February 4, 2021 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Feb 11, 2021

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