Call to Order: The quarterly meeting of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois was called to order by Chair Sherwin at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2009. Sherwin welcomed members and guests present. Introductions were made.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the May 7 meeting were distributed for review and approval.
MOTION: Thompson motioned to approve the minutes as amended. Gunther seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Chair Report / Stimulus Funds Discussion: Chair Sherwin and Ken Williams discussed the recommendations made to RSA by the ad-hoc committee regarding the distribution of stimulus funds. A proposal of our recommendations for distribution of funds to the Centers for Independent Living have been submitted to RSA but as of this meeting RSA is still asking us for more information and clarifications to our proposed plan. The stimulus money is to be distributed by December 31, 2009. At this time, the Council needs to approve the proposal that was submitted to RSA.
MOTION: Dailey motioned to approve the proposed amendments to RSA. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Executive Director Report: Broeker distributed written reports of his activities for June and July. Most of the last couple of months has been consumed by meetings and discussions surrounding the stimulus funds, however, Broeker also discussed his involvement in the Youth with Disabilities Leadership Summit and the local ADA Celebration.
Treasurer’s Report: Kear distributed financial reports for January through June, 2009. The Council reviewed the June report being that is the last month of fiscal year 2009. All grant funds were expended. Kear reported that the Operations Committee will review using a modified accrual systems each month verses only the last month of the fiscal year accrual.
MOTION: The Operations Committee recommends acceptance of the January through June financial reports. Pritchard seconded the Operations Committee recommendation. Motion carried.
Planning & Programs Committee Report: Karner gave an update on the goals and objectives of the Committee.
MOTION: The Planning & Programs committee would like to ask for a motion to accept the goals and objectives as stated. Seconded by Kear. Motion carried.
Operations Committee Report: Kear gave an update on the goals and objectives of the Committee.
MOTION: The Operations Committee would like to ask for a motion to accept the goals and objectives as stated. Seconded by Thompson. Motion carried.
Outreach Committee Report: Sherwin reported there is no report from the Outreach Committee at this time as there has been no one chairing this committee for quite some time. As Council Chairperson she would like to appoint Ruth Thompson as the Outreach Committee Chairperson.
MOTION: Gunther motioned to go into closed session. Heavens seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Council went into closed session at this time.
Council reconvened from closed session.
MOTION: Gunther motioned that the Operations Committee review a temporary assignment pay if necessary for the financial manager during this time for her added responsibilities. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Chair Sherwin asked for a motioned to adjourn the meeting of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois. Gunther made the motion. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned.
Next Meeting: The next quarterly meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009.
Ruth Thompson, Secretary Date Approved