Ga. county faces big expense to comply with ADA

Published On: May 07 2012 02:43:03 PM EDT   Updated On: May 07 2012 02:43:27 PM EDT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -

A county along Georgia's coast is facing some high expenses as it works to bring facilities into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The Brunswick News reports that a U.S. Department of Justice audit found that Glynn County hasn't done enough to comply with the act after it became law in 1990.

The audit found that many of the county's buildings, parks, playgrounds and sidewalks built or modified after 1992 weren't in compliance.

The Justice Department sent a list of violations to the county, leading to an October 2009 agreement to correct them within five years.

County officials say some work has been done, but the most expensive work is yet to come. The county is budgeting $100,000 for the work required for the next fiscal year.