Knox City Hall not ADA Compliant

Knox City Hall
Knox City Hall

The Knox City Hall is not handicapped accessible according to Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston. He made a presentation to the City Council members Tuesday night on how to bring the building up to ADA acceptability.

“I contacted Specialty Entrance Technologies, LLC as they were the ones who provided the handicapped entrance for the Courthouse, Annex Building and also for the Community Center,” explained Houston. “They came up with an estimate of $2,000. We have about $10,000 in our Building Maintenance Fund for the City Hall, but you never know what’s going to come up so I want to be careful about it. I talked about this before and I think it’s a good thing. Right now, all we have is a buzzer so that if someone is handicapped, they buzz us over here and somebody comes and opens the door and lets them in.”

That sound you heard was the buzzer a handicapped person must ring for someone to open the door into the room used for Council meetings and City Court.

Attorney David Matsey told Houston that he and Mayor Chambers would be going to a ADA workshop in Portage on February 23rd, and would take pictures of the door to the presentation, along with questions about bringing it up to ADA standards.