Drug Awareness Council - Municipal Alliance Meeting Minutes 1-25-12 Print E-mail

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP DRUG AWARENESS COUNCIL /

MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE

Minutes of January 25, 2012

Meeting Called to Order:  by Chair K. Fisher at 7:32 p.m.

Members in Attendance:   K. Fisher, A. Angione,  L. Blecker, L. Connelly, J. Daughtry, B. Fucetola, J. Giudice (new member), G. Mandel, N. Mertz, E. Oxild (new member), D. Peterson, K. Sandham,

J. Witty (8:15pm), M. Witty and C. Ziolkowski 

                             

Members Absent:  M. Duddy and C. Porreca

Liaisons in Attendance:   S.Gallopo (TC) and K. McCorkle (Lazar SAC)   

Liaisons Absent:  M. Palma (BOE), K. Goodwin (MTHS SAC) 

DAC Introduction and Welcome:  Joseph Giudice and Ellen Oxild replace Judy Rosen and Vicki Vigil as new members.                                                                                      

GUEST(S):  none present

RE-ORGANIZATION

Temporary Chair - J. Daughtry nominated L. Connelly, seconded by J. Giudice – all in favor

by voice vote.

DAC Chair - L. Connelly called for nominations. G. Mandel nominated K. Fisher who declined

since he has served his time limit as Chair. 

            E. Oxild nominated J. Daughtry, seconded by G. Mandel. 

C. Ziolkowski expressed concern that the nomination was a conflict of interest due to the fact

that J. Daughtry works as a Youth Center counselor.

N. Mertz nominated B. Fucetola, seconded by M. Witty. 

L. Blecker called for nominations to be closed, seconded by N. Mertz.  All in favor by voice

vote.

Angione requested that the voting be done by written ballot.  S. Galloppo and K. McCorkle

tallied the results.  B. Fucetola was named new Chair by majority vote.

DAC Vice Chair -  Chair Fucetola called for nominations.

E. Oxild nominated J. Daughtry, seconded by G. Mandel

C. Ziolkowski again expressed concern that the nomination was a conflict of interest due to the

fact that J. Daughtry works as a Youth Center counselor.

N. Mertz nominated M. Duddy (who wasn’t present), seconded by K. Sandham.  M. Witty

called M. Duddy to confirm he would accept the nomination (yes).

L. Blecker requests nominations to be closed and a written ballot to take place.  All in favor by

voice vote.  S. Gallopo and K. McCorkle tallied the results.  M. Duddy was named new Vice

Chair by majority vote.

DAC Recording Secretary – Chair Fucetola called for nominations.

            M. Witty nominated A. Angione, seconded by N. Mertz.  All in favor by voice vote.

DAC Corresponding Secretary – A. Angione nominated M. Witty.  She stated she would be

willing to stay on as corresponding secretary.  No one voiced objection.

DAC Financial Coordinator – L. Blecker nominated N. Mertz.  She stated she would be willing

to stay on as Financial Coordinator.  No one voiced objection.

MINUTES:  from December 14, 2011 meeting were approved on a motion made by N. Mertz, seconded by A. Angione.  All in favor by voice vote.

CORRESPONDENCE:  none presented for discussion

MONTHLY MEETING DATES:  On a motion made by L. Blecker, seconded by K. Fisher the monthly meetings will remain at 7:30pm at the Community Park Youth Center the 4th Wednesday of each month, excluding the months of July and August (NO MEETINGS) and the months of June, September and December, when the meetings will take place the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

            Meeting dates:  January 25, February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 13, September 12,

October 24, November 28 and December 12, 2012.

M. Witty will advertise the meeting dates in keeping with the Sunshine Law.

SUB COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

            Project Promotion – A. Angione, N. Mertz, J. Daughtry, J. Giudice, K. McCorkle volunteered

            Community Education/Publicity – E. Oxild, N. Mertz, S. Gallopo, C. Porreca

            Dance Committee – current Co-Chairs (K. Sandham and A. Angione) will stay on to the end of

the school year (June 2012).  M. Witty volunteered to assist.  Reminder that ALL DAC members need to attend 2.5 dances per year. 

Finance Committee – N. Mertz, L. Blecker and K. Fisher volunteered

Program Committee – volunteers include A. Angione, C. Ziolkowski, E. Oxild, K. McCorkle,

C. Porreca, K. Goodwin, J. Giudice and K. Fisher

Just Say No & Red Ribbon Week – volunteers include J. Daughtry, C. Ziolkowski, K. Fisher,

E. Oxild and L. Blecker

Moving Ahead (Project Graduation) – ALL DAC members need to be involved with this

committee.  Volunteers include N. Mertz, M. Duddy, L. Connelly, J. Daughtry, K. Sandham

and A. Angione.

OTHER PROGRAM INFO:  J. Daughtry spoke to Dr. Fried, Superintendent regarding a proposed “Simon Sez” (Character Education program) assembly for the elementary schools.  Dr. Fried will contact the elementary schools’ principals to see if they are interested in booking an assembly date.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  N. Mertz reported the only activity with the Lakeland Bank account is the additional deposits made from the dance income, minus costs of the DJ and food expenses.  The current balance is around $80,000.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES REPORT:  C. Ziolkowski distributed and summarized the Youth Center activities reports (monthly and annual).

Ziolkowski expressed his gratitude to all who helped out with parent programs

Information on a new ice hockey table was distributed

On a motion made by A. Angione, seconded by J. Daughtry, the DAC went into Old Business

for discussion on the purchase of a new ice hockey table.   All in favor by voice vote.

On a motion made by A. Angione, seconded by G. Mandel the DAC approved the $1,900

expenditure for a new ice hockey table for the Youth Center.  All in favor by voice vote.

On a motion made by A. Angione, seconded by N. Mertz, the DAC went into New Business. 

All in favor by voice vote.

LIAISON REPORTS:

            TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE – Scott Galloppo will be the new liaison

POLICE REPORT  – D. Peterson reported that there were 9 juvenile arrests in December

(8 charged with possession of C.D.S. and 1 with possession of alcohol).

Thor (Police Canine) passed away.  Discussion followed on the possible purchase of a

replacement.  It was decided K. Fisher would compose a letter to the Montville Police Dept.

and/or Township Committee offering the D.A.C.’s financial support for a canine replacement

for the Township’s future consideration.

            B.O.E. REPORT – Liaison Palma absent, no report.

            S.A.C. REPORT -  K. McCorkle requested the purchase of “How to be a Successful Criminal”

program at the cost of $149.00.  In a motion made by N. Mertz, seconded by K. Fisher the

D.A.C. will approve the purchase not to exceed $199.00 (possible additional charges?).  All in

favor by voice vote.

            K. McCorkle would like to purchase the video “High on Spice” to use in character education

programs.  On a motion made by N. Mertz, seconded by K. Fisher this purchase was approved

not to exceed $150.  All in favor by voice vote.

D.A.C. DANCES – K. Sandham stated the January dance had a poor response with adult

chaperones, though a very good response from the R.E.A.C.H. members.  K. Sandham made a

motion to cancel the February 10 dance, seconded by M. Witty due to conflicts with the Ski trip

program and the Volleyball marathon.  All in favor by voice vote.

OLD BUSINESS

            By Laws – need to be reviewed and voted upon with any new changes.

NEW BUSINESS

            Teen Dating in the Digital Age – program being sponsored by the Pine Brook Jewish Center on

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm.

Passing of Carol Murphy – K. Fisher announced that Mrs. Murphy was a founding member of

the D.A.C.  She passed away in December 2011.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss on a motion made by N. Mertz, seconded by L. Blecker, the meeting adjourned at 9:15pm.  All in favor by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Alicia Angione, Recording Secretary

Maryann Witty, Corresponding Secretary

2/7/12

D.A.C. DANCES

Fridays, March 2, April 27, May 18

from 7pm to 9:30pm

Lazar Middle School

D.A.C. MEETINGS

Wednesdays, February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 13,

September 12, October 24, November 28, December 12

7:30pm at the Youth Center

 

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