Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Committee members in attendance:
Edward Carroll, Brian Grady, Bernie Herpin, Jake Jacob, Debbie Klisch, Dan Mullin (in at 4:40 pm), Ron Ruckdeschel, and Marjorie Smith
Committee members absent: Tim Cassibry, Glen Florea (Didn’t Brian replace Tim? And we’re only listed 10 members instead of the required 11. Should we indicate one vacancy?)
Others present: Deputy Chief Steve Dubay (CSFD), Deputy Chief Vince Niski (CSPD), Leslie Hickey (CSFD), Nancy McCauley (CSPD), Ken Hughlett (OEM), Katha Snow (CSFD), Joe Curro (CSPD), Ken Rankin (CSFD), Linda Herpin (Citizen), Welling Clark (Citizen)
Call to Order: D. Klisch called the meeting to order at 4:36 pm.
Citizen Comment: Welling Clark, former PSSTOC member, addressed the Committee on two points: 1) The ballot language regarding the CSFD’s obligation to add two new aerial truck companies using PSST funding; and, 2) An offer to provide assistance to the Committee should it choose to pursue additional funding for public safety.
L. Hickey advised this was discussed at a PSSTOC meeting in 2006 and, through an official vote, the Committee approved the CSFD’s actions. L. Hickey will provide the minutes from the 2006 meeting at the May 14, 2014 meeting.
E. Carroll also pointed out that no specific deadlines are assigned to each project included with the ballot language allowing the CSFD to fund a second aerial company with PSST funding at a time in the future when it is operationally necessary.
Approval of Minutes:
MOTION: E. Carroll moved to approve the minutes from the February 2, 2014 meeting as written. J. Jacob seconded the motion. There was no discussion and the motion passed 7-0-1 with M. Smith abstaining.
MOTION: B. Grady moved to approve the minutes from the October 9, 2013 meeting as written. E. Carroll seconded the motion. There was no discussion and the motion passed 7-0-1 with D. Klisch abstaining.
Business and Updates:
Nominations/Elections of Officers
MOTION: J. Jacob moved to nominate D. Klisch as Committee Chairperson. E. Carroll seconded the motion. There was no discussion and the motion passed 8-0 (Leslie – does the person being elected actually vote? If not, this would be 7-0-1;) There is nothing that says they cannot vote for themselves.
MOTION: E. Carroll moved to nominate J. Jacob as Committee Vice Chairperson. D. Mullin seconded the motion. There was no discussion and the motion passed 8 -0 (same question as above)
Updates including budget changes (Budget, Fire, and Police)
R. Ruckdeschel expressed concern about the OEM’s ability to receive PSST funding since it no longer reports to the CSFD. J. Jacob asked if the CSFD would consider funding requests made by the OEM if it had public safety needs. Both L. Hickey and S. Dubay confirmed these types of requests could be submitted in the CSFD’s budget.
Next Meeting Date
V. Niski requested a meeting in May so the CSPD could present an upcoming PSST-funded project to the Committee.
J. Jacob and E. Carroll also requested staff bring to the May meeting a list of accomplishments made toward all itemized project, personnel, operating, and capital outlay requests made in the ballot language.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the Police Operations Center
The meeting ended at 5:50 pm.
Notes: The minutes of the meeting were taken by N. McCauley. Any omissions or corrections should be brought to the Chairperson’s attention at the next PSSTOC meeting.