May 4, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on May 17, 2017


Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller


  • R. Biechler, Treasurer

Staff Members Present:

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

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

General Session called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

  • Body Worn Camera Vest: Member voiced concern regarding perceived shortcoming of the body worn camera vest design. It was agreed to bring this concern forward at the May meeting with the Chiefs.
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.5 and C.R.S. 18-12-214: Several members continue to be concerned about concealed carry on public school grounds when off duty. It was agreed that this will be brought forward at the next Chiefs meeting.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Council Member Update: CSPPA Board members and Executive Director S. Dillon had meetings with Council President Richard Skorman and President Pro-Tem Jill Gaebler. Discussions centered on pay/compensation, stormwater fees, and recreational marijuana. Both understood the need to address pay/comp to remain competitive and indicated that a stormwater fee and recreational marijuana should be decided by a general vote, although Council must vote to put these issues on the ballot. CSPPA voiced its concern regarding implications of moving forward with recreational MJ and will follow up with Council. 
  • Pay/Compensation Update: CSPPA Board representatives and Executive Director S. Dillon to meet with Mayor Suthers and Chief of Staff Jeff Greene on May 11th. PPA prepared with spreadsheet comparing CSPD pay with ten Front Range agencies as well as CO State Patrol.
  • Corporal Proposal Update: The current plan includes a 2018 roll-out, implementing a testing process, a pay rate ten percent above the P1 rate, and staffing of two corporals per shift.
  • Civil Service Rule Amendments: The Civil Service Commission voted to approve language designed to add consistency to its rules, and to amend provisions surrounding probationary employees.
  • Donation Budget Review and Requests:
    • Shield 616 requested that the CSPPA again serve as a sponsor of its community event and 5k race, to be held September 16th at Great Wolf Lodge. A motion was made to donate $500.00:
      • 1st: R. Balka
      • 2nd: J. Keller
      • All in favor
    • A donation request was also submitted by the CO Association of School Resource Officers (CASRO). After discussion, the request was not moved forward.
  • Building Use Request: The board approved a member request to use the CSPPA building to hold support group meetings which will be open to sworn and civilian CSPD employees. These meetings will be coordinated by the member only.
    • 1st: T. Charles
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All in favor
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Board approved up to a $500 expenditure to develop a CSPPA video presentation.
      • 1st: J. Carson
      • 2nd: P. Farmer
      • All in favor
    • CSPPA to replace broken TV in the Municipal Courthouse gym.

April 2017 financial report:

  •  1st:B. Walsh
  • 2nd:D. Graham
  • All approved









Investment Accts.     April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016
Checking $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94 $ 48,538.10 $   48,802.45 $46,949.94 $   55,669.59
Gen. Invested Fund $296,632.85 $294,713.19 $293,883.09 $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11
Fallen Officers Fd. $137,744.46 $137,180.47 $136,735.51 $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12
Totals $475,468.54 $471,637.60 $479,156.70 $470,983.45 $480,154.23 $484,276.82

Non-investment Accounts:

                                                                     April 2017                   April 2016

Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund        $ 15,626.15                   $   17,440.07

SDC account- political candidates           $ 29,244.00                   $   34,244.00


Meeting adjourned at 1:05pm