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The City of Poplar Bluff will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 6:45 pm at the Poplar Bluff City Council Chambers located at the Black River Coliseum, 301 S. 5th Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901 to discuss the submission of an application to the Community Development Block Grant Long-Term Recovery (CDBG-LTR) program. The city is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs within the region. As part of the hearing process, citizens will be asked to verbally assist in the completion of a Needs Assessment document. The document will detail what the residents feel are the strengths and weaknesses of the community. Local participation is needed to reflect the true desires of the region, as well as comments relating to the proposed project application. Activities that are eligible for funding include the improvement of public works, public facilities, city-owned infrastructure and others allowed by law. At least 51% of the funds must be used to benefit low-and-moderate income persons. No displacement of persons will be proposed.   
The City of Poplar Bluff is requesting funds for a complete replacement of the Roxie Road Bridge located at Roxie Road and Maud Street. The total project cost is estimated at $578,933. The CDBG-LTR request amount is for the total project cost of $578,933. This project, if funded, will meet the low-and-moderate income national objective and will benefit at least 51% of low-and-moderate income persons. The LMI percentage for the City of Poplar Bluff is 53.54%. All citizens, including those in the targeted area, are encouraged to attend to comment on the proposed activities. 
For more information on the proposed project, contact Mayor Steve Davis at 573-686-8620. If you require special accommodations (including virtual participation or LEP assistance) at the hearing, contact City Clerk Nevada Young at (573) 686-8620, or by email at nyoung@pbcity.org. The meeting will be held at an accessible location and the city will make every effort possible to provide reasonable accommodations.