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Advisory Board Meeting
May 1, 2008

Board Members Present:  Judge William Young, Scott Newman, Proxy for Mayor Ballard; Judge Lisa Borges, Zach Main, Jerry McCory, Proxy for Sheriff Anderson; Michael Biberstine, Proxy for Prosecutor Brizzi; Judge Marilyn Moores, Christine Kerl, Michael Wallman, Christina Trexler, Robert Hill, Dennis Bender, Dale Buwalda, William Carr, 

Board Members Absent:  Ryan Vaughn, Margaret Payne, Les Duvall, Pastor Holmes, 

With a quorum present Judge William Young called the meeting to order at 12:12 pm. Judge Young stated that he was asked to chair the Advisory Board meeting since Advisory Board Chairman David Cook has left office. Judge Young then asked the Board if there were any objections to him serving as the Advisory Board Chairman for the meeting today. With no objections, Judge Young continued with the meeting. 

Approval of Board Minutes
Judge William Young asked for a motion to approve the Board minutes taken on the meeting held on January 17, 2008 and the meeting held on April 11, 2008. 

It was then brought to Judge Young’s attention that Christine Kerl, David Wyser, Proxy for Prosecutor Brizzi, and Ryan Vaughn were not marked as present at the January 17, 2008 Advisory Board Meeting.

Judge Young then asked for a motion to approve the January 17, 2008 Board Minutes with the changes that Christine Kerl, David Wyser, Proxy for Prosecutor Brizzi, and Ryan Vaughn would be  marked present at the meeting. Judge Young also asked for a motion to approve the Board Meeting minutes for April 11, 2008.

The motions was moved and seconded and the January 17, 2008 and the April 11, 2008 Board Meeting minutes were approved.

Election of Officers  
Judge Young started the election of officers by asking the Board to fill the position of Advisory Board Chairman first and then the Vice Chairman position would be filled next. Judge Young then asked the board for any nominations for the position of Advisory Board Chairman.

A nomination was made that Judge William Young become Advisory Board Chairman. 

Judge Young then asked if there were any other nominations for Advisory Board Chairman of Marion County Community Corrections. With no other nominations, Judge Young asked for the motion to close the nominations for Advisory Board Chairman.

The motion was moved and seconded and Judge William Young became the Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board Chairman.


Judge William Young stated that he appreciated the confidence the Board has in him and he was looking forward to his tenure as Chairman and assist in moving Community Corrections forward to complete our mission and expand our services.

Judge Young then asked for a nomination for a Vice Chairman for Marion County Community Corrections.

Judge Lisa Borges was nominated for Vice Chairman.

Judge Young then asked if there were any other nominations for Advisory Board Vice Chairman.

With no other nominations Judge Young asked for a motion to close the nomination for Advisory Board Vice Chairman. 

The motion was moved and seconded and Judge Lisa Borges became the Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board Vice Chairman.

Judge Young then asked Judge Borges if she had any comments she would like to make.

Judge Lisa Borges stated that she gladly accepts the position of Vice Chairman and would be very happy to serve in any capacity that she can, not only for the Board, but especially in the capacity of Vice Chairman. Judge Borges also said that Community Corrections is something that she feels very strongly about and she thinks that Community Corrections is not only important to the community but also to the offender. Judge Borges said that Community Corrections facilities must be managed to the best of their ability.

Judge Young stated that the next position that needed to be filled is the position of secretary. Judge Young said that the position does not have to be a Board member and the current secretary is not a Board member.    

Judge Young asked for a nomination for Advisory Board secretary.

Questions and answers ensued concerning the position of Board secretary.

Judge Young and the Board named Patty Montgomery for Advisory Board Secretary.

Judge Young stated that the next Advisory Board meeting is June 5th.  Judge Young asked that all Board members please try to attend the meeting on June 5th because that meeting is concerning the approval of contracts for Marion County Community Corrections. Judge Young also said that Drew Carlson will send the contracts to any Board member who may want to see them early, if the Board member contacts Drew.  If a Board member does not want to see them early then the contracts will be sent to them by the board secretary in their board packets before the meeting.  

Judge Young also asked members to think about their schedules and if Thursday and noon is a good time for a meeting. Judge Young asked members to think about the possibly of having meetings more often if necessary. Judge Young asked members to email him or Patty Montgomery with their thoughts on meeting times and how often Marion County Community Corrections should have meetings.


Judge Young then asked it there was any old business.

It was brought up that Community Corrections might want to designate someone to attend the Criminal Justice Planning Committee meetings. The next meeting is on Monday May 5, 2008 at 1:30pm in the City County Building Room 118. Advisory Board Member and Director of Public Safety Scott Newman stated that Brian Barton from Community Corrections has been invited along with Prosecutor’s office. Judge Altice and Judge Pierson Tracy were invited. Anyone who is interested may attend. Mr. Newman said that on the agenda for the meeting on May 5th  will be topics concerning  the rotting floors and conditions of the building that Community Corrections now occupies at 147 E. Maryland. Jail overcrowding is to be discussed. Mr. Newman said Mark Renner has been hired as Deputy Director of Public Safety.

Judge Young then asked if there was any old or new business.

With no further business Judge Young asked for a motion to adjourn.

The motion was moved and seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 12:29pm.