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Board Meeting Agenda 10-13-14

Mid-City Security District

Board Meeting Agenda

October 13, 2014 – 5:45 – 6:30 PM

4603 Carrollton

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

5:45 Announce quorum – Call to order

Roll Call – Welcome Visitors – Sign In:  5 Min

Board Discussion of Budget:  5 Min

Public Comment / Questions: 10 Min

Board Discussion of a single RFP: 15 Min

Review of RFP if opened: 10 Min

Public Comments / Questions:  10 Min

Announce:  Next meeting 10/16/14 at 6:30 PM at First NBC

Adjourn: 6:30

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Board Meeting Agenda 8-21-14

Mid-City Security District

Board Meeting Agenda

August 21, 2014 – 6:30 – 7:25 PM

First NBC Bank

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

 

6:30 Announce quorum – Call to order

 

Roll Call – Welcome visitors – Sign In:  5 Min

 

Introduction of new MCSD Board Member – 5 Min

Michael Reihlmann

 

Review/Approve Minutes of July 17, 2014 Meeting:  5 Min

 

Reports:   10 minutes:

MCSD Crime Trends – Sgt Palumbo

 

Reports:  5 Minutes

July Statement of cash position

Old Business:  15 Minutes

CEA Update

Review Insurance quotes

RFP update

New Business:  5 minutes

Elect EC Secretary

Responses to Inquiry re Trespassing procedure

Discussion of adjustment to parcel fee – Tax freeze and Disabled only

Newsletter contains extension of Survey Monkey

Plaques for service to MCSD

Night Out Against Crime.  Saturday, October 11th  Commissioners to attend

Public comments:  10 Min

 

Announce:   Next meeting 9/18/14 at 6:30 PM

 

Adjourn 7:30

 

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July Anti-Crime Walk – July 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07/23/2014

Anti-Crime Walk

The next anti-crime walk is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm. We invite and encourage every one to come out and participate. Bring your family, neighbors and friends and support this community event. The route will be the previously rained out Mid-City route which is as followed:

Start…..D’ Hemecourt/S. Pierce… down D’Hemecourt to S. Cortez (2 blocks), turn right on S. Cortez, down S. Cortez to Ulloa (1 block), turn right on Ulloa, down Ulloa to S. Scott (1 block), turn right on S. Scott, down S. Scott to Banks (3 blocks), turn left on Banks, down Banks to S. Pierce (1 block), turn left on S. Pierce, down S. Pierce to Ulloa (3 blocks)……End….total of 11 blocks.

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Board Meeting Agenda 5-15-14

Mid-City Security District

Board Meeting Agenda

May 15, 2014 – 6:30 – 7:25 PM

First NBC Bank

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

 

6:30 Announce quorum – Call to order

 

Roll Call – Welcome visitors – Sign In:  5 Min

 

Reports:   15 minutes:

MCSD Crime Trends – Sgt Palumbo

 

Review/Approve Minutes of April 17, 2014 Meeting:  5 Min

New Business:  15 minutes

Re-elect Executive committee. Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary Treasurer

MCSD contracts need to be renewed

BFM, Eye Want Media, J Ward

Resolution for Chair to execute contracts and CEA

Shop Insurance quotes

 

Reports:  5 Minutes

April 2014 Financial Statement – B Rutledge

 

Public comments:  10 Min

 

Announce:   – Next meeting 6/19/14 at 6:30 PM

 

Adjourn 7:25

 

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Meeting Minutes 3-20-14

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

March 20, 2014

First NBC

4011 Canal St.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

Commissioners Present: Jim Olsen, Chairman; Jody Waltz, Secretary (6:33PM); Ben Markey; Harley Winer; Ben Misko  (Quorum)

Commissioners Absent: None

Guests: Jeanne Ward; Sgt. Sam Palumbo, Sr.;  Della Hasselle;  Josef Wright; Elizabeth Pape, OIG; Nadiene VanDyke, OIG; Joe Laura;  Byron Cornelison; Brad Cousins

 

Start of Meeting 6:30PM

Call to order by Jim Olsen

 

MOTION: To approve February20th  meeting minutes

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

Presentation by the City’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Model Board Policies and Procedures

 

Camera Project – Council members would like status of project.  Waltz is still awaiting response from ProjectNOLA.  He will email again to get pricing information previously requested.  Waltz presented SafeCamNOLA, a database of existing camera systems and locations managed by the N.O. Police and Justice Foundation for use by the NOPD in the investigative process.  There is no cost associated with SafeCamNOLA.  ACTION ITEM: Markey will look into promoting SafeCamNOLA in upcoming mailer.

 

Activity Report given by Sgt. Sam Palumbo

  •   General monthly and year-to-date statistics
  •      2617 calls for service, 557 assists, 102 citations, 237 warnings, 35 calls and 15 escorts, 544 Residence Checks, 1359 Business Checks.

