FIRST CDBG PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES 11.08.22

RICHFIELD CITY FIRST CDBG PUBLIC HEARING

HEARING HELD AT 75 EAST CENTER, RICHFIELD, UTAH, ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022 AT 7:00 P.M.

The Richfield City first CDBG public hearing was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in the City Office at 75 East Center, Richfield, Ut, meeting commenced at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Burrows, Brayden Gardner, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Elaine Street, Tanner Thompson

Other public officials: Michele Jolley, Tyson Hansen

Public in attendance: Edward Nielson, Kylee McClure, Shelby Sorenson, Lila Moriarty, Kianna Byers, Donavan Allen, Dustin Nielsen, Dylan Barclay, Jessi Hunt, Carter Chappell, Hadley Terry, Gabi Bruse, Payton Byars, Jaren Jensen, Carson DeMille, Elizabeth Steele, Katie Anderson, Kendrick Thomas, Mark Dean, Michelle Olsen, Larry Pearson, Erin Thompson

City Recorder: Michele Jolley,

City Attorney: Eric Johnson, Johnson, Patterson & Yellowhorse

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PUBLIC HEARING:

Mayor Burrows 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 2023 funding cycle.

It was explained that the grant money must be spent on projects benefiting

primarily low and moderate-income persons. The Six County area, in which Richfield City is a member, is expecting to receive approximately $249,000 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 Burrows 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, and provision of public services such as food banks or homeless shelters.

Mayor Burrows indicated that in the past Richfield City has received funding for the new park to put in a sidewalk, curb, gutter, and asphalt shoulders; funding for a new food bank facility; and a new building for New Horizon Crisis Center for women.  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 Burrows then opened the meeting up to further suggestions from the audience. No one from the audience asked any questions or made any suggestions.

Mayor Burrows adjourned the hearing at 7:08 p.m.