Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Health and Human Services

Last Updated 8/12/2008 1:55:10 PM


 

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DATE: JULY 11, 2008

ORIGINAL TO BE FILED WITH SAWYER COUNTY CLERK, KRIS MAYBERRY

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF SAWYER COUNTY

COMMITTEE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES      DATE:  JULY 11, 2008

PLACE:  SAWYER COUNTY COURT HOUSE                        CALLED TO ORDER: 7:30 A.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  

KATHY MCCOY; SHIRLEY SUHSEN; ARLENE MIZERKA; SIS HALE; WARREN JOHNSON; GLADYS RUEGGER; KEN MAKI; CAROL PEARSON; BRUCE MILLER; DALE SCHLEETER.

 

STAFF MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

PETE SANDERS; PATTY DUJARDIN; DEB CHRISTIANS; JILL DANTZMAN; AMY NIGBOR; CAROL LARSON.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR KATHY MCCOY NOTING, FOR THE RECORD, THAT RON KINSLEY, DEB BUTLER AND GERI FITCH WERE NOT IN ATTENDANCE.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY CAROL PEARSON, APPROVING THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN SECONDED BY ARLENE MIZERKA APPROVING THE  MINUTES OF THE JUNE 12TH REGULAR MEETING AS PRESENTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:   

LCO LIAISON: NO REPORT WAS RECEIVED.

 

VOUCHERS:

COPIES OF JUNE VOUCHERS WERE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL AS WELL AS ALL BILLS PAID SINCE THE LAST BOARD MEETING. A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, TO APPROVE THE VOUCHERS AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

OLD BUSINESS:   

W-2:

THE DIRECTOR REPORTED THAT WE WILL BE RELOCATING OUR W-2 PERSONNEL FROM THE JOB CENTERS BACK TO THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE OFFICE THE END OF JULY.  THE HAYWARD AND WASHBURN COUNTY JOB CENTERS WILL BE CLOSING IN AUGUST.  SUPERIOR WILL BE THE ONLY JOB CENTER LEFT IN THE NORTHERN REGION.  VIRTUAL JOB CENTERS ARE TO BE LOCATED IN EACH COMMUNITY FOR ACCESS TO THE JOB NET. 

 

TRANSPORTATION FOR WASHBURN COUNTY CLIENTS TO BE SEEN AT THE HAYWARD OFFICE WILL BE PROVIDED BY NAMEKAGON TRANSIT.  WITH THE RELOCATION OF STAFF, WORK LOADS OF THE ECONOMIC SUPPORT UNIT WILL BE REVIEWED AND REDISTRIBUTED.

 


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REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE MAY REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT WAS REVIEWED.  A

MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, CAROL PEARSON SECONDED, ACCEPTING THE

REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT AS SUBMITTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

HOME HEALTH PATIENT CENSUS AND UPDATE:

A COPY OF A GRAPH SHOWING HOME HEALTH PATIENT NEW ADMISSIONS, DISCHARGES

AND OVERALL CASELOAD FOR 2008 WAS SHARED WITH THE BOARD. A MOTION TO

ACCEPT THE PATIENT CENSUS WAS MADE BY CAROL PEARSON, GLADYS RUEGGER SECONDED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

JILL DANTZMAN UPDATED THE BOARD STATING THAT THERE ARE NO WAITING LISTS FOR HOME CARE CLIENTS, BUT THERE IS A LONGER DELAY IN GETTING ON THE PROGRAM.  THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO WE CARE CLIENTS.

 

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES UPDATE:

THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT IS IN THE REMODELING PROCESS; RENOVATIONS ARE STILL PROJECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER.

 

THE DIRECTOR IS WORKING ON POLICIES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL SERVICES PROGRAM AS WELL AS MEETING WITH NORTHLAND COUNSELING SERVICES ON THE STAFFING NEEDS.

 

SAWYER COUNTY/LCO TRANSIT UPDATE:

NEW DISPATCH SOFTWARE HAS BEEN INSTALLED AT THE TRANSIT OFFICE AND THE  INSTALLATION OF MAPPING HARDWARE IN THE VEHICLES IS FINISHING UP.

 

THE ISSUE OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TRANSIT BUILDING NEXT TO THE HIGHWAY SHOP AND THE STATE TRUST FUND LOAN PROGRAM APPROVAL WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE COUNTY BOARD THIS MONTH.

