Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes, 1-21-2016

Mid-City Security District
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2016
First NBC
4011 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present
Jim Olsen
Jay Brinkmann
Ben Misko
Harley Winer
Mike Riehlmann

Guests Present
Alicia Serrano
Patrick Armstrong
Julie Posner
Megan Garhan

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
future meeting.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved and the meeting was concluded.

CERTIFICATE

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

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Meeting Minutes, 1-15-15

Mid-City Security District
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 15, 2015
First NBC
4011 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present

Jim Olsen

Ben Markey

Mike Riehlmann

Harley Winer

Ben Misko

Guests Present
Sgt. Sam Palumbo
Becker Rutledge

Call to Order 6:30 p.m. A quorum was present.

A sign in sheet was passed around and all Board members and guests signed their names thereto.

A motion was made and approved to approve the minutes from the November 2014. No December 2014 meeting was had.

Crime Report — Sergeant Palumbo gave his monthly report and answered questions put to him by Board members and guests.

December 2014 Mid-City Crime and Arrest Stats:

57 calls on cell (18 during daytime when phones are not in service)

5 assaults – 4 were cleared with arrest

1 armed robbery cleared with arrest

2 stolen cars cleared by arrest (7 auto thefts, 4 were recovered)

Shooting on Tulane and Rendon (5 arrests —2 still at large)

18 arrests

State Felony – 0

State Misdemeanor – 7

Municipal arrest – 3

Traffic arrest -2

Summons arrests -6

Juvenile felony arrests – 0

Juvenile misdemeanor arrests – 0

MCSD Statement of Cash Position 2014 — A report was delivered by Becker Rutledge as to the Statement of Assets, Liabilities & Equity- Cash Basis and the Statements of Revenues and Expenses- Cash Basis for the Commission as of December 2014

Audit due June 30, 2015 (Audit will occur sometime in May)

Surveillance Camera RFP— Board will rewrite specs for on line storage and bidding. RFP to be modeled after the city and state requests for surveillance camera systems

CEA — Discussion was had as to a proposal that the Board ask its attorney to not pursue contacting city attorney office regarding the CEA. The proposal was made, seconded and approved by the Board.

Operation clean sweep — Discussion was had as to the continuation of the contract for graffiti remediation with Operation Clean Sweep.

The proposal to maintain the contract was made, seconded and approved by the Board.

Newsletter — A proposal was made to discontinue the current newsletter and find alternate means of communication. The proposal was seconded and approved by the Board.

Replacement of Sgt. Palumbo’s Car — Preliminary discussion was entertained about the possibility of using Sgt. Palumbo’s current vehicle as unmarked police car and replacing it with a new car. The discussion will resume when additional information is obtained.

Assessor’s Office — Discussion was had about whether the Inspector General should be asked to begin an investigation on the assessor’s office failure to collect all fees. Additional remedies could be possible mandamus action. S Jeanne Ward will get addresses of properties that could not confirm payments to discuss at next month’s meeting.

Neighborhood watch – post something on website for Feb. meeting.

Ethics training  — Make sure all board members conduct ethics compliance training online.

Prepaid credit card for Sam’s office supplies — table for later discussion.

Business cards — Discussion was had as to the wisdom of handing out business cards at bars. Board members concluded that this would not be appropriate use of MCSD resources.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved and the meeting was concluded.

CERTIFICATE 

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 ______________, 20____.

____________________

Michael G. Richlmann

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Meeting Minutes 11-20-14

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

November 20, 2014

First NBC

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present

Jim Olsen

Harley Winer

Ben Misko

Michael Riehlmann

Guests Present

Jim Shuey

Della Hasselle

Call to Order 6:30 p.m. A quorum was present.

A sign in sheet was passed around and all Board members and guests signed their names thereto.

A motion was made and approved to approve the minutes from the October 13 and 16 meetings.

Crime Report

Sergeant Palumbo gave his monthly report and answered questions put to him by Board members and guests.

