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July 3, 2013

Middlebury Town Council approves ADA transition plan

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Town Council adopted a transition plan Monday for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plan identifies the location of pedestrian facilities within Middlebury’s public right of way, including curb cutouts, and pinpoints those that are out of compliance with new guidelines.

The ADA, approved by Congress in 1990, mandates that public facilities be accessible to people with disabilities. If the facilities are found lacking, then renovations or new construction must be undertaken to make them accessible.

The council held a public hearing on the proposed transition plan four weeks ago and approved a resolution to use ADA Standards for Accessibility and Design during the construction and renovation of town facilities. Those standards were adopted in 2010.

In other business, council members approved, subject to legal review, the first pay application on a contract by Selge Construction of Niles, Mich., for $26,447.

The council hired Selge in March to install an interceptor sewer at the Popcorn Lift Station for $558,953.  The contract also calls for installing a new forced main from the existing North Lift Station in Middlebury to the town’s wastewater treatment plant and upgrading the Spring Valley 2 Lift Station and telemetry at all of Middlebury’s lift stations.

A resolution was approved authorizing either the town council president or town manager to approve work directives on the town’s wastewater project amounting to no more than $10,000 each. Middlebury currently has three sewer projects underway totaling $13,585,000.

The council approved a certificate of no tax increment replacement levy for the Elroy Drive Industrial Park Tax Increment Finance District. The action must be taken annually to signify that the town will not raise taxes to recoup lost TIF revenues, according to town Attorney Craig Buche.

Council members amended the 2013 salary ordinance to reflect changes in position titles and staffing made recently in the wastewater department.

The council approved requests from the Middlebury Summer Festival Committee for use of two town parks and closure of streets around the time of the Middlebury Summer Festival, which runs from Aug. 9 through 10.

A 2014 Middlebury town budget work session will be held by the council at 6 p.m. July 10 at Town Hall.

Jack Cook of the Middlebury American Legion Post presented a certificate of ownership to the town for the Mark Wilt Memorial monument located at the Legion.

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