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Public Hearing on CDBG Street Grant, Dec. 6, 5:00 p.m.

The City of Puxico will hold a public hearing on December 6, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at Puxico City Hall, located at 281 E. Owen Avenue, City of Puxico, Missouri, to discuss the City’s submission of the Development Block Grant for the Community (CDBG). The City is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs within the City. As a 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 other 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 overlay portions of selected streets with a 2″ asphalt overlay. This would consist of repairing the existing roadbed, filling existing potholes and other settlement problems with bas rock or hot mix asphalt and wedging the existing asphalt before the paving process. As a part of the overall project the City of Puxico is needing to improve some drainage alongside City Streets. Many of the area currently have ditches that need to be dug back out to the flow line of the existing culverts to maximize flows through the City. The regrading of the ditches is an item that the City of Puxico can perform with its current work force and equipment. The City of Puxico has agreed to perform the drainage portion of the project as in-kind labor to show their support for the proposed project. The area to be addressed is bounded by Bean Avenue, Schumacher Avenue, Harbin Avenue, Owen Avenue, Reed Avenue, Bilbrey Lane, Whitetail Avenue, Meadow Court, Cemetery Road, Church Street, and Brown Avenue. the total project cost is estimated at $539,812. The City proposes to contribute $20,000 in cash and $20,000 in-kind labor by City crews, with grant funds of $499,812 needed to make up the balance. All citizens, including those in the targeted area, are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities.

For more information on the proposed project, contact Cammy Murphy at 573-614-5178 or by email at cmurphy@bootrpc.com.

If you need special accommodations for the public hearing, including LEP assistance, please contact City Clerk Alice Patrick by 4 p.m., December 5, 2022. The meeting will be held at an accessible location and the City will make every effort possible to provide reasonable accommodations.

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