Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 18-1667    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/5/2019
Title: Rio Dell Branch Library and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Indexes: Core Roles - Protect vulnerable populations, Foster transparent, accessible, welcoming and user-friendly services, Provide community-appropriate levels of service
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. 2019-01-11 Rio Dell Fire Protection Letter, 3. 2018-08-23 Rio Dell Fire Protection Letter

To: Board of Supervisors

From: County Administrative Office

Agenda Section: Departmental

Rio Dell Branch Library and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Receive the staff report on the Rio Dell Branch Library's ADA compliance efforts; and
2. Direct staff to work with the City of Rio Dell to secure the site located at 203 Wildwood Avenue or City Hall to relocate the Rio Dell Library Branch.

Library Fund (1500)
ADA Compliance Fund (3552)

As a condition of the county's consent decree with the United States Department of Justice, the county must remediate ADA-related barriers at the Rio Dell Library on or before Sept. 7, 2019. There are several options to consider regarding remediation, including relocating the library, performing construction at the existing site, or potentially combining services with the Fortuna Library. This report contains information on each of those options.

On Dec. 18, 2018, your Board received a report on the findings at sites identified for the possible relocation of the Rio Dell Branch Library. Those sites included Triangle Park, Rio Dell City Hall grounds or the city parking lot at 203 Wildwood Ave. At this meeting your Board provided further direction to staff to explore barrier removal at the existing Rio Dell Library site at the county's expense.

Triangle Park
As reported Triangle Park was assessed by the county's ADA consultant and determined that due to the challenges and constraints at this particular location this site was not recommended for relocation.

203 Wildwood Avenue
The county's ADA consultant reviewed the vacant parking lot located at 203 Wildwood Avenue, Rio Dell and its adjacent parcel. As discussed the adjacent parcel would need to be purchased to place a modular unit on the property. Construction cost estimates to relocate to this site are $369,840 and did n...

Click here for full text