TOWNSHIP OF LOWER MAKEFIELD

DISABLED PERSONS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2005

 

A meeting of the Disabled Persons Advisory Board of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on Tuesday,      November 22, 2005.  Chairman Rogers opened the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

 

Those present:

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:                        John McConville, member

Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary

David Rogers, Chairman     

Ann Piccinotti, Vice-Chairman

Liz Harbison, member (absent)

                                                                       

OTHERS:                                                       Scott Fegley, Supervisor Liaison (absent)

                                                                       

SENIORS GROUP HEALTH FAIR

 

Mr. Rogers stated he attended the health fair on behalf of the Board to answer questions.  He stated approximately thirty people attended the health fair and he did not have many people stop at his table and ask questions.

 

LMT EMERGENCY SQUAD

 

Mr. Rogers stated he followed up with the Emergency Squad and they told him they don’t have the emergency information inputted into their system and have no way to input the information because they are waiting for special computer equipment from the state.

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith suggested talking to Chief Coluzzi about how to get the emergency information into the emergency database.  She also suggested going to the County level to ask if they have an emergency information database and if the municipalities can access it.  Mr. Rogers stated he would call Jim Cawley and talk with Chief Coluzzi.

 

BUILDING PERMITS

 

Mr. Rogers stated there are no new commercial building permits.  He noted that he saw that the Board of Supervisors modified the Zoning code for group homes.

 

BUSINESS CARDS

 

Mr. Rogers distributed the business cards to the Board members and told the Board members to fill in their names.  H stated the extra business cards would be in the Board’s filing cabinet.

 

 

 

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PROPOSED LETTER TO LMT BUSINESSES

 

Mr. Rogers discussed the proposed letter to Township business owners to comply with handicap parking rules & proposed changes.  Ms. Huchler-Smith asked if the letter could give business owners information about how to obtain handicap signs.   Mr. Rogers agreed that is a good idea and would ask Jim Coyne who the Township purchases signs from.

 

Mr. Rogers asked the Board if they are in agreement with the content of the letter.  The Board members approved the letter.  Mr. Rogers stated he would meet with Mr. Fedorchak to approve the letter then would send out the letter with the ADA requirements attached.

 

NEW BUSINESS/OLD BUSINESS

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith and Mr. Rogers suggested the Board bring ideas to the next meeting of projects/problems the Board could address in the next two years.

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith suggested ways to advertise the Disabled Persons Advisory Board within the community.  The Board suggested going through the schools and local business associations.

 

The Board discussed the new handicap ramp at the rear entrance to Makefield Elementary School and the lack of handrails or that the ramp is not wide enough the fit both doors. Mr. Rogers stated he would contact the director of special education for the Pennsbury School District about advertising the Disabled Persons Advisory Board within the school district and the ramp at Makefield Elementary.

 

APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 2005 MINUTES

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith moved and Mr. McConville seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the October 25, 2005 minutes at written.

 

The Board agreed to cancel the December 2005 meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2006.

 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

                                                                       

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary