Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America And Chatham County, Georgia, Under The Americans With Disabilities Act

DJ 204-20-50

BACKGROUND

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The United States Department of Justice (Department) initiated this matter as a compliance review of Chatham County, Georgia (County) under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12134, and the Department’s implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 35. Because the County receives financial assistance from the Department of Justice, the review was also conducted under the authority of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, and the Department’s implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 42, Subpart G.

The review was conducted by the Disability Rights Section of the Department’s Civil Rights Division and focused on the County’s compliance with the following title II requirements:

· to conduct a self-evaluation of its services, policies, and practices by July 26, 1992, and make modifications necessary to comply with the Department’s title II regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 35.105;

· to notify applicants, participants, beneficiaries, and other interested persons of their rights and the County’s obligations under title II and the Department’s regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 35.106;

· to designate a responsible employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out the County’s ADA responsibilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.107(a);

· to establish a grievance procedure for resolving complaints of violations of title II, 28 C.F.R. § 35.107(b);

· to operate each program, service, or activity so that, when viewed in its entirety, it is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.150, by:

· delivery of services, programs, or activities in alternate ways, including, for example, redesign of equipment, reassignment of services, assignment of aides, home visits, or other methods of compliance or, if these methods are not effective in making the programs accessible,

· physical changes to buildings (required to have been made by January 26, 1995), in accordance with the Department’s title II regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 35.151, and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design (Standards), 28 C.F.R. pt. 36, App. A, or the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), 41 C.F.R. § 101-19.6, App. A.

· to ensure that facilities for which construction or alteration was begun after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities, in accordance with 1) the Department’s title II regulation and 2) the Standards or UFAS, 28 C.F.R. § 35.151;

· to ensure that communications with applicants, participants, and members of the public with disabilities are as effective as communications with others, including furnishing auxiliary aids and services when necessary, 28 C.F.R. § 35.160;

· to provide direct access via TTY (text telephone) or computer-to-telephone emergency services, including 9-1-1 services, for persons who use TTY’s and computer modems, 28 C.F.R. § 35.162;

· to provide information for interested persons with disabilities concerning the existence and location of the County’s accessible services, activities, and facilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(a); and

· to provide signage at all inaccessible entrances to each of its facilities, directing users to an accessible entrance or to information about accessible facilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b).

As part of its compliance review, the Department reviewed the following facility, which – because construction or alterations commenced after January 26, 1992 – must comply with the ADA’s new construction or alterations requirements: Juvenile Court at 197 Carl Griffin Drive; Main Tag Office at 1145 Eisenhower Drive; Police Department Headquarters and Tag Sub-location at 295 Police Memorial Drive; Aquatic Center at 7240 Sallie Mood Drive; Tybee Island Pier at 1515 Strand Avenue; Sheriff’s Complex at 1050 Carl Griffin Drive; Building Safety at 1117 Eisenhower Drive; Department of Motor Vehicles Office at 1117 Eisenhower Drive; Board of Equalization at 1117 Eisenhower Drive; and the Main Library at 2002 Bull Street.

The Department’s program access review covered those of the County’s programs, services, and activities that operate in the following facilities: Courthouse Facility at Martin Luther King Boulevard; Legislative Courthouse (Old) at 124 Bull Street; Tybee Island Library at 403 Butler Avenue; Forest City Library at 1501 Stiles Avenue; West Chatham Library at 216 South Rogers Street in Pooler; Thunderbolt Library at 2708 Mechanics Avenue; Oglethorpe Mall Library at 7 Mall Annex; Port City Library at 3501 Houlihan Avenue in Garden City; Islands Library in Wilmington Island; Islands Community Center at 170 Whitemarsh Island Road; Lake Mayer Community Park at 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads; Memorial Stadium at 101 Varnadoe Drive; Ambuc Park at Sallie Mood Drive; Charlie C. Brooks Sports Complex in Wilmington Island; L. Scott Stell Community Park at 282 Bush Road; Jim Golden Sports Complex at 282 Bush Road; and the Paul Anderson/Howard Cohen Weightlifting Center at 7232 Varnadoe Drive.

The Department conducted a program access review of the following polling places: Legislative Courthouse (Old) and the Islands Community Center.

The Department reviewed the County’s policies and procedures regarding voting, emergency management and disaster prevention, and sidewalk maintenance to evaluate whether persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to utilize these programs.

JURISDICTION

1. The ADA applies to the County because it is a “public entity” as defined by title II. 42 U.S.C. § 12131(1).

2. The Department is authorized under 28 C.F.R. Part 35, Subpart F, to determine the compliance of the County with title II of the ADA and the Department's title II implementing regulation, to issue findings, and, where appropriate, to negotiate and secure voluntary compliance agreements. Furthermore, the Attorney General is authorized, under 42 U.S.C. § 12133, to bring a civil action enforcing title II of the ADA should the Department fail to secure voluntary compliance pursuant to Subpart F.

3. The Department is authorized under 28 C.F.R. Part 42, Subpart G, to determine the County’s compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to issue findings, and, where appropriate, to negotiate and secure voluntary compliance agreements. Furthermore, the Attorney General is authorized, under 29 U.S.C. § 794 and 28 C.F.R. §§ 42.530 and 42.108-110, to suspend or terminate financial assistance to the County provided by the Department of Justice should the Department fail to secure voluntary compliance pursuant to Subpart G or to bring a civil suit to enforce the rights of the United States under applicable federal, state, or local law.

4. The parties to this Agreement are the United States of America and Chatham County, Georgia.

5. In order to avoid the burdens and expenses of an investigation and possible litigation, the parties enter into this Agreement.

