City of Freeport To Hold Public Hearing On Federal Funded Community Development Block Grant

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The City of Freeport will hold a public hearing on May 18th at 5:45 PM, in the City Hall Chambers located at 314 W. Stephenson Street to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federal funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Andrew Zupkoff at 815-235-8221 no later than May 15th . Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.

On or about June 1, 2020, the City of Freeport intends to apply to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant from the State CDBG program. This program is funded by Title 1 of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: ADA and sidewalk improvements in the downtown district. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $483,005.08. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-to-moderate income persons is roughly $483,005.08.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of May 8th at the City of Freeport City Hall at 314 W. Stephenson Street between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Mayor Jodi Miller no later than May 15th in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the City of Freeport and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project or the CDBG program, please contact the City’s planning consultant, Sharon Pepin with Community Funding and Planning Services at 815-947-8224 or write to Sharon Pepin at 118 S. Main Street, Stockton, IL 61085.

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