TOWN OF DENNIS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Daniel J. Fortier, Town Planner
September 25, 2008
In 1993 the town A.D.A Coordinator drafted a Transition Report related to town compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This report will review changes made related to that Transition Report.
Building and Health have been moved to the “Town Hall Annex.” The annex is an accessible building that was previously designed to be a bank. The Licensing Department has been moved out of the basement and relocated on the main floor. The Planning Department remains in the area previously occupied by these four departments. Staff has been advised to use the large hearing room for meetings needing accessibility. The break room has not been changed. All other recommendations from the 1993 study remain valid as it related to Town Hall.
A new police station has been constructed with full ADA compliance.
FIRE STATION #1
Fire Station # 1 has been torn down and replaced. The new Fire Station meets full ADA compliance.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Department of Public Works has been relocated to a new building that has been constructed since 1993 and meets all ADA requirements.
RECYCLING CENTER, GATE HOUSE AND TRANSFER STATION
All recommendations from 1993 remain valid.
OTHER MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
WEST DENNIS GRADED SCHOOL HOUSE
Building is ADA compliant.
VIC HALL – DENNISPORT
Parking area has been surfaced and handicap parking established in the front of the building near the ramp. Restrooms still need to be addressed.
Restrooms have been upgraded in the past two years. The ramp has been lengthened to meet code.
Door handles have been installed.
See the individual property inventories in Appendix B.
Both courses meet the requirements for ADA accessibility.
The Sesuit Harbor restrooms have not been replaced.
JOHNNY KELLEY AREA
See the individual property inventory for this site in Appendix B.
YOUTH CENTER –CARLETON HALL
This area has been closed and is now used for storage.
TDD phone systems have been installed for emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, 911) they have not been installed in other buildings. The town relies upon the use of TDD relay services.