NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED USE OF

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR WYOMING COUNTY FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2020 CDBG PROGRAM

AND ON THE MODIFICATIONS OF THE COUNTY’S 2016-2017 CDBG PROGRAMS

Notice is hereby given that Wyoming County will conduct a public hearing at 10:00 AM on October 14, 2020 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/609711861. This meeting will be held virtually, as per revised Citizen Participation Plan, and due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The link for this public hearing can also be found at https://trehab.org/latest-news/ .  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizen views and comments on the County’s proposed use of $240,383 in Federal Fiscal Year 2020 CDBG funds, to receive any complaints or grievances regarding the County’s CDBG funds, and to discuss the modifications of the County’s 2016-2017 CDBG Program. This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the CDBG Administrator office 72 hours in advance of the public hearing at 570-278-5240 or TDD: 1-800-982-4045 or Jwinn@trehab.org to make such arrangements.

The projects proposed for funding and to be discussed at the hearing include:

COMMUNITY PROJECT BUDGET
Wyoming County County-wide Housing Rehabilitation Project $126,455
Mehoopany Township Mehoopany Waterline extension $50,000
Exeter Township Falls Active Adult Center Roof and Gutter Project $20,660
Administration
County $ 43,268
Total Grant Request $240,383
   

These proposed activities plan for no displacement of any persons or affordable housing units. The activities will benefit in excess of 68.7% low to moderate income residents.

The County of Wyoming also proposes modifying various County CDBG Programs:

2016-2017 CDBG Programs

Activity to be Reduced Amount Activity to Receive the Funding
2016 County-wide Housing Rehabilitation $183,469.26 Mehoopany Waterline extension
2017 County-wide Housing Rehabilitation $157,948 Mehoopany Waterline extension

None of the above listed and described activities are expected to result in displacement.

The deadline to submit the 2020 CDBG Application is October 28, 2020. The application and modification documents will be available for public inspection at the Trehab, main office location, 366 Public Ave. Montrose, PA 18801 between 9AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday.

The deadline to receive written comments on the County’s proposed use of CDBG funds, the proposed modifications, and/or any complaints or grievances regarding the County’s CDBG funds is October 22, 2020 and may be forwarded to: Dennis Phelps, Executive Director (Trehab), PO Box 36 Montrose, PA 18801, Dphelps@trehab.org via FAX at: 570-278-1889; Attn: Dennis Phelps. Additional information on the public hearing, the CDBG Program, the modifications, and/or how to express any complaints or grievances regarding the County’s CDBG funds may be obtained by calling: 570-278-3338 or through email at: info@trehab.org.

The County Commissioners will consider approval of the CDBG application and the modifications at a regular public meeting of the County Commissioners to be held at 10 AM on October 22, 2020 at the Wyoming County Courthouse, Tunkhannock, PA.

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