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Date:
August 25, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM
Time Details:
3:00 PM EDT
Location:
VIA ZOOM Webinar ID: 896 3962 2557 in Newton, New Jersey. Passcode: 979204 Or join by phone: US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
Address:
Newton, NJ 07860
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Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program - Public Hearing via ZOOM

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The purpose of the hearing is as follows: (1) to explain federal and state guidelines, (2) to review eligible and proposed program activities, (3) to consider proposals for an application under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, and (4) to receive citizen comments and recommendations.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 25th at 3:00 P.M. via Zoom.com, Webinar ID: 896 3962 2557 in Newton, New Jersey. Passcode 979204

Or join by phone: US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782

The purpose of the hearing is as follows: (1) to explain federal and state guidelines, (2) to review eligible and proposed program activities, (3) to consider proposals for an application under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, and (4) to receive citizen comments and recommendations.

Total funds available: $6,546,639

At least 70 percent of the funds available must be used for activities that primarily benefit people of low and moderate income. None of the funds requested will result in the displacement or relocation of people.

Eligible activities include:

1. Acquisition of real property;
2. Acquisition, construction, or installation of public facilities;
3. Code enforcement in deteriorated or deteriorating areas;
4. Clearance, demolition, and rehabilitation of buildings;
5. Special projects to remove architectural barriers which restrict accessibility of the elderly and handicapped;
6. Provision of public services;
7. Activities necessary to develop:
- a comprehensive community development plan; and
- policy planning management capacity to enable the recipient to more effectively
administer the program;
8. Payment of reasonable administrative costs; and
9. Activities carried out by public or private non-profit organizations.

The Town of Newton is proposing an application in the amount of $400,000 for the construction of a sidewalk along the north side of Water Street / Route 206 between Mill Street and North Park Drive.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments at the public hearing or by writing to Newton, New Jersey, 39 Trinity Street, ATTN: Thomas S. Russo, Jr., Town Manager. Within ten days following the public hearing, written comments may also be sent to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, NJ Small Cities CDBG Program, PO Box 811, Trenton, New Jersey, 08625-0811, ATTN: Administrator.