6. In consideration of, and consistent with, the terms of this Agreement, the Attorney General agrees to refrain from filing a civil suit in this matter regarding all matters contained within this Agreement, except as provided in the section entitled “Implementation and Enforcement.”

ACTIONS TAKEN BY CHATHAM COUNTY

7. The County has a designated ADA Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator coordinates the County’s effort to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the ADA, including any investigation of complaint communicated to it alleging its noncompliance with title II or alleging any actions that would be prohibited under title II.

8. The County conducted a self-evaluation and developed a transition plan. In order to ensure that the programs offered at County facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with mobility impairments, the County installed signage, accessible parking, accessible routes, ramps, accessible entrances, and modified toilet rooms, drinking fountains, telephones, as well as access to various parks and community centers throughout the County.

9. The County’s employment policies regarding equal employment opportunity, diversity and non-discrimination, and reasonable accommodation comply with the regulations of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission implementing title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1630.

REMEDIAL ACTION

NOTIFICATION

10. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will adopt the attached Notice (Attachment A); distribute it to all agency heads; publish the Notice in a local newspaper of general circulation serving the County of Chatham; post the Notice on its Internet Home Page; and post copies in conspicuous locations in its public buildings. It will refresh the posted copies, and update the contact information contained on the Notice, as necessary, for the life of this Agreement. Copies will also be provided to any person upon request.

11. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, and on yearly anniversaries of this Agreement until it expires, the County will implement and report to the Department its written procedures for providing information for interested persons with disabilities concerning the existence and location of the County accessible programs, services, and activities.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

12. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will adopt the attached ADA Grievance Procedure (Attachment B), distribute it to all agency heads, and post copies of it in conspicuous locations in each of its public buildings. It will refresh the posted copies, and update the contact information contained on it, as necessary, for the life of the Agreement. Copies will also be provided to any person upon request.

GENERAL EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION PROVISIONS

13. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will identify sources of qualified sign language and oral interpreters, real-time transcription services, and vendors that can put documents in Braille, and will implement and report to the Department its written procedures, with time frames, for fulfilling requests from the public for sign language or oral interpreters, real-time transcription services, and documents in alternate formats (Braille, large print, cassette tapes, etc.).

14. The County will take steps to ensure that all appropriate employees are trained and practiced in using the State of Georgia Relay Service to make and receive calls.

VOTING

15. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will develop and implement a way for persons who are blind or have low vision to vote independently and privately, whether through ballots and instructions in alternate formats (in-person and absentee), Braille templates and audio instructions, the provision of accessible voting machines, or some other method.

16. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will make all voter registration materials available in alternate formats, including Braille, large print, audio tape, and computer disk.

17. Starting 12 months from the effective date of this Agreement, when the County purchases or otherwise acquires new voting machines, one such newly-acquired machine per polling location will be the most accessible model for persons with disabilities (including those with mobility and visual impairments) that has been approved for County use by the applicable governing authority (e.g., State Secretary of Elections or other such official).

18. Starting 12 months from the effective date of this Agreement, when setting up its voting equipment, the County will ensure that the equipment’s accessibility to persons with disabilities is maximized, such as setting up table-top equipment on accessible tables and within the reach ranges required by the Standards.

19. Starting after 12 months from the effective date of this Agreement, prior to the next election that utilizes the County polling places, and at yearly anniversaries of the effective date of this Agreement until it expires, the County will train poll workers on the rights of people with disabilities and the practical aspects of assuring those rights. The training will cover, at minimum, the need to maintain the physical accessibility of polling locations; how to assist people with disabilities, as necessary; and how to operate any non-standard voting equipment or accessible features of standard equipment (particularly new, accessible equipment).

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES AND POLICIES

20. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written procedures that ensure that it regularly solicits and incorporates input from persons with a variety of disabilities and those who serve them regarding all phases of the County’s emergency management plan (preparation, notification, response, and clean up), which are not managed or administrated by the Red Cross.

21. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written procedures that ensure that the County’s community evacuation plans, which are not managed or administrated by the Red Cross, enable those who have mobility impairments, vision impairments, hearing impairments, cognitive disabilities, mental illness, or other disabilities to safely self-evacuate or be evacuated by others. Some communities are instituting voluntary, confidential registries of persons with disabilities who may need individualized evacuation assistance or notification. If the County adopts or maintains such a registry, its report to the Department will discuss its procedures for ensuring voluntariness, appropriate confidentiality controls, and how the registry will be kept updated, as well as its outreach plan to inform persons with disabilities of its availability. Whether or not a registry is used, the County plan should address accessible transportation needs for persons with disabilities.

22. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written procedures that ensure that if its emergency warning systems use sirens or other audible alerts, which are not managed or administrated by the Red Cross, it will also provide ways to inform persons with hearing impairments of an impending disaster. The use of auto-dialed TTY messages to pre-registered individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, text messaging, e-mails, open-captioning on local TV stations and other innovative uses of technology may be incorporated into such procedures, as well as lower-tech options such as dispatching qualified sign language interpreters to assist with emergency TV broadcasts.

23. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written procedures on any emergency shelters utilized by the County, which are not managed or administrated by the Red Cross, and will ensure that at least one emergency shelter has a back-up generator and a way to keep medications refrigerated (such as a refrigerator or a cooler with ice). Such shelter(s) will be made available to persons whose disabilities require access to electricity and refrigeration, for example, for using life-sustaining medical devices, providing power to motorized wheelchairs, and preserving certain medications, such as insulin, that require refrigeration. The written procedures will include a plan for notifying persons of the location of such shelter(s).

24. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written procedures that ensure that in any shelters which are not managed or administrated by the Red Cross, persons who use service animals are not separated from their service animals when sheltering during an emergency, even if pets are normally prohibited in shelters. The procedures will not unnecessarily segregate persons who use service animals from others but may take into account the potential presence of persons who, for safety or health reasons, should not be in contact with certain types of animals.

SIDEWALKS

25. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will implement and report to the Department its written process for soliciting and receiving input from persons with disabilities regarding the accessibility of its sidewalks, including, for example, requests to add curb cuts at particular locations.

26. Beginning no later than 12 months after the effective date of this Agreement, the County will provide curb ramps or other sloped areas complying with the Standards or UFAS at all newly constructed or altered pedestrian walkways where they intersect a street, road, or highway.

WEB-BASED SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

27. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, and on subsequent anniversaries of the effective date of this Agreement, the Town will distribute to all persons – employees and contractors – who design, develop, maintain, or otherwise have responsibility for content and format of its website(s) or third party websites used by the Town (Internet Personnel) the technical assistance document, “Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities,” which is Attachment C to this Agreement (it is also available at www.ada.gov/websites2.htm).

28. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, and throughout the life of the Agreement, the Town will do the following:

A. Establish, implement, and post online a policy that its web pages will be accessible and create a process for implementation;

B. Ensure that all new and modified web pages and content are accessible;

C. Develop and implement a plan for making existing web content more accessible;

D. Provide a way for online visitors to request accessible information or services by posting a telephone number or e-mail address on its home page; and

E. Periodically (at least annually) enlist persons with disabilities to test its pages for ease of use.

PHYSICAL CHANGES TO FACILITIES

29. The elements or features of the County’s facilities that do not comply with the Standards, including those listed in Attachments D, E, and F, prevent persons with disabilities from fully and equally enjoying the County’s services, programs, or activities and constitute discrimination on the basis of disability within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 12132 and 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.149 and 35.150.

30. The County will comply with the cited provisions of the Standards when taking the actions required by this Agreement.

31. Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will install 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.

32. Newly Constructed Facilities: In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in the County’s facilities for which construction was commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions listed in Attachment D.

33. Altered Facilities: In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in the County’s facilities for which alterations commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions listed in Attachment E.

34. Program Access in County Existing Facilities: 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, is readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the County will take the actions listed in Attachment F.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

35. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, at yearly anniversaries of the effective date of this Agreement until it expires, the County will submit written reports to the Department summarizing the actions the County has taken pursuant to this Agreement. Reports will include detailed photographs showing measurements, architectural plans, work orders, notices published in the newspaper, copies of adopted policies, and proof of efforts to secure funding/assistance for structural renovations or equipment.

36. Throughout the life of this Agreement, consistent with 28 C.F.R. § 35.133(a), the County will maintain the accessibility of its programs, activities, services, facilities, and equipment, and will take whatever actions are necessary (such as routine testing of accessibility equipment and routine accessibility audits of its programs and facilities) to do so. This provision does not prohibit isolated or temporary interruptions in service or access due to maintenance or repairs. 28 C.F.R. § 35.133(b).

37. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will develop or procure a two-hour training program on the requirements of the ADA and appropriate ways of serving persons with disabilities. The County will use the ADA technical assistance materials developed by the Department and will consult with interested persons, including individuals with disabilities, in developing or procuring the ADA training program.

38. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will deliver its training program to all County employees who have direct contact with members of the public. At the end of that period, the County will submit a copy of its training curriculum and materials to the Department, along with a list of employees trained and the name, title, and address of the trainer.

IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT

39. If at any time the County desires to modify any portion of this Agreement because of changed conditions making performance impossible or impractical or for any other reason, it will promptly notify the Department in writing, setting forth the facts and circumstances thought to justify modification and the substance of the proposed modification. Until there is written Agreement by the Department to the proposed modification, the proposed modification will not take effect. These actions must receive the prior written approval of the Department, which approval will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

40. The Department may review compliance with this Agreement at any time. If the Department believes that the County has failed to comply in a timely manner with any requirement of this Agreement without obtaining sufficient advance written agreement with the Department for a modification of the relevant terms, the Department will so notify the County in writing and it will attempt to resolve the issue or issues in good faith. If the Department is unable to reach a satisfactory resolution of the issue or issues raised within 30 days of the date it provides notice to the County, it may institute a civil action in federal district court to enforce the terms of this Agreement, or it may initiate appropriate steps to enforce title II and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

41. For purposes of the immediately preceding paragraph, it is a violation of this Agreement for the County to fail to comply in a timely manner with any of its requirements without obtaining sufficient advance written agreement with the Department for an extension of the relevant time frame imposed by the Agreement.

42. Failure by the Department to enforce this entire Agreement or any provision thereof with regard to any deadline or any other provision herein will not be construed as a waiver of the Department's right to enforce other deadlines and provisions of this Agreement.

43. This Agreement is a public document. A copy of this document or any information contained in it will be made available to any person by the County or the Department on request.

44. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties on the matters raised herein, and no other statement, promise, or agreement, either written or oral, made by either party or agents of either party, that is not contained in this written Agreement (including its Attachments, which are hereby incorporated by reference), will be enforceable. This Agreement does not purport to remedy any other potential violations of the ADA or any other federal law. This Agreement does not affect the County’s continuing responsibility to comply with all aspects of the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

45. This Agreement will remain in effect for four years.

46. The person signing for Chatham County, Georgia, represents that he or she is authorized to bind the County to this Agreement.

