September 7, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Sep 15, 2017

Board Members Present:

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


  • M. Singels, President
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

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

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am: Financial review presented by Mitch Downs, CPA                                                                                       

General Meeting called to order at 11:00am

Member Comments:

Concerns raised include:

  • The disposition of no camping ordinance cases. PPA to gather additional information on the issue and will subsequently report back to the board.
  • CSPD staff and CSPPA representation at line-ups.
  • The possibility of adding Marshalls to help with POC and Division transports.
  • Accessibility of minutes on CSPD website

Board Discussion Items:

  • Membership: To improve revenue forecasting and monitoring, the Board will receive a quarterly membership report broken down by member category. This has historically been issued on an annual basis only.   
  • Stormwater Issue 2A: The Board passed a resolution endorsing Stormwater Issue 2A. A copy of the resolution in its entirety is attached to these minutes.
    • 1st: J. Somosky
    • 2nd: P. David
    • All approved
  • Hurricane Assistance: The PPA building will serve as a collection center for items donated specifically for law enforcement agencies impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Efforts are being coordinated with the Pikes Peak Region Law Enforcement Family Support Group and Shield 616.
  • 2018 CSPPA Board of Directors: As there is an uncontested candidate slate for 2018 Board openings, the Board voted to cancel the pending CSPPA election.
    • 1st: J. Carson
    • 2nd: T. Charles  
    • All approved
  • Building Work Day: Plans were finalized for a building work day on Saturday, September 9th. Several members of the Board as well as staff indicated they would be available to do general building maintenance and clean-up. 
  • New CSPPA Coin: Due to quality control and design issues, production of two new CSPPA coins has been shifted over to a different vendor. We anticipate receiving the coins by mid-October.
  • Approval of 2016 Form 990, as presented in Executive Session.
    • 1st: T. Charles
    • 2nd: R. Balka
    • All approved
  • Approval of combined June/July/August2017 financial report.
    • 1st: J. Somosky
    • 2nd: R. Balka
    • All approved
  • Monthly Investment Account Report:
Investment Accts.     August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017
Checking $ 63,873.42 $ 51,832.25 $ 45,666.92 $ 73,655.64 $   41,091.23 $ 39,743.94
Gen. Invested Fund $303,623.03 $305,528.87 $302,041.19 $300,495.51 $296,632.85 $294,713.19
Fallen Officers Fd. $141,951.23 $141,994.65 $140,555.30 $139,390.20 $137,744.46 $137,180.47
Totals $509,447.68 $499,355.77 $488,263.41 $513,541.35 $475,468.54 $471,637.60
  • Non-investment Accounts:

 August 2017                 August 2016

$ 10,080.21                    $   9,117.33       Hundred Club Fallen Officers Fund

$ 29,244.00                   $   33,244.00     Small Donor Account

Meeting adjourned at 11:46am

Stormwater Resolution:


WHEREAS, representatives of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) have had numerous meetings with City officials regarding infrastructure needs, and

WHEREAS, the CSPPA recognizes that Issue 2A, if passed by voters, will ensure a dedicated funding stream to address stormwater infrastructure and long-standing maintenance issues, and

WHEREAS, Issue 2A will generate $17 million per year for 20 years to be used exclusively to address stormwater needs, including 71 necessary infrastructure projects, at a cost of five dollars per month to homeowners and thirty dollars per acre per month on commercial property, and

WHEREAS, passing Issue 2A will permit monies in the City of Colorado Springs General Fund to be reallocated to address priorities as identified in a pre-campaign poll, including police response times, pro-active policing, and fire and emergency response, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association unanimously agrees that passing Issue 2A is the best mechanism to address both stormwater infrastructure needs and public safety concerns as identified by residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, to unanimously endorse Stormwater Issue 2A and to encourage the citizens of Colorado Springs to vote yes on Issue 2A.

Dated: September 7, 2017

Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Police Protective Association