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Health and Human Services

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DATE: JANUARY 12, 2006

ORIGINAL TO BE FILED WITH SAWYER COUNTY CLERK, KRIS MAYBERRY

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF SAWYER COUNTY

COMMITTEE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES     

DATE: JANUARY 12, 2006

PLACE:  SAWYER COUNTY COURT HOUSE                       

CALLED TO ORDER: 5:30 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  

SHIRLEY SUHSEN; ARLENE MIZERKA; SIS HALE; GLADYS RUEGGER; CAROL PEARSON; BRUCE MILLER; BILL VOIGHT; PAT ADERMAN; GERI FITCH; DEB BUTLER, ARRIVED AT 5:35.

 

STAFF MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

PETE SANDERS; PATTY DUJARDIN; AMY NIGBOR; CAROL LARSON; PAT HARRINGTON;  PAT ACHESON.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR SHIRLEY SUHSEN, NOTING, FOR THE RECORD, THAT JOHN MCKICHAN, RON KINSLEY AND KATHY MCCOY WERE NOT IN ATTENDANCE.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SIS HALE SECONDED BY CAROL PEARSON, APPROVING THE AGENDA WITH THE ADDITION UNDER NEW BUSINESS E, TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER SECONDED BY CAROL PEARSON APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 12TH MEETING AS PRESENTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

LCO LIAISON: DEB BUTLER REPORTED THAT THE RURAL DOMESTIC ABUSE GRANT HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED.  CCR MEETINGS ARE BEING CONDUCTED REGULARLY.  THE NEW TRIBAL OFFICE BUILDING HAS NOT BEEN MOVED INTO YET.

 

VOUCHERS:

COPIES OF DECEMBER 2005 AND JANUARY 2006 VOUCHERS WERE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL AS WELL AS ALL BILLS PAID SINCE THE LAST BOARD MEETING. A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLADYS RUEGGER, SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER, TO APPROVE THE VOUCHERS AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

OLD BUSINESS:   

W-2:

THE W-2 PROGRAM WAS REVIEWED EXPLAINING THAT 3 CASH PAYMENTS IN SAWYER AND 1 WASHBURN COUNTY PAYMENT WAS MADE TO CLIENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

 

THE DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING IT’S CIVIL RIGHTS PLAN FOR THE NEW W-2 CONTRACT.  

REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE NOVEMBER W-2 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 2005 WAS SHARED WITH THE BOARD. A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PATIENT CENSUS WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, PAT ADERMAN SECONDED;  MOTION CARRIED. 

 

LONG TERM CARE SOCIAL WORKER:

AMY NIGBOR INFORMED THE BOARD THAT 4 APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN RECEIVED TO DATE ON THE PART TIME SOCIAL WORKER POSITION.  THE FINAL DATE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED IS THE 13TH.  AMY WILL CONTACT THE BOARD CHAIR WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR INTERVIEWS.

 

2006 BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGES:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARLENE MIZERKA, SECONDED BY PAT ADERMAN TO CHANGE THE DATE AND TIMES OF THE FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL 2006 BOARD MEETINGS TO THE FOLLOWING: FEBRUARY FROM THE 10TH TO THE 9TH AT 5:30; MARCH FROM THE 10TH TO THE 9TH AT 5:30; APRIL REMAINS ON THE 12TH BUT CHANGES FROM 8:30 TO 5:30 P.M.;   MOTION CARRIED.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

FOOD SHELF DONATIONS AND MATCH:

THE BOARD WAS INFORMED THAT THE AGENCY RECEIVED A FOOD SHELF DONATION FROM WALMART IN THE AMOUNT OF $800.00.  THE DIRECTOR RECOMMENDED MATCHING THE DONATION AND SPLITTING THE DONATION EVENLY AMONG THE 3 AREA FOOD SHELVES.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARLENE MIZERKA, SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER TO MATCH THE WALMART DONATION AND SPLIT THE $1,600.00 AMONG THE 3 AREA FOOD SHELVES; AFTER DISCUSSION, MOTION CARRIED.

 

NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:

THE DIRECTOR GAVE AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENTAILS AND THE POSSIBLE FUNDING COMING UP FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.  HE EXPLAINED THAT THE STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE BEING REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE TRAINING COURSE TO FAMILIARIZE EACH STAFF PERSON WITH NIMS AND THE COMMAND SYSTEM.  A DVD HIGHLIGHTING THE FORMULATION OF NIMS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WAS VIEWED.  DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS WERE ALSO REVIEWED.  THE AGENCY IS LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF PURCHASING A MESSAGE ONE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND IS EXPLORING THE VARIOUS USES OF THE SYSTEM IN DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE COUNTY.

 

REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

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

HUMAN SERVICES WERE REVIEWED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER,

SECONDED BY CAROL PEARSON TO ACCEPT THE REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT AS

PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL:

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2006 WAS

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

 

TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE:

IT WAS EXPLAINED THAT THE STATE IS LOOKING AT THE PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSPORTATION TO BE REGIONALISED, AND IS ASKING EACH AGENCY IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO RETAIN THE PROGRAM, OR TO SIGN OFF ON THE OPERATION SO THAT THE STATE CAN PUT OUT AND RFP.  AFTER DISCUSSION, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE AGENCY RETAIN THE OPERATION OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM.

 

THE BOARD WAS INFORMED THAT ALL OF THE AGENCY’S STAFF WILL BE ATTENDING BAFA BAFA CULTURAL DIVERSITY TRAINING AND ENCOURAGED THE BOARD TO ATTEND ANY OF THE THREE SESSIONS IF THEY WERE AVAILABLE.

 

BRUCE MILLER MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN, SIS HALE SECONDED; MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:55 P.M.