concerns previously discussed with the Board, however, the meeting referred to here did not represent a board position. To be discussed at February meeting with the Chiefs.
PPA Resource Room: Discussion deferred until March meeting.

Executive Director Report:
Christmas Party 2020: Event to be held 12/19/2020 at the Antler’s Hotel; details forthcoming.
Marijuana Dispensary/Delivery Update: City Council not moving forward due to a lack of supporting votes.
Member request: Pay increase brought forward on behalf of members in both sworn and civilian positions. To be discussed at February meeting with the Chiefs.

Meeting adjourned at 11:58 am

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February 6, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

General Session

Member Comments

Discussion Items

  • PPA Golf Tournament
  • PPA Municipal Gym
  • Retiree memberships
  • Lt. stipends
  • Extra duty contracts
  • Work Comp update
  • PPA Resource Room

Executive Director Report

  • Christmas Party 2020
  • Marijuana dispensary update
  • Meeting with Professional Standards

Items for February meeting with the Chiefs

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November 7, 2019 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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November 7, 2019 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                   

  • J. Somosky, President
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • W. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused

  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • P. Malchow
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Toth

 Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Donation: Representing Stockers Car Club, Sheldon Schnese presented Jim Carson, President of the CSPPA Fallen Officer Relief Fund, with a $2000 general FoRF donation.

General Member Comments:

City settlement offers to medically retiring sworn employees continues to be of concern, specifically when agreements preclude future employment by the city.

Colorado House Bill 19-1080 discussed: the bill permits any resident of the State who is a first responder with a permanent occupational Disability to obtain a free, lifetime combination small game hunting and fishing license; a free Columbine annual state park pass; and to participate in the Property Tax Work-Off Program.

Board Discussion Items:

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: R. Williamson
    • 2nd: B. Walsh 
    • All in favor

Support the Blue Day: Scheduled for Friday, November 29th, Support the Blue participants will hold signs in support of law enforcement at different locations throughout the City. The Board voted to allocate $100 for supplies for posters.

    • 1st: J. Carson
    • 2nd: D. Holland 
    • All in favor

Chiefs Meeting Follow-up: discussed Workman’s Comp, PSR Pay, G.O. 1650/ Section .40, and Senate Bill 2552 – Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees. Meeting minutes issued by the Office of the Chief reflect specifics for each item.

Executive Director Report: Preparations for the CSPPA Christmas Gala, to be held December 14th, and the December 4th Children’s Christmas Party, are well underway. The all-day Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 17th.

Financial Report: Approval of October financial report.

    • 1st: D. Holland
    • 2nd: L. Warnes
    • All in favor
Investment Accts.     October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019
Checking $109,195.71 $100,905.47 $93,364.32 $116,114.15 $106,655.52
Gen. Invested Fund $341,731.97 $338,787.08 $336,155.68 $339,686.81 $335,618.45
Fallen Officers Fd. $163,489.63 $162,208.67 $161,298.55 $162,567.40 $160,501.11
Totals $614,417.31 $601,901.22 $590,818.55 $618,368.36 $602,775.08

Small Donor Account:                                            October 2019                    October 2018

                                                                                          $23,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

 Meeting adjourned 12:45pm; Board entered executive session for annual personnel discussion.

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November 7, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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November 7, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Executive Session

  • Annual staff review

General Session

Call to Order

Member Comments

Discussion Items:

  • Presentation of 2018 Financial Review and Form 990
  • “Support the Blue” Day
  • Review of October meeting with the Chiefs

Executive Director Report

  • Holiday events
  • Annual Meeting

Items for Chiefs’ Meeting Agenda

Financial Review and Approval of Financial Reports

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October 3, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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October 3, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • P. Malchow
  • W.Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos P. Farmer

 Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain

Excused:

  • J. Somosky, President
  • D. Holland
  • P. Farmer
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Toth

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

General Member Comments: None brought forward.

