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December 8, 2013

Report: ADA compliance means $8 million in updates

Logansport sets out to improve access to citizens with disabilities.

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Cobb recommended the city start with areas often accessed by the elderly, like adding or improving sidewalks near nursing homes and pharmacies.

Logansport City Council budgeted $100,000 for ADA projects next year. The council will vote on whether to adopt the ADA transition plan Dec. 16.

Should it be adopted, the council will vote on individual projects based on available funding in 2014.

“Each year we’ll determine how much we can do to get up to code,” said Logansport Community Development Director Chris Armstrong, whose responsibilities include coordinating the city’s ADA compliance efforts.

Armstrong said department heads will also keep her updated on projects they oversee that result in ADA compliance.

She added it will be important to keep up with the ADA’s future updates when considering the available funding and the transition plan as well.

Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK

ADA compliance estimates for Logansport Public rights of way total estimated cost: $6,986,826 Facilities total estimated cost: $1,279,846 Total estimated modifications cost: $8,266,672 Source: First Group Engineering, Inc.

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