11.09.21 CDBG First Public Hearing Notice/Minutes

CDBG PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE/MINUTES

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Richfield City Council will hold a public hearing on November 9, 2021, at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah, at 7:00 p.m. Richfield City is eligible to apply to the Utah Department of Workforce Services for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally funded program administered by the State of Utah, Housing and Community Development Division (HCD). Richfield City is eligible to apply for CDBG funding provided Richfield City meets the applicable program requirements.
The purpose of the public hearing is to provide citizens with pertinent information about the
Community Development Block Grant program and to allow for discussion of possible applications. This public hearing will cover eligible activities, program requirements, and expected funding allocations in the region. The CDBG Program can fund a broad range of activities, including, but not limited to: construction of public works and facilities, e.g., water and sewer lines, fire stations, acquisition of real property, and provision of public services such as food banks or homeless shelters. In the event that Richfield City chooses to apply for CDBG funding, a second public hearing will be held at a later time to discuss the project. Further information can be obtained by contacting Michele Jolley at (435) 896-6439. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this hearing should notify Michele Jolley at the City offices, 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah, at least three days prior to the hearing. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1.888.346.3162.


Published on State of Utah’s Public Meeting Notice Website – www.utah.gov/pmn, November 25, 2021.

FIRST CDBG PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

MINUTES OF RICHFIELD CITY FIRST CDBG PUBLIC HEARING
HEARING HELD AT 75 EAST CENTER, NOVEMBER 9, 2021, AT 7:00 P.M.

Richfield City’s first CDBG public hearing was held on November 9, 2021, in the Council Chambers of the City Office building at 75 East Center, Richfield, UT, meeting commenced at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call. Present: Mayor Ogden, Councilmembers Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kip Hansen.

City Recorder/Administrator, Michele Jolley and Finance Director, Tyson Hansen
Others present: Michelle Olsen Kendrick Thomas, Tanner Thompson, Dan Hawley, Elaine Street, Carson DeMille, Graig Winn, Hailey Rippstein, Mario Gonzales, Trenton Willson

City Recorder: Michele Jolley
City Attorney: Eric Johnson

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PUBLIC HEARING:

Mayor Ogden opened the public hearing for the CDBG program and stated that the purpose of the public hearing is to provide citizens with pertinent information about the Community Development Block Grant program and to allow for discussion of possible applications for the 2022 funding cycle. It was explained that the grant money must be spent on projects benefiting primarily low and moderate-income persons. The Six County AOG Region, in which Richfield City is a member, is expecting to receive approximately ($850,000) in this new program year. All eligible activities that can be accomplished under this program are identified in the CDBG Application Policies and Procedures Manual and interested persons can review it at any time. Mayor Ogden read several of the eligible activities listed including examples, such as Construction of public works and facilities, e.g., water and sewer lines, fire stations, acquisition of real property, provision of public services such as food banks or homeless shelters. Mayor Ogden indicated that in the past Richfield City has received 3 grants; one for the New Horizons Crisis Center, one for the Central Utah Food Sharing building and one for improvements to the new City park. The City has handed out its capital investment plan as part of the regional “Consolidated Plan”. This list shows which projects the City has identified as being needed in the community. It was asked that anyone with questions, comments or suggestions during the hearing please identify themselves by name, before they speak.

Mayor Ogden opened the meeting up to suggestions from the audience.

Michelle Olsen asked if the Council had ideas for the use of these funds. Mayor Ogden stated that the purpose of this meeting is to ask the community if they have any suggestions that these funds could be used for.

Mayor then asked if there were any other suggestions?

Hearing no comments, the hearing was adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED. At 7:07 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Adjourned. Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 4). Yes: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielson, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave. Excused: Kip Hansen.

PASSED and APPROVED this 14th day of December, 2021.

                    ____Michele Jolley_________________
                            Recorder