State Use Meeting Minutes - August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011 Minutes

 August 8, 2011 Minutes (PDF, 74 KB)

A meeting of the State Use Committee was held on August 24, 2011. Jeremy Bliss, State Use Manager, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M.

  1. Call to Order
    Jeremy Bliss, State Use Manager, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M.
  2. Roll Call
    Corrie Smith conducted roll call and present at the meeting were the following members:

    Sharla Roberts in Chicago
    Richard W. Gloede
    Christine M. Dickey
    Daniel A. Strick
    Dr. Seymour Bryson in Carbondale
    Audrey McCrimon in Chicago
    David Dailey at DOT

    Members not present: Curt Massie

  3. Approval of Minutes
    Jeremy Bliss stated there was a quorum present and asked if there were any questions about the minutes and there being none, called for a motion to approve minutes.

    Motion: To Approve Member Gloede
    Motion: To second Member Bryson

    Jeremy Bliss announced the minutes were unanimously approved. 

  4. Review of proposed 5 year plan presented by the Task Force
    Tom Coclasure, Sr., Chairman of Task Force Committee introduced the members:

    Mike Poe, ARC/CSS Executive Director
    Brynn Henderson, State Use Staff
    Dick Gloede, Private member
    Corrie Smith, State Use Staff
    Craig Mitckes, IDOT
    David Dailey, SU Committee member


    Chris Burnett, IARF
    Jan Morrow, CMS
    Jeremy Bliss, State Use Manager

    Task Force Committee met 7 times since April 2011 to come up with a" 5 year plan" as legislated in the law. Tom Colclasure, Sr, Task Force Chairman reviewed the proposed "5 year plan" detailing each goal and objective.

    The following are some of the questions and concerns:

    Chairman Roberts asked: How did you come up with the number 15 for increasing products and services? What are some of the products and services the Task Force had in mind?

    Member McCrimon: Plan should incorporate modern technology and social marketing and collaborate with other agencies with same interests and concerns. Look at creative ways to accomplish goals.

    Member Strick asked: On Goal 4, Objective B, Why did plan target the Department of Rehab Services as opposed to other agencies out there?

    Member Bryson asked: Did Task force take into Consideration the funding for State Use to meet the goals and objectives? Will the funding for the program be stable? Will it be increased or stay the same?

    Member Dailey: State Use should take an aggressive stance and remember the persons with disabilities that need these State Use contracts in order to make them contributing members of society.

    Tom asked that all questions and concerns be sent to Task Force in writing to be incorporated in the plan.

    Task force will redistribute proposed plan for the September 14, 2011 meeting.

    Motion to table approval of the report was made:

    To Table, Member Dan Strick
    Motion: To second, Member David Dailey

    Jeremy Bliss announced the motion to table was unanimously approved

    Corrie Smith introduced our new Deputy Director Sharla Roberts who was in attendance in Chicago.

  5. Review of and Vote on Proposed Contracts
    (see attachment for list of contracts)
    Brynn Henderson read aloud four contracts for approval

    Motion to approve the contracts:

    Motion: To approve Member Gloede
    Motion: To second Member Strick

    Jeremy Bliss announced that all contracts were voted on and approved.

  6. Future Meeting Dates

    September 14, 2011 Potential vote to approve "5 year plan"
    November 16, 2011 regular quarterly meeting

  7. Adjournment

    Called for motion to adjourn

    Motion: To adjourn was made by Member Gloede
    Motion: To Second by Member Strick