NOTICE OF DISPLAY OF PLAN AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE CITY OF SHARON, PA

Notice is hereby given that the City of Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania has prepared its Program Year 2022 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this plan will be on public display for a period of 30 days, beginning Monday, June 13, 2022 at the following locations:

 

The Shenango Valley Community Library

11 North Sharpsville Avenue, Sharon, PA

 

City Clerk’s Office, Sharon Municipal Building

155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA

 

Community Development Office, Sharon Municipal Building

155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA

 

These plans will be available for public inspection during normal business hours of operation. Written or oral comments will be accepted until Wednesday July 13, 2022. Comments may be directed to Ms. Suzanne Kepple, CDBG Program Manager, Community Development Department, City of Sharon, Sharon Municipal Building, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146, (724) 983-3231.  

 

Public hearings will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 5:30 PM and Wednesday, June 29 at 12 PM the City Council Chambers of the Sharon Municipal Building.

 

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the PY 2022 Annual Action Plan the City has prepared for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of $647,724, which is based on FY 2022 HUD allocation of $587,724 and program income of $60,000. The plans must be submitted to HUD no later than August 16, 2022.

 

The Sharon Municipal Building and the City Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate residents in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call Ms. Suzanne Kepple, CDBG Program Manager, Community Development Department, City of Sharon, Sharon Municipal Building, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146, (724) 983-3231, to make those arrangements. Any person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ms. Kepple at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. In addition, hearing-impaired persons may call Pennsylvania Relay at 7-1-1. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Kepple at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and, if needed, a language interpreter will be provided.   

 

The proposed 2022 Annual Action Plan was prepared after conducting meetings with community stakeholders and meetings with the City’s staff and officials.

 

In order to address the identifiable needs of the City of Sharon, the proposed 2022 Annual Action Plan proposes the following activities:

 

Lots to Love Program                                                                                               $40,000
 Funding to support acquisition and disposition of property, and lot remediation

Public Facility Improvements                                                                                  $100,000
Improvements for streets and sidewalks

Clearance and Demolition                                                                                        $100,000
 Funding for residential demolition

Public Services          
Shenango Valley Shuttle Service                                                                                $16,000

Housing Rehabilitation                                                                                             $142,803
 Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Code Enforcement                                                                                                    $70,000

Housing Rehabilitation Administration                                                                  $55,921

Program Administration                                                                                          $123,000

Total                                                                                                                           $647,724

 

 

The plan will be voted on at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

 

If the City would undertake an activity that would result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the City would utilize its policy for minimizing such displacement. Furthermore, the City is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of CDBG Funds.

 

All interested persons, groups, and organizations are encouraged to attend public hearing will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the proposed plans and use of Federal funds. Written comments or oral comments may be addressed to Ms. Suzanne Kepple, CDBG Program Manager, Community Development Department, City of Sharon, Sharon Municipal Building, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146, (724) 983-3231. 

 

 

Robert Fiscus, City Manager, City of Sharon

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