It is the policy of the Village of Forest Park not to discriminate on the basis of disability. The Village of Forest Park has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794). Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Law and Regulations may be examined in the office of the Village Administrator, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois, 708-366-2323(the “Section 504 Coordinator”), who has been designated to coordinate the efforts of the Village of Forest Park to comply with Section 504.
Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure. It is against the law for the Village of Forest Park to retaliate against anyone who files a grievance or cooperates in the investigation of a grievance.
The Village of Forest Park will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that disabled persons are provided other accommodations, if needed, to participate in this grievance process. Such arrangements may include, but are not limited to, providing interpreters for the deaf, providing taped cassettes of material for the blind, or assuring a barrier-free location for the proceedings. The Section 504 Coordinator will be responsible for such arrangements.