May 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes

  1. Call to Order

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

  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, Chicago
    Dan Strick: JRTC Chicago
    Skylar Tierney, Springfield

    Chairman Rutter announced that there was a quorum present.

  3. Approval of the April 27, 2016 Meeting Minutes

    Chairman Rutter confirmed the members had reviewed the Minutes and that there were no proposed corrections.

    Chairman Rutter called for a motion to approve the Minutes.

    Motion to Approve: Member Gloede
    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).

    After the reading of each contract, Chairman Rutter asked if there were any questions from a committee member or a member of the public regarding any contract. After voting on each contract individually, Chairman Rutter called for a motion to approve the list of contracts read aloud by Corrie Smith.

    Motion to Approve: Member Gloede
    Second: Member Strick
    Tally of Votes: The contracts were approved

    Chairman Rutter announced that the contracts voted on represents 154 job opportunities and $5,858,277.92.

  5. New Business

    Chairman Rutter introduced Tania Morawiec with the Department of Human Services. Ms. Morawiec was an observer to the meeting as Mr. Khari Hunt was unable to attend and will be stepping down from the Committee.

    Corrie Smith introduced Rich Cupuro from Thresholds Workshop in Chicago. Rich told the Committee that Thresholds is forced to give up their State Use contracts since the State of Illinois has not paid them in a year. They cannot continue to service these contracts under the present conditions. This act will put about 45 clients out of work.

  6. Public/ Vendor Comments

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

  7. Future Meeting Dates

    Chairman Rutter announced that the next scheduled meeting date is May 18th 2016, but we may need a meeting in June.

  8. Adjournment

    Chairman Rutter called for motion to adjourn.

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

    Chairman Rutter announced the motion to adjourn was approved and adjourned the meeting at 1:26 P.M.

    Future meeting dates: June 15, 2016