The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that protects people with disabilities against discrimination. It ensures fairness in employment, government services, and public places.
If you think the Borough is in violation of the ADA, you can file a complaint.
Need to know
- Complaints need to be in writing, unless you need an alternative format due to a disability
- You need to submit your complaint within 60 days of when you first became aware of the violation
Before you start
It's helpful if you can include detailed information about the alleged discrimination, location, date, and description of the problem.
If you are not able to put your complaint in writing due to a disability, contact us so we can coordinate an alternative way for you to submit your complaint.
- Put your complaint in writing. Include your name and address in your complaint.
- Submit your written complaint to the ADA Coordinator.
- You can mail it or drop it off in-person
- 25 West End Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876
After you file your grievance, we will conduct an investigation within 20 days of getting the complaint. We will meet with you to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.
Within 15 days of meeting with you, we will send you a written response that outlines the options for resolution. If you are not satisfied with the options, you can request a reconsideration within 15 days.
If you request a reconsideration, a committee of 2 members of the Borough Council will meet with you within 20 days to discuss possible resolutions. Within 20 days of that meeting, they will issue a written response describing the final resolution.