City of Nezperce
Policy Regarding Nondiscrimination

on the Basis of Disability
Resolution No. R-2018-1

A resolution of the City of Nezperce, Idaho adopting a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability.

Whereas, the Congress of the United States has passed and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires that “no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program, services or activities receiving federal assistance”; and

Whereas the failure to comply with the terms and conditions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may cause the City/Counsel to lose its grant or eligibility for future grants;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor and the Council of the City of Nezperce, Idaho, the following:

Section I: It is the policy of the City that all programs, services and activities shall be accessible to and usable by, individuals with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 and the Americans with disabilities Act (ADA).

Section II: That the city shall conduct a self-evaluation, which should include the assistance of a citizen review committee involving individuals with disabilities, or its programs, policies, procedures and facilities to determine those areas where discrimination may occur.

Section III: The City shall, upon completion of the self-evaluation plan, make revisions, modifications, or other changes so as to fully comply with the letter and intent of Section 504 and the ADA.

Section IV: Further, the City shall, where building modifications are required, develop and implement a transition plan for eliminating architectural barriers in a timely manner in accordance with Section 504 and the ADA.

Citizens may contact Rhonda Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer at PO Box 367, 502 5th Avenue, Nezperce, Idaho 83543. Phone 208-937-1021 for assistance or to answer questions regarding this policy during the hours of Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Passed by City of Nezperce, Idaho, Dated Dec. 5, 2017

Steve A Bateman, Mayor

Attest: Rhonda J Schmidt

Published in the Dec. 14, 2017 Lewis County Herald

Published on the City of Nezperce Web Site Dec. 15, 2017