- Approval of Meeting Minutes
- Discuss car updates
- Discuss insurance updates
- Discuss contract updates
- Discuss cell phone updates
- Discuss newsletter updates
- Discuss survey updates
- Discuss bank accounts and check status
- Discuss possibly ordering a noise monitor
- Discuss Personal Financial Disclosure Forms for commissioners
- Discuss who will have the responsibility of paying the bills
- Discuss getting voicemail system and if so, how it will be monitoring?
These minutes are pending approval.
- Colleen Boyle-Gannon
- Angela Henderson
- Susan Guidry
- Corey Tisdale
- Romney Richard
Also in attendance: Becker Rutledge
Approval of Meeting Minutes
MOTION made by Angela Henderson to approve meeting minutes from March 19, 2009 Meeting, seconded by Romney Richard. Unanimous approval.
Meeting minutes from April 2nd, 2009 will be approved and voted on in the subsequent meeting.
Discuss car updates
Everything that can be set in motion has been as far as ordering. However, the ordering cannot be finalized until the cooperative agreement is signed.
Discuss insurance updates
Zack from Eagan Insurance is trying to help us however we have not had progress with Eagan.
Eustis insurance is no longer calling Susan Guidry back.
Gillis Ellis and Baker sounds promising and is working with Susan. They haven’t yet agreed but it seems they are open to it.
May need to consider AIG or other insurers.
The type of insurance we are needing is a secondary liability coverage.
Discuss contract updates
Supt. Riley is fine with the contract. Ronnie is going to make sure the contract is hand delivered to the right people tomorrow. Ronnie is following it through. Corey will need to sign before Nagin signs.
After it goes to City Attorney it goes through City Administrative Office and then it goes to Nagin’s office for him to sign.
Discuss cell phone updates
Romney has purchased the cell phones including 1 blackberry and two regular phones that have walkie talkie capability and voice dialing. We have the contract for 2 years.
The phone number for Ronnie Stevens is 330-2041. The phone is unlimited as far as minutes.
Total cost for all 3 phones, $159.35 per month. Total cost of phone equipment (the phones/chargers) is $572.37 total.
We purchased insurance for the blackberry but didn’t for other two phones as the customer service rep said it was not worth it.
The owner of the company who sold us the phones is a Mid-City resident!
Discuss newsletter updates
Newsletter is almost complete. Romney has done some editing and she would like us to review the newsletter before it goes out.
MOTION by Angela Henderson to assign the title “MCSD Managing Officer” to Ronnie Stevens. Romney Richard seconded. 4 in favor. 0 opposed.
Discuss survey updates
Survey is finalized.
Angie will need to post the survey online so that we can include the link in the newsletter.
MOTION by Romney that the survey is finalized and is to be distributed to citizens within the MCSD. 2nd by Angela Henderson. 4-0 in favor.
Discuss bank accounts and check status
Whitney Bank and Capital One will both require 2 signatures of any two board members.
Guarantee Savings on Canal – paperwork is ready. Money Market account. ~1.1% interest rate. They cannot monitor the two signatures but we can monitor that.
Account with Capital One that Romney’s past security district group had is around $753.77. It was decided that it would be a good thing to donate the money to something that will improve security in the neighborhood.
Discuss possibly ordering a noise monitor
It was decided that we need more information on the subject of the noise monitor before we decide whether or not to spend the money on the monitor.
Questions include: How would we coordinate the use? The training? How exactly is the noise ordinance enforced? What are the penalties for noise violation? What are the procedures? What about neighbors who throw parties and have loud cars? What successes and failures has the French Quarter had with their noise monitor?
Discuss Personal Financial Disclosure Forms for commissioners
Board members will fill out the forms, make copies, fax the copies and send the originals to the Louisiana Board of Ethics by certified mail.
Discuss who will have the responsibility of paying the bills
MOTION by Romney Richard that Becker Rutledge pays the bills and keeps all financial records. Seconded by Susan Guidry. All in favor unanimous.
Discuss getting voicemail system and if so, how it will be monitoring?
Corey gets 10-15 emails per week. And now he is getting 4-5 calls per day for the last 3 days. This is because the assessor’s office sent out incorrect tax bills that did not include the security district fee. Now, people are getting delinquency fees for the security district not being paid, although the city never billed them originally.
Concern about having to have Ronnie responding to all of the complaints. We would not want to overwhelm Ronnie with this. Also concern that if assessor needs to reach a board member, we want to make sure he has a phone number for a board member.
Corey will distribute phone calls to board members directly so that we can share the burden of calling each concerned citizen back.
MOTION to adjourn made by Angela Henderson at 8:00p. Seconded by Susan Guidry. Unanimous approval.