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March 4, 2021 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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March 4, 2021 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present                                                

  • B. Walsh, Vice President
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • D. Brockman, Secretary
  • J. Matiatos
  • V. Thomson
  • M. Waldera
  • S. Warren

Excused

  • J. Carson, President
  • J. Cowan
  • T. Kippel
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Staff Members Present

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

General Session called to order at 10:50am

Member Comments:  None brought forward

Board Discussion Items:

  • Interviews conducted with two City Council candidates; endorsements not issued.
  • Consideration of endorsement for City Council candidate previously interviewed; endorsement not issued.
  • Interview with City Council Member Wayne Williams regarding ballot Issue 1; board voted to endorse Issue 1 and to contribute $1000 to campaign; information regarding Issue 1 to be distributed to PPA membership.
    • 1st: L. Warnes
    • 2nd: V. Thomson
    • All in favor

January Financial Report

Investment Accts  January 2021 January 2020
Checking $176,979.27 $100,991.60
Gen’l Invested Fund $288,767.59 $354,333.46
Fallen Officers Fund $181,005.83 $168,928.61
Totals $646,752.69 $624,253.67
  • 1st: P. Malchow
  • 2nd: L. Warnes
  • All in favor

 

Investment Accts.     January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 Sept. 2020 August 2020
Checking $176,979.27 $123,786.97 $133,729.87 $147,636.08 $160,442.31 $138,576.16
Gen. Invested Fund $288,767.59 $289,928.48 $283,781.72 $264,479.70 $264,061.67 $270,217.78
Fallen Officers Fd. $181,005.83 $181,745.37 $178,589.83 $165,575.47 $165,822.70 $170,156.23
Totals $646,752.69 $595,460.82 $596,101.42 $577,691.25 $590,326.68 $578,950.17

      Small Donor Account:                                     January 2021                      January 2020                                                                                                                                 $23,244.00                           $ 23,244.00

  • Parking for off-duty court appearances: off-duty officers currently must pre-pay to park at City garage as there is no attendant on-duty and passes cannot be validated.  To be brought forward at March meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Items for Chiefs Agenda: Lease vs. purchase of vehicles; Chief’s Town Hall meetings; 2022 budget; mid-year pay increase; sick time sellback; city garage parking.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • FFL application enabling PPA to transfer NFA weapons to be submitted; if approved, will become effective July 1, 2021.
    • Bylaw regarding Retiree membership eligibility in PPA: board discussed changing bylaw to allow PPA members who leave CSPD in good standing after 5 years of service to remain on as members. New bylaw to be brought forward at April Board meeting for review.
    • Investment RFP: Four investment firms invited to respond to RFP; one disqualified; one did not submit; two to move forward for consideration. Board appointed subcommittee to review proposals and make recommendations.
    • CSPPA Scholarships: Eighteen applications received for 13 available scholarships; to be adjudicated by independent party to assist in City determination of winners.
    • Colorado Switchbacks: Switchbacks to offer discounted season tickets/individual game tickets for CSPPA members; a portion will be donated back to the Fallen Officer Relief Fund by the Switchbacks organization. Information to be distributed to membership.

Meeting adjourned at 1:06pm.

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April 1, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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April 1, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda

Call to order 11:00am

Discussion Items:

  • Financial Report
  • Chief’s Town Hall Meeting
  • Gun Sale
  • Building Maintenance

Executive Director Report:

  • Membership Update
  • Municipal Gym
  • Proposed new by-law
  • Investment Meeting
  • FFL Expansion
  • State Legislation
  • CSPPA Scholarships

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March 4, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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March 4, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda

General Session – 10:50am

Call to Order

  • City Council Candidate Interviews
  • January Financial Report
  • Parking at County garage

Executive Director Report

  • FFL update
  • Bylaw Revision request
  • Investment RFP update
  • CSPPA Scholarships

 

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February 4, 2021 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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February 4, 2021 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present: 

  • J. Carson, President
  •  B. Walsh, Vice President
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  •  L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • T. Kippel
  • J. Mattiatos
  • V. Thomson
  • M. Waldera
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Staff Members Present:

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

Excused:

  • D. Brockman, Secretary
  • J. Cowan

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:  None brought forward.

Guest: David Noblitt, Candidate for City Council District 2

  • Mr. Noblitt, CSFD firefighter and former president of IAFF Local 5, met with the Board to request both an endorsement and financial backing in his bid for City Council’s District 2 seat. With a platform based on accountability, public safety, and responsible growth, Mr. Noblitt is running against three candidates including incumbent David Geislinger. The Board indicated it would take his request under consideration at its March 4th meeting.

Board Discussion Items:

PPA FFL:

The board approved an expenditure of $500 permitting the PPA to expand its FFL to include NFA weapons. The board also agreed to expand use of the current FFL to other local area law enforcement officers on a fee basis, creating a secondary revenue stream.

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

Bylaw Revision:

The board voted to amend Article II, Section 4 of the bylaws to include the words “or civilian” as indicated below.

