December 3, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

Board Members Present:                                              

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


  • 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.