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Fullerton City Lights Citizen SRO Advisory Committee Minutes September 5, 2002

Redevelopment Conference Room
303 West Commonwealth Avenue
Thursday, September 5, 2002
4:00 PM


CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 p.m., by Chairperson Ferguson

ROLL CALL:

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Glenna Axe,
Gwen Ferguson,
William McGarvey and
Carolyn Johnson
COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: William Gillespie
STAFF PRESENT: Linda Morad,
Ken O'Leary,
and Terry Keasling (Recording Secretary),
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRESENT: Diana Johns, Solari Enterprises, Inc.,
Gabriella Michel, Solari Enterprises, Inc.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A MOTION was made, seconded and CARRIED by members present to approve the Minutes of July 11, 2002.

Linda Morad introduced Gabriella Michel, the new representative for Solari Enterprises.

Chairperson Ferguson introduced Mary Evelyn Bryden Health Care Agency, who explained to the committee what services this program provides and added that there are many other programs available. Ms. Bryden introduced Rosanne Kotzer, MSW, Geriatric Educator of the Health Care Agency.

Ms. Kotzer advised this agency provides four different services, and they all collaborate together. They are Behavioral Health Services, Older Adult Services, Substance Abuse Resource Team, and Senior Health Outreach Prevention Program.

Chairperson Ferguson asked for a definition of "older." Ms. Kotzer advised that the county addresses people that are 60 to 75 year's old as young/old; 75 to 85 year's old as mid-aged old; and people that are 85 year's old and up are called older adults.

Committee Member Axe asked how many residents are over 60 that live at the SRO. Mr. O'Leary advised approximately 10 were 60 and older.

Ms. Kotzer asked what some of the resident's problems or complaints were. Ms. Johns advised, not being organized, cluttered apartment, sometimes the older residents don't take their medication and roam around, hygiene, nothing to do, one person almost started a fire because they were confused. Ms. Kotzer advised that these are all aging issues and services can be provided.

Ms. Kotzer informed the committee that the Health Care agency would be able to provide services to assess what problem a person is dealing with. This service would be at no charge.

Chairperson Ferguson asked if the county would send an employee to assess a person if they are not elderly. Ms. Kotzer advised they would, but that would be the Social Service Division of the county, which is different than the Health Care Agency. Ms. Kotzer advised that she would get this information to the committee and the SRO.

Ms. Morad advised that Sgt. Ron Gillett will be given this service information also.

DISCUSSION OF WORK PROGRAM/ACTIVITIES:

PROGRESS IN SEALING NORTH WALL

Ms. Johns advised that the waterproofing is almost complete; the only thing that needs to be completed is the draining ditch for the irrigation and the replanting in front of the wall. Two bids have been received, one more is needed. If the bid is over $1,000 it has to be approved by the owner. It is estimated that it will take another two weeks to complete the project.

EMERGENCY RESPONSES

Ms. Johns advised that the police call statistics are down this month. There was one 911 call and that was a hang up.

Ms. Morad advised that Sgt. Gillett asked for the SRO to call the police when there is a real emergency, and not feel that they are not allowed to call the police at all.

Ms. Morad advised that the Fire Department did not submit response statistics for the month.

TV ANTENNAS

Ms. Johns advised that they have one bid to relocate the antennas and may possibly only need one.

QUARTERLY INSPECTION REPORT:

Committee Member Johnson advised that she was very impressed with her walk through, but was surprised when she received the inspection report from the City Inspector. The report states that the location was cockroach infested. Ms. Johns advised that the problem stemmed from one tenant that has been evicted. The entire complex will be fumigated.

Committee Member Ferguson asked how the overall maintenance of the facility was. Committee Member Johnson advised the laundry room and kitchen have recently been painted and looked nice. Committed Member Johnson advised that the complex was a little crowded, but overall it was better than last year.

Committee Member McGarvey suggested canceling the meeting of October 3, since nothing on the agenda is pending. Mr. O'Leary suggested that we send an update report in the mail until the next meeting.

NEXT MEETING SCHEDULE:

Next meeting is November 7, 2002.

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Committee Member McGarvey moved that the meeting be adjourned, which was seconded and CARRIED by members present to. The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

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