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West Virginia Commission
for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Minutes

 November 8, 2002

Commission Members Present:
Doug Godfrey
Dr. James T. Spencer
Mike Coleman for J.D. Corbin
Dr. Abrahams
Pat Moss
Pam Roush
Mike Sullivan
Barbara King
Pierre Sevigny
Shana Phares

Commission Members Absent:
Annette Carey
Jennifer Burgess
Alice Kennedy
Gary Vandevander
Delores Pyles

Dolly Ford, SignWorks

Eliot Rosen, Bayfirst Consulting
Rob Rice, Bayfirst Consulting
Susannah Carpenter, Performance Evaluation and Research Division
Jill Mooney, Performance Evaluation and Research Division


I. Welcome

Doug Godfrey called the meeting to order at 1:22 p.m. in Building 3, Room 522 of the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, West Virginia. Board members and visitors introduced themselves.

II. Approval of Minutes from September 5, 2002 Quarterly Meeting

Barbara King moved that the minutes be approved as read. Dr. Spencer seconded the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved.

II. Bayfirst Solutions Report

Rob Rice and Eliot Rosen provided an update on the work of the Bayfirst Solutions Contract. A copy of the report is attached.

Shana moved that a Technical Committee be appointed to review the Benchmark Report and other reports of the Bayfirst Consulting Report. Pierre seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

The Committee will consist of Doug Godfrey, Barbara King, Annette Carey, Pam Roush and staff member Charity Reedy Hines. Doug will contact Annette to see if she will participate.

Pam Roush asked for a copy of the original RFP and the contract to the Technical Committee. Shana Phares will provide.

Mike Sullivan moved that we honor the terms of the payment schedule and allow Charity and the subcommittee to work together; if any party has any objection during the process then we address that. Barbara King seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

III. Meeting dates for 2003

The Commission established the following meeting dates:

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Thursday, February 6, 2003

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Additional meeting dates will be established later.

IV. Interim Management Committee Meeting

The Commission established the following meeting date:

Thursday, December 5, 2002 - Larry’s Steak and Buffet in Flatwoods at 10:00 a.m.

Doug will send directions via email to Larry’s.

V. Executive Director Selection Process

Interview Committee

Pat Moss
Dee Braley
Pierre Sevigny
Jimmy Harrison
Doug Godfrey

Pierre expressed his desire, if possible, to have a West Virginian or someone with a connection to Appalachia be selected. He also stated that someone who was the head of a state office should participate [to be knowledgeable of the state hiring regulations.]

VI. Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Designation

Doug reported that the Division of Motor Vehicles now has the forms

VII. Reporting requirements of currently legislation

Dr. Abrahams asked if the physicians were required to report incidence of hearing impaired. Following extensive discussion Barbara King motioned that the subject be tabled and that appropriate pieces of WV statute be provided to the Commission at the next meeting. Pat Moss seconded the motioned. It passed unanimously.

VIII. Adjournment

Pierre Seivegny moved to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.



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