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.
- Call to Order
Jeremy Bliss, State Use Manager, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M.
- 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
- 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.
- 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:
Motion: 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.
- 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.
- Future Meeting Dates
September 14, 2011 Potential vote to approve "5 year plan"
November 16, 2011 regular quarterly meeting
Called for motion to adjourn
Motion: To adjourn was made by Member Gloede
Motion: To Second by Member Strick