Notice is hereby given that North East Borough officials will hold its second and final public hearing on the FY 2015 CDBG program at 1:30 PM on Monday, August 24, 2015 at the North East Borough Municipal Building, 31 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428. The purpose of the hearing is to identify how the Borough proposes to utilize its FY 2015 CDBG funds and to provide for public comment.
The Borough is entitled to apply for and receive an annual allocation of CDBG monies from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) under the provisions of PA Act 179 of 1984. Since 1985 the Borough has received nearly $3.2 million in CDBG funding.
The Borough anticipates receiving approximately $85,000 in CDBG funds and based upon a public needs hearing (First Public Hearing) held on June 23, 2015, proposes that the funds be used for the following:
- $76,500 (+) -- Replacement of sidewalks and curbs along both sides of Lincoln Street from South Mill Street to Center Street. Project work activities will include:
1)removal of existing sidewalk and replacement with new 4 and 6-inch thick concrete sidewalk;
2) installation of concrete cast-in-place curbs, including construction of concrete driveway aprons where necessary; and
3) replacement of handicapped accessible curb cut ramps at intersections where necessary.
The project will require multi-year CDBG funding as the construction cost is estimated to be $108,427.
- $8,500 (+/-): General Program Administration to be provided by the Erie County Department of Planning. Each of the activities meets the eligibility and fundability requirements of the CDBG program and none will involve the displacement/relocation of persons.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearing. Those who are unable to attend but would like to comment, may do so by contacting the Erie County Department of Planning (ECDP), Erie County Courthouse- Room 111, 140 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16501 / Phone: (814) 451-6016 / Fax: (814) 451-7000 /e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting room where the hearing will be conducted is handicapped accessible. The Borough will make reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in this public hearing. Persons needing an accommodation should notify/contact Robin Steff, Assistant Borough Secretary at 725-8611. Will Rogers Borough Manager