On 6/15/2013, the Board approved proceeding with projects to replace pathways (including steps/stairs within pathways and stairs between parking lots and pathways) and pathway lighting, with a total cost not-to-exceed $800,000. Installation of new handrails is also included. Stairs attached to front decks are notincluded.
Why does the new pathway and stair design include additional steps connecting horizontal surfaces? Placer County required that we construct the new pathways and stairs in compliance with current California Building and Residential Codes. These current building codes no longer allow the sloping pathways that were installed when Indian Hills was built and to which we had become accustomed.
Is our HOA required to provide for ADA access? Our condominium complex does not have the characteristics that trigger ADA requirements. This determination was made prior to embarking on the pathway/stair replacement project. The cost to provide ADA access to all of the units in our complex would have been extremely high due to our terrain.