Public Hearing FY 2017-2018 CDBG Municipal Partner Proposal

Polk City is considering submitting a FY 2017-2018 CDBG Municipal Partner Program Proposal to the Polk County CDBG Program for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $8,550.13. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1 To benefit low and moderate income persons; or 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.  Additionally, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and accessibility activities may be conducted as well.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, and neighborhood and community facility development.  Eligible uses of funds include such physical improvement activities as housing rehabilitation, clearance, water, sewer and street improvements, drainage, community facilities, housing site development, and parking.  Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.  Although it is not anticipated, the City has a plan in place to minimize displacement of persons and provide assistance as a result of any planned CDBG activities

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the City’s community development needs will be held during a regular City Commission Meeting on Monday, March 20, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 123 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City, FL 33868.  Citizens will also have a 30-day time period to submit their comments to the City Manager’s Office. This is a handicapped accessible facility.  Non English-speaking, deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an interpreter or any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact the City Manager’s office at (863) 984-1375 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.