Regulatory and Compliance Information

TITLE VI
NON-DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT

Policy Statement

The City of D’Iberville, hereinafter referred to as the “Recipient” assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.  The Recipient further assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by expanding the definition of terms “programs or activities” to include all programs or activities of Federal Aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors/consultants, whether such programs and activities are federally assisted or not (Public Law 100259 [S.557] March 22, 1988.)

In the event the Recipient distributes federal aid funds to a sub-recipient, the Recipient will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

The Recipient’s City Manager, Michael Janus,  is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing reports and other responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation(CFR) 200 and 49 Code of Federal Regulation 21.

SECTION 504
ADA COMPLIANCE

Notice under The Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirement of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the City of D’Iberville will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of D’Iberville 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: The City of D’Iberville will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of D’Iberville 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: The City of D’Iberville 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 the City of D’Iberville 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 City of D’Iberville, should contact the office of Leslie Robertson, D’Iberville City Hall, 10383 Automall Parkway, D’Iberville, MS 39540, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of D’Iberville 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 City of D’Iberville is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Leslie Robertson, D’Iberville City Hall, 10383 Automall Parkway, D’Iberville, MS 39540.

The City of D’Iberville 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.

Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). It 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 the City of D’Iberville. The City of D’Iberville Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to: 

Leslie Robertson, ADA Coordinator
City of D’Iberville
10383 Automall Parkway
D’Iberville, MS 39540

Within (15) calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will
explain the position of the City and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and /or his/her designee may appeal the decision within (15) calendar days to the Mayor and Council who will direct legal counsel to resolve complaint.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Mayor and Council and/or the City’s legal counsel will contact complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within (15) calendar days after the meeting, the Mayor and Council and/or the City’s legal counsel will respond in writing and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant with a final resolution of the complaint.

Additional questions or concerns may be directed to the City’s ADA Coordinator, Leslie Robertson:
lrobertson@diberville.ms.us

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