N. Indiana city facing disabilities access deadline

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Officials in a northern Indiana city are working on plans on how to make City Hall and other municipal buildings more accessible to those with disabilities.

It's a problem cities, towns and counties throughout the country are facing as a Dec. 31 deadline approaches to submit long-range plans to the federal government for fixing inadequacies in local buildings. The Elkhart Truth reports the Elkhart City Council will review a priority list of proposed improvements later this month before submitting the plan.

It is estimated it would cost Elkhart about $9.6 million to make all the needed repairs. Among the biggest concerns are an elevator in City Hall with a door that too narrow to accommodate modern wheelchairs and a lift that is unreliable.

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