U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Coordination and Review Section PO. Box 66118 Washington, D.C.

20035-6118 NOV 16 1993 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX(b)(6) Norwood, Ohio XXXXXXX RE: Complaint Number XXXXX(b)(6) Formerly XXXXX(b)(6) Dear Mr. XXXXXX(b)(6): This letter is in reference to the complaint you filed with the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Coordination and Review Section, alleging that the programs at the Norwood City Hall are not readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments because they are housed in an inaccessible facility. Enclosed is a copy of the fully-executed Settlement Agreement between the Department of Justice and the City of Norwood, Ohio. The Settlement Agreement states that the City will make the programs and services provided in the City Hall accessible to persons with mobility impairments, and they will submit the architectural plans to us if structural changes are needed. Based on the assurances in this voluntary Settlement Agreement, we have determined that the City is in compliance with title II and we are closing this case as of the date of this letter. Continued compliance is contingent upon the City's completion of the actions required by the Settlement Agreement. The coordination and Review Section will monitor the City's progress in implementing the requirements of the Settlement Agreement. If you are dissatisfied with the terms of the Settlement Agreement, you may file a private complaint in the appropriate United States District Court under title II of the ADA. Our determination of the City's compliance is not intended,

nor should it be construed, to cover any other issues regarding compliance with title II that may exist and that are not specifically addressed in the Settlement Agreement.


-2You should be aware that no one may intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or engage in other discriminatory conduct against anyone because he or she has either taken action or participated in an action to secure rights protected by the ADA. Any individual alleging such harassment or intimidation may file a complaint with the Department of Justice. We would investigate such a complaint if the situation warrants. Under the Freedom of Information Act, it may be necessary to release this document and records related to these complaints in response to a request from a third party. Should we receive such a request, we will safeguard, to the extent permitted by the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, the release of information which could constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy. If you have any questions concerning this letter, please feel free to call Richard Waters at (202) 307-2211. Sincerely,

Stewart B. Oneglia Chief Coordination and Review Section Civil Rights Division Enclosure