FCAA meeting held

Discusses annual budget, contracts

FONDA — Fulmont Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Nov. 6 at the Montgomery County Annex Building .

Board chairman Mark Ford brought the meeting to order. Nineteen of 27 board members were present, as well members of Fulmont’s senior staff and representatives from the state Department of State, Division of Community Services.

Among the agenda items adopted at Fulmont’s November board of directors meeting were the agency’s administration budget and agency-wide budget for federal fiscal year 2018. CFO Patrick Martin commented that the administration budget at $579,250 represents 8.9 percent of the agency’s total budget of $6,512,241. The agency-wide budget encompasses the revenues of all Fulmont’s programs, including Early Childhood Services, Energy Services, Community Services, WIC, and Fulton County Senior Transportation.

Associate Deputy Director Marianne Suchocki said Head Start’s transportation contract for 2018-19 was put out to bid, and Brown Bus Service Inc. was the only company to respond. The board voted to approve the contract between Head Start and Brown Bus Service, Inc.

Program Planning Committee chairwoman Monique Simons stated that Deputy Executive Director Ann Black had provided information to the committee on amendments to the Community Services Department’s third-quarter period progress report. Black also summarized the fourth-quarter periodic progress report for the committee and provided an update on the progress of the Fulmont’s 2017-18 Strategic Plan. Each of these items was brought before and approved by the board at the meeting.

Executive Director Denis Wilson announced that the results of the weatherization program’s recent evaluation had been submitted to the board for review. He said the results were highly favorable with an overall score of 94 percent.

The board voted to reappoint board member Sandra Savage to a second term as board liaison to the Head Start Policy Council.

Reports were given on the activity at each Community Services Outreach Center during October. A total of 840 people were assisted with services such as food pantries, utility and rental assistance, and family development.

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