Board Discussion Items:

PPA Academic Scholarships: Policy revision brought forward for approval:

  • The CSPPA Board of Directors grants annual scholarships in memory of CSPD Officers who have died in the line of duty. The amount of these scholarships is determined by the Board of Directors at its annual budget meeting.   Scholarships are to be used for the pursuit of post-high school education, defined here as technical school; vocational programs; 2-year undergraduate college degree programs and 4-year undergraduate college degree programs. Eligible candidates include active sworn and civilian members and a member’s spouse; domestic partner; or children. Up to 2 scholarships may be awarded per member household annually. Scholarships are competitive and in the event of a tie, may be determined by a subcommittee appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • 1st: L. Warnes
  • 2nd: P. Malchow 
  • All in favor

CSPPA Board Elections: Ballots to go out electronically via Survey Monkey; voting to remain open for two weeks. Ballot links to be sent to members with private email addresses on file with the PPA.

Quarterly Membership Review: Total membership as of 09/30/2019 was 1,022; this represents an overall increase of 20 members across categories (sworn/civilian/retired) compared to year-end 2018.

Financial Report:

Approval of August/September financial reports.

  • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
  • 2nd: W. Walsh
  • All in favor

 

Investment Accts.     September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019
Checking $100,905.47 $93,364.32 $116,114.15 $106,655.52 $101,697.63 $100,587.60
Gen. Invested Fund $338,787.08 $336,155.68 $339,686.81 $335,618.45 $324,102.13 $331,526.63
Fallen Officers Fd. $162,208.67 $161,298.55 $162,567.40 $160,501.11 $154,818.05 $158,425.84
Totals $601,901.22 $590,818.55 $618,368.36 $602,775.08 $580,617.81 $590,540.07

 

Small Donor Account:                                    July 2019                              July 2018

                                                                            $23,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:10pm

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October 3, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Call to Order

Member Comments

Discussion Items

  • Ticket Counts

Executive Director Report

  • PPA Scholarship Policy Review
  • CSPPA Board Elections
  • Fallen Officer Fund expense
  • Quarterly Membership Review
  • CSO Academy
  • Christmas Events

Items for Chiefs’ Meeting Agenda

Financial Review and Approval of Financial Reports

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September 5, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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September 5, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                   

  • J. Somosky, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. Farmer
  • P. Malchow
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Toth
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Staff Members Present

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain

Excused

  • D. Holland
  • R. Williamson, Secretary

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Small Donor Request: D.A. Candidate Michael Allen requested a campaign contribution from the CSPPA Small Donor account.  The Board approved a $1000 donation.

    • 1st: T. Toth
    • 2nd: W. Walsh
    • All in favor

General Member Comments: The position of Wellness Sergeant was brought forward for discussion to help ascertain member needs.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Chiefs Meeting Follow-up: discussed Department priorities; emergency notifications; ticket counts across divisions; and Senate Bill 19-144. Meeting minutes issued by the Office of the Chief reflect specifics for each item.
  • Pay/Compensation: PPA representatives met with Mayor Suthers on September 3rd to discuss pay and compensation for 2020. The Mayor is committed to keeping the Department at market, and will be presenting the budget to City Council in October.
  • PPA Academic Scholarships: Policy revision to be brought forward at October board meeting to reflect inclusion of post-high school trade programs.
  • Fallen Officer Fund expense request:the Board approved the purchase of three airline tickets for Officer Cem Duzel and his parents to return to Colorado Springs for the Medal of Valor luncheon in November.
    • 1st: Mark Peterson
    • 2nd: Tim Kippel
    • All in favor
  • Patriot Golf Tournament: brief review given of plans for the Gleneagle Sertoma Club Patriot Golf Tournament, scheduled for September 16th; tournament proceeds to benefit the PPA (c)(3) Fallen Officer Relief Fund.
  • Financial Report: Approval of June and July financial reports.
    • 1st: T. Rekar
    • 2nd: P. Malchow
    • All in favor

 

 

 

