Monday, January 19, 2009

Committees at work!

Committee reports and my commentary from Jan 8, 2009:

"waving the hiring freeze" seems to be a weekly event.
How nice.
The Courts/Public Safety Committee met on January 8, 2009, it was recommended and I move:
CPS09/01 - 01 To approve the hiring freeze to be waived to fill District Court Clerk position #D15017, through the current posting procedures as set forth in the Teamsters Local 214 labor contract.
CPS09/01 - 03 To waive the hiring freeze and allow the Circuit Court, Family Division to fill the vacant Probation Officer II positions, position numbers G62004 and G62007.

No worries, our County health dept just got $17,350 to make "safe routes"!
Hey, it's free money from Jenny!
The Human Resources Committee met on January 8, 2009, it was recommended and I move:
HR09/01 - 03 To authorize the Health Department to accept $17,350 from the Michigan Department of Community Health for the assessment phase of the Safe Routes to School program.

Yikes! Sure glad our county will establish a "Quality Improvement Guidebook"!
How did we ever survive before this book?
Human Resources Committee
HR09/01 - 05 To authorize Public Health - Muskegon County to establish a QI policy and plan utilizing the guidebook created by Michigan Multi- State Learning Collaborative entitled Embracing Quality in Local Public Health: Michigan’s Quality Improvement Guidebook; and further, to implement the QI policy/plan accordingly.

I don't get it. We had an empty supervisor position we didn't need and now they use that non-needed position to create two new positions we didn't need before.
HR09/01 - 07 To authorize the reclassification of the one (1) vacant full time Community Mental Health Residence Care Supervisor position (N69006) and two (2) hourly Resident Care Supervisor positions, effective January 1, 2009.

Retro block grant! How cool is that!
HR09/01 - 11 To authorize the Community Mental Health Director to sign the Lakeshore Coordinating Council Substance Abuse Block Grant, with the MIChild and Adult Benefits Waiver Attachment Agreements, for a total of $1,028.00 Block Grant funds, for the provision of outpatient substance abuse treatment services to dually diagnosed consumers for the period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.

More "retro".
This stuff must have been REAL important!
HR09/01 - 13 To authorize the Community Mental Health Director to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) to operate the Northridge Adult Foster Care (AFC) Home, effective October 1, 2009.
HR09/01 - 14 To authorize the Community Mental Health Director to sign a contract with Hope Network Developmental and Community Services for the provision of Specialized Residential Services, effective December 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009, not to exceed a total cost of $79,017.50.

The Ways and Means Committee:
More waving of the freeze!
Golly, it's almost like going to Florida for the sun!
How did we EVER survive without a deputy drainer?
WM09/01 - 05 To waive the hiring freeze and allow the Drain Commissioner to fill the vacant Deputy Drain Commissioner, position #X27001.

The poor commissioners don't have laptops?
WM09/01 - 06 To direct staff to investigate the feasibility of laptop computers being purchased by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners for those Commissioners to assist with documentation review and information sharing/management.

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