November 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on Nov 15, 2018

Board Members Present:

  • J. Somosky, President
  • P. David, Secretary
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • R. Balka
  • P. Farmer
  • T. Rekar
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • D. Holland
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

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


  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • M. Peterson

Meeting called to order at 10:30am

Annual Financial Review:  The annual financial review was presented by Certified Public Accountant Mitch Downs of Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP.  The review and Form 990 were accepted by the Board, and will be filed with the IRS and Secretary of State accordingly.

  • 1st: T. Rekar
  • 2nd: L. Warnes
  • All Approved

Member Comments:

  • A question pertaining to extension of the DROP program was brought forth; to be included on next Chiefs’ meeting agenda.
  • Clarification regarding the PTO requirement for the Corporal program was brought forth; it was reiterated that to be eligible, an officer must be a PTO in good standing, regardless of unit.

Board Discussion Items:

Update on Meeting with the Chiefs:

  • Officer Involved Shootings/ Use of Force/ Significant Bodily Injury: Changes in statutory requirements are to be addressed via policy, which is currently undergoing review. Discussion to continue at next meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Medical Settlements/Retirements: It had been brought to the Board’s attention that in some cases, medical settlements included a provision barring the claimant from working in another capacity for the City of Colorado Springs. While it is incumbent upon the claimant to review any settlement prior to signing it, in general, medical retirees are given opportunities for alternate employment consistent with ADA.

Risk Management: Several issues were discussed, including Rule 5-4 (C), which stipulates that a 5 year history of only those medical records pertaining to the claim at hand must be released. Dissatisfaction with the newly hired Risk Management physician was also expressed, specifically related to MMI rulings and continuing care for work-related injuries. The Board of Directors will continue to discuss these concerns with the Office of the Chief and individual members as warranted.

Miscellaneous: Ameriben representatives will be available at the PPA building on November 13th and 15th by appointment, to review individual concerns regarding health insurance claims.

The Hundred Club, which accepted tax deductible donations on behalf of the CSPPA for many years prior to the start up of the CSPPA’s (c)(3) Fallen Officer Relief Fund, is to return any remaining funds it is holding on the PPA’s behalf for deposit into the (c)(3) account.

Financial Reports: October banking statements unavailable as of meeting date; report to be given at December board meeting.


The general session adjourned 12:00pm, at which time the Board convened Executive Session.