Meeting Minutes, 07/18/2013

Commissioners Present: Jim Olsen, Chairman; Jody Waltz, Secretary; Harley Winer; Ben Misko; Ben Markey  (Quorum)

Commissioners Absent: None

Guests: Sgt. Sam Palumbo; David Brooks; A. Luke Bair; Marta Jewson

Start of Meeting 6:40PM
Call to order by Ben Misko

MOTION: To approve June 20th meeting minutes

  • Markey 1st, Misko 2nd
  • No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries

Activity Report given by Sgt. Sam Palumbo

  • General monthly and year-to-date statistics
  • 1667 calls for service, 473 assists, 106 citations, 212 warnings, 38 calls and 7 escorts, 497 Residence Checks,
  • 822 Business Checks.

Financial Report Becker Rutledge

  • General information of financials.

ACTION ITEM: Publicize Budget Meeting on Sept. 19th in Times Picayune

Community Awareness – Greg Beuerman looking into street car signage. Website is being revamped by Cory Tisdale to add useful information.

Virtual Crime Watch – Met with NOPD 1st and 3rd District Commanders as well as NOPD IT Department to review VCW program and determine implementation feasibility.

Orleans’ Parish Assessor – Request for demographics is held up in their office.

Consent Decree and Office of Secondary Employment – City Council will vote on Aug. 8th to determine MCSD’s status in regard to the Consent Decree and the OSE.

MCSD Vehicles – Another vehicle needs repair.

MOTION: To authorize up to an additional $4,000.00 for vehicle repair.

  • Winer 1st, Misko 2nd
  • No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries

Nov. 2014 Renewal – PAC required
ACTION ITEM: Need to find resources.

Virtual MCSD Escort – Discussion on Actual versus Phone Escort – Tabled until a later date.

1st District Substation – Will not be staffed 24 hours per day. Equipment is needed. Requirements for equipment will be researched – Tabled until a later date.

Insurance Renewal – Due Aug. 24th. One portion of the previous year’s coverage was not included in the quote.
MOTION: To renew quoted insurance for $15, 988.35

  • Winer 1st, Markey 2nd
  • No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries

Cooperative Endeavor Agreement – Should be back to MCSD within 2 weeks.

Trash bags with MCSD and trash mob logos – Table until a later date.

Passes for commissioners to stay for mandatory evacuation or First Responder Entry – Proceed with contacting Cmd. Snead.

Next meeting: August 15, 2013

MOTION: To adjourn

  • 1st Winer, 2nd Markey
  • None opposed/all approved/motion for Adjournment carries

Meeting ended at 7:52PM

midcityMeeting Minutes, 07/18/2013