“The retiree members of the Association shall consist of persons who have been members of the CSPPA in good standing for 10 years and are retired from sworn OR CIVILIAN service with CSPD.”

  • 1st: B. Walsh
  • 2nd: P. Malchow
  • All in favor

Executive Director Report:

  •  Investment RFP: RFP sent to four investment firms on January 29th via email. Responses are due on or before March 1st by 4pm. One candidate did not meet the requirements and thus was disqualified.
  • CSPD Badges: the PPA will begin taking orders for a second round of CSPD sesquicentennial badges, as well as the Department’s centennial badge (previously issued in 2001) on February 22nd, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Fallen Officer Relief Fund.
  • CSPPA Scholarships: scholarship applications are due no later than March 1st at 4pm. ACT and SAT scores must be included only if required by a candidate’s post-secondary program.
  • Academy: CSPPA staff met with sworn recruits on January 29th. Thus far, 27 of 32 have joined the PPA.

    Meeting adjourned at 12:37pm

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February 4, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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Call to Order

Guest Attendees

Member Comments

Discussion Items

  • PPA FFL
  • FFL Expansion
  • Retiree membership bylaw
  • Investment RFP
  • Representation on Committees
  • CSPD Badges
  • State Legislation
  • CSPPA Scholarships
  • Academy
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December 3, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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December 3, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                              

  • J. Carson, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • T. Kippel
  • B. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland

Excused

  • J. Cowan
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Toth
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

Sergeant J. Newton indicated that there will be no further dialogue between CSPD and the Colorado College student group that he met with via Facebook on 10/21/2020.

Board Discussion Items:

October and November Financial Reports

  • 1st:   D. Holland
  • 2nd: P. Malchow
  • All in Favor
Investment Accts.     November 2020 October 2020 Sept. 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020
Checking $133,729.87 $147,636.08 $160,442.31 $138,576.16 $123,123.57 $125,791.75
Gen. Invested Fund $283,781.72 $264,479.70 $264,061.67 $270,217.78 $263,499.72 $253,223.09
Fallen Officers Fd. $178,589.83 $165,575.47 $165,822.70 $170,156.23 $165,981.71 $159,612.87
Totals $596,101.42 $577,691.25 $590,326.68 $578,950.17 $552,605.00 $538,627.71

Small Donor Account:           November 2020                 November 2019

                                                         $23,244.00                           $ 23,244.00

Use of Force Committee: committee to reconvene in January to continue discussion of physical force/blue team.  PPA board raised concern that officers may be reluctant to take necessary action as there is little room for discretionary interpretation of “appropriate force” due to SB20-217 and revised department policy. PPA rep to bring concern forward at January committee meeting.

City-funded Childcare: Given the impact COVID has had on finding adequate childcare, especially for on call and overnight units, a request for city-funded childcare was brought forward. PPA to follow up with Chiefs to determine whether there is any COVID money available from the State.  Additionally, Sergeant Newton will inquire about childcare as a recruitment tool.

Executive Director Report:

  • SB 20-217 Insurance Update: Insurance representatives do not anticipate any new information to become available until early 2021.
  • Annual Membership Meeting and give-away: Annual membership meeting to be held via Zoom on Monday, December 14th at 6pm. Give-away items donated by PPA retiree member Jen Browne and board members.
  • January Onsite Meeting: scheduled for Friday, January 15th from 8am – 6pm.
  • COVID Vaccine: member question as to whether vaccine could become mandated by Department. CSPPA attorney opinion is that it can only be mandated if there is a State or Federal law requiring it.

Meeting adjourned at 11:40am.

 

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December 3, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Posted

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December 3, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

 

Call to Order

Member Comments

Discussion Items:

  • Approval of October and November Financial Reports
  • Use of Force Committee Update
  • City-funded Childcare
  • Agenda items for January onsite meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director report
    • SB 20-217 Insurance Update
    • Annual Membership Meeting
    • January Onsite Meeting
    • Rule of 80
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November 5, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

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November 5, 2020 Board 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
  • B. Walsh
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Excused:

  • P. Farmer
  • D. Holland
  • T. Toth
  • S. Warren

Staff Members Present:

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

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Board Discussion Items:

September Financial Report

  • 1st: L. Warnes
  • 2nd: B. Walsh
  • All in Favor
Investment Accts  September 2020 September  2019
Checking $160,442.31 $100,905.47
Gen’l Invested Fund $264,061.67 $338,787.08
Fallen Officers Fund $165,822.70 $162,208.67
Totals $590,326.68 $601,901.22

 

Investment Accts.     September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020
Checking $160,442.31 $138,576.16 $123,123.57 $125,791.75 $111,002.55 $127,099.35
Gen. Invested Fund $264,061.67 $270,217.78 $263,499.72 $253,223.09 $252,306.73 $316,079.15
Fallen Officers Fd. $165,822.70 $170,156.23 $165,981.71 $159,612.87 $159,469.40 $152,450.50
Totals $590,326.68 $578,950.17 $552,605.00 $538,627.71 $522,778.68 $595,629.00

Small Donor Account:                $23,244.00                      

  • Use of Force Committee: deferred due to board member absence.
  • Use of Force RFP Committee: deferred due to board member absence.
  • City-funded Childcare: deferred due to board member absence.
  • Agenda Items for November Meeting with Chiefs: None brought forward.

