MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEETING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020
A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri was held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City.
PRESENT: Commissioner Nathan Garrett, President Commissioner Don Wagner, Treasurer Commissioner Mark Tolbert, Member Commissioner Cathy Dean, Member Mayor Quinton Lucas, Member Mr. David V. Kenner, Secretary/Attorney Richard C. Smith, Chief of Police
This meeting was called to order at 9:37 a.m. by Commissioner Garrett. Members from Tactical Response Team II led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Leonard LaGuardia provided the invocation.
Awards and Commendations. Board Resolution 20-01 was presented to Commissioner Leland Shurin to express the Board of Police Commissioners’ sincere gratitude and genuine appreciation for his extraordinary leadership, wise counsel and tireless service to KCPD and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and its sorrow at his retirement as a member of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri. Councilwoman Heather Hall also presented Commissioner Shurin with a proclamation for his retirement.
The Life-Saving Awards were presented to Officers Michael Schmer and Matthew Schoolfield. When Officers Schmer and Schoolfield were dispatched to respond with paramedics on an apparent overdose, they found the person unresponsive, had no pulse, and was not breathing. The officers immediately began CPR, and by the time paramedics arrived, the person had regained a pulse. Once paramedics took over, officers began assisting them with ventilating the patient and hanging fluid bags while the IV was started, until additional fire personnel arrived. The person lost and regained a pulse several times between moving to the ambulance and arriving at the hospital.
KCFD personnel commented on the officers’ professionalism and quick actions in immediately starting CPR. The early intervention by the officers greatly increased the person’s chance of survival.
The Meritorious Service Awards were presented to Captain David Jackson and Reserve Sergeant Eben Hall. In 2017, Chief Smith was contacted by the Department of Defense (DOD) requesting Kansas City, Missouri to be the host for a 2019 training exercise. Captain Jackson and now-Reserve Sergeant Hall were appointed as liaisons to the DOD, to coordinate and accommodate their requests.
Over the course of a year and a half, Captain Jackson and Reserve Sergeant Hall hosted members of the DOD on a monthly basis for a week at a time to assist with locating and securing training sites for the exercise. They visited over 50 sites, and then had to verify each location could be utilized for the training. Jackson and Hall met with various police chiefs and executives, city leaders, representatives from KCMO School District, KCMO Housing Authority, the airport and several leaders from private companies. All this was in addition to their regular job responsibilities.
After a year and a half of planning, the DOD successfully conducted two weeks of full-scale training exercises in and around Kansas City. On the last night, the executives concluded with a large training exercise in Downtown KC, utilizing several buildings, street closures and helicopters.
The entire training exercise was a huge success thanks in large part to the coordination, planning and oversight of Captain Jackson and Reserve Sergeant Hall. The DOD was extremely complimentary of their coordination, and said they wish to return to Kansas City in the future.
The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Officer Joe Smith. Officer Smith has been training recruits as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for more than 17 years, and his commitment to service and assistance is just as strong as when he began.
Officer Smith has trained over 20 recruits during his time as an FTO, a position he began in 2002. Training a new recruit to be an officer takes patience and a desire to mold them into not only great officers, but leaders for the future. Many of his former recruits are now supervisors and commanders.
Recently Officer Smith has taken on a new and helpful role as the accident response car for South Patrol. He handles about 12 vehicular accidents every shift, and has become an expert at gathering the needed information and clearing the scene in a timely manner. While he handles the crashes, it frees other officers in the division to respond to calls for service. Officer Smith is not always working on crashes; he can also be found volunteering for calls for service and conducting proactive activities.
In March of 2019, the Department changed to a new report writing system, Niche. Officer Smith made himself a subject matter expert for completing crash reports in the new system, and actively trained officers on how to use Niche. He also created a training system for the officers to use to reduce common errors when completing the crash reports.
The Certificates of Commendation were presented to Officers Jared Littleton, Devin Jackson, and Dakota Stone. Officers Littleton, Jackson, and Stone were dispatched to an address in East Patrol regarding an armed man. As they neared the address, three children came running towards their police vehicles and told the officers their step-father was cutting their mother with a knife.
The officers rushed to the address and noticed an open door on the side of the home. As they approached the doorway to enter, they announced “Police” and saw a man with his back to the officers, pinning a woman against the wall. The officers then heard the woman scream, “Help me, he is going to kill me!” Upon hearing her cries for help and seeing the dangers she was in, the officers hurried into the home. As they came in, the woman was desperately trying to hold back the man’s arm to keep the knife from cutting her.
