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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