Executive Director Report:

  • SB20-217 Insurance: The PPA, Chief Niski, and insurance representatives met on  October 14th to discuss potential insurance plans in response to SB20-217.  Waiting on insurance representatives to report back as to whether 100 percent of membership will be required to buy-in to policy or if there will be an opt-out choice.
  • 3rd Quarter Membership Report: Year-to-date, sworn membership has increased by 19; Civilians increased by 6; and 19 sworn moved into the Retiree category.
  • Sesquicentennial Badges: The CSPPA completed the sesquicentennial badge sale on behalf of the department, taking orders for over 3000 items. The PPA issued payment to the vendor and is awaiting receipt of the order.
  • Investment Firm RFP: In keeping with best practices, we will be issuing an RFP for an investment firm after the start of the new year.
  • LETAC, the Law Enforcement Transparency and Advisory Commission now meets online every other Monday evening. We will monitor as feasible.
  • Annual Membership Meeting: In the absence of the Christmas gala, the 2020 annual membership meeting will be held online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, with giveaways to be distributed using a random system.

Meeting adjourned at 11:44am

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November 5, 2020 BOD Agenda

General Session

Call to Order

Discussion Items:

  • Approval of September Financial Reports
  • Use of Force Committee Update
  • Use of Force RFP Committee Update
  • City-funded Childcare
  • Agenda items for Nov. meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director report Dillon
    • SB 20-217 Insurance Update
    • Sesquicentennial Badge Wrap-up
    • Investment Accounts
    • Search and Seizure Committee
    • January Meeting Date
    • LETAC
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November 5, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda Posted

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October 1, 2020 BOD Meeting Minutes Posted

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October 1, 2020 BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present:                                                     

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

Staff Members Present:

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

Excused

  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • T. Toth
  • S. Warren
  • D. Holland

General Session called to order at 11:06am

Board Discussion Items:

August Financial Report

  • 1st: L. Warnes
  • 2nd: P. Malchow
  • All in Favor

 

Investment Accts  August 2020 August 2019
Checking $138,576.16 $93,364.32
Gen’l Invested Fund $270,217.78 $336,155.68
Fallen Officers Fund $170,156.23 $161,298.55
Totals $578,950.17 $590,818.55

 

Investment Accts.     August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020
Checking $138,576.16 $123,123.57 $125,791.75 $111,002.55 $127,099.35 $106,509.21
Gen. Invested Fund $270,217.78 $263,499.72 $253,223.09 $252,306.73 $316,079.15 $300,922.94
Fallen Officers Fd. $170,156.23 $165,981.71 $159,612.87 $159,469.40 $152,450.50 $142,883.56
Totals $578,950.17 $552,605.00 $538,627.71 $522,778.68 $595,629.00 $550,315.71

Small Donor Account:

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

 

  • Municipal Gym Update: 1200 square feet of rubber matting purchased and in the gym awaiting install by PPA members who volunteered to assist with flooring.  Superfluous equipment will be removed as well, and the board will then reassess the need for further improvements.
  • Preservation of Life Medal: As reported by the PPA’s Awards Committee representative, the Preservation of Life Medal will not be moving forward as the criteria to receive this medal are covered under the Medal of Valor.
  • Report on September Meeting with the Chiefs: Discussion reflected in the September 23rd Chiefs’ meeting minutes.
  • Agenda Items for October Meeting with the Chiefs: to be determined
  • Executive Director Report:
    • SB20-217 Insurance: The PPA, Chief Niski, and insurance representatives will be meeting on October 14th to discuss potential insurance plans in response to SB20-217.
    • CSPPA Community Outreach: Over 200 signs in support of CSPD have been sold, and another 100 signs have been ordered.  All proceeds benefit the CSPPA 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.
    • Sesquicentennial Badges: In partnership with the Department, the CSPPA is coordinating the badge sale, with a portion of each sale benefiting the Fallen Officer Relief Fund.
    • LETAC, the Law Enforcement Transparency and Advisory Commission will commence meetings on October 5th.

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm

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October 1, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda

Call to Order – 11:oo

  • Municipal Gym Update
  • Preservation of Life Medal
  • Report on September meeting with the Chiefs
  • Agenda items for Sept. meeting with the Chiefs
  • Executive Director report
    • SB 20-217 Insurance Update
    • Community Outreach
    • Gleneagle Sertoma Golf Tournament Wrap-up
    • Sesquicentennial Badge Update
    • LETAC
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October 1, 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda

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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

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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