Butler County will hold a public hearing on September 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Butler County Courthouse Commission chambers to discuss the county’s submission of an application for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The county is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs within the county. 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 county needs as much local participation as possible 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 request for each 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 is proposed.
The county is proposing to repair the existing road bed, address settlement issues, overlay and pave all or sections of First Street, Third Street, Mangold Street, Ponder Street, Fifth Street, West Main Street, and East Main Street within the unincorporated community of Harviell. Approximately 35 residences will benefit from the project, which is estimated to cost $229,000. The county will provide approximately $29,000 of in-kind work and $25,000 cash as local match. The county proposes to apply for approximately $175,000 in CDBG Funding. At least 51% of the funds will be used to benefit low-and-moderate income persons. All citizens are encouraged to attend and comment on the proposed activities.
For more information on the proposed project, contact Presiding Commissioner Vince Lampe at 573-686-8050.