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REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 28, 2000 <br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, met in the Council <br />Chambers of the County -City Building on Monday, February 28, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting <br />was called to order by Council President Charlotte Pfeifer and the Invocation and Pledge to the Flag <br />were given. <br />ROLL CALL <br />Present: James Aranowski <br />1st District <br />Charlotte Pfeifer <br />2nd District <br />Roland Kelly <br />3rd District <br />Karl King <br />4th District <br />David Varner <br />5th District <br />Andrew Ujdak <br />6th District <br />Sean Coleman <br />At -Large <br />Al `Buddy" Kirsits <br />At -Large <br />Karen L. White <br />At -Large <br />Absent: None <br />Vice - President <br />President <br />Chairperson, Committee of the Whole <br />REPORT FROM THE SUB- COMMITTEE ON MINUTES <br />To the Common Council of the City of South Bend: The sub - committee has inspected the minutes <br />of the February 14, 2000 meeting of the Council and found them correct. <br />Therefore, we recommend the same be approved. <br />s /Charlotte Pfeifer <br />s/David Varner <br />Councilmember Coleman made a motion that the minutes of the February 14, 2000 meeting of the <br />Council be accepted and placed on file. Councilmember Kelly seconded the motion which carried <br />by a voice vote of nine (9) ayes. <br />SPECIAL BUSINESS <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2841 -00 A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, DECLARING THE <br />MONTH OF MARCH AS DISABILITY AWARENESS <br />MONTH AND COMMENDING AND HONORING <br />CHIARA HOME, INC. FOR PROVIDING RESPITE CARE <br />FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS <br />WHEREAS, the South Bend Common Council acknowledges that the Americans with <br />Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990 by then President George Bush; and <br />WHEREAS, this federal law established civil rights protections which has fostered awareness <br />in four (4) major areas, namely: Employment under Title I, Public Services and Transportation under <br />Title II, Public Accommodations under Title III, and Telecommunications under Title IV; and which <br />further provides for "...a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of <br />discrimination against individuals with disabilities "; and <br />WHEREAS, one of the best examples of a local organization which provides respite care to <br />individuals with developmental disabilities, mental disorders and/or special needs is Chiara Home, <br />Inc. which is located at 1105 West Jefferson Boulevard in South Bend; and <br />WHEREAS, Chiara Home, Inc. is available 24 -hours a day, 7 days a week for guests of all <br />