 

THE TRANSIT REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT WAS REVIEWED.

 

MOTOR POOL USAGE:

A COPY OF THE EXPENSES AND USAGE OF THE COUNTY MOTOR POOL WAS REVIEWED.

 

CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING:

THE ANNUAL CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR COMMUNITY INPUT ON THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 2009 BUDGET IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 30TH AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE LARGE COURTROOM OF THE SAWYER COUNTY COURT HOUSE.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

FAMILY LEAVE REQUEST:

TWO FAMILY LEAVE REQUESTS WERE RECEIVED: ONE FROM A CHILD WELFARE SOCIAL WORKER AND ONE FROM A MEMBER OF THE CLERICAL UNIT.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SIS HALE TO APPROVE THE FAMILY LEAVE REQUESTS AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

MEDICAL MILEAGE PROGRAM:

A COPY OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE HANDBOOK COVERING MEDICAL MILEAGE

 

 


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REIMBURSEMENT, THE CURRENT MEDICAL MILEAGE POLICY, AND REPORTS SHOWING MA TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURES AND MILEAGE WAS REVIEWED. 

 

THE ADMINISTRATION REIMBURSEMENT RATE AND CURRENT PRACTICE OF RETURNING THE TWO CENT PER MILE REIMBURSEMENT TO RELATIVE DRIVERS WAS DISCUSSED.

THE ISSUE WAS REQUESTED TO BE ON THE OCTOBER 2008 AGENDA FOR RE-REVIEW.

 

HOME HEALTH NURSE POSITION:

A COPY OF AN UPDATED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A HOME HEALTH NURSE WAS REVIEWED.  IT WAS REQUESTED THAT THE POSITION BE FILLED.  DIRECTOR SANDERS AND CAROL LARSON REVIEWED THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNION AND A PROPOSED SIDE LETTER OF AGREEMENT IMPACTING THE LONG TERM CARE STAFF TO HELP COVER THE SHORTAGE IN THE HOME HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN TO APPROVE THE FILLING OF THE HOME HEALTH NURSE POSITION AND THE UNION SIDE LETTER OF AGREEMENT AND TO FORWARD BOTH TO THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

LONG TERM CARE POLICY CHANGES:

AMY NIGBOR SPOKE ON THE NEEDED POLICY CHANGES IN THE LONG TERM CARE UNIT REGARDING THE INCREASED CASELOAD DUE TO COVERING THE SHORTAGE IN THE HOME HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  THE LONG TERM CARE PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING ON JULY 28TH TO APPROVE ANY CHANGES IN POLICY.

 

SPECIAL GRANT POSITION - STOP PROGRAM:

COPIES OF A REQUEST TO ADD A POSITION, AND A JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A SPECIAL GRANT CASE MANAGER FOR THE STOP PROGRAM WAS REVIEWED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY DALE SCHLEETER, SECONDED BY WARREN JOHNSON APPROVING THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND SPECIAL GRANT POSITION AND FORWARDING BOTH TO THE PERSONNEL AND FINANCE COMMITTEES; AFTER DISCUSSION, MOTION CARRIED.

 

2008 BUDGET MODIFICATION:

CHANGES WERE PRESENTED TO THE 2008 BUDGET REFLECTING INCREASED REVENUE FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSPORTATION, THE STRAP GRANT, AND COUNTY FUNDING OF THE COUNTY CAR POOL.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SIS HALE SECONDED APPROVING THE BUDGET MODIFICATIONS AND FORWARDING TO THE COUNTY BOARD; MOTION CARRIED.

 

REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE MAY REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENTS FOR HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES WERE REVIEWED. A MOTION WAS MADE BY SIS HALE, BRUCE MILLER SECONDED, TO APPROVE THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORTS AS PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL:

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 WAS

SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY GLADYS RUEGGER TO APPROVE THE OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 


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A MOTION TO ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 19.85(F) WIS. STATUTES, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING A COMPLAINT RECEIVED AGAINST A

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE OVER WHICH THE GOVERNMENTAL BODY HAS JURISDICTION OR EXERCISE RESPONSIBILITY WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN;  MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ENTERED CLOSED SESSION AT 9:20 A.M.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE TO RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY WARREN JOHNSON; MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING REENTERED OPEN SESSION AT 9:30 A.M.

 

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY WARREN JOHNSON; MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:30 A.M.