CT Council on
April 1, 2016
Gionet, Jim Rosen, John Curtin, Gerri
Hanna, Megan O’Neill
1. Call to Order: Upon establishment of a quorum, the
meeting was called to order.
2. The Kennedy Center proposal for On Demand
transportation. The committee
discussed the proposal. They felt that
the plan for a fixed route bus system did not meet the expectation of the
Council for an on demand transportation system.
It was the Council’s expectation that this proposal would include an
Uber based platform, volunteer drivers and a system that could offer
transportation without fixed routes, at times and to/from locations requested
by people with disabilities. Additional
concerns focused on the 18% administrative costs in the budget, the positions being
funded and the inequitable pay rate for people with disabilities hired under
VOTE: Jim Rosen moved that the committee not
recommend funding this proposal. Megan
O’Neill seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
steps in funding an on demand transportation system. The committee discussed funding an
organization that could explore/develop the Uber platform. They also discussed contacting Uber directly,. Additional ideas included contacting the
ADRC’s, other community and faith based organizations to pilot this. Ultimately the committee decided to bring
this discussion to the full council for recommendations and a budget revision,
since the $100,000 allocated to this project will not be expended.
rate. The committee discussed the range
of indirect rates and seemed to favor something in the 8% to 10% range,
consistent with federal guidelines. They
will review some concrete examples of
indirect rates as well as a summary of what is included in an indirect rate. The committee will meet again in late April to
review the rates, discuss the small grants and begin revising the grant review
meeting adjourned at 11:00 AM.