Attachment K Existing Facilities

 

Please Note: Paragraph 37 of the Settlement Agreement requires that within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will provide signage as necessary to comply with 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b), after having surveyed all facilities that are the subject of this Agreement for the purpose of identifying those that have multiple entrances not all of which are accessible.

 

In order to ensure that each of the County's programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the County will take the following actions:

 

1. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to Government Services Center, 320 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN:

 

a. Parking Lot There is no van accessible parking space because the multi-floor garage has a vertical clearance of 84 inches, and there are no access aisles for any of the parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. Ensure that designated standard accessible parking spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Provide one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. Provide a minimum vertical clearance of 98 inches at designated van accessible parking spaces and along at least one vehicle access route to such spaces from site entrances and exits. At each space designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. At van accessible spaces, provide a "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility such that the sign cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. Standards §§ 4.6.3, 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1), Fig. 9.

 

b. Accessible routes of travel throughout building

 

i. Two wooden mailboxes one on the 3rd floor and one on the 5th floor near the elevators protrude into paths of travel and are not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at these locations such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Standards § 4.4.

 

ii. A change machine on the 1st floor near the east side protrudes into path of travel and is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. In addition, the highest operable part of the change machine is 62 inches above the finished floor. Provide an accessible route at these locations such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. In addition, provide a change machine with the highest operable part no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach. Standards §§ 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.4.

 

iii. The route near the 1st floor information counter, where the underpart of a stairway to the 2nd floor begins, is inaccessible because there are only 59 inches of head room provided. Provide an accessible route at this location with a minimum of 80 inches of clear head room throughout. If the vertical clearance is reduced to less than 80 inches at any point, provide a barrier. Standards § 4.4.2, Fig. 8(c-1).

 

c. Doors used by the public throughout building

 

i. Several office entrance doors throughout the building are inaccessible because they have knob hardware. Provide doors with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

ii. Several permanent room signs throughout the building do not have raised and Braille characters. Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

d. Alarms throughout building Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because visual alarms are required but absent in nearly all common and public areas. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards § 4.28.3.

 

e. Elevators

 

i. The elevator is inaccessible because the hall lanterns do not signal once for up, twice for down, or have verbal annunciators. Provide hall lanterns at each hoistway entrance that emit a visible and audible signal indicating which car is answering a call. Ensure that audible signals sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction or have verbal annunciators that say "up" or "down;" and that visible signals are mounted so that their centerline is at least 72 inches above the lobby floor, they are at least 2 inches in the smallest dimension, and they are visible from the vicinity of the hall call button. Lanterns located in cars, visible from the vicinity of hall call buttons, and conforming to the above requirements, are acceptable. Standards § 4.10.4, Fig. 20.

 

ii. The elevator is inaccessible because hoistway signage is centered at 58 inches above the finished floor. Provide signage at hoistway entrances with raised and Braille floor designations on both jambs such that the centerline of the characters is 60 inches above the finished floor and the characters are 2 inches high. Standards § 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

 

iii. The elevator is inaccessible because the the main entry floor car control button is not designated with a raised star, and the highest button is 59 inches above the car floor. Ensure that the car control button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation; that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply; that floor buttons are provided with visual indicators to show when each call is registered and are extinguished when each call is answered; that all floor buttons are no higher than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach and no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach; and that emergency controls, including the emergency alarm and emergency stop, are grouped at the bottom of the panel and have their centerlines no less than 35 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

 

iv. The elevator is inaccessible because the car position does not ring as the car passes or stops on each floor. Ensure that indicators emit an audible and visual signal as the car passes or stops at a floor served by the elevator, with the corresponding floor designation being illuminated. Standards § 4.10.13.

