CHIPPEWA COUNTY DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES
BOARD MEETING
Date:  11/16/12
Place:  Chippewa County DHS Board Room

 Call to Order

The meeting was called to Order by Director Stabile at 11:05 a.m.

Director Stabile advised that the First Order of business, this being the first meeting of the new fiscal year, is the appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board.  The floor was opened up for nominations for Chairman.

Jack Kibble nominated Floyd Rabineau to serve as Chairman.  There were no other nominations.

Motion by Jack Kibble, supported by Tom Kelly to close the nominations. Motion Carried.

Motion by Tom Kelly, supported by Jack Kibble to appoint Floyd Rabineau to serve as Chairman for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion Carried.

The Floor was opened up by Director Stabile for nominations for Vice-Chairman.

Floyd Rabineau nominated Jack Kibble to serve as Vice-Chairman.  There were no other nominations.

Motion by Floyd Rabineau, supported by Tom Kelly to close the nominations.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Tom Kelly, supported by Floyd Rabineau to appoint Jack Kibble to serve as Vice-Chairman for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.  Motion Carried.

Director Stabile turned the meeting over to Chairman, Floyd Rabineau.

Roll Call

Present:  Floyd Rabineau, Jack Kibble, Tom Kelly, Chris Stabile, and Vicki Ulrich

Approval of Agenda

Jack Kibble moved, supported by Tom Kelly to approve the agenda as written.  Motion carried.

Previous Minutes

Jack Kibble moved, supported by Floyd Rabineau to approve the minutes of the October 26, 2012 Board Meeting as written.  Motion carried.

Contracts

None

County Budget Review

The Board reviewed the budget ending October 31, 2012.

County Hospitalization

Director Stabile advised the Board that there were no new requests for expenditures from County Hospitalization.  However, last month the Board approved an expenditure that was inadvertently taken from Luce County.  Therefore, the correct balance for County Hospitalization Funds should be $302.95.  The Bookkeeper will be making this correction so that is properly reflected for next month.

County Director’s Update

  • Director Stabile advised that Doug York, Director of Marquette DHS, was appointed as the new Business Service Center 1 (BSC1) Director.  In addition the BSC1 will now be located in Marquette Co. instead of Chippewa and the Accounting Unit for BSC1 will be in Oscoda.  Therefore, there will be no major changes for us at this time and it will be business as usual.  Discussion was held regarding the purpose and benefit of having the Business Service Centers.
  • Director Stabile reminded everyone that the Out of House Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 and Board Members can purchase their tickets from Vicki Ulrich, if they are planning to attend.
  • Director Stabile advised the Board that there will also be an “In-House” Christmas Party on Thursday, December 6, 2012. 
  • Director Stabile advised that he has contacted the County Controller regarding the 2012/2013 budget and has been advised that it should be ready by Monday, November 19, 2012.
  • Director Stabile reported on the Board Expenses and what the current balance is.  Director Stabile advised that currently we are in desperate need of additional food certificates for clients. 

Motion by Jack Kibble, Supported by Tom Kelly to approve the expenditure of $200.00 from County Board Expenses, for the purpose of purchasing additional food certificates for clients.  Motion Carried.

Board Comments
Jack Kibble inquired as to whether or not we had a list of families that were in special need of donations during the Christmas Holidays.  Discussion was held regarding who heads up the Toy Drive in Chippewa County and what is being done locally, by DHS and other entities that we partner with to meet the needs of our families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Director Stabile also advised that there is a significant food and fundraiser taking place by staff, here in the building to put together Thanksgiving Baskets, as well.  Jennifer Dunton is our Community Resource Coordinator and does a very good job coordinating and working toward these types of efforts.  If anyone has questions or would like to make personal donations Jennifer will be happy to assist you.

Public Comments

None.

Calendar Review
Director Stabile’s calendar was reviewed.  The next Board Meeting will be held here at the Chippewa County DHS Office on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. 

Adjournment

Jack Kibble moved, supported by Floyd Rabineau, to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 p.m.  Motion carried.


Floyd Rabineau, Chair                                                      

Jack Kibble, Vice-Chair     

Tom Kelly, Member

                                                            

Christopher Stabile, Director