TOWN OF VINTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Please be advised that the Vinton Town Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, participation in this public hearing by Council members, staff, and the public will be available through electronic or other alternative means. The public may comment by emailing sjohnson@vintonva.gov, leaving a message at 540-983-0607 or writing to the Town Clerk, Vinton Municipal Building, 311 S. Pollard Street, Vinton, Virginia 24179. Voice mails, emails and other messages containing comments on the budget will be provided to Council members. The public also may be able to comment during the electronic public hearing. Citizens interested in this option must register in advance by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 540-983-0607 or sending an email to sjohnson@vintonva.gov by 12 Noon on Monday, June 15, 2020. The public can observe this meeting through a livestream on the Town’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vintonva. Additional information concerning the meeting and the public hearing will be made available on the Town’s website at least three days before the meeting date.

 

The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit public input on the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the Town of Vinton – COVID-19 Response Project.  Residents of the project area are encouraged to attend.

 

The Town of Vinton – COVID-19 Response Project will be seeking up to $750,000 to assist a local business with the purchase of additional equipment necessary to increase their manufacturing of medical grade fabric that is used to produce Personal Protective Equipment specifically for gowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The result of this increased manufacturing capability will result in an additional 30 employees, of which at least 16 will be targeted to benefit Low to Moderate Income (LMI) individuals or households.

 

The draft CDBG application will be presented for comment along with information on projected beneficiaries including the number of low- and moderate-income residents to benefit from the proposed project, and plans to minimize displacement. Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on the Town of Vinton’s past use of CDBG funds.  A fact sheet on the proposed project and the draft proposal is available at the Town Manager’s Office, 311 South Pollard Street, Vinton, VA 24179.   For additional information, contact Richard Peters, Assistant Town Manager at (540) 343-1508 or repeters@vintonva.gov.

 

Comments and grievances can be submitted in writing to the Town Manager’s Office, Town of Vinton, Virginia at 311 South Pollard Street, Vinton, VA 24179 or by phone at (540) 983-0607, or Virginia Relay Service 711 until June 15, 2020 at 5pm.

 

Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate at this public meeting should contact the Town Manager’s office at (540) 983-0607.

 

Susan N. Johnson, CMC

Town Clerk

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