ADA Advisory Committee
September 7, 2000
5:15 p.m., SAIL
I. Roll Call
Members Present: Ken Dean, Pamela Mueller-Guy, Earl Clark, Robert Gregovich, Cheryl Hull, Matt Kemp, Lolus Westbrooks, Rita Bowen (via conference phone)
Members Absent: Beau Kelly
Staff Present: John Kern, Transit Manager
Others Present: Keith Carpenter, AKCESS
The meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m. at the office of SAIL by Hull, Chair. A quorum was present.
II. Public Participation on Non-agenda Items: None
III. Approval of Agenda: Add Item D: Mary Aspinwall's Letter, to New Business. Approved unanimously.
IV. Approval of Minutes - August 3, 2000 approved unanimously.
V. New Business
A. Increased Care-A-Van Summer Service - tabled.
B. Accessible Tourist Services - Keith Carpenter speaks on accessible tourist services. Carpenter has a business that provides tour services for persons with disabilities.
C ADA Legislation - Dean reports on actions currently being taken on a national level that could threaten the ADA. Dean recommends that the committee member's write their congressional delegation in support of the ADA. Hull will email the committee members information relating to this issue.
D. Mary Aspinwall's Letter - Dean reports that Mary has attempted to arrange taxi transportation and has been refused service. Mary is in a wheelchair. Dean reads her letter to the committee. The committee discusses possible actions to take to affect this situation.
7:00 p.m. Bowen excuses herself and indicates she will be absent in October.
Westbrooks excuses herself.
VI. Old Business
A. Subcommittee Reports
1. Recognition Meeting - Clark reports on action regarding the ceremony recognizing persons contributing to work of the ADA Advisory Committee.
2. Education Committee - Gregovich reports on progress made toward a Capital Chat radio session. A late fall date is anticipated.
The Education Committee is working with the Juneau School District on their ADA transition plan and reports that the district is anticipating having a plan in place in January.
3. TTY Phones - No report.
VII. Chair Report - Hull reports she attended the School District meeting.
VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting
New Business: Increased Summer Care-A-Van Service
IX. Adjournment - This regular meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m. The next meeting will be October 5, 2000.