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By Katie Teachout
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Ritzville Council hopeful ADA ramp financing will be approved


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 11:48am

Katie Teachout

A contract crew with Avista Utilities finishes installing the second of two utilities poles in the 400 block of Main Street August 19. Brent Larkin said the poles needed to be moved from their location on the sidewalk to make room for the city's new ADA ramps. Pictured in the bucket are Kyle Holland and Randy Tapani. On the ground are Luke Turner (green shirt) and Larkin.

RITZVILLE – Council members passed a motion to withdraw the current application to the Transportation Improvement Board to fund improvements on Main Avenue, including ADA ramps, at their August 18 regular meeting. Council member and county engineer Scott Yeager said by resubmitting the application for 2020-21 funds, the project could be done in full rather than just partially.

"We reapply with no promise other than a promise from the director it would be high on their priority list on this selection," Yeager said. "Like (council member) Michelle (Plumb) said, if we don't do the full proje...

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