Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff.
Question: What is the Maui County Code requiring ADA cutouts on sidewalks, please? Does it include gated communities too?
Answer: Mahalo for your question. I directed my staff to research your question and asked for assistance from our Department of Public Works.
From what I understand, there is no provision in the Maui County Code relating to ADA compliance for curb cutouts. ADA compliance for County facilities is governed by State Law (HRS 103-50) and overseen by the Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB).
All County facilities, including curb cutouts, undergo review by DCAB for ADA compliance. As for your question about gated communities, the County does not review or enforce ADA compliance for private facilities that will remain private. The County would however require a private facility to obtain DCAB approval if the facility will be dedicated to the County.
I hope this answers your question and if you need additional assistance, you can call our Department of Public Works at 270-7845. Mahalo!
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