On or about October 5, 2018, the City of Princeton intends to submit a proposal to the Indiana Office of Community Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities Program (PFP). This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a public facilities project that will include the following activities: expansion of the Princeton Public Library building located at 124 S. Hart Street. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $500,000.00. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons is at least $265,000 (53.0%). The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $4,700,000.00 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: Princeton Library funds, a bond, and a Toyota grant.

The City of Princeton will hold a public hearing on September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM. (local time), at the Princeton Library, 124 S Hart Street, Princeton, Indiana in the Youth Room to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Brenda Williams, Princeton Library Director at (812) 385-4464 not later than September 22, 2018. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of September 23, 2018 at the Princeton Library, 124 S Hart Street, Princeton, Indiana between the hours of 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday or by calling Brenda Williams, Princeton Library Director at (812) 385-4464. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Mayor Brad Schmitt, Princeton City Hall, 310 W State Street, Princeton, IN 47670 no later than October 1, 2018 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the City of Princeton and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, 318 Main Street, Suite 400, Evansville, Indiana 47708 or (812) 423-2020.

PDC 09/14/2018. HSPAXLP


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