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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA FY 2014 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that the City of Beckley, Raleigh County, WV will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., in the: Council Chambers at City Hall 409 South Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801 The City Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, including a Spanish interpreter, please call Ms. Angela L. King, Grants Administrator, City of Beckley, at (304) 256-1768, to make those arrangements by July 28, 2015. The purpose of this public hearing is to present substantial amendment to the City of Beckley’s FY 2014 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds. The City of Beckley adopted its FY 2014 Annual Action Plan and Budget for the use of CDBG funds on August 12, 2014. In accordance with CDBG program regulations, the City is allowed to make substantial amendments to its Annual Plan and Budget in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan. The City has determined that it is necessary to amend the approved CDBG program budget for the previously approved program year of FY 2014. The funds will be reprogrammed from a cancelled project to increase funding for another previously approved project. This is considered a substantial amendment in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan as the following applies: the scope, purpose, and location of the project activity have changed. The amendment to FY 2014 CDBG Annual Action Plans are proposed as follows: 1. CD-14-03 Streets and Curb Cuts – reduce the line item budget amount by $85,917 and delete this activity. 2. CD-14-04 Parks & Recreation Improvements – increase the line item budget amount by $85,917 for a new budget amount of $112,917. Funds will be used to make park improvements at the New River Park. Copies of the Substantial Amendment are on public display for viewing by the public for a period of 30 days beginning on July 10, 2015 through August 10, 2015, at the following locations: City of Beckley – City Hall 409 South Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801 Raleigh County Public Library 221 North Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801 On the website at http://www. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing and they will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the proposed amendment to the use of CDBG funds under the FY 2014 Annual Action Plan. All comments received by August 10, 2015 will be considered by the City of Beckley prior to submittal of the substantial amendment to City Council at their August 11, 2015 City Council Meeting. Written comments may be addressed to call Ms. Angela King, Grant Administrator, City of Beckley, 409 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801. William O’Brien, Mayor of the City of Beckley 7-9-THU-1-RH; L 3163