While corner crossings have recently been surveyed for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Morris City Council approved a resolution at their meeting Tuesday for a City Facilities ADA Evaluation and Recommendation Report. City Manager Blaine Hill explained what will be monitored on the KMRS Early Morning Show.
“This is going to be a survey of all of our buildings and parks to make sure we know and understand what the requirements are for handicapped accessibility and then identify the things we need to do to bring them up to standards,” said Hill.
At the Council meeting, there was discussion about whether such surveys need to be done every time a project comes up or if the standards can be looked at on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the project, was the answer from Hill. Mayor Sheldon Giese confirmed that the survey will provide a baseline of something the City does not already have.
In the City Manager’s Report to the Council, Hill noted that the City’s sidewalks will need to be surveyed soon to determine their condition and spot where repairs are needed. Some repairs may be the responsibility of property owners.