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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Services for the Blind

State Rehabilitation Council Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2012

Present in the Conference Room:  Cynthia Speight, John Marens, Gary Ray, Brenda Savage, Joann Wood, David Arthur, Julie Kagy, Clay Pope, and Carla Parker

Connected by Conference Call:  Beth Butler, Eddie Weaver, Verdina Simms, Richard Oliver, Tony Ferrita, and Tim Jones

Call to Order of the State Rehabilitation Council Meeting, Chair Beth Butler opened the State Rehabilitation Council meeting.

Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Richard Oliver, seconded by Dorothy Frye, and carried to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2012, meeting.

Committee Reports:

Policy and Procedures Committee—Clay Pope
Clay Pope, Chief of Business Enterprises, discussed a change in policy in the BE Program.  The Elected Committee of Vendors passed a motion asking that a fee of $25 be charged to operator who fails to get their monthly set-aside in by the required date, which is the 15th of each month. The Division concurred and needs approval by the Commission. This was done to satisfy one of the recommendations from the program audit and will be effective July 1, 2012.

A motion was made to approve the BE change in the set-aside policy by John Marens, seconded by Richard Oliver, and carried.

State Plan Committee—David Arthur
David Arthur emailed the State Plan’s evaluation of goals and objectives to each member for their review prior to today’s meeting.

The State Plan is a plan that DSB must submit to the Rehabilitation Services Administration each year.  RSA is the federal agency that oversees Vocational Rehabilitation Programs for the States.  They fund approximately 77% of our program. 

Mr. Arthur discussed with the members each goal and objective. 

Consumer Information—Julie Kagy
No Report

Old Business

New Business

Eddie Weaver thanked Beth Butler for serving as our Chair during the past four years and doing a great job.


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