Accessibility

Beach Wheel Chair

The City's public facilities are either all ADA compliant or a compliance plan is in place to make it so. Please let us know if you discover a problem in this regard!


For example:

  • The Guard House on Van Horne at Campbell has been equipped with an accessible ramp.
  • City Meeting Spaces are equipped with a video/audio recording system to allow live feed and rebroadcast of meetings of interest to those unable to come to the meeting in person. Part of this equipment includes hearing assistive devices which are available for the asking as you arrive.
  • Our public buildings have automated door opening systems to make easy entry for those with crutches or wheelchairs.
  • We try to make our website more accessible using the available accessibility features of the world wide web and HTML coding. (Be sure to give us some feedback if you find pages or sections that are difficult to navigate!)

Beach Accessibility


We also want everyone to be able to enjoy the beach! The beaches are being made more accommodating by featuring hard-surfaced, wheelchair mats at the end of several of the dune crossovers, and fat-tired wheel chairs are available at the Ocean Rescue HQ at the south beach near the ramp up to the Pier and Pavilion off the end of Tybrisa Street. If you need to check availability of one of these wheel chairs before heading to the beach, you can check in with the lifeguards at 912-786-4573, ext. 119.

Wheel-chair mats provide a hard surface for wheelchairs. Our mats are being extended from the end of the dune cross-over out to the hard sand at the high water mark, which will allow for even more mobility up and down the beach, especially with our beach wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are made to be easy to get into and out of and are built with fat, plastic tires to keep them from sinking into the sand. Our Triolo chair even floats, although the exact type of chair available may vary from time to time depending on repairs and purchases of equipment! To check out the chairs, you will need a valid photo ID, and we ask that you fill out a survey to help us determine how and when the chairs are being used.
Beach Access Surface Sign
The Mobimats are located at:

Area 24 marker North Beach Mid-Lot Cross-over

Area 24 marker Second Avenue Cross-over (East Gate) 

StarRedArea6 Tybrisa Street Cross-over
Beach Walking Path

ADA Transition Plan - City of Tybee Island, Georgia
 
Building/Facility NameLoc'nStreetSq.Ft.ADACorrection Expected 
Police Department78Van Horn7578CompliantN/AN/A
Guard House31Van Horn2367CompliantN/AN/A
Jaycee Park Playground Bathroom31AVan Horn1152CompliantN/AN/A
Tybee Lite Shrine Club35Meddin Drive1800CompliantN/AN/A
North Beach Bathrooms31BMeddin Drive480CompliantN/AN/A
North Beach Grill33Meddin Drive1100CompliantN/AN/A
Arts Center7Cedarwood Drive2900CompliantN/AN/A
City Hall403Butler Avenue5520CompliantN/AN/A
River's End Campground Pool5CFort Avenue1875CompliantN/AN/A
River's End Campground Enclosed Pavilion5DFort Avenue
CompliantN/AN/A
River's End Campground Bath House #15EFort Avenue352CompliantN/AN/A
River's End Campground Bath House #25GFort Avenue198CompliantN/AN/A
River's End Pool5Fort Avenue
CompliantN/AN/A
River's End Cabin (#109)5Fort Avenue
90% CompliantHave ADA Accessible Cabin. Purchase ADA Compliant Cabin2017
Life Guard Building - Deck1511Strand Avenue600CompliantN/AN/A
Parking Building - Public Area1509Strand Avenue4000CompliantN/AN/A
Strand Bathrooms 1509BStrand Avenue389CompliantN/AN/A
16th Street Parking Lot ADA Restroom16th Street Parking Lot
CompliantN/AN/A
Memorial Park Bathroom402BJones Avenue
CompliantN/AN/A
Gymnasium2025th Street10,000CompliantN/AN/A
Old School Building204A5th Street10,664CompliantN/AN/A
Cafeteria204B5th Street3428CompliantN/AN/A
YMCA Building (Annex)204C5th Street417890% CompliantInstall ADA Automatic Door at Entrance2016
Marine Rescue Headquarters2Old Highway 801200CompliantN/AN/A
Highway 80/Butler Ave Sidewalks
Teresa Lane to Silver Avenue
CompliantN/AN/A
Butler Avenue Sidewalks 
Silver Ave to 18th Street
CompliantN/AN/A
Beach Access with Mobi Mats - 3 Access Points
North Beach/2nd St/16th St
CompliantN/AN/A
Public Beach Wheelchairs Available 1511Strand Avenue
CompliantN/AN/A
ADA Parking in Public Parking Lots


CompliantN/AN/A


Additional ADA information:

TITLE VI POLICY STATEMENT

The City of Tybee Island is committed  to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. The City of Tybee Island assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration  Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The City of Tybee  Island further assures every effort  will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether or not those  programs and activities are federally funded. In addition, The City of Tybee  Island will take reasonable steps  to provide meaningful access to services for persons  with Limited English Proficiency.

