Wilton to hold public hearing on community development needs – Shelby County Reporter


WILTON – The City of Wilton will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 27 to discuss the city’s submission of an application for the Fiscal Year 2021 Community Development Block Grants program.

The purpose of the hearing is to get citizens’ opinions on community development needs in Wilton.

As part of the hearing process, citizens will be asked to verbally assist in completing a needs assessment document, which will detail what residents believe are the strengths and weaknesses of the community.

The city needs as much local participation as possible in order to reflect the real wishes of the community as a whole, as well as the feedback relating to the implementation of the proposed project.

The state has established a maximum demand request for each funding category.

Activities eligible for funding include improvement of public works, public facilities, rehabilitation of housing and other permitted by law.

At least 51 percent of the funds must be used for the benefit of low and moderate income earners. No movement of individuals will be offered.

Wilton is proposing to construct a community center to replace the existing facility located at 260 Church Street in Wilton.

The area to be treated is located on property owned by the Town of Wilton, bounded on the east by Church Street between Depot Street and Grant Street.

The project, if funded, will benefit 61 percent of low and moderate income people.

All citizens are invited to attend to comment on the proposed activities.

The public hearing will be held on July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Municipal Annex located at 474 Church Street.

For more information or to request special accommodations during the hearing, contact City Clerk Melissa Williams at (205) 665-2021.

Norma P. Rex

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