The October 2009 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities 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 Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
Immediate Past President Andy Swann
Executive Officer &
Asst. Treasurer Pat Eagan
D-1 Dave Stopke
D-2 & Northern Vice
President Mark Haughey
D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee
D-4 Ed Simpson
D-5 Tim Kvochick
D-7 (Proxy) Bill Rogers
D-8 Kevin McNichols
D-9 (Proxy) Kevin McNichols
D-11 Bert Cheney
D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers
D-14 (Metro West)(Proxy) Tim Kvochick
Northern & Western Air Rescue Mike Strohmeyer
Executive Vice President
& OCI (Proxy) Dave Schroder
OCN II Jim Oien
Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy) Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
Civilian Central Zone I
& Crime Lab Mike Sloneker
Civilian Zone II Vickie Williams
Civilian Zone III JoAnne Kurgan
Civilian Southern Zone & Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
Southern Vice President
Retired Civilian (Proxy) Vickie Williams
Treasurer Dave Schroder
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel Greg Robinson
Media Consultant Stacey Dillon
Legal Services Dale Norris
Chief Jack Lane
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – Ric Miller & family
NEW SWORN MEMBERS: None
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS: None
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Bob Bresnahan #990
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
NEW LIFETIME MEMBER:
Civilian Reserve James H. Boyle #8585
SICK & DISTRESSED:
Ballard Bullion, Badge #350 had surgery
Jerry Mitchell, Badge #96 undergoing treatment for a tumor on his liver.
Danny Tolmachoff, badge #491 undergoing treatment for prostate & kidney cancer.
Officer Eric Barcello, Badge #4150 was involved in a 3 vehicle traffic collision and sustained minor injuries.
Officer Juan Figueroa, Badge #6397 sustained eye and face injuries while on duty when an object came through the windshield of his patrol vehicle.
DEATHS – FAMILY: None
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:
This year 93 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. This is twelve less than this time last year. Nine Officers have died since the last meeting:
Three were killed by gunfire.
Three were killed in vehicle collisions.
One was killed in a motorcycle collision.
One was killed in a vehicle assault.
One was killed by a heart attack.
Three were from Municipal Agencies
Four were from County Agencies
One was from a State Agency (South Carolina Highway Patrol)
One was from a Federal Agency (Puerto Rico Police Department)
All nine were male
- 1) Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash
South Carolina Highway Patrol
Age 41 Years of Service – 15
Killed Saturday, September 19, 2009
- 2) Lieutenant Benjamin Santiago-Fragoso
Puerto Rico P.D., Puerto Rico
Age 44 Years of Service – 24
Killed Wednesday, September 23, 2009
- 3) Deputy Sheriff James Anderson
Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama
Age 39 Years of Service – 3
Killed Thursday, September 24, 2009
4) Deputy Brian S. Etheridge
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas
Age 26 Years of Service – 1 year, 6 months
Killed Monday, September 29, 2009
5) Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake
Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
Age 42 Years of Service – 5
Killed Saturday, October 3, 2009
6) Sergeant Timothy Olsovsky
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
Age 51 Years of Service – 24
Killed Wednesday, October 7 1, 2009
7) Police Officer Milburn (Millie) Beitel III
Las Vegas Metropolitan P.D., Nevada
Age 30 Years of Service – 5
Killed Thursday, October 8, 2009
8) Sergeant Mickey Hutchens
Winston-Salem P.D., North Carolina
Age 50 Years of Service – 27
Killed Monday, October 12, 2009
9) Police Officer Julius Moore
St. Louis P.D., Missouri
Age 23 Years of Service – 1 year, 10 months
Killed Thursday, October 15, 2009
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
Last months minutes were not posted at the request of President Chavez, pending clarification on several issues. Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Mark Haughey to accept the consent agenda. Motion carried
UPDATE INSURANCE CARVE-OUT – Andy Swann
A draft of the proposed insurance carve-out bill was given to the Board, which had been prepared by Mr. Swann. Each Board member was asked to look over the draft bill for correction for next months meeting.
GUEST SPEAKER – Chief Jack Lane
Chief Lane addressed the Board on several topics:
- 1) Several changes have occurred in Governor’s Brewer’s staff
- a. Chief of staff Kevin Tyne has stepped down
- b. Eileen Klein has taken over chief of staff
- 2) GOHS Alberto Gutier has been working on several grants to place printers; citation/warnings/repair orders scanners into patrol vehicles.
- 3) Safety equipment money to be used to repair/replace MDC’s and tasers.
- 4) DUI grants to be used to upgrade the crime lab’s tox unit
- 5) ADOT – pilot program starting December 7, for wide load secondary employment
- 6) ADOT – have been working to have only HP Officers at job sites. Flat pay rate of $44.00 per hour.
- 7) Racial profiling report due out next month from University of Cincinnati.
8) 15% budget plan excise was submitted by the Department.
9) Photo enforcement
10) Uniform allowance
11) Performance pay, have not heard from anyone asking for the
Department to suspend.
12) Patrol vehicles, Officers might have to drive vehicles to
higher mileage, looking at doubling up at night.
13) Dispatchers meeting the requirements to move into CORP.
PRESENTATION 20-YEAR RINGS:
Retired Officer Rick Samon presented a 20-year ring to Retired Officer Andy Swann.
