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Description

This program provides for an on-going comprehensive effort to ensure that all parks and park facilities are built, renovated, and maintained in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This program includes both the correction of deficiencies identified by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) during its proactive Project Civic Access assessment of various park facilities, the results of a comprehensive self- evaluation process as well as efforts to comply with the revisions to Title II of the ADA, which went into effect on March 15, 2011.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$10.85M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$6M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Cost Change

Increase due to the addition of two fiscal years to this ongoing project.
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Justification

Montgomery County was selected by the DOJ for a Project Civic Access (PCA) review in 2006. The PCA is a proactive, ongoing initiative of the Disability Rights Section of the DOJ Civil Rights Division to ensure ADA compliance in local and state governments throughout the country. Montgomery County and M-NCPPC entered into a Settlement Agreement with DOJ on August 16, 2011, that required the County and M-NCPPC to remediate specific issues identified by DOJ within a negotiated timeline, conduct a comprehensive self-evaluation, and develop a Transition Plan for barrier removal, including efforts to comply with the updated Title II requirements.. All self-evaluations were completed ahead of schedule and the Final Transition Plan submitted in August 2016 and subsequently accepted by DOJ. The Final Transition Plan provides a summary of all barriers found, a strategy and timeline for their removal, as well as planning level cost estimates. The Final Transition Plan identified approximately 13,600 barriers with a projected planning level cost estimate of $31m for barrier removal systemwide, although actual costs are expected to be significantly higher based upon work completed to date.
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Other

$50,000 Current Revenue is budgeted for required ADA retrofits to leased properties that cannot be funded with general obligation bonds.
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Fiscal Note

FY19 Special Appropriation of $100k in State Aid. FY18 Appr. for $100k Bond Bill for MLK Recreational Park. FY18 reduction of $10k in Current Revenue for fiscal capacity. FY18 reduction of $49k in Current Revenue to reflect the FY18 Savings Plan. Prior year partial capitalization of expenditures through FY16 totaled $3,648,000.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely. M-NCPPC asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

United States Department of Justice, County Attorney's Office, Department of General Services, ADA Compliance: Local Parks, PDF 128701
Budget Snapshot
$10.85M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$6M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP128702
Date Last Modified05/19/20
Administering AgencyM-NCPPC
CategoryM-NCPPC
SubCategoryDevelopment
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision194259326910801801801801801801800
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities89062700128649208208208208208208200
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures108483293155560001000100010001000100010000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: General6021981043005050505050500
G.O. Bonds81641113135157009509509509509509500
PAYGO18821882000000000
State Aid20010010000000000
Total Funding Sources108483293155560001000100010001000100010000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request1000
Year First AppropriationFY12
Appropriation FY 22 Request1000
Last FY's Cost Estimate8848
Cumulative Appropriation4848
Expenditure / Encumbrances3610
Unencumbered Balance1238