The committee that advises Toms River on Americans with Disabilities Act compliance is seeking new members for 2018. Applicants must be residents of Toms River and they should also be living with a disability, a caregiver of a disabled individual, a professional person trained and experienced in providing services to persons with disabilities or a concerned member of the public. The Committee is generally responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Mayor and Council on ordinances and policies related to persons with disabilities, concerns of disabled persons, accessible facilities, employment matters affecting individuals with disabilities as well as advocating on behalf of disabled persons in the Township. The committee typically meets quarterly, though it may meet up to five times per year if scheduling permits. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. in town hall and are scheduled to end at 8:30 p.m.
Residents interested in joining can find more information on the Committee’s website http://www.tomsrivertownship.com/index.php/americans-with-disability-act or can call 732-341-1000, ext. 8417. The committee started in 1992, when it was established by township ordinance to comply with the federal ADA law passed in 1990. Throughout the years, the committee has helped make improvements to handicapped parking, ramps and bathrooms at township facilities.