City of Butler
Kerry Dowdy, Section 504 Officer
140 West North Street
Butler, PA  16001                       724-285-4124 x 201

Section 504 / ADA

Section 504

Section 504 is a Federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment practices of Federal contractors (codified under 24 CFR Part 8, Subpart B). Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, provides "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States ... shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...”.

City of Butler, Pennsylvania

Notice of Nondiscrimination


In accordance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, the City of Butler, Butler County, PA, will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment:  The City of Butler 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 ADA.

Effective CommunicationThe City of Butler will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City'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 Policies and Procedures:  The City of Butler will make all reasonable modifications to policies and 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 welcomed in the City's offices and places of public accommodation, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City should contact the the department or agency responsible for that program, service or activity as soon as possible, but no later than 5 business days prior to the scheduled event.  The City will attempt to make an effective auxiliary aid or service available even if this deadline is not met.


Neither the ADA nor the Rehabilitation Act requires the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Surcharges:  The City 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 policy.

Complaints:  Complaints that a program, service or activity of the City is not accessible to persons with disabilities, is failing to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services or has failed to make reasonable modifications to its policies and procedures to allow participation by individuals with disabilities should be directed to:

The City of Butler's Section 504/ADA Officer:

Kerry Dowdy

Administrative Assistant

140 West North Street

Butler, PA  16001

724-285-4124 x 201


The City of Butler's Section 504/ADA CDBG Administrator:

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler (RACB)

Veronica Walker, Acting Executive Director

129 West Cunningham Street, Butler, PA 16001 

(724) 283-0116 (P)      (724) 283-2522 (F)

The City has established procedures for filing complaints under Section 504 and the ADA.  These procedures are posted in the City Building and on the City's website.