County to spend $39k checking for ADA compliance

Bartholomew County will spend $39,000 to help ensure the county can keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding.

The county will contract with DLZ Engineering to inventory all of the county’s buildings, checking how accessible they are to those with disabilities. The company will also come up with a plan on what improvements need to be made to make the buildings more accessible.

If the county doesn’t come up with the plan and recommendations, it would put hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding at risk, county commissioners said. The amount of federal funds that come into the county every year varies. But for example, federal road funding is used for projects like the County Road 600N expansion and for bridge repairs.

Commissioners approved the contract this week.