Notice of Public Hearing On Application for Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., in the Hay Springs City Hall at 234 N. Main Street, Hay Springs, NE, the City of Hay Springs will hold a public hearing concerning an application to the Department of Economic Development for a Community Development Block Grant.  This grant is available to local governments for community development activities.

The City of Hay Springs, Nebraska is requesting $13,500 in Community Development Block Grant funds for an update to their Comprehensive Plan to include an Energy component which is now required by State Statute. The total project cost is expected to be $ 17,500. Of that amount, a total of $ 4,000 will come from the City of Hay Springs and $13,500 from CDBG funds. The $13,500 in CDBG funds also includes $1,500 for general grant administration. It is estimated that 59.1% or $ 7,978 will benefit Low and Moderate-Income individuals. No displacement of individuals is expected to occur as result of this project.

The grant application will be available for public inspection by contacting Lesa Merrill, City Clerk.  All interested parties are invited to attend this public hearing at which time you will have an opportunity to be heard regarding the grant application.  Written and oral testimony will also be accepted at the public hearing scheduled for 7:00 p.m., March 10, 2015 at the Hay Springs City Hall, 234 N. Main Street, Hay Springs, NE 69347. Written comments addressed to Lesa Merrill, City Clerk at P O Box B, Hay Springs, NE 69347 will be accepted if received on or before noon, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations including interpreter service, Braille, large print or recorded materials, please contact Lesa Merrill, at 234 N. Main Street, Hay Springs, NE 69347 no later than noon, Friday, March 6, 2015.

Published: March 4, 2015