The March 2009 meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona. President Jimmy Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
D-1 David Stopke
D-2 & Northern Vice
President (Proxy) Jim Bee
D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee
D-5 Tim Kvochick
D-7 (Proxy) Bill Rogers
D-8 Kevin McNichols
D-9 Chris Lentz
D-11 Bert Cheney
D-12 Nathan Teel
D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers
D-15 Matt Rosemeyer
Northern-Western Air Rescue Mike Strohmeyer
Executive Vice President
& OCI Bob Gilbert
OCN II Jim Oien
Civilian Northern Zone Becky Smith
Civilian Central Zone I
& Crime Lab Mike Sloneker
Civilian Zone II Vicki Williams
Civilian Southern Zone &
Southern Vice President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
Retired Civilian Betty Gallery
Treasurer Dave Schroder
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel Greg Robinson
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – Tom Jonovich
Thank You Letters – Sharon Knutson-Felix
NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
Raymond G. Cech Jr, #6743
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Jack R. Johnson #1590
John L. Whetten #1846
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn: Martin A. Adams #6000
SICK & DISTRESSED:
James Knox #5870 admitted to Del Webb hospital for treatment of a blood clot.
DEATHS – FAMILY:
Mr. Virgil Lorenzini, father of District 8 Officer Lorenzini, passed away on February 19th.
Mrs. Juanita Mattia, mother of Carol Buterbaugh, passed away on February 24th.
District 7 Officer Hugh Grant #6846, mother passed away on March 10th.
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:
This year 22 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. Ten Officers have died since the last meeting:
Four were killed by vehicular assaults
Four were killed in vehicle collisions
One were killed by gunfire
One was killed by a heart attack
Two were from Municipal Agencies
Six were from a County Agencies
One was from a State Agency (Florida Department of Corrections
One was from a Federal Agency (United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation)
All ten were male
1) Police Officer James Frederick (Freddie) Norman
Cobb County P.D., Georgia
Age 45 Years of Service 2 years, 8 months
Killed Saturday, February 14, 2009
2) Lieutenant David Charles Gann
Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
Age 48 Years of Service 6
Killed Tuesday, February 17, 2009
3) Police Officer Richard Matthews
Wilmington, P.D., North Carolina
Age 28 Years of Service 5
Killed Wednesday, February 18, 2009
4) Captain Scott Bierwiler
Hernando County Sheriff”s Office, Florida
Age 42 Years of Service 23
Killed Thursday, February 19, 2009
5) Police Officer Glen Ciano
Suffolk County P.D., New York
Age 45 Years of Service 22
Killed Sunday, February 22, 2009
6) Corrections Officer Adam Sanderson
Florida Department of Corrections
Age 32 Years of Service N/A
Killed Friday, March 6, 2009
7) Special Agent Paul M. Sorce
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Age 44 Years of Service 18
Killed Monday, March 9, 2009
8) Jailer Thomas Carroll
Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota
Age 52 Years of Service N/A
Killed Tuesday, March 10, 2009
9) Lieutenant Stuart J. Alexander
Corpus Christi P.D., Texas
Age 47 Years of Service 20
Killed Wednesday, March 11, 2009
10) Deputy Sheriff Chad Mechels
Turner County Sheriff’s Department, South Dakota
Age 33 Years of Service 5
Killed Sunday, March 15, 2009
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
Corrections to last month’s minutes:
New Business: (paragraph 2) Dave asked for a motion to allow a loan to be given for (Should have said) up to $1,800.00 to purchase 300 coins.
Request for Funding: (paragraph 6) Dave Schroder advised the Board that this money was also ready (Should have said) already in the Association budget.
Page 10: after exiting Executive Staff, motion made by Dave Schroder to reduce the (Should have included active members Association dues by 13.1%.
Motion from Dave Schroder, seconded by David Stopke to accept the consent agenda. Motion Carried.
PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:
President Chavez addressed the Board on several topics:
a) President’s Message in the upcoming Association magazine.
b) ADOT – FOP meeting
c) Department’s Executive Staff Meeting
1) Budget 2010
2) Budget plans for 5%-10%-15%-20%
3) Reduction in Force plan in the 15-20% budget cuts
d) Members Survey – three topics to be covered
1) Benefits for members
2) Strat Plan
President Jimmy Chavez had to leave to attend a meeting with ADOT Director John Halikowski.
TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder
General Checking: $ 170,831.08
Savings: $ 56,787.95
Merchandise: $ 9,063.09
Bass: $ 3,592.26
Rodeo: $ 15,283.62
Golf: $ 26,384.31
Raffle: $ 22,489.16
Charities: $ 9,736.60
PAC $ 17,029.60
Heber – AHPA Cabin $ 2,749.44
Merrill Lynch $ 310,645.00
(Final payment to the Law Enforcement museum in
Monument Account $ 13,789.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
(Remaining) $ 16,467.24
Funding Requests (Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
July 2008 0.00
Balance $ 851.56
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2008 0.00
Balance $ 2,750.00
Opt Out Detectives, Inc made a $55.00 donation
($5.00 for each member who used their service)
Greg Robinson reported to the Board on two issues:
1) Attended the Old Timers Motorcycles event last week.
2) Working on the draft for the Department’s museum.
MERCHANDISE REPORT: Tim Kvochick
a) New motor hats are in cost is $12.00
b) New motor coins are in cost $10.00
c) Pepsi was a big sponsor at the Old Timers Motorcycle event last week.
d) Sold $700.00 in merchandise at the event.
Executive Staff – Colleen Girard would like to have everyone’s e-mail address to help get out important news as fast as possible.
District 15 – Matt Rosemeyer advised that Sgt. Brodye position will be moved to District 3, filed by Sgt. Jim Stanton #3645.
District 3 – Jim Bee advised that Sgt. Otto Walters #4387 will be moving from Area 3 Sanders, taking over for Sgt. Stanton’s position Area 2 Holbrook. Transfer takes place July 4.
District 9 – Chris Lentz advised that Officer Bobby xxxxx is still on light duty. Mr. Elmer Hurda made a donation to fund the District’s picnic.
Civilian Zone II – Vicki Williams advised the Board on three topics:
a) Retiree banquet committee is looking at having the retiree BBQ in November.
b) Chief Lane has asked that if there are any questions on the 2010 budget process to call him and he is willing to travel to the district to answer questions.
c) Had several members question the amount of funds given with motions at last months meeting.
Civilian Southern – Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported that Dispatchers moving into CORP with prior time being bought will not have this time honored. Looking at changing the law again to allow this movement.
Association Pay Study – Bob Gilbert
Have received the new report from work group. Power point presentation also done. Pending presentation to the Department’s Executive staff.
Association flyer – Bert Chaney
Work being done on format.
President Jimmy Chavez returned from his ADOT meeting and took over the meeting.
President Chavez addressed the Board on his ADOT meeting:
d) Safety concerns were discussed
e) ADOT Director advised that he had already met with Director Vanderpool prior to the meeting with FOP.
f) Further discussions between ADOT & Department pending
Employee Organizations G.O. 2.1.50
a) several changes need to be addressed to the Department.
House Bill 2106 – Photo Enforcement Bill
Bill sponsor has agreed to use the bill as a striker bill.
Rep. Erik Meyer District 11 would like to have the photo enforcement money to be used by the Department for Crime lab, equipment, and sworn officer pay.
Raffle – Dave Schroder made a motion to keep the prizes as last years and have the drawing at our December meeting. Motion seconded by Tim Kvochick. Motion carried
REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
Jim Oien OCN II, made a motion to fund $100.00 towards purchasing 4 paving bricks at Tucson PD Officer Hite’s memorial site. Motion seconded by Dave Schroder. Motion carried
Bass Derby at Alamo Lake April 16th & 17th
Golf Tournament in Prescott June 13th
MOTION TO ADJOURN BY KEVIN MCNICHOLS, SECONDED BY DAVID STOPKE, MOTION PASSED.
Next meeting will be held on April 15 ,2009 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center at 1431 East Dunlap. Phoenix, Arizona. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
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