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Cameron CBDG Grant Public Mtg. Scheduled


The City of Cameron has announced a scheduled public meeting to discuss the city’s submission of an application for the fiscal year 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) program.

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall (205 N. Main Street) in the City Council Chambers.

The city is looking to gather citizen input on community development needs within the city. As part of the hearing process citizens will be asked to verbally assist in the completion of a Needs Assessment document. The document will detail what the residents feel are the strengths and weaknesses of the community.

The city needs as much local participation as possible in order to reflect the true desires of the community as a whole, as well as the comments relating to the proposed project application.

The State has established a maximum application request for each funding category. Activities that are eligible for funding include the improvement of public works, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, and others allowed by law. At least 51% of the funds must be used to benefit low-and-moderate income persons. No displacement of persons will be proposed.

The city is proposing to make improvements to the Community Center located on Ashland Drive. The improvements include ADA upgrades to the outside parking, entrance, restrooms, and kitchen area. The total project cost is estimated at $1,000,000.

The city is also proposing improvements to Griffin Road. The improvements include paving the entire length of Griffin Road. The total project cost is estimated at $1,000,000.

For more information on the proposed project, contact Drew Bontrager at 816-632-2177.

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