[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Grant County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-20-1974 by Ord. No. 18]
Pursuant to § 51.42, Wis. Stats., there is established a Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Board for Grant County, in combination with Iowa County. The name of such joint Board shall be the "Unified Board of Grant and Iowa Counties."
The program hereby created shall identify, develop, provide, or cause to be provided such services as are necessary for the prevention or amelioration of mental disabilities, including but not limited to mental illness, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse. It shall facilitate the use of community resources to the fullest extent through management, control and fiscal responsibility.
There shall be appointed a governing and policy-making Board of Directors composed of 11 members. Such Board shall have charge of the operation and administration of the program.
Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Chairmen of the County Boards of Supervisors. Appointments shall be subject to confirmation by each respective Board of Supervisors. Not more than three members shall be members of the County Board of Supervisors of any combining county. There shall be representation of the interests of the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, the alcoholic and drug abusers by persons of recognized ability and demonstrated interest in these conditions.
Seven representatives will be appointed from Grant County and four from Iowa County by the respective County Board Chairman.
The term of office of each member of the Board of Directors from the two counties, appointed pursuant to this article, shall be for three years, except that of the members first appointed by Grant County, two shall be appointed for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, and three for a term of three years, and of the members appointed by Iowa County, one shall be for a term of one year, one shall be for a term of two years, and two for a term of three years. Vacancies for unexpired terms shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. Any Director appointed hereunder may be removed by the appointing authority in accordance with the procedure and authority set forth in the statutes.
Directors appointed hereunder shall be compensated for their services and travel expenses at a rate subject to approval of the County Boards.
Subject to the provisions of § 51.42, Wis. Stats., and any amendments thereof, the Board of Directors shall have the powers and duties set forth therein and shall specifically:
Be authorized to receive and disburse funds.
Negotiate and execute such contracts for the provision or securing of resources as may be necessary to the development or maintenance of services.
Perform its statutory duties pursuant to § 51.42, Wis. Stats.
The County Board of Supervisors of Grant and Iowa Counties, pursuant to § 51.437(4g)(b), Wis. Stats., recreated by Chapter 90, Laws of 1973, do ordain that the Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Board established under § 51.42, Wis. Stats., is hereby designated as the Developmental Disabilities Board with all the powers, duties and responsibilities specified under § 51.437, Wis. Stats.
The program shall be financed by such funds as may be available through public and private sources, and the Board is authorized to accept private donations and to request and receive state and federal grants-in-aid in addition to County funds.
The Board of Directors shall plan its financial operations on a calendar-year basis, and each year it shall submit its proposed budget for the next calendar year to the County Board of Supervisors prior to October.
The expenses incurred in the operation of the program shall be paid by the § 51.42, Wis. Stats., program and charged against appropriations and other funds credited to the program. Said program shall receive, deposit and credit to the separate account of said program all funds paid over for said program's operations by any source.
The Board of Directors shall make an annual report to the County Boards of Supervisors, and it shall make or cause to be made such reports as may be required by pertinent statutes.
The existence or establishment of a program in combination with any other county or counties shall necessitate the execution of a written contractual agreement binding each county to perform its several and mutual obligations as set forth in this article.
This article shall take effect upon passage, approval and publication as required by law by the County Boards of Grant and Iowa, with an implementation date of January 1, 1975.
[Adopted 2-17-2009 by Ord. No. 52]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Art. II, Center on Aging, adopted 8-20-1974 by Ord. No. 19.
The current Center on Aging office shall assume responsibility for management of the County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center, combining the two entities creating the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin – South - Grant County and a new governing board.
Purpose: provide the general public, but particularly adults who are elderly, developmentally or physically disabled or with mental health or substance use disorders with information, referral, and assistance to a wide range of community resources; help inform and educate people about their options; assist in connecting them to programs, services and public benefits; and provide intake, eligibility determination and enrollment into long-term managed care in Grant County.
The members of the Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board, subject to confirmation by the County Board.
The Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall consist of 11 members. At least 1/4 of the members of the Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall be individuals who belong to a client group served by the resource center or their family members, guardians, or other advocates. The proportion of these Board members, who belong to each client group, or their family members, guardians, or advocates, shall be the same, respectively, as the proportion of individuals in this state who receive services under Wisconsin Statute §§ 46.2805 to 46.2895 and belong to each client group. No individual shall be allowed to serve on the Aging and Disability Resource Committee who has a financial interest in or serves on the governing board of a care management organization or an organization that administers a program described under § 46.2085(1)(a) or (b) or a managed care program under § 49.45 of the Wisconsin Statutes for individuals who are eligible to receive supplemental security income under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1381 to 1383(c) which serves any geographical area also served by a resource center, and the individual’s family members may not serve as members of the Aging and Disability Resource Committee. At least 1/2 of the members of the Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall be elderly citizens 60 years of age or older. One fourth of the members of the Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall be County Board members. (Three client group members, five elderly citizen members and three county board members.)
County Board members who are appointed to serve on the Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall serve a term of two years on said Committee. However, in no event shall any County Board member be allowed to serve more than three consecutive terms on the Aging and Disability Resource Committee for Grant County. Non-County board members appointed to serve on the Aging and Disability Resource Committee shall serve a term of three years, but no member shall be allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms on the Aging and Disability Resource Committee.
Delegates to the Regional Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin-South Governance Committee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Grant County Board of Supervisors, subject to confirmation by the Grant County Board. Delegates shall include one County Board Supervisor and two consumer representatives.
Powers and responsibilities: The Aging and Disability Resource of Southwest Wisconsin – South – Grant County Committee shall be charged with complying with all of the requirements and duties set forth in Wisconsin Statute § 46.283(6)(b).
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin – South – Grant County shall be charged with complying with all of the requirements and duties set forth in Wisconsin Statute § 46.283(4) and Wisconsin Statute § 46.82(3), as well as all federal statutes that apply to Centers on Aging.