Madison City Disability Advocacy Board
Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Date: January 15, 2014 Time:
Location: City Hall, Conference Room 130 Presiding: Claudia Rice, Vice-Chairperson Recorder:
Board Members Present: Claudia Rice, Don Gardner, Joni Haas, Cynthia
Allison, Gerald Clark, Tracy Butterfield, Kathy Burris, Jamie Hill, Paula
Board Members Absent: Keith Bedsole
Guests Present: none
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. New Board
member Paula Cushman was welcomed.
Announcements: New quarterly dates for the Making Waves were
announced, Feb 15, May 17, August 16, November 15. The swim times are from 5-7 at the Madison
MCDAB will join with the Madison City Schools for the
Parent Connections meeting on February 4.
Public Comments: None
of Minutes: Claudia Rice noted a quorum was present
from the regular November 2013 meeting. Claudia
made the motion that the minutes be approved as sent and corrected. Don Gardner seconded. All board members present approved
the motion; no opposition; two abstention. Motion
Treasurer Report: Don Gardner provided a copy of the Treasurer
report to all board members present. He
reported a balance of $14,971.56. The
only change from the November 12 meeting is the additional contributions for
Accessibility: Kathy Burris attended the latest Recreation
Advisory Board Meeting that provided a presentation on the recreation plans for
all of Madison. Accessibility was not
specifically addressed but Kathy was assured it was part of the plan.
Day Services and Housing: Cynthia Allison reported on EPIC. The committee met with an attorney to look at
the necessary paperwork and discuss requirements for setting up incorporation
and obtaining non-profit status. The
Committee will be having a wrap up meeting to conclude the day services and
Butterfield reported on the mats that were requested for the YMCA swim
restrooms. Tracy has tried to find
someone to monogram-stamp the three mats but has been unsuccessful. Issues also remain how to mount them on the
wall, out of the way, and how they will be cleaned before each use. Claudia Rice proposed MCDAB buy appropriate
mats, meet with the YMCA to discuss the mat usage and how we can put our logo on
them and mount them to the wall. Tracy
and Jamie Hill will meet with Mr. Freeman at the YMCA to discuss options and
report next month.
Rice initiated the discussion about the agreement with the City of Madison that
provides the 2014 appropriation. The
membership brainstormed for a list of the goals we want to accomplish in
2014. The Board proposed to do the
Easter Egg Hunt, the Fishing Rodeo and participate in the Madison Street
Festival again this year. New ideas were
presented for other goals for 2014 and Claudia will bring a completed list
of the ideas to the February meeting.
Claudia will also check into the status of Miracle League sports in the
Rice stated that seven of the nine seats on the MCDAB board will be expiring in
May. After some discussion on staggering
the filling of these seats the decision was made that MCDAB will propose a new
schedule for the seat expiration and amend the bylaws. At that time Gerald Clark will contact the
city attorney to get the new schedule approved.
Adjourned: Claudia Rice made a motion to
adjourn the meeting.
meeting is February 11, 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).