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The Harnett County Board of Commissioners is committed to providing the county’s citizens with opportunities to make their voices heard during the decision-making process. Public hearings on certain agenda items provide one such opportunity. Details about upcoming public hearings are listed on this page. In addition to these public hearings, citizens have an opportunity to address the Board of Commissioners at each regular meeting during an informal period for public comments. During this public comment period, citizens may speak on any issue they wish for three minutes, so long as their comments are respectful of others.

Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Public Hearing | September 21, 2020 at 6pm
Harnett County is interested in seeking funds from the State’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The CDBG program is administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The State of North Carolina’s CDBG Program permits grant funds to be used toward infrastructure projects that address health/safety needs (public water and sewer projects, as well as, public service, public facilities, and economic development to address pandemic’s such as COVID-19); neighbor revitalization needs (housing development, acquisition, disposition, clearance and remediation activities, relocation, public facilities (senior center, housing for homeless persons, housing or shelters for victims of domestic violence, transitional housing facility, community/neighborhood/ recreation facility, other), and public infrastructure or support Economic Development (public infrastructure; building demolition; and vacant building renovation) projects. Applications for Economic Development must show that in excess of 60% of the CDBG will benefit low or moderate-income persons through job creation or retention. Applications for other CDBG programs, unless specified by program regulations, must show that funded activities: (1) will provide greater than a 50% benefit to low-or-moderate income persons; (2) benefit identified special need populations; (3) address health and safety needs; or (4) eliminate slum & blight.

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 6 pm on September 21, 2020. The Harnett County Board of Commissioners continues to follow the guidance from Governor Cooper regarding public gathering restrictions due COVID-19.  A very limited number of the public, all required to wear face coverings to enter the building, will be stationed in the meeting chambers to maintain the recommended social distancing of 6 feet.  The public will also have the opportunity to listen to the meeting live online or by calling into the meetings.  Individuals interested in providing comments regarding the public hearing may do so in person or submit their comments in writing to gwheeler@harnett.org no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, September 21 and comments will be read aloud during the meeting.  If you prefer to call in and provide your comments verbally you may do so by dialing (910)814-6959 at 6:00 pm on September 21.

This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact, Anna Peele, Community Development (910) 893-7536, 200 Alexander Drive, PO Box 940, Lillington, NC  27546 for accommodations for this request.

Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por favor, Anna Peele, Community Development, (910) 893-7536, 200 Alexander Drive, PO Box 940, Lillington, NC  27546 póngase en contacto con de alojamiento para esta solicitud.


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