CTCDD: CTCDD Meeting 9-27-17

CTCDD Meeting 9-27-17


CT COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

DRAFT MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

September 27, 2017

 

The meeting was called to order at 1:15

 

The purpose of the Special Meeting was to discuss and adopt a budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

 

Shelagh McClure, Chair, took attendance at the beginning of the meeting for purposes of determining whether a quorum was present. The following voting members were present: Shelagh McClure (Chair), Chris Blake (Vice Chair), Kevin Daly, James Hexter, Joyce Lewis, and Brenda Stenglein. Present via phone were voting members April Burke, Ann Gionet, Alicia Kucharczyk, Megan OíNeill, Patricia Richardson, Jim Rosen and Robin Wood. Non-voting members present in person or by phone were Gretchen Knauff, Ellyn Little, Linda Rammler, and Danielle Webber.

 

A motion was made by Joyce Lewis to approve the agenda; it was seconded by April Burke. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Kevin Daly made a motion for the Council to adopt the budget as reflected in the draft circulated to the Council on September 21. The motion was seconded by Brenda Stenglein. Director Walt Glomb led a discussion of the 6 tables within the draft budget, explaining the process by which he made the recommendations contained in the document. The budget reflects the Councilís current financial position, and estimates of income and expenditures for the coming year. Walt emphasized that he was conservative in his approach, leaving sufficient dollars in a reserve account for unforeseen expenses.

 

In the area of income there was a discussion of the contribution that will be received from the UCEDD through Memoranda of Understanding. It was learned that $20,000 only, for Customized Employment, would be received from the UCEDD, requiring the Income line to be adjusted downward by $20,000.

 

In the area of unexpended carryover from last year, Walt explained that he is having ongoing discussions with the DDS fiscal office to determine the correct dollar amount for this line. Until that is resolved, he is using the lowest dollar amount of $234,000 (and not other estimates of a higher unexpended carryover) in order to be prudent. He will report back to the Council when the matter has been finally resolved.

 

In the matter of Office Expenses, most items were based on last yearís budget, but items that were noted as new included

  • website maintenance, in order to improve the look and functionality of the Councilís website, 
  • advertising and marketing, to spread the word about the good work the Council is doing

     

    The Project line items were matched to goals and objectives in the Councilís 5-year plan. The amounts are intended to carry out the proposed use, based on Council discussion, or are amounts requested in proposals submitted and reviewed by the Proposal Review Committee. It was clarified that the amount on line 3.2 Livable Communities includes the commitment to DDS/Communities of Practice.

     

    Joyce Lewis moved to amend the budget as follows:

In table 1:

adjust line 1 Income and Available Funds from $997,000 to $977,000

adjust line 5 Management Reserve from $50,000 to $30,000

adjust line 6 Total Expenditures from $996,000 to $976,000

 

In table 2:

In line 3 delete the reference to OPA and replace with DRCT (Disability Rights Connecticut)

adjust line 3 DRCT and UCEDD MOUís from $60,000 to $40,000

adjust line 4 Total from $997,000 to $977,000

 

In table 6:

Correct typo in 1.4 Building a Great Life    Support for Second    Conference

 

The motion was seconded by Chris Blake and the amendment passed unanimously, with the following members voting: Shelagh McClure, Chris Blake, Kevin Daly, James Hexter, Joyce Lewis, Brenda Stenglein. April Burke, Ann Gionet, Alicia Kucharczyk, Megan OíNeill, Patricia Richardson and Robin Wood.

 

As amended the budget was as follows:

 

Table 1. Budget summary

 

 

Table 2. Income and available funds

 

 

Table 4. Staff Compensation and Travel

 

 

Table 5. Office Expenses

 


 

Table 6. Projects to achieve Council Objectives

 

 

 

The Council then voted on the budget as amended and the budget was adopted unanimously, with the following Council members voting: Shelagh McClure, Chris Blake, Kevin Daly, James Hexter, Joyce Lewis, Brenda Stenglein. April Burke, Ann Gionet, Alicia Kucharczyk, Megan OíNeill, Patricia Richardson and Robin Wood.

 

James Hexter moved to adjourn the meeting and Brenda Stenglein seconded. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 2:30.

 



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