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Department of Community Programs Board

Minutes

Called to Order: 4:15 P.M.                                                                                     
Adjourned: 4:40 P.M.

 

PRESENT:  C. Gorske, M.J. Nicholson, S. Holstein, L. Aldrich, D. Will, M. Gannon

                                                           
Absent:  G. Bonlander, M.E. McMeen, M. Ryan

 

STAFF:  J.R. Musunuru, G. Vanevenhoven

 

GUESTS:  None

 

Chair C. Gorske called the business meeting of the DCP Board to order at 4:15 p.m.; a quorum was present. 

 

Motion by M. Gannon, second by S. Holstein and carried, to approve the minutes of both the 1/4/17 Governing Body of the Acute Psychiatric Hospital and the DCP Board business meetings as written.

 

CITIZEN INPUT         

None.

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT

The December 2016 statistical reports for mental health, AODA, and Birth to Three services were reviewed.  A question was raised about children and Lincoln Hills.  DSS is responsible for placing children.  It was noted that the number of children placed has decreased significantly over the years.  This is attributed to the success of the PACE program.  There also was discussion on autism treatment services.  Geri clarified that eventually the autism piece will not be on the stat report, as we no longer authorize those services.  Autism is now an MA card service, so families can go directly to the providers.  We still work with children diagnosed with autism for providing other services, such as respite or recreational therapy. 

 

Motion by M.J. Nicholson, second by S. Holstein and carried, to approve the program director’s report.

 

MENTAL HEALTH/AODA COMMITTEE REPORT

 

Mary Jean reviewed the 1/23/17 meeting.  There was a representative from each of the agencies present at the meeting. Three new DCP staff members were introduced, and AODA Supervisor Lynn Klapperich gave a presentation on mindfulness and evidence-based approaches to treatment.  It was also noted that Les Meier is the new director for Blandine House.

 

Motion by M.J. Nicholson, second by D. Will and carried, to approve the minutes from the 1/23/17 MH/AODA Committee meeting as written.

 

MEMBERS’ REPORTS                       

No members’ reports.

 

REVIEW BILLS

 

The DCP voucher report for invoices entered 12/21/16 through 1/20/17 was reviewed.  Grand total for these invoices is $94,308.47.  There were two interoffice invoices for December fuel and vehicle maintenance for a total of $1,299.06.  A question was raised about a voucher to Marian College.  The Dept. of Community Programs provides tuition reimbursement for staff attending Marian, provided that they stay in our employment for two years.

 

Motion by D. Will, second by L. Aldrich and carried, to note that the voucher report and interoffice invoices were reviewed and accepted as written.

APPROVAL OF SPECIAL MEETINGS/CONFERENCES

 

None.

 

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/DCP BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

 

CALTCC Committee: 2/6/17, 1:00 p.m., City/Co. Bldg.

DCP Board Business: 3/1/17, 4:15 p.m., HCC

MH/AODA Advisory Committee: 4/24/17, 4:15 p.m., HCC

 

ADJOURN

 

Motion by M. Gannon, second by D. Will and carried, to adjourn the meeting at 4:40 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted:          

Geri Vanevenhoven

Recorder

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