McHenry County Mental Health Board met September 25.
McHenry County Mental Health Board met Sept. 25.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
Board Members present: Mike Baber, Cathy Ferguson (at 6:24 p.m.), Lynn Kasicki, Sam Melei, Connee Meschini, Dawn Pruchniak, Sarah Wilson
Board Members absent: Lesli Melendy, Paula Yensen
Others present: Scott Block, Terry Braune, Jane Wacker, Pat Peterson
1. CALL TO ORDER - Connee Meschini called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll Call was taken.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT – none.
Cindy Sullivan, Options and Advocacy reported to the Board that they received a grant from the State
Board of Education serving children up to age 4. Also O&A has been combined with Region A which includes McHenry, Will, Ogle, Winnebago, Jo Daviess, Carroll County. NOFO awards will be announced in January. Scott noted that O&A will not be applying for this NOFO and there may be another service provider in the County to receive this. Options & Advocacy does have a DHS Child & Family Connections Grant and with the recently awarded $500,000 ISBE Early Intervention Grant, even though they are not an ISC subcontractor, the agency will still offer services including the MHB supported Autism Resources.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - FOR ACTION
Sarah Wilson motioned to approve the Minutes of the August 28, 2018 Regular Board Meeting. Seconded by Dawn Pruchniak. A VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN. All in favor. Motion carried.
A. President's Reports - C. Meschini
Connee directed Board members to the events listed in the Board’s packet including Turning Point’s Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil, Fall Diddley and People In Need Forum. She introduced Carleen Cardosi as Rosecrance McHenry County’s new leader.
B. Director's Report - S. Block
As Scott transitions to his new role as ACMHAI President this coming year, ACMHAI held a Strategic Planning meeting. Both Marvin Lindsey and Karen Brach of Meridian Managed Care were present. Scott has a follow up meeting with Meridian Health Care.
Scott provided his Director’s Report to the Board noting that he had attended a Faith Leadership Meeting with approximately 20 Faith Leaders from around the County and discussed MHB related services including QPR, and Mental Health First Aid. In follow up, Board member Pastor Sarah Wilson will be hosting a meeting at her church. He thanked her and other members of the faith community for providing a voice for these important topics.
Scott met with the CEO of Alexander Leigh Center for Autism (ALCA) to discuss ALCA’s strategic plan that includes developing a day program for individuals who have aged out of the school system. It is likely this program will be developed to start in FY20 and MHB funds may be sought. ALCA has met with Pioneer Center to discuss a transition of current programming from Pioneer Center to ALCA. All is still in the early planning stages.
Board Members Paula Yensen & Dawn Pruchniak are attending the Community Behavioral Health Association of Illinois (CBHA) conference on December 10th and 11th.
Possession Agreement amendments and FY19 Lease Agreements were sent to all current occupants and proposed tenants. All were asked to respond by October 31st.
The MHB water bill was inflated last month leading staff to believe there is a leak in the irrigation system. MHB Staff is working with the irrigation contractor and County Facilities to identify and fix the problem. As of today the system has been shut down completely.
Board member Cathy Ferguson chaired the September 19th 4 pm Ethics and Compliance meeting. The agenda included: Compliance Audit Updates, Compliance Audit Process Review, Data Validation System Demo and Provider Plan of Correction Review.
The Finance and Audit Committee met on September 18th.. The meeting agenda included Provider Independent Audit of Financial Statements Plan of Correction Review, Treasurer Report review and Capital Funding Requests from Clearbrook and the Substance Abuse Coalition.
The County Board’s MHB Debt Redemption Resolution has been drafted and is set for approval at the October 16th meeting. Scott will monitor progress.
Scott thanked Cindy Sullivan for all of her work within the DD System. O & A will not be applying for the State’s NOFO. The State released the NOFO to redesign the Independent Service Coordination (ISC) system. McHenry County falls into the “Northern Illinois” Region A. Options & Advocacy* will not submit an application but has talked to potential regional providers about subcontracting if the state allows. ISCs serve as the primary connection between individuals (and guardians) who are seeking or receiving developmental disability services and the Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Activities include outreach, eligibility determination, linkage to services, management of the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) database, case management (including ensuring informed choice, plan development and monitoring), and coordination of service delivery from other sources. These service coordination activities are critical contributions to a comprehensive system of high-quality services for individuals with developmental disabilities. ISC agencies are essential to providing accurate individual information for statewide planning, as well as collaborating with service providers to ensure individual's health, safety, welfare, well-being, and satisfaction with services funded by DDD. The NOFO closes November 12, 2018 and provider selections will take place in early FY19.
C. Finance and Audit Committee - S. Melei
Sam reported that the Finance and Audit Committee met on September 18th at 5 pm. The meeting agenda included Provider Independent Audit of Financial Statements Plan of Correction Review, Treasurer Report review and Capital Funding Requests from Clearbrook and the Substance Abuse Coalition.
D. Ethics and Compliance Committee- C. Ferguson
Cathy reported that the Ethics and Compliance Committee met on September 19 at 4pm. The Committee reviewed the new data collection and processing system and found it quite impressive. The Committee went over audit updates and are find it frustrating that some agencies have difficulty getting the required documentation for releases from clients. Most are performing well. Scott provided all with due dates at the Network Council meeting.
E. Network Council - C. Ferguson
Cathy reported that the Network Council met yesterday morning and the following topics were discussed
O&A was first to receive a grant from IL Board of Education.
There is still debate about ISC NOFO regions.
NISRA is opening a sensory center and invites other agencies to participate.
October is domestic violence month.
QMT meetings are working towards further training in compliance.
Intake Coordinators meeting has been providing presentations to gain knowledge of system.
CoC is working with The Chapel for a permanent shelter site.
Substance Abuse Coalition is considering transformation to a nonprofit organization.
F. Board Site Visit Report(s) – None.
5. CONSENT AGENDA - FOR ACTION
A. 201809-53 Treasurer's Reports for the Period Ending August 31, 2018
B. 201809-54 MHB Monthly Bills - $848,466.88
C. 201809-57 Final FY19 Budget
Mike Baber motioned to approve Consent Agenda items A, B, and C. Seconded by Sarah Wilson. A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN. Sarah Wilson – Yes, Mike Baber – Yes, Lynn Kasicki – Yes, Sam Melei – Yes, Dawn Pruchniak – Yes, Connee Meschini – Yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
6. OLD BUSINESS - FOR DISCUSSION/FOR ACTION
A. FY18 Funding Application Timeline
Scott reviewed the timeline to remind Board members of the upcoming funding meetings.
B. 201809-57 Final FY19 Budget
The Proposed FY19 Budget is included in this Board packet beginning on page 30, Scott is looking for Board approval on the Final Revision including the changes shown on pp 32. Dawn Pruchniak motioned to approve the Final FY19 Budget with the revisions as shown. Seconded by Lynn Kasicki. A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN. Sarah Wilson – Yes, Mike Baber – Yes, Lynn Kasicki – Yes, Sam Melei – Yes, Dawn Pruchniak – Yes, Connee Meschini – Yes. All in favor. Motion carried
Scott brought forth as Old Business an item discussed last month regarding a pending Pioneer Center compliance audit conducted on August 7. Pioneer Center has been given the draft report and has 45 days per MHB policy to accept the findings, appeal or refute the findings, or develop a course of correction. The 45 day period ends October 8. Pioneer Center did submit a plan of correction but asked to recant it. Legal counsel was sought regarding the issue and MHB was counselled to allow resubmission within the 45 day period. Due to the timing, this will run concurrent with MHB’s budget allocation process. Resolution of the pending audit findings will be based upon Pioneer Center’s action. If there is no request for a hearing, then the final report is accepted and MHB recoupment is expected. If there is an appeal, Pioneer Center may come before the Board and the Board would then vote on whether to uphold the findings and recoupment or direct staff to do otherwise A full hearing process will which would require attorney involvement.
7. NEW BUSINESS - FOR DISCUSSION/FOR ACTION
A. 201809-55 Clearbrook CHOICE Program Request
Scott reviewed the Clearbrook CHOICE Program Request. After review and discussion, Sam Melei motioned that the McHenry County Mental Health Board, Board of Directors directs the Executive Director to amend the FY18 Funding Agreement to include an additional $18,289.62 to cover expenses related to the Choice: Naturally Gifted build out. Seconded by Mike Baber. A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN. Sarah Wilson – Yes, Mike Baber – Yes, Cathy Ferguson – Yes, Lynn Kasicki – Yes, Sam Melei – Yes, Dawn Pruchniak – Yes, Connee Meschini – Yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
B. 201809-56 Substance Abuse Coalition Drug Incinerator Request
Scott reviewed the Substance Abuse Coalition Drug Incinerator Request. After review and discussion,
Mike Baber motioned that the McHenry County Mental Health Board, Board of Directors directs the Executive Director to amend the FY18 Funding Agreement with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to include an additional $4,200 to purchase the above mentioned drug incinerator. Seconded by Lynn Kasicki. A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN. Sarah Wilson – Yes, Mike Baber – Yes, Cathy Ferguson – Yes, Lynn Kasicki – Yes, Sam Melei – Yes, Dawn Pruchniak – Yes, Connee Meschini – Yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
C. FY19 Funding Plan Recommendations
Scott reviewed the working spreadsheet of the FY19 Funding Plan Recommendations line-by-line in detail. There was considerable discussion on Turning Point’s program: PAIP. The upcoming funding meetings include a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m., a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m. and the final Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m.
8. PRESENTATION – None.
9. MEMBERS' COMMENTS - Cathy Ferguson noted her attendance at Senator Pam Althoff’s retirement dinner
this evening. She presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Mental Health Board. 10. PUBLIC COMMENT– None.
11. ADJOURN – Sarah Wilson motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mike Baber. A VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN. All in favor. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.