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Posted on: June 8, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING CDBG PY2021 ACTION PLAN

PUBLIC NOTICE OF HEARING

 

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PY2021

 

The City of Opelika will hold a public hearing at 4:00pm on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Municipal Meeting Room, 300 MLK Boulevard, for citizen input and questions concerning PY2021 Action Plan activities which is currently in progress. For each year of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, an Annual Action Plan must be developed to identify programs and projects that the City intends to accomplish. The programs and projects are funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program through the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The City will receive $297,180 in the 2021 Program Year. The Program Year begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2022.

 

The 2021 Action Plan portion of the Consolidated Plan details the programs and projects that are proposed for funding. Supposing continued funding of present operations (with adjustments based on funding fluctuation) the below potential activities have been provided:

 

Housing Services

Emergency Home Repair                                                           $  63,167

Home Ownership                                                                        $  40,000

 

Public Services

Utility Assistance                                                                       $  17,257

The Community Market                                                             $  22,320

Esperanza House                                                                         $   5,000

 

Public Facilities

Sidewalk/Streetscape                                                                 $  60,000

 

Rehabilitation

Opelika Main Street                                                                    $  30,000

 

Administration                                                                          $  59,436

 

Grant Total                                                                               $297,180

 

Public participation and comment is invited either in writing or in person. A draft and proposed version of the Plan is available for review at the Opelika Public Library at 200 South 6th St., City Hall at 204 S. 7th St., or the Public Works Facility at 700 Fox Trail beginning Friday, June 11, 2021.  Comments and concerns can be forwarded to the address below and must be received by the department no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, July 12, 2021. 

 

Public Comment Point of Contact:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisa Thrift

Community Development Administrator

Planning Department

City of Opelika Public Works

700 Fox Trail

Opelika, AL 36801

[email protected] 

 

 

If special accommodations are needed to participate at the hearing by persons with disabilities please contact Kevin Rice, the City’s ADA Compliance Officer at 705-2083 at least forty-eight hours in advance.

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