Moniteau County Senate Bill 40 Board Serving Developmentally Disabled Individuals

California Mayor Norris Gerhart, surrounded by clients of the Moniteau County SB40 Board, signs a proclamation designating March as National Developmental Disabilities Month. The signing took place Wednesday, Feb. 29, on a visit to the SB40 Board Activities Center at the Industrial Park in the east part of the city. The Executive Director is Lindell Harrison.

California Mayor Norris Gerhart, surrounded by clients of the Moniteau County SB40 Board, signs a proclamation designating March as National Developmental Disabilities Month. The signing took place Wednesday, Feb. 29, on a visit to the SB40 Board Activities Center at the Industrial Park in the east part of the city. The Executive Director is Lindell Harrison. Photo by David Wilson.

Senate Bill 40 was passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 1969. The bill authorizes a county's voters to approve a levy to establish a political entity to provide services to persons with developmental disabilities. Voters in Moniteau County approved such a levy in 2000. the board which was formed as a result consists of nine community members who volunteer their time to oversee the programs. The board currently operates an 11 bed group home, an Independent Supported Living (ISL) service, a transportation program, personal assistance, an activity center, respite services and service coordination.

For more of this story check out the March 7 issue of the California Democrat.

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