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NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND PUBLIC HEARING March 10, 2021, 6 p.m.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND PUBLIC HEARING
GADSDEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT

WHO: Gadsden County
WHAT: Board of County Commissioners State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Small Cities Program Public Hearing– Virtually Hosted and Broadcast
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom and Facebook Platforms

The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will virtually host and broadcast a State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Small Cities Program Public Hearing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners (Board) is considering making application to the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Small Cities Program.

DEO launched the CDBG-CV program on February 1, 2021 and allocated $41,931,595 in funding to assist non-entitled municipality or county governments statewide to prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID 19.   The funding is provided to DEO by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG-CV Program to address the health and economic impacts of COVID 19.

Program guidelines for the CDBG-CV Small Cities Program are available on the DEO website along with the Request for Applications. Additionally, a recorded webinar is available to provide general information on the program and application submission.

Applications are due to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on or before

March 15, 2021. Eligible activities are summarized below by category:

  • Buildings and Improvements, Including Public Facilities
  • Assistance to Businesses, including Special Economic Development Assistance
  • Public Services
  • Planning

Only one application can be submitted.  Gadsden County is considering seeking an estimated  $1 million in CDBG-CV funds to rehabilitate an existing County owned building to construct a dedicated COVID shelter. 

Due to the restrictions on gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 virus, this public hearing may be viewed by accessing the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/GadsdenCountyBOCC. Virtual meeting access details will be posted to the Gadsden County website, www.gadsdencountyfl.gov.

A public comment period to obtain citizen comments concerning the County’s intent to apply for any one of these specific projects shall be open on Thursday, March 4, 2021 and until Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Anyone wishing to speak on agenda items or non-agenda items should schedule or notify the County Administrator's Office before attending the public hearing and will be asked to follow the Gadsden County Public Meetings Citizens Access Guidelines. Also, Public comment for the public hearing can be submitted via email to CitizensToBeHeard@gadsdencountyfl.gov

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the County or virtually attending the public meeting should contact Gadsden County Public Information by calling 850-875-8671 or emailing media@gadsdencountyfl.gov at least 2 hours prior to the meeting.

If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such public meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the appeal is to be heard.

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Zoom Webinar Platform Details

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When: Mar 10, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Small Cities Program Public Hearing

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84113947693?pwd=eXFjazlDWWxSVXBaWFlpcmhmRUNMUT09

Passcode: 878536

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +16465588656,,84113947693#,,,,*878536#  or +13017158592,,84113947693#,,,,*878536#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 841 1394 7693
Passcode: 878536

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Facebook Platform Details

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https://www.facebook.com/GadsdenCountyBOCC/

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Additionally, the platform details for this virtually hosted and broadcasted Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting will be made available on the Gadsden County website at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov .

For more information, contact Gadsden County Public Information at (850) 875-8671, or media@GadsdenCountyFL.gov.

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