ADA Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

March 4, 1999, Thursday

5:00 p.m., SAIL

I. Roll Call

Members Present: Ken Dean, Rita Bowen, Cheryl Hull, Pamela Mueller-Guy

Members Absent: Earl Clark, Cora Miller

Staff Present: Amber Ceffalio, Interpreter

Others Present: None

The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. at the offices of SAIL on Industrial Boulevard by DEAN Vice Chair. A quorum was present.

II. Public Participation on Non-Agenda Items: None

III. Approval of Agenda: Add to V. New Business, C. Elevator Phones. Approved unanimously.

IV. Approval of Minutes - February 11, 1999: Change Guy-Mueller to Mueller-Guy and add Staff Present:Amber Ceffalio, Interpreter. Approved unanimously.

V. New Business

A. Discuss Youth Activities Grant - DEAN discusses concerns over the lack of funding from the Youth Activities Grant to children with disabilities. DEAN will continue to pursue.

MOTION: To send a letter to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Passed unanimously.

B. Report on Airport Planning Committee - DEAN presents a copy of the Airport Master Plan.

C. Elevator Phones - MUELLER-GUY presented information about how phones in elevators need to be equipped with a signal for the deaf. A button needs to be provided so responder knows a hearing impaired person is in the elevator. MUELLER-GUY will research information on phone cost and availability and report back.

VI. Old Business

A. Taxi Accessibility: DEAN reported that on Monday the 8th of March the "For Hire Vehicle Code" will be the subject of a public meeting by the Assembly. He encouraged Committee members to attend and offered to distribute a copy of the present draft of the ordinance.

B. Accessible Fishing Pier: DEAN discussed the Twin Lakes accessible pier and plans for the dedication ceremony Saturday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. The Committee discussed whether to have a plaque .

MOTION: Have a plaque made. Passed unanimously.

The Committee discussed preparations for the program. Parks and Recreation will be conducting the program.

C. Community Education: HULL indicates the pamphlet is complete and CLARK will be meeting with Donna Pierce to discuss publication and distribution. HULL distributes copies of the pamphlet and Rainbow of Resources Program. The Committee will conduct a session at the program about what is going on in Juneau.

VII. Chair Report: DEAN was contacted by Linda Lowe, CBJ, regarding SAIL conducting training for employees. She requested the Committee write a letter to the Assembly for the funding. It is suggested that the letter include other opportunities for training.

MUELLER-GUY discussed the need for public TTY phones downtown and suggested the use of spaces for ATM machines.

VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting - TTY Phones under Old Business.

IX. Adjournment: There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m. The next meeting will be April 8, 1999 at SAIL.