March 1, 2018 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

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


  • 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