Notice of Public Hearing and Regular Meeting
In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act 3), the City of Urbana is making an amendment to the Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2020/2021. Public Comment Period and Process: This Consolidated Plan amendment is available for a 7-day public review and comment period from October 27, 2020 to November 3, 2020. Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may mail them, postmarked no later than November 3, 2020, to the following:
Community Development Services
Grants Management Division
400 S Vine St. Urbana, IL 61801
You may also email comments no later than November 3, 2020 to Sheila Dodd at email@example.com A public hearing will be held prior to the City of Urbana Community Development Commission meeting at 6:00 pm on October 27, 2020.
Amendment: This is an amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2020/2021 for the City of Urbana to receive and administer $334,849 in Community Development Block Grant-CV 3 funds (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Additional CDBG funding made available to the City by HUD through the CARES Act is unknown as this time but will be used for the same purpose of the initial allocations indicated above which is to prevent the spread of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) and facilitate assistance to eligible communities, households, and persons economically impacted by COVID-19. In addition, the City may reprogram FY 2020/2021 CDBG funding as needed to respond to COVID-19. FY 2020/2021 CDBG funds already allocated to the City may also be used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to, assisting low- and moderate-income households with housing assistance, infrastructure improvements for broadband improvements, and business assistance to retain employees that are low- and moderate-income, and support of other COVID-19 response services. Further, eligible CDBG costs incurred as of March 27, 2020, and paid for with nonfederal funds may be repaid with CDBG, including those made under the CARES Act. These pre-award costs will meet all HUD requirements applicable to CDBG including those under the CARES Act. Public notices regarding future amendments to the Consolidated Plan will be posted online on the City of Urbana website at www.urbanaillinois.us
HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING and HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT:
Public Input and Viewing for Community Development Commission on Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Anyone can watch the meeting on streaming services or UPTV. You can attend virtually via Zoom webinar if you wish to provide public input during the meeting. If you attend the meeting via Zoom webinar, please turn off any sound from other sources such as UPTV, as there will be a lag in the audio. The meeting will be recorded by the City as part of the record. The recorded video will be available on the City's website by noon on the following Friday.
Providing Public Input by Email: Staff asks that you submit your written public comments by email by 5:00 pm (Central Time) on Monday, October 26th to firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be included as communications and become part of the official record of the meeting. Due to the high volume of emails, please put PUBLIC INPUT and the meeting date in the subject line.
Providing Public Input from a computer browser or the Zoom app on a mobile device: You will be able to use a phone to call in: Call 1-312-626-6799. You will be asked to enter the Webinar ID number, which is 815 1062 9033 followed by the # key. All callers are muted by default. If you wish to speak, please "raise your hand" by pressing *9 once (this toggles the raise/lower hand option. When called on by the chair or host by your phone number, you will be unmuted and you should state your name for the record per city code*. When you finish speaking, the host will "lower your hand" and mute you - there is no need to press any more buttons.
You will be able to use a computer to address the Community Development Commission:
Join the Zoom meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81510629033
Make sure you have a microphone on your computer if you wish to speak. Please identify yourself with first and last name in Zoom for the record. FCC Guidelines will be followed. Public participants will be muted during public input. If you wish to speak, please "raise your hand" using the option at the bottom of the screen. When called on by the chair or host, you will be unmuted and you should state your first and last name for the record per city code." Video will remain off for all members of the public, even while they are speaking.
*Public Meetings - Ordinances No. 2011-05-033 & 2019-08-051. ILCS 120/2.06(g) Meeting Location: Urbana City Council Chambers via Zoom Webinar