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Committees: Commission on Disability Issues

2006 Annual Report

After the introduction of new member Susan Sommer, Chairman Richard Morgan opened the spring meeting with a discussion of the goals of the Committee.

The following issues were then discussed:

. On Lincoln Street near the entrance of a public building, there is a deep crevasse in the sidewalk making it dangerous for pedestrians and impassable for wheel chairs.  This will be pursued with the Department of Public Works.

. The access to Derby Street Shoppes from Cushing Street currently is difficult for the disabled.  There is a plan for crosswalks at the Whiting Street and Cushing Street intersection, which is planned to go into effect, date unknown.  Also the intersection at the Cushing and Derby Street intersection is not safe.  This is not a town road so that the state is in charge.  Crosswalks are planned with date of completion unknown.

Discussed possibility of doing presentations at the grammar schools on disabilities.  Ms. Sommer is pursuing obtaining the materials for presentation through various state agencies.

(MGL C40, S8J, ATM 1989. ART 50)

Susan Sommer
John Pollick
Barbara Partridge
Mark Grylls