FEBRUARY 2015 MINUTES
KACSO EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
February 25, 2015
Club House Inn, Topeka, KS
PRESENT: Kevin Murray, 21st (President), Chris Esquibel, 29th (Interim Vice-President), Erin Engelken, 9th (Secretary), Spence Koehn, 6th (Parliamentarian), Mike Clark, 21st (Training), Stephanie Springer, 27th (Interim Membership & Nominations), Kathleen Rieth, 10th (Legislative).
President Kevin Murray, (21st) called the meeting to order. Mike Clark (21st) made a motion to approve the minutes from January 29, 2015 board meeting. Chris Esquibel (29th) seconded, motion carried 7-0.
TREASURER: No treasurer report was presented. Kevin Murray (21st) reported the annual audit will be scheduled soon. Kelly advised Kevin he will contact Ruth Wheeler (Court Administrator, 5th), Jean Halula-Dermann (CSO III, 29th) or Bonnie Trent (CSO I, 16th). Chris Esquibel (29th) moved to proceed with the peer audit. Kathleen Rieth (10th) seconded, motion carried, 7-0.
Mike Clark (21st) reported the training for spring 2015 is almost complete. The board discussed the banquet will be Thursday evening with a cash bar and one keg. Kevin Murray (21st) advised he will secure a room for the Chief CSOs to meet, but he will not facilitate the meeting. Chris Esquibel (29th) will contact an entity to present colors.
Kevin Murray (21st) advised the contract for KACSO conference in Manhattan in October is complete. Kevin reported a few changes were made to the contract for the Holiday in Overland Park for fall 2016 contract. Kevin reported he will contact Prairie Band to correct the spring 2017 dates and room rates.
The board discussed how SB 111 was introduced and agreed the process did not turn out the way we wanted. The board recognized that a majority of KACSO members that responded favorably to the continuation of SB 111. The board agreed a majority does not make consensus.
The board discussed the future of the lobbyist. Other than pay what issues would the lobbyist advocate for KACSO. The board tabled the lobbyist discussion.
OJA: No report.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: No report.
MEMBERSHIP AND NOMINATING: Stephanie Springer (27th) advised she has received 4 nominations for CSO of the year. Stephanie will forward the nominations to board members. Stephanie will develop a banquet booklet.
OLD BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: None
Kevin Murray (21st) advised he sent a memorial contribution and card to Dale McFarland’s family.
Erin Engelken (9th) submitted a bill for $157.82 for mileage and toll to/from the executive board meeting.
Mike Clark (21st) submitted a bill for $111.44 for mileage to/from the executive board meeting and testifying in Topeka for a legislative bill.
Kevin Murray (21st) submitted a bill for $52.16 for a card & memorial for Dale McFarland and $50.00 room rent at Club House Inn. This bill was paid with the debit card.
Stephanie Springer (27th) submitted a bill $188.16 for mileage to/from executive board meeting.
Chris Esquibel (29th) moved and Kathleen Rieth (10th) seconded to pay all bills as submitted. Motion carried 7-0.
STANDING RULES- No changes
Spence Koehn (6th) made a motion to adjourn, Mike Clark (21st) seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
The next meeting of the KACSO Executive Board will be March 12, 2015 at 10:00am in Lawrence.