New vehicle put into service on March 20th.  8th vehicle order in progress.  One vehicle will be cycled out of service for

repairs to doors.

Harley spoke with Fred Radtke with Operation Clean Sweep regarding graffiti cleanup.  He will communicate with him again next week.

 

MOTION: To accept the proposal for the installation of one license plate reading camera system under the pretense that the vendor is approved by the City of NO

  • Winer 1st, Markey 2nd (Misko absent for vote)
  • No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries.

 

Olsen updated on Assessor’s Office and change to legislation governing MCSD.   The Bill needs to be provided to the State legislature now.  MCSD can amend the resolution up to some time in August.

 

Council members Guidry and Cantrell have recommended a survey available to the District for recommendations, possibly to be included on the website.  Olsen will get with Beuerman regarding this request.

 

Next meeting:  April 17, 2014.

 

MOTION: To adjourn

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

 

Meeting ended at 7:31PM.

 

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Meeting Minutes 2-10-14

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

February 20, 2014

First NBC

4011 Canal St.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

Commissioners Present:  Jim Olsen, Chairman; Jody Waltz, Secretary (6:33PM);  Ben Markey; Harley Winer (Quorum)

Commissioners Absent:   Ben Misko

Guests: Jeanne Ward;  Della Hasselle;  Sylvia Frankli;  Josef Wright

 

Start of Meeting 6:30PM

Call to order by Jim Olsen

 

MOTION: To approve January 16th  meeting minutes

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

Activity Report given by Chairman Olsen on behalf of Sgt. Sam Palumbo

  •  General monthly and year-to-date statistics
  •  2712 calls for service, 587 assists, 161 citations, XXX warnings, 31 calls and XX escorts, XXX Residence Checks, XXXX Business Checks.

Attorneys working with DOJ.  Deadline for OSE has been extended.

Waltz updated on status of camera project.  He spoke with Bryan Lagarde of ProjetNOLA and gave him a project scope.  He is awaiting pricing from ProjectNOLA.

Harley did not meet with Operation Clean Sweep regarding graffiti cleanup but did speak with him via telephone.  He will meet with him in the upcoming month.

License plate reader procurement will be added to the agenda for next month’s meeting.

MOTION: To accept the amended statute to present to legislators which must be filed by February 28th

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

 

The Crown Victoria was totaled in an accident.  Discussion about purchasing a new vehicle.  Equipment from totaled vehicle will be used if possible.  ACTION ITEM: 2014 Budget will need to be amended if purchase approved.

MOTION: To purchase new vehicle not to exceed $50,000.00

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

 

Reports of voter irregularities were researched and deemed to be false from a sample ballot picture presented and the fact that voting on the renewal occurred in the Precincts in question.

Letter from resident was presented and as well as Chairman Olsen’s response.

Next meeting:  March  20, 2014.

MOTION: To adjourn

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

 

Meeting ended at 7:13PM.

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Meeting Minutes 10-17-13

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

October 17, 2013

First NBC

4011 Canal St.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

Commissioners Present:  Jim Olsen, Chairman;  Jody Waltz, Secretary; Ben Markey;  Harley Winer;   Ben Misko (6:38PM) (Quorum)

Commissioners Absent: None

Guests: Sgt. Sam Palumbo; Sten Thornburg;  Bryan Lagarde;  Billy Bayle; Becker Rutledge;  Lucy Trebotick;  Josef Wright;  Erika Hamm; Pauline Patterson;  Roux Merlo;  Della Hasselle

 

Start of Meeting 6:30PM

Call to order by Jim Olsen

 

MOTION: To approve October 8th meeting minutes

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

 

MOTION: To approve September 18th meeting minutes

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

Activity Report given by Sgt. Sam Palumbo

  •   General monthly and year-to-date statistics
  •   2031 calls for service, 687 assists, 109 citations, 221 warnings, 24 calls and 5 escorts, 427 Residence Checks,
  • 1429 Business Checks.

 

Financial Report given by Becker Rutledge

General information of financials.

Amending 2013 Budget tabled.

Vote to renew parcel fee is Feb. 1, 2014.  The renewal period will be 5 years.  The Board will look into changing the legislation to reduce the parcel fee and/or restructure the fee after the election. The Resolution was approved by City Council.  Awaiting word from the Bond Commission.

 

BFM Plan – To increase community awareness of MCSD’s existence and provide information regarding safety and security.  Accomplish though a newsletter and postcard campaign.

ACTION ITEM: Markey to work with BFM and soliciting bids and plan.

Consent Decree/OSE – Other Districts had meeting with DOJ.  We are taking a cooperative approach with OSE and the City.

Vehicles – New SUV ordered.

Night Out Against Crime – Winer attended Parkview event;  Olsen and Waltz attended 5 parties within MidCity.  Board would like to host a big event next year.

 

MOTION: To approve 2014 Budget Resolution

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

 

Next meeting: November 21, 2013

 

MOTION: To adjourn

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

Meeting ended at 7:42PM.