The officers immediately gave verbal commands to the man to drop the knife and lay on the ground. After a few tense moments, the man finally complied, dropped the knife, and laid on the ground where he was taken into custody.
The woman was safe from the threat, but had a severe laceration on her hand from where the male had cut her with the knife. She told officers the man was her husband, and this was not the first time he had threatened to kill her.
The Board took a recess at 9:53 a.m. The meeting resumed at 10:08 a.m.
Councilwoman Heather Hall. Councilwoman Heather Hall provided the Board with an Executive Summary from the City Manager regarding options to address the City and KCPD’s immediate need for additional bed space for arrestees and inmates. The three options to explore are to 1) Lease the Annex (RCC) building from Jackson County which will require repairs/renovations, 2) Remodel and repair the eighth floor of the KCPD Headquarters Building, or 3) Modular Detention Center Evaluation. The City will seek SFS Architecture’s expertise on the three immediate options. Evaluation of these options will take two weeks. On a long-term basis, Jackson County is willing to include the City as part of a discussion related to housing City inmates in the new Jackson County Detention Campus, scheduled to open in approximately 2024.
Councilwoman Hall spoke about the City’s submitted budget. She advised that the Council will host three budget hearings: February 22, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Northgate Middle School, February 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Southeast Community Center Multi-purpose Room, and March 3, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Health Department. Councilwoman Hall encouraged members of the Department and Board to provide input on the needs and wants that should be included in the Department’s budget.
Councilwoman Hall advised that the submitted budget includes the hiring of five officers at the beginning of the fiscal year, five additional officers mid-fiscal year, the funding for six social workers and one social services coordinator, and funding for two social media analysts available at the mid-fiscal year. Councilwoman Hall noted that the Department’s request was for 30 additional officers.
Commissioner Garrett stated that ten officers is not enough, and that there is a critical shortage of officers on the streets. He also noted that the priority to identify funding for body cameras for officers continues to be important.
Chief of Police Richard C. Smith. Chief Richard Smith spoke about the Chiefs Super Bowl LIV Victory Parade. He advised that the preparation and execution of the event was a great success. Hours of planning went into the event, and it was very structured. He thanked the 19 outside agencies for their assistance with the parade duties.
Chief Smith spoke about Operation Relentless Pursuit. He advised the Kansas City area (KCPD and KCKPD) has submitted for the $1.4 million grant within the initiative. The grant included funds for equipment only. A second grant, which will include funding for personnel, will be available at a later time. A match from the City is required for the personnel grant.
Mayor Lucas commended the Department for their work and efforts with the victory parade.
Public Comments. Ms. Sheryl Ferguson expressed her concerns with the officer-involved shooting deaths of Cameron Lamb and Ryan Stokes. She thanked Commissioners Garrett and Dean for following up with her public comments last month. She requested more de-escalation training for officers.
Ms. Lashawn Monae, Save Our Sons Save Our Daughters, expressed concerns with the officer-involved shooting death of Cameron Lamb.
Ms. Lisa Walker thanked Commissioner Garrett for advocating for more officers. Ms. Walker advised that she owns property in the 18th & Vine District. She advised that she has been working with the 18th & Vine Development Policy Committee regarding police response times. She explained that there is an entity trying to open a 3,500 person capacity venue in the District, and the current 45 minute response time will not work. She advised that they will have to turn away business if the response times cannot be reduced.
Ms. Walker stated that excessive force is a problem within the Department. She advised that officers need additional training in de-escalation. She believes body cameras will protect both officers and citizens.
Approval of minutes. A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve the minutes of the open meeting on January 14, 2020. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99.Sergeant Brad Lemon expressed concerns with the submitted budget that Councilwoman Hall spoke about. He explained that five officers doesn’t even allow for every patrol division to receive an officer. He advised that citizens’ requests aren’t being met due to the manpower shortage.
Sergeant Lemon also advised that the FOP will be suing the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for not contributing into the police pension system. He advised that the City owes over $120 million to the police pension. The submitted budget does not include funding for the police pension. Additionally, Sergeant Lemon emphasized that the Department had 1,400 officers in 2007, but now has only 1,300 with a lot more administrative responsibilities for the current officers. More officers are needed.
