Medford Human Rights/Disability Commission(s)May 23, 2012Present
: Barry Knamm, Steve Honeycutt, Henry Milorin, David Harris, Diane McLeod,Charlotte Swartz, and Lois Bronnenkant
: Marie Cassidy and Chief Leo Sacco
March and April Minutes
Motion to accept both by Charlotte, seconded by Henry, all in favor
New BusinessUpdate on Monthly Issues
Diane resolved the complaint for the transgender individual.
After our fair housing training Barbara suggested we hold one on reasonableaccommodation and modification. Diane will set something up in the Fall.
Diane addressed an anti-semetic issue at a school.
We just completed the Section 3 plan overview and the Action Plan.
She has been working on the Health Disparities kick off.
Diane mentioned that we have not received any nominations. Steve does not want tohold the ceremony unless there is someone deserving. There was discussion aboutCMARC. We don’t have to hold it in June. Everyone will give it some thought.
Old BusinessHealth Disparities Issue
Diane handed out invitations to everyone for the June 11
forum. Mark Fenton will beour key note. He is very energized and motivating.
No variances. Diane mentioned the ramp is going in at the Harvard Street business.Nappi’s has not yet been before the AAB, but is scheduled.Carroll’s is open. No info on the rear egress yet.
Correspondence & Announcements
Henry mentioned that the old Shore Pharmacy may become a day care center. It wouldstill need to be accessible. Diane will follow up with the Building Dept.Barry asked about the parking lot behind the old Ruth’s. Diane noted that she haswalked it and counted spaces. She found several locations that had to be rectified. Shehas to meet with the DPW Commissioner to review the changes.