NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
FOR PY 17 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ALLOCATION and CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Mercer County will hold a Public Hearing on July 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Mercer County Board of Commissioners Office, Celina, Ohio.
The Board of Commissioners of Mercer County intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally-funded program administered by the State of Ohio, Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development. Mercer County is eligible for $159,000 in the Program Year 2017 CDBG Community Development Allocation Program and $300,000 in the Critical Infrastructure Program. On February 7, 2017,
the Mercer County Commissioners conducted its first Public Hearing to inform citizens about the entire PY 2017 CDBG Program, how funds may be used, what activities are eligible, and other important program requirements.
Based on citizen input, the PY 2017 CDIS, and local officials' assessments of the county's needs, the county is considering the following CDBG activities for Program Year 2017 Community Development Allocation:
1)Village of Mendon - Water Tower Replacement - $154,000 CD Allocation
2)Administration - $4,000
3)Fair Housing - $1,000
Based on citizen input, the PY 2017 CDIS, and local officials' assessments of the county's needs, the county is considering the following CDBG activities for Program Year 2017 Critical Infrastructure Program:
1)Village of Mendon - Water Tower Replacement - $280,000 Critical Infrastructure
2)Village of Mendon - Administration $20,000 Critical Infrastructure
It is the county's intent to allocate the PY 2017 Community Development Allocation funds of $154,000 to the Village of Mendon, even if the Critical Infrastructure grant is not funded. The project scope and budget will be modified, as the need is critical.
The large and small-scale
Mendon Water Tower Replacement project(s) qualify under the LMI National Objective.
Due to application requirements, an alternate project must
be named as a back-up. Therefore, improvements to four streets within Mendon would be an alternate project for the Allocation funds; namely W. Market, N. Washington, Mill, and Dutton Streets. The various street project also qualifies under the LMI National Objective.
This second Public Hearing is being held to give citizens an adequate opportunity to review and comment on the county's proposed $159,000 CDBG Community Development Allocation Program Application and $300,000 CDBG Communty Development Critical Infrastructure Application to the Ohio Development Services Agency on or before July 14, 2017.
This second Public Hearing is open to all residents of Mercer County and any person or organization desiring to speak on this matter will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or seen.
BY THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MERCER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Jared Ebbing, PE, Director
Mercer County Community Development