Board Members and visitors took a tour of the
Division of Rehabilitation Services Library to view the Commission
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s collection that had been awarded
to their library. Carol Johnson talked about how the collection
could be checked out statewide and how complete it was. Mrs. Johnson
commended Charity for purchasing a collection that reached every age
group. Students who made bookcases for the collection were
introduced to the board.
IV. Reading of the Minutes
Minutes from the June 6, 2002 board meeting were
read. Pierre Sevigny made a motion to accept the minutes as read,
Jimmy Harrison seconded. Motion passed.
V. Executive Session
Pierre Sevigny made a motion to go into Executive
Session, Shana Phares seconded. Motion passed.
Gary Vandevander made a motion to close Executive
Session, Pierre Sevigny seconded. Motion passed.
VI. New Business
Barbara King made a motion that the board look into
getting an Interim Executive Director and that a committee be chosen
from the board members that would meet with the Executive Director
every month or more if needed to review data, ect. Jimmy Harrison
seconded, motion passed.
Pierre Sevigny made a motion that we advertise for
the Executive Director and Deputy Director position at the same
time, to run for three months or as required by DHHR until filled.
The advertisement will run in a several publications such as
DeafDigest, Views, ect. Dr. Abraham seconded, motion passed.
Gary Vandevander presented Charity with a gift and
thanked her for her service to the Commission.
Mike Sullivan made a motion that the board vote by
secret ballot to decide if the Commission will remain in Romney or
move to Charleston. The simple majority rules. Barbara King
seconded. Motion passed.
A secret ballot vote was taken and the majority
ruled that the Commission will be relocated to Charleston, WV. J.D
Corbin and Pierre Sevigny will hand deliver letters on this decision
to the staff of WVCDHH on September 6, 2002.
Pam Roush made a motion to store the Commission
records in Barbara King’s office until the new Executive Director is
hired. Dr. Spencer seconded, motion passed.
Terri Richardson explained to the board members that
the budget information found in their folder was to be placed in
their copy of the Commission’s 2002 Annual Report under the
The Board thanked Charity for the job she had done
and wished her well in her new position at Gallaudet University.
Pierre Sevigny made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Dr. Abraham
seconded. Meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.