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

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Committee members in attendance: Richard Hansen, Dan Mullin, Joe Pelka, Winfield Pate (out at 6 p.m.), Marjorie Smith (out at 6:20), Veronica Sheldon. 

Committee members absent: Tim Cassibry, Ronald Ruckdeschel, Randy Case

Others present: Leslie Hickey/CSFD (out at 6:26 p.m.), Nancy McCauley/CSPD, Ken Hughlett/CSFD, Jena Rakoczy/CSPD

Call to Order:Meeting was called to order at 4:31 p.m.

Citizen Comment:No citizen comment.

Approval of Minutes:

MOTION: Chairperson D. Mullin requested comments regarding the minutes from the September 5th, 2011 meeting.  It was noted that it is anticipated there will be 500 calls for service per year at Station 21 when it opens.  J. Pelka moved to approve the minutes as written and W. Pate seconded.  There was no more discussion and the motion passed by a 4-0-1 with R. Hansen abstaining.


Old Business and Updates:

Department Updates 

Budget and Fire – Leslie Hickey

- L. Hickey stated that the Budget office released the preliminary 2012 budget on-line.    She stated that the Committee was scheduled to make their presentation to City Council on Tuesday, October 18th during the Work Session which was scheduled from 1-5 p.m. She added that the order of presentation would be the Police Department, the Fire Department then the Committee.  It was suggested that Chairperson D. Mullin arrive around 3:00 p.m.  L. Hickey stated that October 19th and 20th were also Work Sessions for City Council.  She stated that the first reading of the budget would be in late November and the second reading would be in early-December. 

- L. Hickey provided handouts and a brief overview of the current budget conditions, the ventilation improvements, hose extraction system installation and updates to Station 21.  It was noted that Station 21 will be on the outside corner of Dublin and Peterson and that Dublin would be lengthened through to Marksheffel Road.  It was explained that Station 21 needs a southbound access and hope is to start the roadwork this fall.  L. Hickey stated that there are three parties in partnership in the creation of the expansion of the road.  Some committee members expressed concern about using PSST funds to construct the road..  She stated that as the project gets closer, she would provide the sources of the funding and how the CSFD plans to utilize those funds. 

 Police – Nancy McCauley

- N. McCauley stated that the Police Department had no budget updates.  She was asked the status of the Records Management System.  N. McCauley replied that the police department was testing the process right now and the timeline for the roll-out was set on Monday, October 3rd. 

 Discussion & Action Items

The Committee reviewed the 2011 Budget slide presentation which would be made to City Council on October 18th.  Adjustments and updates were made.  Consensus was also made that this was again a good slide presentation which was short with clear and precise information. K. Hughlett was thanked for all of his help.  It was discussed whether or not the November 2nd would be needed to discuss the City Council presentation.  It was agreed to schedule the date as tentative. 


Next Meeting Date – November 2, 2011


The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 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.