Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Putnam County To Evaluate ADA Requirements

Putnam County will be taking steps to make sure it’s in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the move stems from a Federal Highway Administration requirement.

“We’re having to look at all of our county facilities and do a survey on all those facilities to make sure they meet all the ADA requirements,” Porter said. “We have already completed that survey and turned it into the state and we have to have a transition plan in effect as to when we will fix all of these items.”

Porter said Monday that the plan will need to be completed by December.

“It involves us being able to continue to receive federal funds,” Porter said. “If we don’t do it, we won’t receive any more federal funds until it is completed.”

Porter said most of the county facilities are ADA compliant.

“We did have a few (issues), especially the community centers and the older buildings,” Porter said.

Porter said those facilities will require some work, but the cost will be minimal to the county.