47. The effective date of this Agreement is the date of the last signature below.


For Chatham County:

DR. BILLY HAIR,
Chairman of the County Commissioners

By: ____________________________
P.O. Box 8161
124 Bull Street
Savannah, Georgia 31412

Date: ____7/9/2004_______

For the United States:

R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA,
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

By:_____________________________
JOHN L. WODATCH, Chief
JEANINE WORDEN, Deputy Chief
MARY LOU MOBLEY, Senior Counsel
NAOMI MILTON, Supervisory Attorney
BROOKS SINGER, Esq., Investigator
MICHELE ANTONIO MALLOZZI, Architect
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, DC 20530

Date: _______8/5/2004____________



Attachment A to Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Chatham County in DJ# 204-20-50

CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA
NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Chatham County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in Chatham County’s services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Effective Communication: The County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the County’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of the County’s programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the County’s offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a County program, service, or activity, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a County program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the County Managers Office.

The County will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.


Attachment B to Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Chatham County in DJ# 204-20-50

CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA
Grievance Procedure under
The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by Chatham County. The County’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

The County Managers Office
Chatham County
124 Bull Street, Suite 220
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(970) 479-2100

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the County Manager’s Office or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, County Manager or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the County of County and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the County Manager’s Office or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the County Commissioners or their designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the County Commissioners or their designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the County Commission or their designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator, County Manager’s Office or his designee, appeals to the County Commissioners or their designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the County for at least three years.


Attachment D to Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Chatham County in DJ# 204-20-50

Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 31 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.

Newly Constructed Facilities: In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in County facilities for which construction was commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the following actions:

1. The Courthouse Facility at Martin Luther King Boulevard.

A. The County will be conducting a comprehensive update of the Courthouse Facility. The County will ensure that modifications made to the Courthouse Facility will be in compliance with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and the County will build the annex to the Courthouse in compliance with the Standards, excluding the elevator exemption contained in the Standards.

2. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Juvenile Court at 197 Carl Griffin Drive.

A. Parking

i. There is no designated van-accessible parking space provided. Provide a parking space that is van accessible. Ensure that the van accessible space is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At the van accessible space, 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. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

ii. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, there are no visual alarms in the toilet rooms to alert deaf people to emergencies. Provide visual alarm devices in the shower rooms. 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 §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.28.3.

iii. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted with its top less than 1½ inches under the side grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

C. Inmate Telephone

i. The inmate telephone is inaccessible because there is no volume control provided. 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 a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage complying with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

3. Within 12 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Main Tag Office at 1145 Eisenhower Drive.

A. Parking

i. There is no signage designating each of the accessible parking spaces as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

B. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. The signage for each toilet room is not mounted on the latch side of the door. 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 toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

4. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Police Department Headquarters and Tag Sub-location at 295 Police Memorial Drive.

A. Parking

i. There is no signage designating each of the accessible parking spaces as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. There is no designated van-accessible parking space provided. Provide a parking space that is van accessible. Ensure that the van accessible space is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At the van accessible space, 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. Service Counters

i. The service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 41 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

C. Holding Cells

i. The holding cell has an inaccessible toilet-lavatory unit and there are no grab bars provided. Provide an accessible toilet-lavatory unit with clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28; and 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 52 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 bars and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bars and any other object. Ensure that the lavatory complies with the Standards for heights and clearances, clear floor space, faucet controls, etc.. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.2, 4.16.3, 4.16.5, 4.26.2, 4.19, 4.27.4, Figs. 28, 29, 31.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the fountain is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

E. Men’s and Women’s Public Toilet Rooms

i. The toilet is inaccessible in the women’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

ii. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted at 48 inches above the finished floor over an obstruction. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iii. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted at less than 19 inches from the finished floor. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

5. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Aquatic Center at 7240 Sallie Mood Drive.

A. Parking

i. There is no signage designating the accessible parking space with a 96 inch wide access aisle as van accessible. t van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

B. Signage

i. There is no directional signage from the stairway leading to the entrance directing people with disabilities towards the designated accessible route. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility from the stairway indicating the location of the designated accessible route to the entrance. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

ii. There is no accessible permanent room signage provided for each office in the Center. 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
§§ 4.1.2(7), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

C. Service Counters

i. Both the Information and Swimshop service counters are inaccessible because each is mounted at 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter for each 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the fountain is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

E. Bleacher Seating

i. There is no designated accessible seating area adjacent to the bleachers. Provide a designated accessible seating area adjacent to the bleachers. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

F. Men’s and Women’s Dry Toilet Rooms

i. The signage for each toilet room is not mounted on the latch side of door, and is mounted at 48 inches above the finished floor. 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 lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because the 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

iii. The urinal is inaccessible because there is inadequate clear floor space provided. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.5, 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

iv. The toilet paper dispenser in the women’s designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side garb bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

v. There is no accessible coat hook provided in the men’s designated accessible stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

G. Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms

i. The signage for each toilet room is mounted at 48 inches above the finished floor. 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 urinal is inaccessible because there is inadequate clear floor space provided. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.5, 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

iii. There is no accessible coat hook provided in the women’s designated accessible stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The accessible shower in each locker room is inaccessible because there is no operational shower spray unit and no grab bar is provided for at least one of the showers. Ensure that the shower has a threshold that is no greater than ¼ inch, or is no greater than ½ inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2, has a grab bar, and a shower spray unit, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

6. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Tybee Island Pier at 1515 Strand Avenue.

