ADA Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

January 26, 1999, Monday

5:00 p.m., Juneau Library


I. Roll Call

Members Present: Ken Dean, Earl Clark, Cora Miller, Linda Newman, Cheryl Hull, Linda Stevenson-Millard, Wadell Snyder

Members Absent: Corrine Conlon, Carmen Katasse

Staff Present: Donna Pierce, Deputy Manager; Sara Boesser, Engineering; John Kern, Capital Transit

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Mr. Clark, Chairman. A quorum was present.

II. Public Participation on Non-Agenda Items: None

III. Approval of Agenda

Move Item B. Transition Plan Update to New Business as Item B. 1.

Add new Items B. Parking Letter; C. Lease Agreement; D. Code Review Committee; and E. Status of Web Page to Old Business. Approved as amended unanimously.

IV. Approval of Minutes - December 22, 1997

This item is still outstanding.

V. New Business

A. New Member - Cheryl Hull: Ms. Hull introduces herself including her background and family. She is currently the assistant director of SAIL.

B. Donna Pierce, Deputy City Manager: Ms. Pierce complimented the ADA annual report. The report has been submitted to the Committee on Committees for their Feb. 2nd meeting. Ms. Pierce invited the Committee to attend for clarification on their mission and the presentation of the annual report. As far as promoting awareness of the ADA Committee she had three suggestions; 1) let the public know that the Committee is available for advice on ADA compliance, (2) publish a brochure, and (3) approach the Assembly, show them some of the Committee’s projects and request a budget.

Synder arrives.

B1: Transitional Plan Update - Sara Boesser: Ms. Boesser presents the transition plan. She explained the background work to form the plan and then reviewed the plan with the Committee. The Committee complimented Ms. Boesser on the plan.

There will be two public hearings, the first is Feb. 23rd, and the second is Feb. 26th. Cora Miller will chair the first meeting, and Ken Dean will chair the second. John Kern will check on the requirements of a public hearing and make provisions for a record. Ms. Boesser will attend both hearings. Copies of the plan are available at several locations and advertising will be done in the Juneau Empire. The plan is also on the internet.

MOTION: by Miller "The February 23rd public hearing will be the Committee’s regular meeting". Passed unanimously.

C. KTOO Closed Captioning of Legislative Coverage - Ken Dean:

Mr. Dean suggests that the Assembly require KTOO to caption and that the Committee advise the Assembly not to contract for airing the meetings without closed captioning.

The Alaska Deaf Council is holding a meeting at SAIL on the 28th at 6 p.m. the topic is "Closed Captioning".

MOTION: by Synder (paraphrased) "Send a letter to KTOO to let them know they are not doing certain things required by the ADA." Passed unanimously. The Chair will write the letter and copy the members.

D. Meeting/Day - Carmen Katasse: Ms. Katasse is absent from this meeting. Mr. Clark informed the Committee that Ms. Katasse can no longer meet on the present schedule. The Committee discussed a new meeting day.

MOTION: by Snyder "Change the meeting date to the first Monday of each month and the next regular meeting will be in April". Passed unanimously. The next regular meeting will be April 6th.

The Committee requested John Kern check into the availability of the Juneau Librabry conference room for the meetings.

VI. Old Business

A. Hospital TDD Telephones - Ken Dean: Mr.Valiant, hospital administrator, was a guest on Capital Chat. Mr. Dean called in and asked if a TDD phone will be installed in the new addition. Mr. Valiant said no, it is not in the plans. Hospital staff think that a TDD phone in the main lobby is sufficient.

Mr. Clark has requested copies of hospital regulations for TDDs.

B. Parking Letter: No action.

C. Lease Agreement: No action.

D. Code Review Committee: Sara Boesser informed the Committee that the Code Review Committee (CRC) is preparing to go to the Assembly with new codes. The goal of the CRC is to have the codes in place before the summer building season begins. The Committee is interested in the process and time line for the new codes. Ms. Boesser suggested they contact Chris Roust for more information.

E. Status of the Web Site Page: No action.

 

VII. Chair Report - None.

VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting - IV. Approval of the Minutes, December 22, 1997; and, VI. Old Business Items B., C. and E.

IX. Adjournment: There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.