Human Services

 

 

Laura Stanek

David Howelman, Chairman

Bernie Blackmore

 

Minutes

July 30, 2009

 

Members Present:

Laura Stanek, Bernie Blackmore and Dave Howelman

 

Members Absent:

None

 

Others:

Peter Garwood, Jack White

 

1.  Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

2.  Public Comment

 

None

 

3.  Antrim County Community Collaborative (ACCC)

 

Bill Broadwick, Karen Szcodronski, Marci Graybrook, and Jim Harper from the Antrim County Community Collaborative (ACCC) joined the meeting.  The group gave an overview of the mission and activities of the ACCC.

 

The group also requested the County grant the Antrim County Community Collaborative $8,000 to keep the Coordinator for the ACCC.

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, , supported by Laura Stanek, to recommend the Finance Committee and the Board of Commissioners appropriate $8,000 to the ACCC for the Coordinator position for their fiscal year beginning October 1, 2009.  A one (1) page Memorandum of Understanding will be drafted for the services that will be provided by the ACCC.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

 

4.  Probate Court/Child Care Fund Budget Request

 

Bill Hefferan, Court Administrator joined the meeting and gave a written “to date” financial report for the Child Care Fund. 

 

The Committee briefly discussed an email the County received by Robert Kerr regarding a resolution approved by the Board of Commissioners expressing disapproval of an agreement the State of Michigan entered into changing foster care rules.  The agreement includes measures which will cost the counties additional funds.

 

Mr. Hefferan presented the budget request for Child Care Fund.

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Laura Stanek to approve the Child Care appropriation, as written, for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Laura Stanek, to recommend the Board of Commissioners authorize the Chairman to sign the Child Care Budget Agreement for submittal to the State of Michigan.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

 

5.  Department of Human Services

 

Fred Harris, DHS Director was not able to come to the meeting.

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Laura Stanek, to approve the Department of Human Services appropriation, as written, for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

6.  MeadowBrook Medical Care Facility (MCF) Budget Request

 

Marna Robertson, Administrator and David Schulz, Administrative Services Director from the MCF joined the meeting and gave an update for the MCF. 

 

Ms. Robertson informed the Committee the Meadow Brook Governing Board is looking toward moving the facility from an institutional feel and setting to a more residential feel and setting.  The transition will take quite a bit of remodeling.  Ms. Robertson and Mr. Schulz proposed levying the entire 1 mil voted in by the Antrim County residents, for operations.  They would then use any excess reimbursement dollars from Medicaid, Medicare and private pay to finance the remodeling on a pay as you go basis.

 

Ms. Robertson and Mr. Schulz presented a resolution of request to have the County transfer control over the Meadowview Apartment Building to the Meadow Brook Governing Board/DHS Board. 

 

Laura Sexton, Clerk indicated it will be important to find out about any obligations to continue Meadowview as a senior apartment building due to any possible agreement the County may have with the Federal Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD).

 

Motion by Laura Stanek, supported by Bernie Blackmore, to recommend to the Finance Committee and the Board of Commissioners that the entire 1 mil for Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility be levied for the year 2010.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

7.  Meadowview Apartments

 

Ms. Robertson also presented a request that the County grant to the Meadow Brook Governing Board a first right of use for the entire parcel on which the MCF, Meadowview Apartments and the ambulance building are located.  The request will be referred to the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Laura Stanek, to approve the Meadowview Apartments budget request for 2010 for submittal to the Finance Committee as written.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

8.  Housing Budget Request

 

Patti Lowery, Housing Director joined the meeting.  Ms. Lowery requested that $25,000 be transferred into the Housing Budget for the 2010 budget year. 

 

Ms. Lowery informed the Committee that the new software the Board of Commissioners purchased for the Housing Program is paying off in allowing her to track loans that were made through the program, especially when the homes are getting sold or are no longer used as a primary residence.

 

Motion by Laura Stanek, supported by Bernie Blackmore, to approve the Housing Department Budget request with an addition of $25,000 (for operations and administration only) for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

 

9.   Veterans Affairs Budget Request

 

Deborah Peters, Veterans Counselor could not make the meeting.  Ms. Sexton presented the budget request for the Veterans Affairs, Veterans Relief fund and the Veterans Trust Fund

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Laura Stanek, to approve the 2010 Veterans Affairs, Veterans Relief fund and the Veterans Trust Fund budgets for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

10.  Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

 

Greg Piaskowski, Director of the AAA was unable to attend the meeting.

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Dave Howelman, to approve the AAA appropriation request for $4,113.00 for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Yes – Blackmore, Howelman. No – Stanek.

 

11.  Traverse Area District Library

 

Motion by Bernie Blackmore, supported by Laura Stanek, to approve the Traverse Area District Library appropriation of $2,675 for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

12.  Commission on Aging (COA) Budget Request

 

Carol Mitchell, COA Director joined the meeting and presented the COA 2010 budget request.

 

Motion by Laura Stanek, supported by Dave Howelman, to approve the COA budget request for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion Carried - Unanimous.

 

13.  Senior Center Lease Agreement

 

The issue was tabled until the next meeting to allow more time for review

 

 

Meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.