A. Parking

i. There is no van accessible sign provided for the designated accessible parking space. At the designated space marked as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by a parked vehicle. Provide a van accessible space with an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

B. Signage

i. There is no directional sign at stairs and service ramp directing to the designated accessible ramp. There is no directional signage from the stairway or service ramp directing people with disabilities towards the designated accessible route via the ramp. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility from the stairway and service ramp indicating the location of the designated accessible route to the Pier via the ramp. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

C. Exterior Ramps

i. There are no handrails on each side the designated accessible ramp. Provide a handrail on the rink side that is between 1¼ inches and 1½ inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface, 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 §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.3.8, 4.8.5.

D. Picnic Tables

i. There is no accessible picnic table provided. Provide at least one picnic table on an accessible route such that there is knee space at the table at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and such that the height of the top of the table is between 28 inches and 34 inches above the ground. Standards §§ 4.1.3(18), 4.32.3, 4.32.4.

E. Service Counters

i. The Concessions/Rod and Reel service counters are inaccessible because each is mounted at 41½ inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter for each 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

F. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided 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. There is no accessible mirror in each toilet room. Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the dispenser is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a paper towel dispenser at in a location such that it does not protrude more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

iv. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.


Attachment E to Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Chatham County in DJ# 204-20-50

Modifications to Altered Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 31 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.

Altered Facilities: In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in County facilities for which alterations commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the following actions:

1. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Sheriff’s Complex at 1050 Carl Griffin Drive.

A. Parking

i. The signs designating the accessible parking spaces as reserved for people with disabilities at the Administrative Unit are mounted at a low height. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. Each accessible parking space at the Administrative Unit is not served by an adjacent access aisle at least 60 inches wide, and there is no van-accessible parking space with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Provide an adjacent access aisle for each parking space that is at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Service Counters

i. The Administrative Unit service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

C. Drinking Fountains

i. There is no drinking fountain provided in Unit #5 for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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), 4.1.6(1)(b).

D. Inmate Housing Cells

i. The designated accessible inmate cell in each unit has an inaccessible toilet-lavatory unit and there are no grab bars provided. Provide an accessible toilet-lavatory unit with clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28; and 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 52 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 bars and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bars and any other object. Ensure that the lavatory complies with the Standards for heights and clearances, clear floor space, faucet controls, etc.. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.2, 4.16.3, 4.16.5, 4.26.2, 4.19, 4.27.4, Figs. 28, 29, 31.

E. Men’s and Women’s Public Toilet Rooms in Administration Unit

i. The toilet paper dispenser in the men’s designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is not operational, and is mounted at less than 1½ inches under the side grab bar in the women’s designated accessible stall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

ii. The toilet is inaccessible in the women’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

iii. The coat hook in the men’s designated accessible stall is mounted at 66 inches above the finished floor. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

F. Men’s and Women’s Public Toilet Rooms in Unit #5

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room. Provide a toilet room sign for each 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

ii. The exterior entry door hardware is inaccessible for each toilet room. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.9.

iii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

iv. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

2. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Building Safety at 1117 Eisenhower Drive.

A. Parking

i. There is no sign designating each accessible parking spaces as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

B. Service Counters

i. The lobby service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 42 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

C. Drinking Fountains

i. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the fountain is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

D. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room. Provide a toilet room sign for each 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

ii. The toilet is inaccessible in each designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

iii. The coat hook in the men’s designated accessible stall is mounted at 65½ inches above the finished floor, and 68 inches above the finished floor in the women’s accessible stall. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

3. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Department of Motor Vehicles Office at 1117 Eisenhower Drive.

A. Service Counters

i. The lobby service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 42 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

ii. The General Transactions service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

B. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. The accessible signage provided for each toilet room is not mounted on the latchside of the door. Provide a toilet room sign for each 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

ii. The hand dryer is inaccessible because the hand dryer is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a hand dryer at in a location such that it does not protrude more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

4. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Board of Equalization at 1117 Eisenhower Drive.

A. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room. Provide a toilet room sign for each 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

ii. The entry door hardware is inaccessible for the women’s toilet room. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.9.

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the dispenser is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a paper towel dispenser at in a location such that it does not protrude more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

iv. The toilet paper dispenser in the men’s toilet room is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

5. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Main Library at 2002 Bull Street.

A. Parking

i. There is no van-accessible parking space with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Provide an adjacent access aisle for each parking space that is at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Drinking Fountains

i. The hi-lo drinking fountain is inaccessible because the high fountain is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

C. Men’s and Women’s 1st Level Toilet Rooms

i. The lavatory is inaccessible because there is inadequate clear floor space provided. Provide a lavatory with clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.3, Fig. 32.

ii. The rear grab bar in the women’s designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is 26 inches long. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, Fig. 30.


Attachment F to Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Chatham County in DJ# 204-20-50

Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 31 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.

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

1. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Legislative Courthouse (Old) at 124 Bull Street.

A. Signage

i. There is no signage at the Drayton Street entrance directing people with disabilities towards the designated accessible entrance on Bull Street. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the inaccessible Drayton Street entrance indicating the location of the nearest accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all accessible toilet rooms. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

ii. There is no permanent room signage provided. 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 §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

B. Exterior Ramps

i. There are no handrail extensions provided for the exterior entrance ramp on Bull Street. Provide handrails that extend 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.

C. Service Counters

i. The Transportation service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 41½ inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

ii. The Water and Sewer service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 41½ inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. Although drinking fountains on 2nd Level, 3rd Level, 4th Level, and in Basement are provided, there is no accessible drinking fountain because there are no fountains provided for people who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one drinking fountain adjacent to each existing fountain, with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; or provide 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.

