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File #: 220190    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2022 In control: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/28/2022
Effective date: 8/18/2022    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to accessible entrances for buildings pre-dating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Sponsors: ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC
Indexes: BUILDING-REGULATION
Attachments: 1. Email from COA 220190, 2. Notice published 8/17/2022
Number
220190
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to accessible entrances for buildings pre-dating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Sections
245-4-30 cr
245-4.7 rc
245-13.5 cr
Analysis
This ordinance creates regulations for accessible entrances to buildings pre-dating adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Body
Whereas, The federal government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to prevent discrimination against the physically and mentally disabled with respect to employment and access to public facilities; and

Whereas, According to the centers for disease control and prevention, one in four Wisconsinites have disabilities; and

Whereas, Providing accessible entrances to businesses housed in existing buildings pre-dating the ADA to accommodate persons with disabilities promotes equal access for all persons and helps businesses capture revenue dollars spent by customers with disabilities; now, therefore

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 245-4-30 of the code is created to read:

245-4. Permissible Projections and Encroachments.

30. Encroachments to create accessible entrances as provided in s. 245-4.7

Part 2. Section 245-4.7 of the code is repealed and recreated to read:

245-4.7. Encroachments to Create Accessible Entrances for Buildings Pre-dating Adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

1. DEFINITION. In this section, “Encroachment” means a ramp, chairlift, or other structure required to create an accessible entrance, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable building codes adopted by the state of Wisconsin, which is placed in the public right-of-way and approved by the commissioner of public works and the commissioner of the department of neighborhood services to serve a building or structure that existed prior to July 26, 1990, the date the Americans with...

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