ADA Advisory Committee

   Meeting Minutes

November 2,  2000

5:15 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Library

I.      Roll Call

Members Present: Ken Dean, Pamela Mueller-Guy, Earl Clark, Cheryl Hull, Matt Kemp, Lolus Westbrooks, Rita Bowen, Beau Kelly

Members Absent:  Robert Gregovich

Staff Present: John Kern, Transit Manager

Others Present:Theresa Kissel, Interpreter

The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Library by Hull, Chair.  A quorum was present.  Clark arrives at 5:40 p.m.

II        Public Participation on Non-agenda Items:        None

III.        Approval of Agenda:        Approved unanimously.

IV.        Approval of Minutes - October 5, 2000 approved unanimously.

V.     New Business

A.        Draft Proclamation - Clark proposes some changes in the text of the proclamation.

B.        Shoveling Driveways  - Dean discusses the efforts of SAIL to coordinate the startup of driveway shoveling for persons with disabilities.

C.        Election of Officers

Vice-chair: Pam Mueller-Guy is nominated, there are no other nominations, Mueller-Guy is named Vice-chair.

Chair: Hull is nominated, there are no other nominations, Hull is named Chair.

VI.    Old Business

  1. Letter from Cheryl Hull to Capital Transit - Hull presents letter to Committee for information.
  2. Draft Letter on TTYs - Hull begins discussion on a letter regarding use of cruise ship passenger fees for TTYs.  Mueller Guy discusses the need for TTY phones in the downtown area.  There are many public phones (she has counted 32) but no TTY phones.  Discussion moves to the need for TTY phones at parks, play fields and malls.

  3. It is proposed that all malls be contacted to express a need for TTY phones.
  4. Subcommittee Reports

1. Recognition Meeting - Hull presents proclamations for recognition of persons who have helped the work of the Committee.

2. Education Committee - Kelly discusses efforts to get on KINY Capital Chat to discuss issues of persons with disabilities.

3. TTY Phones - Discussed in Item B. Old Business.

VII. Chair Report - Hull explains what she has done to arrange for the new meeting place, the Mendenhall Valley Library.

Other activities during the month included work on the recognition proclamations and the letter regarding increased summer Care-A-Van service.

VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting

Old Business: Proclamations for Signing; Taxi Cab Operations; Driveway Shoveling

IX. Adjournment - This regular meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.  The next meeting will be December 7, 2000.