[nfbmi-talk] here is mcb friday meeting agenda

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Fri Dec 3 15:17:58 UTC 2010

Oh, cannon didn't include this agenda for next Friday in his post to the MCB 20-20 list serve. However, it was buried as a link to the meeting on MCB's web site. Here it is:






9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  Live audio streaming of the meeting will be available online  

at approximately 9:00 am at the MCB Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcb



To listen to the Commission meeting over the telephone dial:


Passcode:         7502991# 




I.                   Committee of the Whole                                                    9:00 – 10:00

·        Vice Chair Selection

·        Commissioners Standing Committee Assignments

·        Discussion on Commissioners Advocacy Roles

·        Reports on Commissioner Activities

·        Issues/Questions from Previous Meeting 

·        Director’s 2010 Evaluation & 2011 Performance Objectives

·        Other



II.                 Call to Order, Roll Call, and Determination of Quorum – Ms. Jo Ann Pilarski, Chairperson                                  10:00 - 10:15

III.              Approval of August 27, 2010 Meeting Minutes – MCB Board

IV.             Approval of Director’s 2010 Evaluation & 2011 Performance Objectives – MCB Board

V.               Board Correspondence

VI.             PUBLIC COMMENT**                                            10:15 - 10:30                                                                                                         

VII.          Presentation of MCB Honor Roll Awards            10:30 – 11:45


LUNCH (Note: Lunch provided to award winners and their guests, commissioners and participating staff)             11:45 - 1:15


VIII.        PUBLIC COMMENT**                                                 1:15 - 1:30


IX.             Administrative Reports                                                          1:30 - 3:00

·        Business Enterprise Program Report – Mr. James Hull, Acting BEP Manager

o       BEP Ad Hoc Committee Update

o       Upward Mobility Resolution

o       Administrative Law Judge Recommendation:  Richard Kent

·        Elected Operators Committee Report – Mr. James Chaney 

o       Motion 1:  All operators’ accumulated points will be frozen as of the date that the new selection point system is implemented and will then be added to as earned under the new selection point system.

o       Motion 2:  From the date the new selection point system is implemented or from date of first agreement:  Licensed operators accumulate 3 points per year of service.  Temporary operators accumulate ½ point per year of service.  Potential operators (including those who are working for an Operator) accumulate 0 points.

o       Motion #3:  Profit Expectation (based on the previous 12 month average):  An operator is given 1 point for exceeding their facility’s profit expectation.  If an operator, who has been granted a profit percentage exception, exceeds the facility’s permanently assigned profit percentage expectation, the operator is awarded one point for exceeding the permanently assigned profit percentage expectation.

o       Motion #4:  Training (from implementation of new selection point system):  Bidders are awarded 2 points for attending mandatory training (e.g. annual

Workshop) and have the opportunity to earn 1 point for any training that has been pre approved by the Training Subcommittee with a limit of 3 points per year. Training does not include the initial, basic vending stand training.

o       Motion #5:  EOC membership, active subcommittee participation and OJE trainer (from implementation of new selection point system):  Bidders are awarded 2 points per year for EOC membership or active subcommittee participation, limited 2 points per year.  An active subcommittee member needs to attend a minimum of 2 subcommittee meetings per year and two EOC meetings per year.  An operator must complete one year on a subcommittee or in the EOC before points can be awarded.

o       Motion #6:  OJE training (from implementation of new selection point system):  Bidders are awarded 1 point for each OJE student trained with a maximum of 4 points per year.

o       Motion #7:  Evaluation:  maximum of 2 points awarded.  The most current operator annual evaluation is scored by an operator’s promotional agent on a scale of 0(low) to 2(high).  This component uses the raw annual evaluation score (i.e. 0, 1, 2).

o       Motion #8:  The Set-aside fee:  Points are deducted for each month the set-aside fee was received after the due date.  For the purposes of bid evaluation, set-aside fee payments for the most recent 12 months are reviewed and 1 point is deducted for each late set-aside fee payment.

o       Motion #9:  Those points no longer are removed from an operator who fails to meet their required profit expectation.

o       Motion #10:  That a meeting of all operators be held on December 11, 2010, in order to discuss and vote on whether to use the Set Aside fund to pay the required 3% Health Care Trust Fund Contribution.

o       Motion #11:  Motion for claiming points: When an operator is requesting points, he/she will have 30 days from actual date of attending such event and/or training to submit all necessary paperwork (event paperwork - summary, event brochure, proof of attendance – name badge preferred from event) (training paperwork – instructor will submit written documentation of operator’s training with dates of attendance) required to the chair of training committee for review. The chair will have 30 days to review and send copies of operator’s papers with written approval from the chair to award the operator the points. Then the BEP manager will have 30 days to also review and enter the points into the operator point system database and upon completion the BEP manager must submit back to the chair and operator proof of receipt that the points have been entered.

*Note* shall this motion pass, all operator will have 30 days from actual date of passing this motion to send in any outstanding points they may be saving to the training committee chair for review and written approval to the BEP manager. THIS IS A ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT PAPERWORK FOR POINTS THAT ARE MORE THAN 30 DAYS OLD. AFTER THIS ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING POINTS OPERATOR’S REQUESTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR POINTS. Upon receipt of this information, the BEP manager will have 30 days to review and enter such points and send back confirmation receipt to the training chair and operator.

2nd Note** if this motion passes the agency(Michigan Commission for the Blind) must send notice out to all operators to inform them of this motion via U.S. Postal Service and also on the bid line for four weeks.

o       Motion #12:  That the new standards and requirements of OJE Trainers be accepted as attached.

o       Motion #13:  That anyone who has taken the Train the Trainers course in 2010 be certified as a trainer should the previous motion {Motion 12} pass. 

o       Motion #14:  Motion for Inventory Policy: To adapt the inventory policy from a trial bases to a permanent bases with the policy applying to only BEP licensed operators.

o       Motion #15:  To accept the existing Practical Experience Vending Stand Training program as written in the proposal dated 7/28/10, with the following amendments:


§        The line "Anyone who has had their license revoked or has left the program for any reason will not be eligible for retraining under the PEVST," will be removed.


§        The amendment” At the conclusion of classroom training, PEVST students shall be required to pass a final examination with a 75 percent score or higher prior to certification," will be added.


·        Consumer Services Report – Mr. Leamon Jones, Consumer Services Director

-         Maintenance Policy (Action Item)

·        Director’s Report – Mr. Patrick Cannon, State Director

-         Final RSA Monitoring Report

-         Training Center Renovations                                                   

X.               Adjournment                                                                            3:00




**NOTE: Public comment may be submitted during the meeting from 9:30-12:00 via email to mcbpubliccomments at gmail.com.  Emails received outside of this time frame are not considered part of Public Comment.


The meeting site is accessible.  Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone.  People with disabilities requiring additional accommodations (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call Sue Luzenski at 517/335-4265 by December 7, 2010.



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