Kathy here is a complaint form for people to fill out and send in to the Department of justice If you are disabled. I called ADA today and they said it is not legal for them to charge us for garbage cans. They also have to make some kind of provisions to get the garbage to the curb.
“Paragraph (f) provides that a public entity may not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability, or any group of individuals with disabilities, to cover any costs of measures required to provide that individual or group with the nondiscriminatory treatment required by the Act or this part. Such measures may include the provision of auxiliary aids or of modifications required to provide program accessibility.”
This is Title2 CFR part35 general prohibitions 35.130 paragraph F of the ADA regulations and laws. It is illegal to charge handicap people for the garbage cans.
A very big thank you to the resident who found this form and shared it with me.
Please Click Here for the form to send to the Justice Department.
There is no reason the City of Dearborn Heights and this administration can’t do better by the disabled. While most of us are very happy to finally be getting these trash cans other residents are unfairly burdened by these cans. If this administration would have done their job the right way and taken the effort to identified the elderly and disabled in our City this would have been an easy transition. Instead, some residents are left out. This administration made no effort to meet the needs of all residents. This transition should have been in the planning stages two years ago. Why was it done last-minute? Why the rush? Why didn’t the administration add these services to the contract? Did they even ask if they were available?
It’s not just the elderly or the disabled.
Some residents who live on the south end of Dearborn Heights don’t have a driveway they must park their cars on the street. The new ordinance for the City you can’t park on the street on your garbage day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Was there an exception to the parking ordinance for those who don’t have a driveway? No.