Pontotoc takes steps to get ADA compliant

By NEMS Daily Journal

PONTOTOC – City building inspector Terry Williamson said steps are being taken to ensure the city is complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Williamson, who will serve as ADA coordinator, said he and city Street Superintendent Barry Crawford have completed a sidewalk maintenance priority list.
“For the most part, the city’s sidewalks and curbs are in good shape,” Williamson said. “We found 13 that were out of compliance based on slope problems and six that need work because of root or other buckle problems. We can fix most of this in house.”
Williamson said he is organizing an ADA committee to help identify other access problem areas.
“This committee, which will include individuals with handicaps, will help us prioritize our needs and identify places that are inaccessible,” he said.
City aldermen are expected to vote on adoption of the ADA grievance policy at its Dec. 20 meeting.