Meeting Minutes, 3-17-2016

Mid-City Security District
Regular Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2016
First NBC
4011 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70119

Board Members Present
Jim Olsen
Jay Brinkmann
Harley Winer
Mike Riehlmann

Guests Present
Topher Balfour
Patrick Armstrong
Julie Posner
Ben Classen
Joe Laura
Jason Villemarette
Hans Gauthier

6:30 – start of meeting. A quorum was present.

All Board Members and guests introduced themselves. A motion to approve the minutes from the February meeting was made,
seconded and approved.

Crime Report: Sgt. Palumbo gave the monthly report and answered questions put to him by Board members and guests.

  • February Arrest Tally: 18
  • State Felony: 0
  • State Misdemeanor: 11
  • Municipal: 2
  • Traffic: 2
  • Summons: 2
  • Juvenile Felony: 0
  • Juvenile Misdemeanor: 1
  • Citations: 55

Financial Status Report: The monthly Cash Transactions Statement was distributed and discussion was had as to the District’s financial state. There is currently a cash on hand balance of $542,111.68. Questions were asked by guests in attendance and answered by Jim Olsen.

MCSD Vehicle Report: Jim Olsen circulated a current roster of MCSD vehicles. He also explained to the guests in attendance the customary
deployment of these vehicles.

Letter to Director of Finance Re: Undercharging Certain Parcels: Michael Riehlmann reported on the response by Assessor Erroll Williams to the letter sent by MCSD concerning certain parcels not being properly assessed the MCSD fee.

Website Update: Jay Brinkmann reported on the current state of the commission’s website and the plan to retain a “Wordpress” professional to
improve the website. A motion was made, seconded and approved to hire such a person.

Cellphone Deactivation: Jim Olsen moved that the cellphone line previously used by MCSD be turned off. The motion was seconded and approved.

State Contract/Hiring Freeze: Jim Olsen explained that the Board is not affected by the hiring/contracting freeze recently announced by Governor Edwards.

Operation Clean Sweep: Additional discussion was had concerning whether the Board will participate in funding OCS operations. The matter was tabled indefinitely until the Board receives a proposed contract to review.

Auto Burglary Discussion: The guests in attendance voiced their concerns about the recent rash of car burglaries within the District and suggestions were made as to how to better deal with the police response.

MCNO Representative Report: Patrick Armstrong reported to the Board and guests that no new developments have occurred regarding the surveillance camera program. Guests asked questions about how they might obtain the camera fund assistance. Mr. Armstrong also reported on the recent S.O.S. meeting.

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

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