Madison’s ADA plan available for comment
By Stephanie Johns
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) plan for Madison has been posted online since late October. In the time since, Madison City Planner Bryce Jaeck said he has not received any public comment regarding the plan.
“One gentleman requested I e-mail the plan to him but I haven’t heard back from him,” he said.
Jaeck noted that the plan they have now is not the final version.
“It’s a draft, a working document,” he said. “We can fine tune the details.”
Jaeck added that the city is working with Morgan County regarding certain properties they both have a hand in that would be affected by the ADA plan.
Those properties include Rogers House and Rose Cottage, both located near the Courthouse, and some of the parks inside Madison city limits.
Also, he pointed out that private property is not covered by this plan.
“This plan only relates to city property and public property that the city controls such as roads, streets, and sidewalks,” he said.
The city asked the Georgia Department of Transportation for an extension on their Oct. 24 deadline. They now have until March 31, 2013.
Jaeck said he would welcome public comment. To view the city’s ADA plan, visit http://madisonga.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=680. The public may call Jaeck at 706-342-1251 extension 226 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Printed in the January 3, 2013 edition