Details for Public Notice: SIDC County Legal
On or about February 26, 2021, Martin County will apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the COVID-19 Response Program of the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 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 Economic Development to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The total amount of CDBG funds requested is $250,000. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-to-moderate income persons is $127,500. The proposed project will expend no local funds.
Martin County will hold a public hearing on February 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., at the Martin County Courthouse, 129 Main Street, Commissioner’s Room, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Commissioner’s meetings are currently being held in person and by Zoom. To be included by Zoom please contact the County Auditor, at 812-247-3731. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact the Southern Indiana Development Commission, P.O. Box 442, Loogootee, Indiana, 47553, (812) 295-3707, not later than February 19, 2021. 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 February 8, 2021, at the Martin County Auditor’s Office, located at the Martin County Courthouse, 129 Main Street, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (office hours are subject to the Governor’s “Back on Track Plan”; calling in advance to (812) 247-3731 is recommended) or at the Southern Indiana Development Commission Office, 405 JFK Avenue, Suite A, Loogootee, Indiana, 47553, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday (office hours are subject to the Governor’s “Back on Track Plan”; calling in advance to (812) 295-3707 is recommended).
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 the Auditor’s Office, 129 Main Street, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, no later than February 22, 2021, in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings (calling (812) 247-3731 in advance regarding Courthouse access and/or alternative methods of submitting comments is recommended). A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by Martin County 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 Michelle Carrico, of the Southern Indiana Development Commission, P.O. Box 442, Loogootee, Indiana, 47553, at (812) 295-3707, or Martin County Commissioner President, Paul George, 129 Main Street, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, or via phone at (812) 247-3731.
Martin County Board