Wayne County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Wayne County Courthouse located at 109 Walnut St., Greenville, Missouri to discuss the county's submission of two Emergency applications to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. In order to qualify as an emergency under regulations of the State of Missouri, the project will be evaluated using each of the following criteria: Seriousness, Immediacy, Uniqueness, and Lack of Sufficient Local Funds. As part of the hearing process citizens will be asked to comment on the proposed project. The county 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. No displacement of persons will be proposed
In the first application, Wayne County is requesting funds to replace the West District Pump House Road Bridge that was swept away from the floodwaters in McKenzie Creek. This bridge is owned by the County and has been damaged and repaired several times following flooding events. The total project cost is $402,157 and CDBG funds are needed for the 15% local match required by FEMA. The CDBG portion of the project is approximately $65,440, other state and federal funding is $284,502, and local cash is $52,215. All citizens are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities
In the second application, Wayne County is requesting funding for the finalization of their 911 mapping project which includes replacement of numerous road identification signs needed to enhance emergency response within Carter, Ripley, and Wayne Counties. The County realized the emergency response deficiency following the 2008, 2011, and 2017 flood events. The total project cost is $245,349, requesting $145,349 from the CDBG program, and $100,000 will be contributed from the county as local in-kind funding. All citizens, including those in the targeted area, are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities
For more information on the proposed projects, contact Presiding Commissioner Brian Polk at 573-224-5600.