The City of Polo will hold a public hearing on November 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the city’s submission of an application for the fiscal year federal FY2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The city is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs within the city. As 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 others 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, on behalf of the Polo R-VII Education Foundation, in conjunction with the Polo R-VII School District, is proposing to support the acquisition of land and construction of an Early Childhood Education Facility adjacent to the northwest corner of the current school district property, located at 300 West School St. Polo, Missouri. The total projected cost of the project is estimated at $950,000 which will be funded from the Community Development Block Grant program. The project, if funded, will benefit 62.6% low/moderate income persons. 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 Dr. Beverly Deis at 660-354-2326.
Published: Richmond News: November 7 & 11, 2013