ATTACHMENT J: Modifications to Altered Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 52 of the Settlement Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County 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. The chart below lists the facilities surveyed by the Department, the access issues identified during the survey, and the actions required to correct the access issues. Required actions are listed using an alphanumeric code. The key to the alphanumeric codes is provided in Attachment M to this Agreement. In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in the County´s facilities in which alterations occurred after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions referenced by the alphanumeric code and described in detail in Attachment M to this Settlement Agreement within the time period specified below, which time period will begin to run on the effective date of this Agreement.

Item # Access Issue Required Action Completion Date
1. Van Buren County Courthouse Annex, located at 1400-1414 Highway 65S, Clinton    
1.1. Parking near County Offices Entrance:    
1.1.a. The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because the access aisles are 32 inches and 33 inches wide. P8 8 months
1.1.b. The designated accessible parking space closest to the building is inaccessible because the access aisle has a cross slope of 3.3%. P7 8 months
1.2. Interior Doors: The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 9 months
1.3. County Offices Entrance:    
1.3.a. The double-leaf door is inaccessible because each leaf is only 27 inches wide. D24 3 months
1.3.b. The door is inaccessible because there is a slope of 13.2% within the door´s required maneuvering clearance. D13 3 months
1.4. Employee Unisex Single-User Toilet Room near Judge and Treasurer Office: The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 12 months
1.5. Meeting Room: The double-leaf doors are inaccessible because each leaf is only 27¾ inches wide. D4 9 months
1.6. Drinking Fountain near Meeting Room:    
1.6.a. The wall-mounted drinking fountain is inaccessible because it provides only 12 inches of clear knee height. DF5 3 months
1.6.b. Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 3 months
1.7. Veterans Service Office: The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used and the hardware is mounted 52 inches above the finished floor. D1 3 months
1.8. Drinking Fountain at end of Hallway: Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 6 months
1.9. Exterior Side Entrance: The door is inaccessible because there is a slope of 7.2% within the door´s required maneuvering clearance. D13 3 months
1.10. Route from Parking Lot to Center Entrance: The route is inaccessible because it has a cross slope of up to 4.1%. AR1 8 months
1.11. Ramp from Center Entrance to Main Hallway: The ramp is inaccessible because it has a slope of up to 8.9% and does not have handrails. R5 6 months
1.12. Single-User Toilet Rooms near Center Entrance: The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 12 months
1.13. Parking near Career Center:    
1.13.a. The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because the sign is mounted too low. P6 3 months
1.13.b. The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because the access aisle has a slope of 5.7%. P7 8 months
1.14. Route from Parking to Career Center: The curb ramp is inaccessible because it has an abrupt ¾ inch step up onto it. AR5 8 months
1.15. Women´s Toilet Room in Career Center:    
1.15.a. The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29 inches. D25 12 months
1.15.b. The door is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
1.15.c. The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the counter is 35 inches high. TR11 12 months
1.15.d. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 3 months
1.15.e. The lavatory is inaccessible because it has twist-type hardware. TR10 6 months
1.15.f. The designated accessible stall is incorrectly configured as an ambulatory stall, and there is no standard accessible stall provided. ST15 12 months
1.16. Men´s Toilet Room in Career Center:    
1.16.a. The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29 inches. D25 12 months
1.16.b. The door is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
1.16.c. No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 6 months
1.16.d. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 3 months
1.16.e. The lavatory is inaccessible because it has twist-type hardware. TR10 6 months
1.16.f. The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 19½ inches high it and has clear floor space 28½ inches wide. TR20 12 months
1.16.g. The designated accessible stall is incorrectly configured as an ambulatory stall, and there is no standard accessible stall provided. ST15 12 months
1.17. Drinking Fountain in Career Center:    
1.17.a. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout is 43 inches high. DF6 12 months
1.17.b. The free standing drinking fountain is inaccessible because it does not provide sufficient clear floor space. DF4 12 months
1.18. Courtroom #11:    
1.18.a. The judge´s bench and witness stand are inaccessible because they can be accessed only by steps. AR2 12 months
1.18.b. The prisoner´s bench area is inaccessible it has a clear floor space only 37½ inches wide by 36½ deep. AA6 12 months
1.19. Ramp to Education Wing: The ramp is inaccessible because it has a slope of up to 9.5% and does not have handrails. R5 6 months
1.20. Single-User Staff Toilet Rooms in Education Area: The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 12 months
1.21. NCCC Receptionist Area: The counter is inaccessible because it is 40½ inches high. C6 9 months
1.22. Ramp to Revenue Office: The ramp is inaccessible because it has a handrail on only one side. R4 8 months
1.23. Unisex Single-User Toilet Room in Revenue Office:    
1.23.a. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised or Braille characters. TR18 6 months
1.23.b. The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the rim is 28½ inches high. TR11 12 months
1.23.c. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 14 inches from the side wall. SU15 12 months
1.23.d. The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is 36 inches long. SU6 12 months

 

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