ATTACHMENT K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 52 of the Agreement requires that within three 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. The technical requirements and, where appropriate, the scoping requirements of the Standards are used as a guide for determining whether a program or activity held in an existing facility is "readily accessible to and usable by" persons with disabilities and for determining what changes are necessary to make this program or activity accessible if it continues to be provided in the existing facility in question. See 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.150(b)(1), 35.151. 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 programs, services, and activities housed in the County´s facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in their entirety, 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 begins to run on the effective date of the Agreement.

Item # Access Issue Required Action Completion Date
1. Van Buren County Animal Shelter, located at 187 Tester Drive, Clinton    
1.1. Parking: The parking lot is inaccessible because the gravel is not firm, stable, and slip resistant, and there are no designated accessible spaces. This lot requires 1 designated van accessible space. P3 12 months
1.2. Route to Puppy Kennels in Rear of Shelter: The route is inaccessible because it is only 29 inches wide between the cages. AR3 12 months
1.3. Unisex Single-User Toilet Room: The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 24 months
2. Van Buren County Child Care Center, located at 280 Quality Drive, Clinton    
2.1. Parking: The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because the access aisle for the van accessible space is 73 inches wide. P8 12 months
2.2. Main Reception Area:    
2.2.a. The reception counter protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 12 months
2.2.b. Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 12 months
2.3. Unisex Single-User Toilet Room in Main Reception Area:    
2.3.a. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised or Braille characters. TR18 12 months
2.3.b. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 12 months
2.3.c. The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is mounted with the far end 46 inches from the rear wall. SU6 12 months
2.3.d. The toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 24 inches long. SU3 12 months
2.4. Women´s Single-User Toilet Room between Classrooms:    
2.4.a. No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 12 months
2.4.b. The cabinet on the wall protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 12 months
2.4.c. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 12 months
2.4.d. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. SU1 12 months
2.4.e. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 46½ inches from the rear wall. SU17 12 months
2.4.f. The toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 12 inches long and mounted 8 inches from the side wall. SU3 12 months
2.5. Men´s Single-User Toilet Room between Classrooms:    
2.5.a. No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 12 months
2.5.b. The cabinet on the wall protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 12 months
2.5.c. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 12 months
2.5.d. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 46½ inches from the rear wall. SU17 12 months
2.5.e. The toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 12 inches long. SU3 12 months
2.6. Playground:    
2.6.a. The route to the playground is inaccessible because there is a step from the entrance of the 2/3 year old classroom and the routes to the play areas are all grass and are not firm, stable, and slip resistant. AR1 12 months
2.6.b. None of the play equipment is usable by children with disabilities. PG1 12 months
3. Van Buren County Courthouse, located at 273 Main Street, Clinton    
3.1. Entrances: The building does not have directional signage posted at the inaccessible entrances on Griggs Street. D16 24 months
3.2. Ramp to Court Street Entrance: The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails lack extensions at the bottom. R4 24 months
3.3. Men´s Single-User Toilet Room in Lobby:    
3.3.a. The door is inaccessible because it requires 20 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
3.3.b. The light switch is inaccessible because it is 56½ inches high. TR2 24 months
3.3.c. The air dryer and paper towel dispenser protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 24 months
3.3.d. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 21 inches from the side wall. SU15 24 months
3.3.e. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 16 inches above the finished floor. SU17 24 months
3.4. Women´s Single-User Toilet Room in Lobby:    
3.4.a. The door is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
3.4.b. The light switch is inaccessible because it is 58 inches high. TR2 24 months
3.4.c. The air dryer protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 24 months
3.4.d. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. SU1 24 months
3.4.e. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 16 inches above the finished floor. SU17 24 months
3.5. Lobby:    
3.5.a. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout is 41 inches high. DF6 24 months
3.5.b. The drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 24 months
3.6. County Clerk´s Office: The door is inaccessible because it requires 9 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
3.7. Lift to Courtroom: The lift is inaccessible because it requires that a key be obtained from an employee before the lift can be operated. LF1 24 months
3.8. Courtroom: The jury box, judge´s bench, and witness stand are inaccessible because they can be accessed only by steps. AA8 24 months
3.9. Single-User Toilet Rooms in Jury Room: The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 24 months
4. Van Buren County Juvenile Court Offices, located at 574 Main Street, Clinton    
4.1. Entrance: The door is inaccessible because there is an approximately 4 inch high threshold. D23 12 months
4.2. Drug Testing Room:    
4.2.a. The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 12 months
4.2.b. The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 28 inches. D25 12 months
4.3. The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 12 months
5. Van Buren County Library, located at 119 Shake Rag Road, Clinton    
5.1. Parking: The parking lot, with a total of 5 parking spaces, is inaccessible because there is no van accessible space, the designated accessible space has no access aisle, the space is not level, and the surface is not firm, stable, and slip-resistant. This lot requires 1 designated van accessible space. P3 12 months
5.2. Route from Parking to Entrance: The route is inaccessible because there is a 2 inch high change in level from the parking lot to the sidewalk and the route has a cross slope of 2.9%. AR1 12 months
5.3. Magazine Racks in Library: The magazine displays are inaccessible because they are 64 inches high to the top. LB1 12 months
5.4. Women´s Single-User Toilet Room:    
5.4.a. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. TR18 12 months
5.4.b. The door is inaccessible because it requires 6 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
5.4.c. The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 12 months
5.4.d. No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 12 months
5.4.e. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 53 inches high behind the toilet. TR4 12 months
5.4.f. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 12 months
5.4.g. The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is mounted with the far end 52 inches from the rear wall. SU6 12 months
5.4.h. The toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 24 inches long and mounted 13 inches from the side wall. SU3 12 months
5.5. Men´s Single-User Toilet Room:    
5.5.a. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. TR18 12 months
5.5.b. The door is inaccessible because it requires 8 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
5.5.c. The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 12 months
5.5.d. No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 12 months
5.5.e. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 53 inches high behind the toilet. TR4 12 months
5.5.f. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 12 months
5.5.g. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. SU1 12 months
5.5.h. The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is mounted with the far end 51 inches from the rear wall. SU6 12 months
5.5.i. The toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 24 inches long and mounted 13 inches from the side wall. SU3 12 months
5.6. Drinking Fountain: The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout is 43 inches high. DF6 12 months
5.7. Van Buren County Prosecutor´s Office, located at 307 Court Street, Clinton    
5.7.a. Counters: The counters are inaccessible because they are 41 and 47 inches high. C6 12 months

 

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