The federal legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, and later amended effective January 1, 2009, provides comprehensive civil rights protections to qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination in all services, programs, and activities provided to persons with disabilities by state and local governments, including transportation. Local public agencies (LPA) with more than 50 full or part-time employees are required to perform self-evaluations of their current facilities relative to the accessibility requirements of the ADA and then establish a plan to correct any deficiencies. Self-evaluation is also required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for all entities receiving federal financial assistance, including federal highway aid for transportation projects. The process of self-evaluation for accessibility provides a framework for communities to develop a Transition Plan that identifies barriers, prioritizes actions to address barriers, and then sets forth a schedule to implement those actions.
Under Title II of the ADA the Village is required to:
Designate officials responsible for implementation;
Provide public notice and opportunity for public participation;
Develop a grievance procedure;
Adopt design standards and guidelines;
Prepare a self-evaluation;
Schedule and budget for improvements to achieve compliance; and
This Transition Plan incorporates these elements and provides a method for the Village of Montgomery to schedule and implement required improvements as it pertains to pedestrian sidewalk ramps within the public right-of-way.
The Village of Montgomery has more than 50 employees (full-time and part-time) and is therefore required to develop a public right-of-way accessibility transition plan. This plan will guide the Village to detail how accessibility deficiencies will be addressed. The Village of Montgomery ADA Transition Planis available online. Any resident may address their concerns or comments to the ADA Coordinator.
Village of Montgomery ADA Coordinator
Mark Wolf |Director of Public Works200 N. River Street | Montgomery, IL 60538 331-212-9043 | Email ADA Coordinator