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
NEBRASKA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA
JULY 16, 2009
MEMBERS PRESENT: Kurt Bottorff, Ed Burmood, Bruce Felty, Ike Brown, Jim Peschong, Andy Backman, Don Dreyer, Kim Christensen, Jeff Elliott, Andrea Towler and Bill Larsen.
MEMBERS ABSENT: None.
President Dreyer called the meeting to order at 1210 hours.
MINUTES: Minutes from the April 9, 2009 Board meeting. Jim Peschong made a motion to approve the minutes. Andrea Towler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer's Report was presented. Jeff Elliott made a motion to accept the report. Bruce Felty provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
By-Laws Amendment for Part-Time Officers: Discussion occurred regarding wording for the change voted on by the Board. A draft will be prepared and sent to the Board for approval for the Annual Business Meeting.
Essay Contest: Andrea Towler will check with the Grand Prize winner to see if she will be available for the Conference Banquet.
Retirement Bill: President Dreyer, Jim Peschong and Kim Christensen. Bill is still in Committee. Senator Pankonin wants to meet regarding Lbs 426-427. We will continue to pursue getting changes passed.
Web Page: President Dreyer. Discussion occurred regarding working to enhance our web site. One thing mentioned was websites of some organizations in Kansas. Addresses for those sites will be sent to the Board for review and discussion at the next meeting.
Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial Dedication: President Dreyer reported that the ceremony went well and the Memorial looks very good.
Melvin L. Kopf, Nebraska City Officer Death Benefits: President Dreyer. Will check to see if his beneficiaries are owed any benefits.
2009 POAN/NSA Conference Update: President Dreyer, Bill Larsen. Discussion occurred regarding the plans and things are nearly finalized.
State Fair: Kim Christensen. Kim reported on events surrounding the Fair. Bruce Felty made a motion to approve up to $5500.00 for State Fair promotion. Kurt Bottorff provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote. Ike Brown made a motion to pay Kim's expenses—mileage and per diem. Andy Backman provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Blood Alcohol Testing Equipment: Ike Brown. Ike presented information regarding some State standards for equipment for evidence. Ike Brown made a motion to send a letter to the Nebraska State Licensing Bureau supporting changes to allow new equipment for testing Blood Alcohol, to include any equipment which meets National Standards. Jim Peschong provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
President Dreyer asked for any other new business, or anything else for the good of the order. Nothing else was presented.
President Dreyer indicated the next meeting will be October 4, 2009 at 1700hours at the Kearney Holiday Inn.
Kurt Bottorff made a motion to adjourn. Bruce Felty provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Meeting was adjourned at 1430.
William H. Larsen