 

v. The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the emergency communications system has several inaccessible elements. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

f. Drinking fountains on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors The drinking fountains are not detectable to a blind person using a cane. In addition, there are no drinking fountains provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Provide a circulation path at each location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. In addition, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards §§ 4.4, 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

g. Pay telephones on the 1st floor These pay telephones are inaccessible because their highest operable part is 58 inches above the finished floor. Provide an accessible telephone with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, located between 15 and 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach or between 9 and 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

h. Offices and Counters

 

i. The following offices have counters that are inaccessible because the counter surfaces are too high above the finished floor. For each of these offices / counters, provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

(1) Family-Children Interview Office Room 104 counter is 42 inches high

 

(2) County Attorney's Office Room 403 counter is 42 inches high

 

(3) Cashier's Office Room 409 counter is 39 inches high

 

(4) Contract Services Office Room 411 counter is 42 inches high

 

(5) Social Services Office Room 505 counter is 42 inches high

 

(6) Social Services Office Room 605 counter is 42 inches high

 

(7) Land Department Office Room 607 counter is 42 inches high

 

(8) Management Information Systems Department Office Room 611 counter is 42 inches high

 

i. Men and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls 1st, 3rd, and 5th floors

 

i. The lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the apron measures 27 inches above the finished floor. For each toilet room, provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

ii. In each toilet room, there is no "standard" accessible stall provided. Provide a "standard" accessible toilet stall at least 60 inches wide and at least 59 inches deep (or at least 56 inches deep with a wall-mounted toilet) such that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

j. Men and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls 2nd and 4th floors

 

i. These toilet rooms are inaccessible, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all accessible toilet rooms. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.1.6(3)(e)(iii), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

 

 

2. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Land Department Office Duluth, 5713 Old Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, MN:

 

a. Parking lot There are 3 parking spaces open to the public, one of which is designated as reserved for persons with disabilities. The designated accessible space lacks van-accessible signage and does not have an access aisle. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Exterior entrance door

 

i. The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because there is a 3 inch change in level at the threshold to the door. Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

ii. The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

c. Front counter The counter is inaccessible because its surface is 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

d. Men and women's toilet rooms with stalls

 

i. The toilet room signs for both toilet rooms are inaccessible. For each toilet room, provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters. The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii. The doors to both toilet rooms are inaccessible because they have knob hardware. For each toilet room, provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards §§ 4.13.9.

 

iii. No accessible mirror has been provided in either toilet room. For each toilet room, provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

 

iv. The paper towel dispensers in both toilet rooms are inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 57 inches (women's toilet room) and 69 inches (men's toilet room) above the finished floor. For each toilet room, provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

v. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

 

vi. The toilet in both toilet rooms is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. For each toilet room, provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

vii. The toilet in both toilet rooms is inaccessible because its centerline measures 21 inches from the side wall. For each toilet room, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

viii. No accessible coat hook has been provided in either toilet rooms. Provide a coat hook in both toilet rooms at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

ix. The toilet paper dispenser in both toilet rooms is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser in each toilet room that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

x. The grab bars at the toilet in both toilet rooms are inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 24 inches long and the side grab bar is 32 inches long. In each toilet room, provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, and a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Ensure that the grab bars are mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser or a toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

 

3. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to Northland Office Center, 301 South 1st Street, Virginia, MN:

 

a. Exterior Entrances

 

i. The building is inaccessible because accessible directional signage is not provided at each entrance. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

ii. The ramp to the exterior entrance is inaccessible because it has railings on both sides but no handrails. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp, extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.8.5.

 

b. Doors used by the public throughout building

 

i. Several permanent room signs throughout the building do not have raised and Braille characters. Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii. All office entrance doors are inaccessible because they have knob hardware. Provide doors with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Alternatively, leave doors open during standard operating hours. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

c. Drinking Fountains

 

i. Drinking fountain on the 3rd floor in the front by elevator this drinking fountain protrudes into the route of travel and is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at this location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Standards § 4.4.

 

ii. Drinking fountain on the 3rd floor in the front by elevator Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards § 4.1.3(10)(a).

 

iii. Drinking fountain on the 2nd floor in the front Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards § 4.1.3(10)(a).

 

iv. Drinking fountain on the 1st floor in the front The accessible route of travel to this drinking fountain is blocked by a vending machine. Provide clear floor space in front of this drinking fountain that is 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep. Standards §§ 4.15.5, Figs. 27a, b.

