NOTICE ON NONDISCRIMINATION
As required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Cando has adopted by resolution a policy regarding “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability”.
The City of Cando does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission to, access to, or operations of programs, services, or activities.
Qualified individuals who need accessible communication aids and services or other accommodations to participate in programs and activities are invited to make your needs and preferences known to the 504/ADA coordinator. Please give us at least three to five day’s advance notice so we can adequately meet your needs.
An internal grievance procedure is available to resolve complaints. Questions, concerns, or requests for additional information regarding 504/ADA should be forwarded to:
504/ADA Coordinator: Jamie Halverson
Title: City Council Representative
Address: PO Box 396 Cando, ND 58324
Phone Number: 968-3632
CITY OF CANDO
The following grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
According to these laws, the City of Cando certifies that all citizens shall have the right to submit a grievance on the basis of disability in policies or practices regarding employment, services, activities, facilities, or benefits provided by the City of Cando.
When filing a grievance, citizens must provide detailed information to allow an investigation, including the date, location, and description of the problem. The grievance must be in writing and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the complainant. Upon request, alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording, will be made available for individuals with disabilities. The complaint should be submitted by the complainant or his/her designee as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the alleged violation. Complaints must be signed and sent to:
City of Cando 504/ADA Coordinator
PO Box 396 Cando, ND 58324
Within 15 calendar days after receiving a complaint, the 504/ADA Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolution. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the 504/ADA Coordinator will respond in writing. Where appropriate, the response shall be in a format accessible to the complainant (such as large print or audio tape). The response will explain the position of the City of Cando and offer options for resolving the complaint.
If the response by the 504/ADA Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant or his/her designee may appeal the decision of the 504/ADA Coordinator. Appeals must be made within 15 calendar days after the receipt of the response. Appeals must be directed to the Mayor or his or her designee.
Within 15 calendar days after receiving the appeal, the Mayor or his or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and to discuss possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Mayor or his or her designee will provide a response in writing. Where appropriate, the response shall be in a format accessible to the complainant. The response shall be accompanied by a final resolution of the complaint. The 504/ADA Coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the City of Cando pertaining to the complaints filed for a period of three years after the grant is closed out.
Other Complaint Procedures
All individuals have a right to a prompt and equitable resolution. Individuals or classes of individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination based on disability have several ways to file a grievance:
- Use the grievance procedure provided by the public entity.
- File a complaint with any agency that provides funding to the public entity.
- File with one of the eight federal agencies designated in the Title II ADA regulations.
Under Title II, filing a grievance with the public entity’s ADA Coordinator, filing a complaint with a federal agency, or filing a lawsuit may be done independently of the others. Individuals are not required to file either a grievance or complaint to bring a lawsuit. Lawsuits may be filed at any time. The following are four of the eight agencies where a Title II complaint can be filed:
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Coordination and Review Section
Civil Rights Division
PO Box 66118
Washington, DC 20035-6118
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
451 7th St SW, Room 5100
Office for Civil Rights
Department of Education
330 C Street SW, Suite 5000
Washington, DC 20202
Office for Civil Rights
Department of Health and Human Services
330 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20201