CHIPPEWA COUNTY DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES
Call to Order
Floyd Rabineau called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
Present: Floyd Rabineau, Tom Sherman, Chris Stabile and Vicki Ulrich.
Approval of Agenda
Tom Sherman moved, supported by Floyd Rabineau to approve the agenda as written. Motion carried.
Tom Sherman moved, supported by Floyd Rabineau, to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2010 meeting as written. Motion carried.
Chris Stabile presented the Parent Nurturing Contract for Abuse & Neglect, to the Board for their review and consideration. Chris Stabile advised the Board that he hopes to be able to present the Board with a copy of the service plan next month, if the Board renews the contract.
Tom Sherman moved, supported by Floyd Rabineau, to renew the Parent Nurturing Contract for Abuse & Neglect. Motion carried.
County Budget Review
The budget ending 06/30/2010 was reviewed. Discussion was held regarding the budget and line item balances. Some line items have a large balance, however expenses will be coming from these line items in due course as the budget year progresses. It was noted that we are half way through the budget year and we have approximately 50% of our emergency food and gas funds remaining.
Additional discussion was held regarding the upcoming convention that is scheduled to take place at Tree Tops in Gaylord. Floyd Rabineau, on behalf of DHS, will be soliciting area businesses for the purpose of putting together a gift package that can be auctioned off at the silent auction at the convention.
Chris Stabile advised the Board that on May 24, 2010 he approved reimbursement of the cost for medications, in the amount of $68.58, with a valid receipt. This expense was necessitated by a client’s recent release from MGH to Sault Tribe Detention Facility. The medicine was an a necessity. The Board advised that Chris had the authority to approve this expenditure, up to $100.00, without Board approval. Notwithstanding, it was moved by Tom Sherman and supported by Floyd Rabineau to approve this expenditure. Motion carried.
Chris Stabile advised the Board of a client’s need for prescription medication. Despite requests by the worker, Medicaid has not yet activated for this case. The cost for the prescription medication is $161.62. Motion by Tom Sherman and supported by Floyd Rabineau to approve this expenditure. Motion carried.
Chris Stabile informed the Board that Lori Miller, Adult Services Worker, has advised him of a need for “reaching aids” also known as “Grab-it’s”. The cost is approximately $13.00 each, plus tax. Chris would like to purchase “a couple”. The expenditure is under $100.00 and therefore is within the authority of the Director.
Review of Calendar
Chris’s calendar was reviewed and it was agreed that the next meeting would be 08/20/2010 at 10:00 a.m. It was also discussed and agreed that the Annual Employee Appreciation BBQ would be held at noon, following the Board Meeting. Floyd Rabineau volunteered to bring the hot dogs again and Tom and Jack will bring the condiments, chips and buns.
County Director’s Update
Floyd Rabineau reminded the Board that if they had any suggestions for the package he was putting together for the silent auction, to let him know. Floyd explained that the proceeds would go to a scholarship fund to benefit students who are working toward a Social Services degree. Floyd asked that if any employees had LSSU students in the social services field, to let him know so they could be considered for this scholarship.
Tom Sherman moved, supported by Floyd Rabineau, to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 a.m. Motion carried.
Floyd Rabineau, Chair
Jack Kibble, Vice-Chair
Tom Sherman, Member
Christopher Stabile, Acting Director