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City pools install lifts under new ADA rules

City pools install lifts under new ADA rules
KETK
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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 8:00am

An unfunded mandate under the Americans with Disabilities Act that requires handicap accessible entry and exit to public pools has made its way to local city budgets — leading some officials to say they simply can’t afford to comply.

Officials in Overton, one of the smaller East Texas cities operating a public pool, said last week buying the lifts would not be feasible given the town’s small and already-stretched operating budget.
 

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