Clarksburg Citizens and Business Advisory Group
June 19, 2001
Bina Allgood, Sandra Batterden, Mark Bonanno, Leon Grant, Robert Green, Kimberly Haven, Steve Howie, Cathy Jewell, Suzy Malagari, Loretta McClintock, Teresa Noone, Tom Odt, Brian Roynstad, Guy Ruffner, Eric Runion, Bruce Sherman, Art Wallenstein, John Williams
Sandra gave the construction report. The project is slightly more than 80% complete and construction is staying within budget. Crews are working on floor finishing, drywall, painting, and plastering. AC start-up is anticipated and the masonry work is being monitored. As scheduled, the building will be turned over in December.
Sandra reported that the archeologists have been working at the Moneysworth farm.
It was announced that Sandra has accepted another position and will be leaving the Facilities and Services Department July 6, 2001. Bill Novak will be her replacement. Jan Wilson will be taking over the Moneysworth Project.
It has been proposed that the County purchase the land directly above the construction site (where the construction project house is located). It is totally landlocked. Having land accessible for anyone to occupy overlooking a correctional facility is an extreme public safety issue. The house would be torn down.
Doug Duncan has approved a simulated incarceration for citizens to sleep overnight at the new facility (January 2002) before the inmates are transported. There will be a new position added to the Transition Team to coordinate all the planning for this event. Art suggested that the Emergency Response Team (ERT), a certified tactical team, do a training demonstration at this time also.
An Open House will also be scheduled before inmates are transported. A Public Tour day in January 2002 will be planned.
PROGRAM VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
The position of the Program Volunteer Coordinator has been filled. Vonda Henly, a Master Correctional Officer will be the new coordinator and will have an office at Transition Headquarters. She will attend the next CBAG meeting.
MCDC has reached a 60% recycling goal. It is hoped we will reach 70% by next year and 90% in two years at both MCDC and MCCF. They are making great strides in this area.
Art suggested that a construction site tour be given in November. The scheduled date is November 13, 2001 (second Tuesday in November due to Thanksgiving). Many of the finished areas in the building would be of interest.
Loretta gave an update on the public forum. It is scheduled for November 8. This will inform the public about volunteerism in the new correctional facility.
Out of the 72 additional Correctional Officers to be hired (for both facilities), Rob has signed off on the 54th officer hired. With major testing scheduled for next week our goal should be reached in the near future.
Steve asked how the sign at the new facility would read. MCCF or Montgomery County Correctional Facility? MCCF is also the initials for “Montgomery County Civic Federation”. Sandra assured him it would be spelled out on the sign.
NEXT MEETING IS JULY 17, 2001.