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Notice of Public Hearing: Borough of Carlisle CDBG-CV Phase II Substantial Amendment

BOROUGH OF CARLISLE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - CDBG-CV PHASE II PROGRAM

DATE: July 29, 2021

The Borough of Carlisle will conduct a virtual and in-person Public Hearing at 5:45 p.m. before its Borough Council Workshop Meeting on August 4, 2021. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public input concerning the CDBG-CV Phase II Substantial Amendment to the Borough’s Program Year (PY) 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the use of CDBG-CV funds that have been allocated to the Borough through the CARES Act. The public comment period will begin on July 30, 2021, and end on August 3, 2021. Borough Council will take final action on the CDBG-CV Phase II Substantial Amendment at its regularly-scheduled virtual and in-person Council Meeting on August 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. After adoption, the Substantial Amendment must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Region 3 Office by August 16, 2021.

Substantial Amendment information is available online at www.cchra.com and at carlislepa.org. A hard copy of the amendment is available for public review at the Borough of Carlisle Administration Building – 53 W. South St., Carlisle, PA; Bosler Memorial Library – 158 W. High St., Carlisle, PA; 1st Floor, Housing & Redevelopment Authorities of Cumberland County (HRACC) – 114 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA.

The Borough of Carlisle anticipates receiving an allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $157,107.00. With these funds, the Borough proposes to undertake the following activities in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the continuing negative effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Homeowner Utility Bill Assistance Program - $63,197.00. A utility assistance program to help homeowners with utility bills that may have fallen in arrears. Homeowners would be limited to three months’ worth of arrears payments.

Emergency Services COVID-19 Response Program - $40,000.00. An assistance program offered to Borough of Carlisle emergency services providers who seek reimbursement of eligible costs incurred to prevent, prepare for, and in response to coronavirus.

Borough Pre-Application Costs - $40,000.00. The Borough will seek reimbursement of costs incurred to prevent, prepare for, and in response to coronavirus.

Planning & Administration - $15,910.00. General administration and oversight by HRACC to implement the program.

Comments regarding the PY CDBG Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment may be made during the above-mentioned 5-day public comment period, at the Public Hearing and Council Meeting, in writing, or orally by contacting Susan Armstrong, Carlisle Borough Manager, 53 W. South St., Carlisle, PA 17013; telephone: (717) 240-6922; fax: (717) 240-6615; e-mail: sarmstrong@carlislepa.org. Written and telephone comments must be received by 4:00 P.M. on August 3, 2021. Telephone comments may be made by calling (717) 240-6922. TDD users may access this number by utilizing the PA Relay service at 1-800-654-5984. Those wishing to attend the Public Hearing and Borough Council Meeting via Zoom, please email Borough Secretary Joyce Stone at jstone@carlislepa.org to obtain Zoom sign-in information required to attend these meetings. For the virtual public hearing, email Ms. Stone by no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 3, 2021. For the virtual Borough Council Meeting, email Ms. Stone by no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2021. Persons with disabilities or non-English speakers wishing to receive special accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing on August 4, 2021, must notify Borough Secretary Joyce Stone by 4:00 p.m. on August 3, 2021, and by no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2021, to participate in the Borough Council meeting.

Tim Scott, Mayor

Borough of Carlisle

Carlisle Borough CDBG-CV Phase II Substantial Amendment