Public hearing planned for input on county CDBG priorities

Cascade County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the regular County Commission meeting at the Cascade County Annex, 325 2nd Ave. N.

The purpose of the hearing is to gather public comments regarding the county’s overall community development, public facilities, economic development, and housing and neighborhood revitalization needs, including the needs of low to moderate income persons.

County CDBG needs: Belt drafting first growth policy, zoning regulations; Eden Community Hall in need of repairs

County Commissioners are also looking for comments on the activities that should be undertaken to meet the identified needs and to determine their relative priority.

The commission may apply for state or federal funding from the Montana Community Development Block Grant Program and other funding sources to deal with local housing and neighborhood revitalization needs, public facilities needs, or other community needs and would like comments or suggestions from local citizens regarding Cascade County’s needs and the type of projects which should be considered.

Simms receives $450,000 grant for sewer system improvements through CDBG program

Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 5 p.m. on Jan. 21.

Anyone who would like more information should contact Mary Embleton, grant coordinator, at 454-6731.

Written comment/suggestions can be sent to: Community Development Block Grant Needs, County Annex, 325 2nd Ave. N., Room 111, Great Falls, MT 59401 before Jan. 22. Comments may also be dropped off in person at the Commission Office.