Americans with Disabilities Act

504 Transition Plan


ADA / 504 Statement

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related federal and state laws and regulations forbid discrimination against those who have disabilities. Furthermore, these laws require federal aid recipients and other government entities to take affirmative steps to reasonably accommodate the disabled and ensure that their needs are equitably represented in County programs, services and activities.

The County will make every effort to ensure that its facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to those with disabilities. The County will make every effort to ensure that its advisory committees, public involvement activities and all other programs, services and activities include representation by the disabled community and disability service groups.

Accessibility of Pedestrian Facilities within the Public Rights of Way

Local agencies that have control over existing sidewalks or roadways must conduct self-evaluations of their facilities (including pedestrian rights of way) to determine accessibility. If the agency has more than fifty (50) employees, they must also develop a transition plan that details noncompliant features, the method that will be used to remediate them, the time for doing so, and the person responsible for ensuring compliance.

The County has recently completed inventorying the location of sidewalks and multi-use paths within the County. A County wide map of the pedestrian facilities is available at the following web link:
http://gis.citrusbocc.com/viewer.html?service=public/multi_modal_transportation_map

As part of this ADA Transition Plan we will also inventory, inspect and evaluate ADA Curb Ramps within County owned and maintained rights of way to determine/document existing physical barriers and to ensure the existing ramps comply with the Florida DOT Design Standards, Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways (aka the Florida Greenbook) and the Citrus County Land Development Code. If a facility needs to be installed, or if a facility is found not to be in compliance, a work order will be generated and the County will construct/reconstruct the facility to bring it into compliance.

While inventorying, inspecting and constructing transportation facilities the County will refer to the Florida DOT Design Standards, Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways (aka the Florida Greenbook) and the Citrus County Land Development Code for guidance with road and right of way facilities. Additional ADA resources and Toolkits can be found at the FDOT Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ADA / Accessibility Program and at the following website: http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/toolkitmain.htm

During construction of new pedestrian facilities, the County continually inspects the work to assure adherence to the design and completion of the facilities. A project is not closed out until it has been verified that accessible facilities have been completed.

The County encourages the public to report any facility, program, service or activity that appears inaccessible to the disabled. Furthermore, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals who wish to participate in public involvement events or who require special assistance to access facilities, programs, services or activities. Because providing reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organization or resources, the County asks that requests be made at least two (2) calendar days prior to the need for accommodation.

Questions, concerns, comments or requests for accommodation should be made to the County’s ADA Contacts:

 

County Buildings and Sites:
Charlie Gatto
ADA Coordinator
3600 W. Sovereign Path, Ste. 178
Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone: (352) 527-7600
Email: Charlie.Gatto@citrusbocc.com

County Roads and Right of Way Facilities:
Mark Schroder, Engineer I and ADA/504 Coordinator
3600 W. Sovereign Path, Ste. 242
Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone: (352) 527-5446
Email: Mark.Schroder@citrusbocc.com

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