2017-07-12 / Sports

Town sidewalks evaluated

by Trish Rudder


The sidewalk at the northeast corner of Congress and North Washington streets was evaluated for ADA accessibility standards. photo by Trish Rudder The sidewalk at the northeast corner of Congress and North Washington streets was evaluated for ADA accessibility standards. photo by Trish Rudder A work meeting for the Bath council members will be held on Tuesday, August 1 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss a “Sidewalk Self-Evaluation for ADA Accessibility” report on the town sidewalks. The public is welcomed.

Streetscape co-chair Larry Lower said in the July 5 Bath council meeting, that Streetscape committee members Barbara Zimmerman and Pete Brown will make a presentation to the council regarding the information they gathered to rate the sidewalks for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility. This will help the council plan for any sidewalk improvements.

Brown wrote in an email that the Streetscape committee asked Zimmerman and Brown last fall to “design and then complete a review of the Town of Bath sidewalks and corners to determine both their physical condition and their ability to meet ADA accessibility standards.”

He wrote that the process by which this is done is called the “self-evaluation.”

Zimmerman and Brown walked the sidewalks and documented the condition and compliance data for each sidewalk and corner, including some photos. They also confirmed the streets that had no sidewalks, Brown wrote.

Lower said the written report will be attached to the Streetscape plan agenda.

The regular town council meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., following the sidewalk meeting.

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