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Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee <br /> Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 <br /> Location: Zoom Meeting <br /> Present: Donna Hartzler, Janis McKenzie (City of Kitchener), Heather Clark-Harris, Rob Bender, Brenda <br /> Robinson (Co-Chair), Paula Saunders, Lolita Paroski (City of Kitchener), Tracey Murray (Township of Wilmot), <br /> Councillor Debbie Chapman (City of Kitchener), Lindsay Raftis (Township of Wellesley), Trevor Tamlin, Carrie <br /> Speers, Teresa McQuillin, Melanie Garbarz (Region of Waterloo), Councillor Sue Foxton (Region of Waterloo), <br /> Mamie Sealey-Baker, Jeff Smith (Township of Woolwich), Councillor Sandra Hanmer (City of Waterloo), Jolene <br /> MacDonald, Berny Wesselink, Tamara Bell <br /> Regrets: Dan Lajoie, Dawn Clelland (Co-Chair), Ashley Sage (Township of North Dumfries), Brad Sayles <br /> 1. Welcome and Introductions, Brenda Robinson <br /> 2. Approval of September Minutes and October Agenda <br /> Carrie motioned to accept October agenda as amended; Donna seconded. All in favour. <br /> Break time between items 5 & 6 on the agenda <br /> Jolene motioned to accept September minutes; Tamara seconded. All in favour. <br /> 3. Declarations of Pecuniary Interests <br /> None <br /> 4. City of Kitchener, Southwest Community Library, Chris Oke <br /> Design plans were shared with the committee regarding a new community library in Southwest Kitchener. <br /> (Corner of Fisher Hallman and Bleams Road). <br /> Next Steps: <br /> 1. Detailed design and costing <br /> 2. Construction tender (Spring/Summer 2022) <br /> 3. Construction tender award (Summer 2022) <br /> 4. Library opening (2023) <br /> Comments/Feedback <br /> • Daisy Reader to sign out? Yes, at this locations and other locations as well. Staff will forward the <br /> information. <br /> • Group study area will be a bookable resource after hours when the Library is not open <br /> • Community Kitchen (teachable) <br /> • Using buttons or bars for accessible entries, bars make it accessible to more people <br /> • Built Environment subcommittee would like to go over the accessible washrooms before finalized <br /> • Accessible washrooms, is there two entries? Yes <br /> • Will the kitchen be fully accessible? One part of the kitchen should be accessible, staff to take back to <br /> the architect <br /> • Flashing strobe lights for fire alarms? Any enclosed space should have flashing strobe lights, not just <br /> the sound of the alarm <br /> • Accessible parking will be on the North side near the accessible washroom and book drop <br /> • Low to the ground fun things for children <br /> • Entrance will be street level, no ramp, or steps <br />