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Resolution #3144

 

WARREN COUNTY POLICY REGARDING

NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

 

A resolution of the Warren County of Pennsylvania adopting a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability.

 

Whereas, the Congress of the United States has passed Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires that “no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program, services, or activities receiving federal assistance”; and

 

Whereas, the Warren County of has applied for/and received Federal funds and is required to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and

 

Whereas, the failure to comply with the terms and conditions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may cause the Warren County to lose its grant or eligibility for future grants;

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Commissioners of Warren County, Pennsylvania the following:

 

Section I. It is the policy of the Warren County that all programs and activities shall be accessible to, and usable by, qualified persons with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Section II. That the Warren County has conducted a Self-Evaluation, with the assistance of a review committee involving individuals with disabilities, of its programs, policies, procedures, and facilities to determine those areas where discrimination may occur.

 

Section III. The Warren County shall, upon completion of the Self-Evaluation plan, make revisions, modifications, or other changes so as to fully comply with the letter and intent of Section 504 and the ADA.

 

Section IV. Further, the Warren County has, where building modifications are required, developed and implement a Transition Plan for eliminating structural barriers in a timely manner in accordance with Section 504 and the ADA. Citizens may contact Lorri Dunlap, Planning Grants Administrator at 814-728-3516, 204 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA  16365, for assistance, or to answer questions regarding this policy during the hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

Approved this 28th day of August 2019.

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair

 

 

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                   Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary