April 2014 Minutes
Madison City Disability Advocacy Board
Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Date: April 8, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm
Location: City Hall, Conference Room 130 Presiding: Claudia Rice, Vice-Chairperson Recorder:
Board Members Present: Claudia Rice, Don Gardner, Joni Haas, Cynthia
Allison, Tracy Butterfield, Kathy Burris
Board Members Absent: Keith Bedsole, Jamie Hill, Gerald Clark,
Guests Present: Willard Brooks.
to Order: The
Vice-Chairperson, Claudia Rice, 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.
Announcements: Kathy Burris announced that there have been no applications for the scholarship offered
to the USSRC. Unclear on how the information was
disseminated to the schools and if there has been any feedback on difficulty in
filling out the application the Board discussed sending cover letter to all
students and put the application on our website. Motion was made to spend $100 out of the
administrative budget on copies of cover letter for distribution and extend
deadline to May 30, 2014. Tracy
Butterfield made the motion and Kathy Burris seconded. All board members present approved the
motion, no opposition, motion carried. Kathy
Burris will prepare the cover letter and get the copies.
Easter Egg Hunt
is set for April 18 at 6:00 at Palmer Park.
Board members planning to help will be there at 5:30 to set up.
Friends for Adults with disabilities at Trinity Baptist Church is scheduled
for May 2.
The next Making
Waves swim is May 17 at the Madison YMCA from 5 to 7.
Public Comments: none
Approval of Minutes:
Claudia Rice noted a quorum was not present from the regular March 2014 meeting
so approval of the minutes will have to wait until the May meeting.
Treasurer?s Report: Don Gardner provided a copy of the Treasurer?s
report to all board members present. He
reported a balance of $14,971.56. Of this balance, $2,718.66 is earmarked
as EPIC funds. There is no change from the previous month.
Accessibility: Don Gardner reported that there has been up
to 7000 hits on the ?Think Before you Park? video on YouTube. The Westin Hotel is also using it in their
new employee orientation.
Day Services and Housing: EPIC Board met again to finalize their
application for non-profit status, waiting to get lawyer appointment and paperwork
Recreation Advisory Board: none
New Business: Claudia Rice initiated discussion
on possible expenditures for 2014. She would
like to invite Jo Poates , 310 Board Chairman to
attend a June or July board meeting to talk about what the 310 Board does and
answer questions. This will be just one
of the possible recipients of a MCDAB contribution,
others will be brought forward by board members for discussion.
Fishing Rodeo: Joni Haas
will contact Gail Milam at Dublin Park to solidify the
particulars on date and time.
Kathy Burris will call a Boy Scout contact to ask if they would be
interested in helping out and possibly build another wooden structure near the waters edge.
Reminder to get smaller hooks this year.
Next meeting is May 13, 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).