New director for Moniteau County SB40 Board

Dr. Lindell Harrison was introduced by Dr. Don Vanderfeltz as the new Executive Director of the Moniteau County SB40 Board at the regular monthly meeting on Jan. 24.

Harrison, who served more than 30 years in the public schools, retired as superintendent from Holden schools five years ago. He has worked for Central Missouri University, Warrensburg, for five years. He is currently president of the Johnson County SB40 Board. He began on a half-time basis on Feb. 1 and will begin full-time on Aug. 1. Harrison, an Otterville resident, will work alternate weeks of two days and three days. He will also be available on weekends and evenings.

Present for the meeting were Vanderfeltz, Barb Denker, Jean Jensen, Ed Kerley, Gail Hughes, Darrel Hendrickson and Cher Caudel. Dr. James Canter and Mike Staton were absent.

For the Targeted Care Management (TCM) area, electrical work was nearly complete at the time of the Board meeting, with heating, cooling and drywall to be completed. The fire alarm bid was expected to be $4,000 but amounted to only $2,950.

An additional $616 over the bid was needed to run the sprinkler system in the warehouse area. The bid was approved.

The Deerbrook II contract with the laundramat is going well. Washers and dryers were removed from the facility on Jan. 19.

The TCM contract has been approved. Amanda Carlyle is the new TCM case manager and a TCM secretary has been hired.

The first 15 cases for transition were to be received about the first of February. The Board tabled the TCM printer/copier/fax machine pending competitive bids of comparable equipment.

Several Board members met with parents on Jan. 15 to determine objectives with six goals identified for future action.

New business discussed included Tipton Oak Manor transportation, a letter from Ameren, Chamber of Commerce membership, subscription costs and service contract renewal.

Tipton Oak Manor is closing the RCF. The client who received transportation from the Board to Quality Industries is moving to Ashbury Heights, and requested continued transportation. After discussion, the Board approved continuing transportation for $1 a day as long as a seat is available. Waivered clients will take precedence. The motion passed by four yes, one no and one abstention.

The SB40 Board received a one-time credit from Ameren of $1,000 on the utility bill.

The Board approved renewing the California Area Chamber of Commerce membership at $40 a year.

The renewal of the subscription to Board & Administrator was tabled until incoming Executive Director Harrison has a chance to review the publication. The cost is $232 per year.

The contract for tech support needs to be renewed. Harrison will look into the matter. In the meantime, the contract will be done on a month by month basis.

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