MINUTES - NOVEMBER 13, 1997
- CALL TO ORDER
- ROLL CALL
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES, JUNE 26, 1997
- APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- PUBLIC COMMENT
- GOVERNING BOARD APPOINTMENT OF NEW PIC MEMBERS
- PIC AND GOVERNING BOARD CONSENT AGENDA FOR PY 1996/1997 CLOSE-OUT REPORTS
- NoRTEC ORIENTATION
- NCEN PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
- PROGRAM DISCUSSION
- FINANCE DISCUSSION
- KEEP THE CERT
- SELF EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
- PLUMAS JOB TRAINING CENTER UPDATE
- POLITICAL HAPPENINGS
- OLD BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
- PIC and Governing Board - January 22, 1997
- A PIC Committee meeting will be scheduled in mid-December.
The meeting was called to order by the PIC Chair, J. Madden, and the Governing Board Chair, J. Reese, at 1:35 PM.
Attachment I PIC/GB Roster (p. 1)
There was a quorum of both the PIC and the Governing Board. (/cb/pgb/nortec_rstr1197.html)
It was noted that Bob Laverty was incorrectly marked as absent from the June 26, 1997, meeting.
A motion by T. Cochran, seconded by B. Hinman, for the approval of the June 26, 1997, minutes, with the revision noted above, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by B. Reiss, seconded by B. Dennison, for the approval of the June 26, 1997, minutes, with the revision noted above, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
A motion by E. Herrick, seconded by T. Cochran, for the approval of the agenda, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by B. Reiss, for the approval of the agenda, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
There was no public comment.
Attachment II Summary of Nominations (pp. 2-3)
T. Brown distributed a summary of the nominations received for vacant PIC seats, as an update to the information mailed with the agenda.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by B. Reiss, to appoint Tom Cochran to fill a private sector seat on the PIC, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
A motion by K Bryan, seconded by G. Russell, to appoint Jon Cross to fill a Labor seat on the PIC, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by B. Reiss, to appoint Richard Belarde to fill a Public Assistance sector seat on the PIC, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by G. Russell, to appoint Judi Madden to fill a private sector seat on the PIC, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
A motion by B. Reiss, seconded by K. Bryan, to appoint Bill Hinman to fill a private sector seat on the PIC, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
A motion by E. Herrick, seconded by M. Piller, for the approval of the items on the consent agenda, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by G. Russell, seconded by B. Dennison, for the approval of the items on the consent agenda, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
Attachment III Orientation Outline (pp. 4-18)
C. Brown provided an overview of NoRTEC, including funding and structure, speaking from the attached material.
The members discussed the "guiding principles" (mailed with the agenda) to be presented to the newly formed NCEN Steering Committee. The principles will help to guide this group in their role in developing overall policy and providing oversight for the implementation and operation of the local one-stop employment centers in the NCEN counties. It was noted that this list will probably change over time as the situation changes, but will provide a useful starting point for the committees' attention.
B. Dennison asked about staff collocation. C. Brown responded that a goal of the NCEN one stops was for all publicly funded job training and related programs to be accessible to the public in a single location. The most obvious way to accomplish this was for staff from all the programs to be located in the one stops, working together to provide a coordinated, comprehensive employment program to the public.
A motion by E. Herrick, seconded by T. Cochran, for the approval of presenting the guiding principles to the NCEN Steering Committee, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by B. Reiss, for the approval of presenting the guiding principles to the NCEN Steering Committee, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
C. Brown said using the Internet as a common basis for information exchange in the NCEN counties is a primary NoRTEC goal for this year (July 1, 1997, to June 30, 1998). We now have Internet access in all of our counties through the one stops; for staff, partners, and the PIC and Governing Board members. We have a common e-mail service and a common news group service. We are working on a common "home page," and an employment site useful to staff, job seekers and employers in tracking and matching applicants and employers. We need to work out the kinks, and we all need to learn how to use what we have.
On a related matter, NoRTEC, Butte and North Central Counties are working to develop training labs in each of the thirteen counties that will allow ongoing technology training for participants, staff and PIC and Governing Board members. We want to be able to expand the successful technology training implemented in the Summer Youth programs into a year round activity. We are particularly interested in transferring the technology skills to the local business community.
At PY 96/97 year-end, NoRTEC spent nearly $11,000,000 on JTPA programs and services. This was a new high in revenues, surpassing PY 95/96 revenues of $9,747,480. By far the largest program was the Temporary Job Creation Flood Project, with $3,115,098 spent on wages and support between January and June. For the new 1997/1998 program year, NoRTEC currently has $11,540,328 available in contracts from the State. In addition, we have also requested or anticipate an additional $3.9 million for various projects. If all anticipated funds are received, we will have nearly $15.5 million available in contracts.
There was a discussion of the CERT and the importance of keeping it going. The CERT (Community Economic Revitalization Team) was established to assist with economic revitalization for the north state counties most impacted by the "spotted owl" related decrease in timber harvests. The funding for this three year effort ends after this year (June 1998?). The State appears ready to dump the CERT, on the grounds that the funding is going away, with the implication that it is not worth a State effort to keep it going.
C. Brown said he believed the CERT has been instrumental in bringing additional dollars and economic awareness to the NoRTEC counties. The CERT is a strong political voice for the rural counties, and the local planning process has gained from their regional perspective.
J. Reese said he thinks the CERT wants to maintain a coalition, even if the funding goes away.
E. Herrick wondered if the Community Coordinator positions would loose their funding. C. Brown said this position was supported with special State discretionary funding, but he thought the State would continue to allow the funding of this position through the Title III rapid response funding category.
B. Dennison said the impact from the spotted owl was ongoing and he felt the CERT should be continued.
A motion by B. Hinman, seconded by W. Maffett, for staff to write and speak for NoRTEC in favor of continuing the CERT, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by B. Reiss , for staff to write and speak for NoRTEC in favor of continuing the CERT, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
L. Crandall, Director of Job links in Trinity County, presented an overview of the "Self Employment Assistance" program (SEA). She explained that SEA is a part of the Northwest Free Trade Act, allowing SDAs to provide entrepreneurial training to certain Title III eligible clients. The program is often provided in conjunction with the Small Business Association.
A motion by B. Laverty, seconded by T. Cochran, for the approval of a limited entrepreneurial training program, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by B. Dennison, seconded by B. Reiss , for the approval of a limited entrepreneurial training program, passed the Governing Board unanimously.
The Plumas Job Training Center (PJTC) Director, Shari Robinson, has resigned. C. Burden said she is a member of their Board. She said they have representatives from each of the three contract counties (Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas), and that the Board voted to keep the three county program going, and to continue business as usual with NoRTEC.
There was a brief discussion of the various speakers at the conference, and the importance of getting involved in welfare-to work planning at the county level.
There was no old business.
- Upcoming meeting schedule:
There being no further old or new business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:55 PM.