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The City of Poplar Bluff will hold a public hearing on Thursday September 9, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission located at 3019 Fair Street, Poplar Bluff, MO to discuss the city's submission of an application for the fiscal year 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) program. The city is interested in obtaining all citizens' input on community development needs within the city. 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. The city needs as much local participation as possible in order to reflect the true desires of the community as a whole, as well as the comments relating to the proposed project application. The State has established a maximum application request for each funding category. Activities that are eligible for funding include the improvement of public works, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, 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 is proposing to sponsor the application of the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission to replace the horizontal baler located at the Ozark Foothills Recycling Center, 1625 Rowe Parkway, Poplar Bluff, MO.  The total project cost is estimated at $100,474 and the grant request will be for $100,474. The project, if funded, will benefit 53.54% low/moderate income persons. All citizens are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities.

For more information on the proposed project, contact City Clerk Nevada Young at 573-686-8620 or by email at nyoung@pbcity.org. If you need special accommodations for the public hearing, including LEP assistance, please contact Nevada Young by September 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at an accessible location and the city will make every effort possible to provide reasonable accommodations.