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ADA Program

Approved by the Hesston City Council on December 10, 2018

In 1990, the Federal Government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Title II of the ADA requires public entities that employ 50 or more people to develop a transition plan, which outlines the steps and schedule for making facilities accessible to individuals. The City of Hesston, Kansas ("City") employs at lease fifty permanent employees. The number of employees is based on a government-wide total, including employees of each department, division or subunit.  Both part-time and full-time employees count.

The purpose of the Plan is to ensure that the citizens of Hesston are provided full access to the City's programs, services and activities in as timely a fashion as is reasonably possible. The City's elected officials and staff believe the ability to accommodate disabled persons is essential to good customer service, the quality of life Hesston residents seek to enjoy and to effective governance.  This plan has been prepared after a careful study of all the City’s programs, services, and activities.  The City, in preparing this document, has solicited input from individuals in the community by reaching out on social media and our website. Staff also met with the Resident Council at Schowalter Villa to gain input from our retirement community. Further discussions are planned with individuals who would like to help maintain and improve this plan going forward as it is a living document that will be under constant review. City administration and department heads from each discipline have all provided input into this Plan.

ADA Grievance Policy and Procedures 
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 Hesston.  The City's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The Grievance Policy and Procedures document is included at the end of the ADA Transition Plan but is also available by clicking below.  This document includes the ADA Grievance Form.

For more information, please contact City Hall at (620) 327-4412.

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