Local Council Meets
The Highland Local Council met April 15, 2011 in the Highland Senior Center. Council members reviewed the annual report with comparisons of services from 2009 to 2010. The purpose of the comparison was to consider the appropriateness of the current priorities list. Council did not see any need to change the list since the basic services are being provided.
Council members were informed of the plan to transfer of a used van from MRSC to the Highland Senior Center this summer removing the need to come up with matching funds for a new van or at least postponing it for several years. The Council again discussed the VPAS funding process that provides federal and state funding for programs based upon population. Since the current census figures for population 60+ in Highland is the smallest within the planning district funding for Highland is the lowest with in VPAS.
Council members were informed the Regional Director and Case Manager intends to retire in the fall and that job descriptions for the two positions are in preparation. Council and Board members Sharon Hevener and Tim Duff Council Chai,r plan to attend the next VPAS board meeting to represent Highland.Council discussed the need for new and additional members. Secretary Norma Reynolds recorded the minutes.