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December 2018 Minutes


December 13, 2018 at 10:00am

Topeka Public Library

1515 SW 10th Ave.

Topeka, KS 66604


  • Chris Esquibel, 29th (President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Kelly Johnson 4th (Treasurer), Stephanie Springer 27th (Membership / Nominations), Spence Koehn, 4th (Training), Kelsey Cox, 27th (Public Relations), Brad Schuh, 3rd (Legislative), Ryan Duckers, 29th (Secretary), Brian Swenson 28th (Parliamentarian)

  • Chris Mechler (OJA)


  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

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

  • Reading and review of November 2018 Executive Board minutes.

  • Kelly Johnson (4th) moved to approve the November 2018 minutes as submitted. Stephanie Springer (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Treasurer’s Report:

  • November 2018 report submitted with an ending balance of $25,720.55. Membership renewals are not included in this total.

  • Brad Schuh (3rd) moved to approve the report as submitted. Kelsey Cox (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Training

  • Next Training Committee meeting will be in March.

  • Almost all contracts for the Spring Conference are done.

  • Continued work on finishing up contracts for the Fall 2019 conference.

  • PSI roundtable is scheduled for the Fall 2019 conference and also working on SASSI training as well.

  • Discussed possibly doing a legislative update between the Intro and Keynote speaker at the Fall 2019 conference.

  • Spring 2020 site and dates are still not confirmed. Chris was in talks with the Four Points in Manhattan and requested a contract proposal, but he has never heard back from them.

  • Tom has been in contact with the Wichita Visitors’ Bureau about possible options in Wichita.

  • Continued discussion on ideas for upcoming 40th Anniversary: Speaker at Banquet, page in program with names and years of service, nametags.

  • Site Selection

  • Upcoming Conferences:

  • Spring 2019 Four Points – Manhattan, KS on April 9-11 - Contract

  • Fall 2019 Kansas Star Casino – Mulvane, KS on October 16-18 – Contract

  • Spring 2020 – April 22 – 24 – Still working on Four Points Manhattan, KS and will explore Wichita.

  • Fall 2020 – October 21 -23 – Prairie Band Casino Mayetta, KS - Contract

  • Legislative

  • Next Legislative meeting will be on 1/22/19 at 11:00am at OJA.

  • Met with lobbyist a couple of weeks ago who indicated that things are looking better for us post-election, but things are still changing and committees are being formed.

  • Met with OJA attorneys Shawn and Sara about issues with SB367 that could possibly be clarified.

  • Salary increase enhancements were included in the initial budget request. If passed it could bring all Judicial employees up to market value.

  • Legislative committee met on Tuesday at OJA and had discussions regarding PSI issues, pay for CSO II Chiefs and some other issues. Also discussed possibly setting up a meeting with personnel director at OJA.

  • Workload study results should be released by the end of December.

  • Some bills are being worked on regarding early termination of probation and eliminating cash bail.

  • Public Relations

  • Recently went through the list of CSO’s who bought or sold raffle tickets last year, but not this year. These people were reached out to again, but returned little results.

Membership and Nomination

  • KACSO still has approximately 160 raffle tickets that have not been sold. Stephanie will send out an e-mail to the association requesting return of tickets that are sold and advising them of remaining unsold tickets with a request for help in selling the remaining tickets.

  • Discussed how to determine the raffle winner in the event that the winning number is an unsold ticket and decided to speak with the lobbyist regarding legalities and possible options.


  • Chris Mechler attended the meeting and advised that she has received requests for more training on graduated sanctions. OJA is willing to pay for possible training on this at conferences. Since there is currently no room for this at the Spring conference, Chris advised she would look into setting up regional trainings for this.

  • There is a meeting and webinar tomorrow to look at the case management system that would work with the Odyssey system and CSO’s were encouraged to attend either if possible.

  • Chris asked for input from districts on how they are handling issues regarding CBD use and positive drug tests.


  • KACSO Gear:

  • Website for gear was re-opened and closes again this Friday

  • Discussed possibly purchasing some hats and beanies and conference give-a-ways.

  • Stephanie Springer (27th) moved to purchase 5 hats and 5 beanies. Kelsey Cox (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Brian will continue to look into other items for conference give-a-ways.


  • None


  • None


  • $67.50 – Tom Weishaar (mileage)

  • $191.40 – Kelsey Cox (mileage)

  • $122.08 – Brian Swenson (mileage)

  • $26.23 – Ed’s Trophies (name tags)

  • Stephanie Springer (27th) moved to pay bills as submitted. Brad Schuh (3rd) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • The next meeting with be on January 17th, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Topeka Public Library.


  • Brian Swenson (28th) moved to adjourn and Spence Koehn (4th) seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting adjourned.

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