October 2014 Mid-City Crime and Arrest Stats

Felony0

State Misdemeanor  8

Municipal 2

Traffic 3

Summonses 3

Juvenile Felony 0

Juvenile Misdemeanor 2

Traffic Citations 134

Through the first nine months of 2014 there were 116 fewer crimes reported in Mid-City when compared to the same time period in 2013.

Pinnacle Security

A presentation was made by Chad Perez of Pinnacle Security and Investigations.

RFP Update

A brief discussion was had as to the Request for Proposal that has been made concerning crime surveillance cameras and the attendant rewording of the proposal.

Crime Camera Appropriations to Neighborhood Organizations

An appropriation of $9,500 has been made to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization for the implementation of a crime camera program.  A motion was made to offer a similar appropriation in the amount of $2,500 to the Parkview neighborhood Organization and said motion was approved by voice vote.

January Topics

Discussion was had of potential topics for the January 2015 meeting.

Friends of the Lafitte Corridor

Discussion was had by a request made to the MCSD Board by the Friends of the Lafitte Corridor for specific resources.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved and the meeting was concluded.

CERTIFICATE

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

 

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Meeting Minutes, 11-16-14

Mid-City Security District
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2014
First NBC
4011 Canal St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

Guests:

Sgt. Sam Palumbo Jeanne Ward Joe Laura Fred Radtke Jason Gagliano

Becker Rutledge Della Hasselle Jamie Wynn

Start of Meeting 6:30PM
Call to order by Jim Olsen

MOTION: To approve November 21st and December 11th meeting minutes

Wirier Waltz 214

No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion carries.

Presentation by Jason Gagliano with NOPD Auto Theft Unit on License Plate Reader Camera System.

Activity Report given by Sgt. Sam Palumbo

General monthly and year-to-date statistics

3077 calls for service, 695 assists, 95 citations, 249 warnings, 41 calls and 10 escorts, 668 Residence Checks,

1567 Business Checks.

Financial Report given by Becker Rutledge

General information of financials for December and 2013 Year End.

MOTION: To draft a resolution amending the 2013 vehicle budget from $35,000 to $30,000

Waltz l Misko

No opposition/ unanimous approval/ motion conies.

Consent DecreefOSE — MCSD should be able to maintain its current status and be separate from the OSE. January deadline for agreement has been postponed.

Cooperative Agreement — Contingent on DOJ and Consent Decree.

State of the District Presentation — Before the MCNO, meeting updated residents on current state of MCSD.

Parcel Fee Amendment — Amended Statute must be presented by February 28th. Susan Guidry sent letter to get information from the Assessor’s Office.

Crime Camera Project Waltz is working on a Project Scope.

Presentation from Fred Radtke with Operation Clean Sweep on eliminating graffiti in MCSD.

Next meeting: February 20, 2014.

MOTION: To adjourn

Misko, 2′1 Olsen

None opposed/all approved/motion for Adjournment carries

Meeting ended at 7:35PM.

CERTIFICATE

As Secretary of the Mid City Security District, Thereby certify that the forgoing 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 on this ____ day of ____________, 20 ____.

________________________________

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Meeting Minutes 10-16-14

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2014

First NBC

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present

Jim Olsen

Harley Winer

Michael Riehlmann

Guests Present

Jamie Wynn

Della Hasselle

Becker Rutledge

Call to Order 6:30 p.m. A quorum was present.

A sign in sheet was passed around and all Board members and guests signed their names thereto.

Crime Report

Sergeant Palumbo gave his monthly report and answered questions put to him by Board members and guests.

September 2014 Mid-City Crime and Arrest Stats

Felony1

State Misdemeanor  13

Municipal 8

Traffic 6

Summonses 11

Juvenile Felony 0

Juvenile Misdemeanor 0

Traffic Citations 217

Through the first nine months of 2014 there were 86 fewer crimes reported in Mid-City when compared to the same time period in 2013.

