Attachment L – Programs in Other Facilities

 

 

1.         Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written plan, i.e., notification to and monitoring the lessor, regarding how the program, activity, or service will be made accessible to persons with disabilities at the Missabe Building, 227 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN:

 

a.         The office doors signage provided is inaccessible.  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.

 

b.         Offices and Counters

 

i. St. Louis County Purchasing Department Office

 

(1) The office door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 9 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(2) 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.

 

ii. St. Louis County Planning Department Office

 

(1) The office door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(2) The counter is inaccessible because its surface is 42 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.

 

 

2.         Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written plan, i.e., notification to and monitoring the lessor, regarding how the program, activity, or service will be made accessible to persons with disabilities at the Palladio Building, 401 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN:

 

a.         Entrances from Skywalk area – there are two entrances to the Employee Safety and Development Division Office (Suite 300) from the Skywalk corridors.  One entrance (the rear entrance) is not open to the public, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible main entrance.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the inaccessible rear entrance and along the accessible path of travel (which involves at least two elevators) to the accessible main entrance.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(c), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

 

b.         Employee Safety and Development Division Office – Suite 300

 

i. Main entrance (indoors, from the Skywalk corridor) – The main entrance door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 13 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

ii. The office door signage provided is inaccessible because the room numbers do not have raised characters or Braille.  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.

 

iii. Office 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.

 

 

3.         222 Building, 222 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN; and Arvig Building, 325 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN:

 

a.         It is noted that the County plans to move all its services out of the 222 Building by September 30, 2005, and will be moving all services provided in this facility to the Arvig Building.  The Arvig Building will be leased by the County, and is in the process of being renovated.  Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, 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 alteration of the Arvig Building.  The Department will review the documentation for conformity to the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and will note any deficiencies.  The County will then ensure that any deficiencies are corrected and that construction or alteration is carried out in a way that meets the Department’s approval.  However, if the County opts to use the 222 Building again in the future, it will need to remove the barriers to accessibility identified by the Department in order to make any programs housed in the 222 Building accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

 

4.         Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written plan, i.e., notification to and monitoring the lessor, regarding how the program, activity, or service will be made accessible to persons with disabilities at the County Auditor’s License Center at Miller Mall (altered facility), 1600 Miller Trunk Highway, Suite L22B, Duluth, MN:

 

a.         Single-user employees-only toilet room –

 

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible.  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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

 

5.         Duluth 9-1-1 Communications Building (existing facility), 4848 Lackland Street, Duluth, MN:  It is noted that the County plans to move all its services out of the current Duluth 9-1-1 Communications Building by December, 2006, and will be moving all services provided in this facility to a new County-owned facility.  As soon as this information is available, 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.  The County will then ensure that any deficiencies are corrected and that construction is carried out in a way that meets the Department’s approval.

 

 

6.         Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written plan, i.e., notification to and monitoring the lessor, regarding how the program, activity, or service will be made accessible to persons with disabilities at the First Bank Place (or US Bank), Virginia, MN 55792:

 

a.         Elevator

 

i. The elevator is inaccessible because it lacks audible and visual hall arrival 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 2½ 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 the car position is not illuminated as the car passes / stops on floors.  Provide visual car position indicators above the car control panel or over the door to show the position of the elevator in the hoistway.  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; and that numerals are a minimum of ½ inch high.  Standards § 4.10.13.

 

b.         Men and Women’s “Downstairs” Toilet Rooms with Stalls

 

i. The lavatory in each toilet room lacks the required knee and toe clearances.  In addition, the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  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.  Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards § 4.19.2, 4.19.4, Fig. 31.

 

ii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 67 inches above the finished floor.  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.

 

iii. Men’s designated accessible stall – There is no “standard” accessible stall provided in the men’s 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.

 

iv. Women’s designated accessible stall

 

(1) 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, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

(2) 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.

 

(3) The grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because the side and rear grab bars both are 24 inches wide (not including the vertical portion).  Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall, 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 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ 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.

 

 

7.         Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written plan, i.e., notification to and monitoring the lessor, regarding how the program, activity, or service will be made accessible to persons with disabilities at the JFK Building (existing facility), 118 S. 4th Avenue E., Ely, MN:

 

a.         Interior doors throughout facility – Several entrance doors to common areas such as offices 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.

 

b.         Drinking fountains

 

i. Twin fountains near entrance – This set of drinking fountains is inaccessible because its controls require tight grasping pinching or twisting of wrist to operate, its bottom edge is 24 inches above the finished floor, and there is no access for people who have trouble bending or stooping.  Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and 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.  Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge.  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.  Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

ii. 1st floor hallway drinking fountain –

 

(1) The drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane.  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.

 

(2) Although a lower 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).

 

c.         Assessor’s Office

 

i. 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.

 

ii. The computers for public use are inaccessible because they are placed so that they are out of reach of people with disabilities.  Provide a computer on a table or counter that has clear floor space that is 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep, knee clearance at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and a writing surface between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.2.4.1, 4.32.

 

 

8.         Graysher Plaza (existing facility) and Family Resource Center, 3920 13th Avenue E, Hibbing, MN:

 

a.         It is noted that the County plans to move all its services out of the Graysher Plaza and Family Resource Center buildings by November 30, 2005, and will be moving all services provided in this facility to the Hibbing Annex building.  The Hibbing Annex building is owned by the County, and is in the process of being renovated.  Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, 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 alteration of the Hibbing Annex building.  The Department will review the documentation for conformity to the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and will note any deficiencies.  The County will then ensure that any deficiencies are corrected and that construction or alteration is carried out in a way that meets the Department’s approval.  However, if the County opts to use the Graysher Plaza and Family Resource Center buildings again in the future, it will need to remove the barriers to accessibility identified by the Department in order to make any programs housed in the Graysher Plaza and Family Resource Center buildings accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

 

9.         Rainbow Senior Center (existing facility), 211 North 3rd Ave East, Duluth, MN: The Department surveyed this facility, and identified numerous barriers to accessibility.  The County has advised the Department that it has or is in the process of moving all County services from this facility and does not intend to house any County services at that location in the future.  Consequently, there is no longer a need for the County to remove the accessibility barriers identified by the Department.  If the County opts to use this facility again in the future, it will need to remove the barriers to accessibility identified by the Department in order to make any programs housed in the this facility accessible to persons with disabilities.       

 

10.       Lincoln Park Center (existing facility), 2014 West 3rd Street, Duluth, MN:  The Department surveyed this facility, and identified numerous barriers to accessibility.  The County has advised the Department that it has or is in the process of moving all County services from this facility and does not intend to house any County services at that location in the future.  Consequently, there is no longer a need for the County to remove the accessibility barriers identified by the Department.  If the County opts to use this facility again in the future, it will need to remove the barriers to accessibility identified by the Department in order to make any programs housed in the this facility accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

 

11.       Ely City Hall / County Courthouse (existing facility), 209 E. Chapman Street, Ely, MN:  The Department surveyed this facility, and identified numerous barriers to accessibility.  The County has advised the Department that it has or is in the process of moving all County services from this facility and does not intend to house any County services at that location in the future.  Consequently, there is no longer a need for the County to remove the accessibility barriers identified by the Department.  If the County opts to use this facility again in the future, it will need to remove the barriers to accessibility identified by the Department in order to make any programs housed in the this facility accessible to persons with disabilities.