E. Commission Meeting Room

i. The route to the County Attorney/Clerk/Manager’s platform is inaccessible because there is a 3½ inch curb. 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, a ramp or platform lift with no level changes in excess of ½ 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. There are no Assistive Listening Devices available to the public. Provide a permanently installed assistive listening system (ALS) or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system. Also provide a minimum of 4 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

F. Men’s and Women’s 2nd Level Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 soap dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a soap dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

G. Men’s and Women’s 3rd Level Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 soap dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a soap dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

H. Men’s and Women’s 4th Level Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 soap dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a soap dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

I. Men’s and Women’s Basement Level Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 soap dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a soap dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. Each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because in the men’s toilet room it is 48 inches wide and in the women’s toilet room it is 46 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

v. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

vi. There is no accessible coat hook provided in the women’s designated accessible stall. 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.

2. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Tybee Island Library at 403 Butler Avenue.

A. Parking

i. There is no van-accessible parking space provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. The built-up curb ramp impermissibly extends into the required designated accessible parking space’s access aisle. Provide a curb ramp located so that it does not project into this element and all aspects of the ramp or curb cut comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

C. Exterior Ramps

i. There are no handrail extensions provided for the exterior entrance ramp. Provide handrails that extend 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.

ii. There are no handrails provided on both sides of the exterior entrance ramp. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ 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.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. Although a drinking fountain is provided, there is no accessible drinking fountain because there are no fountains provided for people who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one drinking fountain adjacent to each existing fountain, with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; or provide 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.

E. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because it has twist-type faucets. 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 lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because there is no adequate knee clearance provided. 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.

v. The toilet is inaccessible in the women’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

vi. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Forest City Library at 1501 Stiles Avenue.

A. Parking

i. There is no designated accessible parking space provided with an adjacent access aisle and sign that is mounted at a low height, and there is no van-accessible parking space provided. Provide a van accessible parking space. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

ii. The signs designating each accessible parking spaces as reserved for people with disabilities are mounted at a low height. 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. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

B. Exterior Ramps

i. There are no handrails provided on both sides of the exterior entrance ramp. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ 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.

ii. The ramp is inaccessible because there is no edge protection provided. Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Standards § 4.8.7.

C. Service Counters

i. The lobby service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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).

E. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters. The sign The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because (*describe problem). Provide a side grab bar that has at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as the toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

ii. The urinal in the men’s toilet room is inaccessible because the rim is 24 inches above the finished floor. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

iii. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 36 inches wide. 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. In lieu of a “standard” accessible stall, provide an “alternate” accessible stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d), 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27.

iv. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

v. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

4. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the West Chatham Library at 216 South Rogers Street in Pooler.

A. Parking

i. There is no van-accessible parking space provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

ii. The sign designating the accessible parking space as reserved for people with disabilities is mounted at a low height. 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. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

B. Service Counters

i. The lobby service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

C. Drinking Fountains

i. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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).

D. Men’s and Women’s Lower Level Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 urinal in the men’s toilet room is inaccessible because the rim is 24 inches above the finished floor. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

iii. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 35 inches wide. 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. In lieu of a “standard” accessible stall, provide an “alternate” accessible stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d), 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27.

5. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Thunderbolt Library at 2708 Mechanics Avenue in Thunderbolt.

A. Parking

i. There is no van-accessible parking space provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Signage

i. The permanent room signage provided for the Special Needs Library is inaccessible. Provide a 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.

C. Drinking Fountains

i. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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).

D. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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. Each toilet room entry door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is greater than 5 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 36 inches wide. 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. In lieu of a “standard” accessible stall, provide an “alternate” accessible stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d), 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27.

iv. The toilet in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 15½ inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

v. The toilet paper dispenser in the women’s designated accessible stall is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

vi. There is no accessible coat hook provided in the women’s designated accessible stall. 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.

6. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Oglethorpe Mall Library at 7 Mall Annex.

A. Parking

i. The designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because the access aisles provided for each space are inaccessible because they are too narrow. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

ii. There is no van-accessible parking space provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. The built-up curb ramp impermissibly extends into the required designated accessible parking space’s access aisles. Provide a curb ramp located so that it does not project into this element and all aspects of the ramp or curb cut comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

C. Public Telephones

i. The public telephone is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a public telephone at a location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

E. Elevators

i. The elevator is inaccessible because there are no hall lanterns provided on each level. 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 there is no hoistway signage provided on each level. 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.

F. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 lavatory in each toilet room is inaccessible because it has twist-type faucets. 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 paper towel dispenser in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

v. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 38 inches wide. 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. In lieu of a “standard” accessible stall, provide an “alternate” accessible stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d), 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27.

vi. The toilet in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because its centerline measures 15½ inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

vii. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

7. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Port City Library at 3501 Houlihan Avenue in Garden City.

A. Parking

i. The signs designating each accessible parking spaces as reserved for people with disabilities are mounted at a low height. 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. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. There is no van-accessible parking space provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 35 inches wide. 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. In lieu of a “standard” accessible stall, provide an “alternate” accessible stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d), 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27.

iv. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

8. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Islands Library in Wilmington Island.

A. Parking

i. Each designated accessible parking space does not have signage designating it as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. The designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

iii. There is no van-accessible parking space provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. The built-up curb ramp impermissibly extends into the required designated accessible parking space’s access aisles. Provide a curb ramp located so that it does not project into this element and all aspects of the ramp or curb cut comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

C. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 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 designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 35 inches wide. 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. In lieu of a “standard” accessible stall, provide an “alternate” accessible stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d), 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27.

iv. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

9. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Islands Community Center at 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

A. Parking

i. Each designated accessible parking space does not have signage designating it as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. There is no van-accessible sign provided for each van accessible space. At each van accessible space, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. The accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities is not mounted on the latch side of each entry door. 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. Each toilet room entry door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is greater than 5 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. There is no accessible mirror provided in 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 dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, 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 in each toilet room 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 is inaccessible in the women’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

10. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Lake Mayer Community Park at 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads.

