FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — The Justice Department has reached an agreement with the city of Fort Morgan to improve access to the city’s facilities for people with disabilities.

The department reviews facilities around the country to ensure local governments are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The department said Thursday that Fort Morgan has agreed to remove barriers to accessibility at several city facilities including the animal shelter, cemetery, City Hall, library, municipal court, police department, airport and six parks. Fort Morgan also agreed to ask the school district to remove barriers within areas of the high school and middle school that are used for emergency shelters.

The city must undertake other measures, including implementing a plan to make its web pages, sidewalks and curb cuts accessible.


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