Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Committee members in attendance: Randy Case (out at 5:50 p.m.), Debbie Klisch, Richard Hansen, Dan Mullin, Ronald Ruckdeschel, Joe Pelka, Tim Cassibry (in at 4:35 p.m.), Jake Jacob, Marjorie Smith, Winfield Pate (in at 4:35 p.m.)
Committee members absent: Veronica Sheldon
Others present: Deputy Chief Tommy Smith/CSFD, Leslie Hickey/CSFD, Nancy McCauley/CSPD, Sue Autry/CSPD, Deputy Chief Rod Walker/CSPD, Tammy Smidt/Senior Information System Analyst, Ken Hughlett/CSFD, Jena Rakoczy, CSPD
Call to Order:Meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m.
Citizen Comment:No citizen comment.
Approval of Minutes:
Chairperson D. Mullin requested comments regarding the minutes from the October 5th, 2011 meeting. There were no comments.
MOTION: J. Pelka moved to approve the minutes as written and R. Hansen seconded. The motion passed by a 9-0-1 with R. Case abstaining.
Old Business and Updates:
Police – DC Rod Walker and Nancy McCauley
- N. McCauley thanked the Committee for allowing the Police Department to make their presentation first as DC R. Walker would be speaking and would need to leave early. N. McCauley stated that there will be approximately $600,000 remaining in the PSST budget at 2011 year-end. She made a request to the Committee to allow the Police Department to use these remaining funds to purchase and implement the eCitation module and equipment. She added that the PPST ballot initiative allows for the acquisition of technology and system upgrades for enhanced crime, accident, and the call-for-service information. She stated that eCitation, as part of the Records Management System, meets this criteria. In addition, the ballot language included adding patrol officers to improve emergency police response times and enhance traffic safety. Because the PSST revenue collections have not been sufficient to hire and sustain the 117 sworn positions defined in the original 10-year plan, this technology will allow officers to pursue the goals of improving response times and enhance traffic safety by making their existing resources more efficient. N. McCauley stated that the Police Department was first asking the Committee for approval to use the funding for this project prior to asking Mayor Bach for permission to use salary savings to fund the project.
- DC Walker also thanked the Committee for allowing the Police Department time for their presentation. He stated that two years ago the Police Department began work on the Records Management System (RMS). He stated that with cuts to manpower they were forced to find ways to free valuable police officers’ time and expects the RMS and eCitation module to accomplish this. He stated that this system could enable police officers to cut down a traffic stop from 20 minutes to 5 or 10 minutes per contact. DC Walker stated the program would initially be deployed to the motorcycle unit and then be implemented throughout the Patrol Division.
MOTION: R. Case moved to approve the motion stating: “Authorization for CSPD to use 2011 year-end PSST funding to purchase and implement the eCitation module and associated equipment.” W. Pate seconded the motion. The motion passed 8-2-0.
Budget and Fire – DC Tommy Smith and Leslie Hickey
MOTION: After further discussion, R. Hansen moved to approve the motion “Authorization for the CSFD to use any remaining 2011 PSST funds for the construction of Station 21.” T. Cassibry seconded. The motion passed 9-0-0.
Discussion & Action Items
Next Meeting Date – February 1, 2012
The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 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.