Elkhart City Hall working to meet ADA compliance

Elkhart is working on a plan to meet ADA compliance, by making City Hall and other municipal buildings more accessible to those with disabilities.

That's according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth.

It's a problem cities, towns and counties throughout the country are facing, as a December 31 deadline approaches to submit long-range plans to the Federal Government for fixing inadequacies in local buildings.

The Elkhart City Council will review a priority list of proposed improvements later this month. It's estimated it would cost the city about $9.6 million to make all the needed repairs.

Among the biggest concern is an elevator in City Hall with a door that's too narrow to accommodate modern wheelchairs, and a lift that's unreliable.

For more information visit: http://www.etruth.com/article/20121203/NEWS01/712039987.

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