Facilities Cost Management Group (FCMG) representatives warned the Hamburg and Farragut school boards that work to make district buildings ADA compliant may uncover sizable costs in the form of electrical, mechanical, fire and safety code issues.
Annette Zeplin said, “To just address ADA issues is one thing, but understand once you start work you open yourself up to inspections that could expose other costly issues.”
In the Oct. 29 meeting the Zeplin and Tim Hoffman from FCMG gave the two boards preliminary estimated costs of making each of the buildings ADA compliant including:
– Hamburg middle school/high school building $940-$990,000.
– Hamburg elementary building (assuming pre-K-6th grade usage) $90-$110,000.
– Farragut vocational ag building $80-$100,000.
– Farragut elementary building (whole building) $790-$880,000.
(two lower levels for 2nd grade or older) $630-$710,000.
– Farragut high school building (not including Home Ec building) $80-$120,000.
There’s a name change in the works for the Museums of Los Gatos–it’s NUMU, and it stands for the New Museum Los Gatos that opens next year at the civic center. The art museum on Tait Avenue and the history museum at Forbes Mill will be combined into one facility, taking over the old library that has been mostly vacant since February 2011.
Earlier this month the town council appropriated nearly $1.4 million to upgrade the old library building with new heating, air conditioning, restrooms, lighting and an ADA-compliant elevator.
“This project has several themes,” parks and public works director Matt Morley said. “The most important of these may be the focus on accessibility–ensuring through the installation of a new elevator, a revamped stairwell and reconstructed restrooms that all patrons have access to the full space.” Read More…
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – One of Bossier City’s three public pools is not in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Now, city leaders may have to dig deep into their pockets to reopen the pool in May.
According to Bossier City Attorney Jimmy Hall, even though the Shed Road pool house otherwise referred to as “Meadowview pool”, has a handicap lift for the pool, the spaces inside the pool house itself aren’t wide enough for wheelchairs.
The issue was brought to light when this summer, a grandpa couldn’t get around inside the pool house to help his grandchild. It’s a problem community member Jojo Sutis can understand, “I can totally see someone needing the handicap accessibility wanting that to be available,” she said.
“If we don’t come into compliance we are going to get a lawsuit about it. We have to have a compliant facility, so it is not an optional deal,” said Hall at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Read More…
Nearly 8 million lawsuits were filed against business owners last year, taking what some consider a hefty and unfair toll on the economy. Now, one group is demanding an end to “lawsuit abuse.” John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
A slew of lawsuits filed against small business owners have led to settlements that some owners say make them feel more like the victims.
A study by the non-profit group California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CCALA) shows 7.7 million lawsuits filed statewide during fiscal year 2012-2013 against small business owners…..
Recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation to the Certified Access Specialist Institute in California (CASI) on Assistive Listening Systems and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As one of the co-founders of Listen Technologies, I am a passionate advocate for Assistive Listening Systems. My recent presentation to the specialists at CASI allowed me to share my thoughts on why awareness of the ADA is not only necessary but also how it can be beneficial. Read More
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WHAT IS IT? Work at the corner of Third and Center streets in Hannibal was underway Tuesday morning in preparation for the installation of an ADA-compliant sidewalk ramp on the intersection’s southeast corner. While most of the downtown improvement project’s work has been focused on North Main Street in recent months, on Tuesday morning a small part of the project was taking place on the southeast corner of the Third and Center street intersection. According to Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city, a ramp compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations was being installed at the location. “We’re making it ADA (compliant) to match the other three intersections in this block,” he said. ADA-compliant ramps were already in place at the Third and Center intersection’s other three corners.
Complying with federal accessibility regulations will cost the City of Logansport more than $8 million, according to a recently issued report.
A consulting firm hired this summer by the city researched the cost of aligning with federal regulations and making Logansport public facilities more accommodating for people with disabilities.
Like communities all over the country, the city is taking steps to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990. The civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability, part of which concerns ensuring counties, cities and towns provide ways to make public facilities accessible to those in wheelchairs and who have other disabilities.
News10 looks into how some attorneys who specialize in Americans with Disbilities Act compliance violations do business.
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The Delphi City Council will meet Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Delphi City Building. It is expected council members will be asked to approve a 233-page Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan.
Those interested in the ADA Transition Plan should attend the meeting or contact a City Council member.
Melissa Jaros didn’t know what to think when she received an unexpected letter in the mail on Aug. 29.
A man she didn’t know was threatening to sue her if she didn’t send him $5,000 and make changes to the parking lot of her Streamwood business, Grooming Unleashed.
Streamwood lawyer threatens lawsuits over lack of handicapped spaces
The letter, written by disabled Streamwood resident Andrew Straw, stated Jaros’ business is in violation of the American with Disabilities Act and because of that, he was seeking damages and a quick fix that included curb cuts and better signage for handicapped parking.
Confused and a bit offended, Jaros threw out the letter.
Grooming Unleashed is one of more than a dozen businesses Straw sent the correspondence to a few weeks ago. His demand letters have created a stir among members of the village’s business community, many of whom are suspicious of his intentions. The executive director of the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce even called police after getting the letter, worried it was a scam.
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There’s a perfectly healthy gentleman zipping around central Manteca in a powered wheelchair who doesn’t need it.
But he’s not abusing the system, far from it. He’s working to improve the mobility of the handicapped in Manteca.
He’s a consultant the city has hired to check every driveway, handicapped ramp, and change in elevations on municipal sidewalks in Central Manteca. Read more…
Access to civic life by people with disabilities is a fundamental goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To ensure that this goal is met, Title II of the ADA requires State and local governments to make their programs and services accessible to persons with disabilities. This requirement extends not only to physical access at government facilities, programs, and events — but also to policy changes that governmental entities must make to ensure that all people with disabilities can take part in, and benefit from, the programs and services of State and local governments. In addition, governmental entities must ensure effective communication — including the provision of necessary auxiliary aids and services — so that individuals with disabilities can participate in civic life.
Curb ramps providing access to streets and sidewalks are a basic city service.
One important way to ensure that Title II’s requirements are being met in cities of all sizes is through self-evaluation, which is required by the ADA regulations. Self-evaluation enables local governments to pinpoint the facilities, programs and services that must be modified or relocated to ensure that local governments are complying with the ADA.
This document contains a sampling of common problems shared by city governments of all sizes that have been identified through the Department of Justice’s ongoing enforcement efforts. The document provides examples of common deficiencies and explains how these problems affect persons with disabilities. The document is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive. Read more…
It is the goal of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to provide accessibility to its facilities, programs and services for all persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Title II requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in employment or in the admission and access to its facilities, programs, services, or activities. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has designated an ADA Coordinator to ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of the ADA.
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