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6/4/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letters: Still waiting on City Hall

Our city does not care about persons who use handicapped parking. About two months ago, I wrote a letter about placement of handicapped parking near Domino's. The parking around this shopping area had just been restriped. A friend told me to contact the city, which I tried to do.

After several phone calls, I thought I found who to contact and called him. I talked to a Rob Owen, who stated it was not his area and took my name and phone number with a reason why I called. He told me he would give it to the right person and that individual would call me. After two weeks and no reply, I called him back and left a message on voice-mail. After two weeks no reply.

I called a Blake Chapman and had to leave voice-mail. Again no reply. So I went to City Hall to find out who else to contact and was give the city manager's number. I called and got his secretary, who took my name, phone number and message. She said he was in a meeting and would call me afterwards. I am still waiting for his call.

By the way, the handicapped parking situation is still the same. Neither the city nor owners of the building care about the citizens who use these parking spaces or American with Disabilities Law enforcement.

Burt Kaploe


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Article comment by: Think Again

@ Its not your land..

“Every parking lot is private parking. They are required to have handicap spaces however they are not told were they should be placed.”

Sorry to burst your bubble but they “ARE” told where they should be and the city is supposed to ensure compliance.

All businesses or privately held facilities are obligated under law to follow ADA guidelines.

Based on a practical approach, ADA stipulates that parking spaces leading to a particular building should be built on the shortest accessible route of travel, from the point of parking to the entrance.


Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Article comment by: Its not your land..

The parking lot is "Private Property". Thats right. Their are no "laws" applicable concerning trafficc on private property.

Every parking lot is private parking. They are required to have handicapp spaces however, they are not told were they should be placed.

Anyone thats been in a parking lot accident can tell you its a no fault matter.

Being handicapped myself over 20 years now. I just dont go out much. Yup...all this SSD money Not getting spent locally.

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Article comment by: The City Hall is Always Responsive

Thank you, Erin. I knew something wasn't right. The city personal have always returned calls promptly.

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Article comment by: concerned citizen

Isn't it amazing!?
We all hate the government, until we need something done for us, the heck with the costs and protocol!
And, how dare the government not respond in the manner that we think they should!
Why, they're suppose to drop what they're doing and immediately correct or modify what is inconvenient or not done exactly to the standards that we know to be wrong.
What's wrong with this picture???

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: For a Better Kingman

Dominos is not in violation of the ADA. So drop it. Thanks.

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Erin Cochran

Mr. Kaploe,

I spoke with the City Clerk this morning and she knew right away who you are. She stated that she, Rob Owen, and Jim McErlean have all tried to contact you. Your phone does not accept blocked calls and all city lines are private. We have tried to un-block the numbers but that has not worked. They tried calling from the City cell phones but they are private as well. You did not leave any other way to reach you such as an address or email. We have a lot of information for you. Jim McErlean would like to speak to you if you can please call him at 753-8136 he has spoken with all parties involved and would like to speak with you and get you the information you requested.

I hope you see this or if someone knows him please pass this information to him.

Thank you,

Erin Cochran

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Frances Perkins

The city enforces the State ADA at the time of building construction. After that it is the State Attorney General's office. I am sure they will show up Kingman. City public works does not enforce ADA. The other option is you sue Dominoes under the State ADA. I thought all you people wanted the government off your backs. Until you don't.

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

@ Burt

Many people pointed out last time that the parking at the front of the building is very sloped. It may not be hazardous to you based on your particular disability, but the slope may be hazardous to other people with mobility handicaps.
Dominos provides handicapped spaces on the side of the building where the ground is level.

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Alan Rodberg

Just do what all the other people do at WalMart, Burt. Park whereever you want. In the walkways.

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Don't go to Domino's - problem solved.

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