Notice is hereby given that Blount County has conducted a Self-Evaluation of all county-owned facilities and programs for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and prepared a draft Transition Plan describing the results of the self-evaluation. Title II of the ADA requires that each of the county’s services, programs, and activities be readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities. Copies of the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan are available for public review at the following locations beginning on March 15, 2019:
• Mayor’s Office, Blount County Courthouse, 341 Court Street, Maryville, TN (during normal business hours)
• Blount County Public Library, 508 N Cusick St, Maryville, TN (during normal hours)
• County web site in PDF Format – http://www.blounttn.org/
Comments can be provided, in writing, by the deadline of March 29, 2019, at 4 p.m. to Don Stallions, ADA Coordinator, at the County Courthouse or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments will be reviewed and considered and included in the appendix of the document. It is the intention of the County to adopt the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan following the close of the public comment period and making any changes required as a result of public comments.
Blount County is soliciting public input, especially from persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and disability advocates, on what barriers to access or use of county facilities or programs exist or are perceived to exist. This will also be an opportunity for the community to provide suggestions and comments on how to remove barriers. All comments will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the final Transition Plan.
Blount County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon request, the county will provide written materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public input. Please send a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number and brief description of the requested accommodation at least three (3) business days prior to the close of the comment period to the ADA Coordinator at (865) 273-5772 or email@example.com.