As provided under Section l62a of the Federal-Aid  Highway Act of 1973 (section 324, title 23 U.S.C.), the City of Tybee Island shall not discriminate on tbc ground of sex and the City of Tybee Island shall submit a certification to the FHWA indicating that the requirement of  section 162a of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 have been added to its assurances.

When the City of ·Tybee Island distributes federal aid funds to sub-recipients, sub-recipients will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

The City of Tybee Island's Human Resource Department  is responsible tor initiating and monitoring Title VJ activities, preparing required reports and other city responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 200 and 49 Code of .Federal Regulation 21.


D. Schleicher, City Manager,    Date: October 1, 2013

Title VI Compliance

Compliance Statement 

 

 The City of Tybee Island assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The City of Tybee Island further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.  The City of Tybee Island Title VI coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other responsibilities as required by Title VI.  


For Additional Information/Complaints

For additional information about the City of Tybee Island’s non-discrimination obligations under Title VI, or to file a Title VI Discrimination Complaint, please send your written request or complaint to: 

HR Division Director and Title VI Coordinator
P.O. Box 2479
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328

TITLE VI COMPLAINT PROCEDURES 

 

A complaint alleging discrimination against a department or entity within the City of Tybee Island should be filed with the Title VI Coordinator. The Title VI Coordinator is primarily responsible for receiving and acknowledging complaints, investigating and reporting the findings. Complaints are preferred in writing preferably using the complaint form, which can be downloaded here, and sent to the City of Tybee Island Title VI.


The City of Tybee Island Title VI Coordinator will keep the original complaint form and will forward a copy to GDOT, Office of EEO, Title VI/Environmental Justice Specialists, 600 West Peachtree Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308.  The complaint must be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the alleged discriminatory incident. 


The Title VI Coordinator along with the Title VI/Environmental Justice Specialist will investigate complaints against all other departments, in conjunction with and under the advice of the City of Tybee Island’s Attorney, and will make a finding based on the investigation. The investigation may include a discussion of the complaint with all affected parties to determine the problem. 



The Title VI Coordinator will maintain a Title VI Complaint Log detailing the type and status of each complaint. The Title VI Complaint Log shall be maintained in a locked filing cabinet and shall be maintained for a period of three years. The log shall include a case file number; indicate the date of receipt; nature of complaint; and disposition of the complaint. 


Complaint files shall include a copy of the written complaint; a record of contacts made and information obtained during the investigation; and other related correspondence from the complainant, agency or organization against whom the complaint was made. Complaints shall be held strictly confidential to the extent allowable by law. 


When the investigation is concluded, the Title VI Coordinator, the Title VI/Environmental Justice Specialist in cooperation with the City of Tybee Island’s Attorney, will prepare a written report of findings. Should this report include a finding of Title VI violation, proposed remedial action shall also be included in the report. 


 The final report will include the following: 
  • the written complaint containing the allegation, basis, and date of filing
  • summarized statements taken from witnesses
  • findings of fact
  • opinion (based on all evidence in the record) that the incident is substantiated or unsubstantiated
  • remedial action(s) for substantiated cases 


The Title VI Coordinator will retain a copy of the report on permanent file and the findings will be communicated to the complainant within ten (10) business days of the finding. The complainant may also file a complaint with the Regional Division of the U.S. Office of Civil Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. To allow for sequential filing with external entities, the report shall be released no later than sixty (60) calendar days after the date on which the complaint was received. Any complainant unsatisfied with the finding may choose to appeal the finding to an external entity such as the Regional Division of the U.S. Office of Civil Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.  


Should a complaint be filed with the City of Tybee Island and an external entity simultaneously, the external complaint shall supersede the City of Tybee Island’s complaint and the City of Tybee Island’s complaint procedures will be suspended pending the external findings.

If corrective action(s) are recommended, the alleged discriminatory contractor or sub- contractor will be given thirty (30) calendar days to inform the investigation coordinator of the actions taken for compliance. Corrective actions can be in the form of actions to be taken at a future date after the initial thirty (30) days with projected time period(s) in which action will be completed. All corrective actions must be made within sixty (60) days from the date of the actual recommendation.

If the recommended corrective action(s) have not been taken within the sixty (60) days’ time period allowed, the contractor or sub-contractor will be found to be in non- compliance with Title VI rules and regulations, and a plan will be undertaken for enforcement action. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appeal Procedures 

 

The complainant has the right to appeal all written reports to the Title VI Coordinator in writing within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the final report of findings.

  • The appeal must specifically cite the portion(s) of the finding with which the complainant disagrees and his/her reason(s) for disagreement.
  • The Title VI Coordinator will forward this appeal within seven (7) days to the appropriate Title VI Advisory Board for review.
  • The Board's review of the finding will be based on the entire record.
  • The Board must complete the appeal review within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the    appeal.
  • The Board will forward their written findings to the complainant, the Title VI coordinator, the City of Tybee Island’s Attorney, and the City of Tybee Island’s City Manager, Mayor and Council.

Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form