3/7/2013 8:00:00 AM Town of Akron Fire Truck Project
Public Hearing Notice
On or about March 22, 2013, the Town of Akron, on behalf of the Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department, intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program Community Focus Fund. This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: the purchase of a new fire truck. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $150,000. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-and moderate-income persons is $76,500. The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $215,000 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: $215,000 in the form of available cash on hand and donations.
The Town of Akron will hold a public hearing on March 20, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., at the Akron Town Hall, located at 206 W. Rochester Street, Akron, Indiana to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Melinda Kamp, Akron Clerk Treasurer, (574) 893-4123 not later than March 18, 2013. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.
Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of March 11, 2013 at the office the Town of Akron located at 206 W. Rochester Street, Akron, Indiana between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Melinda Kamp, Akron Clerk Treasurer, 206 W. Rochester Street, Akron, Indiana 46910 no later than March 18, 2013 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the Town of Akron and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Shannon McLeod, project funding coordinator at (812) 663 - 7385 or write to 531 Sycamore Trace, Greensburg, Indiana 47240.