ADA Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

February 11, 1999, Thursday

5:00 p.m., City Assembly Chambers

I. Roll Call

Members Present: Ken Dean, Earl Clark, Cora Miller, Rita Bowen, Cheryl Hull, Pamela Guy-Mueller

Members Absent: None

Staff Present: Sara Boesser, CBJ Building Inspector II

Others Present: ???

The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. by Mr. Clark, Chairman. A quorum was present.

II. Public Participation on Non-Agenda Items: None

III. Approval of Agenda: Approved unanimously.

IV. Approval of Minutes - December 3, 1998: Approved unanimously.

There are no minutes for January 7, 1999; meeting was canceled due to snow.

V. New Business

A. Update on City and Borough of Juneau Compliance Projects - Sara Boesser:

The transition plan was published and the Assembly adopted it. Last November two people were hired as the ADA Transition Team. They have been trained and are reviewing facilities on the list. Items on table A and B are being completed and the tables are updated to January 26, 1999. Two large completed projects are accessible toilet/shower rooms at Zach Gordon and Mt. Jumbo. It is projected that the tables will be updated again in mid March. There is an addition to the list, a new item 18. There was a complaint on the pool/sauna door, that it is too narrow. There is also a threshold at JRU that is too tall and will be added to the list.

Ms. Boesser answered Committee questions. CLARK will contact her regarding an invitation to the ADA Transition Team to an upcoming meeting.

B. ADA-AG: Update from the Building Code Review Committee - Sara Boesser:

At the last Building Code Review Committee meeting public response was requested on the incorporation of ADA language in proposed code changes. The public was not in favor. One reason sited was if the language were incorporated, it would perpetuate the false assumption that when a permit is issued it meets ADA-AG. Chris Roust, building official, has said ADA-AG is getting closer to the building code and by the year 2000 ADA-AG may fit the building code. The current building code as written adopts the latest version of ANSI standards which are close to ADA-AG.

VI. Old Business

A. Taxi Accessibility: DEAN wrote and sent letter to the Commercial Vehicle Task Force (CVTF) as requested by the Committee. CLARK requested and received a copy of the draft ordinance. He reports that while the policy statement was great it did not follow through with any regulations concerning the requirements for taxi accessibility. CLARK wrote a letter to the CVTF focusing on the draft ordinance. All members were mailed copies.

B. Accessible Fishing Pier: CLARK wrote a letter to and attended the Park & Recreation Committee meeting requesting the new accessible dock be named for Jerry Schack. The committee voted to name the dock after Jerry Schack. Monique (?) has requested to appear before the Committee to discuss a dedication ceremony for this coming spring.

C. Community Education: The check list has been edited two or three times. Donna Pierce will set up a time in April to request funding from the Assembly for printing and mailing. SAIL will contribute staff time and additional funding if required.

DEAN elected new Vice-chair for Committee.

VII. Chair Report: CLARK reported attending code committee meeting, phone discussions with Chris Roust and Sara Boesser on ways to proceed with ADA-AG, his conversation with Jerry K. of Sitka and his work with the community education committee on the accessibility check list.

CLARK spoke to the Committee about recruiting three new members to fill the present vacancies

VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting - None

IX. Adjournment: There being no further business the meeting adjourned.