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Council On Aging Minutes 01/09/2018

Meeting Type: Regular
Meeting Date: Tue. Jan. 9, 2018
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Meeting Location:  Public Safety Complex
                              208 West Granville Rd
                              Tolland, MA 01034
Call to Order at 9:05 AM
Attendance: Ruth Buchanan, Jennifer Clark, Mira Munson, Ann Skibski, David Spidal, Pat Storey; Regrets Jean Armitage
Review of Minutes –The minutes of Dec. 19, 2018 were reviewed and unanimously approved with Pat Storey abstaining
Outreach Worker report - Attached
Consortium Report – The letter was sent notifying the Consortium that Tolland is withdrawing effective July 1,
HVES Report - None
Treasurers Report & Budget Update - Attached
Upcoming Events
Black Fly Dinner – Sat May 12, 2018 Pete Sullivan will be invited to the March meeting
Old Business
Transportation – Review Program – no rides this month
Birthday Cards – Status Update – 16 sent
Turning 60 Package – Seniorhood – In process (still)
Withdrawal from Hilltown consortium – see consortium report
New Business
Valentine’s Day Program – It was agreed we will not pursue this program this year
Next Mailing – The envelopes will be stuffed at our Feb meeting. Dave will do mailing lables; Pat will get the letter and attachments together.
Our Community Food Pantry – Sally Munson explained that Our Community Food Pantry, which serves Tolland, Granville and Southwick, is starting food weekly deliveries to Tolland on Jan. 10, 2018.Every Wednesday the van will come to the Public Safety Complex, 206 West Granville Rd, from 1 to 1:30 PM. If school is canceled due to weather the van will not operate. Eligibility for the program is based on income. Applications will be available at the pickup location or by calling 413 569-9876. In view of this it was decided to support the van and not pursue the brown bag program since the van provides more food.
All Board Meeting – Jan. 22, 6:30 Report on our work, budget expectations, Broad Plans for F/y 2018 – 2019etc. All available members are requested to attend. Discussion of Otis Meeting – It was agreed these worthwhile meetings should continue. Zoning changes will be needed in Tolland for Senior housing to be built.
Update Data Base The data base was updated.

Adjournment at 12:15

Respectfully Submitted

Pat Storey - Clerk

Approved Feb. 13, 2018 – Signed copy on file in the Town Clerks Office

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