March 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Mar 14, 2017


Board Members Present:                                                    

  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller


  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles

 Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • Meeting called to order at 11:00am

 General Member Concerns:  None brought forward.

Member Discussion Items:

  • CSPPA Press Release: There was brief discussion on the press release response to the anonymous letter published in the Colorado Springs Independent. The letter has not been sent to any member of the CSPPA board directly from the author.
  • City Council Candidate Interviews: All CSPPA City Council candidates were emailed a questionnaire to aid in determining endorsements; those responding to the questionnaire are to be interviewed by a subcommittee of the Board. It was also suggested that:
    • The CSPPA not endorse any pro-recreational marijuana candidate as it is prohibited by Federal law.
    • The CSPPA Board of Directors develop one-on-one relationships with City Council members when the new Council is seated.
  •  SDR Document Retention: CSPPA Attorney John Newsome confirmed that SDR documents must follow guidelines established by the Colorado Uniform Records Retention Act. Questions regarding SDR protocol will be put forward as an agenda item for the March meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Conceal carry on public school property by off duty officers: State statute indicates this is to conform with policy of the employing agency. As such, this will be brought forward at the March meeting with the Chiefs for clarification.
  • Workers Compensation Survey: In preparation for its March 10th Workers Compensation meeting, it was noted that the CSPPA distributed a survey among members regarding their experiences with the City of Colorado Springs Risk Management Department.
  • Civil Service Commission Request: At the February meeting with the Chiefs, the CSPPA requested support for changing the eligibility requirement to take the Police Sergeant Exam from three years in patrol to two years in patrol. With support of Chief Carey, this request will be presented to the Civil Service Commission for approval.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:
    • SDR retention
    • Concealed carry on public school property by off duty officers
  • Financial Report: January 2017 and February 2017 financial reports approved.
    • 1st Joe Somosky
    • 2ndJames Keller
    • All approved


Investment Accts.     February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016
Checking $48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $   46,949.94 $   55,669.59 $ 44,132.02 $   50,386.58
Gen. Invested Fund $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43 $298,995.29
Fallen Officers Fd. $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10 $130,726.13
Totals $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82 $467,810.55 $480,108.00
  • Miscellaneous: CSPPA requested to have representation at Critical Incident Review Board on 03/23/17

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm