Drug Awareness Council - Municipal Alliance Meeting Minutes 5-23-12 Print E-mail



Minutes of May 23, 2012

Meeting Called to Order:  by Chair B. Fucetola at 7:30pm.

Members in Attendance:   A. Angione, L. Connelly, J. Daughtry, M. Duddy, K. Fisher, B. Fucetola,

J. Giudice, G. Mandel, N. Mertz, E. Oxild, D. Peterson, K. Sandham, J. Witty and M. Witty  


Members Absent:  L. Blecker (surgery), C. Porreca and C. Ziolkowski 

Liaisons in Attendance:  S.Gallopo (TC)  

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


GUEST(S):  Tammy McKay (Lazar Middle School parent) and Joe Romola (Project Graduation Committee member)

Discussion followed on how to address underage drinking.  A follow up by the Middle School Administration is needed.

MINUTES:  The April 25 minutes were corrected to acknowledge N. Mertz’s absence.  On a motion made by

          M. Duddy, seconded by K. Fisher the amended April 25, 2012 meeting minutes were approved by

          voice vote.

CORRESPONDENCE:  “Save the Date” – Weds. September 12 from 9am to 3pm - Governor’s Council conference – B. Fucetola to send out info to members who wish to attend.

SUB COMMITTEE REPORTS: - PLEASE copy B. Fucetola on future meeting dates

Moving Ahead (Project Graduation) – J. Daughtry reported all vendors have been contacted and the

program is in place.  The dessert feast is scheduled for Thurs. June 7 so tickets can be sold.  M. Witty

requested the purchase of wristbands. N. Mertz has a supply she can provide for the evening’s use.

            Project Promotion – N. Mertz reported Matt Bellace is scheduled at Lazar School for Thurs. June 21. 

           A bagel breakfast will also be served.  She requested funding of $400 to offset the breakfast expenses.

           This was put into a motion by N. Mertz, seconded by J. Daughtry, all in favor by voice vote.

           Publicity – E. Oxild submitted information to the Montville Magazine.  She will be in contact with

           Adam Brewer (Assistant Twp. Administrator) to keep the website updated.

            Dances –  for the record, May 18 dance had 112 in attendance.

M. Witty and M. Duddy distributed and summarized the proposed schedule for future DAC

“dance/events“ for the 2012-13 school year (see attached).  On a motion by N. Mertz, seconded

by A. Angione $1,500 will be budgeted to offset the Sept. (ice skating), Oct. (Monster’s wedding) and Dec. (dance) expenses.  All in favor by voice vote.

M. Duddy stated the Knights of Columbus will be donating $300 towards the DAC events.  He

will also contact St. Pius school to formally invite the junior high students to future DAC events.

Educational Programs – J. Giudice summarized various programs to be considered in the schools’

curriculum.  “Too Good for Drugs” is a program supported by the Students Assistance Counselors in the

Middle and High Schools.  On a motion made by N. Mertz, seconded by A. Angione, the DAC supports

this program and will fund it for the first year.  All in favor by voice vote.  A. Angione contacting the

counselors to follow through with support from their school administration.

Discussion followed on requesting future HS Prom Dates be moved to a weekday and providing

an “after prom party” similar to the Project Graduation event.  DAC members need to present

this request at a BOE meeting so a changed can be supported.  J. Witty waiting for additional

breathalyzer supplies to use for future events.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  N. Mertz reported there is $77, 211 in the account.  DAC should consider doing a mailer as a fund-raiser.  A committee meeting will be scheduled prior to September.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES REPORT:  C. Ziolkowski absent.  B. Fucetola distributed and summarized the April report prepared by C. Ziolkowski (see attached).


            TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE – Scott Galloppo summarized the Twp. Committee meeting of Tuesday,

May 22 indicating that the sewer rate will be slightly reduced and future water rates are being discussed.

            Budget has not been adopted.

POLICE REPORT  – D. Peterson summarized the “Re-enactment” which is planned for Weds. May 30

(rain date:  Thurs. May 31).  He requested DAC funding to cover costs of various needed supplies.

On a motion made by N. Mertz, seconded by A. Angione, up to $600 was approved to cover the

program’s expenses.  All in favor by voice vote.  No arrests were made in April.


B.O.E. REPORT – Liaison Palma absent, no report.  B. Fucetola reported that the “survey idea”

presented by Dr. Fried at a previous meeting could not be done.

            S.A.C. REPORT - K. McCorkle and K. Goodwin absent, no report.

OLD BUSINESS – previously discussed

            High School program – under Police report

           Underage Drinking – under Guests

          Survey Update – under B.O.E.

NEW BUSINESS  - previously discussed

            Program Ideas – under Educational Programs (J. Giudice)


There being no further business to discuss on a motion made by J. Daughtry, seconded by N. Mertz the meeting adjourned at 8:52pm.  All in favor by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Alicia Angione, Recording Secretary

Maryann Witty, Corresponding Secretary



D.A.C. MEETINGS – 7:30pm at the Youth Center

Wednesday, June 13     NO meeting in July OR August

Wednesdays, September 12, October 24, November 28, December 12


Friday, September 28 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at Mennen Arena – Ice Skating

Friday, October 26 from 7pm to 9:30pm at HS Cafeteria – Monster’s Wedding Night

Friday, December 7 from 7pm to 9:30pm at Lazar School Gym – Holiday Hullabaloo


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