Title VI Public Participation Plan

Public Participation Plan

The Town of Central does not have a formal practice of outreach techniques due to the small resources available. However, the following are options that the Town of Central will incorporate if the need arises for outreach:

 

In the development of certain projects, the Town of Central is required to obtain input from the community that would be most affected by the proposed improvements and/or alterations. The Town of Central has developed guidelines to ensure that all interested individuals have the opportunity to review the proposed work and are given a method to provide comments to the Town of Central.

The following guidelines are used by the Town of Central when arranging accessible assistance at Public Hearings and other project informational meetings:

  • The Program Manager chooses a time convenient to the majority of the public as well as the venue which includes accessible facilities, where one is reasonably available.
  • The advertisement will include the sentence (or similar to): “Persons with needs of transportation or who may require special accommodations to attend the hearing should contact the Administrator/Title VI designee at 864-639-6381 ext 108 for assistance and information.”

The Town Clerk then sends the advertisement out to the various local newspapers in the area that the meeting is to be held and post on the website under news.

  • If staff knows that they will be presenting a topic that could be of potential importance to a person or if staff will be hosting a meeting or a workshop in a geographic location with a known concentration of minority and low income persons, meeting notices, fliers, advertisements, and agendas will be distributed in that known population area.

 

When assistance is requested, the Administrator/Title VI is prepared to take the necessary steps to provide that assistance; for example, providing someone with the ability to use sign language to assist those with hearing loss.