Details for Town of Shoals Master Utility Plan

PUBLIC NOTICE

On or about October 12, 2020, the Town of Shoals will make available for review a draft Master Utility Plan report.  In 2019, the Town of Shoals received federal planning grant funds from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is funded by Title I of the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The planning grant funds are being used to conduct a Master Utility Plan for the Town. The total amount of CDBG funds awarded was $50,000.00.  The total amount of CDBG assistance designated to benefit low and moderate income persons is $31,600.00. The Town of Shoals also proposed to expend an estimated $5,600.00 (10%) in non-CDBG funds on this project. These non-CDBG funds were derived from the following sources: Town of Shoals Riverboat Funds.

The Town of Shoals will hold a public hearing on October 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., at the Shoals Town Hall, located at 221 Low Street, Shoals, IN, 47581 to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their comments on the Master Utility Plan and community development and housing needs and activities. 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, IN 47553, (812) 295-3707, not later than October 14, 2020. 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 October 12, 2020, at the Shoals Town Hall, located at 221 Low Street, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Southern Indiana Development Commission, located at 405 JFK Avenue, Suite A, Loogootee, Indiana, 47553, Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. though 12:00 p.m. 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 Town Council President Cecil Ragsdale, 221 Low Street, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, no later than October 16, 2020, 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 Shoals and is 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 Matt Sward, of the Southern Indiana Development Commission, P.O. Box 442, Loogootee, Indiana 47553, at (812)295-3707, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. Friday, or Shoals Town Council President, Cecil Ragsdale, 221 Low Street, Shoals, Indiana, 47581, at (812)247-2110.

Cecil Ragsdale,

Town Council President,

Town of Shoals

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