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03-18-1998Board Members Present Board Members Absent: Others Present: ADA Advisory Board Meeting Minutes March 18, 1998 Larry Sharp, Bob Evans, Jennifer Switzer - Hensley, Dorothy Powers, Kathe Stark Ramon Armendariz, Tomas Mendez Lillian Gonzales Brown, Ceasar Rodriguez Jennifer called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. Motion: Dorothy made a motion to accept the meetings from the February meeting as written. Seconded by Bob. No further discussion, motion passed unanimously. ADA Improvement Update: Kathe provided an updated ADA Improvement and Cost Schedule reflecting the Board's recommendation from the March meeting to balance expenditures across the three (3) year span. Kathe provided an update on the status of projects currently underway as follows: 1. Branigan Library: Work on the first and second floor restrooms is completed. The parking and entrance ramp work is completed. The telephone alcove and relocation of the hi -low drinking fountains is in progress. Total cost: $33,600. 2. Branigan Cultural Center: Work on the restrooms is nearly completed. The threshold reducer is in place where the tile and carpet abut and the service counter construction is underway. Total cost: $6,000 3. Branigan Fine Art and Culture: The restroom door weight has been adjusted to 5 pounds or less. The bottom of the doors requires shaving to reduce the amount of vacuum created when the door is closed and the vent inside the restroom is running. The vacuum created causes the weight of the entrance doors to be very heavy. No cost involved. 4. Porta Potties: The six (6) units purchased by the City have arrived, are assembled and are getting use. One unit is currently placed on the Downtown Mall and one at Young Park until the restrooms there can be renovated later this fiscal year. Kathe is working with Parks and Recreation on use of the other four units and other departments with special events requiring the use of porta potties. Cost: $9704. 5. Stage Ramp: The portable stage ramp was ordered and delivery is expected in early May. The ramp is 24 feet with a 5 foot level landing to allow different configurations. Total cost: $4,100. Expenditure projections for the remainder of the current fiscal year includes: Mesilla Park 21,208 K � Meerscheidt Recreation Center 24,922 Young Park 12,199 City Office Center 12,793 Munson Senior Center 4,125 TOTAL $75,247 Kathe will be meeting next week with the Support Services Division and City Architect to determine which of this work will be completed in -house and which through subcontractors. A question was raised pertaining to City authority over the Pan Am Center. The Pan Am Center is the responsibility of NMSU, which is a quasi - governmental agency under state jurisdiction. A question was raised regarding ownership of a Braille printer at the library since literacy for persons with visual impairments who utilize Braille depends on print ability. The current computer room at the library does provide voice - activated software. Board Meeting Agendas Kathe stated she would like the committee to play an active role in establishing the agenda for board meetings. There was a general discussion with board agreement they would provide agenda items. The board agreed they would like to have a representative from various City departments at subsequent meetings to discuss their role in ADA compliance and general City operations. Kathe reported that Robert Garza, Chief Engineer, has agreed to attend the April 15 meeting. Other possible invitees include: Duane Goode, Support Services Director; Alma Cortez, Codes Enforcement; Fermin Rubio, City Attorney; Jim Ericson, Division Director Development Services Division; Ron Baker, Budget Office; Gerard Nevarez, EEO /Training Office. The Board also expressed a desire to invite the Mayor to a meeting to discuss: 1. His vision for CLC and how access fits into that vision. 2. Any ADA concerns he may have. 3. How the board can assist him respond to the needs of the community. 4. Can the board do something to assist City leadership understand the ADA and persons with disabilities. Kathe will extend an invitation to the Mayor, potentially for the June meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m. Motion by Dorothy, seconded by Larry. NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 Location: Branigan Library, 1st Floor Dresp Rooms A/B Time: 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.