Meeting Minutes March 2013 |

Charles County, Maryland

Meeting Minutes March 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Meeting Minutes for the Commission on Individuals with Disabilities

Monday, March 18, 2013

County Government Building, Rm. B125


In Attendance:                        Excused:                            

Amy Blandford                        Sandra Dent                    

Linda Clem                              Joane Gulvas

Emily Ferren                            Jim Howard                

Robin Lincoln                          Elaine Lancaster

Tony Silva                                Kelly Reynolds                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Meeting called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Chair, Amy Blandford. The attendance roster was checked for today’s mtg.                                                                                      


Minutes Approved Tony Silva moved that the February 25th minutes be approved. Linda Clem seconded. The February minutes were approved.  



Bonnie Hampton from the Office on Aging has submitted an application.

Terms expire on June 30th for Robin Lincoln, Tony Silva, and Emily Ferren. For those wishing to be re-appointed, please submit a letter to the Chair, Amy Blandford.

Amy Blandford’s term expires in 2015. Sandra Dent’s term expires in 2016.


For your information

Our written annual report is due to the Commissioners by March 31st.  Our schedule of meetings for the rest of the calendar year is as follows:

April 15, 2013

May 20, 2013

June 17, 2013

July 15, 2013

August 19, 2013

September 16, 2013

October 21, 2013

November 18, 2013

December 16, 2013

All meetings are held at 3 p.m. in Room B125 at the County Government Building.


Oath of Office

Those present took an Oath of Office.



We had received a customer complaint regarding transportation. We have given that customer information relevant to their complaint.


We are updating our brochure and will request the County logo on a jpeg file.


The Developmental Disabilities Administration puts employment first in working with clients, but not exclusively. Under consideration are community living skills, services to homebound people, and Spring Dell clients. Linda Thomas and Aaron Connor are the service coordination contacts for the Developmental Disabilities Administration.


DORS has a pilot service that involves bundling of services for clients.

Definitions were discussed for severe, chronic, and ongoing conditions.


Amy Blandford has set up an appointment to approve our by-laws with the Commissioners on Tuesday, April 23rd at 2:30 p.m.


Meeting Adjourned

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 15th at 3 p.m. at the County Govt. Bldg. (office of Joane Gulvas---B125)


Respectfully submitted,

Emily Ferren

Emily Ferren, Secretary