Executive Services Bureau.Deputy Chief Karen True presented the following items for Board approval: a. Budget Transfers for Fiscal Year 2019-20. A memorandum dated February 4, 2020, was presented to recommend approval of budget transfers. This budget transfer will affect the General Fund, Police Grants Fund and the Grants Special Revenue Fund.
A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the budget transfers as presented. The vote was 5-0 in favor. b. Bid #2019-9, Ford Parts and Accessories. A memorandum dated February 3, 2020, was presented to recommend the approval of a one-year contract renewal with Thoroughbred Ford for parts and accessories at an anticipated expenditure of $146,442.44. This is the first of two additional one-year contract renewals. Thoroughbred Ford has agreed to the renewal with no price increase from the original contract.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Commissioner Dean, to approve a one-year contract renewal with Thoroughbred Ford for parts and accessories at an anticipated expenditure of $146,442.44. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
c. Bid #2019-8, Motorcraft Parts, Brakes/Components. A memorandum dated February 3, 2020, was presented to recommend the approval of a one-year contract renewal with Factory Motor Parts for Motorcraft Parts, Brakes/Components and Accessories at an anticipated expenditure of $184,401.04. This is the first of two additional one-year contract renewals. Factory Motor Parts has agreed to renew with a 2.5% increase from the original contract. The increase is across the board.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve a one-year contract renewal with Factory Motor Parts for Motorcraft Parts, Brakes/Components and Accessories at an anticipated expenditure of $184,401.04. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
d. NASPO Wireless Services. A memorandum dated January 22, 2020, was presented to recommend approval of a one-year contract with National Association of State Procurements Officials (NASPO) for Department wireless services. The agreement provides contracts with Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. The anticipated expenditure is $623,412.72. In response to a question, Deputy Chief True advised that this expenditure is for wireless services only, and does not include the cost to purchase mobile devices.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Dean, to approve the one-year contract with NASPP for Department wireless services, at an anticipated expenditure of $623,412.72. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
e. Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Contract. A memorandum dated February 4, 2020, was presented to recommend the approval of a contract with Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Crime Stoppers Program. The Crime Stoppers Program promotes the TIPS Hotline in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The contract provides the Crime Commission funding of $167,000, of which $70,000 is designated to providing funding to award payments for instances when a TIPS Hotline call results in a Kansas City, Missouri homicide case being solved. In response to a question, Deputy Chief True advised that the City provides the funding for the TIPS Hotline, but the private funding match passes through the Department.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Commissioner Dean, to approve the contract with Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
f. Board Resolutions and Signature Cards for Department Accounts. A memorandum dated January 31, 2020, was presented to recommend approval of the necessary signature changes on various documents as presented. These signature changes are necessary to accommodate appointments to the Board and personnel changes within the Executive Services Bureau and Fiscal Division.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Dean, to approve the necessary changes to Board Resolutions and signature cards as presented. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
g. Bank Pledgee Agreement Form – Federal Reserve Bank. A memorandum dated January 31, 2020, was presented to recommend approval of necessary signature changes on Pledgee Agreement Form at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The Department holds collateral in the form of securities pledge to the Board of Police Commissioners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. These signature changes are necessary to accommodate appointments to the Board and personnel changes within the Executive Services Bureau and Fiscal Division.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Dean, to approve the necessary changes to the bank pledgee agreement form for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
Deputy Chief True provided an update on the Communications Unit. She advised that the Communications Unit is currently staffed with 89 members, leaving 17 vacant positions. Seven dispatcher trainees have completed the classroom portion of training, and have moved to on-the-job training. The Department recently hired three new call takers, and they will soon begin their training. The Communications Unit will be participating in the 18th & Vine Job Fair on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Professional Development and Research Bureau.Major Greg Dull spoke for Deputy Chief Robert Kuehl in his absence. Major Dull presented the Academy Class Summary for February 2020. The 168th Entrant Officer Class, consisting of 34 KCPD recruits and four recruits from outside agencies, will graduate on May 7, 2020. The 169th Entrant Officer Class started the Academy today; there are 29 KCPD recruits and seven outside agency recruits.
Major Dull presented the following consent agenda items: a. Project #1164: Grievance Review Process b. Project #1100: Security and Usage of Police Department Facilities c. Project #1228: Smoke Free Environment d. Project #1077: Retiree Firearms
Commissioner Garrett noted that the consent agenda items are very lengthy documents that detail the history of the policies. He asked Commissioner Dean to work with the Research and Development Division to identify a streamlined process for consent agenda items to be presented to the Board. Commissioner Garrett noted that a summary of the changes to the policy and a red-lined version of changes would be very helpful for the Board’s review.
