September 5, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on Sep 20, 2019

Board Members Present:                                                   

  • J. Somosky, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Treasurer
  • T. Kippel, Sgt-at-Arms
  • P. Farmer
  • P. Malchow
  • M. Peterson
  • T. Toth
  • B. Walsh
  • L. Warnes
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos

Staff Members Present

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney
  • G. Steinkirschner, CSPD Chaplain


  • D. Holland
  • R. Williamson, Secretary

Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Small Donor Request: D.A. Candidate Michael Allen requested a campaign contribution from the CSPPA Small Donor account.  The Board approved a $1000 donation.

    • 1st: T. Toth
    • 2nd: W. Walsh
    • All in favor

General Member Comments: The position of Wellness Sergeant was brought forward for discussion to help ascertain member needs.

Board Discussion Items:

  • Chiefs Meeting Follow-up: discussed Department priorities; emergency notifications; ticket counts across divisions; and Senate Bill 19-144. Meeting minutes issued by the Office of the Chief reflect specifics for each item.
  • Pay/Compensation: PPA representatives met with Mayor Suthers on September 3rd to discuss pay and compensation for 2020. The Mayor is committed to keeping the Department at market, and will be presenting the budget to City Council in October.
  • PPA Academic Scholarships: Policy revision to be brought forward at October board meeting to reflect inclusion of post-high school trade programs.
  • Fallen Officer Fund expense request:the Board approved the purchase of three airline tickets for Officer Cem Duzel and his parents to return to Colorado Springs for the Medal of Valor luncheon in November.
    • 1st: Mark Peterson
    • 2nd: Tim Kippel
    • All in favor
  • Patriot Golf Tournament: brief review given of plans for the Gleneagle Sertoma Club Patriot Golf Tournament, scheduled for September 16th; tournament proceeds to benefit the PPA (c)(3) Fallen Officer Relief Fund.
  • Financial Report: Approval of June and July financial reports.
    • 1st: T. Rekar
    • 2nd: P. Malchow
    • All in favor




Investment Accts.     July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019
Checking $116,114.15 $106,655.52 $101,697.63 $100,587.60 $50,068.55 $111,644.96
Gen. Invested Fund $339,686.81 $335,618.45 $324,102.13 $331,526.63 $325,883.94 $322,721.28
Fallen Officers Fund $162,567.40 $160,501.11 $154,818.05 $158,425.84 $155,833.46 $153,821.08
Totals $618,368.36 $602,775.08 $580,617.81 $590,540.07 $531,785.95 $588,187.32

 Small Donor Account:                                    July 2019                              July 2018

                                                                               $24,244.00                           $ 24,244.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:43pm