Police Officers' Association of Nebraska
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POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NEBRASKA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER
GRAND ISLAND , NEBRASKA
JULY 19, 2007
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rick Carmichael, Kurt Bottorff, Don Dreyer, Andrea Towler, Kim Christensen, Andy Backman, Jim Peschong, Mike Swain, Ike Brown, Bruce Felty and Bill Larsen.
MEMBERS ABSENT: None.
INVITED GUESTS: Bill Muldoon, NLETC.
President Carmichael called the meeting to order at 1305.
MINUTES: Minutes from the April 19, 2007 meeting were presented. Bruce Felty made a motion to approve the minutes. Jim Peschong provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer's report was presented. Jim Peschong made a motion to accept the report. Ike Brown provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Retirement Bill: Kim and Andy reported that information has been sent to Department heads regarding the Actuarial Study. There is a July 31, 2007 deadline to respond. There apparently has been some difficulty getting responses back. Focus has been on LB371.
Legislative Bills: Jim presented information.
State Fair: Kim reported that it will begin on August 24 and that planning is moving along.
POAN Handbooks: Bill reported on the Handbook revision. Progress is being made on finding someone to do the revisions. Questions have arisen regarding scanning the Handbook to CD and questions regarding cost of paying someone to scan it. Kurt Bottorff made a motion to pay to have the Handbook scanned to CD so that it can be worked with. Andy Backman provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Essay Contest winner: Andrea indicated she would contact the Grand Prize Winner to see if they would be able to attend the Annual Conference.
Annual Conference Update: Rick reported on the following:
POAN Board meeting: 1700 hours on 10-28.
Vendor solicitation: Melanie Bailey has been contracted to do the selection of vendors and collect fees.
Banquet will be a buffet
Entertainment will be a comedian
Registration fee will be $80.00
7. NLEM:Bill reported that the last meeting confirmed the site in Grand Island and it was thought construction would begin in March, 2007. There have been some delays with the City of Grand Island and nothing has been started.
NLETC: Bill Muldoon reported to the Board regarding some changes which are occurring regarding Reactivation of certificates for Officers who have left employment and are seeking to be reemployed. He also gave information regarding the firearms certification for Retired Officers to allow them to comply with HR 218 and carrying concealed weapons. (See attachment).
Awards Committee: Don reported that the selection is moving along. There was one nomination for Hall of Fame and two nominations for Officer of the Year. Don will let Bill know the final results so the Awards can be prepared.
Midwest Response: Jim reported on a complaint received from the website. The response was immediate and the complaining party was removed from the calling list. Jim also recontacted the complaining party and he seemed to be pleased with our response.
Project Extra Mile: Bill reported that an invitation has been received to attend a recognition dinner.
President Carmichael asked if anyone had any other new business, or anything for the good of the order. Nothing was presented.
Andrea Towler made a motion to adjourn. Jim Peschong provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Meeting was adjourned at 1530 hours.
William H. Larsen