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THE CITY OF LOCK HAVEN
FFY 2020 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Lock Haven City Council plans to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020, the City of Lock Haven will be allocated $306,008.
A Public Hearing will be held on June 15, 2020, at 6:30 PM at the Lock Haven City Council Chambers, 20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, to discuss the CDBG program, receive public input into proposed activities and/or proposals for new activities. Interested applicants should contact Abigail Roberts, Planner & Development Coordinator, at (570) 893-5903 as soon as possible for funding consideration, but in no case later than July 3, 2020.
Proposed project activities must meet one or more of three objectives: benefit low- and moderate-income persons; prevent or eliminate slums or blight; and/or alleviate immediate threats to the health and safety of the community. Housing, community and/or economic development activities are eligible; examples include housing rehab, demolition or improvement of blighted property and public works projects. A list of eligible activities can be found in Section 105(s) of the Housing and Community Development Act (P.L. 93-383), as amended.
The Lock Haven City Council will commit not less than 70% of the total funds after administration costs to projects which principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons (LMI). They encourage public comment on possible projects including environmental impacts, the City’s Three-Year Community Development Plan, as well as current or past CDGB projects.
No displacement is anticipated, and every effort will be made to avoid or minimize displacement and relocation. Should displacement be required, the applicant is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that are demolished or converted. At this hearing, the Lock Haven City Council will disclose the types and levels of assistance that it would make available if persons were to be displaced by CDBG-funded activities.
The City of Lock Haven does not discriminate in access to, participation in, or treatment or employment in its federally funded programs or services. In the event the public believes that discrimination, denied accessibility, or denied equal opportunity has occurred, the City Section 504 officer Abigail Roberts, may be reached at (570) 893-5903.
Technical assistance will be provided upon request to any groups or persons, especially LMI persons or their representatives, when developing proposals intending to use CDBG funds. Lock Haven City Council will strive to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons. If you have a disability or limited English proficiency and require an auxiliary aid or accommodations, please contact Abigail Roberts at 570-893-5903 to discuss your needs. Translators will be available upon request.
Public comments will be accepted for 10 days following the public meeting. Comments should be written and submitted to Abigail Roberts. Comments will also be accepted through email, submitted to email@example.com. Written responses will be addressed within 15 working days when practicable.
NOTICE OF FINAL PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF LOCK HAVEN
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-
CARES ACT (CDBG-CV) PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given that the City of Lock Haven will conduct a virtual public hearing relative to the first wave of its CDBG-CV Program on June 15, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. through Zoom. This meeting will be broadcasted on the City’s Facebook Group and YouTube Channel to allow for real-time comments from the public.
The first wave of the City’s CDBG-CV allocation is in the amount of $193,732. Funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus. At least 70% of the entitlement grant must be utilized for activities which benefit low and moderate income persons. A wide range of activities may be carried out with CDBG-CV funds including public facilities and improvements, testing facilities, public services, assistance to businesses, temporary rental assistance, mortgage assistance, planning, capacity building, and technical assistance. At the hearing, a full description of eligible and ineligible activities will be presented. Citizens will also be permitted to comment on the City’s prior use of CDBG funds.
The City does not anticipate including any activities that will result in displacement; however, should project activities require the relocation of residents or businesses, the City of Lock Haven will render relocation assistance.
An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for comments on the proposed use of funds, as well as on other needs that may be addressed through the use of CDBG-CV funds. All parties that are interested in requesting funds are encouraged to contact Abigail Roberts at (570) 893-5903 to request an invite to speak at the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to view the live stream of the public meeting on the “Lock Haven City” Facebook Group and City of Lock Haven PA YouTube Channel.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services), during this hearing should contact Abigail Roberts, Planner & Development Coordinator, at (570) 893-5903 at least three days prior to the hearing to discuss how the City may best accommodate your needs.
Technical assistance will be provided upon request to any groups or persons, especially LMI persons or their representatives, when developing proposals intending to use CDBG funds. Lock Haven City Council will strive to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons. If you are Limited English Proficient and require a document translation, please contact Abigail Roberts, Planner & Development Coordinator, at (570) 893-5903 at least three days prior to the hearing to discuss how the City may best accommodate your needs.
Public comments will be accepted for 5 days following the public meeting. Comments should be written and submitted to Abigail Roberts. Comments will also be accepted through email, submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written responses will be addressed within 15 working days when practicable.
The City of Lock Haven is now hiring for the position of part-time Laborer in the Department of Public Works. This is part-time temporary work in general labor and landscaping including but not limited to mowing grass, pulling & cutting weeds, painting, shoveling, clearing brush, trimming shrubs, and maintaining and cleaning grounds, offices and buildings. The laborer will assist operators and maintenance personnel with these and other miscellaneous tasks. This position is a temporary seasonal position and will work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks, or not more than 320 hours worked over a 12-week period.
A complete job description can be found here.
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