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Is Oakdale Park ADA Complaint? If No Paper Inspections or Certificate of Occupation, How Does One Know?
 


17 August 2010 at 5:39:30 AM
salon

Suppose someone in a wheel chair comes to Glen Rose to enjoy all our tourist attractions, including staying at Oakdale. Suppose that person has been able to stay in a cabin before, and could get in and out of the door with no problem, but now cannot because of changes to the cabin entrances. Wouldn't it be important to make sure that Oakdale Park is compliant with the American Disabilities Act? (For that matter, ought not every business owner check to make sure that's the case?)

We said last week that we were surprised to find out that Oakdale Park has not passed inspections and has no certificate of occupancy, and yet it is open for business, that those who do code inspections do them *visually* , rather than having written reports or checklists. We contend that not only does this open the Ciy of Glen Rose for potential lawsuits but it's also an unfair double standard when others must rigorously come up to these non-written *visual* standards before being able to be open for business. Further, we are appalled when there are safety issues outstanding but items such as purchasing golf carts take precedence over fixing all the electric and water outlets.

The alterations to Oakdale that have taken place so far have not been done according to a master plan, (more on the whims of the city workers) and, as of yet, with no input from a historical/preservation architect . If it is true, as we have heard anecdotally, that Oakdale Park when privately run was ADA complaint but the changes have caused it not to be anymore, why isn't the city code inspector making it a priority to ensure that all changes done to the park ARE ADA complaint? And in writing? Who's in charge?

As a side note, we didn't take sides during the recent fracas over whether the code inspector ought to be fired for his mistake over the new Family Dollar store. I have to wonder, though, whether some of the problem surrounding this would have been taken care of by having written reports and checklists that were based on up to date city code. People are fallible, memories are not always perfect, and I"m sure there's a lot to keep up with to be sure any business is compliant with current city ordinance. That's WHY you have written reports and check lists that are altered from time to time if newly passed ordinances warrant it. Then NO ONE has to try to remmber if a code says this or that, ANYONE can look at a permit and see the status and what is remaining to be done in order to be awarded a certificate of occupation. Honestly, I don't understand why the City of Glen Rose would even allow only *visual* inspections rather than written reports. It's a matter of having a paper trail, and being sure for reasons such as liability, that an entity can prove it meets spec, from both sides.

 

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