November 2013 Minutes
Madison City Disability Advocacy Board
Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Date: November 12, 2013 Time:
Location: City Hall, Conference Room 130 Presiding: Keith Bedsole, Chairperson
Recorder: Joni Haas
Board Members Present: Claudia Rice, Don Gardner, Joni Haas, Cynthia
Allison, Gerald Clark, Jamie Hill, Kathy Burris, Keith Bedsole
Board Members Absent: Tracy Butterfield
Guests Present: none
to Order: The
Chairperson, Keith Bedsole, called the meeting to order and noted that a quorum
was present. It was noted that
sufficient prior notice of the meeting was given, in accordance with the
Alabama Open Meetings Act.
Public Comments: None
of Minutes: It was noted that a quorum was present
from the regular September and October 2013 meetings. Claudia made the motion that the September
2013 minutes, previously distributed to the board, be approved. Don Gardner seconded. Don Gardner motioned that the October 2013 minutes
be approved with noted changes. All
board members present approved both motions; no opposition; one abstention.
Treasurer Report: Don Gardner provided a copy of the Treasurer
report to all board members present. He
reported a balance of $12,399.80. The
only change from the October 8, 2013 meeting is the expenditures of $140.93
miscellaneous expenses and $32 proceeds from the Street Festival. Claudia Rice presented a receipt for pizzas
for the volunteers working on the Garage Sale for EPIC. The total $64.90 was proposed to come out of
the Day Services and Housing budget. Kathy Burris motioned that the receipt be paid
and Keith Bedsole seconded; board members approved the motion, no opposition;
one abstention. Motion carried.
Annual Agreement with City of Madison for
annual agreement with the City of Madison for appropriation request for 2014
was received. Claudia provided the MCDAB
plan submitted last year for 2013 and provided an initial list of our 2013
accomplishments. After brainstorming for
2014 plan, several goals were identified but it was decided everyone will bring
ideas back to the next meeting as well as any additions to the accomplishments
Day Services and Housing: The garage sale was very successful. Many volunteers provided setup, sales and
cleanup. $2143.66 was raised and will be
earmarked in the MCDAB budget until the funds will be transferred to EPIC
Inc. Gerald Clark will take the issue
of EPIC Inc. spinning off from MCDAB to the next City Council working session. The EPIC Inc. name has been registered with
the state and the website domain name has been secured. Jamie Hill motioned to repay Kathy Burris for
the fees ($82) to renew the EPIC Inc. name with the state. Don Gardner seconded, board members approved
the motion, no opposition; one abstention.
Recreation Advisory Board: None
Scholarship Proposal: Don Gardner distributed an example
of the USSRC application which will be tailored to meet our requirements. Jamie Hill recommended that once we have the
application vetted through the USSRC it is submitted to Madison School System
for their concurrence and distribution. Discussion
on how to make sure the desired audience is reached. Review of the current USSRC application
brought questions about how the patch design and science project requirements
would fit into our application. Kathy
Burris will contact the USSRC to understand these requirements purpose in their
application to determine if we need to include those items in our application.
New Business: Decision
made for replacement for No. 9 seat on the board - a person
associated with a business affiliated with disability services. Board recommendation
of Paula Cushman will be forwarded to the City Council for appointment.
December meeting: Decision made to not hold a
Adjourned: Claudia Rice motioned to
adjourn, Jamie Hill seconded.
meeting is January 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, Conference Room 130.
Note: Underlined text indicates an action to be
taken by a board member (s).