Town mtg to apply for CDBG grant for water improvements


On or about June 10, 2016, the Town of Nashville intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program Wastewater/Drinking Water Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: Drinking water improvements by extending the Freeman Ridge Water Main, replacement of the Schooner Valley Booster Station, abandoning and demolishing the booster station and water tank at Kirts’ Garage, and replacement of approximately 1/3 of the utility’s water meters. The project is located scattered sites in and around Nashville, Brown County, IN. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is up to $600,000.  The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low and moderate-income persons is $339,420. The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $1,220,000 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: USDA Rural Development.

The Town of Nashville will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Nashville Town Hall, located at 200 Commercial St., Nashville, IN to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, Nashville Town Hall, 200 Commercial St., Nashville, IN 47448 no later than March 25, 2016. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of March 25, 2016 at the office the Clerk-Treasurer located at 200 Commercial St. between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Deb Lilly, Administrative Resources association, 748 Franklin St., Columbus, IN 47201 no later than March 25, 2016 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the Town of Nashville and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Deb Lilly, Administrative Resources association, (812) 376-9949 between the hours 8:30AM – 4:30 PM or write to her at 748 Franklin St., Columbus, IN 47201.

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