Date: 09/18/2009

Replacement of the Capitol Cafe Tables and Chairs


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09:35 AM -- Replacement of the Capitol Cafe Tables and Chairs

The committee was called to order. A quorum was not present. Mr. Thomas Wuertz attended on behalf of John Rogers, and joined the committee at the table. Mr. Joel Pavelis, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Business Enterprise Program, and Ms. Elizabeth Steinhilber, Boulder Associates, presented a revised layout and fabric scheme for the replacement of the furniture in the State Capitol Cafe. The Chair summarized the presentation made by Mr. Pavelis and Ms. Steinhilber at the committee's August 21, 2009, meeting. Committee members received a packet of information including preliminary furniture specifications for the Capitol Cafe (Attachment A) and a schematic of the proposed layout of the tables and chairs in the refurbished Capitol Cafe (Attachment B). Ms. Steinhilber reviewed changes to the plans after incorporating feedback received at the committee's August meeting. Mr. Pavelis responded to a question about the source of funds for the project, and explained that federal moneys through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have been made available to his division for the project. Ms. Steinhilber addressed questions about the durability of the different fabrics and about the difference in cost between chairs with and without arms. Discussion ensued about the cost for different types of chairs. Ms. Steinhilber recommended only using armchairs in select locations to avoid overcrowding. Discussion returned to source of funds and total budget for the project.

Attachment A.pdf Attachment B.pdf

09:45 AM

Discussion continued about the project's budget. The committee considered two fabric schemes, Fabric Scheme A and Fabric Scheme B, which can be viewed in Attachment A. Discussion returned to the project's funding source and budget. In response to a question, Mr. Pavelis and Ms. Steinhilber told the committee that the wood on the existing booths will be stained to match the new furniture. Mr. Pavelis explained that if the Capitol Cafe project does not move forward, the moneys are still available for use by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Business Enterprise Program.

09:53 AM

Since there was not a quorum present, the committee took an informal vote on the two fabric schemes and selected Fabric Scheme A. The committee then considered the three different chair selections and considered the merit of armchairs versus cafe chairs. The committee took another informal vote and selected the wood cafe chair with arm option from Attachment A. The committee suggested keeping the number of armchairs at a minimum and asked Mr. Pavelis and Ms. Steinhilber to use only wood cafe chairs if they determine that the Capitol Cafe will be overcrowded if armchairs are included in the layout.

09:59 AM

The committee told Mr. Pavelis and Ms. Steinhilber to decide which trash receptacles will be the best fit in the refurbished Capitol Cafe. Mr. Pavelis asked the committee if they wanted a sign posted at the completion of the project to advertise that the project was funded with federal stimulus dollars. Discussion ensued. Mr. Pavelis and Ms. Steinhilber will attend the committee's October 16, 2009, meeting to answer additional questions before the committee formally votes on the proposal.