DISABLED PERSONS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
A meeting of the Disabled Persons Advisory Board of the
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: John McConville, member (absent)
Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary
David Rogers, Chairman
Ann Piccinotti, Vice-Chairman
Liz Harbison, member
OTHERS: Scott Fegley, Supervisor Liaison (absent)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ms. Huchler-Smith moved,
Ms. Harbison seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the
Mr. Rogers stated he received a telephone call from Ada Derr from the LMT Seniors group advising him that the seniors would be having a “Health Fair” at their next meeting. Ms. Derr asked Mr. Rogers if he and another Board member could sit at a table and answer questions about what services the Disabled Persons Advisory Board could offer to seniors. Mr. Rogers stated the senior’s next meeting is Tuesday, November 1st from to Ms. Huchler-Smith stated that she could sit at the Board’s table with Mr. Rogers.
LMT EMERGENCY SQUAD MAILING RESULTS
Mr. Rogers said the Emergency Squad advised him a second mailing was sent out. Mr. Rogers stated that he received the mailing but the information card was not enclosed. He stated he would contact the Emergency Squad and ask why the card was not enclosed.
Mr. Rogers stated no new permits have been issued since the last meeting.
ID CARDS FOR BOARD MEMBERS
Mr. Rogers stated the ID cards were ordered and the cards should be received soon. Ms. Huchler-Smith stated that she would wait to follow-up with McCaffrey’s regarding the accessibility issues she visited them earlier about until she receives a card. The Board agreed.
Mr. Rogers stated
he took the letter he drafted to local business owners he personally knew to
get their input. They thought the end of
the letter was a little harsh. Mr.
Rogers agreed with the input from the business owners. The Board discussed ways to encourage business
owners to install handicap parking spaces and comply with
The Board discussed altering the letter to discuss the benefit of installing proper signs and ways to draw more business from disabled persons.
Mr. Rogers stated he received an email regarding the new GSA requirements for government buildings, which exceed existing requirements for automated doors at public entrances.
Mr. Rogers discussed Flowers Mills, the age restricted community in Langhorne and how the residents cannot open the doors at the Community Center because they are too heavy. The residents have requested that the doors be replaced and the Community has denied the request. The residents may take the Community to Court to compel it to replace the doors.
Ms. Huchler-Smith stated she would keep the new GSA standards in mind for any new buildings or minor renovations. Ms. Huchler-Smith stated she also received an email from Ms. Krulla that “Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities” was posted on the Board’s web site but there is a problem with accessing the link right now.
The Board scheduled the next meeting for Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary