DISABLED PERSONS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
A meeting of the Disabled Persons Advisory Board of the
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary
David Rogers, Chairman
Ann Piccinotti, Vice-Chairman
Liz Harbison, member
Megan Dorko, resident
APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 2006 MINUTES
Ms. Harbison moved and Mrs. Piccinotti seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the February 2006 minutes as written.
Huchler-Smith stated that she contacted State Representative Steil to obtain
the state citation for the proper handicap parking space signage. Representative Steil’s office forwarded the
Ms. Huchler-Smith and Mr. Rogers stated they met with Mr. Fedorchak about the Township owned properties not being in compliance with the requirements for proper handicap signage and the number of handicap parking spaces. Mr. Fedorchak stated the Township would order the proper signs and the Disabled Board would identify the areas that need proper signs. Ms. Huchler-Smith noted that if there is only one handicap parking space at any business it must be labeled “Van Accessible” with fines posted and the signs at a special height. She stated she is also going to rewrite the letter to the businesses because the original letter was difficult to understand and the new letter will include a picture of what is needed to comply.
stated he met
with Ms. Donna Linney and Ms.
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Ms. Linney and
Ms. Reardon of what could be done to achieve better access at other Township
facilities such as the pool and the tennis courts on
discussed how to address this issue in the future to make sure signage and
ground markings are correct. Mr. Rogers
stated it would be difficult to determine the total number of parking spaces at
Ms. Dorko and Ms. Harbison stated they worked on a three-panel informational brochure about the Board and noted they left some blank areas for additional information to be added. Ms. Harbison and Ms. Dorko thought a logo for the Board would be a good idea to help people remember the Board. Mr. Stainthorpe stated that a logo would be a good idea and asked if they had any ideas. Ms. Dorko stated that she thought of the wheelchair symbol with a more stylized look and text. The Board discussed including the pamphlet goals they are working such as proper handicap signage and an increase in community networking.
Ms. Harbison suggested having shirts made for the Board members to wear to events. Ms. Huchler-Smith asked when the next newsletter would be sent out. Mr. Stainthorpe stated a “card style” newsletter would be sent out in the next few weeks, but the following four-page newsletter would be sent out in early summer. He stated the Board should write an article for the next newsletter.
Ms. Harbison suggested the Board possibly partnering with Special Olympics. She stated she knows a woman who is very involved in a local Special Olympics and she would contact her. Ms. Huchler-Smith asked Ms. Harbison to obtain a schedule of local Special Olympic events.
The Board discussed finding out the date for the Senior Expo and suggested having the pamphlet ready for the Expo.
stated he went to the TMA Committee meeting for the handicap. He stated that
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Huchler-Smith stated she would like to see portable on-call transportation and
asked if that is included in the objectives of the TMA. Mr. Stainthorpe replied yes in addition to
other goals. Mrs. Piccinotti stated with
her disabled membership she could use disabled transportation for twenty days
per year in each participating state.
She stated if
stated the TMA might suggest that the pilot program go somewhere other than
Mr. Rogers stated there are no new permits.
The next meeting
is scheduled for
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at
Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary