West Columbia taking steps to make city more accessible for disabled

A series of small improvements are coming over the next three years to make City Hall, the Riverwalk, the community center and three parks easier for disabled people to use.

City officials agreed to the changes – estimated to cost no more than $25,000 – to settle a complaint made to federal officials,

“We’ll get it done,” Mayor Joe Owens said. “It’s not that much.”

The agreement includes adjusting some building entrances and sidewalks to assure easier use for the disabled as well as publicizing better services available for those persons.