MCSD Statement of Cash Position September 2014

Reports were delivered by Becker Rutledge as to the Statement of Assets, Liabilities & Equity- Cash Basis and the Statements of Revenues and Expenses- Cash Basis for the Commission as of September 30, 2014.

RFP Update

A brief discussion was had as to the Request for Proposal that has been made concerning crime surveillance cameras and the decision to re-let the bid.

CEA Update

Discussion was had pertaining to the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement.

NOAC plans

Discussion was had as to the Commissioners ability to attend various Night Out Against Crime gatherings.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved and the meeting was concluded.

CERTIFICATE

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

 

 

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Meeting Minutes 10-13-14

Mid-City Security District

Special Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2014

4603 South Carrollton Avenue

New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present

Jim Olsen

Harley Winer

Ben Markey

Michael Riehlmann

Ben Misko

Guests Present

Roux Merlo

Bradley Cousins

Call to Order 6:30 p.m. A quorum was present.

A sign in sheet was passed around and all Board members and guests signed their names thereto.

2015 Budget

This Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to consider the proposed 2015 Budget. Copies of the proposed budget were distributed and reviewed by all present.  A motion to approve the 2015 budget was made by Commissioner Markey, seconded by Commissioner Misko and approved by vote of the Board.

RFP

This Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners was also held for the purpose of considering the bids submitted by vendors in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) published on July 31, 2014 concerning a Surveillance Camera Program.  As only one bid was received, discussion was had on whether that bid should be opened and considered or whether the RFP should be re-released and new bidders sought.  Following this discussion, a motion was made to reopen the bidding process, it was seconded and approved by a unanimous vote of the Commissioners.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved and the meeting was concluded.

CERTIFICATE

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

 

 

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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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Meeting Minutes 9-18-14

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2014

First NBC

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present Board Members Missing

Jim Olsen Ben Misko

Harley Winer

Ben Markey

Michael Riehlmann

Guests Present

David Brooks

Roux Merlo

Bradley Cousins

Fred Radtke

Call to Order 6:30 p.m. A quorum was present.

A sign in sheet was passed around and all Board members and guests signed their names thereto.

Secretary/Treasurer

Michael G. Riehlmann was nominated to assume the role of Secretary/Treasurer and, after a vote of the members of the Board, was elected to said position.

Motion to Approve Minutes from July and August Meetings

The minutes from the meetings held on July 18, 2014 and August 21, 2014 were reviewed and approved.

Crime Report

Sergeant Palumbo gave his monthly report and answered questions put to him by Board members and guests.

August 2014 Mid-City Crime and Arrest Stats

Felony 0

State Misdemeanor  15

Municipal 5

Traffic 4

Summonses 8

Juvenile Felony 0

Juvenile Misdemeanor 0

Traffic Citations 145

Through the first eight months of 2014 there have been 78 fewer crimes reported in Mid-City when compared to the same time period in 2013.

Graffiti Eradication Report

A report was given by Fred Radtke concerning graffiti eradication efforts, specifically as to St. Patrick’s Park, St. Margaret’s Nursing Home property, buildings on Canal Street and on N. Carrollton Avenue.

MCSD Statement of Cash Position August 2014

Discussion was had as to the August Statement of Cash position.

RFP Update

A brief discussion was had as to the Request for Proposal that has been made concerning crime surveillance cameras.

CEA Update

Discussion was had pertaining to the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement.

New Business

Discussion was had concerning lighting near and repair to monuments on S. Jefferson Davis Parkway.

Discussion was had as to the adjustments to parcel fees.

Discussion was had concerning lighting on South Salcedo Street.

Discussion was had about plaques to commemorate the services of past MSCD members.

Discussion was had about the painting of traffic control boxes inside of the boundaries of the MCSD.

Guest Bradley Cousins posed several questions about the procedures to be followed regarding the opening of the surveillance camera bid proposals, the decision-making process thereon and whether this meeting will be open to the public. These questions were answered.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and voted upon, adjourning this meeting at approximately 7:30 p.m.

CERTIFICATE

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

 

 

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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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