At the last CCM approval was given for Community and Economic Director Ron Amen. To put the Berwyn Center restroom out for bid. The city is going to bring the Berwyn center bathroom up to ADA compliance. What is ADA, and why would the city not be in compliance with the ADA Laws? The Dearborn Heights Commission on Disabilities Concerns has been for many years asking to have this bathroom renovated to fit the needs of the handicapped. The Berwyn Senior Center is one of two senior centers the city has. The bathroom at this center does not meet the requirements for the handicapped. At the last meeting of the Dearborn Heights Commission on Disability Concerns. Linda Butler Chair made the announcement that she had heard this on the publicly broadcast city council meeting. Jim Nagy confirmed that yes the city was going to finally take care of it.
Linda Butler and the commission have been working for years to see this, and other non ADA compliance issues taken care of. Just how long has this been discussed with the Mayor? six (6) long years. For six years the commission has asked to have this bathroom retrofitted to comply with ADA. Everyone at the last meeting was very happy to hear the news smiles all around. The law that all municipalities must follow states that people with disabilities should be able to go anywhere in any public building that the rest of us do. One of those places would be a (restroom.) Private business must meet ADA laws and the building department of any city must make sure that they do before they are given a Certificate of Occupancy. Remember any place that we can enter a person with a disability should have access to.
- Hilton, Justice reach deal over disabled guests (seattletimes.nwsource.com)