Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Transition Plan

{Glen Cofer, ADA Coordinator}

We are currently working on consolidating our data from the Self-Evaluation. This will be compiled in our Transition Plan.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to monitor sub-recipients who receive TDOT assistance (local governments, contractors, consultants or groups) to ensure compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with respect to TDOT funded (both Federal and State assistance) projects and programs. 28 CFR 35.130(b)(1)(v) and 49CFR27.7(V)

In 2010, at the 20th anniversary of the signing of the ADA, all federal agencies recommitted to enforcing the ADA, so they are now withholding federal grants and federal funding from agencies who have not completed this important process. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 lends further protection of the basis established by Section 504 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance. Title II of the Act specifically applies to state and local government services and the programs and activities they administer, including items built before and after 1990.

Deadline for completion of the Transition Plan is November 2019

Staff Retreat and Visioning

{Bonnie Angus, Roane County Executive’s Administrative Assistant}

The Directors of Roane County met on March 13, 2019, for their 6th annual staff retreat and visioning meeting. The focus of this meeting was to discuss our vision for Roane County’s future and what goals we need to meet in order to be successful. Ron Woody, (County Executive), asked, “What do we want to be or where are we forced to go?”

A director from each county department presented slideshow presentations about what their focus points and current goals for the next 5-10 years such as building improvements to the county courthouse, better coverage and response time for Emergency Medical Services, and the completion of the ADA Transition Plan with Building Codes, and Zoning. Roane County has many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead but with each department working together we are confident our goals and visions for a bright future will be met.