Public Hearing-Notice of Substantial Amendments to PY2020 and PY2021 CDBG Annual Action Plans

Notice is hereby given that the City of Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 5:30 PM, prevailing time, in the Council Chambers, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146. The Sharon Municipal Building 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, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Manager, City of Sharon, at (724) 983-3231 to make those arrangements, or for the hearing-impaired call 711.


The purpose of this public hearing is to present substantial amendments to the City’s PY 2020 Annual Action Plan and PY 2021 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. In accordance with the CDBG program’s regulations, the City is allowed to make substantial amendments to its Annual Plans and Budgets in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan.


The City has determined that it is necessary to amend the previously approved CDBG program years’ budgets since some of these activities will have a change in the budget amounts and new project activities are being proposed.


These are considered substantial amendments in accordance with the City’s Citizen Anticipation Plan since the following applies: (a) Purpose - the original purpose for which the activity was selected has changed, including the category of the National Objective selected. (b) Scope – the scope of the project activity has increased which changes the cost of the activity by more than 50% of the total budgeted dollar amount of that activity. (c) Location - the location of the project activity is different from that originally proposed, or the size of the project service area has increased or decreased by 25% in size, or the location of the activity had to be relocated to another area. (d) Beneficiaries - the number of beneficiaries has changed, and the activity no longer serves at least 51% low- and moderate-income persons. The amendment to the PY 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan will reallocate the $25,000.00 for Project ID: 2020/6 – Small Business Technical Assistance to new activity, Acquisition of Real Property. The amendment to the PY 2021 CDBG Annual Action Plan will reallocate the $17,437.90 for Project ID: 2021/6 – Microenterprise Technical Assistance to new activity, Employment Training and reallocate $5,000.00 for Project 2021/6 - Microenterprise Technical Assistance to Project ID: 2021/7, Economic Development for Sharon Community Development Corporation (Small Business Assistance).


In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), these plans will be on display for a period of 30 days, beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2024 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 by close of business Friday, April 5, 2024. Comments may be directed to Ms. Suzanne Kepple, CDBG Program Manager, City of Sharon, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146 or by phone at (724) 983-3231. Persons with hearing and/or speech impairments may contact the City via 711.


All interested residents are encouraged to attend this public hearing and they will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning in the proposed amendments to the use of CDBG funds under the PY 2020 Annual Action Plan and PY 2021 Annual Action Plan.


All comments received by the close of business on Friday, April 5, 2024 will be considered by the City of Sharon prior to the City Council meeting to approve the Substantial Amendments on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.


Robert Fiscus, City Manager, City of Sharon

March 6, 2024

 

 

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