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Meeting Minutes, 09/19/2013

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

Commissioners Absent:  None

Guests: Sgt. Sam Palumbo; Vivian Thompson; Louis Gurvich; Jeanne Ward

Start of Meeting: 6:32PM
Call to order by Jim Olsen

Financial Report given by Jim Olsen on behalf of Becker Rutledge

  • General information of financials.

Activity Report given by Sgt. Sam Palumbo

  • General monthly and year-to-date statistics
  • 2396 calls for service, 723 assists, 127 citations, 233 warnings, 27 calls and 3 escorts, 534 Residence Checks
  • 1539 Business Checks

Presentation by New Orleans Private Patrol (NOPP).

MOTION: To approve August 15th meeting minutes

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

Communications

  • Website has been redesigned and is live.
  • Invoice from BMF for website re-design coordination and “Stay Safe, Stay Informed” mailer work is $ 1,860.80.

MOTION: To approve $1,860.80 to BMF

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

Legal

Adams and Reese are working on impact of Consent Decree and Office of Secondary Employment. They have placed “firewall” to get around any issues involving the firm’s representation of potential employees of that Office.

They are looking into other means of renewing the District, possibly a referendum.

Finance

2013 Amended Budget and 2014 Budget was proposed:

MCSD 2013 Budget 2014 Budget
General Fund As Amended General Fund
REVENUES:
Parcel Fees $990,000 $990,000 $990,000
Interest Income $3,000 $13,000 $13,000
TOTAL REVENUES $993,000 $1,003,000 $1,003,000
EXPENDITURES:
Patrol and Security Programs $1,200,000 $1,200,000 $1,100,000
Police Cars and Equipment $35,000 $65,000 $30,000
Insurance $18,000 $20,000 $20,000
Operations(*) $25,000 $25,000 $15,000
Accounting Fees $10,000 $15,000 $15,000
City Collection Fees (1%) $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Legal Fees $35,000 $35,000 $25,000
Special Projects(**) $50,000 $50,000 $25,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $1,383,000 $1,420,000 $1,240,000
Excess Expenditures
over Revenues
$(390,000) $(417,000) $(237,000)
FUND BALANCE, BEGINNING $1,218,291 $1,218,291 $801,291
FUND BALANCE, ENDING $828,291 $801,291 $564,291
*Operations include Police Cell Phones, Website, etc.
**Special Projects include newsletters, postage, Stay Safe-Stay Informed Community Awareness Program, etc.

MOTION: To approve the 2013 Budget as Amended

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

MOTION: To approve the 2014 Budget

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

Miscellaneous

Letter was sent to the Office of Inspector General in response to their draft report entitled “Review of New Orleans Security Taxing Districts.”

MOTION: To approve purchase of new SUV vehicle and all equipment for an estimated $40,127.80

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

MOTION: To approve repair of damaged SUV vehicle for up to $6,600.00

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

MOTION: To approve repair of damaged SUV vehicle for an estimated $3,668.72

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

MOTION: To add MCSD signs to the MCNO signs for up to $500.00

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

Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, Oct. 15th. All are encouraged to attend parties around Mid-City.

MOTION: To suspend December 2013 meeting

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

Next meeting: October 17, 2013

MOTION: To adjourn
1st Markey, 2nd Misko
None opposed/all approved/motion for Adjournment carries

Executive Session

Meeting ended at 7:56PM.

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