A. Parking

i. The Pavilion designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

ii. There are no van-accessible parking spaces provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign at the Pavilion. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

iii. The Picnic Area/Raceway designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

iv. There are no van-accessible parking spaces provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign at the Picnic Area/Raceway. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

v. There are no designated accessible parking spaces provided at the Sailing Center. Ensure that an accessible parking space is provided. The parking space should be van accessible, at least 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

vi. The Parks and Recreation Administration Building designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

vii. There are no van-accessible parking spaces provided with a 96 inch access aisle and van-accessible sign at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building. Ensure that there is at least one van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. There is no accessible route provided to the tennis courts from the nearest parking area. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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. There is no accessible route provided to the playground equipment from the nearest parking area. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

iii. There is no accessible route provided to the basketball courts from the nearest parking area. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

iv. There is no accessible route provided to the Lake Pier from the Sailing Center. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

v. There is no accessible route provided to the vending machines located at the Restroom Facility. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

C. Exterior Ramps

i. The Parks and Recreation Administration Building exterior entrance ramp is inaccessible because there is no edge protection provided. Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Standards § 4.8.7.

ii. The Pavilion ramp is inaccessible because there are no operable handrail extensions provided on both sides of the ramp, and there is no edge protection provided. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ 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. Also, provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Standards §§ 4.8.5, 4.8.7.

iii. The Restroom Facility exterior entrance ramp is inaccessible because there is no edge protection provided. Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Standards § 4.8.7.

D. Picnic Tables

i. There are no accessible picnic tables provided at the Pavilion, the Picnic Area located near the Raceway, or at the Lake Pier. Provide at least one picnic table at each location on an accessible route such that there is knee space at the table at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and such that the height of the top of the table is between 28 inches and 34 inches above the ground. Standards §§ 4.32.3, 4.32.4.

E. Drinking Fountains

i. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided in the Restroom Facility, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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).

F. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms in the Restroom Facility

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iii. The toilet in each toilet room is inaccessible because its centerline measures 15 inches from the side wall in the men’s designated accessible stall, and 16 inches from the side wall in the women’s designated accessible stall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

vi. The rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall is only 26 inches long. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

vii. There is no accessible coat hook provided in the men’s designated accessible stall. 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.

11. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Memorial Stadium at 101 Varnadoe Drive.

A. Parking

i. The Stadium designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

ii. There is no van accessible parking space with an adjacent 96 inch wide access aisle provided at the Stadium. Provide at least two van accessible parking spaces at least 96 inches wide, and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

iii. There are an inadequate number of designated accessible parking spaces given the capacity of the Stadium parking lot. Add at least two additional accessible parking spaces on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium and at least three accessible parking spaces on the Scidaway Road side of the Stadium. Each parking space should be at least 96 inches wide, and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Signage

i. There is no signage at the Varnadoe Drive entrance directing people with disabilities to the designated accessible seating area. Provide directional signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible seating area. Standards §§ 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5.

ii. There is no signage at each of the pedestrian ramps on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium directing people with disabilities to the designated accessible seating area. Provide directional signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible seating area. Standards §§ 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5.

iii. There is no signage at the Scidaway Road side of the Stadium entrance directing people with disabilities to the designated accessible seating area and toilet rooms provided on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium. Provide directional signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible seating area and toilet rooms. Standards §§ 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5.

iv. There is no directional signage at each of the inaccessible toilet rooms located on the Scidaway Road side of the Stadium, and on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium, directing towards the designated accessible toilet rooms provided on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium. Provide directional signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Standards §§ 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5.

C. Exterior Ramps

i. The ramp leading to the designated accessible seating area is inaccessible because there is no edge protection provided on both sides. Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Standards § 4.8.7.

D. Drinking Fountains

i. Although there are accessible drinking fountains provided on each side of the Stadium, there are no drinking fountains provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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).

ii. The drinking fountains provided on each side of the Stadium are inaccessible because they are not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

E. Public Telephones

i. The public telephone is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a public telephone at a location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

F. Accessible Seating

i. The designated accessible seating area on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium is inaccessible because it provides an inadequate number of wheelchair seats given the capacity of the Stadium. Add an additional accessible seating area equal to the size of the present wheelchair seating area, with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access. Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of admission prices and lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area. Standards §§ 4.5, 4.33.

G. Men’s and Women’s Designated Accessible Toilet Rooms located on the Varnadoe Drive side of the Stadium near the entrance

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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. Each toilet room entry door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is greater than 5 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room because it is mounted at 61 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in the women’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

vi. The rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall is only 26 inches long and is mounted more than six inches from the side wall. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

vii. There is no accessible coat hook provided in each designated accessible stall. 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.

12. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Ambuc Park at Sallie Mood Drive.

A. Parking

i. The designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

ii. There is no van accessible parking space with an adjacent 96 inch wide access aisle provided. Provide at least one van accessible parking space at least 96 inches wide, and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Drinking Fountains

i. The drinking fountain provided is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

C. Routes of Travel

i. There is no accessible route provided to the athletic fields from the Restroom Facility. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

D. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms in the Restroom Facility

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 entry door hardware for each toilet room is inaccessible. 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.

