Raleigh

Legal Notice

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF BECKLEY,
WEST VIRGINIA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

Notice is hereby given that the City of Beckley, Raleigh County, WV will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM, prevailing time, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 409 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801. The Beckley City Hall is 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. Angela L. King, Grants Administrator, City of Beckley, at (304) 256-1768, or 711 for the hearing impaired, to make those arrangements.

The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds, the housing, community development, and economic development needs of the City of Beckley. This information will be utilized by the City in its preparation of the FY 2021 Annual Action Plan. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated CDBG entitlement funds in the amount of $321,742 for FY 2021. In order to receive those funds, the City of Beckley must prepare a One Year Annual Action Plan for the use of Federal funds. At least 70% of the CDBG funds must benefit low- and moderate-income persons living in the City of Beckley. The City will be preparing its CDBG application and it intends to afford residents, local agencies, and interested parties the opportunity to become involved in the planning process.

Application packets for not-for-profit organizations seeking FY 2021 CDBG funds are available at the City of Beckley, City Hall, 409 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801 or via the City of Beckley website at www.beckley.org. The deadline to submit a completed application packet to the City is 4:00 PM on Friday, July 2, 2021.

The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG program: acquisition of property; disposition costs; improvements to public facilities, including the removal of architectural barriers; demolition and environmental clean-up; public services that are new or a quantifiable increase in the level of service; interim assistance; relocation payments for persons displaced as a result of a CDBG activity; rehabilitation of houses; code enforcement; special economic development activities; special activities undertaken by a community based development organization; home ownership assistance for purchase; planning; environmental; program administration; audit; and other miscellaneous activities.

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 residents are encouraged to attend this public hearing and they will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the needs of the City of Beckley and the use of CDBG funds to address those needs over the next fiscal year. Written comments may be addressed to call Ms. Angela King, Grant Administrator, City of Beckley, 409 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

Robert R. Rappold
Mayor, City of Beckley