City of Colorado Springs / Commissions & Committees / Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Committee members in attendance: Marjorie Smith, Daniel Mullin, Ronald Ruckdeschel (left at 6:01 p.m.), Cindy Corsaro, Richard Hansen, Joe Pelka, Winfield Pate

Committee members absent: Randle Case, Tim Cassibry, Pat McElderry, Veronica Shelton

Others present: Nina Rikoski/ CSFD, Nancy McCauley/CSPD, Jena Rakoczy/CSPD.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Chairman D. Mullin at 4:37 p.m.  There was a change in venue and this might have delayed some Committee members; at this time there was a quorum.   

Citizen Comment: No citizen comment.

Approval of Minutes:

MOTION: A request to approve the minutes from the September 15th meeting was made.  J. Pelka stated that although he did not attend the last meeting he noticed that the date on the meeting minutes was September 10th which was a Friday.  Chairman D. Mullin verified the correct date of September 15th.  The meeting minutes were approved with the correction being made.  R. Hansen moved to approve the September 15th meeting minutes; W. Pate seconded the motion; J. Pelka abstained.  The vote passed 6-0-1 with one abstaining. 


Old Business and Updates:

Discussion of Council Budget Update.


N. Rikoski stated that the Council Presentation was scheduled for Thursday, October 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  She stated that Fire, Police and PSSTOC would be presenting during this time.  Police will present first; Fire, second and PSSTOC, third.  She also stated that that the Police and Fire presentations will be very short.

D. Mullin stated that he agreed to keeping this presentation short also to benefit City Council as they would be in meetings all week and will have seen many presentations. 


N. Rikoski presented the Power Point presentation of the budget which showed the updates from the previous meeting; clarifications were also made.  Inputs from all were incorporated into the slide show.  N. Rikoski also went over the talking points.  These were also updated and clarified.  It was noted that the projection numbers were different than in past years.  N. Rikoski stated she would look at the previous years to find where the numbers might have been changed.  D. Mullin reiterated that he wanted to keep the presentation short and concise. 


It was mentioned that copies of the presentation should be presented to the City Council members.  To keep the expense for the copies as low as possible, the copies would be made in black and white and there would be 2 slides per double sided page. 


It was determined that C. Corsaro, R. Hansen, W. Pate, M. Smith and J. Pelka would attend the presentation to support Chairman D. Mullin and the PSST Oversight Committee.


J. Pelka stated that he would like to meet in November to discuss how City Council received the presentation.  He stated that this would also be a good time to vote on new officers. 


Next Meeting Date - Wednesday, November 17, 2010



The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 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.