Phil McLaughlin reported that as he had stated in a previous meeting Transit was looking into several options of how to provide service north of Milestone (not only MCCF). An express service from MCCF to Milestone or Shady Grove was considered. This was ruled out because they donít believe it would generate enough trips to support that service. Another option was to provide a local service. An express service would be provided from Shady Grove to Milestone and then operate a local service to MCCF. A mid-day service would be provided with consideration being given to Saturday mid-day service also. It would be service on an hourly basis, and may include other stops in Clarksburg . There is no cost difference between a small versus a larger bus. It was reported that Transit is 95% ADAcompliant and by next year will be 100%. Once Transit has finalized the service, it is hoped that it would be implemented in early May. It is a work in progress and Mr. McLaughlin will attend future meetings to give the group reports.
Phil will meet with the Transition Team in the next month when the route is initiated as to where the pick-up and drop-off areas would be at MCCF.
KINGSLEY WILDERNESS SCHOOL
Rob reported that Mr. Wallenstein approved the split rail fence between the Kingsley Wilderness School and MCCF. He asked Cathy to choose the style of fence and it would be installed as soon as possible. Rob also reported that he is still researching the fence at the entrance to the school.
There are seven more Correctional Officers and three nurses yet to hire. Our goal is to be fully staffed when MCCF opens.
Art announced that the cleaning staff for the lobby at MCCF would be developmentally disabled persons. The Lobby post will be for a disabled person using a wheelchair.
The Department has invited the Montgomery County Commission for Disability members to tour the new facility. The building is fully ADA compliant, but with their help we can determine if it is user friendly.
Art reported that Daryl Plevy, Chief of Mental Health will be invited to attend a CBAG meeting after the budget season.
GUIDEBOOK / ORIENTATION VIDEO
We are in the process of getting the Inmate Guidebook translated into Braille. The Orientation Video is also in the works.
Vonda Henley, Program Coordinator, is meeting with many volunteers individually. She is trying to set up a volunteer orientation that is closer to the MCCF opening so they can visualize the building as it will be when they begin to volunteer.
A GROUP TOUR IS BEING PLANNED
FOR OUR APRIL 16th MEETING