Paraplegic fights to make Huron ADA compliant

A former Huron resident says he's been trying for years to get city officials to upgrade facilities to meet ADA standards, but they still haven't completed the task.
Jessica Cuffman
Nov 11, 2011

A former Huron resident says he's been trying for years to get city officials to upgrade facilities to meet ADA standards, but they still haven't completed the task.

Terry Rock, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, first noticed the city's failure to make restrooms handicap-accessible a few years ago when he was still a Huron resident.

He has since moved to Norwalk, but that hasn't diluted his passion to fight for ADA accessibility in Huron. City officials say a tight budget has forced them to prioritize projects. 

To read more about Rock and his years-long battle, pick up Friday's Register.

Comments

yea right

tight budget my but.. ask the ADA and ye shall recieve..besides did they not have a TIME requirement..to comply..

actually the money is earmarked for doggie stands.. red carpet sidewalkes..valet parking at all the favs..like the Taj Mahal..aka that fancy book place..and dont forget the most important..book carries for all students at the high school..dont want those kids to put their backs out..

AnotherHuronResident

 According the city's facebook page (July 2011):

"The city has received a Community Development Block Grant to modernize restroom facilities at the city hall. The total award is $31,500.00 and will include improvements ensuring ADA compliance requirements are met."

With the tight budget, maybe they need to get more grants.

babykitten1230

  I  have personally known Mr. Terry rock for quite a few years. I used to live in the same apt complex on Rye Beach Road in Huron that he did.

 

 He got into a nasty argument with my mom, who is handicap, because she parked in what Mr. Rock thought was HIS parking spot.

 

Just because the Handicap spot marker said " Van Accessible" does NOT mean that Mr. Rock had any right to that spot. He had the nerve to call my mother a " Lowlife" for parking there.

 

 He also has had many dui's and pi's and a few run ins with the law himself.

 

 So what gives him the right to try to correct The WONDERFUL City of Huron as to how they do things???

 

 If I remember right, He NO LONGER is a resident of this City!!!!!!!

 

 He should correct the City of Norwalk FIRST before he places judgements on others.

 

As his backyard is NOT squeaky clean either.

 

I  also now live in the same apt complex as his nephew. Even his nephew has legal run ins with the law.

 

 So They should be careful what they do legally as thier past CAN and WILL come back to haunt them.