TOWNSHIP OF LOWER MAKEFIELD

DISABLED PERSONS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006

 

A meeting of the Disabled Persons Advisory Board of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on Tuesday, July 22, 2006.  Chairman Rogers opened the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

 

Those present:

 

BOARD MEMBERS:                      Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary

David Rogers, Chairman 

Ann Piccinotti, Vice-Chairman

Liz Harbison, member (absent)

Megan Dorko, member

                                                                       

OTHERS:                                           Pete Stainthorpe, Supervisor Liaison (absent)

 

UPDATE ON CONTACT WITH BUILDING OWNERS/PROPERTY MANAGERS

 

Ms. Dorko noted that McCaffrey’s replaced the handicap parking signs with proper signage.

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith stated she would follow-up with Floral Vale and Makefield Executive Quarters to see if they complied with installing proper signage.

 

COMPLIANCE BY PARK & RECREATION AND PUBLIC WORKS PROPERTIES

 

Mr. Rogers stated he spoke with Ms. Donna Linney from the Park & Recreation Department about replacing handicap parking signs at Township properties and was informed the proper parking signs were installed at Roelofs Park, the baseball fields on Edgewood Road and the pool.  Ms. Linney stated she is really busy with planning Community Day but would continue to work to comply at the rest of the Township facilities.

 

Mr. Rogers stated he talked with Mr. Jim Majewski about the proper placement of the handicap parking spaces and signs within the Township Building parking lot.  Mr. Majewski stated there is not enough room to put the required 3 handicap parking spots next to each other within the Township parking lot.  He stated they looked at the ADA code to see what could be done and determined the parking spaces could be placed in the least closest path if feasible.

 

Mr. Rogers stated he spoke with Mr. Jim Coyne from the Public Works Department to find out when the handicap parking signs would be installed at the Township Building. 

 

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Mr. Coyne stated the signs have not been installed yet, but were ordered.  Mr. Rogers stated that MacClesfield Park has not been addressed at all yet.  He noted that the Park needs 11 handicap parking spaces and proper signage.  Mr. Rogers stated that Ms. Linney would have macadam installed in one area of the Park that is not handicap assessable.

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith asked for an update on the parking lots owned by the county.  Mr. Rogers stated he did not have an update but would follow-up.

 

REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY PRIDE DAY

 

Mr. Rogers stated that he received a letter from the Township explaining Community Pride Day and the events and asking the Township Boards and Commissions to participate.  Mr. Rogers agreed that the Disabled Persons Advisory Board should participate by having a table with information about what the Board does and ADA information.

 

The Board discussed upcoming community events the Board could get exposure at such as the Senior Expo in the spring and Harvest Day on September 30th.  Ms. Huchler-Smith stated that she contacted the Director of Harvest Day to inquire if the Board could have a table that day.  The Director explained to her that they only permit so many not-for-profit tables and would get back to Ms. Huchler-Smith if a table was available.  Mr. Rogers stated the Fire House Open House would be in October and he would follow-up on that event.

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

 

No update to report.

 

BUILDING PERMITS

 

Mr. Rogers stated there are no new permits to report.

 

APPROVAL OF JUNE 2006 MINUTES

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith moved, Mr. Rogers seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the June 2006 minutes as written.

 

DISABLED PERSONS ADVISORY BOARD BROCHURES AND ETIQUETTE PAMPHLETS

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith stated that she contacted Penn Valley Printing for prices and they quoted her to print 1000 brochures for $607, 500 brochures for $355 and 250 brochures for $200.  Ms. Huchler-Smith stated that 500 brochures would be enough brochures.

 

 

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Ms. Dorko stated she is working on the final cover design and showed the Board members 2 versions of the brochure.  The Board discussed which version they liked and did not like and Ms. Dorko said she would make the suggested changes.

 

Ms. Piccinotti noted that the Board might be able to get a free mailing stamp for the brochures if they wish to mail them out.  The brochure would need to be open not sealed in accordance with the rules.  Ms. Piccinotti stated she would obtain information from the Postal Service.

 

Ms. Dorko stated after the last meeting she spoke with Ms. Ann Langtry about the Board’s logo.  She stated if we print the brochure on paper other than glossy white, it may bleed.  Ms. Langtry suggested printing the brochure on glossy heavy stock or semi-gloss stock.

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith asked Ms. Dorko for an update on the “Etiquette” pamphlet and asked what size it would be.  Ms. Dorko stated the brochure size would be ½ landscape size on 8 ½ x 11 paper and she created brochures for sight and hearing impairment, persons in wheelchairs and for general disability.  Mr. Rogers asked if the etiquette information could be the same size or look as the Board’s brochure.

 

Mr. Rogers suggested the Board approve the brochure and etiquette pamphlet information and get it printed prior to Community Pride Day.  Ms. Huchler-Smith stated the Board could approve any changes on-line to save time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Rogers stated on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Oxford Valley location, there would be a ribbon cutting for the Bucks County CIL and noted that Commissioner Jim Cawley would be attending.  Mr. Rogers stated the CIL anticipated a first year count of 39 clients and after being open 9 months, the CIL has reported 79 clients and is already growing out of space.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                               

                       

                                                                        Lisa Huchler-Smith, Secretary