[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amherst 10-1-2007 by L.L. No. 13-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as a "Local Law To Establish an Amherst Committee on Disabilities."
It is hereby found that the establishment of a committee for the purposes of enhancing compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act with respect to Town facilities is a valid and proper government objective and purpose. It is therefore determined and declared to be the policy of the Town of Amherst to promote enhancement of access to Town facilities by Town of Amherst residents with disabilities, whenever and wherever possible.
[Amended 11-1-2016 by L.L. No. 14-2016]
There shall be and hereby is created and established an Amherst Committee on Disabilities. It shall consist of fifteen (15) members, three (3) appointed by the Supervisor and three (3) each individual member of the Town Board. Members of the Amherst Committee on Disabilities shall be residents of the Town of Amherst. Each member shall serve a two (2) year term commencing at the biennial Town reorganization meeting with the exception of the first such committee, which shall be appointed forthwith after adoption of this chapter and shall serve until the next biennial Town reorganization meeting. The Amherst Committee on Disabilities shall select its own Chair, establish its own rules of operation and procedure and meeting times, except that such Committee will regularly meet in the Town of Amherst Municipal Building and shall meet no less than once in every two (2) calendar months.
The Amherst Committee on Disabilities shall study and offer suggestions and recommendations to improve compliance of the Town of Amherst with the goals and objectives of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as to consider any other issues relevant to and important to disabled Town residents.