[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Response to FOIA Request of 1-6-12 - New Horizons Rehab. Serv. Expenditures for MCB for FY12

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Feb 2 07:56:05 CST 2012


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Haynes, Carla (LARA) 
To: joe harcz Comcast (joeharcz at comcast.net) 
Cc: Cannon, Patrick (LARA) ; Farmer, Mel (LARA) ; Turney, Susan (LARA) ; Luzenski, Sue (LARA) ; Jones, Leamon (LARA) ; McNeal, Gwen (LARA) ; Cove, Catherine (LARA) ; Laury-Johnson, Shawnese (LARA) ; Gaston, Diamalyn (LARA) ; Duell, Elsie (LARA) 
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 10:59 AM
Subject: Response to FOIA Request of 1-6-12 - New Horizons Rehab. Serv. Expenditures for MCB for FY12


January 27, 2012

 

Mr. Paul Joseph Harcz, Jr.

E-mail: joeharcz at comcast.net

1365 E. Mt. Morris Rd.

Mt. Morris, MI 48458

 

Re:  New Horizons Financial Data FY12

 

Dear Mr. Harcz, Jr.:

 

This letter is in response to your January 6, 2012, email request for copies of public records, received on January 9, 2012.  Please be informed that the Department's Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB) is processing this request under the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq.

 

You have requested information as described in your email, a copy of which is below.

 

Your request is granted as to existing, nonexempt records in the possession of this department responsive to your request.

 

As of this date, January 27, 2012, MCB has processed one payment to New Horizons Rehabilitation Services for FY2012 (covering October 1, 2011 to present).

 

Attached is an authorization, invoice and a vendor transaction inquiry for the State of Michigan's accounting system, the Michigan Administrative Information Network (MAIN).  These documents contain redactions and are indicated on the documents as to where and for what purpose.

 

We will not charge for the cost of this FOIA but this does not prohibit us from charging you or any other requestor for other requests.

 

Sincerely,

 

Carla Miller Haynes, FOIA Coordinator

Michigan Commission for the Blind

 

Attachments: 

1.            Email of 1/6/12

2.            Authorization

3.            Invoice (2 pages)

4.            MAIN Screen Print

 

cc:           Patrick Cannon

                Mel Farmer

                Susan Turney

                Elsie Duell

                Leamon Jones

                Gwen McNeal

                Shawnese Laury-Johnson

                Cathy Cove

 

 

 



From: joe harcz Comcast [mailto:joeharcz at comcast.net] 
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 7:54 AM
To: Cannon, Patrick (LARA)
Cc: Larry Posont MCB Comm.; John Scott MCB Comm.; lydia Schuck MCB Comm.; Arwood, Steve (LARA); Craig McManus RSA

Subject: request new horizons financial data fy 12

 

January 6, 2012 Request Cannon Information Related New Horizons

 

Paul Joseph Harcz, Jr.

1365 E. Mt. Morris Rd.

Mt. Morris, MI  48458

e-mail: joeharcz at comcast.net

 

Patrick D. Cannon

Director, Michigan Commission for the Blind

Commissioners, Michigan Commission for the Blind

 

(Via e-mail)

 

 

Dear Mr. Cannon and Commissioners,

 

I am writing today to ask some questions and to get some detailed financial breakdowns relative to the following LARA expenditures

Found on DTMB transparency web site at:

http://apps.michigan.gov/MiTransparency/Vendor/Agencies?y=2012&v=NEW%20HORIZONS%20REHABILITATION%20SERVICES&Column=AgencyName&Direction=Ascending

 

"Payments to NEW HORIZONS REHABILITATION SERVICES for fiscal year 2012

 

Click on a agency name to view payments to this vendor by this agency.

 

Table with 2 columns and 2 rows

Agency Name

Payment Totals

LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

$194,725.38"

 

Note these are expenditures denoted in this current State of Michigan Fiscal Year alone and I'll send a separate request for detailed accounting of MCB expenditures made in FY 2011 and FY 2010 which anyone in the public has the absolute right to and which should be sent to commissioners routinely as well.

 

Regardless I wish for you to break out the numbers for MCB payments made to New Horizons for I realize some of these expenditures are related to the Michigan Rehabilitation Services. And I wish to know what they are for.

 

In other words send me the data related to job development, job shadowing, transition services, vocational assessments and the like made with this Community Rehabilitation Program and send me the authorizations of same.

 

Do not tell me that you or MCB cannot do this and don't throw a FOIA [petard at me either. Your comments made to Commissioners relative to not being able to produce such data as this and even intakes, closures, etc. displays your arrogant disregard for your fiduciary obligations and your stark and utter violations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, PA 260 and basic principles of transparency let alone basic notions of competence of a GS-19 making $125,000 per year and directing this critical State agency.

 

I, also wish for this information in fully accessible format pursuant to obligations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II, subpart e, communications) as I am indeed blind. To wit send the requested information is either Word attachments or plain text enclosures to my e-mail address listed above. And again I suggest that you ensure such information is made routinely available on MCB's own web site in html form.

 

Cordially,

 

Paul Joseph Harcz, Jr.

