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Chair Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. at the Human Services office. Members present include Joe Fox, Gary Hendrickx, Gary Klemm, and Pete Peterson. County staff present include Breanna Gronli, Donna Weber, Gary Jensen, Linda Erhardt, Lorri Pederson, Mike Pogge-Weaver, Robin Finke, Sue Schmitz and Deanna Steckman.
No changes were made to the agenda. Regular meeting minutes of 10-15-2013 were reviewed. Administrative bills for the amount of $75,236 and Social Service Payment System bills for the amount of $106,719 were presented. The Summary of Financial Accounts report for the past month was reviewed. The end of October operating balance was reported at $627,339. Motion by Commissioner Peterson second by Commissioner Fox to approve the consent agenda including the PIC purchase of services. Motion approved.
Adult IMU – Schmitz and Weber – Sue Schmitz and Donna Weber, Eligibility Workers, presented information regarding the change for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) who have been receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as food support). Approximately 30-40 Swift County residents will be affected by this change.
Motion by Commissioner Fox second by Commissioner Klemm to authorize Policy 2.701  effective as of 11-19-2013.Motion approved. Discussion of the 3rd quarter statistics included appreciation for the stories, especially the positive stories; discussion of Incredible Years and Nurse Family Partnership; and Parent Coaches.
Brief overview of the meetings attended by Steckman was provided. Written budget information presented. Discussion regarding the Anu presentation regarding the hardest to place children.
Discussion about SPCC centered on possible options for financing. Discussion that the shortage of day care availability is not only a Swift County issue – it is an issue throughout this region.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m.
Approved December 17, 2013, by the Community Social Services Board Chair and Secretary, this published material is only a summary. The full text of the Minutes are available for public inspection at the offices of Swift County Human Services, 410-21st Street South, Benson, Minnesota during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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