5/21 Regular BOT Meeting Post 5

Consent agenda:

Hamilton wants to know which items are to be removed?

Items 7B2, B3 and B4, and all of 7C.

7B1 and 7B5 can remain (Mazzochi)

That leaves 7B1 and 7B5. That’s all that’s left.

Napolitano  7B1Aand 7B1 B1.

McGuire —  I would like to remove the Special Board Meeting  7B C and D.

To refresh (Hamilton)

7B2 7B3 7B4 7C &1A

7B5 and 7D are the only ones left.

Hamilton– OK, we will go through each one of them. There is no consent agenda.

7B1a– Minutes  for Regular BoT Meeting. March 19th.

Vote to approve minutes — roll call. Birt no. Mazzochi — abstain. Napolitano — abstain.

Motion passes.

Motion to March 19th minutes — closed session — CONFIDENTIAL for BoT only be passed.

No discussion. Roll Call. Roark-abstain. Bernstein abstain. Birt no. Mazzochi – abstain. Napolitano –abstain. Motion fails.

Counsel says the vote passes because the majority of people who voted said yes and abstentions go with the majority,

Motion passes.

Motion for Minutes for April 30 –Special Board Meeting. To be approved.

McGuire — I asked for these to be removed. There were comments made by Trustees McGuire, Birt, and Wozniak in 5A and 5B , and 6 for McGuire only, that were not included. [McGuire then realized with was in different minutes.]

Counsel — which meeting are you addressing?

Birt asks for the motion to be restated.

Hamilton — let’s do it over.

Mazzocchi — moves to approve April 30 Organizational Board Meeting minutes.

Vote: Birt — no. All others yes.

Hamilton — April 30 Special Bd. Meeting minutes be passed.

McGuire — 5a, 5b and 6 , and on 7 == comments made by McGuire, Wozniak and Birt are not in the minutes. I want them included.

Napolitano — we should table this because there are other comments by a resident that need to be included. There is too much to talk about here.

Counsel — do you want to table this to June 11th.

Napolitano — Yes, that is enough time to get the comments that need to be included in the minutes. Comments by some Trustees ad some members of the public.

Hamilton moves to table the vote on the minutes until June 11.

Vote: All vote yes.

Hamilton — Firearms for Homeland Security Training Center.

There is a presentation for this.

Hamilton — Motion to consider the firearms for the Homeland Security Training Center.

Tom Brady, Associate Dean of the HST Center at COD. Gives a brief overview.

The building being built now is considered Phase II of our attempts to train first responders.

Brady shows slides of the building as now planned.

There will be other programs.

24 position, 50 yards train center. Largest in the Midwest. Students and trainers must be certified and approved.

This is no longer for police departments. This is about tactical training. This large range allows us to do that. No longer training with paper, stationary targets.

Weapons will be used by law enforcement officers and private citizens who cannot bring their own weapons to campus. Armed security guard training, conceal-and carry. Personal protection at home, personal protection outside the home. Programs for private citizens to come and use the facility as well as trainees. SLEA takes in recruits, 4 classes, during the year. They have to qualify. With the new range we will be able to do more training. Use rifles. Police Departments now use long guns.  Departments who will use the facility have up to 300 officers. It’s hard for them to find facilities that offer tactical shooting like long guns and rifles. The indoor range here is long enough to accommodate rifles. Some departments train monthly. Our goal is to get Departments to become members. That way they can use the facilities. There is a great deal of interest to come out here and do the type of tactical traning they need to do.

Bid process for weapons — 9  known providers were contacted. Also put out publicly. 5 vendors requested info and 3 presented bids.

Clyde Armory, Keisler Policy Supply, Ray O’Herron.

Brady discusses the use of M-4s  (for Police Departments)and Smith and Wesson handguns — for the public. Members of the public may not carry their weapons in to the facility. We have to have the weapons on hand so that they can enroll in the programs.

We have a secure vault for the weapons.

We are confident in the security procedures we have put into place. Somebody will always be on hand — there will always be staff on hand. We will run this 24/7. This appeals to police departments because officers can come and train during their shifts.

McGuire — I visited the Federal site in Virginia. I didn’t realize we would run this 24/7.

Brady– There will always be a range master there, 24/7. He will be able to provide the weapons if the departments do not have their own. Departments do not have enough long guns to supply all 24 positions. We have to have the, if we want to be able to use the facility.

McGuire — safety was a concern for me. We are pretty sure these guns will not fall into the wrong hands. Also, to pick up on the question asked before, why not buy generic as opposed to brands?

Mazzochi — Did the rfp include the particular brand names?

Brady–yes, they are the weapons that most Departments used.

Mazzocchi: Is there a survey that shows what type of weapons most Departments use?

Brady: I don’t have a survey but from my experience, this is what departments use the most.

Mazzocchi: If some of those weapons are going to be used by the public why not get some other kinds of weapons that are not as expensive, or smaller calibers for women, for instance, instead of 11 of the same.

Brady: others would be more expensive.

Discussion ensues between Brady and Mazzochi about whether or not brand-name weapons should be in the proposal.