 

Cc: Elmer Cerano, NISH, MPAS

Cc: S. Arwood, LARA

Cc: Craig McManus, RSA.

Cc: NFB MI

 

 



 

Michigan Commission for the Blind Purchase Authorization  

 

      Date of Authorization: 10/19/2011
     MCB Authorization Number: 011130531A1
     
     
      Requesting staff: 
     Phone Number: 
     Fax Number: 
     
      TINA WEST
     (313)456-1646
     (313)456-1645
     
      Address: 
     
      Detroit
      3038 W. Grand Blvd., Ste.4-450

      Detroit, MI 48202
     
      Purchase for MCB Client - Name: Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxx (Consumer Name redacted)  ID Number: 24211
     
       
     

 

      Vendor Name: 
     Vendor's EIN or SSN: 
     
      NEW HORIZONS OF OAKLAND COUNTY INC
     2381748781
     
      Vendor's Contact Person: 
     Phone Number: 
     
      , 
     (248)340-0559
     
            Vendor Address: 
           
            1814 POND RUN
           
           
            AUBURN HILLS MI 48326
           
      
       
     

 

      Service Description: 
     
      Job Development
     
            Service Begin Date: 
           10/19/2011
           
            Service End Date: 
           09/30/2012
           
     Account #: 
           11-01-2012-01
           
            Account Name: 
           2012 Detroit VR Funds
           
     Index: 
            
            PCA: 
           11369
           
     
       
     

 

      Quantity: 
     Unit: 
     Unit Price: 
     Total Cost: 
     
      1
     ea.
     $2,039.00
     $2,039.00
     
      Agency Object: 0710
     Void After: 09/30/2012
      
     

       
         

 

      Total: $2,039.00
     

 

      Comments: 
     
     
      This purchase is authorized pursuant to   by . 
     

 

       
      Signed by Gwendolyn McNeal
     Approved? 
     Y
     10/19/2011
     
       
      Authorized By:   TINA WEST
     
      Please Submit invoices to the authorizer and Address above. 
     
      Authorization is hereby granted to provide the services described above. Payment can only be made for the services authorized and at the rates authorized.  If there is any change required in this authorization the Vendor must contact the authorizer first. Payment will be made promptly upon receipt of properly prepared invoices. 
     

 

      Authority: P. A. 260 of 1978, as amended 
      
     
      Completion: Mandatory 
      
     
      Penalty: Services may not be provided 
      
     

 

 



Page 1 of 2- Invoice

 

New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc. 

1814 Pond Run 

Auburn Hills MI 48326

 

Sales/Invoices:  073400

Date:  10/31/2011

 

Customer:

 

MI COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND

CLIENT SERVICES DIVISION 

3038 WEST GRAND BLVD. 

DETROIT MI 48202 

 

 

Purchase Order:  Description: XXXXXXX (Consumer name redacted)

 

Customer ID:  MI COMMISSION

 

SALESPERSON:

 

SHIPPING METHOD:

 

Payment Terms ID:  NET30, Amount $2,039.00

 

Subtotal $2,039.00

Misc. $0.00

Tax $0.00

Freight  $0.00

Trade Discount $0.00

Payment $0.00

Total Due:  $2,039.00

 

Signature of Gwendolyn McNeal and stamped "PAID NOV 22 2011"

 

 

 

 

Page 2 of 2 - Invoice

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH

MI COMMISSION fOR THE BLIND 

CLIENT SERVICES DIVISION 

3032 W GRAND RIVER STE 4-450 

DETROIT MI 48202 

ATTN: CATHY COLE 

 

TINA WOODS 

RSA AUTHORIZATION: 0111305319A1 

XXXXXXX XXXXXXX (Consumer name redacted) 

ID: 24211 

JOB DEVELOPMENT 

VENDOR PAY T0: 38-1748781 

 

2,039.00

 

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED AUTHORIZATION

 

INVOICE TOTAL: 2,039.00

 

ACCOUNT #72-4125-500-100 

NET 30 DAYS

 

Signature of Gwendolyn McNeal and stamped "PAID NOV 22 2011"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN SCREEN

 

 

S085 VER 2.0    STATE OF MICHIGAN PRODUCTION REGION (PMAIN)  01/26/12 12:52 PM 

 LINK TO:                   VENDOR TRANSACTION INQUIRY                     PROD 

                                                                                

  VEND NO/MC: 2381748781      AGY: 641   DOC TYPE: W2  INV#:                    

  VEND NAME: NEW HORIZONS REHABILITATION SERVICES                               

 REC TYPE: I  APPR FUND:        FUND:        EFF DATE RANGE: 100111 TO 012612   

                                                                                

  CUR DOC/SFX  REF DOC/SFX    INVOICE #   TC  PDT  PMT- #    DATE   APPR DT     

             AP FUND  FUND  INDEX   PCA   AY  COBJ  AOBJ       TRANS AMT  R     

 W2203839 001              073400         222 DA  061061263 120211   112811     

              0110    0715  36500  11369  12  6125  0710         1604.69        

 W2203839 001              073400         222 DA  061061263 120211   112811     

              0110    7001  36500  11369  12  6125  0710          434.31        

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

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