 

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Meeting Minutes 10-31-13

Mid-City Security District

Special Meeting Minutes

October 31, 2013

First NBC

4011 Canal St.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

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

Commissioners Absent: Harley Winer; Ben Misko

Guests: Patrick Beahm

 

Start of Meeting 1:10PM

Call to order by Jim Olsen

 

MOTION: To waive notice of meeting

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

 

Presentation by Bryan Lagarde with ProjectNOLA. Q&A with Board Members

BMF proposal discussed.  Markey will finalize plan within annual budget appropriation.

 

MOTION: To adjourn

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

 

Meeting ended at 2:30PM.

 

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Meeting Minutes 8-15-13

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 15, 2013

First NBC

4011 Canal St.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

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

Commissioners Absent: Harley Winey;  Ben Misko

Guests: Sgt. Sam Palumbo;  Josef Wright; David Brooks; Natalie Mitchell; Travis Falk; Jackie Clarkson

 

Start of Meeting 6:34PM

Call to order by Jim Olsen

 

Financial Report given by Jim Olsen on behalf of Becker Rutledge

General information of financials.

Audit mentioned two findings: 1. At some point, a portion of the funds were not secured by the bank; and, 2. 2012 budget was over on vehicle expenditures and not amended as required.

2014 budget meeting will be on Sept. 19th.

 

MOTION: To approve July 18th meeting minutes

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

 

Activity Report given by Sgt. Sam Palumbo

General monthly and year-to-date statistics

2169 calls for service, 612 assists, 94 citations, 228 warnings, 29 calls and 3 escorts, 588 Residence Checks,

1248 Business Checks.

Jackie Clarkson made a presentation in support of MCSD and the work of the NOPD in cooperation with MCSD.

 

Community Awareness –Website is a week or so out from being launched. Greg Beuerman has information for bus stops and street cars, and is ready to move forward once website is live.

 

MOTION: To approve $8,000 for communications

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

 

Consent Decree and Office of Secondary Employment – DOJ letter to council members not clear as to objections.  Most would like to keep the security districts out of the OSE.

Nov. 2014 Renewal – Ben Misko not present to update.  Currently no sponsor for renewal.

1st District Substation – Computer is needed.  Requirements for equipment will be researched – Tabled until a later date.

1st District NONPACC cancelled for August; 3rd District will be on Aug. 27th.

Insurance Renewal – General Liability has been renewed and paid for.

 

Next meeting: September 19, 2013

 

MOTION: To adjourn

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

 

Meeting ended.

 

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Meeting Minutes 4-18-13

April 18, 2013

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

Guests: Jeanne Ward; Sgt. Sam Palumbo

(please add others that were in attendance, as I did not get sign in sheet from table)

 

Start of Meeting 6:34PM

Call to order by Jim Olsen

 

Motion: To approve March meeting minutes

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

 

Financial Report: (Becker absent, report given by Olsen)

All funds transferred to 1st NBC from Morgan Stanley accounts

Expect check from city treasurer office by end of month; this will be bulk of revenue for year

 

Crime Stats – Sgt. Palumbo

Increase in petty thefts

Purse snatching has been reclassified as property theft

Uptick of crimes of opportunity

Suggestions for newsletter:

Cell phone theft scams

Reporting crimes in a timely manner

311 needs to be used for all non-emergency calls; not escort number

MCSD does not write patrol reports for district calls

1,615 calls for service; 509 calls for police assistance

(please add stats, did not get a Sam’s paperwork)

 

Radios for cars –

Will allow officers to listen to both district radio frequencies at the same time

Will not install in unmarked car; only for marked vehicles

Must use city vendor for radios and installation; Tumba estimate $21,000

 

Motion to budget for radios

1st Winer; 2nd Misko

No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries

 

One car in shop – Estimate for repair $6,500.00

Palumbo suggests car to be fixed at a Ford dealership

 

Motion: $8,000 budget for Ford dealership

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

 

Old Business:

10 security lights were installed in Security District

No complaints

Possibly put 10 more – will take up at next meeting

 

 

Cell Phones –

252-1970 number is for escorts only from 7pm to 7am

1971 number will go through Google voice for transfer

Eventually may have 1971 phone become automated general information number for MCSD

Motion: As of now forward 2nd cell to 1st cell number

1st Markey; 2nd Waltz

No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries

Meeting with Greg, Chantrel, Olsen and Markey

Regarding Stay Safe/Stay Informed items

Printing changes, pamphlets

 

Newsletters:

Next meeting address:

Monthly budget

Newsletters vs. postcards

Get the numbers for possible budget for slogans and ads

 

Action Item:

Markey to seek design and marketing strategies/ work further with Greg

Suggestions: letter from board to residents stating what MCSD and NOPD do,

differences, who to call when

 

Next meeting May 21, 2013 6:30pm

 

Motion: To adjourn

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

 

Meeting ended at about 7:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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