International Day of Persons with Disabilities
BUCKHANNON, WV: If you or someone you know is living with a disability, daily activities may be more challenging, especially if those around you do not understand your condition and make accommodations. Monday, December 3, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On this day, and all days, the City of Buckhannon aims to be a partner to our residents and visitors who live each day with the obstacles presented by their condition, often admirably so and without complaint.
To that end, we strive to create and improve facilities and services so that they are inclusive and welcoming to all community members. We encourage feedback, as there is likely many areas where we could improve, and we welcome your input.
City’s efforts that may benefit those living with a disability:
North Buckhannon Park features ADA accessible play equipment that was installed in 2018. A 1.5 mile, eight foot wide, paved trail loops through Elizabeth J. “Binky” Poundstone Riverwalk Park. City Park has and ADA wheelchair swing. In addition, our parks offer quiet areas for those with a need for less sensory input.
Our Main Street and much of downtown offers accessible sidewalks and parking spaces.
All City buildings have accessible facilities and entrances.
Audible city documents through PDF accessibility features available online at our website.
Typed minutes of all proceedings available online at our website and at City Hall.
City provides financial support to Country Roads Transit, which offers accessible transportation around town both on a regular route and on-demand service at residents’ doorsteps.
City provides financial support to Family Resource Network, Upshur County Health Department, and Upshur County Senior Center.
Hiring & Employment:
The City provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment and administers hiring, conditions and privileges of employment, compensation, training, promotions, transfer, and discipline without discrimination regardless as to race, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The City also prohibits retaliation against employees who have alleged discriminatory conduct. Any employee who believes that they have been discriminated against in violation of this policy should report the matter immediately to their Department Supervisor. Our City fully subscribes to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act and the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
The City works with partner organizations to host events that are accessible and inclusive.