Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee
Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
City Hall, Academy Room,
Committee members in attendance:
Richard Hansen, Frank O?Donnell, Winfield Pate, Joe Pelka, Ronald Ruckdeschel, Marjorie Smith
Committee members absent:
Randy Case II, Robert Gallagher, Cynthia Halsey, Bernie Herpin, Pat McElderry
Dan Raider/CSFD, Nina Rikoski/CSFD, Bob Lund/CSFD, Sue Autry/CSPD,
Call to Order:
There were no citizens in attendance.
Approval of Minutes:
The Chair asked for approval of the minutes from the Jun 4, 2008 meeting. The committee reviewed and accepted the minutes.
MOTION: Winfield Pate moves to approve the minutes as presented. Frank O?Donnell seconded. The motion to approve the minutes passed 6-0-0. (Joe Pelka stated that a slight correction needs to be fixed changing kptu?s to kbtu?s.)
Police Update: Joe Curro presented the Police update. The POC 1st floor carpet installation project is complete with a quality installation. Question asked regarding how the Police DNA lab accreditation process is moving along. The
Fire Update: Bob Lund presented the Fire update. On Station 8 we are processing the final payment to the general contractor. On Station 17 the last part of the project has begun and estimated completion date is August 2008. The ventilation project at Station 2 is underway with scheduled completion in December 2008. No OSHA standard for HVAC refurbishment regarding diesel standards and an arbitrary number (higher then acceptable) was determined and used. All stations are now compliant with this number. A question was raised asking if the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has a standard number for diesel particles. This was not checked into but will be looked at and further information will be given at next meeting. Suggestion was made to chart the progress of all projects for Council.
Deputy Chief Raider states that Station 1 conceptual design for moving the building to the middle of Pikes Peak and Weber?s West side is being presented before Council on Monday, August 25th. There are some major legal issues using the public right-of-way to move a building that is 40? wide and 100? long. It will take up one lane in both directions, reducing Pikes Peak to a two lane road West of Weber to
Nina Rikoski gave a brief overview of Certificates of Participation (COP) that will be presented to Council for reallocation of funds. Those funds include $256,750 budgeted for the new Fire station on the Northeast side of town and $277,936 from Station 1 and $200,000 from fund balance. In 2009 a one-time fund withdrawal for COP payment will come due. Asking Council to appropriate these funds as stated above.
MOTION: Frank O?Donnell moved to support Fire department request to Council for COP payments in PSST budget. Marjorie Smith seconded. Joe Pelka made a friendly modification to support the Fire department?s request to Council for COP payments reallocate to the station Projects in PSST budget. This motion passed with a 6-0-0 vote.
Budget Update: No budget report was requested.
Bruce Initiatives November 2008 Ballot: Chair brought-up the Bruce Initiatives that will be on the November 2008 ballot, and their possible affect on the City budget. He then asked the Committee if it should take any action on the matter. The consensus was that the matter was not within the scope of the Committee?s responsibility, and that it should not get involved, or take any action regarding the Bruce Initiatives.
MOTION: Joe Pelka moved that with respect to the Bruce Initiatives on the November 2008 ballot, this Committee should not get involved, or take any action; because it is beyond its scope of responsibility, as determined by the City Council. Motion seconded by Marjorie Smith. The motion was unanimously passed with a 6-0-0 vote.
Tour of Wildland Mitigation area was discussed and it was determined that late afternoon in a couple of weeks would be the best time ? group meeting at FDC,
Annual Report: Discussed each slide and how to change or better show progress/results for PSST.
Meeting adjourned at 6:19 P.M.
September 3, 2008, 4:30 ? 6:30 P.M., Academy Room, City Hall.
Notes: The minutes of this meeting were taken by