In response to a question regarding Project #1077, Chief Smith advised that the revisions to the policy now allow retired sworn members to qualify at the KCPD firing range. Prior to the changes, retirees had to qualify at other shooting ranges not operated by KCPD. Chief Smith added that retirees provide their own ammunition.
In response to a question regarding the Revised Statutes of Missouri’s timeline on Board appeals, Mr. Kenner answered that the Board is required by Statute to set an appeal hearing within 15 days, but that date is often continued at the request of involved parties.
Commissioner Tolbert requested that he be provided with exit interviews of members resigning from the Academy.
A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the consent agenda items as presented. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
Investigations Bureau. Deputy Chief Mark Francisco presented the Investigations Bureau report for January 2020. He advised that to-date in 2020, there have been 21 homicides, compared to 19 at this time last year. There were 446 cases submitted to the prosecutor in January 2020, and charges were filed on 201 cases.
There were 50 non-fatal shootings in January 2020, compared to 40 in January 2019. There have been 65 living shooting victims identified to-date 2020, compared to 55 at this time last year.
Deputy Chief Francisco advised there were 35 drive by shootings in January 2020, compared to 43 in January 2019. Of the 35 drive by shootings this year, 89 victims were identified; nine of the victims sustained injuries. There were 210 firearms recovered Department-wide in January 2020, compared to 245 in January 2019.
Deputy Chief Francisco noted that the Assault Squad will be gaining seven detectives, and is expected to be fully staffed by next month.
Administration Bureau. Deputy Chief Shawn Wadle presented the Regional Criminalistics Division Report for February 2020. He advised that all trends are positive, and productivity continues to increase. There have been 91 NIBIN hits to-date in 2020; there were 949 NIBIN hits total in 2019. Deputy Chief Wadle noted that Kansas City faced a violent January, and as a result, the lab total backlog has increased by nine percent. There was a 33 percent increase in requests for DNA analysis. Requests from outside agencies remain steady.
Deputy Chief Wadle presented the Human Resources Personnel Summary dated February 4, 2020. For this time period, Department strength is 1,322 sworn law enforcement and 554 career civilians.
Mr. Bob Charlesworth, Charlesworth Consulting, presented the Health Care Benefit Summary effective May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021. Mr. Charlesworth recommended the Department remain with BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City. There is a 3.8 percent total increase in health insurance costs to Department members this year, and a 1.2 percent increase in dental insurance costs. During the last year, Department members had the option of an HMO plan, a PPO plan, or a high deductible plan with Spira Care. Mr. Charlesworth noted that 86 percent of members took the HMO plan, 12 percent took the PPO plan, and only two percent took the high deductible health plan with Spira Care. The Spira Care plan will not be offered this year.
The five-year rate guarantee for voluntary vision insurance with Vision Service Plan (VSP) began on August 1, 2019. The Board does not contribute to the voluntary vision insurance. Mr. Charlesworth advised that he will evaluate options for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for more specific services to public safety employees. The renewal for the EAP is May 1, 2021.
A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve the health, dental, vision, and life insurance renewal, along with the Employee Assistance Program renewal, with BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City, effective May 1, 2020. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
Patrol Bureau. Deputy Chief Karl Oakman spoke about various community events that occurred over the last month throughout the Patrol Divisions. Deputy Chief Oakman presented the Monthly Crime Summary for December 2019. He noted that while the number of homicides is high, total crimes against persons, property and society are down. He advised that the multiple crime initiatives implemented by Chief Smith are helping the crime problems in the City. He advised that while calls for service increase, response times remain consistent.
Deputy Chief Oakman presented the Traffic Summary for the month of January 2020. There were 14,352 citations issued Department-wide in January 2020. The average number of citations issued per traffic stop in the month of January, by members of the Traffic Enforcement Unit, was 1.49. Members in the Traffic Division put high focus on speed and seatbelt enforcement. There were 3,951 moving violation citations, and 10,401 non-moving violation citations. A majority of the non-moving violation citations are issued by the Parking Control Section. The Parking Control Section issued 6,665 citations in January 2020, compared to 1,881 at this time last year.
