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Public Hearings Set For Wastewater Improvements, Community Development

The City of Wolf Point will be holding public hearings Monday, July 20, beginning at 5 p.m. in council chambers The topics covered will include wastewater systems improvements and the Community Development Block Grant program.

The purpose of the CDBG hearing is to inform the public as to the various funding programs offered by CDBG and to discuss how such programs can best serve the community, particularly in regard to persons of low to moderate income.

There are four funding categories under Montana’s CDBG Program: Housing and Neighborhood Renewal, Public Facilities, Planning Grants and Economic Development Funding. CDBG is funded by the federal government, but administered by the state. Since 1982, CDBG has awarded more than $191,000,000 to Montana municipalities.

The second hearing is scheduled for the purpose of obtaining comments regarding the environmental review record for the proposed wastewater system improvement project. At the public hearing the proposed project will be explained, including the purpose and proposed area of the project, activities, budget, possible sources of funding and any costs that may result for local citizens as a result of the project. A decision will be made on the environmental assessment. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and express opinions regarding the proposed project and any environmental impacts.

Comments for either hearing may be given orally at the meeting or submitted in writing before July 20 at 5 p.m.

Anyone wanting to examine the environmental review record and project impacts or submit questions and comments should contact Greg Lukasik with Great West Engineering at [email protected] com or by phone at 406-652-5000. Copies of the draft environmental record is available at the city office and will also be available at the public meeting.

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