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Will Candlewood Shores Expect You? Think Again!

Kevin Opinski and Austin Opinski asked the Candlewood Shores Board to make and to provide a reasonable parking accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

On Jan. 14,2013 Kevin Opinski and Austin Opinski asked the Candlewood Shores Board in Brookfield, CT to make and to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities for parking on roads, parking at the beach and in front of the house’s. Kevin has asked the board to please be open to the people with differences and as well the elderly people that live among us here in the area. The board said there was no need for them to comply with the federal law’s under the ADA act that’s in place to help those that may need a little more help than others. This law that was made to ensure what normal people can do on their own; the same would be for those with less abilities. So that said, this could just benefit the people in this Candlewood Shores Tax District. However, even when ask to make parking spots at the beach handicap accessible, they respond that it is not their duty to do so or anything till they change the roads or parking lot’s and parking ban’s on the street’s. The meeting  could be called everything but helpful to the overall work that should be done in this District  and it should be shamed by how they treat people from this great district. It shows a lack of being inconsiderate of others short coming.

However I do remember the day growing up in this community that was so friendly and forgiving. This was the place I went to school and come back to see people here, have lost their morals and the great gift to see all people in the Shores as one of the greatest. Candlewood Shores will always have a place in my life. I truthfully feel if we change how we look at thing’s, then the things we look at will change as well.

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Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 01:00 PM
I'm shocked that the folks in the Candlewood Shores District show such a callous disregard for those less fortunate than themselves. The former President of the Brookfield Education Association lives in Candlewood Shores and her silence to over the years this speaks volumes to the plight of her handicapped neighbors and special education students in the Brookfield School District.
robert fletcher January 19, 2013 at 05:17 PM
My recollections of the meeting are a little different that Mr.Opinski's. At no time did he bring up handicap parking for the beach area. The fact is the Shores just installed a paved pathway from the parking area to accommodate wheelchairs, people with canes and strollers. Handicap parking is planned for the area next to the walkway. Also it was pointed out to Mr. Opinski that we do not have designated parking spaces on the road at all and there is nio need for a handicap space as his house has a driveway for parking. Mr. DeVaux should know the facts before he rushes to judgement.
Kevin January 19, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Mr. Fletcher please recall the board asking what the ADA Act was and the Fair Housing Act please review your notes from the meeting.
Kevin January 19, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Hello Candlewood Shores Board I was at the meeting last night January 16, 2013 and wanted to see if the board was willing to make an ADA act accommodation. As far as people that have disabilities? I would like if the Board would let me know, why they felt there was no need for an accommodation? This was a request to have closer parking that would help Austin Opinski as well for Kevin Opinski. I now ask for the board to please tell me the reason that there was not a need for an accommodation made for Austin Opinski and was denied even after asking to give medical records. Please let me know after asking now two times, how it was not even being looked at or given a closer look. ADA Act Title II “II-7.1100 Primary consideration. When an auxiliary aid or service is required, the public entity must provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to request the auxiliary aids and services of their choice and must give primary consideration to the choice expressed by the individual. "Primary consideration" means that the public entity must honor the choice, unless it can demonstrate that another equally effective means of communication is available, or that use of the means chosen would result in a fundamental alteration in the service, program, or activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens.
Kevin January 19, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Link to info- http://www.ada.gov/taman2.html#II-3.9000
Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Would Patch publish something that wasn't true?
Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Kevin, You mean Mr. Fletcher lied?
Andrew Turkenkopf January 21, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Well isn't most of Candlewood shores just Tea Partiers (at least the more vocal ones?) If so, would you really expect any other response?
Lucia January 21, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Andrew why are you such a jackass. Your dislike for the right overshadows any sense you might have (and I'm being generous in suggesting that you have any).
Steven DeVaux January 21, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Carol Dores is a member of the Tea Party? She's like most Candlewood Shores residents, no?
Steven DeVaux January 21, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Kevin, You can request that from the town. They have to do it, and with a paved surface. You won't have to cross Candlewood Road anymore from Cadigan.
Kevin January 23, 2013 at 06:20 AM
Andrew, I am sorry to inform you that this topic has nothing to do with any political agenda except giving people their less fortunate the same abilities. Is anyone else has during any time of participating in any event or service or goods. However, I do believe personally that all political ideologies have great things to contrast against each other, but in this case, it is about just common courtesy to other human beings as a whole.
Kevin January 23, 2013 at 06:21 AM
Please know in the picture you will not see any handicap parking at the shores so-called recreation/Town center.

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