Salt Lake Marching and Chowder Club

Salt Lake Marching and Chowder Club                                                            Minutes 1/26/2016

John Shannon, SLCMCC President: 

Charlotte Mates, SLCMCC Vice President

Lauren Smith, SLCMCC Secretary

Carl Spitzmacher, SLCMCC Chief Researcher: 

Paul Cato, SLCMCC Sergeant at Arms

Bernie Hart, member SLCMCC: 

Marita Hart, member SLCMCC: 

Douglas Cotant, local resident: 

Steven Rimmer, Road Home resident: 

Charlene Albarran, candidate for 2nd district congress:

Minutes from last week were read and accepted

Treasurer’s report: Char is acting treasurer, the club has $36.00, $19.00 of which will be returned to Andy Cier.

Action Items:

Carl to write 1 page about “Community Action” group

Carry over to next week. He is trying to get an interview

Brad to work with Char, Nate R., Cato and Lana Dalton about getting together a needs assessment

Char met with Lana Dalton on Monday and it went well. She will be invited to meeting on Monday, 2/1/2016 at 3:00 with Brad, Nate & Char.

Char to find out if there is a homeless rep from Jackie’s office who will come to our meetings

Still unknown, Liz Buehler is currently Homeless Service Coordinator and Nate Salazar is Community Liaison.

Bernie and Marita to find out if van is available for “Tools” project

Done. Update from Char: Lana Dalton has the van and will be hiring 2 drivers.

Lauren to follow up with Camille Winnie about women’s group

I emailed Camille a proposal and we will discuss it after club meeting this week.

Charlene to research Palmer Court status.

Done. Charlene's report:

Thank-you for inviting me to your meeting.  I congratulate all of you for reaching out to those in need.
I mentioned I would get more details on the Palmer Ct.
Palmer Court functions as a permanent assisted living home for the chronically homeless. It serves single men and women as well as families with children, providing tutoring for students grades k-12 as well as a kids' book club, childcare services, on-site case managers, and other services to help get families back on their feet. 
SLC still has a significant lack of affordable housing and other services for the chronically homeless. Since most of the burden falls on the county to provide funding and services, but the majority of the homeless are in SLC, Mayors Biskupski and McAdams are currently working with the state legislature for $27 million of funding for homeless services. ($20 mill in one-time funding to build new shelters, $7 mill in recurring funding for rehabilitation, addiction, and other services.) So far Gov. Herbert has allowed $6 million in his proposed budget, so the mayors are continuing to push for the additional $21 million from the legislature.
From what I can find, the State of Utah and Salt Lake City are both keeping up with federal requirements to continue receiving federal grants for homelessness prevention programs. 

Bernie, Marita and Carl to research and report information about Home Inn

No new agenda items