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MINUTES OF

THE LAT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.

ELLENDALE COUNTRY CLUB

3319 HIGHWAY 311

HOUMA, LOUISIANA 70360

March 28, 2019

 

 

A.           CALL TO ORDER

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

 

PRESENT:

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Ms. Lynn D. Clement Mr. Greg Diez

Mr. John Hebert Ms. Avie Fontenot

Mr. Spurgeon Holly, Jr Mr. Stanley Folse

Ms. Michele Turner Jones Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

Ms. Kristine Strickland Mr. Darrel Waire

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin

 

 

 

ABSENT:

 

Mr. Kevin Belanger Ms. Lora Ann Chaisson Ms. Katherine Dubois Mr. Randall Domingue Mr. Alfred Fox, Ill

Ms. Annette Smith Huber Mr. Thomas Reckert

Ms. Terri St. Peter Mr. Frank Streva Ms. Misti Johnson

Ms. Freddia Roberson A quorum was present ALSO ATTENDING:

Mr. Joseph Hollis, Louisiana Workforce Commission Ms. Crystal Chiasson, Louisiana Workforce Commission

Ms. Lorey Owens, Business & Career Solutions Center - Work Connection, Inc.

Ms. Mary Landry, LAT Staff Mr. Frank Lewis, LAT Staff

Ms. Leah Lina, Business & Career Solutions Center- Work Connection, Inc.

 

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D.          CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

 

 

Mr. Angelloz thanked the members and guests for coming to the meeting and asked that they all make an effort to come to all of the meetings as they are very important to our community. This Board represents the parishes of Lafourche, Assumption and Terrebonne Parish.

 

E.          APPROVAL  OF MINUTES

 

 

Motion by Mr. Diez/Seconded by Ms. Fontenot to approve the Board Minutes of the December 6, 2018 meeting.

 

 

Not in Favor:

Abstains from Voting: Vote:

 

None None

Unanimous

 

 

 

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Ms. Lynn D. Clement Mr. Greg Diez

Mr. John Hebert Ms. Avie Fontenot

Mr. Spurgeon Holly, Jr Mr. Stanley Folse

Ms. Michele Turner Jones

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz Ms. Kristine Strickland Mr. Darrel Waire

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin

 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

 

Motion Approved

 

 

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Mr. Darrel Waire                     Yes

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin                 Yes Motion Approved

2.      Apprenticeship Presentation - Louisiana Workforce Commission

 

 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) seeks to improve the quality of life for job seekers and workers through an integrated, job-driven system that links individuals with diverse skills to businesses with talent needs. Registered Apprenticeship is a workforce strategy that can help meet the needs of workers and businesses by combining on-the-job training with job-related instruction.

 

For employers Apprenticeship Programs help to recruit and develop highly-skilled employees, increasing productivity and retention.

 

For job-seekers, Apprenticeship programs provide paid workplace experience to develop job skills and obtain certification in demand occupations, and opportunity to earn while they learn.

 

Anyone needing additional information with regard to the Apprenticeship program can contact Mr. Joseph Hollins at (225) 342-5899.

 

3.       Region 3 - 2016 - 2020 Revised Regional Plan

 

 

The State has requested that all Regions revise their original Workforce Regional Plan 2016-2020 to reflect changes to the economic and labor market information of each area.

 

The Plan was revised and posted to the website at www .bayouregioncareers .com

for comment for 30 days. No comments were made.

 

Staff recommended that the Board approve Region 3 - 2016-2020 Revised Regional Plan.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Dr. Strickland to approve the Region 3 2016- 2010 Revised Regional Plan.

 

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  1. F. NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

  1. Bourgeois Bennett, LLC

 

 

Mr. Dan Toepfer, CPA of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC presented the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., Audit report for year ended June 2018. Mr. Toepfer's report combined Income, Expenditures, Balance Sheet and changes in Fund Balances for the LAT Board. He pointed out that Ticket to Work, Hearts and STEP funds had no restrictions and that whatever was left over is to be used at the Board's discretion. This is money that has no reimbursements attached to it and it is in excess of the State's Budget .

 

No material weaknesses were noted during the audit for the year June 30, 2018. No significant deficiencies were reported during the audit for the year ending.

No compliance findings material to the financial statements were noted during the year ended June 30, 3018.

There were no federal award findings or questioned costs reported during the audit of the financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2018.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Mr. Floes to approve the Audit for year ending June 30,

2018 presented by Bourgeois Bennett, LLC.

 

 

Not In Favor:

Abstains from Voting: Vote:

 

None None

Unanimous

 

 

Vote:

 

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Ms. Lynn D. Clement Mr. Greg Diez

Mr. John Hebert Ms. Evie Fontenot

Mr. Spurgeon Holly, Jr. Ms. Michele Turner Jones Dr. Kristine Strickland

 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

 

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Not in Favor:

Abstains from Voting: Vote:

None None

Unanimous

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Ms. Lynn D. Clement Mr. Greg Diez

Mr. John Hebert Ms. Avie Fontenot

Mr. Spurgeon Holly, Jr Mr. Stanley Folse

Ms. Michele Turner Jones Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

Ms. Kristine Strickland Mr. Darrel Waire

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin

 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Motion Approved

 

 

G.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.           Tier 2.1 Personal Financial Disclosure Statement (Forms A-F)

 

 

REMINDER:

 

The Form Tier 2.1 (Personal Financial Disclosure Statement) must be filed annually by all members of the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., The deadline for filing with the Louisiana Ethics Board is May 15, 2019.

 

 

H.          UPDATES

 

 

  1. Program Update (Information Only)

 

 

Update on Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs for Business & Career Solutions Center, Work Connection,  Inc.

 

Ms. Owens stated that currently the Business & Career Solutions Center have enrolled 117 participants in CRT, 19 in Work Experience and 1 on OJT, totaling 137 as of March 28,  2019.

 

 

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2.           WIOA Funds - Financial Update

 

 

(Information Purposes Only)

 

 

 

I.             LWDB Meeting Schedule

 

 

June 27, 2019

11:00 A.M.

 

ELLENDALE COUNTRY CLUB

3319 Highway 311 Houma, Louisiana

 

 

Due to the amount of noise that was apparent at the meeting on March 28, 2019 the board staff would like to possibly change the time of the meetings to begin around 10:30 and serve lunch at 11:00.

 

 

 

 

J.            LUNCH---

 

  1. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

 

 

Mr. Lewis stated that staff has received the monitoring report from the Federal Monitors on March 27, 2019 however they were unable to completely review prior to the board meeting. Information will be provided at the next board meeting.

 

L.           ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Motion by Mr. Folse /Seconded by Ms. Schwartz to adjourn .

 

 

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Vote :

 

 

Not in Favor:                           None

Abstains from Voting:               None

Vote:                                         Unanimous

 

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                     Yes

Ms. Lynn D. Clement                Yes

Mr. Greg Diez                           Yes

Mr. John Hebert                      Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                     Yes

Mr. Spurgeon Holly, Jr             Yes

Mr. Stanley Folse                     Yes

Ms. Michele Turner Jones        Yes Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                   Yes

Ms. Kristine Strickland              Yes

Mr. Darrel Waire                       Yes

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin                 Yes Motion Approved

Meeting adjourned...