ADA Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

May 4, 1998, Monday

5:00 p.m., Juneau Library


I. Roll Call

Members Present: Ken Dean, Earl Clark, Cora Miller, Linda Newman, Carmen Katasse

Members Absent: Wadell Snyder

Staff Present: John Kern, Capital Transit

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Mr. Clark, Chairman. A quorum was present.

II. Public Participation on Non-Agenda Items: None

III. Approval of Agenda - Address item A, VI. Old Business prior to item A, V. New Business. Approved as amended unanimously.

IV. Approval of Minutes - April 6, 1998:

MOTION: Delete Corrine Conlon as Member Absent. She is no longer a member of the Committee. Approved as amended unanimously.

V. New Business

A. Election of Officers: Earl Clark, nominated, seconded and elected as Chair. Linda Stevenson-Millard, nominated, seconded and elected as Vice Chair.

VI. Old Business

A. Community Education Project: Mr. Clark provided copies of a draft "Self-assessment Checklist - Public Accommodations Accessibility" to the members. This checklist is a self assessment tool for businesses to identify common accessibility barriers. The SAIL program is able to assist with the printing and distribution of a checklist; and, the Assembly may provide a budget for this project. After discussion of additional ideas, the following motion was made.

MOTION: by Dean, "I move that we proceed on this community education outline which includes the accessibility checklist with the cooperation of SAIL." Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

B. Hospital TDD: Clark reports that there has been no new activity on this item. A letter was expected from Ms. Gorska regarding her request to Mr. Valiant for funding.

C. ADA Transition Plan Presentation to Assembly: The Plan was put on the Assembly’s consent agenda and therefore a presentation will not be made. Mr. Kern explained that items on the consent agenda are approved when the consent agenda is accepted by motion of the Assembly.

VII. Chair Report

A. Hospital TDD: Mr. Clark will send another letter requesting a TDD phone be placed in the accounting section of the new administrative building.

B. ADA State Teleconference: The last conference regarded training the disabled to know their rights and responsibilities. The next teleconference will be Thursday, May 14th. The teleconference sites are the office of SAIL, Don Brandon and Linda Stevenson-Millard.

C. Web Site: The site has been cleaned up and addresses to other sites that persons with disabilities would find helpful are being sought for addition.

VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting - VI. Old Business, Community Education and Hospital TDD.

IX. Adjournment: There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m., May 4, 1998.