MPA Membership Meeting minutes for July 6, 2016

  • Mesa Police Association membership meeting minutes for July 6th, 2016
  • Called to order 1703 hours by President Gafvert.
  • In attendance were 29 members.
  • June minutes accepted. Gafvert proposed, Vanda seconded, passed unanimously
  • Fred Bamonte was announced as the new Secretary. Fred was unable to attend due to a death in the family.
  • MPA announced the candidates we are endorsing for Mesa City Council. They are Mark Freeman for District One, Kathleen Winn for District Two and Ryan Winkle for District Three.
  • Pres Gafvert spoke to the latest APA meeting.
  •          The unlimited data Verizon plans are back, and information is available on the website (www.mesampa.com).
  •           If you receive a Verizon delinquent payment email, it most likely is just due to a card on file error. Please ensure your account is current.
  •           38-1101 (Polie officer Bill of Rights) complaints must now be investigated by the Attorney General’s office.
  • Two proposed bylaw revisions were discussed. Proposed revisions will be voted on at August membership meeting.
  • The topic of petitions was discussed, including the two different ways to properly conduct a petition per our bylaws.
  •           Several topics were brought up, including MPA FB posts, members asking for financial assistance, MPA attendance of departmental meetings, President being the representative at Central, petition timeframes and the MPA’s finances.
  •           Member Denning requested a poll of meeting attendees on who was in favor of removing MPA’s FB post reference the La Quinta shooting. 8 of 29 (27.5%) members present were in favor of removing the post.
  • Officer Assistance Fund President Farrugia discussed upcoming OAF fundraiser in November. More info to follow.
  • Treasurer Waters reported bills were paid and account balances were in excess of $200,000.
  • Attorney Baillie discussed a legal brief.
  •            Officers may open a mailbox to look inside and see if mail in a suspect’s name is present.
  •            Officers may not remove that mail to show others, then replace the mail in the mailbox.
  • Meeting was adjourned at 1845 hours, proposed by Gafvert, seconded by D Young, all in favor.