Established by Ordinance through Administration of Government, Chapter 15 (§15-127&8) to establish rules and procedures for hearing complaints, requests or suggestions from disabled persons regarding access to and participation in public facilities, services, activities and functions of the community.


3:30 P.M.

2022 Meeting Dates

February 08, 2022

April 12, 2022

May 10, 2022

July 12, 2022

September 13, 2022

November 15, 2022

Contact: Cathy Shanahan 728-2710


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee (A.D.A.)
The ADA Compliance Committee advises and suggests resolutions/solutions to various ADA issues.  The members are as follows:
1)   Ada Erik, Council Liaison
2)   Tim Ligus, Construction Department
3)   Chuck Carbone, Engineering
Dan Kochakji, Recreation Director
5)   Chris Kelly, Board of Education
6)   Janice Sangle, Medical Representative
7)   Janet Laycox, Citizen
8)   Vacant, Citizen
9)   Vacant, Citizen
) Vacant, Citizen
11) Catherine Shanahan, ADA Coordinator (973-728-2710)

ADA Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month (excluding January, March, June, August and November) in the Main Meeting Room at 3:30 pm - Please visit for more ADA compliance information.

The Building Department and the offices of the Tax Collector and Tax Assessor are currently not accessible, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 973-728-2710 for arrangements.

This notice is provided as required by the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Township of West Milford does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services or activities. Nor does the Township of West Milford discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.
Questions, concerns, requests for accommodation, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA may be forwarded to the Township of West Milford’s designated ADA Compliance Coordinator.  Please give 2 weeks notice in order to help meet requirements.
Name:  Catherine Shanahan
Title:    ADA Coordinator
Office Address:   1480 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480
Phone Number:    973-728-2710
Days/Hours Available: Monday-Friday/8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Township of West Milford are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance Coordinator.  Please be aware that the Building, Tax and Engineering Departments are not currently ADA accessible.  The employees will, however, make all programs/services available to all.

ADA Transition Plan/
Self Evaluation
Town Hall
  • Move Tax Department, Building Department and Planning Department out of the basement
Johner Building
  • Add Handicapped Parking (mark and display)
  • Threshold needs to be beveled
  • Door pressure is 20; should be 5
  • Install Ramp to front entrance
  • Lower Bell for easier access
  • Lower Counter and Window

Teen Center
Girls Restroom:
-        Threshold too high
-        Privacy screen needs to be moved in order for ADA accessibility
-        Partition on other side needs to be moved
-        Add button to enter girls room (the door is presently at 12 pounds) 
Boys Restroom:
-         Move partition back
-         Threshold too high
-         Door (the door is presently at 15 pounds)
Exit door – The threshold is too steep
Basement:  Remove stage (most likely when the elevator goes in, the stage will be removed)
Add paving outside of basement 

Completed Projects
Town Hall
  • Ramp in Front of Building (by Clerk's Office)
  • Cross Patching in Front of Handicapped Spot (blue)
  • Sign w/ arrow pointing to handicapped accessible entrance (both sides)
  • Recess both fire extinguishers
  • Police Department - Ramp
  • Clerk’s Office - Pamphlets accessible area out of reach
  • Hallway – Lift to Health Department offices
  • Hallway - Rails up and around corner down and straighten out
  • Bathrooms – ADA Accessible


Website (

  • Purchased UserWay to make website accessible (some modifications still necessary)