December 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes

  1. Call to Order

    Chairman Rutter called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM.

  2. Roll Call

    Brynn Henderson conducted roll call.

    The following members were present: (see attached sign-in sheet)

    • Tracy Rutter, Stratton Springfield
      Richard W. Gloede, Stratton Springfield
      George Indelli, JRTC Chicago
      Dan Strick, JRTC Chicago
      Chris Dickey, Stratton Springfield
      Skylar Tierney, Stratton Springfield

    Chairman Rutter announced that there was a quorum present.

  3. Approval of the September 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes

    Chairman Rutter confirmed the members had reviewed the September 19, 2016 Minutes and there were no proposed changes.

    Chairman Rutter called for a motion to approve the Minutes.

    Motion to Approve: Member Dickey
    Second: Member Tierney
    Tally of Votes: Members unanimously approved the Minutes.

  4. Review of and Vote on Proposed Contracts

    Chairman Rutter asked the Committee if everyone had a chance to review the list of contracts and request letters that are to be voted on today.

    The Committee stated that they did.

    Corrie Smith read aloud the contracts for vote. (see attached vote sheet).

    Chairman Rutter asked if there were any other questions from the committee or a member of the public regarding any contract. Member asked why the Bakery mixes was only three months. Chairman Rutter explained that it has to do with the budget and it is also up to the Agency. Chairman Rutter called for a motion to approve the list of contracts read aloud by Corrie Smith. All contracts were approved as read by Corrie Smith.

    Motion to Approve: Member Tierney
    Second: Member Dickey
    Tally of Votes: The contracts were approved

    Chairman Rutter announced that the contracts voted on today represented 54 Client jobs and a total of $2,065,396.51 in contracting.

  5. New Business

    Chairman Rutter asked members if the new State Use Contract Request Letter were more helpful. Member Strick replied that it looked good and thorough. Chairman Rutter stated that the FY 16 dollar amount increased from 55 million to 61 million. Chairman Rutter announced that Corrie Smith and Brynn Henderson are retiring at the end of December and that she will rely on the Committee members; she also stated that she is very passionate about the State Use Program. Member Gloede stated that losing Brynn and Corrie is a big loss. Member Dickey stated that this program has helped many people with disabilities; she has worked with Brynn since 1994. Member Strick stated that Corrie and Brynn have been great advocates for State Use.

  6. Public / Vendor Comments

    Chairman Rutter called for Public and Vendor Comments. There were none.

  7. Future Meeting Dates

    Next meeting is scheduled for February 22, 2017 at 1 P.M.

  8. Adjournment

    Chairman Rutter called for motion to adjourn.

    Motion to Approve: Member Dickey
    Second: Member Gloede
    Tally of Votes: Members unanimously approved the motion to adjourn.

    Chairman Rutter announced the motion to adjourn was approved and adjourned the meeting at 1:20 P.M.