 

d. Elevators center of building

 

i. The elevators are inaccessible because the hall lanterns do not have audible notification signals. Provide hall lanterns at each hoistway entrance that emit a visible and audible signal indicating which car is answering a call. Ensure that audible signals sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction or have verbal annunciators that say "up" or "down;" and that visible signals are mounted so that their centerline is at least 72 inches above the lobby floor, they are at least 2 inches in the smallest dimension, and they are visible from the vicinity of the hall call button. Lanterns located in cars, visible from the vicinity of hall call buttons, and conforming to the above requirements, are acceptable. Standards § 4.10.4, Fig. 20.

 

ii. The elevators are inaccessible because the car controls do not designate the main entry floor button with a raised star. Ensure that the call button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation, and that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

 

iii. The elevators are inaccessible because the car position does not ring as the car passes or stops on each floor. Ensure that indicators emit an audible and visual signal as the car passes or stops at a floor served by the elevator, with the corresponding floor designation being illuminated. Standards § 4.10.13.

 

iv. The elevators are inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the emergency communications system has several inaccessible elements. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

e. Offices and Counters

 

i. The following offices have counters that are inaccessible because the counter surfaces are too high above the finished floor. For each of these offices / counters, provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

(1) Cashier's Office counter is 42 inches high

 

(2) Information / Mail and Copy Center Room 106 counter is 37 inches high

 

(3) Probation Office Room 110 counter is 42 inches high and protrudes into the path of travel

 

(4) Solid Waste Recycling Office Room 115 counter is 48 inches high

 

(5) Community Development and Housing and Redevelopment Authority Office Room 117 counter is 48 inches high

 

(6) Health Department Planning Room 2R counter is 40 inches high

 

f. Men and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls on the second floor in the front

 

i. In these toilet rooms, the paper towel dispensers are inaccessible because they require two hands and tight grasping to operate. In each of these toilet rooms, provide a paper towel dispenser with mechanical controls, if any, that can be operated with 5 lbf or less and that can be used with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist (lever-operated, push-type, and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs). Standards § 4.27.4.

 

ii. In these toilet rooms, the lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

 

iii. In these toilet rooms, there are no "standard" accessible stall provided. For each toilet room, provide a "standard" accessible toilet stall at least 60 inches wide and at least 59 inches deep (or at least 56 inches deep with a wall-mounted toilet) such that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

g. Men and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls on the third floor in the front

 

i. These toilet rooms are inaccessible, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all accessible toilet rooms. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.1.6(3)(e)(iii), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

 

h. Unisex single-user toilet room at the first floor in the rear (WIC Center)

 

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters. The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

ii. No accessible coat hook has been provided. Provide a coat hook at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

iii. No accessible mirror has been provided. Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

 

iv. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

 

v. The seat cover dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 61 inches above the finished floor. Provide a seat cover dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

vi. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device. Standards §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

 

4. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Land Department Office Virginia, 7820 Highway 135 East, Virginia, MN:

 

a. Parking lot There are no van-accessible parking spaces. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, with vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Ramp to exterior door The ramp is inaccessible because it does not have handrails. In addition, there is still a 2" step at the top of the ramp. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp, extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Ensure that the threshold or step is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.5.2, 4.8, 4.13.8.

 

c. Reception Counter The counter is inaccessible because its surface is 39 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

d. Women and Men's Single-User Toilet Rooms

 

i. The toilet room signs for both toilet rooms are inaccessible because they are mounted on the door and do not have raised or Braille characters. Provide a toilet room sign for each toilet room with raised and Braille characters. The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii. The lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

 

iii. The toilet in each toilet room is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a flush control in each toilet room mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device. Standards §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

iv. The side grab bar at the toilet in each toilet room is mounted at 28 inches above the finished floor. Provide a side grab bar in each toilet room that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as the toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

 

5. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Public Works Division 6 Office and Maintenance Building Virginia, 7823 Highway 135 East, Virginia, MN:

