MARCH 2017 Minutes

March 8, 2017


March 8, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.

Mayetta, KS





  • Chris Esquibel, 29th (President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Spence Koehn, 4th (Parliamentarian), Kelly Johnson, 4th (Treasurer);  Carly Feldhausen, 3rd (Training); Kelsey Cox, 18th (Public Relations);  Stephanie Springer, 27th (Membership/Nominations); and Jennifer Fogg, 1st (Secretary)



  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

  • President, Chris Esquibel (29th), called the meeting to order.

  • Kelly Johnson (4th) made a motion to approve the minutes for the February 16, 2017 board meeting, and Carly Feldhausen (3rd) second the motion; motion carried 8-0.


  • Treasurer’s Report:

  • The January, 2017 Treasurer’s Report was emailed out, and the balance was $45,334.60

  • Stephanie Springer (27th) made a motion to accept the January, 2017 Treasurer’s Report, and Carly Feldhausen (3rd) second the motion; motion carried 8-0.

  • The lobbyist contribution total for 2017 was $1,630.00.

  • The board approved the 2016 Audit.

  • MOTION: Spence Koehn (4th) made a motion to have Ruth Wheeler (Court Administrator of the 5th) and Jean Halula-Dermann (29th) to complete the 2017 audit and that KACSO will pay each $75.00 plus mileage.

Stephanie Springer (27th) seconds the motion; motion carried 8-0.



  • Training – Carly Feldhausen (3rd):

  • Upcoming Conferences:

  • Fall 2017 Marriott Junction City, KS on October 18-20

  • Spring 2018 Holiday Inn – Wichita, KS in April 4-6  

  • Fall 2018 Prairie Band Resort Mayetta, KS October 17-19


  • SB367 (Amendments to the juvenile justice system):

  • There is a hearing tomorrow at 1:30.

  • OJA is recommending that all CSOs be protected when calculating good time credit.

  • The lobbyist has been asked to speak with legislators about this request.


  • IIP (Immediate Intervention Program):

  • OJA will provide more guidance on this after their meeting on March 9, 2017.


  • Next Legislative Meeting:

  • The next meeting will be on March 21, 2017 at 11:00am in Topeka.


  • Public Relations - Kelsey Cox (18th):

  • Conference Entertainment: A check was sent to Dave Lewis to secure the entertainment, and final payment is due 10 days prior to the event.

  • The minutes on the website will be updated, and conference registration will also be added.


  • Membership and Nomination - Stephanie Springer (27th):

  • Award Nominations:

  • The board discussed all nominees, and voted on Sherri Hartter (2nd) for the CSO of the year award.


  • Legislative Chair Names:

  • The board discussed all candidates, and Bradley Schuh (3rd) was voted for the position of Legislative Chair.   Stephanie Springer (27th) will notify Mr. Schuh.



  • CSO Advisory Committee:

  • Met last week.



  • OJA Training Committee:

  • There is a conference call next week.

  • There will be a new supervisor training.


  • E-Courts:

  • There will be 2 days in April for vendors to make presentations.


  • YLS Working Group:

  • Started last week.

  • This will possibly be implemented next year. 



  • Nothing new to report.



  • Invites to Conference:

  • Invites have been sent to OJA and all legislative members to attend the conference in April.

  • Gift cards for Bonnie Trent (16th) and Pat Cochran (3rd) were purchased for their retirement.  



  • $71.22 in mileage for a meeting in Shawnee, KS for Chris Esquibel (29th)

  • $288.73 in lodging and mileage for Stephanie Springer (29th). 

  • $91.26 in mileage for Tom Weishaar (1st)

  • $500.00 for the down payment for Dave Lewis (entertainment).

  • $60.91 for board member name tags.


  • Jennifer Fogg (1st) moved, and Carly Feldhausen (3rd) seconded to pay all bills as submitted. Motion carried 8-0.



  • MOTION: Spence Koehn (4th) made a motion to re-instate that all executive board members are not eligible for nominated KACSO awards. 

    Stephanie Springer (27th) seconds the motion; motion carried 8-0.



  • The next meeting with be on April 18, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Prairie Band Resort.



  • Spence Koehn (4th) made a motion to adjourn, Carly Feldhausen (3rd) seconded. Motion carried 8-0.

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