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ADA Transition Plan

City of Sedro-Woolley
ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

Project Description

Project Schedule

How Can You Be Involved?

ADA Advisory Group

City Staff Contacts

Documents

Recent/Annual Accomplishments

Images of accessible City infrastructure 

Project Description

The City of Sedro-Woolley is committed to providing equal access to its public programs, services, facilities, and activities for all citizens including those with disabilities. To achieve this end, the City is developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for the public right-of-way, buildings, parks, and City services, programs, and activities in compliance with federal and state law.

To satisfy the requirements set forth by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (CFR 28 Part 35), and WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines Manual (Chapter 29), this ADA Transition Plan intends to:

  • Identify physical and communicative barriers in City of Sedro-Woolley’s public facilities that limit the accessibility of its programs, services or activities to individuals with disabilities;
  • Describe the methods to be used to make the facilities, programs, services or activities accessible;
  • Provide a schedule for making necessary modifications to provide better access and achieve compliance; and
  • Identify the public officials responsible for implementation of the plan.

The City of Sedro-Woolley’s ADA Notice provides more information on the precedent for ADA compliance and the City’s legal responsibilities.

Para más información del proyecto en español, por favor llame al 360-855-3215.


Project Schedule

The City of Sedro-Woolley has contracted civil engineering firm Transportation Solutions, Inc., and partnering subconsultants to complete the citywide ADA Transition Plan by March 31, 2021.

Summer 2020

  • Project Kick-off
  • Review/perform self-assessment of public right of way facilities including curb ramps, sidewalks, and interface of sidewalks with driveways.
  • Develop prioritization criteria for public right of way barriers.
  • Review/perform self-assessment of city’s programmatic policies and practices regarding accessibility of its services, programs, and activities.
  • Develop public outreach strategy and content with input from community stakeholders including members of the ADA community.
  • Initiate public outreach activities including webpage and online survey.

Fall 2020

  • Develop prioritization criteria for public right of way and programmatic barriers.
  • Conduct additional public outreach activities and summarize findings.
  • Refine removal prioritization criteria based on input from city staff, members of the ADA community, and other stakeholders.
  • Prioritize public right of way and programmatic barriers.
  • Develop cost estimates for public right of way and programmatic barrier removal.
  • Perform self-assessments of City buildings and parks for physical accessibility barriers.

Winter 2021

  • Develop prioritization criteria for buildings and parks.
  • Refine removal prioritization criteria based on input from city staff, members of the ADA community, and other stakeholders.
  • Prioritize building and park barriers.
  • Develop cost estimates for building and park barriers.
  • Develop short and long-term barrier removal implementation schedule.
  • Submit Draft ADA Transition Plan and present to Sedro-Woolley City Council including cost estimates, refined prioritization criteria, barrier removal schedule, and a financing plan.
  • Spring 2021 Revise and submit Final ADA Transition Plan based on City Council and public comments.

How Can You Be Involved?

Have an idea about how to make Sedro-Woolley’s public right of way more accessible to people with limited mobility, vision, hearing or cognitive disabilities? Here are ways to let us know!

  • Take our 5-minute Online Survey to let us know where you experience physical barriers in the City’s public right of way, parks, buildings or other barriers to City services, programs, and activities. The survey will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 8th, 2020.

    *For map-enabled survey, you may report one barrier location per survey.
    *To report additional barriers, you are welcome to repeat the survey multiple times.
    • Map-enabled survey (survey now closed)
    • Screen-reader friendly survey (survey now closed)

  • Attend a Virtual Public Workshop - Audio and video recordings available below.
    • Date: Thursday, November 5th, 2020
      Time: 6-7:30pm
      Presentation:  PDF or PowerPoint
      Virtual Platform: Zoom Webinar - Virtual Workshop for ADA Transition Plan (recorded audio and video)

The City would especially value input from:

  • Individuals with disabilities;
  • Senior citizens;
  • Individuals that encounter accessibility barriers such as parents/family members/friends of individuals with disabilities;
  • Members of groups that provide services or transportation to individuals with disabilities;
  • Individuals with experience and knowledge of ADA planning and requirements;
  • Interested Sedro-Woolley residents.

ADA Advisory Group

The City has formed an ADA Advisory Group including local citizens who are members of the disability community or who work closely with persons with disabilities to advise City staff throughout the ADA Transition Plan process. At least 51% of the ADA Advisory Group is made up of individuals living with a disability as defined by the ADA including hearing impairment, intellectual disability, psychiatric disability, mobility impairment and vision impairment.

The intended goals and responsibilities of the ADA Advisory Group include:

  • Provide advice, identify accessibility barriers and recommend accessibility improvements to new and existing City programs, services and facilities as it relates to Title II of the ADA.
  • Develop relationships with other local organizations serving individuals with disabilities as identified by the ADA.
  • Support City public engagement efforts for the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan process including review of engagement tools and materials for accessibility.
  • May be asked to support City staff on ADA Transition Plan implementation and future Plan updates.
  • Support City public engagement efforts for the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan process including review of engagement tools and materials for accessibility.
  • May be asked to support City staff on ADA Transition Plan implementation and future Plan updates.

The ADA Advisory Group is anticipated to meet virtually on a monthly basis during the ADA Transition Plan project timeline (through March 2021) and may continue on a quarterly basis thereafter. Scheduled meetings are posted here.

Current members of the ADA Advisory Group are listed at https://www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us/governing_bodies/ada_advisory_group.php.  If you have a question regarding the Advisory Group, please contact ADA Transition Plan Project Manager, Mark Freiberger (see City Staff Contacts section below).


City Staff Contacts

For questions regarding the ADA Transition Plan described above, please contact:

ADA Transition Plan Project Manager
Mark A. Freiberger, Director of Public Works
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-855-0771; Direct: 360-855--9933; TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388
mfreiberger@ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us

For questions related to access to existing City services, programs or activities:

ADA Coordinator
Christine Salseina, Deputy Clerk
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-855-1661; TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388
csalseina@ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us

Other ADA Resources

To request an accommodation, click here.

To submit a grievance, please click here.

For persons with hearing disabilities, please use the Washington State Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, or 1-800-833-6388.


Documents

A Draft ADA Transition Plan is anticipated to be posted here in February 2021. This draft will be available for public comment before a final draft is submitted to the City Council.


Recent/Annual Accomplishments

Currently, the City is addressing the items under Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 of the Project Schedule above.

Upon acceptance of the ADA Transition Plan by the City Council in 2021, the City will provide progress updates to demonstrate where barriers to accessibility have been removed from the public right of way in accordance with the ADA Transition Plan.

Information updated 08/12/2020