The St. Lawrence County Seat

Village Adopts Section 504 Grievance Procedure

January 20, 2021


In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Village of Canton will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, program, or activities.

Employment: Village of Canton 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: Village of Canton will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Village of Canton 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: Village of Canton 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 Village of Canton 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 the Village of Canton should contact the office of Sally Noble, Clerk, 60 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617, or (315) 386-2871 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Village of Canton 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 the Village of Canton is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Sally Noble, Clerk, 60 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617, or (315) 386-2871.

Village of Canton 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.

The full policy can be viewed at Section 504 Policy Adopted.

Last modified: January 20, 2021

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