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Human Services Committee

 

Minutes

Lisette A. Aldrich:  5:36-6:10 p.m.                                
Joseph M. Fenrick:  5:36-6:10 p.m.

Brooke A. Hills:  5:36-6:10 p.m. (Conference Call)    
Jay J. Myrechuck:  5:36-6:10 p.m.

Monica M. Walk:  5:36-6:10 p.m. (Conference Call)

 

Present in Room H were Tammy Pflum and Keefe Urban. Present on the conference call was Esther Mukand.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

Chair Fenrick called the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m.

 

2. Approve minutes of the May 13, 2020, meeting.

Motion (Walk/Aldrich) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

 

3. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

There was no public comment.

                       

4. Department report from the Child Support Agency.

Tammy Pflum discussed performance measures and collections for March, April and May, reporting on tax intercepts and stimulus money, caseload size and unemployment impacts. She gave a timeline of events since she took over as director on March 9, including the hiring and training of staff, COVID-19, auditor visits, offsite computer system access, genetic testing procedures and a new credit card company for processing payments.  Motion (Hills/Aldrich) to receive the report and place on file. Motion carried.

 

5. Senior Services Department.

a. Esther Mukand discussed the Senior Services report for April, including nutrition, transportation, outreach/ benefits and Alzheimer’s data.

 

b. Ms. Mukand provided information on the impacts of COVID-19 on the department, including the closure of dining sites and the use of transportation strictly for specified medical care services. She discussed the safety measures being followed by mobile meal volunteers and drivers, as well as the professional cleaning of transportation vehicles. There are no specific dates as to when services will resume as usual, but Ms. Mukand said the biggest concern is the high-risk and vulnerable population the department serves. Ms. Mukand is keeping track of COVID-related expenses and commended the state for its guidance and support. Motion (Walk/Myrechuck) to receive the report and place on file. Motion carried.

 

6. Future agenda items and meeting date.

The committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on July 8 with the Veterans Service Office and Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation.

 

7. Adjournment.

Motion (Aldrich/Walk) to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Keefe Urban

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