Plano hires consultant to assess city’s protections for people with disabilities

Council members also extend timeline for development of water walk at environmental education center

The city of Plano will direct hundreds of thousands of dollars toward making sure its facilities are up to par with federal regulations that protect people with disabilities.

Plano City Council on Monday approved a $766,310 contract with consulting firm Cole & Associates to evaluate the city’s facilities, services and programs and determine whether they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The firm’s review will include a review of city buildings, public parks, sidewalks, parking lots and traffic intersections, according to the agreement approved Monday. It will also examine the city’s design and construction standards and other policies.

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Updated at 10:17 a.m. April 20:

Plano police on Wednesday evening called off the search of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve after learning a body discovered over the weekend miles outside of city limits belonged to missing Plano resident Megan Leigh Getrum.

Plano Police Department spokesman David Tilley said the 36-year-old’s body was found at Lake Ray Hubbard and reported to Dallas police—but not yet identified—before she was reported missing on Tuesday to Plano police.

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