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Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee - Agenda
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Committee members in attendance: Co-Chair Cindy Corsaro, Richard Hansen, Chairman Daniel Mullin, Pat McElderry (left at 5:30), Winfield Pate, Marjorie Smith, Ronald Ruckdeschel (left at 5:37) and Randy Case, via phone conference until 4:43 pm when he arrived. 

Committee members absent: Tim Cassibry, Frank O'Donnell and Joe Pelka

Others present: Nina Rikoski/CSFD, Ken Hughlett/CSFD and Jena Rakoczy/CSPD

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Chairman D. Mullin at 4:30 p.m.

Citizen Comment: No citizen comment.

Approval of Minutes:

MOTION: C. Corsaro moved to approve the minutes from the July 5th meeting as written.  P. McElderry seconded the motion; R. Hansen abstained because he was not present at the last meeting.  The minutes were approved 7-0-1 abstained.


Old Business and Updates:

Department Updates


Budget - N. Rikoski and K. Hughlett presented the rough draft of the Power Point presentation of the budget.  K. Hughlett stated that this was a basic presentation and the slides would be updated as requested for the next meeting. 


N. Rikoski stated that 2011 was looking better than originally thought but no final figures were in yet.  She stated that she was waiting for the final figures from the budget office.  She also stated that there seemed to be a trend of increase for the revenues and any overages would go to the fund balance.  N. Rikoski stated that there was more money in 2010 than expected.  She was asked to verify that revenue in August was slower than previous months.  She stated it had dropped off a little.  Everyone present agreed that the slow and steady increase in the long run was a better trend for Colorado Springs and also for the nation. 


D. Mullin requested an explanation of when the presentation would be held.  It was explained that the Committee's presentation would be in mid-October, but the exact date shifted from year to year.  As far as the presentation, it would be the same format as in years past.  R. Mullin stated that he would like to streamline the presentation to make it short and to the point for City Council.  He stated they have seen the basic presentation in years past so he wanted to highlight accent points.  N. Rikoski pointed out that the final numbers come from the budget office the day before the presentation. 


It was determined that N. Rikoski and K. Hughlett would complete the updates within the next couple of days and then send the revised version to D. Mullin.  After his review, D. Mullin would redistribute the copy to all members and any questions would be directed to K. Hughlett.  Everyone was directed in regard to the budget presentation to have communication between no more than two (2) persons at a time; if e-mailing do not "Reply to All". 


N. Rikoski was thanked for doing a wonderful job on the presentation.  K. Hughlett was thanked for making corrections during the meeting and updating the presentation with the requests.


Discussion & Action Items


K. Hughlett stated that a new committee member had been appointed, Ms. Veronica Shelton.  He added that Ms. Shelton was unable to attend the meeting as she just found out that day and had a previous obligation that evening. 


K. Hughlett was asked if he had heard the final outcome of R. Case and J. Pelka's term limits being extended.  R. Case stated he had received a letter from City Council that his term expired in May 2013.  It was concluded that J. Pelka's term had also been extended to May 2013.


R. Hansen stated that he was following the Leadership Index which is a study/focus group which will publish charts either showing progress or no progress.  He stated they will be rolling out on Monday, September 20th.  R. Hansen added the website will be publishing a manual with a lot of good information; good viewpoints for the community. 


It was stated that the Chamber is holding an event on Friday, September 17 regarding the 60-61-101 ballot issue. It was pointed out that the voting ballots would be mailed out in 30 days.



Next Meeting Date - Wednesday, October 13, 2010



The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.  



Notes:  The minutes of the meeting were taken by J. Rakoczy.  Any omissions or corrections should be brought to the Chairperson's attention at the next PSSTOC meeting.