 

a. Parking lot Although the parking lot has a total of 48 parking spaces, of which 2 are designated as being accessible to people with disabilities, these accessible spaces are not demarcated nor do they have access aisles. In addition, there are no spaces designated as being van-accessible. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space and 1 standard space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Route from parking lot to exterior entrance This route is inaccessible because it has a slope exceeding 5.0% and does not have handrails or any other required ramp elements. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide and has a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50. Provide level landings at the top and bottom of the ramp that are at least as wide as the ramp and at least 60 inches long. If the ramp changes direction, provide a level landing measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches at the change in direction. On both sides of the ramp, provide handrails between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface. Ensure that the handrails extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface, that they are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, that they will not rotate within their fittings, and that they have ends that are rounded or return smoothly to floor, wall, or post. Provide edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the ramp's drop off sides. Ensure that the ramp and its level landing at the top and bottom are designed and maintained so that water does not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

c. Drinking fountains

 

i. 1st floor drinking fountain Although 1 drinking fountain is provided on the 1st floor, there is no accessible drinking fountain because the water height is not at least 4 inches above the surface, there is no access for individuals who have difficulty bending or stooping, and the drinking fountain protrudes into the path of travel and is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide at least one drinking fountain on the first floor with a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Additionally, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Provide a circulation path at this location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. Standards §§ 4.4, 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

ii. 2nd floor drinking fountain Although 1 drinking fountain is provided on the 2nd floor, there is no accessible drinking fountain because the drinking fountain has hardware that require tight grasping, pinching or wrist twisting, there is no access for individuals who have difficulty bending or stooping, and the drinking fountain protrudes into the path of travel and is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Additionally, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Provide a circulation path at this location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. Standards §§ 4.4, 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

d. Men and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls

 

i. The toilet room sign for each toilet room is not accessible. Provide a toilet room sign for each toilet room with raised and Braille characters. The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii. Door into each toilet room

 

(1) The door to each toilet room is inaccessible because it has knob hardware. Provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

(2) The door to each toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 5 inches clearance on the latch side of the door on the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Alternatively, provide an automatic door opener or another method that ensures equal or greater access. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

(3) The door to each toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has only 5 inches clearance on the latch side of the door on the push side. On the push side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 48 inches deep and provide a minimum of 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door, or remove the closer or the latch. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

iii. Lavatory in each toilet room

 

(1) The lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because the top of the counter is 36 inches above the finished floor. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

(2) The lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because it has twist hardware. Provide a lavatory with a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and can be used with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist (lever-operated, push-type, and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs). Standards §§ 4.19.5, 4.27.4.

 

iv. The coat hook protrudes into the pedestrian circulation area throughout each toilet room and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route in each toilet room such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Standards § 4.4.

 

 

6. Public Works Division 4 Office and Maintenance Building Ely, 325 West Sheridan Street, Ely, MN: It is noted that the County plans to sell this facility in approximately 18 months, and will be moving all services provided in this facility to a newly constructed facility. It is also noted that the public does not come into this facility. As soon as these plans are ready, the County shall submit for the Department's review, complete design and construction documentation, including construction drawings, as built drawings, project manuals, addenda, and change orders for the construction of the new facility. The Department will review the documentation for conformity to the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and will note any deficiencies. Before the new facility is opened, the County will ensure that any deficiencies are corrected and that construction is carried out in a way that meets the Department's approval.

 

 

7. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Public Works Division 3 Office and Maintenance Building Linden Grove (Drive-up facility), 11193 Highway 1, Cook, MN:

 

a. Parking lot The parking lot has no demarcated parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Exterior entrance door

 

i. The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because there is an approximately 2 inches change in level near the threshold to the door. Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

ii. The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because it has knob hardware. Ensure that all hardware and operating devices have shapes that are easy to grasp with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate; and that they are mounted no higher than 48 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25.

 

 

8. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Cotton Toolhouse, 7628 Arkola Road, Cotton, MN:

 

a. Parking lot The parking lot has no demarcated spaces reserved for persons with disabilities, and its gravel surface is not firm, stable, and slip-resistant. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Exterior entrance

 

i. The route from the parking lot to the exterior entrance is inaccessible because its surface is not firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

ii. The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because there is an approximately 2 inches change in level at the threshold to the door. Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

iii. The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because it has knob hardware. Ensure that all hardware and operating devices have shapes that are easy to grasp with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate; and that they are mounted no higher than 48 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25.