TOWNSHIP OF LOWER MAKEFIELD

DISABLED PERSONS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2004

 

A meeting of the Disabled Persons Advisory Council of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on Tuesday February 24, 2004.Supervisor Fegley opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Those present:

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:††††††††††††††††††††††† John McConville

Lisa Huchler-Smith

David Rodgers†††††

Ann Piccinotti††††††††††††

Liz Harbison (absent)

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OTHERS:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Scott Fegley, Supervisor Liaison

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I.††††††††† INTRODUCTION

 

Each Council member introduced him or herself and explained why they were interested in being on the Council.

 

Mr. Fegley introduced himself as the Supervisor Liaison to the Council, gave the Council some direction but asked the Council to talk on how they want the Council to effectively respond to issues.

 

II.††††††† ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

Mr. Fegley asked if there were any nominations for Chairman of the Council.Ms. Huchler-Smith moved to nominate Mr. Rodgers as Chairman of the Council.Mr. McConville seconded the motion and it was unanimously carried to elect Mr. Rodgers as Chairman of the Council.

 

Mr. Fegley asked if there were any nominations for Vice-Chairman of the Council.Mr. Rodgers moved to nominate Ms. Piccinotti as Vice-Chairman of the Council.Mr. McConville seconded the motion and it was unanimously carried to elect Ms. Piccinotti and Vice-Chairman of the Council.

 

Mr. Fegley asked if there were any nominations for Secretary of the Council.Mr. Rodgers moved to nominate Ms. Huchler-Smith as Secretary of the Council.Ms. Piccinotti seconded the motion and it was unanimously carried to elect Ms. Huchler-Smith as Secretary of the Council.

 

III.             SET MEETING DATES

 

Ms. Huchler-Smith moved, Ms. Piccinotti seconded and it was unanimously carried to set the Councilís meeting date for the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

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IV.†††††† DISCUSSION OF OBJECTIVES

 

Mr. Fegley suggested that the Councilís first objective should be to look at the blueprints for the Clubhouse at Makefield Highlands Golf Course.Mr. Fegley stated the Clubhouse is presently in the early stages of construction and the Council should look at the blueprints to make sure it is ADA compliant.Mr. Fegley stated he would request a copy of the blueprints to be sent to Mr. McConville to review since he is familiar with reading blueprints.The Council agreed they would review the blueprints and contact the Golf Committee to discuss.Mr. McConville stated that he would go to the construction site and look at the Clubhouse as it is constructed.

 

The Council discussed how they should get started and what they should focus on.Ms. Huchler-Smith suggested creating or using a web-site for the Council to link people with questions to the ADA web-site as well as a place for people to voice concerns and complaints.The Council discussed integrating ADA requirements into Zoning & Planning code.Mr. Fegley said the Lower Makefield Township building inspector enforces ADA requirements.

 

The Council agreed they should find out the percentage of disabled persons in Lower Makefield Township.

 

The Council agreed they would try to get a person from the ADA and Mr. Schamberg to speak at their next meeting to educate the Council.

 

IV.              ADJOURNMENT

 

The Committee scheduled the next meeting for Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.