Details for final public needs hearing

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NOTICE OF FINAL PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING CITY OF WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA FY 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN and CARES ACT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS Notice is hereby given by the City of Waynesboro, Virginia that the proposed Annual Action Plan for FY 2020 has been prepared. The Annual Action Plan outlines how the City intends to expend $193,941 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and an additional $114,079 in CARES Act funding, provided under a special federal appropriation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the City also intends to submit FY 2020 Annual Action Plan on or before August 14, 2020 to the Richmond, Virginia office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Notice is hereby given that the City of Waynesboro will hold a public hearing on August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM at its regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. THE MEETING AND HEARING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY AND VIEWABLE ON THE GOVERNMENT ACCESS TELEVISION AND ON THE CITY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Persons interested in the use of the above identified funding sources are encouraged to remotely view the public hearing as described above. Public Comments in the form of written testimony or oral comments using remote audio methods are described in detail below. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the public hearing in the following ways: 1. Citizens may email comments prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 to the Clerk of the Council at bortleje@ci.waynesboro.va.us. Please identify your name and home address and topic of your comment. Comments will be noted at the meeting and incorporated in the minutes of the meeting. 2. Comments may be submitted online at www.waynesboro.va.us. Comments submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 will be noted at the meeting and incorporated in the minutes of the meeting. 3. Citizens may call in comments after each public hearing is opened. Calls will be answered in the order in which they are received. a. Dial toll free number (844) 844-9200. b. When promoted, enter the access code for the meeting: 398145# c. You will hear "Q&A session has started. Press *6. d. You will hear "If you'd like to speak, please press 1 to be added to the queue". e. Press 1. f. While you are in the queue, you will hear the audio feed of the meeting. g. Wait until you are prompted by the moderator, then share your comments with Council. Participants are reminded that though the prerecorded prompts refer to questions, the public hearing and citizen comment portions of the meeting are a time for Council simply to hear your comments. Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations to participate in the public meeting should notify the City at (540) 942-6600. The City of Waynesboro will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations. Telephone for the hearing impaired (TDD) will be provided by the City of Waynesboro. The number is TDD/VA Relay Service: 711. The City Council is to act on the proposed FY 2020 Annual Action Plan on August 10, 2020 after the final public needs hearing at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7:00 PM. Julia Bortle, MMC Clerk of Council

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