Monday, June 23, 1997
Valley Library Conference Room
The meeting was called to order by Chair Clark at 5:00 pm.
I. Roll Call
Members Present: Corinne Conlon, Linda Newman, Earl Clark, Ken Dean, Cora Miller
Members Excused: Wadell Snyder, Carmen Katasse
II. Public Participation on Non-Agenda Items
III. Approval of Agenda
Move to approve the agenda with the addition of Twin Lakes and Curb Cuts both under Old Business.
ACTION: All in Favor
IV. Approval of Minutes for May 19, 1997
Approve the April 28, 1997 minutes as revised. Page two and last page change Griggs to Briggs.
ACTION: All in Favor
V. New Business
A. ADA Training curriculum for CBJ Employees
Clark meet with Donna Pierce to discuss the role of the committee and
one of the items she suggested was for the ADA Committee to develop a
curriculum for staff training and an implement schedule. The committee
discussed different options for the training, would it be contracted out or
would committee members do the training, does the committee just form
the outline for training or do they actually provide an outline for each
Clark appointed Newman, Miller and Dean to the subcommittee and
requested that they return to the Committee with recommendations and
answers to the above mentioned questions at the August meeting.
B. Meeting with the Committees on Committees
Clark said that he will be talking to the Chair of the Committee on
Committees to discuss the ADA Committees focus. If a presentation is
requested to the full Committee on Committee Clark will notify the
C. Parking Code Letter- Clark
Clark provided a draft copy of a letter addressed to the Assembly.
Kiefer suggested that the letter be forwarded to the CBJ Parking
Committee for their review. Kiefer will forward the CBJ contact to
VI. Old Business
A. Leasing Policy- Snyder/Dean
Steve Gilbertson attended the meeting and said he supports the ADA
Leasing Policy for new buildings. He said that there is a need for some
CBJ offices to be in close proximity to City Hall and so having this
leasing policy for currently leased facilities would not be effective
management. He said the CBJ has made reasonable accommodations for
people that need access to staff in the Muncipal Way building by
providing meeting space in City Hall.
The buildings leased by the CBJ are the Muncipal Way, Marine View
and the Police station. A new police station will be built that will be
accessible and the Marine View Center is accessible. He said he is also
doing short term leases on the Muncipal Way building with the hopes
that something in either the Marine View building or the Sealaska
building would come open because both of those facility are accessible.
He was asked about the long term plan of the CBJ. He said the plan is
for a new civic center by Centennial Hall and Armory and put a 2nd
floor on Centennial Hall and move all CBJ offices there. He said that is
a very long range thought at this time. He said they want to keep the
CBJ office in the downtown area.
Clark asked Gilbertson to write a letter to the ADA Committee outlining what he discussed tonight. It would provide the committee with written documentation.
B. Publicity Subcommittee Report - Conlon
Conlon reported that her goal is to get the web site up and running in the
next month. Once she gets that up and running she will look at getting
articles out to the local media. Conlon and Clark will work on articles
and discuss with staff as needed before information is published.
C. Building Code Report- Dean
Members of the ADA Committee met with the Building Code Review
Committee and for the most part it was a positive meeting. There will be
two more opportunities for people to comment on the building code
changes. Once with the Building Code Committee and once with the
The ADA Committee needs to make sure we get plenty of people out to support having the ADA-AG incorporated into the Juneau Building Code.
D. Twin Lakes- Kiefer
At the last meeting the Committee requested money be taken from the
School District CIP. Kiefer called the School District and they are
currently working on an RFP to bid out the work. In light of this Kiefer
recommended that next years CIP money allocation be revised. There is
$30,000 set aside for curb cuts that she recommends be used for the
Move the curb cut money to the Twin Lakes dock project and whatever is left over will revert back to the ADA Committee for curb cuts.
ACTION: All in favor.
VII. Chair Report- Clark
Clark said he met with Donna Pierce to review the role of the committee
to make sure we were heading in the right direction. As discussed above
they talked about providing ADA training for CBJ employees, and ADA
education for the Juneau population. Pierce said she is pleased with the
work of the ADA Committee and that she will assist the committee
Clark has contacted Partners in Alaska to discuss strategies on working
on the building code issues.
Clark introduced John Kern from Capital Transit. He will be taking over
as the staff liaison to the ADA Committee in September. He has worked
with the Committee on the Capital Transit plan and looks forward to
working with the committee.
VIII. Agenda Items for Next Meeting
Next meeting will be on July 28, 1997 at 5 p.m. in room 211 of the Municipal Building.
Move to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.
Updated 8/20/97 - bgb
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