Police Officers' Association of Nebraska
A contributing member of the Law Enforcement Community since 1953.
POLICE OFFICER'S ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING-RETIREMENT ISSUES
NEBRASKA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER
GRAND ISLAND , NEBRASKA
JANUARY 3, 2008
MEMBERS PRESENT: Kurt Bottorff, Bruce Felty, Jim Peschong, Andy Backman, Don Dreyer, Kim Christensen, Jeff Elliott and Bill Larsen.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Ike Brown, Rick Carmichael and Andrea Towler
President Bottorff called the meeting to order at 1235 hours.
Purpose of this meeting was to review the Actuarial Study for the Statewide Law Enforcement Retirement.
The Actuarial Study was reviewed
LB371 was also discussed.
Discussion occurred regarding priorities and various strategies.
Members of the Retirement Committee reported on what has been occurring with the various organizations involved with LB371. One item discussed was POAN hiring a lobbyist, as all of the other organizations already had one on board. This discussion resulted regarding information Kim Christensen received regarding some potential lobbyists. Bruce Felty made a motion to Contact Mick Mines to hire as a lobbyist for the current legislative session and the remainder of 2008. Don Dreyer provided a second. Motion was denied by voice vote.
Prior to this meeting, a motion was made by Jeff Elliott to look into hiring a lobbyist with a cost not to exceed $50,000.00. Andy Backman provided a second. Motion was passed by electronic vote on 12-23-07 .
Further discussion resulted with a recommendation to pursue other potential lobbyists and present the information to the Board electronically so a decision can be made regarding hiring a lobbyist.
After this meeting several potential lobbyists were contacted. Andy Backman made a motion to hire Bruce Cutshall and Trent Nowaka as lobbyists for POAN. Ike Brown provided a second. The motion was voted on electronically and approved on 1-9-2008 .
Bruce Felty made a motion to adjourn. Jeff Elliott provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Meeting was adjourned at 1550 hours.
William H. Larsen