Jackson County 708 Board elects vice chairperson
Jackson County 708 Board met Monday, March 20.
Here are the minutes as provided by Jackson County:
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017 5:30 PM
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Call to Order (5:30 PM)
Members Present: Clark, Hunter, St. Julian, Thomas and Williamson
Members Absent: Flowers and Willis
Also Present: Kathy Bauman, Ginny Donney, Teresa Eubanks, Betti Mucha, Kathryn Sime
Approval of Minutes
I. 17-2265 November 21, 2016 Minutes
A motion was made by Clark, seconded by Board Liaison Hunter, to approve the November 21, 2017 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
II. 17-2266 January 23, 2017 Minutes
A motion was made by St. Julian, seconded by Clark, to approve the January 23, 2017 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
III. 17-2267 Review of 1st Quarter Reports
The agencies that were presented gave updates:
Centerstone-Sime reported that the State of Illinois has asked Centerstone to reopen their crisis center in Carterville. This facility is for adults who are medicaid eligible. Centerstone was recently selected for a $50,000 grant from a private funding source for crisis services. Also, they have received verbal approval to have in house counseling in district 95 schools.
Women's Center-Eubanks reported that they will have to move their services out of the Burma C. Hayes Center due to the tripling of the rent. They are currently looking for another site but if they do not locate one they can use the Women's Center facility. The board requested that Eubanks send them some specific information about the cost of the rise in rent. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Shawnee Health Services-Donney reported that they are in the process of installing a new medical records system. Also, in April the will begin an obesity project that will pair a patient with their doctor, a behavioral health specialist and a nutritionist to help patients interested in losing weight without surgery.
S.T.A.R.T.-Bauman reported that some of the funding from the board goes toward a match for a youth initiative for developmentally disabled students. She also reported that starting in July the State has decreed that programs must take a more job focused approach for individuals. Also, each individual will have to be interacting with the community for at least one hour a day. The board asked several questions about the program and a good discussion among the agency representatives present and the board members took place.
Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center-Mucha reported that April is also Child Abuse Awareness month. She presented the board with several handouts of upcoming events (see attachments to minutes).
A motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Board Liaison Hunter, to approve the agencies first quarter status and expense reports and release the first quarter payments. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
IV. 17-2268 SIU Clinical Center FY17 Service Contract
The board discussed whether to accept the contract changes proposed by SIU or whether send it back to SIU and request they remove the words "non-cancellable obligations". Also, the concensus of the board is to strongly urge that in future funding applications the SIU Clinical Center include a proposed contract. The suggestion was also made to include the additional language proposed by SIU in future 708 Board contracts.
The board discussed whether to pay SIU Clinical Center the first quarter payment. They board decided to allow the SIU Clinical Center to receive the first quarter payment provided they submit a report/narrative explaining how the contract delay will affect their programming. The board would like to know if the SIU Clinical Center can still serve the anticipated 20 participants. The board also suggested that if they are not able to serve that many kids perhaps their funding amount could be prorated based on the amount of participants that they can serve.
A motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Board Liaison Hunter, to accept the proposed contract changes to the SIU Clinical Center contract with the 708 Mental Health Board. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
A motion was made by Thomas, seconded by St. Julian, to authorize the first quarter payment be made to the SIU Clinical Center provided the SIU Clinical Center submit a narrative on how the contract delay will affect the service of the program. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
V. 17-2269 Election of Vice-Chair
The administrative assistant reported to the board that Margo Willis stated that she is willing to serve as the Vice-Chair of the board.
A motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Board Liaison Hunter, to nominate Margo Willis to be Vice-Chair of the 708 mental Health Board. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VI. 17-2270 1 and 3 year plans
The board discussed what the next step in updating the 1 and 3 year plans would be. The concensus of the board is to create a Subcommittee to work on updating the plans by the end of the fiscal year. The subcommittee will be made up of Willis, Hunter and Clark. Batman generously offered to be a part of the planning since she was part of the team that drafted the previous plans. The administrative assistant will reach out to the subcommittee members to see when they are available to meet.
VII. 17-2271 SICIL Discussion
The administrative assistant informed the board that SICIL has faxed in a first quarter report despite not applying for funding. The board discussed how to address the situation; the consensus is to have the administrative assistant draft a letter to be sent to SICIL informing them that they did not apply for funding, what the compliance requirements are, and the 2018 application deadline.
Adjourn (6:41 PM)
Thomas moved and Clark seconded to adjourn, motion carried.
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