Meeting Minutes, Feb. 16, 2017

Meeting Minutes

Mid-City Security District

Regular Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2017

First NBC

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, La. 70119


Board Members Present 

Jim Olsen

Mike Riehlmann

Jay Brinkman

Harley Winer

Megan Misko

Guests Present

Michael Fredrick

Claire Byun

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

A motion was made, seconded and the minutes from the January meeting were approved.

Crime Report – Jim Olsen presented the monthly crime trends report to attendees.  Crime was static compared to January 2016; in both months, 46 crimes were reported. There were two homicides within the district in January. In one, the alleged perpetrator was arrested by MCSD officers. In the other, the perpetrator remains at large.  MCSD officers also arrested the alleged perpetrators in a carjacking, an auto theft and a simple robbery. Sex offenses and assaults saw increases, but this was likely due to a change in the sex crimes reporting procedures used by NOPD.  Three sex crimes were cleared by arrests.

Financial Status Report The monthly Cash Transactions Statement was distributed and discussion was had as to the District’s financial state.

Approximately $321,000 was on hand at the end of January and an additional $590,000 has been received from the City so far in February.

Vehicle Status

Unit 1304’s computer has been repaired and that unit is back in use.

Assessor Data

Mike Riehlmann reported that a survey of properties along Carrollton Avenue revealed four commercial properties that the Assessor’s Office has mischaracterized as residential.  The Assessor will be notified and the survey of commercial properties will continue.  Additionally, the Assessor’s Office will be asked to provide the total of MCSD parcel fee assessments for 2017. Finally, the Assessor’s Office will be asked whether commercial tenants in certain tax exempt developments within the district are being assessed the commercial MCSD parcel fee.

Replacing IT Personnel

A presentation was given by Michael Fredrick of “Point to Point” as to a redesign of the commission’s website and maintenance thereafter.  He is to provide the board with a proposal to be considered at next month’s meeting.

Cellphone Proposal Jim Olsen reported on the continued complaints at neighborhood association meetings regarding the board’s decision to discontinue the cellphone/escort service. Jim Olsen will contact local private security firms to determine whether any one of them would be interested in monitoring the cellphone calls and providing escort services at a reasonable cost.

Possible Executive Director Jim Olsen asked the board to consider hiring a part-time employee to serve as the executive director of the board.  This proposal will be investigated by Jim and discussed at next month’s meeting.


The meeting for next month will be on March 16.


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


Posted Agenda

Mid-City Security District

Board Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2017 – 6:30 – 7:15 PM

First NBC Bank

4011 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

Announcements: 5 Minutes

  • Quorum Present – Call to order
  • Welcome Visitors
  • Roll Call
  • Review/Approve Minutes of November, 2016 Meeting


Reports: 5 Minutes

  • MCSD Crime Trends – January 2017


Reports:  5 Minutes

  • Financial Statement as of 1/31/2017


Old Business:  15 minutes

  • Vehicle Status – B-13004 approved for repair
  • Assessor Data – Status Mike
  • Website /  Facebook Page – Jay and guest speaker


New Business:  5 Minutes

  • Boards and Commission Online Database
  • Change signer on checking account for new board member


Public Comments:  5 Minutes

  • MCNO Rep
  • Guests


Announce:  5 Minutes

  • 1st NONPACC 2/21/16  Canceled
  • 3rd NONPACC 2/23/16 at 6:00 PM Moved to 3rd Thursdays – May be cancelled.
  • MCSD meeting 3/16/17 at 6:30 PM
  • Adjourn Public Meeting 7:35
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