NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT

 

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Town of Granite Falls will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The Town of Granite Falls does not discriminate based on 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: The Town of Granite Falls, upon request, will provide appropriate aids and services for effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities. Effective communication is essential in the equal participation of Town of Granite Falls programs, services, and activities. Available aids and services include 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: The Town of Granite Falls will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all of its programs, services, and activities. This applies to service animals and other services as requested.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator, Averi Ritchie, at adaco@wpcog.org or (828) 514-5200, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. Auxiliary aid includes services for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the Town of Granite Falls. Individuals with registered service animals only need to provide notice if event accommodations are
necessary.

 

The ADA does not require the Town of Granite Falls to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Grievance Form
(Please download, complete, then email the form to adaco@wpcog.org or mail to WPCOG - ADA Compliance | P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603

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Email: jason.toney@wpcog.org
Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.