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ADA Advisory Board
Meetings
  • 4 p.m.
  • Quarterly - Second Monday of the month (January, April, July and October)
  • City Hall
    611 Mulberry Road
    Derby, KS 67037-3533

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Members
Six members elected to 2-year terms
  • Timothy Davidson - May 2017
  • Roger Thomas - May 2018
  • Daniel Fenn - May 2017
  • Tom Muskus - May 2017
  • James Sweeney - May 2018
  • Melissa Mantz - May 2018

Responsibilities
This board was established to work towards full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with respect to all city facilities and activities. The board also serves as a recommending body to the City Council. Three of the six members must have a disability, have a spouse, child or parent with a disability; or be representatives of an organization or group that provides services to individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information
Please contact MacKensie Cornell at 316-788-1510 or by email for more information.

Business Impact Award
The City of Derby ADA Board was established to work towards full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with respect to all city facilities and activities. The board also serves as a recommending body to the City Council. The ADA Board is pleased to announce the new ADA Business Impact award program. The ADA Business Impact award recognizes and honors businesses that advance opportunities for people with disabilities in the City of Derby. The City of Derby recognizes that updates and changes to achieve and maintain ADA compliance are important to all citizens. Awardees continually set a high standard of excellence by using best practices, and innovative solutions that support the vision of the City of Derby to create a fully accessible city.
ADA Business Impact Award Application

Tax Incentives for Businesses
There are two federal tax incentives available to help cover costs of making access improvements for people with disabilities:

  • A tax credit for small businesses that remove access barriers from their facilities, provide accessible services, or take other steps to improve accessibility for customers with disabilities.
    • Small businesses with 30 or fewer employees or total revenues of $1 million or less can use the Disabled Access Credit (Internal Revenue Code, Section 44). Eligible small businesses may take a credit of up to $5,000 (half of eligible expenses up to $10,250, with no credit for the first $250) to offset their costs for access, including barrier removal from their facilities (e.g., widening a doorway, installing a ramp), provision of accessibility services (e.g., sign language interpreters), provision of printed material in alternate formats (e.g., large-print, audio, Braille), and provision or modification of equipment.
  • A tax deduction for businesses of all sizes that remove access barriers in their facilities or vehicles.
    • Businesses of all sizes may take advantage of this tax deduction. Under Internal Revenue Code, Section 190, businesses can take a business expense deduction of up to $15,000 per year for costs of removing barriers in facilities or vehicles

View the ADA guide for small businesses.

City of Derby
City of Derby
611 Mulberry Road
Suite 300
Derby, KS 67037-3533
Ph: 316-788-1519