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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2014 ACTION PLAN DRAFT AND PUBLIC HEARING DATES


PUBLIC NOTICE

Erie County/Town of Hamburg
2014 Action Plan Component of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan 2010-2014
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, on behalf of the Erie County Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Consortia, has prepared a draft 2014 Action Plan Component of the Consolidated Plan (CP) for 2010-2014. The document outlines the Consortia’s goals and objectives relative to housing, economic development, community development and homeless issues with specific attention given to the needs of low/moderate households residing in the Consortia communities. The following municipalities comprise the CDBG Consortium: Cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda; Towns of Alden, Aurora, Boston, Brant, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Holland, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Sardinia, Wales and West Seneca; Villages of Akron, Alden, Angola, Depew, East Aurora, Farnham, Gowanda, Lancaster, North Collins, Orchard Park and Springville. The HOME Consortium includes the above communities, as well as the Town of Hamburg and the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg.

The Action Plan for 2014 provides a basis for assessing performance against the Consolidated Plan and identifies specific projects for 2014. It also serves as a combined application for federal funds under three (3) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) formula grant programs, including CDBG, HOME and ESG.

The following HUD entitlement grants are anticipated: Erie County CDBG of $2,756,253 plus estimated program income of $496,422; Town of Hamburg CDBG of $400,000 plus estimated program income of $200,000; Erie County/Town of Hamburg HOME Grant of $673,263 plus estimated program income and recaptured funds of $104,896; and Erie County Emergency Solutions Grant of $166,059.

A public comment period on the draft Action Plan will be held from January 13 to February 12, 2014. Hard copies of the draft CP are available at the following locations: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Edward A. Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street – Room 1053, Buffalo; Public Libraries in the Villages of Akron, Angola and Hamburg; the Towns of Concord, Lancaster and Hamburg (Lakeshore Library); and the Cities of Buffalo (Main Branch), Lackawanna and Tonawanda; Lackawanna City Hall; Tonawanda Municipal Building, Hamburg Town Hall, Hamburg Community Development Office at 6122 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority and Tonawanda Municipal Housing Authority. You can also view the draft CP on Erie County’s web site at www.erie.gov or you can view the Town of Hamburg’s draft CP at its website at www.townofhamburgny.com.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Three (3) public hearings have been scheduled to discuss the draft Action Plan mentioned above. The public is encouraged to attend these hearings, which will be held on:

  • Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, Museum Room, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna;
  • Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m., Hamburg Town Hall, Lobby, S-6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg; and
  • Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m., Village of Depew, Council Chambers, 85 Manitou Street, Depew.

Meeting rooms are fully accessible.

Persons with special needs should contact the Community Development Program at
(716) 858-8390 or write to the address listed below by January 17, 2014.

Written comments on the draft Action Plan will be accepted through February 12, 2014 by:
Thomas J. Dearing, Deputy Commissioner
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street – 10th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202
Fax number: (716) 858-7248
E-mail address: Thomas.dearing@erie.gov.

Written comments on Hamburg’s draft Action Plan will be accepted through February 12, 2014 by:
Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development
6122 South Park Avenue
Hamburg NY 14075
E-mail: Communitydev@Townofhamburgny.com

Non-English speaking persons or persons with special needs should contact Paul D’Orlando at
(716) 858-2194 or paul.d’orlando@erie.gov for further assistance.

Para asistencia en Español, se puede contactar a Ellary Mori (716) 858-2733 o Ellary.Mori@erie.gov

 

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