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in the men’s toilet room because it is mounted at 56 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The soap dispenser is inaccessible in the women’s toilet room. Provide a soap dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

v. The entry doors to each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because the swinging double-leaf doors have an opening width of only 18 inches fro each leaf. Provide a single 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. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

vi. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

vii. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

viii. There is no rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

13. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Charlie C. Brooks Sports Complex in Wilmington Island.

A. Parking

i. The designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because there are no access aisles provided for each space. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

ii. There is no van accessible parking space with an adjacent 96 inch wide access aisle provided. Provide at least one van accessible parking space at least 96 inches wide, and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. There is no accessible route provided to the Restrooms/Concessions Facility from the entrance pathway. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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. There is no accessible route provided to the athletic fields from the entrance pathway. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

iii. There is no accessible route provided to the playground equipment from the entrance pathway. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

C. Exterior Ramps

i. There are no handrail extensions provided for the exterior entrance ramp to the Restroom/Concessions Facility extending at least 12 inches beyond the bottom platform landing of the ramp. Provide handrails that extend 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.

ii. The Restroom/Concessions Facility entrance ramp is inaccessible because there is no inside handrail provided. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ 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.

iii. The Restroom/Concessions Facility entrance ramp is inaccessible because there is no level bottom platform landing provided. 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. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8

D. Service Counters

i. The Transportation service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 43 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter 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), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

E. Drinking Fountains

i. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided at the Restrooms/Concessions Facility, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, 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).

F. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms in the Restroom/Concessions Facility

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room because it is mounted at 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iii. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 34 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in each designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. There is no rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

14. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the L. Scott Stell Community Park at 282 Bush Road.

A. Parking

i. The designated accessible parking spaces at the Community Park Administration Building are inaccessible because the access aisles provided for each space are 40 inches wide. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

ii. There is no van accessible parking space with an adjacent 96 inch wide access aisle provided at the Community Park Administration Building. Provide at least one van accessible parking space with an adjacent access aisle at least 96 inches wide, and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

iii. The designated accessible parking spaces at the Community Park Administration Building are inaccessible because the access aisles provided for each space are 50 inches wide. 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. Standards § 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

iv. There is no van accessible parking space with an adjacent 96 inch wide access aisle provided at the Lake Restroom Facility. Provide at least one van accessible parking space at least 96 inches wide, and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

v. There is no designated accessible parking space provided at the playground equipment. Ensure that an accessible parking space is provided. The parking space should be van accessible, at least 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. There is no accessible route provided to the entrance ramp of the Community Park Administration Building from the nearest parking area due to the parking block. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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. There is no accessible route provided to the playground equipment from the nearest parking area. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

iii. There is no accessible route provided to Playground Restroom Facility from the nearest parking area. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

iv. There is no accessible route provided to the Picnic Pavilion from the nearest parking area. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

C. Exterior Ramps

i. The Community Park Administration Building ramp is inaccessible because there is no edge protection provided. Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Standards § 4.8.7.

ii. The Community Park Administration Building entrance ramp is inaccessible because there is debris on the bottom platform landing. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8

D. Picnic Tables

i. There are no accessible picnic tables provided at the Picnic Pavilion. Provide at least one picnic table at the Picnic Pavilion location on an accessible route such that there is knee space at the table at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and such that the height of the top of the table is between 28 inches and 34 inches above the ground. Standards §§ 4.32.3, 4.32.4

E. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms in the Lake Restroom Facility

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 entry door hardware for each toilet room is inaccessible. 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.

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The urinal in the men’s toilet room is inaccessible because the rim is 27 inches above the finished floor, and there is no adequate clear floor space provided. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

v. The route to the lavatory in the women’s toilet room is inaccessible because it is only 28 inches wide. Provide an accessible route to the lavatory with a minimum clear width of 36 inches. Standards § 4.3.3.

vi. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

vii. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

viii. There is no side grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 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 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 the toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(a), (d).

F. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms in the Playground Restroom Facility

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 entry door hardware to each toilet room is inaccessible. 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.

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room because it is mounted at 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The soap dispenser in the women’s toilet room is inaccessible because it is mounted at 52 inches above the finished floor over an obstruction. Provide a soap dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

v. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 42 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

vi. There is no rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

15. Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Jim Golden Sports Complex at 282 Bush Road.

A. Parking

i. There is no designated accessible parking space provided on the shortest route of travel to the Sports Complex. Ensure that an accessible parking space is provided. The parking space should be van accessible, at least 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Routes of Travel

i. There is no accessible route provided to the athletic fields from the Sports Complex Pavilion. Provide at least one accessible route with no level changes in excess of ½ 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.

C. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms in the Sports Complex Restroom/Concessions Pavilion

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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 urinal in the men’s toilet room is inaccessible because the rim is 27 inches above the finished floor. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

iii. The designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because it is 42 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible in the women’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is inaccessible. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

vi. There is no rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

16. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Paul Anderson/Howard Cohen Weightlifting Center at 7232 Varnadoe Drive.

A. Parking

i. There is no designated accessible parking space provided. Ensure that an accessible parking space is provided. The parking space should be van accessible, at least 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

B. Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms

i. There is no accessible signage provided for each toilet room for people with disabilities. 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. Each toilet room entry door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is greater than 5 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible in each toilet room because it is mounted at 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards
§§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. The paper towel dispenser provided is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a dispenser in a location such that it protrudes no more than 4inches into the walkway. Standards § 4.4.

v. The toilet is inaccessible in the men’s designated accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

vi. The toilet paper dispenser in the men’s designated accessible stall is inoperable. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ 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).

vii. The rear grab bar provided in each designated accessible stall is only 26 inches long. 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; 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. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

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Updated August 6, 2015

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