November 2014

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

GENERAL SESSION MEETING MINUTES

 

Board Members Present:

B Freeman, President

M Singles, Vice President

R Williamson, Secretary

J Carson, Sgt at Arms

T Ives, Treasurer

J Gustafson

J Wohlbach

J Keller

L Lazoff

M Ray

 

Board Members Absent:

None

 

Staff Members Present:

R Rogers, Executive Director

R Keller, Office Manager

 

Guests:

Sam Whittaker

John Havenar

Ann Sulley

 

8 guests

 

President B. Freeman called the meeting to order at 1140 hours.

 

Guest – Ann Sulley

National Homeland Defense Foundation- support their annual event. Purpose is to connect community with military/ share information with the community. Starting a First Responders Conference, and asking for support for the conference. BOD will vote in executive session. Asking for $500?

 

Membership Issues

Nothing from the members.

PAT: BOD explained and supported the testing and the department in their efforts to make the department more fit for duty. The PPA will continue to try to push for time to work out while on duty. Question about taking the test and getting injured during the test. They will go on light duty. We need to make sure that Doctors when releasing people from light duty understand that they will be required to pass the PAT and so to not release them until they are well enough to take the test without creating further injury.

The BOD is lobbying for a second workman’s comp doctor so that people have a choice when needing workers comp assistance.

April election: BOD is concerned about the Mayoral election coming up and if Mayor Bach is going to run or not. Candidates need to declare their interest and get a packet on Jan 7 and turn in 100 signatures by Feb 11. Election is on April 7.

PPA may be looking for new office space as we continue to grow. The current lease expires May 31, 2015. Interested in office space across the hall from current office. Discussion around the best location for the office to be handy for members but also most conducive for work with the city officials.

 

Financials

Account                        October                              2014                                         2013               

Checking                                                             $77,423.41                               $   101,352.91

General Fund                                                     $ 274,856.46                        $   434,448.55

General Invested Advisory Fund                 $ 200,597.32                        $             0

Fallen Officers Fund                                        $ 109,871.85                        $     76,781.01

Totals                                                                $ 662,749.04                        $   612,582.47      

Hundred Club/ Fallen Officers Fund            $   18,076.79                        $   20,794.70

SDC account- political candidates               $   25,244.00                        $   39,744.00

* $8,815 needs to be transferred into FOF 1/15 (golf)

* $20K still needs to be transferred into SDC account for 2014

 

Kevin Dunbaugh reported that the investments are up 5-6%. Will take about 7 years to double the account. Kevin does not recommend we purchase a building at this time.

 

Board Approvals

September financials: M Singels moved to approve, J Wohlbach second, all approved

October board minutes: R Williamson moved to approve, K Wohlbach second, all approved.

 

Director’s Report

Election results:

The gym is now to be named the Pig Pen. T Ives submitted the suggestion and will receive a $100 gift for winning.

More cops, more pay? Was split pretty even between the two but pay got more votes than cops.

Christmas party December 20

Discussion on how can members may be more informed. Currently developing a new website and opening sales and donations on line using PayPal for credit cards. Can members have access to the office 24/7? Or, can the office be open all the time?

The off-site meeting will be January 14th from 8-6 at the Double Tree World Arena.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:33 pm.