Interstate 435 at Holmes Road continues to be the City’s highest crash location; however, traffic enforcement in the area has increased. There were 1,664 total city-wide crashes in January 2020, compared to 1,926 at this time last year. There were five fatality motor vehicle accidents in January 2020. There was also five fatal accidents at this same time last year. Of the five fatalities, 100 percent were males, 25 percent were not using a safety seatbelt device, and 25 percent were using safety seatbelt device; it was not able to be determined if a safety seatbelt device was used in 50 percent of the fatality crashes.
Office of General Counsel. General Counsel Jenny Atterbury presented the Private Officer Licensing Unit Monthly Report for January 2019. In the month of January, there were 42 private officer license suspensions, 11 license denials, and no license revocations.
Ms. Atterbury presented Board Resolution 20-02, Settlement Authority, for approval. The Resolution sets the Chief’s settlement authority to match the Chief’s purchasing approval limit pursuant to Fiscal Procedures.
A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve Board Resolution 20-02, Settlement Authority. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
Office of Community Complaints. Director Merrell Bennekin spoke about the Badges and Baseball event that was held on February 8, 2020. The event was very successful. He thanked Department members for their participation in the event.
Director Bennekin described his participation in a national meeting in Seattle with the federal office of inspector general discussing best practices for community oversight organizations.
Director Bennekin noted that the number of complaints received has been low. The OCC is revising the annual report, and it should be available soon. Senior Legal Analyst Karen Williams is working to include statistics from the last ten years. Director Bennekin advised that the OCC has two returning interns from UMKC. The OCC will begin increasing its community outreach as spring approaches.
Mayor Quinton Lucas. Mayor Lucas spoke about the City’s proposed budget. He advised he is listening to the concerns that members have expressed regarding the number of officers and pension.
Scheduled meetings.The Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri has scheduled the following meetings:
In Re: The Matter of the Disciplinary Proceedings of: P.O. James Peeler #5706 THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CONTINUED FROM ITS CURRENT SETTING OF JANUARY 24, 2020, AND WILL BE RESET FOR A FUTURE DATE TO BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.
April 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City. This is an open meeting being held to discuss budgetary items via telephone conference.
March 10, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.
April 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.
May 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.
June 16, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Dean, and by vote indicated below, to adjourn its open meeting at 12:10 p.m. and reconvene in closed session as provided in the following resolution. Following a roll call, the vote was 5-0 in favor.
WHEREAS, notice of the board meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was given on November 5, 2019, and WHEREAS, said notice indicated that the Board of Police Commissioners might go into closed session during said meeting, and WHEREAS, notice of the closed meeting follows the guidelines of Section 610.020 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Police Commissioners go into closed session during the meeting being held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City, for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, labor negotiations, and litigation matters.
The following Commissioners were present and voted to go into closed session as follows:
Commissioner Nathan Garrett - Aye Commissioner Don Wagner - Aye Commissioner Mark Tolbert - Aye Commissioner Cathy Dean - Aye Mayor Quinton Lucas - Aye
There being a quorum present and the question of holding a closed session having received an affirmative public vote of at least three (3) members, a closed meeting was held as set forth above.
Below are the votes from the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on February 18, 2020:
The Board went into closed session at 12:22 p.m.
1) Following a motion by Mayor Lucas and a second by Commissioner Tolbert, the Board voted to approve the Duty Related Disability Retirement of xxxx [Name redacted for privacy and confidentiality reasons]. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.
2) Following a motion by Commissioner Tolbert and a second by Mayor Lucas, the Board voted to approve the Duty Related Disability Retirement of xxxx [Name redacted for privacy and confidentiality reasons]. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.
3) Following a motion by Mayor Lucas and a second by Commissioner Garrett, the Board voted to approve the Non-Duty Related Disability Retirement of xxxx [Name redacted for privacy and confidentiality reasons]. The vote was 4-1 in favor. Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye. Commissioner Dean voted Nay.
Mayor Lucas left the meeting at 1:46 p.m.
4) Following a motion by Commissioner Tolbert and a second by Commissioner Dean, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners on January 14, 2020. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.
5) Following a motion by Commissioner Dean and a second by Commissioner Tolbert, the Board voted to go into special closed session at 1:54 p.m., to discuss personnel matters. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.
6) Following a motion by Commissioner Wagner and a second by Commissioner Tolbert, the Board voted to come out of special closed session and adjourn. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.