Town Of Hempstead Workforce Investment Board Meeting Minutes - June 20, 2002





JUNE 20, 2002


The meeting was convened at 12:20 P.M. by Alan Nachman, Vice Chairperson, in the absence of the Chairperson. The attendees were welcomed and asked to introduce themselves and to identify their organizations. Dr. William Atkins was congratulated by Mr. Nachman on his promotion to Dean of Instruction at Nassau Community College. The minutes of the March 21, 2002 were reviewed and a motion to accept them as written was made by Dr. Glenn Spiritis, seconded by Mr. Henry Graber, CPA and approved unanimously.

Items for Information

I. State Workforce Investment Board Initiatives

The following State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) initiatives were reviewed and discussed:

    1. Meeting minutes of May 16, 2002
    2. Local WIB Project Matrix;
    3. One-Stop Operator Certification;
    4. Promising Practices grant awards;
    5. Assessment of Local Skills Shortages/Phase II grants.

A video presentation describing the Workforce New York program was presented. Dr. Atkins commended the WIB staff for its hard work. He stated that the Town of Hempstead WIB is "light years ahead of others in the state."

II. Youth Council Initiatives

Mr. Kenny summarized the meetings conducted by the Youth Council since the last meeting of the WIB. He described the actions taken by the Youth Council to recommend proposals for the summer component of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) summer program.





III. One-Stop Partner Team Initiatives

It was reported by Mr. Kenny that a workgroup, consisting of the New York State partner representatives and WIB staff, has begun to meet to complete a resource sharing agreement for Program Years 2000 and 2002, as required by the New York State Department of Labor policy for executing memoranda of understanding (MOU). The workgroup recommends that the WIB request an extension of the Program Year 2000 MOU for Program Year 2001.

Dr. Spiritis suggested that the WIB pursue funding from the Town of Hempstead’s Community Development Block Grant. He also introduced Michael Abraham, Director of the Inc. Village of Hempstead’s Weed and Seed Program. Mr. Abraham explained that the program is funded by the Department of Justice’s Youth Anti-Crime Initiative. Weed and Seed operates as a multi-agency network that aims to end violent crime, gang activity and drug usage. It also seeks to restore affected neighborhoods through economic development activities. The program serves approximately 1,200 after school youth and 2,000 summer youth.

Discussion ensued regarding how the public sector should work as a partnership to serve the business community. An example was discussed in which HempsteadWorks recently coordinated services with the Village of Hempstead to assist A.J. Wright in staffing its new store.

Items for Action

IV. Proposal Review

Mr. Kenny explained that a proposal review workgroup had reviewed proposals under a variety of procurement actions. He explained the purpose of each procurement and reported the recommendations of the workgroup. On a motion offered by Mr. Graber and seconded by Mr. Mark Goldstein, the following proposals were approved unanimously by the WIB:















One-Stop Vendor Services

  1. Abilities, Inc.
  2. City of Long Beach Office of Youth and Family Services
  3. Drake Beam Morin, Inc.
  4. Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.


Internet Consulting Services

  1. Big Buzz, Inc.

b) Howell Libertore and Associates, Inc.


Computer Consulting Services

  1. George C. Mueller and Company


Staff Leasing

a) Alcott Staff Leasing, Inc.


Legal Services

a) Stephanie Angela Clark, Attorney


Academic and Occupational Learning Curriculum for Youth

a) The Paxen Group, Inc.


Youth Services

Various Local Educational Agencies

Items for Discussion

V. Performance Outcomes

The WIB reviewed the HempsteadWorks Shared System Services Report for Program Year 2001. As of June 18, 2002, 8155 customers were served, of which 3,090 were shared customers. In addition, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I-B Performance Measures Report through the third quarter Program Year 2001 was reviewed.

VI. New Business

The members expressed appreciation to Ana-Maria Hurtado, Edward Kenny and the entire staff for their efforts on behalf of the WIB. A motion was offered by Mr. Graber to adjourn the meeting at 1:20 P.M., seconded by Dr. Spiritis and approved unanimously.