The Town of Silverthorne 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Town of Silverthorne will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified personals with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town’s 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 Procedures
The Town of Silverthorne will make reasonable modifications to 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 welcome in Town of Silverthorne facilities.
The ADA does not require the Town of Silverthorne to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Paratransit Service and Transporting Service Animals
ADA paratransit service is available to qualifying individuals through the Summit Stage Mountain Mobility program. A Mountain Mobility application for paratransit services is located at: http://www.co.summit.co.us/375/ADA-Paratransit-Service. Service animals are welcome aboard per ADA regulations, and must be kept under the control of their handler at all times and must not obstruct bus aisles nor interfere with the safe operation of the bus. Pets are permitted in a secure pet carrier.
The Town of Silverthorne has established an ADA Coordinator to facilitate assistance for disabled residents and visitors. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the Town of Silverthorne, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator at (970) 262-7305 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.
The Town of Silverthorne 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 procedures, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the pubic but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Complaints that a program, service or activity of the Town of Silverthorne is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at (970) 262-7305 or email@example.com.
For information on submitting a complaint, please consult the Grievance Procedure document.