Town of Deerpark, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Deerpark as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-17-1986]
A. 
Town of Deerpark has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue Sharing, regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794). Section 504 states, in part, that "no otherwise qualified handicapped individual... shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance..."
B. 
Complaints should be addressed to: Town Supervisor, Drawer A, Huguenot 12746, (914) 856-2210, who has been designated to coordinate Section 504 compliance efforts.
[Amended 11-1-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004]
A. 
A complaint should be filed in writing or verbally, contain the name and address of the person filing it, and briefly describe the alleged violation of the regulations.
B. 
A complaint should be filed within 30 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. (Processing of the allegations of discrimination which occurred before this grievance procedure was in place will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
C. 
An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow a filing of a complaint. These rules contemplate informal but thorough investigations, affording all interested persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to a complaint. Under the Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue Sharing regulations, Town of Deerpark need not process complaints from applicants for employment or from applicants for admission to postsecondary educational institutions.
[Amended 11-1-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004]
D. 
A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if any, shall be issued and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than 30 days after its filing.
[Amended 11-1-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004]
E. 
The Section 504 coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the Town of Deerpark relating to the complaints filed.
F. 
The right of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the complaint filed hereunder shall not be impaired by the person's pursuit of other remedies such as filing a Section 504 complaint with the responsible federal department agency. Utilization of this grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.
G. 
These rules shall be construed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons, to meet appropriate due process standards, and to assure that the Town of Deerpark complies with Section 504 and implementing regulations.