The Alton City Council received an update to the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan at its meeting this week. The city is required to have a transition plan since it has 50 or more employees. The plan calls on municipalities to bring streets and sidewalks up to standards set by the ADA.
Matt Asselmeier, Alton's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, says the Public Works Department will be kept busy inspecting the city's streets and sidewalks as the process moves forward.
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Asselmeier says in a city as large as Alton with more than 16 square miles, making sure all streets and sidewalks meet ADA standards is a large undertaking. There is a priority list, but if there is a complaint about a particular place, that will go to the front of the line.