State Use Meeting Minutes - March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012 Minutes

 March 21, 2012 Minutes (PDF, 74 KB)

  1. Call to Order
    Jeremy Bliss welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
  2. Roll Call
    Present at the meeting were the following members:
    ( see attached)

    Sharla Roberts
    Richard W. Gloede
    Christine M. Dickey
    Daniel A. Strick
    Audrey McCrimonck
    David Dailey

  3. Approval of the Minutes of the January 25, 2012 Meeting
    Jeremy Bliss, State Use Manager stated there was a quorum present. He called for a motion to approve the Minutes from the January 25th meeting

    Motion to Approve: Member Strick
    Motion to second: Member Dailey
    Jeremy Bliss announced that the minutes were approved as written.

  4. Review of and Vote on Proposed Contracts ( see attachment for list of contracts)

    All contracts for vote were read aloud by Brynn Henderson.

    Jeremy Bliss asked the Committee if there were any questions regarding any contract being voted on. Audrey McCrimon had two questions: What are the cumulative totals of non disabled and disabled people working on the contracts and also how much is spent on clients from the contracts. Jeremy Bliss stated that we will consider tracking the number of non disabled and disabled people working on the contracts by tracking it on the quarter reports. Audrey McCrimon also asked what the workshops does with the money they receive from the contracts; do they use it on minimum wage, consumers, supplies, she would like a breakdown on how the money is spent.

    Dick Goede is not in favor of that; he does not think it is a good idea to make that public information. Sharla Roberts asked how are we going to measure the success of the 5 year plan.

    Jeremy Bliss stated that we would do benchmarks and use a matrix after we collect enough information; the information would come outside of the quarter reports. Sharla Roberts asked if it is possible to have some information at the next meeting to see what we have done so far in the 5 year plan.

    Jan Morrow stated that we would have to collect enough information and also change the Quarterly Report to reflect the ratio of disabled people to non disabled people working in FY13.

    Sharla Roberts made mention that the City of Chicago is hosting ACCESS Chicago for People with Disabilities on July 29th at Navy Pier, Business Enterprise Program and State Use will be attending and will have a table or booth setup.

    Jeremy Bliss, State Use Manager asked for a motion to approve the proposed contract.

    Motion to approve: Member Strick
    Motion to second: Member Dailey

    Audrey McCrimon voted No to the vote sheet.

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

  5. Future Meeting Dates

    April 21, 2012 at 1 p.m.

  6. Adjournment
    Jeremy Bliss called for motion to adjourn

    Motion to adjourn: Member Dickey
    Motion to Second: Member Massie

    Jeremy Bliss announced the motion to adjourn was unanimously approved and adjourned the Meeting at 1:29 p.m.