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Subject: Handicap parking signs condo association
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JudyF


Posts:0


08/22/2006 9:49 PM  
Colorado:
We have had in the past assigned and given handicap signs to residents that present the application for a handicap sign with proper documentation. A year ago we had a rsident using a handicap placard fraudulently to be able to park up front in the front row using his girlfirends placard and using a handicap sign that was installed for a resident. He continued to park in this spot , as a result the handicapped rewsident did not have a handicap parking place top park in.The property mgr suggested putting the unit #'s on the handicap signs.WE now have recently been told that we can't do that and that we have the right to charge residents to insatll a handicap sign. Is this true or does the ADA have any juridition over this?
CharlesW1
(Georgia)

Posts:826


08/23/2006 4:36 AM  
JudyF,

I wish I knew! I’m anxious to hear what other advice you receive on this topic. I have a handicap sign, good until 08. In the beginning of my recovery, I used it frequently, because I needed too. Either I was using a wheel chair or a “rolling walker”! Now I am walking without assistance. My wife and I will not take a handicap stop for any reason now even though, I legally could! We both know the frustration that would come over us when we saw someone that (appeared to be walking without any assistance) could confidently drive! I knew how difficult it was for me, when I needed the spot.
Coming along as good as I have, I would never use my handicap pass unless I truly needed too
I’m glad to hear you are concerned about the handicap residents of your community. I can only hope it will all stop!
HOW SAD!

Chuck W.

Charles E. Wafer Jr.
BradP
(Kansas)

Posts:2640


08/23/2006 6:13 AM  
Judy:

ADA governs public facility, places of business, anywhere that is inviting the public in to their facility. I may be wrong but I do believe yours is different since it is a place of residence that is not open to the public. You may want to call the ADA office and get a clarification but I would think you are not bound by that. If someone is fradulently using a handicapped placard I would turn them in, nothing irritates me any more than the lazy people in this world that can't walk an extra 100 feet, no wonder America is getting obese.
JulieS
(Georgia)

Posts:412


08/23/2006 8:33 AM  
Maybe it would be better to have reserved or assigned parking areas instead of specified handicap parking? Then the HOA can enforce that as opposed to the handicap/ADA thing. Create a rule and send it out. First offense, notification letter; 2nd offense a fine; 3rd offense towing and fine, guests included.

Also, ADA is more designed for public places....are your streets and parking areas private or public?

I would turn in that person for using the handicap tag...that's just wrong!
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