What is an ADA Transition Plan?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability.
As a provider of public transportation services and programs, the Otter Tail County Highway Department must comply with this Act, and is developing a Transition Plan detailing how the County will ensure that all transportation facilities are accessible to all individuals.
Otter Tail County must meet these general requirements for individuals with disabilities:
- Access to all public programs and places
- Modification of policies that deny equal access
- Effective communication procedures
- An ADA Coordinator that coordinates ADA compliance
- Public notice of ADA requirements
- Grievance procedure for resolution of complaints
The Highway Department’s goal is to provide ADA-accessible pedestrian design features as part of the County’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These standards and procedures will be kept up to date with nationwide and local best management practices for pedestrian facilities.
Otter Tail County ADA Transition Plan
You can view the draft ADA Transition Plan here: Otter Tail County ADA_Transition_Plan (PDF)
- ADA Improvement Plan
- What is an ADA Transition Plan?
- Curb Ramp Elements
- ADA Coordinator
- Legal Notice
- Accessible Pedestrian Signals
- Bridge Location Map
- Public Water Access Location Map
- Government Building Location Map
A public open house is was held to seek public input on the ADA Transition Plan:
ADA Transition Plan Open House
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Government Service Center
County Board Room
500 W Fir Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Otter Tail County Highway Department ADA Coordinator
Otter Tail County has identified an ADA Title II Coordinator to oversee County Highway Department policies and procedures:
Otter Tail County Public Rights of Way
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Discrimination Complaint Form