RESOLUTION # 2013-11
A Resolution of the Town Council
of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana
Adopting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA Coordinator and Procedures
WHEREAS, the Federal government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to prevent discrimination of the physically and mentally disabled relating to employment and access to public facilities; and
WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA Leo-Cedarville shall name an ADA Coordinator; and
WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA Leo-Cedarville shall adopt a grievance procedure for resolving complaints alleging violation of Title II of the ADA; and
WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA Leo-Cedarville shall publish notice to the public regarding the ADA;
WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA Leo-Cedarville shall post the ADA coordinator’s name, office address, and telephone number along with the ADA Notice and ADA grievance procedure on its website.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana:
The Town Manager, Peggy Eileen Garton, is designated as the ADA Coordinator for Leo-Cedarville.
The Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a copy of which is posted to the Leo-Cedarville website, is adopted as the Leo-Cedarville Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Leo-Cedarville ADA Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a copy of which is attached hereto, is adopted as the grievance procedure for addressing complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs or benefits by Leo-Cedarville.
In compliance with Federal and State laws as set forth above, the Town Council resolves to post the required information regarding the ADA coordinator, Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Leo-Cedarville Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act on its website and at such other locations as may be determined from time to time.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 12th day of November , 2013.
|John Clendenen, Council President
Attested: John Eastes, Clerk-Treasurer
In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Leo-Cedarville will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: Leo-Cedarville does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: Leo-Cedarville will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Leo-Cedarville programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Leo-Cedarville will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Leo-Cedarville offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Leo-Cedarville, should contact the office of The Town Manager, Peggy Garton, 260-627-6321, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require Leo-Cedarville to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Leo-Cedarville is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Peggy Garton, Town Manager, 260-627-6321.
Leo-Cedarville will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Grievance Procedure under
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by Leo-Cedarville. The Leo-Cedarville Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
Peggy Garton, ADA COORDINATOR, Town Manager of Leo-Cedarville
13909 Pony Express Run, P.O. Box 408 , Leo Indiana 46765
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Peggy Garton, Town Manager or designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Peggy Garton, Town Manager or designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of Leo-Cedarville and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by Peggy Garton, Town Manager, or designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Town Council President of Leo Cedarville, or designee.
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Town Council President, or designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Town Council President or designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.
All written complaints received by Peggy Garton, Town Manager, or designee, appeals to the Town Council President of Leo-Cedarville or designee, and responses from these two offices will he retained by Leo-Cedarville for at least three years.