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  Mardell Morrison            Phone 707-543-3037
ADA Coordinator            TTY    707-543-3063
100 Santa Rosa Avenue   Fax     707-543-3035
Room 1                              ada@srcity.org
Santa Rosa, CA 95404          http://srcity.org

ADA Transition Planning Informational Newsletter

Hello interested citizens.  This is the January 2011 issue of the bi-annual newsletter published by the City's ADA Coordinator.  The purpose of the newsletter is to provide an update to the community in the quarter period when there is no public meeting.  ADA Transition Planning meetings will be conducted in April and October.  Questions on any City Program or Facilities accessibility may be directed to the City's ADA Coordinator at any time via the above e-mail or phone numbers.
DeTurk Round Barn Renovation
The DeTurk Round Barn was built in 1891 has been under renovation that is nearing completion and should be open for public use early in 2011.  The facility meets all ADA and California Accessibility standards and features new pathways, restrooms, a catering station, audio/visual technology while preserving the unique construction and historic elements of a round structure. The historic charm of this facility is a great location for events such as weddings, receptions, classes and programs.
The De Turk Round Barn is located at 819 Donahue St, Santa Rosa. 
Church of One Tree
The Recreation Parks & Community Services Department has also just completed extensive renovations to the Church of One Tree, which was originally constructed in 1873. The renovation includes improvements to restrooms, pathways and entrances. The Church of One Tree is a one of a kind structure featured in Robert Ripley’s “Believe it or Not!” column, which was published world wide. The historic charm of this facility also makes it a perfect location for weddings, receptions, and other events. For information about renting these facilities please contact us at the email addresses or phone numbers below.
rentdeturkroundbarn@srcity.org or
rentchurchofonetree@srcity.org or call at
Phone:  (707) 543-3282
TDD for Hearing & Speech Impaired
Phone: (707) 543-3289
Accessible Information: 543-3292
Hours: Mon-Fri  8-5
City Hall Sidewalk Improvements
The City's Public Works Department has been busy the past few months making improvements at City Hall to sidewalks, constructing accessible curb cuts and building an accessible pathway between Sonoma Avenue and 1st Street.  Ramps into the City Hall Complex are located at the Sonoma/Santa Rosa Avenue entrance and accessible sidewalks and pathways are on the D Street side of City Hall.  The Facilities Maintenance Team has added directional signs and hand rails at the ramps.
Transit Mall Temporary Relocation
The Transit Department will be starting renovations at the Transit Mall in the Spring of 2011.  The Transit Mall will be temporarily relocated to 1st Street between Santa Rosa Avenue and D Street and next to City Hall during the construction period. 
Emergency Preparedness
The City is in the process of updating its Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and the Santa Rosa City Regional Mitigation Plan. You can view the plans at the City’s Emergency Preparedness web site:   http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/adminservices/emergencyprep/Pages/default.aspx 
Please contact the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator if you would like a hard copy of any of the documents.  Citizen comment and input into these plans should be directed to:
Ed Buonaccorsi
City of Santa Rosa
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
707-543-3710
ebuonaccorsi@srcity.org

Next Public Meeting
The next ADA Transition Planning meeting will be on April 21, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  The meeting will be held in the City’s new Utility Administration Building Training Room A located at 35 Stony Point Road.  Topics will include review of training for Police and Fire Department staff to improve communications and services to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and other types of disabilities.
  
The City of Santa Rosa does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions or access to, or treatment of or employment in, its programs or activities.  Requests for alternate formats may be made by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (707) 543-3037.
This information can also be accessed via the internet at:
 http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/hr/riskmanagement/ada/Pages/default.aspx