January 8, 2013 6: 30 p m. The meeting was called to order at 6: 30 p m. by Chair Darnel Frost. Present: Absent



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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Minutes

January 8, 2013


6:30 p.m.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Darnel Frost.
Present: Absent:

Darnel Frost Romona Miller

Genevieve Hodges

Margaret Duwe

John Hoffmann

Ed Johnston

Greta Moorhead

Tere Owens



Stacy Reliford
City Council Liaison: Council Member Bob Sears
Staff Liaison: Chief Administrative Officer Mike Brown
Other: None
Visitors: Joe McAvoy

Roll Call
Roll call was taken by Maggie Duwe. Attendance is reflected above.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by Maggie Duwe and seconded by John Hoffmann to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2012 meeting. All in favor, motion carried.
MLK Event
John Hoffmann advised that the MLK event was scheduled on the same day as the Police Department pancake supper. The program needs to be finalized and the event needs to be publicized via the Webster Kirkwood Times, utility bills, churches, ADL, the Kirkwood Public Library, the chaplain’s group, CFUH, and the Ministerial Alliance.
Visitor Comments
None
Report of City Council Liaison
Council Member Sears advised that the City Council is very pleased with the new LGBT ordinance and that it was well developed and presented. He noted that an Ordinance had been extended to prevent protests at funeral services; protestors have to be at least 300 feet away one hour before, during, and one hour after a service.
LGBT Ordinance
Maggie Duwe advised that she, Darnel Frost, and John Hessel are working on the enforcement portion which will include a flow chart. The intent is that the HRC will not investigate or judge but rather facilitate.
Essay Contest
The essay contest rules/question has been distributed with the due date of February 1. HRC members should rate the essays by the February 12 HRC meeting. Awards will be presented at the February 21 City Council meeting.
Accessible Parking at the Post Office
An e-mail had been sent to Richard Parsons with no response being received. Efforts will continue.
Planning for 2013
A planning session of the HRC was held on Monday, January 7.
Upcoming Meetings
The next meeting of the HRC will be held on February 12.
Adjourn
Motion was made by Maggie Duwe and seconded by John Hoffmann to adjourn. All in favor, motion carried.


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Romona Miller, Secretary


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