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VAC EXECUTIVE MEETING - Jan. 12th, 2015

VAC EXECUTIVE MEETING 
12 January 2015
CALL TO ORDER
 
Chairman Picciolo called to order the meeting of the VAC Commission at 6:00PM on 12 January 2015 in the VAC board room.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Chairman Picciolo
Opening Prayer: Led by Chaplain Singler
Roll Call of Attendees: Led by Secretary Meehan
 
ROLL CALL:  The following were present:
 
Present:  Chairman Picciolo, Vice Chairman Vargas, Secretary Meehan, Treasurer Mlynek, Sgt-At-Arms Leonard, Member Adams, Member Baskerville, Past Chairman Horne, Past Chairman York, Superintendent McNichol, Office Manager Northrup
 
Introduction of Guest and/or First time Attendees: Rosalind Abate; Exxon Mobile, Rick & Barb Monroe; VFW Lockport, Robert Webb; Veteran
 
Appeal Hearing:
  • Appellant: Robert I. Webb
  • Introduction – Rhonda Northrup
  • Mr. Robert Webb – States his case
  • Superintendent McNichol – States VAC case
  • Motion to move to a closed Executive Closed session as per 5ILCS120/2©(4);  Requested by Past Chairman Horne, Seconded by Vice Chairman Vargas
Executive Closed Session as per 5ILCS120/2©(4);
Present:  Chairman Picciolo, Vice Chairman Vargas, Secretary Meehan, Treasurer Mlynek, Sgt-At-Arms Leonard, Member Adams, Member Baskerville, Past Chairman Horne, Past Chairman York
• Review Appeal Case
• Chairman Picciolo announced that the committee shall return to an open session and a presiding officer shall verbally announce the Board’s decision
End Executive Closed Session as per 5ILCS120/2©(4);
 
Return to Open Session
Chairman Picciolo announced the unanimous decision by the Executive Board to deny Mr. Webb’s Appeal, One (1) year suspension from Financial Assistance will stand
 
Minutes of Previous Meeting:  8 December 2014 - Motion to Approve made by Vice Chairman Vargas; Seconded by Member Baskerville– Motion Carried
 
Financial Report: Presented by past Treasurer Arellano - Motion to Approve made by Vice Chairman Vargas; Seconded by Secretary Meehan – Motion Carried
Superintendent’s Report for December 2014: Presented by Superintendent McNichol- Motion to Approve made by Vice Chairman Vargas; Seconded by Chaplain Singler – Motion Carried
 
New Business:
• Presentation to County Board 6 Jan 2015 – Superintendent McNichol and Julie McCabe-Sterr presented the idea of a Veteran House in Joliet
• Delegates/Alternates IACVAC – Chairman Picciolo, Secretary Meehan
• Patriot Board – Election for new approval board; Superintendent McNichol, Chairman Picciolo, Secretary Meehan, Sgt-at-Arms Leonard, Member Baskerville
 
Old Business:
• VSO position filled by Rebecca DeGroate
• Part-Time Office/Transportation Position – To be posted 
 
For the Good of Commission:
• Christmas Money Donated-Rosalind Abate-Exxon Mobile purchased needs and gifts for two veteran families
• Gift cards to Sears
o OIF/OEF Veteran & Families – 
o Veterans who applied themselves from EAP & started working
• Comments/Open Discussion
 
Comments/Open Discussion
• Motion to change the Appeals process to a closed Executive Session made by Past Chairman Horne, Seconded by Secretary Meehan
 
1st Drawing of 2015 300 Club:
$100 – Karen Fox # 071        $50 John York #148
 
Date of Next Meeting:  9 February 2015 at 6 PM
Executive Centre
128 N. Scott Street
JOLIET, IL 60432
 
VAC Commission Meeting Adjourn - Motion made by Past Chairman Horne, Seconded by Chaplain Singler

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