Silver Lake Council Updated On Town ADA Needs

November 9, 2023 at 5:10 p.m.
Sara Huss, DLZ project manager, talks to the Silver Lake Town Council Wednesday. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union
Sara Huss, DLZ project manager, talks to the Silver Lake Town Council Wednesday. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union

By JACKIE GORSKI Lifestyles Editor

SILVER LAKE – Silver Lake Town Council was informed Wednesday about updating access to the town’s facilities and sidewalks from Sara Huss, DLZ project manager.
A self-evaluation was part of the process to help the town meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, which includes collecting data. Huss said DLZ started collecting feedback on the subject from the community in the spring. Community members were able to provide information on issues they saw through a survey.
The main feedback concerned the front entry of the town office.
“Other than that, there weren’t a whole lot of complaints received through that survey,” she said.
Also part of the plan is a transition plan phase to implement changes.
Estimates to fix town facilities is $395,000. Huss estimated $180,000 was needed to fix sidewalk issues like curb ramps. She said DLZ did prioritize all the issues. Not all of the issues found were considered high priority. She said with the sidewalks, there were a lot of low-priority issues.
Huss said DLZ tries to get communities to break the projects up over 20 to 30 years.
People can view a draft of the improvement plan through Nov. 15 and make comments on the plan by going to Town Hall, the post office or online at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/66ZtLgc/SilverLakeADASETP.
In other business, the council:
• Set the date for the Santa Claus appearance this year for 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the old fire station.
• Approved the 2024 interlocal agreement with the county for police software.
• Approved the salary ordinance for 2024. It states the clerk-treasurer will make $1,840 biweekly; deputy clerk-treasurer, $18 per hour; town/utilities superintendent, $29.79 per hour; general laborer/assistant utility operator, $23.22 per hour; town marshal, $2,383.20 biweekly; and chief deputy marshal, $1,680 biweekly.
• Approved a $1,600 contract with Shannon McLeod of Priority Project Resources for doing administrative work with a grant for the town’s planned community center.
• Approved spending $200 to match the fire department’s donation to Toys 4 Tots.

SILVER LAKE – Silver Lake Town Council was informed Wednesday about updating access to the town’s facilities and sidewalks from Sara Huss, DLZ project manager.
A self-evaluation was part of the process to help the town meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, which includes collecting data. Huss said DLZ started collecting feedback on the subject from the community in the spring. Community members were able to provide information on issues they saw through a survey.
The main feedback concerned the front entry of the town office.
“Other than that, there weren’t a whole lot of complaints received through that survey,” she said.
Also part of the plan is a transition plan phase to implement changes.
Estimates to fix town facilities is $395,000. Huss estimated $180,000 was needed to fix sidewalk issues like curb ramps. She said DLZ did prioritize all the issues. Not all of the issues found were considered high priority. She said with the sidewalks, there were a lot of low-priority issues.
Huss said DLZ tries to get communities to break the projects up over 20 to 30 years.
People can view a draft of the improvement plan through Nov. 15 and make comments on the plan by going to Town Hall, the post office or online at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/66ZtLgc/SilverLakeADASETP.
In other business, the council:
• Set the date for the Santa Claus appearance this year for 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the old fire station.
• Approved the 2024 interlocal agreement with the county for police software.
• Approved the salary ordinance for 2024. It states the clerk-treasurer will make $1,840 biweekly; deputy clerk-treasurer, $18 per hour; town/utilities superintendent, $29.79 per hour; general laborer/assistant utility operator, $23.22 per hour; town marshal, $2,383.20 biweekly; and chief deputy marshal, $1,680 biweekly.
• Approved a $1,600 contract with Shannon McLeod of Priority Project Resources for doing administrative work with a grant for the town’s planned community center.
• Approved spending $200 to match the fire department’s donation to Toys 4 Tots.

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