President Chavez presented a 20-year ring to:
David Kleinman, Badge #3450
Pete Borques, Badge #4031 (Pete did not attend the meeting, he says he will attend in November)
Donald Swencki, Badge #4100
Vaughn Perkins, badge #4242
Rudy Lujan, Badge #4721
Recipients who could not attend but received their rings were Shane McFarland, badge #3782
Danny Lugo, Badge #4190
GUEST SPEAKER: Dan Lovelace
Dan Lovelace addressed the Board on his criminal case and the assistance given to him from the Legal Defense Fund (LDF).
MEDIA CONSULTANT: Stacey Dillion
Ms. Dillion addressed the Board on her activities:
- 1) Bill Rogers & Tim Kvochock provided interviews on the impact of the budget reduction.
- 2) President Chavez had an interview with Channel 12 on the Click It-or-Ticket project.
- 3) Stacey stated she has received several inquires on the Director position.
- 4) Inquires on photo radar
- 5) Inquires from other law enforcement agencies on the impact to the Department due to the budget.
- 6) Looking into the possible story on Officer suicides
- 7) Toy drive in December
- 8) Will be conducting media training in the Tucson area on December 12th.
TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder
General Checking: $ 182,861.88
Savings: $ 56,859.87
Merchandise: $ 10,477.78
Bass: $ 1,765.88
Rodeo: $ 15,056.82
Golf: $ 22,121.15
Raffle: $ 56,829.26
Charities: $ 4,281.60
PAC $ 21,057.60
Heber – AHPA Cabin $ 3,540.01
Merrill Lynch $ 397,778.00
Monument Account $ 12,120.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
(Remaining) $ 16,467.24
Funding Requests (Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
July 2009 313.00
Balance $ 3,337.00
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2009 0.00
Balance $ 4,000.00
$40.00 from Jim Perry & Ginny Parkes from Las Vegas, Nevada, behalf of C-34 driver Bill Hill, Badge #6281 who assisted them with a flat tire on their trailer.
LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson
Greg reported on two outstanding loans:
Christina Hernandez still owned $100.00
Ted Edwards still owned $400.00
RAFFLE REPORT: Colleen Girard
Colleen reported that 1,971 tickets have been sold this far for this year’s raffle. Still have a 1 ½ months before the drawing.
PACIFIC FINNICIAL DESIGN: Robert Jagus is now the Arizona representive.
LABOR REPORT: Dale Norris
Mr. Norris addressed the Board on five issues:
- 1) Member Activities
- a) Provided assistance in a request for LEMSC rule change.
- b) 1 criminal investigation
- c) 4 wills
- d) 4 consultations
- e) 1 hearings
- f) 2 consultations with referrals given
- g) 1 Public Records request
- h) 1 LEMSC & EEO issue
- i) 1 IA investigation/interview
- j) 1 question answered
- 2) Association Activities
- a) Upcoming Member representation training for Board members.
- 3) Travel Appointments
a) Plans for Yuma trip January 25-26, 2010
- 4) Legal Defense Fund Panel Attorneys
- a) Have meeting with 3 attorneys in Flagstaff on October 26th.
- b) Still looking for attorney’s in Western & Eastern Arizona.
Dave Schroder briefed the Board on the Forest Lakes property. He had a meeting with a surveyor who will complete the plot map and survey of the property to ascertain if the Association can split off and sell 1 acre from the 3.1 acre partial.
The property tax ratio used by Coconino County on the commercial property is 22%. By having the property rezoned to residential, taxes will drop to 10% ratio.
The one acre lot currently posted for sale will be reduced to $171,000.00.
President Chavez addressed the Board on the Budget meeting he attended last week. (Refer to his letter posted on the Association web site, www. AHPA.com)
President Chavez asked each district representive to poll their district membership in reference to the Director’s position.
President Chavez briefed the Board on the switching of our lobbyist firm. Kelsey Lundy has left William’s & Associates. She is now employed by PIC lobbyist firm. President Chavez read a letter from Williams’ & Associates asking to be kept with their firm. Motion made by Tim Kvochick, seconded by Bill Rogers to switch lobbyist firms to PIC, due to the relationship we have with Kelsey Lundy. Motion carried.
Dave Schroder presented to the Board a draft proposal concerning the reservation of the Association cabin. This proposal would allow more members to use the cabin. Mike Sloneker made a motion, seconded by Mark Haughey to adopt policy. Motion ended in a tie, motion failed.
Kevin McNichols made motion to have the Board endorse Joe Noblock for Benson JP. Motion was tabled pending more information until next meeting.
REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
Kevin McNichols made a request for #110.00 for refreshments at the Manny Tapia roadside cleanup which will be held on January 19th. Motion seconded by Vicki Williams. Motion carried
Kevin McNichols reported to the Board that he manned a booth at the SAHBA home show. Several volunteers assisted at the booth and AHPA thanks them: Kevin McNichols, Lisa Campoy, Debbie Jones, and Dwayne Edwards
MOTION TO ADJOURN BY Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, SECONDED BY Dave Stopke, MOTION CARRIED.
Next meeting will be held on November 18, 2009 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center located at 1431 East Dunlap. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
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