North Adams, Justice Department Reach ADA Agreement
The North Adams Police Department lacks a handicapped entrance, which led to a further review from the Department of Justice to check for the city's compliance of the American With Disabilities Act.
Alcombright said he plans to ask City Hall for an initial borrowing order of $250,000 — possibly $500,000 — but also noted that he's "very intent on trying to leverage federal money." For example, Alcombright said the improvements to the Noel Field Athletic Complex can be covereed by Community Development Block Grants and he hopes to receive similar grants in the upcoming years.
Regardless, Alcombright noted that making the entrance to the police station handicapped accessible, which sparked the review, will be a "significant investment."
The mayor said his administration is still planning on an approach to meet the guidelines of the agreement.
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