October 6, 2016 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Oct 21, 2016


Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • T. Charles
  • J. Keller

Board Members Absent:

  • J. Havenar, Vice President
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • S. Pugsley
  • D. Graham
  • B. Walsh

Staff Members Present:

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


  • Kevin Dunbaugh, Edward Jones
  • PPA Members 

General Session called to order at 11:00am

 General Member Concerns:

  • Question regarding span of control (ratio of Sergeants to Officers per shift): to be clarified at monthly meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Request for clarification regarding Special Events coverage: to be discussed at monthly meeting with the Chiefs.
  • Acknowledgement of the PPA Board for its efforts in bringing issues forward to Command staff and City officials.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Approval of Audit and 2015 Form 990: Held over for November 2016 meeting due to lack of quorum for voting.
  • Political Endorsements: Consistent with prior discussions, political endorsements and donations for local legislative incumbents will be based on bills sponsored and voting history. As such, the board will not be providing endorsements at this time. A contribution to the Amendment 71 campaign was recommended and is currently awaiting board approval.
  • Pay and Benefits Update: Wrap-up given on pay and benefit discussions with City officials.
  • Board of Director Elections: Ballots to be dropped on October 13th and collected on November 15th.
  • Fallen Officer Fund: recommendation by Kevin Dunbaugh of Edward Jones to utilize dividend income from general investment account to help build the Fallen Officer Fund. Discussion to be continued and voted on at November meeting.

Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting:

  • Span of Control
  • Special Event coverage

Financial Report: August and September 2016 financials presented but not voted on due to a lack of quorum.  Vote to be conducted at November 3rd Board meeting.

Investment Accts.     September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016
Checking $   50,386.58 $71,384.39 $   42,826.68 $48,314.96 $   29,915.70 $   21,323.68
Gen. Invested Fund $298,995.29 $298,325.73 $297,977.07 $284,840.81 $290,146.25 $287,438.18
Fallen Officers Fd. $130,726.13 $129,843.03 $129,248.09 $124,258.93 $125,512.84 $124,857.26
Totals $480,108.00 $499,533.15 $470,051.84 $457,414.70 $445,574.79 $433,619.12


Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm