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Carter County will hold a public hearing at 8:45 AM on Friday, October 22, 2021, at the Carter County Courthouse located at 308 Main Street, Van Buren, MO 63965, to discuss the county’s submission of an application for the Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) program for repairs to the Carter Nutrition Center. The county 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, county-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. 

Carter county is proposing to complete multiple repairs and replacements to the roof, ceiling, flooring, walls, cabinets, and countertops, along with completing upgrades to the equipment such as new industrial sized dishwasher, stove, oven, grill, pantry cooler, ice/water dispenser, and prep station for the facility.  The total project cost is estimated at $200,000. The CDBG-CV request amount is that maximum project cost. The project, if funded, will meet the low to moderate income national objective. 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 County Clerk Leona Stephens at 573-323-4527 or by email at carter@sos.mo.gov. If you need special accommodations for the public hearing, including LEP assistance please contact Count Clerk Leona Stephens by Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held at an accessible location and county will make every effort possible to provide reasonable accommodations.