Parkville Missouri

City Adopts Parkville ADA Transition Plan

The City of Parkville is committed to providing equal access to its public programs, services, facilities and activities for all citizens, including those with disabilities. On March 19, the Board of Aldermen adopted the City of Parkville Transition Plan to help move forward with planning in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II for State and Local Governments. The Plan outlines the City’s compliance with the ADA, details existing barriers to accessibility and will guide the City’s future ADA updates and improvements.

Last August, ACTServices and City staff from the Community Development, Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments conducted an inventory audit of historic downtown, specifically the public sidewalks and parking areas, using ADA and Public Rights of Way accessibility guidelines. Staff was also trained to review ADA requirements and learned how to implement the downtown evaluation process elsewhere throughout the community.

The ADA Transition Plan includes a formal process for receiving, documenting and addressing ADA complaints for built infrastructure on public land, in public facilities and within City rights-of-way. The City’s ADA Coordinators who will receive, review and respond to questions and concerns regarding accessibility are:

  • Community Development Director Stephen Lachky will address ADA complaints in inquiries on private property;
  • Public Works Director Dan Harper will address ADA complaints or inquires for public property and rights-of-way; and,
  • City Clerk Melissa McChesney, Web Accessibility Coordinator, will be responsible for coordinating compliance of the City’s website.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including transportation. Local governments commonly adopt an ADA transition plan to provide equal access and opportunities for individuals to access their community. To provide access, the City must make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures, as well as physical changes to the built environment, which are outlined in the Plan.

Mayor Dean Katerndahl said, “Adoption of the City of Parkville Transition Plan is an important step for the City in assuring that all of our residents have full access to all of the City’s services.”

To view the full plan, visit For more information, please contact Community Development Director Stephen Lachky at (816) 741-7676.

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