Steering Committee Weekly Agenda: May 12, 2022

May 31, 2022 | Meetings

Visioning Session and Steering Committee
Berks County Correctional Facility
May 12, 2022
Visioning Session: 11:15 am – 2 pm
Steering Committee Meeting: 2:15 pm – 3 pm
Location: Commissioners Board Room

Kevin Barnhardt, Commissioner and Chair
Jeffrey Smith, Warden
Robert Williams, retired Chief APO/JPO
Ronald Seaman, Chief Administrative Officer
Stephanie Weaver, Public Relations Officer



1. Call to Order

  • For Public comment: Please include your first name, last name and municipality. Any comments without name and municipality will not be considered. Each citizen has no more than 3 minutes for their comment. The meeting comment period will be no more than 30 minutes. Please be concise. Comments will be read during the meeting and should not be considered to be interactive dialog with the committee. Any response to public comment will be done at the discretion of the committee.
  • (Once all comments are read or the 30 minute comment period is over, announce the closing of public comment period)

2. Public Comment on Specific Agenda Items

3. Approval of minutes from previous meeting

4. Visioning Session

  • Session 1 – Jail “Sea Change”
    High level discussion of current and future state of industry trends and policies impacting the development of a new correctional facility (11:15 am – 1:20 pm, including 20-minute lunch on-site).

    • Introduction and Ground Rules
    • Impact of Existing Facility Conditions on Operations
    • Operational Values
    • Trends
  • Session 2 – Berks County Vision
    Specific goals for the new Berks County Correctional Facility and development of facility program and design goals (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)

    • Precedents
    • Services and Programs
    • Visitors and Community
    • Staff
    • Design Goals
    • Next Steps

5. Project Status Update by CGL Companies, Inc.

  • Review of Schedule
  • Action Item Follow Ups
  • Review of Deliverables
  • New Business

6. Communication Update

7. Executive Session

8. Public Comment

9. Adjournment

Next Meeting: May 26, 2022

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