Officials push for disabled access


Brownstown council members continue the process of finding and removing potential barriers to town buildings and sidewalks for those with disabilities.

“This is necessary if we want to get any grants,” council President John Nolting said during the council’s meeting Monday at town hall.

Nolting was referring to a Local Public Agency Annual Pre-award Certification and Pre-assurance required by the Indiana Department of Transportation of any local public agency receiving federal funds.

The federal government is making the push for local communities to compile information about their inventories of buildings and streets and sidewalks and potential accessibility issues, said Kathy Eaton-McKalip, grants administration director for INDOT.

“They are requiring the state to do it, too,” she said.

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