Investment Accts.     July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019
Checking $116,114.15 $106,655.52 $101,697.63 $100,587.60 $50,068.55 $111,644.96
Gen. Invested Fund $339,686.81 $335,618.45 $324,102.13 $331,526.63 $325,883.94 $322,721.28
Fallen Officers Fund $162,567.40 $160,501.11 $154,818.05 $158,425.84 $155,833.46 $153,821.08
Totals $618,368.36 $602,775.08 $580,617.81 $590,540.07 $531,785.95 $588,187.32

 Small Donor Account:                                    July 2019                              July 2018

                                                                               $24,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:43pm

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September 5, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Call to order

Campaign Donation Request: Michael Allen

Member Comments

Discussion Items:

  • Chiefs’ Meeting Follow-Up
    • Department priorities
    • Emergency notifications
    • Ticket counts across divisions
    • Senate Bill 19-144
  • Pay/Compensation
  • Medical donation request
  • Critical Incident Review Boards
  • PPA Scholarships
  • CSPPA Board Elections
  • CSPPA 50th Anniversary Colt 45
  • Fallen Officer Fund expense request
  • Officer appreciation event
  • Patriot Golf Tournament
  • Items for Chiefs’ Meeting Agenda

Financial Review and Approval of June Financial Report

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August 1, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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August 1, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                    

  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • D. Holland
  • T. Toth
  • L. Warnes
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused:

  • J. Somosky, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. Malchow
  • M. Peterson
  • B. Walsh

 Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Small Donor Request:

  • D.A. Candidate Michael Allen postponed until September at request of PPA due to anticipated board member absences from meeting.

General Member Comments:

  • Question regarding sworn medical retirement agreements and being able to work for the City in another capacity.  Reiterated that it is up to the individual to carefully read and negotiate a satisfactory agreement.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Eval Ratings/Ticket Counts: postponed until September meeting.
  • Chiefs Meeting Follow-up: discussed Corporal Program; Supply staffing; unfunded department priorities; mandatory trainings; and CCI review of BWC video. Meeting minutes issued by the Office of the Chief reflects specifics for each item.
  • Medical Donation Request: briefly discussed possible contribution to local, non-CSPD law enforcement officer; further discussion and vote postponed until September
  • Member Funerals/Memorials: clarified that the wishes of the family prevail, and as such, there may or may not be a PD presence, within parameters of policy, at services.
  • CSPPA Board Elections: reviewed seats that will be open for election; Board consented to hold election electronically via survey monkey.
  • CSPPA 50th Anniversary: the CSPPA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary year in 2021. It was agreed that any celebratory events/items will be discussed at the annual budget setting meeting in December.
  • Items for August Chiefs’ Meeting: pay and compensation for 2020 and update on Department priorities for 2020.
  • Financial Report: vote postponed until September meeting as there was not a quorum.
Investment Accts.     July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019
Checking $116,114.15 $106,655.52 $101,697.63 $100,587.60 $50,068.55 $111,644.96
Gen. Invested Fund $339,686.81 $335,618.45 $324,102.13 $331,526.63 $325,883.94 $322,721.28
Fallen Officers Fund $162,567.40 $160,501.11 $154,818.05 $158,425.84 $155,833.46 $153,821.08
Totals $618,368.36 $602,775.08 $580,617.81 $590,540.07 $531,785.95 $588,187.32

Small Donor Account:                                    July 2019                              July

  •                                                                       $24,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:16 pm

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August 1, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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August 1, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Call to order

Campaign Donation Request: Michael Allen

Member Comments

Discussion Items:

  • Chiefs’ Meeting Follow-Up
    • Corporal Program
    • Supply Staffing
    • Unfunded Priorities
    • Mandatory Trainings
    • CCI review of BWC video
  • Eval Ratings/Ticket Counts
  • Medical Donation request
  • Member funerals/memorials
  • CSPPA Board Elections
  • CSPPA 50th Anniversary
  • Items for Chiefs’ Meeting Agenda

Financial Review and Approval of June Financial Report

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July Board of Directors Meeting Canceled

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June 6, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Posted

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