Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board withdraws request for $50,000 - KOTA Territory News

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board withdraws request for $50,000 from City for ADA compliance

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The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board withdrew its request for $50,000 from the City to make the Barnett Arena more wheelchair accessible.

The improvements to the arena are still up for discussion by the civic center board. Board members are faced with the dilemma of making updates now that could affect safety and become obsolete if the Barnett Arena ends up being redone in the future.
 
Jeff Bailie, a director of the civic center board, says that they face many challenges with trying to comply with ADA regulations and make sure being at the arena is an enjoyable experience for everyone. "Our ultimate desire will be to provide accessible and reasonable accommodation to each of our patrons but it's equally important that we do so without infringing on the our duty to also ensure life safety within our facility," said Bailie.
 
There will be a civic center board meeting Tuesday when they will discuss other options for ADA compliance.
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