Attachment E

                                               

Polling Places

 

Pursuant to paragraph 22 of the Agreement, within one month of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will request in writing that each of the owners and operators of the polling places listed below will remove the noted barriers to access for persons with disabilities.  The request will specify that the remediation be completed within one year of the effective date of this Agreement.  The County will simultaneously send a courtesy copy of the request to the Department:

 

A.        Borough of West Cape May's Municipal Hall

 

1.         The van accessible parking reserved for persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate signage.  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 §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

2.         Each leaf of the double-hinged door at the entryway provides only 29 inches of clear opening width.  Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop, or provide an automatic door opener that opens both doors simultaneously.  Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

 

3.         The door hardware requires twisting of the wrist to operate.  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.

 

B.         St. John of God Catholic Church:

 

1.         The parking lot lacks access aisles for spaces reserved for persons with disabilities and there is no signage designated any spaces as "van-accessible."  The parking lot is inaccessible because there are no access aisles.  At each standard accessible space, provide an access aisle at least 60 inches wide.  At each van accessible space, provide an access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  Ensure that all access aisles 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.  Also, 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 §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1). Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

 

C.        Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company:

 

1.         There is no parking space designated as "van accessible."  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).

 

D.        Erma Volunteer Fire Department:

 

1.         The larger parking space reserved for persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate "van accessible" signage.  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 §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

E.         Cape May Court House Fire Hall:

 

1.         No parking is provided for persons with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  Van accessible spaces shall have an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

F.         Middle Township Municipal Building:

 

1.         No parking is provided for persons with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  Van accessible spaces shall have an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

G.        North Wildwood Community Center:

 

1.         A handrail is only provided on one side 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.  Standards § 4.8.5.

 

I.          Wildwood Recreation Center:

 

1.         No parking is provided for persons with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  Van accessible spaces shall have an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

J.          Cape May City School:

 

1.         The ramp to the area used for polling has a slope exceeding 1:12.  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.

 

K.        Crest Pier Community Center:

 

1.         The slope of the ramp to the voting area exceeds 1:12 and the handrails are too low and do not extend at the top and bottom of the ramp.  Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides.  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 ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces.  Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

2.         There is no van-accessible parking space for persons with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 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).

 

L.         Cape May 3 and 4 Fire House

 

1.         The parking is not on the shortest route to the entrance to the J. Oliver Elwell Meeing Room (the designated route for persons with disabilities to the area used for polling).  Provide fully accessible parking that is located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the facility.  Standards § 4.6.2.

 

2.         The ramp to the meeting room exceeds 1:12 and there are no handrails.  Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides.  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 ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces.  Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

3.         There is no level landing at the door to the meeting room.  Provide a door so that the floor or ground area within the required clearances is level and clear.  Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25.

 

4.         There is no directional signage at the main entrance directing patrons with disabilities to the more accessible 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.