July 28, 1997
5:00 p.m., Rm. 211, City Hall
I. Roll Call
II. Approval of Agenda
III. Approval of Minutes
IV. New Business
V. Old Business
A. Area Review of Hospital Plan
The committee was glad to see that accessibility issues are being discussed. Ms. Gorska and Ms. Lott reviewed the plans as part of the "process". Mr. Dean asked about the height of the toilets. Ms. Lott stated the toilets were speced at 17-19".
B. Transition Plan
Ms. Boesser stated that physical barrier were prioritized in two documents. The first part is physical barriers removal list and time frame. The second is for remodeling CBJ facilities with ADA in mind.
C. Building Code Update
There was discussion of ADA fair housing laws with respect to item 3.8. The committee approved the language of that as written.
Committee discussed the exception as written for home occupations: in response to Ms. Boessers questions, the committee suggested that home occupations that invite the public, whether or not public funding is received, should be made accessible. The committee indicated that it was not interested in how it was funded, but rather was interested in seeing facilities made accessible. The committee reiterated that if the public is served, the facility should be accessible. Bed and breakfasts five rooms or less would be exempt from the ADA; after five rooms, one room should be made accessible. Home beauty shops must be made accessible.
The committee addressed the question on page four about home care occupancies with less than five children. It is the committees desire that in home daycare of five kids or less be exempt as this is not regulated by the CBJ.
There was discussion about accessibility at the harbors. The committee directed that Kim Kiefer should invite Joe Graham to address accessibility issues with respect to harbors. Ms. Boesser has a video that could be shown of an accessible ramp system.
For the next meeting Ms. Boesser will also review the language in chapter three of the UBC, division four, regarding requirements for group residential occupancies.