This Blog is not about the Vote. It is about the unfounded mis-information with no factual evidence the former Supervisor says this area is not possible to use; as he claims there is no ADA access. The same Supervisor who said for years that 4 courts would not fit but never bothered to do a survey and was proven wrong by that survey, so he finds another way to attack the District Engineer, in which I take umbrage with and will stand up for our Staff.
The Engineers have provided us with a viable solution which includes 4 options for proper ADA access.
Let’s look at how professional w/detailed drawings along with the facts that Cardno provided.
The Cardno Firm, made sure to include several specialties in various engineering disciplines to produce this document. They included a Drainage, Civil and Structural Engineer, when those 3 completed the document, they sent it up their chain to a Civil/Drainage and Structural Engineer. All-in-all 5 engineers with the skill set required completed these documents. Obviously, they had done their homework.
A Detailed Bill of Material and Actions Sheet along with the detailed Drawings were provided by Cardno to the District from these 5 gentlemen.
There was a discussion, well thought out arguments: when it came down to the smallest details of concern the District Engineer had the answer to resolve each of those questions. The District Engineer showed exactly where on that handout for 99% of those questions.
It came down to an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) proper size sidewalk for access to the court location. The Engineers did not have the answer forth wit, however within 2 minutes the Engineer presented two other options for access and the 3rd option was a matter of short amount of time to address that small issue.
Since then they figured out and have 4 options for ADA access. This did not cost the District a dime.
Option 1, Sidewalk the long way around.
Option 2, Sidewalk through the tennis courts, lots of complaints over this, however you can fit an ADA sidewalk between courts 2 and 3, add fencing on both sides and not infringe upon actual play nor USTA standards for either of the courts, this concept marries the courts as a racquet complex.
Option 3, A sidewalk the short way around tennis court #2. This would require some wetlands mitigation, but they said it could be done.
Option 4, A boardwalk could be built, vice a sidewalk, the short way around tennis court #2 and thus avoid any mitigation.
Thank you to our Engineers for so much detailed research and a job well done!