Mid-City Security District
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2016
4011 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70119
Board Members Present
6:30 – start of meeting. A quorum was present.
A motion to approve the minutes from the November 2015 meeting was made, seconded and approved.
Elections for Board Executive Committee: The presently serving Chair, Jim Olsen, Vice-Chair, Ben Misko, and Secretary-Treasurer, Mike Riehlmann
were re-nominated and approved after a vote of the Board.
Financial Status Report: Becker Rutledge delivered a report indicating that the commission essentially broke even in 2015 and there is currently a
reserve of approximately $600,000.
Crime Report – Jim Olsen gave the monthly report and answered questions put to him by Board members and guests.
- December Arrest Tally: 14
- State Felony: 0
- State Misdemeanor: 6
- Municipal: 2
- Traffic: 4
- Summons: 2
- Juvenile Felony: 0
- Juvenile Misdemeanor: 0
- Citations: 71
- 2015 Calls for Service: 30,660
- Residential Checks: 4,183
- Business Checks: 15,718
- Traffic Citations: 885
- Traffic Warnings: 1,052
Purchase of Chevrolet Tahoe: Jim Olsen informed the members that the Tahoe is expected to be delivered by the end of February 2016.
Cellphone for Escort Service: After a vote of the Board and for the reasons discussed, the cellphone for escort service was discontinued.
Website Update: Jay Brinkmann agreed to review current state of the commission’s website and deliver a report at the next meeting.
Letter to Director of Finance Re: Undercharging Certain Parcels: Michael Riehlmann circulated a draft of a letter to the Director of Finance for CNO asking for a meeting regarding parcel fees. The letter was approved and will be sent out forthwith.
Inclusion of Condos in Fee Collections: Jim Olsen explained that the commission’s attorneys opined that condominium owners can be made to
pay the parcel fee to assist in funding the commission’s operations.
MCNO Camera Program: It was reported that the MCNO has seen to it that 17 new cameras have been installed and that there is another $3000 in the bank awaiting applicants.
Commission Contracts: Renewal of contracts between the MCSD and Eye Want Media, Becker Ruthledge and Adams and Reese was proposed and
approved by vote of the Board.
Safe on Our Streets Meeting: A report was delivered by guest Patrick Armstrong on the Safe on Our Streets group and its upcoming meeting.
Hood Ford Refund: Jim Olsen reported that he would inquire about the possibility of additional refunds for Hood Ford overcharges.
Public Comments: Patrick Armstrong discussed the website of the Lakeview Crime Prevention District and its user-friendliness.
Julie Posner posed questions to the Board concerning the possibility of mass-texting crime alerts and the issue will be researched and discussed at a
A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved and the meeting was concluded.
As Secretary of the Mid-Security District, I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes duly and legally adopted by the
Board of Commissioners of the Mid-City Security District, after due notice, and that said minutes have not been rescinded, modified or recalled and are in full force and effect.
WITNESS my signature this ________ day of _________________, 201____.
Michael G. Riehlmann