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Subject: Handicap parking signs condo association
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08/22/2006 9:49 PM  
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?


08/23/2006 4:36 AM  

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!

Chuck W.

Charles E. Wafer Jr.


08/23/2006 6:13 AM  

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.


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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