Millcreek Township and the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities. In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the ADA, Millcreek Township will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Millcreek Township shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures, or programs when necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability or to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of the Township's programs, services, and activities. The ADA, however, does not require the Township to take any action or make any modification that would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the service, program, or activity or in undue financial or administrative burdens. The Township will not place surcharges on any particular individual or group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost involved in making programs accessible or providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies in a program, service, or activity of Millcreek Township should contact Sheryl A. Williams at 814-833-1111, ext. 314 or email@example.com. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled event.
Millcreek Township has adopted and published a Notice Under The Americans With Disabilities Act to make available to applicants, participants, beneficiaries, and other interested persons information regarding the provisions of the ADA and its applicability to the services, programs, or activities of the Township, and make such information available to them in such manner as the Township finds necessary to apprise such persons of the protections against discrimination assured them by the ADA. Millcreek Township's ADA Notice is available here: [Link PDF - HTML]
ADA Coordinator and Grievance Procedure
In accordance with the ADA, Millcreek Township has designated the Assistant Treasurer, Sheryl A. Williams, to coordinate the Township's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the ADA. Ms. Williams may be reached at 814-833-1111, ext. 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Millcreek has also adopted an ADA Grievance Procedure that 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 Millcreek Township. Millcreek Township's Grievance Procedure is available here: [Link PDF - HTML]
ADA Transition Plan
Millcreek Township is in the process of finalizing a Transition Plan to have a comprehensive written document that describes the remaining structural changes to facilities that Millcreek Township is undertaking to further the accessibility of each service, program, or activity of the Township. A draft Transition Plan has been prepared after careful study of all of the Township's programs, services and activities, and after a comprehensive formal survey, conducted by an outside consultant, of the buildings and parks that are used by Millcreek to offer a service, program or activity. The draft Transition Plan was approved by the Township Supervisors and published for public input and comment on August 8, 2017.
Interested members of the public may submit public comments on the draft Transition Plan within 60 days from August 8, 2017. The public comment period closes on October 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Written comments may be delivered to the Township’s ADA Coordinator, Sheryl Williams, at the Township Building, or submitted by email to email@example.com. Public comments also will be received at the next three Township Supervisor Meetings on August 22, September 12, and September 26, 2017.
The draft Transition Plan, and its exhibits, are available here:
ADA Transition Plan – Draft [Link PDF - HTML]
ADA Transition Plan Exhibit A [Link PDF - HTML]
ADA Transition Plan Summary – Exhibit B [Link PDF - HTML]
A PowerPoint presentation on the draft Transition Plan presented by the Township's solicitor at the Supervisor's meeting on August 8, 2017 is available here: [Link PDF - HTML]
The Supervisors anticipate adopting the final Transition Plan on October 10, 2017